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Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:48 pm

Here's mine: I've had my license for about 32 years (Dec 78). I learned how to drive on 1977 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon. I've been involved in two minor fender benders (1992 & 2004) and have had two moving violations (1980 & 1991). I currently drive a 1999 Honda Accord EX (V6 coupe) and a 2010 Toyota RAV4 (I4).
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:00 pm

License: 26 years (April 1984)
Learned to dive on 1982 Skoda 105S
Mileage: roughly 1 mil km
Accidents: One collision, caused by the other driver
Moving violations: 2; 1994, 1996
Current vehicles: 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5S M6, 1995 Ford F150 EX
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:15 pm

Licensed: September 2003
Learned to drive on: 2003 Honda Pilot and 2001 Lexus IS300
First car: 2000 Dodge Stratus
Former cars: 2006 Ford Taurus SE and 2007 Ford Fusion SE V6 AWD
Miles driven: ~100,000
Accidents: 5. 3 at fault, 2 not at fault. None major.
Moving violations: 5
Current cars: 2010 Honda Civic EX and 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:19 pm

License: 12 years (Jan. 1998)
First car: 1985 Buick Century
Mileage: a lot
Accidents: 2. One my fault, single car. One the other person's fault. Her car got the brunt of it.
Moving violations: 1, 1996 or 97.
Current car: 2004 Nissan Sentra, since December 2003.
Former cars: 1985 Buick Century: dad's car 1985-1998, mine 1998-2001, became unsafe to drive. 1990 Mazda 929: grandma's 1990-2001, mine 2001-2003, needed $8,000 of repairs, worth $1,000. 199? Dodge Neon: someone else's -2001, brother's 2001-2003, mine August 2003-November 2003, died on the road between Atoka and McAlester, Oklahoma on the way back to college.

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:21 pm

Licence (Costa Rica, not valid in the EU): 1 year (July 2009)
Licence (EU): Not yet, but since it's a given that I'll eventually go voluntarily back to driving school in order to get my EU licence, it's in progress
Vehicles where I learned to drive: 1994 Geo Metro, 2000 Kia Sephia, 2003 Kia Spectra, 1987 Toyota Tercel
Mileage: Probably just near 200 km
Accidents: Only one, where I missed a stop sign, the bumper of the driving instructor's Toyota was busted and the bus got scratched (fortunately, it ended right there and I paid for the damages to him, the bus company never called about the accident)
Near accident: Once returning to San José from Acosta, on the road to Tarbaca, didn't concentrate for a split second and almost ended up hitting the mountain
Non-accident damages: Scratches to the right rearview mirror and scrapes on the body because of problems entering the garage
Tickets: none
Current vehicle: none
Car I want to have: A simple sedan or a compact car
What do I need to improve as driver: Everything. For example, my concentration needs to improve, I need to learn how to handle speeds beyond 110 km/h, parking, use of reverse and calculate lateral distances better
 
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:22 pm

License: 7 years (April 2003)
Learned to dive on 1999 Honda Accord V6 and 1992 Mazda MPV RWD
Mileage: no idea how much I've driven, but less than 80,000 miles for sure
Accidents: Two minor, minor taps that didn't even warrant exchange of insurance information. And I ripped my own wing mirror off when pulling out of my garage once because my dad parked the car too far to the left.
Moving violations: None for speeding. Been pulled over 3 times for very excessive speeding, but got out of it every time. Several parking violations, and a cell phone violation once, too.
Current vehicles: 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 (Zetec engine), 5sp manual, 68,000 miles (bought used in 2003 with 10,850 miles on it).

