My brother is turning 18 today, which means that he’ll be getting his licence in a matter of weeks, and possibly his first car soon after that . I’ve no idea what sort of car that’ll be, but I’ll make sure it’s a manual. I think everybody should have to start with a manual.

My first car was (and still is) a Mercedes CLK 200K w208, and I have to say it was a great choice. Power’s adequate but not excessive (192 hp, 280 NM), rwd, manual, looks great.

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What was your first car and do you think it was right for an inexperienced driver?