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Old 01-18-2003, 07:05 PM
Hocky Hocky is offline
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Wink first car

I always thought that a first car ever for a new driver should be a light one, lower sized engine for speed control and economy and also one which is used, not brand new due to the amount of damage it will be given in the very first year of use. If you want protection from serious damage, look for a W123, but it will cost quite a bit for body and structural repairs unless Dad is in the money then its ok. Otherwise look for a cheap Honda or Toyota or others in this category just for the initial "getting used to driving" period of say 12 months or more for others. This is the case here and the newly graduated high school students usually get a 10 year old car like a Laser, Corolla, Camry, Civic and trash it around until they are ready for a new or nearly new car they are confident of taking care of.
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