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:32 pm

Licence: Car = 15 years (May 1995); 80cc motorbike = 17 years (May 1993); 25cc moped = 18 years (May 1992)
Vehicles I've learned to drive on: Car = VW Golf II; 80cc motorbike = Yamaha DT80; 25cc moped = Zündapp CS25
Mileage: No clue, probably more than 1.000.000 all together
Accidents: One, my fault, on snow with a car without ABS (my first car, a Polo III)
Current vehicle: Audi S4

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:48 pm

Licensed: 14th February 2002
Learned to drive on: 1977 88" Series 3 Land Rover
First car: 1977 88" Series 3 Land Rover
Former cars: 1977 88" Series 3 Land Rover, 1996 Land Rover Range Rover 4.0SE (P38A)
Miles driven: circa. Quater Million
Accidents: 1 at less than 5mph my fault
Moving violations: 1
Current cars: 2001 Land Rover Range Rover 2.5TD County (P38A)
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:56 pm

Licensed: Three Years
Learned to drive on: 2007 Toyota RAV4, 2007 Honda Fit, 2003 Infiniti G35
First car: 2004 Mazda3 Sport
Miles driven: 60,000
Accidents: 1 very minor at fault no damage needing repair
Moving violations: 0
Current cars: Mazda mentioned above
 
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:05 pm

License: One year minus a week (passed the practical exam on Nov 24th, 2009)
Vehicle I learned to drive on: Diesel Golf IV
Mileage: For sure > 10 000 km in total. I drive everyday.
Vehicles I regularly drive: 2001 BMW 316i, 2005 Ford Fiesta. They don't belong to me, though.
Incident: Got pushed aside by an idiot driver, and slightly hit the curbstone with the car's front right side – my only incident thus far...
Misdemeanors: None! No speeding, not even parking tickets.   I got pulled over only once but blew a straight 0,0‰.
Cars I'd like to possess/drive: BMW E90 sedan, Ford Mustang. Buses: Mercedes-Benz O 530 G

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:07 pm

Licensed: Jan 1998
Learned to drive in a 1996 Toyota Corolla, Ford Mondeo
First Car : 1998 Fiat Palio, hatch..best car ever!
Mileage: lots and lots.
Accidents: 2, both hit from behind, not my fault.
Speeding tickets: 5 so far, but none in the last 3 years..
Parking tickets: 3
Current car: 2007 Jeep Wrangler.
Other cars I get to drive when I go home: 2010 Mercedes C220 CDI, ML350 CDI, 2009 Fiat 500.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:26 pm

License: 16 years (March 1994)
Learned to drive on: 1991 Chysler Caravan
Mileage: No clue, probably closing in on 100K.
Accidents: 0
Moving violations: 0
Current vehicles: 2010 Toyota Matrix
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:48 pm

License: seven years, CDL Holder one year
Car(s) learned to drive on: 2003 Lexus ES330, 2004 Lexus SC430
First Car: 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Current Car: 2007 Dodge Caliber
Mileage: N/A
Accidents: two both at fault
Speeding Tickets: None
Parking tickets: None
Miles Driven: Approximately: 115K including 20K over the road miles
Cars/Trucks I've driven: Freightliner Columbia, Volvo 780, Volvo 610, International 9400I, Ford E350 box truck, Jeep Wrangler, Lexus SC430, Lexus ES330, Ford Escape, VW Beetle, Various Toyotas

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:13 pm

License (Well, technically learners permit only)- 6 1/2 months
Car- 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2007 Fod Fusion, 1999 Saturn SL2
First car- none yet
Mileage- 91,000
Accidents- none (one would hope)
Tickets, etc- none (again, I would hope not...)
Miles driven- Maybe 1500
Other cars driven- 2003 Mercedes E320 (thanks, Grandpa!) and 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman S
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:01 am

Licensed: August of 2005 so 5 years
Learned to drive on: 1999 Land Rover SE V8
First car: 2004 VW Touareg V8
Former cars: None
Miles driven: Probably around 50,000miles
Accidents: 2 both I was not at fault. Both cars needed decent repairs. Both other drivers were at fault and ticketed.
Moving violations: 1 but dropped in court. Been pulled over 3 other times but no tickets.
Current cars: 2002 G500, 2008 SLK-280, 2009 Jetta TDI.
Other cars I have driven: A lot but my favorites would be: 1984 Chrysler Minivan, 2005 VW Jetta GLI, 2005 E55-AMG, 2006 Audi S4, 2007 G35S, 1999 CLK320, 2008 Mini Club Man.
Areas I have driven a car: Southeast and Central Florida, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Madison Wisconsin, Maryland, Los Angeles metro area, Corfu Greece, Pennsylvania.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:04 am

Licensed since 2001, although I've been driving for a few years before that, on provisional licences (in Ireland, it used to be possible to do that for years).
Cars: 1995-1997. Fiesta. 2001-2004. Fiesta. 2004-2010: Volvo S40. (Going very well, lovely car, so no plans to change).
Accidents: Was hit from behind by a car in c.1996; no injury and car was repaired.
Speeding tickets - none
Parking tickets - 2.

