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My first car....

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Posted 24th August 2008 at 18:10 by Luke
Updated 12th December 2008 at 12:30 by Luke

Well, back in July 2005 I had my test booked for 3rd August, but was still looking at cars that I want for when I passed.

I had roughly £1,500 in the bank for a car, but I was really unsure what to get - MK3 Fiesta, Corsa B, 106 1.1 or a Saxo 1.1. As it happens, my Mums cousin was selling his father in laws old Nissan Micra and asked if I was interested. When I was asked, I instantly said NO as it would be an embarrasment but I was forced to go see and I'm glad I did to be honest.

It was a 1992 K reg Nissan Micra 1.0L Phoenix 5 Door in White complete with rust lol! The father in law who owned it before me bought it new back in 1992 and it had everything with it - MOTs, reciepts etc and even the original radio. The car had 95,014 miles on the clock so was about average at the time.

I took it for a drive and I quite liked it - 3 months MOT, No tax but drove spot on and rang fine. Few days later, it was on my drive and I didn't use ANY of my savings as it cost me.....£200.

I think I was a bit of chav when it came to getting this as I wasted a LOT of money on pointless rubbish for it - I bought some GRacing mats from Tesco, Seat Covers, Fast & Furious Tax disc holder, new headunit and installed my 6x9s in the parcel shelf. I then taxed it for 12 months (£110) and put it through it's MOT 3 months later (£70). In November 2005, I decided I wanted rid so started to look for another car and came across my Saxo Westcoast. I advertised the Micra on eBay for £250 reserve, it ending up selling for £270 so I can't really complain - it had nearly 98k on the clock, served me well for my first car that I didn't even bump or scrape anywhere and it sold pretty easy.

Unfortunately, the car has now been scrapped due to rust on the sills. RIP.

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  1. Old Comment
    smiith's Avatar
    that is sweeet luke

    they could take some hammer the old micras lol
    Posted 24th August 2008 at 19:46 by smiith smiith is offline
  2. Old Comment
    MikeCracknell's Avatar
    How awesome!

    Dennis' first car was a micra, and he simply couldn't blow it up lol!
    Posted 24th August 2008 at 21:51 by MikeCracknell MikeCracknell is offline
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    They are VERY hard to blow them up.

    The amount of times I ragged it, revved the arse off of it and everything, but she started everytime and never missed a beat.
    Posted 24th August 2008 at 22:08 by Luke Luke is offline
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    shooorn94's Avatar
    Micra's are a strange machine.. the girlfriends mum has a 14 year old micra and all it does is sit still until there is a problem with the ford galaxy (which tbh happens quite alot nowadays) and it always starts despite age, rust, and being neglected.
    Posted 28th August 2008 at 14:08 by shooorn94 shooorn94 is offline
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    Lol, exactly.

    Can't knock them, ace little cars.

    Shame about the 4 speed box.
    Posted 28th August 2008 at 14:57 by Luke Luke is offline
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    SaxSpeed's Avatar
    mymate had a micra n when he bought it they told him it had been driven from ireland to china and back lol
    Posted 8th April 2010 at 14:52 by SaxSpeed SaxSpeed is offline
 

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