2009, The 19th of October to be exact. "Congratulations Phil, you've passed!" One of the best sentences a petrol head can hear. I don't know wether it was down to his lack of confidence in me but my father stupidly promised me he would match whatever I put into my first car 'if' I passed first time... I did, and he reluctantly coughed up the money so I could buy a 1998 1.4l Ford Puma. I know what your thinking, it's girly and purple and your right. But it was fun, quick and cheap! Perfect at 17!