I live in Jersey, (Channel Islands), which has some of the highest car ownership (and ratios of cars to population) in the world. The highest speed limit is 40 (only on a few roads), most are 30, but there are many rural "green lanes", where the limit is 15. It's a civilised place to drive; not much in the way of road range and most drivers will let you out/in at a turn or junction.
 
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:33 am

License: 1986
Learned on a Corolla
Owned: 1979 Z28, 1982 Accord, 1988 Cherokee, 1997 Explorer, 1998 Sebring Conv (wife), 2003 Sebring Sedan (wife), 2009 Flex, 2011 Edge (wife).
1993-2005 Emergeacncy equipment operator (Fire/EMS)
Fire equipment driven: 1975 Mack Pumper, 1982 Mack pumper, 1980 & 1982 Seagrave tractor drawn, 2001 & 2003 E-One Rescue Pumpers, 2004 E-One 75' Rear-mount. Various utility vehicles.
No accidents
2 violations: speeding & failure to yeild
Miles driven: 400,000+
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:04 am

License: May 1998 in UK

Learned to drive mostly on instructors Vauxhall Corsa but also my first car (which was an ideal learners car somehow) and my dad Honda Acty microvan.

Cars owned:
England - 1997 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1.1, 2002 Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 Lusso & 2005 Mazda RX8 192
Emigrated to Canada November 2005 - 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0 & 2006 Ford F150 5.4 Triton XLT XTR (plus ran around in a friends VW Beetle for a few weeks when I first moved here).

Violations: 0 (I got stopped for speeding for the first time a year ago but the cop was no impressed I had never been stopped in 11 years he let me off.....)

Accidents: Two minor parking lots scrapes plus the hood opened on my Alfa on the M25 at 90 mph... and I wrote off a company Citroen Relay van rear ending someone when my boot got wedged between the accelerator and brake on the motorway...

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:15 am

License: January 1982
First accident: March 1982 (span the Toyota Corona I'd learnt in around a bend and head on into a telegraph pole)
First car of my own: 1957 VW Beetle Special (36hp 1200cc, first of the square rear window but still had the flip out turn indicators. Managed to snap the crankshaft....)
Other cars I've owned: 1986 Honda Civic, 1991 Honda Civic (rear ended another car in this), 1998 VW Golf (IV), 2004 Subaru Outback
Current Car: 2010 Skoda Octavia Scout (I enjoy driving on dirt/gravel roads, but not full-on 4WDing)
Places I've driven: Most of the SE third of Australia, plus Central Oz and top of the Northern Territory. Also UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain and France.
 
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:25 am

License: since 2005. Current license is from California.
Cars I learned to drive in: 2004 Honda Accord, 2005 Honda Pilot, 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan
First car: 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan (parents owned it, but I was the only one that drove it)
Cars since then: none (went to college in town with good public transit)
Tickets: none
Accidents: none
"Accidents": Bumped side mirrors with a parked car at very low velocity, no damage. Backed into a telephone pole while attempting to turn around, no damage.
Near accidents: failed to spot gridlock that was backing up onto a freeway interchange ramp I had just entered. Would have hit the car in front had they not moved over into the next lane.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:47 am

License: May 1989 (my 16th. birthday)
First car: 1974 Ford Pinto
Learned to drive on: 1986 Nissan Sentra and 1989 Ford Taurus owned by my high school
No accidents
No DUIs
A few speeding tickets I talked myself out of and/or took traffic school to erase from record
Other cars I've owned, 1976 Mercury Cougar XR-7, 1977 Lincoln Town Coupe, 1974 Lincoln Mark IV, 1978 Lincoln Mark V, 1980 Volkswagen Dasher diesel, 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel, 1987 Chrysler Lebaron convertible, 1977 Lincoln Town Car.
Currently walk to work or ride a "Motorsigh--taxee" to work as well as ride canals, tuk-tuks or subway around town.

Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
I learned how to drive on 1977 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser station wagon.

Probably the best car you've owned!  
Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
I currently drive a 1999 Honda Accord EX (V6 coupe)

Ah yes, the delivery vehicle for software and tech support. Thanks Confuscius!

Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
2010 Toyota RAV4

People are going to think you're a lesbian.

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 19):
1994 Dodge Grand Caravan (parents owned it, but I was the only one that drove it)

I think you drove that to the last Airliners.net meet at SFO last year.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:04 am

License: February 2004 Learned in a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

Vehicles driven regularly: The above Caravan, 2002 Dodge Neon (learned stick on it), 1984 Ford Bronco II (my first car I owned outright, lasted to almost 200K miles), 2005 Hyundai Accent (current car), 1985 Ford Ranger Pickup (work truck).

Miles driven: Somewhere around 150-200K.

Tickets: None. Been pulled over for speeding 3 times (always with a verbal warning), and once for racing (also a verbal warning. They were looking for drunks, not stupid kids accelerating to only 50).

Accidents: Tapped someone's bumper because some idiot couldn't move completely into the turn lane and stopped. No visible damage, no report filed. Was involved in a serious crash, a car tried to pass me doing about 90 on a sharp turn on the I-10, he spun out, missed me (thankfully), and hit the guard rail backwards - rear passenger was ejected. He somehow walked away with just a few cuts and minor bruises.

Areas regularly driven: PHX area, SoCal, NY/CT area.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:28 am

Licensed: 22 February 2000 - just over 10 years
Car I learnt to drive in: 1989 Daihatsu Charade
Cars I've owned: 1982 Ford Laser Ghia, 1989 Ford Falcon GL, 2005 Ford Fairmont
Accidents: 1, hit from behind. Although I will admit to having some near misses - most prominent being last December when I was on Highway 99, heading into Vancouver. I was half asleep and almost drove into gridlocked traffic.
Violations: 0. I admit to speeding on occasion, but I've never been caught.
Kilometres driven: approximately 120,000.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:02 am

License: Personal- 27 years (1983). Professional 17 years (1993)
Learned to drive on: 1975 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon, 1972 Mercury Comet, 1967 Ford Anglia (manual transmission)
Learned to drive bus on: 1967 San Francisco GMC transit bus (4-speed square-cut, solenoid reverse) 1981 Prevost Excel
Mileage: A million kilometres at least.
First car: 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
Accidents: Depends: Two in my own car, all rear-enders, none of them my fault. Professionally, a couple: 2 my fault- cut a turn too tight and sideswiped a car & pulled ahead to leave bus stop when a car was turning into a driveway. 1 not my fault- T-boned in an intersection. Do trolley pole collisions count? How about having my left-side mirror clipped by oncoming traffic?
Moving violations: Personal: 1 speeding ticket. Professional: 2 speeding tickets. All years ago.
Current vehicles: I own no car right now. My partner was given a Ford Taurus so that's what I drive now and again.

Past vehicles:
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit
1984 Toyota Tercel hatchback
1989 Volkswagen Jetta
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
2005 Mercedes S500
2005 Smart FourTwo Passion

Current buses:
New Flyer 40' and 60' trolley buses
Nova Viva 40' diesel and hybrid transit buses

Favourite buses:
#10- MCI DL3 40': 8V92T 5-Speed manual
#1040- MCI DL3 45': Caterpillar Engine, 7-Speed manual
#342- MCI DL3 45'- black with a totem pole motif: Detroit Series 60, Allison 6-speed Electronic Automatic
#1842- Prevost H-341 Detroit Series 60, Allison 6-speed Electronic Automatic
#1115- MCI DL3 45' (Greyhound): Detroit Series 60, Allison 6-speed Electronic Automatic... picked it up from the factory in Winnipeg. I signed for its delivery- $306K. It had 56 kilometres on the odo. Drove it back to Vancouver.
 
