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Old 16th January 2019, 15:02   #91
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Default Are we all THAT old?

Judging by the Driving Test Pass dates seen here, my own 1960 one included, the majority posting here are well into senior citizenship status... and why not.

Having said that, I do NOT think us oldies are yet an endangered species. I simply have to look at my two thirty something sons and their many friends means of getting about. Many own MGs and Rovers ranging from humble 200s, Metros, MGFs and even an MG ZT V8. Some youngsters own a small fleet of them.

So for some of our old cars, their future is assured for the time being in these youngsters' hands. Probably until those we entrust to our Nation and the Environment's well being decide they know better and come up with some "green thing" bad judgement decision to force them off the road... all for our and the Planet's well being... Yeah ... right....
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Old 16th January 2019, 15:05   #92
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Passed in a BSM Austin Maestro back in 1979.

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That must have been a special edition "Back to the Future" Maestro... Maestros first appeared in the early 1980s... ....
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Old 16th January 2019, 15:15   #93
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Long before I had my license if it was wet I used to drive around at work in one of the many Sherpa minibuses BR owned! Used to have to go down to the diesel shed several times a shift to check what locos were there and that were parked in the correct order for departure, not much fun in the peeing rain!
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Old 16th January 2019, 15:27   #94
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If I get a bit of luck my way this year, a 2017 Kia Cee'd.
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Old 16th January 2019, 17:28   #95
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I passed in a 2016 Vauxhall Corsa (my instructors car) on the 4th of April 2018 car wasn't so bad to drive, seats were a tad uncomfortable though
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Old 16th January 2019, 18:42   #96
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I passed in 2000 driving my instructors brand new ford focus millennium edition (yes the one that makes flying banana look subdued!) I didn't feel at all self conscious learning in that nooooo
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Old 18th January 2019, 01:35   #97
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I passed my test in my father's 1950's Morris Cowley in 1966 reg no GSD 119. Our next car was a Vauxhall Victor with a dashboard that jutted out. When you exited the car you cracked your knee bone on the dash. Reg No 424 BGD
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