Mine was in 1992 just after my 17th birthday in March and the car was a bright yellow Nissan Micra! For some reason I couldn't get on with the gears (something to do with the instructor shouting at me if I made a mistake I think!) so I changed to an automatic Nissan Micra and passed my test in December that year. I didn't get a car for about 5 years after that though. I later decided I needed to learn in a manual and passed my test first time in a diesel Peugeot 30-something in November 1999. The examiner actually said that if everyone drove as well as me his job would be a lot easier!