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:19 am

Licensed: 2003
Learned to drive on: Ford, Oldsmobile, Dodge, Opel
First car: Audi A4
Former cars: Neon, Saab 9000CS, Aurora, Toronado Trofeo, Audi A4
Miles driven: many
Accidents: 2 not at fault
Moving violations: Speeding 120+mph in a 55 zone, various speeding tickets. at least 5.
Current cars: 1991 Mercedes Benz 420SEL, Saab 9000

All it all it has been great. I have loved all the cars here in their own little way.

The A4 holds a special place in my heart though.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am

Licensed almost 20 years (Jan 1991)
CDL-A licensed for almost 15 years
I have driven over 2 million miles.

First car was a 1985 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon
also had:
1967 Ford F100
1991 Ford Ranger
1990 Chevrolet K10
1994 Suzuki Swift
1993 Geo Storm
1999 Dodge Intrepid
2000 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
1979 GMC Jimmy
2005 Chevrolet Aveo
2005 Mazada 6

My current car is a 2010 Altima SR

Few accidents / tickets.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:59 am

Learned: 2010
Learned on: Cheverolet Luv 94'
First car: Renault Twingo 2006 (belongs to my mom but I use it the most)
Crashes: None (But I admit having a couple of near misses with motorcycles that appear out of nowhere, now I see why people hate them so much here and makes me be thankful I am not driving in India)
Tickets: None
Mileage: About 1000
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:16 am

License: 14 years (January 1996)
Learned to drive on: Early 90's Mercury Topaz (what a sucky car that was).
Mileage: Lost count, but well over 100,000
Accidents: 3, all no fault. I was rear-ended twice and once I had a driver back into me.
Moving violations: 2. Both around 2002 or 2003.
Other vehicles: Toyota Corolla and Nissan Maxima.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:21 am

Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):


Now that you have our driving records, who will you hire?
Sounds like you have a driver position open.  
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:33 am

I've been licensed since 1989 - professionaly since 2006.

Speeding tickets - lots  
Accidents - 4 .... got rearended twice, t-boned once and 1 my fault (distracted driving by the beach  

I've owned about 15 cars, everything from a Fiat Uno to Ford Mustangs. My first car was a 1977 Volvo 244DL and my current rides are a 2006 Chevy HHR, 2004 Ford Mustang GT and a 2008 40ft Nova bus.

At work alone I drive about 2 000kms a week shuttling between Vernon and Kelowna a few times a day. When I lived in Germany I put on a good 50-60 000kms a year criss crossing the country.
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:49 am

Licensed - October 2005 (Provisional) October 2008 (Open)
Learnt in - 1997 Toyota Landcruiser Prado, 1990 Holden Commodore, 1989 Honda Prelude
Assessed In - 2004 (i think?) Toyota Corolla
Licence Conditions - Automatic Transmission only
First Car - 1990 Holden Commodore (February 2005 - February 2007)
Second Car - 2001 Ford Falcon (February 2007 - December 2009)
Current (and third) Car - 2009 Mazda 2 (December 2009 - Current)
Other cars I have used more then occasionally - 1990 Ford Capri, A different 2001 Ford Falcon, 2008 Nissan Tiida
Mileage - roughly 72,000 km (44,444 miles)
Accidents - 0
Violations - 1, Speeding 19 km/h (12 mph) over back in 2007
Areas driven - Mainly Brisbane Metro as well as North to Hervey Bay, South to Tamworth/Coffs Harbour and around Townsville
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:06 pm

Licensed since 1988 for cars and bikes...

Learned on a BMW 320... total hrs, with the teacher 11 and a test of 1 hour.

First car was a rabbit, olive green used and had a 1100ccm engine... had it only for 3 month, got a new GTI 16V afterwards had 3 more GTI's until I left the CH in 95, last one was the fire & ice with the G60 motor in it .

Had to do a test in Canada again in 1996... on a Corolla , had 2 dodge p/u trucks an audi allroad and currently have a mb glk 350... but thinking of getting a Q7 or MB E-class station wagon next year...

