Are you interested in cars? In this video Carmen visits the National Motor Museum and finds out about classic British cars.

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Do you have a favourite make of car? How old do you have to be to take your driving test in your country? Are you keen to learn how to drive?

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sergiofonseca7 28 September, 2017 - 17:57

I would like to have a Camaro 69, is a classic and an atractive car, it is also imposing, i would like a black colour with two white lines in the middle of the car, with a classic horn, about the driving test from 16 you can take it, but it is completely legal at 18 years old, I would like take the driving test because i think that drive is of the more interesting activities for me and it is not complicated

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Ken 3 October, 2017 - 13:28

Coooool, Camaro 69!
In the 21st century, such a classic car may disappear... it's a shame.
I don't know very much about electronic cars nowadays but they are so quiet that I hardly notice the car coming closer when I walk on the street!!
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sofiasuarez09 28 September, 2017 - 17:57

honestly this topic does not catch my attention much. So,I don´t have a favorite make of car, but I like Ford and Chevrolet. Because their designs are beautiful and original. the age that you have is 16, but it does not allow you to work on the road. Yes, I want learn to drive. is an aspect that makes my life easier because it has many benefits, for example, if a have to go anywhere, I don´t need to take a taxi, bus, and others. And I have more security .

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luismiguel3 28 September, 2017 - 17:54

Do you have a favourite make of car? not really but i think that the Teslas are beautiful but they are really spensive, by now my mom has a Ford and i love it. How old do you have to be to take your driving test in your country? in Colombia you most be 16 years old to take the driving test. Are you keen to learn how to drive? of course but i already know how to drive motorcycles and a lil cars, but i know that i have to be really careful because is really dangerous driving in the city i live

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N4R3N2002 28 September, 2017 - 17:51

Do you have a favourite make of car? Yes, my favourite make of cars maybe is Audi or Lamborghini, I like its speed and its design. How old do you have to be to take your driving test in your country? Here, in Colombia you can drive sience you are 16, but it have a lot of conditions and restrictiones, so I think that is better waint to be 18. Are you keen to learn how to drive? Yes, I know how to drive, and I like it, it´s amazing for me, because I really love the cars and too much if I can drive it.

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angemp1204 28 September, 2017 - 17:51

Do you have a favourite make of car? Well, I'm not very interested in the cars, but I really like the Ford one and the Hyundai, I prefer the vans, those have more space and are bigger. How old do you have to be to take your driving test in your country? In Colomvia you have to have 16 years old, but you can't drive on the road until 18 years old, but it's okay,because you will have more care and responsability. Are you keen to learn how to drive? Already I know how to drive because my father and my brothers teach me so that when I moved large alone, I think is a fantastic way to get relax and can be a disctraction

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alexamejia0419 28 September, 2017 - 17:50

No, I don´t have a favourite car because I´m not very car lover, maybe when i strat to learn how to drive I can get interested in a brand or type of car, I could also learn more about its operation and become more interested in this as i currently do not do it.
In Colombia you can start driving age 16 but can not drive to the outskirts of the city, for that you must have 18.
Yes, I´m interested in learning to drive because, in the futureit will be necessaty to move around the city and to be able to go wherever I want without depending on someone, besides, I find it very interesting to learn to drive because I think it would be a very good experiencie.

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Yoon 28 September, 2017 - 17:49

My favourite make of car is the Masserati and the BMW, I think those brands are very luxurious, and has a very good quality, but the cars thata these companies produce are really really expensive.
Here, In Colombia I think that you're allowed to takew the driving test at the age of sixteen.
Yes, I actually started to learn how to drive this year, so in a year, when I'm 16 I can, first of all, take a driving course, then do the driving test and finally get my license.

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Jsesusdavidg 28 September, 2017 - 17:48

Yes, My favorite Make Of car Is the Tesla Becouse it is really fast and it is a electric car so I think I just like to go fast and preserve the environment; In my country Colombia we´re able to drive when we´re 16; And yes I´m keen to learn how to drive becouse I´m 16 and I would like to have my own car.

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LuisaCiro 28 September, 2017 - 17:47

Yes, I like Land Rover cars because I think that this cars are very fast and powerful, they are very cute, they are very comfortable and have a lot of space.
Until the age of 16 you can have your driving pass.
Yes, I want to learn because I think that it´s something necessary to be able to move around the city on a easy way.

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julian585 28 September, 2017 - 17:47

I really liked this video because I really like to know about classic cars and I consider that the design of English cars is one of the best and finest in the world, I am also interested that they showed that sometimes the new designs take as an example to old cars peo do not do them with the same quality and with the same care.
Unfortunately for being very fine cars and very good material are not economical and in my country almost are not found

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Marizaam 28 September, 2017 - 17:46

Yes, mi favourite make of car is Mercedes Benz, because the design of the cars is very different from the others. Until age 16 you can enter a driving school and take the test, is the age that is establish by the goverment .Yes, I am interested in learning how to drive because it would be easier to be able to mobilize in the city and reach the places to which I must go.

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Dalejopuentes 28 September, 2017 - 17:45

My favorite brand cars is the AUDI R8 and Nissan gtr

In my conuntry the age that i need to have to drive a car is 16 bat this licence need to the fathers of the person aprovated it and when the person have 18 the person can drive free and dont have condictions to drive

Yes, i like very much drive, because i can be free and i can go every where that i want to go

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Lauraflorian3 28 September, 2017 - 17:44

my favorite brand is ferrari, and it can handle at 16, if it is very interesting as it is necessary in life

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BroustounJr 28 September, 2017 - 17:43

I think the best car is BMW. In Colombia, you could see a lot of this cars in the streets,
but this type of car only have people with money. In Colombia, you must be 16 years old to take the driving class and get the license. I would like to take the test, but i wouldn't drive in my country because the traffic are plentyful and i am very impatient. In my country, is not common see electry cars, but there are.

