Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Polly the Polo, My Very First Car

I was a late starter into the world of motoring. I decided to learn to drive when I reached 29 years (and my personal taxi  husband had run off with the car another woman)
It took just five months and I was ready for my test. My lovely instructor assured me I'd be fine so long as I didn't get Mr Brain as my tester. Guess who I got? Yes, Mr Brain! Apparently he was the worst in the centre and barely passed anyone, especially first time.
I think he liked me. While I was sobbing after he gave me the results he was saying 'did you hear me properly, I said you Passed!' (I had heard him, it was just too emotional)

So it was time for my first car. The advice was, get a banger, your first car never lasts long no point in wasting any money. So I got a banger, a 1982 Volkswagon Polo in dark blue. She looked a little like this:

I called her Polly and she was with me for two years. I loved her dearly and she served me well. We did have a couple of little bumps, like the time I forgot someone was in front of me at a junction, and the little argument we had with a concrete post in a car park. (stupid place to put a concrete post!)
When she finally gave up on me, I traded her in for.....another VW Polo!

Do you remember your first car?
This post is an entry into Carcrafts First Car competition


  1. Brilliant picture, I'm sure kids these days dont get old bangers as their first car any more. I had more dinks in my first car then any other one I owned :)

  2. So true Rachael, it was good advice. If one of mine finally gets a licence no doubt they'll be wanting something new as their first car, it's not just having wheels that matter any more, they have to be 'nice' wheels.


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