One speeding ticked in Switzerland and way tooo many parking tickets to count , got hit by a car one time

One speeding ticket in Ontario (way up north)... no other ticked, got hit by a tractor trailer on a red light while waiting to turn green...

No clue how many k's I drove

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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:06 pm

License: 1986

Learned to Drive on:
1970 Chevrolet pickup truck
1978 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale

First Car Owned: 1971 Ford Mustang

Other Cars Owned:
1984 Honda Prelude
1987 Pontiac GTA Trans Am
1990 Honda Accord EX
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (my current vehicle with 236,000 miles)
2002 GMC Sonoma SLS
2004 Honda Odyssey EXL
2008 Honda CRV EXL

Miles Driven: 500,000 give or take

Accidents: 1 at fault and 2 not at fault

Moving Violations: 2 warning citations for speeding
Equipment Violations: 1 for window tint
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:45 pm

Licensed Since
1994

Learned on
Ford Escort (94), Crown Vic (85), F350 (91)

Mileage
Under 1 Light Year

Moving Violations
1 - Speeding

Accidents
At Fault - 0; Victim - 1
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:53 pm

Licenced since 19th March 2010

Driven since: Never.   I drove my girlfriend and her mum home after she hit/killed a rabbit and was too distraught to drive (major animal lover, it really shook her up), but I've never driven in anger other than that. I don't even have the money for a car anyway. I learnt to drive so I could go to the pub and have proper ID instead of taking my passport (expensive to replace).
 
richm
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:07 pm

Licensed: February 2005
Learned to drive: Vauxhall Corsa
First car: Ford Fiesta
Former cars: Ford Fiesta, BMW 316, BMW 318
Accidents: 0
Violations: 0
Current car: Land Rover Freelander TD4

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oldman55
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:13 pm

MMnnhh This could take awhile  

I got my license in 1964; before the 747 LOL. I had to upgrade my horse and buggy license  

My first car was a 1964 Plymouth Fury which my cousin sold to me cheap; about $500. I've had about 11 or 12 cars total
I would estimate I've driven anywhere from 650,000 to 750,000 miles. I've had about 8 accidents about 1/2 my fault; totaled 2 cars; but almost miraculoulsy the most serious injury I had or caused was a slight concussion

I've had more than my share of speeding tickets; 5+; but at least no DUI or alcolhol related offenses. I think the moral of this is; Be careful if any of you get to MDT; Harrisburg PA, We might meet in a non-pleasant event.  Wow!
too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
 
sovietjet
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:26 pm

Licensed: December 2004
Learned to drive: East German Trabant in 2003(no license)
First car after license: 1997 Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor
Former Cars: 1992 Nissan 240sx, 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX, 1996 Toyota tacoma, 2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police,
Accidents: 4 - Three times rear ended due to people not paying attention. Last one was a guy pulling out of a parking spot without looking and ends up sideswiping me.
Violations: >20. Too many to remember anymore. No drunk driving. At least 5-6 for speeding over the years ranging from 5mph over to 30mph over. Couple for stop sign. One for lane usage(because my rear tire touched the yellow line during a left turn!!). One for turn signal. One for tailgating after I got cut off by a merging car. I have some of the worst luck...I'm not saying I'm always innocent and the speeding ones were mostly my fault but some of the other ones were just ridiculous. Lots of parking violations, lots for no front plate, one for broken taillight, one for cell phone. NOTHING is on my record. My current job consists of driving though so I run in more often with the law. Pulled over >30 times but less than half resulted in tickets. However I've been issued 4 tickets at once and 2 at once before. Had 7 tickets over 3 months last year. 
Current car: 1998 Toyota Avalon, 2001 Nissan Frontier
 
Fly2HMO
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:03 pm

Licensed: Provisional: 1999. Full license: 2000

Learned to drive on: 1991 VW Passat Variant/1995 Chrysler Concorde 3.5 Learned stick on some shit Nissan work truck.

