New, future wagon owner!

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  1. LeonLinton

    LeonLinton New Member

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    Hi there! The name is Leon and I am a sixteen-year-old composer with a penchant for station wagons.
    As a resident of the UK, I'm currently not old enough to drive yet - nevertheless, I'm determined to have a wagon as my first car and am on the hunt for one (my dream car is an '88-'91 Country Squire). Thanks for reading my post!
     
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    welcome to the group and good luck finding the right wagon...
     
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    Welcome Leon, hope you don't have to search to long for the longroof you wish to acquire. Again welcome and enjoy your stay.....Longroofs Rule!
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Welcome aboard Leon! It's always a treat to meet young enthusiasts such as yourself. Good luck in your search for your dream car. :thumbs2:
     
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    What's the age in England that you're allowed to get a driver's license? And, what's the procedure? Here in the U.S., each state (and the District of Columbia) licenses it's own resident drivers. Most allow a 'learner's permit' at 15 1/2, and a full license at 16. To get your license, you pass a written (multiple choice) test, and also take a 15-minute (or so) 'behind the wheel' test with an Examiner. Pass both, you get your license. At least that was how it was done in California, when I got my license in 1967..... Don't think much has changed since then.......

    AND....... Welcome to the forum!

    Marshall
     
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    In the UK, the driving age is 17. At 15 years, 9 months, it is permitted to get a provisional license which I suppose would be similar to the learner's permit you speak of in the US - a person with one may drive on roads, excluding motorways, if there is an instructor or someone else who has had a license for more than 3 years present in the vehicle. In order to obtain a full license, you must take a 1 hour written test that is multiple-choice, where you must get a score of at least 42/50 to pass. There is also a 40-minute practical test with an Examiner.
     
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    Welcome Leon. ‘88-‘91 Squire ah? You are indeed a man of quality, and discernment. Good luck on your hunt. I have several late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s Grand Marquis. That is a really great body style and with the 302/EFI your fuel mileage shouldn’t be killer either. Post pictures if you come across anything.
     
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