I cannot remember but I remember my brother's first car that we were all so excited to pile into -a Morris Minor and we drove from Sydney to the Blue Mountains -think we had a stop a few times due to car problems and it was not a new one.
I think my first one may have been a Holden, but I am guessing..
I bought it in 1976 and it was a 1965 Ford Cortina. It was Arctic White and in some light looked a pale cool blue. I loved it. It was spartan (and cheap). I'd saved up for it. It had no radio and I stuck a transistor radio to the dash with duct tape.
Oh what fun... I drove my husband's VW beetle for a while, then I got a MG convertible, in orange of course! then we had a Morris minor too, with the gear change on the floor with a wooden round ball on top! Earlier than that, My Dad first car was a singer! Hard to believe but it was a singer, like the sewing machine company??? then he got a holden too, that was in the fifties me thinks! However, to this day I have NEVER had a new car boo hoo!
I don't drive, but I remember my boyfriend's first car (he became my husband). It was a 1947 Ford Prefect, Rego: FER 43. This was back in the UK. It was fairly temperamental though as it was 13 years old when my boyfriend bought it. We had a lot of fun in that car though!
First car was a VW Beetle, number plate HOH and known as "Hairy Old Harry". Colour faced turquoise, cream interior. Bought second hand for $400 (c 1973). Eventually sold back to same dealer after it kept blowing the oil cap off!
Yes, it was a Mini and a great first car.
Of course it was second-hand in my days most people could only afford a second-hand vehicle.
In fact I have never owned a new vehicle, not that it has been an issue owning something that was once someone's pride and joy.
Yes, it was a mini minor.
A wonderful car to gain experience in, not like the large utes and fast cars that New drivers buy before they become skilled at driving.
Perhaps it should be a requirement to be only permitted to buy small low powered vehicles for the first few years of driving.
It may just help reduce the number of accidents younger or new drivers have?