First car: 1991 VW Passat Variant   

Former cars: 1995 Chrysler Concorde   , 2002 VW Type 1   , 2004 Dodge Neon   

Miles driven: I drive like a mofo. Well over a million, most likely coming up on 2 million, have lost track, but I do know I've driven more than few times to the moon 

Accidents: Just 1, not my fault, happened exactly on my 10 year anniversary since getting my full license, stupid bitch did a suicide turn across my lane without looking.    Not bad considering I drive in a town where everybody drives like they're out to destroy your car.

Moving violations: 3. Also surprisingly low given my severe lead foot syndrome (I LOVE my radar detector, nearly 5 ticket-free years since I bought it  )

Current cars: 2010 SEAT Ibiza 4dr 2.0L, great so far.

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MasterBean
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:20 pm

License: 3 months 2 weeks and 1 day after my 17th birthday.
Learned to drive in my mum's Peugeot 306 1.8 5dr and instructors Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI 5dr.

First car: um moving swifly on.
First accident: a beautiful 180 onto the grass verge at 35mph on an icy road, should've been doing 20.

Current car: mum's Ford Fiesta 1.25 with 82hp.
Other cars driven: Fiat 500 1.2, Caterham 1.6 Sigma with 150hp at Silverstone.
 
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WildcatYXU
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:48 pm

Hmm, I looks that I learned to drive on the shittiest car. Darn...
310, 319, 320, 321, 333, 343, 345, 346, 732, 735, 73G, 738, 744, 752, 762, 763, 77L, 77W, 788, AT4, AT7, BEH, CR2, CRA, CR9, DH1, DH3, DH4, E75, E90, E95, F28, F50, F100, Saab 340, YAK40
 
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:46 pm

License: October 1979 (in the UK on the first attempt, five months after my 17th birthday)
Learned to drive: Triumph Dolomite 1850HL
First car: Triumph Dolomite 1850 HL   (nasty insurance premiums)
Accidents: none to date - touch wood (discounting the bollard I reversed into in the south of France many, many moons ago)
Violations: a handful of speeding tickets.
Current cars: 2009 Volvo V50 2.4i; 2004 Peugeot 206 SE 1.4 16v
Total mileage: OMG, I haven't the foggiest idea. Many hundreds of thousands.
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cargolex
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:22 pm

Licensed: 15 years.

Learned to drive on.. 1987 Mazda 323 (auto), 1976 Triumph TR-6 (manual)

First Car... 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ (first owned outright).

Accidents: Three - 1 minor damage to 1974 MGB/GT (other driver was DUI) 1999, 1 Peugeot 405 DL written off in a head-on, 2001 (other driver made a left turn into oncoming traffic), 1 minor damage to 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, 2008.

Cars Previously Owned: I don't know if I can even remember them all, but...

1976 Triumph TR-6 (share)
1976 Pontiac Grand Prix (350)
1974 Pontiac Grand Prix (455)
1979 Oldsmobile Delta 88 coupe
1974 MGB/GT
1971 MG Midget (round arch)
1964 Renault R4
1960 Simca Aronde
1973 Citroen SM
1989 Peugeot 405 DL
1991 Peugeot 405 Mi16
1978 Fiat 128 (two of them, one 2-dr, one 4-dr)
1981 Fiat 131 Brava
1983 Fiat (Bertone) X1/9 VS ie
1983 BMW 320i
1993 Saab 900 S
2000 Ford Crown Victoria
1979 Chevrolet Impala
1996 Dodge Ram Van
1986 Dodge Diplomat
1988 Ford Escort
1989 Ford Taurus
1981 VW Rabbit
1983 VW Scirocco
1984 Datsun 200SX
1985 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
(not a complete list)

Current Cars: 2007 Ford Focus, 1979 Pontiac LeMans.

Moving Violations: Two speeding tickets. 1 in 2001, 1 this year on the way to SEA for KE flight 20 of all things.

Miles driven: Unknown/Interstellar.
 
greasespot
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:17 pm

License:26 years,Got learners at 14 and full DL at 16 in Alberta where I grew up. Motorcycle licence 3 years but have been riding off road all my life
Accident: none that were my fault, hit 2x's
tickets: Unknown driving to many years to remember Think last one was 1999ish
Mileage: who the hell knows
Vehicles: 2010 Tucson AWD and a 2009 Ducati Monster
Car I drive Most: Crown Vic (CVPI)

Learned to drive on an International pick-up

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 1):
Learned to dive on 1982 Skoda 105S

OMG I thought my dad was the only one who bought a Skoda. Ours was orange and it was the sports car version the Rapide


GS
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Yellowstone
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:05 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
I think you drove that to the last Airliners.net meet at SFO last year.

