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Offline Ennio


  • Joined: Apr 2012

  • Location: Melbourne
No, and no.
Sorry to be asking so many questions,

If I choose to drive Manual will I have to start driving Manual on my L's?

Would you and/or any other members be able to recommend a first car? Preferably something that gives some degree of enjoyment to drive  :boggled: 



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Sorry to be asking so many questions,

If I choose to drive Manual will I have to start driving Manual on my L's?

Would you and/or any other members be able to recommend a first car? Preferably something that gives some degree of enjoyment to drive  :boggled:

I'm the wrong guy to ask because the laws aren't uniform between states.

Ideal first car?  Depends on budget I guess.



Offline Neru


  • Joined: Feb 2012

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  • Drives:
Probationary license will be determined on what test you take, manual or automatic.  On full license you can drive anything so if you want to drive manual on p plates you better start from L



Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
  • Name: Humble Narrator
  • www: AshSimmonds.com
Would you and/or any other members be able to recommend a first car? Preferably something that gives some degree of enjoyment to drive  :boggled:

I'd recommend going sorta old-school so you get an appreciation of motoring and cars, ie something you can fix up or at least work on a bit yourself.

As for vehicle, something sporty and fun that isn't way expensive and can't get you into too much trouble without being really stoopid.

My first option would be an X1/9 or Alfa 105 for those beautiful Italian lines and noises, but you might find yourself doing more work than driving if you get the wrong example. Cheap and reliable thrills would be an MR2 or MX5.




Offline S4Simon

  • The Rubber King of Adelaide

  • Joined: Jul 2006

  • Drives: Something a metre high
  • Location: Not the Badlands
Son gets his 'Ps' tomorrow so thought it best to give him a whirl in the Lotus while it's Legal on L Plates today.

Big smiles.  Didn't stall once.  Wanted to go faster each time.   :scratchchin:

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I've been rich & I've been poor...

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Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Great stuff. :thumbsup:

I've offered our L plate daughter a drive in the  McLaren and she's not interested. She just said "It's a pity you didn't have a son"  :doh:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

  • Soap Dodger

  • Joined: Jan 2007

  • Drives: its obsession
  • Location: under its skin
That's awesome Simon. Hope your son respects the trust you have in him, and he'll be a much safer driver for getting the thrill of speed in a controlled environment.



Offline dkabab

Great stuff. :thumbsup:

I've offered our L plate daughter a drive in the  McLaren and she's not interested. She just said "It's a pity you didn't have a son"  :doh:

:wave: i'll fill out all the necessary paperwork...



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
:wave: i'll fill out all the necessary paperwork...

You've done alright with your car transporting gigs. Don't be greedy.  Plus at 30, you are old enough to start saving for your own. :p



Offline dkabab

You've done alright with your car transporting gigs. Don't be greedy.  Plus at 30, you are old enough to start saving for your own. :p

i know.... but not 30 yet.... although its coming up fast!



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