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I’m 17 and figured I needed to learn manual, saw that 172’s are still somewhat cheap and are insanely fun, had been saving for a while saw one for the right price and Bought it, didn’t regret a thing from the moment I bought it, paint is not the best in areas but I don’t really mind cosmetic things being bad.5E9E89D7-A81E-4AF3-95A9-489AA9AB62C4.thumb.jpeg.58fb95b6dd3b175ece147091f2fe7689.jpeg94081F47-8003-43E3-9556-E4611E4DDF02.thumb.jpeg.d8081fcfc40da7a8cf07b1c9763f8634.jpeg

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5 minutes ago, Lloyd said:

I’m 17 and figured I needed to learn manual, saw that 172’s are still somewhat cheap and are insanely fun, had been saving for a while saw one for the right price and Bought it, didn’t regret a thing from the moment I bought it, paint is not the best in areas but I don’t really mind cosmetic things being bad.5E9E89D7-A81E-4AF3-95A9-489AA9AB62C4.thumb.jpeg.58fb95b6dd3b175ece147091f2fe7689.jpeg94081F47-8003-43E3-9556-E4611E4DDF02.thumb.jpeg.d8081fcfc40da7a8cf07b1c9763f8634.jpeg

Welcome to the forum. You will find plenty of information and support here - and if I can start that off I would suggest you do a defensive driving course followed by a high performance course to stand you in good stead to enjoy your new car.

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Best way to learn manual I found with my two boys when they were 17 was to take them on Reefton runs. By the forth trip I wouldn’t even have to tell them when to brake or what gear to be in.

Don’t worry about the cosmetics of your 172 and don’t waste your money on it for two years in case you bin it like most red P plate males,  just get it sorted mechanically, belts, brakes, rotors and quality tyres.

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12 hours ago, Lloyd said:

I’m 17 and figured I needed to learn manual, saw that 172’s are still somewhat cheap and are insanely fun, had been saving for a while saw one for the right price and Bought it, didn’t regret a thing from the moment I bought it, paint is not the best in areas but I don’t really mind cosmetic things being bad.5E9E89D7-A81E-4AF3-95A9-489AA9AB62C4.thumb.jpeg.58fb95b6dd3b175ece147091f2fe7689.jpeg94081F47-8003-43E3-9556-E4611E4DDF02.thumb.jpeg.d8081fcfc40da7a8cf07b1c9763f8634.jpeg

Best car mate. Lots of good info on here!

 

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On 09/05/2022 at 8:24 AM, 63x1092 said:

Don’t worry about the cosmetics of your 172 and don’t waste your money on it for two years in case you bin it like most red P plate males,  just get it sorted mechanically, belts, brakes, rotors and quality tyres.

Sad but true - don't take it personally; the best of intentions mean much less when coupled with inexperience, newfound freedoms, and likely lack of budget.

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On 08/05/2022 at 9:23 PM, Lloyd said:

I’m 17 and figured I needed to learn manual, saw that 172’s are still somewhat cheap and are insanely fun, had been saving for a while saw one for the right price and Bought it, didn’t regret a thing from the moment I bought it, paint is not the best in areas but I don’t really mind cosmetic things being bad.

Huge congrats. That's an epic first car - enjoy it!

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