Yep, although it would have been three or four years ago at this point.
Hydrogen is an odorless, colorless gas which, given enough time, turns into people.
 
Type-Rated
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:45 am

Licensed to drive: 1966
Car I learned how to drive: 64' Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible, automatic.
62' Ford Falcon, learned to drive standard on this one.

No tickets of accidents in 39 years.

Where is LOT767-300ER? I am sure he would have one of the more interesting records!
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JBirdAV8r
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:48 am

Licensed to drive: 2000
First car: 1996 Honda Civic
First car I "drove": My grandparents' Chevrolet Caprice in the late 80's, sitting in their laps
First car I "soloed": 1988 Ford Ranger pickup, in my grandparents' field
Current car: 2009 Acura TSX, getting replaced
Miles driven: 200,000+ (lots of driving for work)
Tickets: A flipping red-light revenue generator camera violation I'm still sore about...I sure did run it, though, so whatever.
Accidents: One, I-26 near Orangeburg, SC. Semi merged into me near a construction zone. Ouch.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
Current vehicle: Audi S4

And that's one possibility of a car I'm looking at, between the 335i/135i coupe and the A4 (yeah, big jump, but can't decide if I want all the extra power). I think I've mentioned that to you before...is yours the B8 or earlier?
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WarRI1
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:51 am

First license 1955
Learned to drive in a 1953 Ford PU.
First car owned 1941 Chevy, bought from my brother. Graduated to 1950 Plymouth, sold that to my now wife.
Tickets 1 failing to slow at intersection, written by a foot patrolmen. 1 red light, in NY.
Now drive 2004 Chevy PU
Miles driven, a bunch.
Accidents, a few fender benders, plus the worst one while in Albany, New York, on the highway, in my truck which was new at the time, a steel box weighing three hundred pounds toppled off a truck on the highway, struck the passenger side windshield, post, door, side window, crushed in the whole side of the truck, smashing all the glass, luckily my wife suffered a cut finger. the State Trooper , told me, thank the Lord you were driving a large truck, your wife may not have survived in a low car. I have thanked the Lord, more than once.
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EASTERN
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:52 am

I got my license in 2004.

My first car was a 1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE coupe. The car is still running, with my friend now.

I've been in only one accident as the driver. I stopped and avoided a four car collision, the car behind me swerved to avoid hitting me, and I thought I was in the clear. The second driver behind me then rear ended me. I had a little fender bender getting off the highway in the dark, when I thought another driver was letting me in. Turned out there was only minor paint transfer. In a car of mine with someone else driving, there have been two. One instance my friend rear ended another car (I needed new brakes). Another instance, we were t-boned in an intersection a couple days before my birthday. I hit my face and knee, but still managed to dance at my birthday.

As for traffic violations, I rarely drive on highways where there are any places for cops to hide. I have gotten caught in one speed trap, but I think the cop only estimated my speed. 71 in a 45. That ticket was thrown out of court. I have been pulled over for blocking the box, but was let go with a warning. I have ended up with parking tickets galore, and I rarely remember to get my car inspected until I have a ticket telling me it's expired.

I've had the following cars:
1991 Pontiac Sunbird LE coupe, 2006 Infiniti G35 coupe, 2008 Infiniti G37 coupe, and now own a 2006 Acura RSX Type-S.

Areas Driven: New York City, most of the northeastern and mid-atlantic states, and South America.

I've probably driven about 70,000 miles, maybe more.
P from NYC
 
Superfly
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RE: Tell Us A Bit About Your Driving History

Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:39 am

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 45):
Yep, although it would have been three or four years ago at this point.

Geez time flies!
Seems like yesterday.

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 48):
1950 Plymouth, sold that to my now wife.

Is she still driving that in 2010?  Wow!
Bring back the Concorde

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