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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Sayre hosts Fun Monday n asks
I want to know your car history. What was your first car? Which was your favorite car? And what are you driving now - and why?
What a great question! I have to delve back thro' the mists of time to recall my 1st vehicle.
But, there are two firsts; the first one I owned which, was such a wreck it ought never to be written about and
My first Real Car...

Morris Minor bought from someone who was desperate for the cash £100. No MOT n 'needed' working on, she says with a rueful grin. It took months of hard work to make it road-worthy, and I learnt a lot about car mechanics by being hands on as much as possible. It was a cheap way of getting me on the road with my own car.
Some 30+ years later, having owned cars made by Ford (Fiesta), British Leyland (Rover), Citroen (AX and estate car), Renault (Laguna), BMW (3 series) - I'm 'into' Toyota as in Avensis estate.
Courtesy of OH, I've happily driven Opel (Ascona), Vauxhall (Senator) Mercedes (C class), BMW (5 series)...
From driving cars with lots of oomph (petrol) to diesels which at first were relatively slow and nowadays hold their own against all comers.
From small 'shopping trolleys' to luxury motors, and recently estate cars have become my vehicle of choice. Having two GSDs, an estate is the perfect vehicle to transport them in safety. Hence my Toyota Avensis diesel my vehicle of choice.


Sayre said...

It sounds like you have quite a lot of experience driving different kinds of cars! I've driven a Renault (Le Car) which was my dad's. We LOVED that car. It was so tiny - and my dad was so big that the people at his office used to gather at the windows to watch this very large man emerge from that very small car!

Thanks for playing, JoAngee!

Faye said...

How smart to decide to learn about the mechanics of your own car. Recently I realized that I don't even know how to put air in tires--when I came out of the theater to a flat. A friend and I are going to take a car maintenance for dummies class.

Jan n Jer said...

You have driven a lot of difference cars in your lifetime. One thing for sure...Toyotas have a good record for being reliable and comfortable. I love mine. Thanks for sharing and Happy FM

Lil Mouse said...

Some of your cars I've never even heard of, and my husband is a car fanatic and loves the car and driver type of shows on BBC so I'm surprised! Anyway, sounds like you've sampled a bit of it all!

joangee said...

Happy FM everyone n thanks for visiting.

As for learning about cars, that came as part of my life with OH. He's an engineer, so when it came to getting me on the road, I was expected to lend a hand.