Cars

I've been driving since May 1987. I bought my first car, a 1978 Ford Escort in September 1989 and have had a number of cars ever since.

My Dad taught me the basics of driving even before I had passed my driving test and also how to do simple maintenance jobs. This early experience proved worthwhile with me becoming a relatively 'natural' driver and able to keep my cars going, whatever their age.

Whilst owning my fourth car, a 1995 Peugeot 306 XTdt, I started documenting on this website any problems I had with it and how I resolved them, for the benefit of all. I did this for my 2005 Volkswagen Golf Mk 5 and continue to this day with my current car, a 2013 Volkswagen Golf Mk 7 .

I enjoy driving. I find it relaxing whilst at the same time I realise that a car is a luxury and can be a lethal weapon. I passed the Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM) Advanced Driving Test in 1999 and helped other people to pass their advanced driving test for 3 years afterwards. I highly recommend it. It makes you THINK about your driving. Visit the IAM Roadsmart website.

My Vehicle/Driving related YouTube playlist

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