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Cars > Challenges > “My first car” Vs “F231 SHP”


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Coventry, West Midlands
United Kingdom


1991 Volkswagen Polo 1.3 CL

“My first car”

1989 Peugeot 205 Junior

“F231 SHP”

Photo of: 1991 Volkswagen Polo

No longer owned

Photo of: 1989 Peugeot 205

No longer owned


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About “My first car”

Owned from new by my great-aunt, bought by my mum in 1995. Part of our family for 11 years, never really missed a beat. I am still impressed that after being sat for two weeks, it started on the first turn of the key with the temperature 5 degrees below freezing! It did at various times leak oil, petrol, coolant and brake fluid. Oh yes, the brakes - fade-tastic! Not that the engine was capable of getting it up to any sort of speed in a hurry. I suspect the indicated 100 I saw once was a little optimistic! Traded it in for £250, which I reckon is about £250 more than it was worth.

About “F231 SHP”

My faithful daily drive, bought for £127 off ebay in April 2005. Changed all brakes, blew engine, changed engine. Eventually launched it over a hedge and down a 12-foot drop whilst marshalling a rally, but it STILL DROVE!


Specs for “My first car”

55bhp when new, a heater (that took 10 minutes to deliver anything resembling hot air) and a radio-cassette. You can probably count 4 wheels among the 'spec' , along with the ability to change their direction and speed. Who needs equipment, eh?

Specs for “F231 SHP”

954cc TU9 all-alloy fire-breathing powerhouse from a J-reg Citroen AX. Under 40bhp. Shagged gearbox.


Factory Options for “My first car”

Rubber floor mats. That is all.

Factory Options for “F231 SHP”

Sun visors...


Mods for “My first car”

Does rust count? MP3/WMA CD player and 6x9s in the parcel shelf, replacement front speakers.

Added clear indicators suis le barry!

Mods for “F231 SHP”

USB/MP3 stereo, 1.6 GTi alloys. No spare wheel carrier... (thanks Corin)


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Ye Olde Polo
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