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I know they can but an older driver usually uses the driving school car until they pass and then buys a car due to being a bit more aware of the costs involved with insurance and running the car (and I didn't grab that fact out of thin air - I consulted my friend who runs her own driving school).
 

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QUOTE(LawwaST @ 1 Jan 2010, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I know they can but an older driver usually uses the driving school car until they pass and then buys a car due to being a bit more aware of the costs involved with insurance and running the car (and I didn't grab that fact out of thin air - I consulted my friend who runs her own driving school).
That's the key word. People don't usually learn to drive in a brand new Focus RS but they obviously do.
 

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QUOTE(LawwaST @ 1 Jan 2010, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I know they can but an older driver usually uses the driving school car until they pass and then buys a car due to being a bit more aware of the costs involved with insurance and running the car (and I didn't grab that fact out of thin air - I consulted my friend who runs her own driving school).

Isnt there an older member on here that has an ST as their first/learner car?
 

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QUOTE(Lucy @ 1 Jan 2010, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Isnt there an older member on here that has an ST as their first/learner car?

Yes - for their first car AFTER passing their test.

I apologise if it looks like I was making 'assumptions' (although I did put 'In MY opinion') and if they aren't on their parents insurance I'd love to see their insurance bill considering what some of the younger members on here are paying for an ST. Good luck to them and I hope their lack of road experience coupled with a powerful car doesn't end up biting them on the backside.
 

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Even worse than an RS learner is , that i saw in the daily star yesterday that kerry katona had a white RS parked in her driveway , defo not getting one now.......so common these days !
 

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I took my first driving test in a 2.8 Capri a day after my 17th birthday. Failed on some makey uppy reason, took it a month later having had 2 hours instruction in a BSM Metro passed, test took 15 minutes. There again my weekend driver ran over 300HP
and my weekday driver was a XR2.

At the time in the very area that you live in Laura it was certainly not unusual to see learner plates on all of the Ford hot offerings nor 17 year olds flashing round in XR2s and 3s etc. My dad as a VP had 4 cars available to him for free every 9 months and at the time no restriction on who drove them. That came a few years later so Southeast essex was awash with kids in fast cars.
 

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QUOTE(Si @ 1 Jan 2010, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I took my first driving test in a 2.8 Capri a day after my 17th birthday. Failed on some makey uppy reason, took it a month later having had 2 hours instruction in a BSM Metro passed, test took 15 minutes. There again my weekend driver ran over 300HP
and my weekday driver was a XR2.

At the time in the very area that you live in Laura it was certainly not unusual to see learner plates on all of the Ford hot offerings nor 17 year olds flashing round in XR2s and 3s etc. My dad as a VP had 4 cars available to him for free every 9 months and at the time no restriction on who drove them. That came a few years later so Southeast essex was awash with kids in fast cars.

are you the Stig?
 

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QUOTE(Si @ 1 Jan 2010, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I took my first driving test in a 2.8 Capri a day after my 17th birthday. Failed on some makey uppy reason, took it a month later having had 2 hours instruction in a BSM Metro passed, test took 15 minutes. There again my weekend driver ran over 300HP
and my weekday driver was a XR2.

At the time in the very area that you live in Laura it was certainly not unusual to see learner plates on all of the Ford hot offerings nor 17 year olds flashing round in XR2s and 3s etc. My dad as a VP had 4 cars available to him for free every 9 months and at the time no restriction on who drove them. That came a few years later so Southeast essex was awash with kids in fast cars.

 

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QUOTE(Mark83 @ 1 Jan 2010, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And someone from Scotland who was banned from driving then had to re-take their test, driving around in a 300bhp ST?

Edit: Beaten by Donna.

That would be me, I am currently running a 320 bhp ST with L plates after being banned for a year. You don't half get some strange looks driving around in my car with L plates on it.
 
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