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Anonimo0817 28 September, 2017 - 17:43

Well, I like the speed, so my favorite car brand is a Tesla Roadster 2.5, also is nice, it have a beautiful desing. In my country, until 16 years old we can make the driving test, altought isn't strange look teens of 14 or 15 years old driving a car. I am very interesting in learn to drive, because I think is necesary and funny.

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Stefanny26 28 September, 2017 - 17:43

No, I do not have a favorite car brand
In Colomabia we must be 16 years old to take the driving course and take the pass
Yes, now it is very important to learn to drive and very effective

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denyneira12 28 September, 2017 - 17:42

the cars are a topic that I find quite interesting and I have a great taste for them. I like many brands of cars, but especially "Lamborghini", has very striking designs, are attractive, have excellent mechanical equipment and are very fast cars.
In my country you get a driver's license at age 16, in order to have it you have to take a learning course with authorized organizations.
Driving is one of my short-term goals, and even though I have 2 years to get my license, with my father's help I have already gained experience in the subject and are minimally the things I lack to learn.

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felipeas123 28 September, 2017 - 17:41

My favorite make of car is Ferrari because it have the best cars in the world like Ferrari 458Italia, La Ferrari and Ferrari Enzo. Ferrari was founded by Enzo Ferrari,an italian motor racind driver on 1947. My favorite model car of Ferrari is the Ferrari 458 Italia that was created in 2010. in Colombia is not common to see this type of cars because are very expensive. In my country, i need sixteen years old to take the driving test. I want to learn to drive because is very necessary to transport to any place but in Colombia is very difficult to drive by the excessive traffic.

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NicolasAlvarez 28 September, 2017 - 17:39

Of course I have a favorite car brand and it's BMW, I like all your car designs and one day I would like to have one.
In my country the minimum age to take a course is 16 years.
I already handle but I would like to continue improving so that I can have my license and drive without risk of being fined.

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esteban0921 28 September, 2017 - 17:39

The brand of cars that I love is Aston Martin because they make cars too fast and I really like the speed, in my country Colombia I can do a test drive at the age of eighteen that is the majority of age and to finish me but I have not had the opportunity to do the course since I do not have much free time but on this vacation I will do it.

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Carlos2312 28 September, 2017 - 17:39

Yes, my favorite brand of cars is the BMW, because they are cars of very good quality and also have good technology and safety in their cars. The age that you have to have in my country to be able to drive is 16, there you can sacra the driver's license. Yes, I am interested in learning to drive because you can go anywhere in your car and you can buy a car and drive it.

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Nicolas1682 28 September, 2017 - 17:36

I do not have a favorite brand of cars although if I had to choose from all brands I would choose a Jeep
In Colombia at the age of 16 you can get a driver's pass if you are accompanied by a responsible adult and do not leave the city.
Well you are already driving but very basically maybe next year when you turn 16 and take the course and get the driving pass

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Sofia18 28 September, 2017 - 17:34

Yes I have a favorite make of car, It is Mercedes Benz, I like it 'cause the style of that make of car is unique, they sell from small cars to vans, and all this cars have a distinguished style, that It is a kind of sport, but It doesn't lose the elegance; Mercedes Benz are consider one of the best cars in the world, 'cause It is also so safely, and faster than others.

The age that you need to drive in my country is 16, but with this age you have some restrictions, one of them is that you can only drive inside the citys, you can't go from one city to other; another thing that you can't do when you are 16 years old is drive alone, I mean, It has to be an adult inside the car if you want to drive; you can only drive without this restrictions when you are 18 years old, and you are legaly consider as an adult.

I'm not keen to learn how drive, I mean, I know that is something that I have to learn, 'cause It would be so necesary when I leave my house and live alone, and It's more important if I want to live outside the country, but if I can pay someone who can carry with me, anywhere, in any moment, I will do It, and I wouldn't learn to drive, if I can't do it I would learn how drive, just for necessity.

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Chuquen1 28 September, 2017 - 17:32

I would like to have my driver's license to travel in my car around Colombia, my favorite brand is audi and my favorite car is Audi RB V10 plus, in my country there is that I have 18 years to accept that I have to wait three more years, the It's true that I prefer modern cars to old cars, but the video was very educational and interesting.

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Lummi 28 September, 2017 - 17:31

I don't have a favourite make of car, but I think that the only which interest me is the Audi, I like its design and the things that it have, but I'm really not interested in those things, here, in Colombia, I'm not that sure but I think that when you are 16 you can take the driving test and obtain your driving pass, the other thing is that it's probably good learn to drive, because at some point you're going to have to mobilize you easily (besides I dislike taking the bus) so, maybe I will do it when i'll be 16 or a little later.

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sebastian123 28 September, 2017 - 17:27

yes, is the aston Martin .
i need 16 years old.
I would like but I still do not have the necessary age so I have not started to take the course but I already handle it, but when I turn 16, I'll ask for cumpelaños the driving course

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pacho1259 28 September, 2017 - 17:22

If of course I have a favorite brand and it is BMW even one of my goals is to have a car of those when it is big, the age that I have to have to be able to compete is 16 years, if I want to learn to drive so I do not depend much on my dad o moms or public transport.

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solex17 28 September, 2017 - 17:22

I do not have any preference for some type of cars but I like too much the classic ones, because its desing and color are exceptional they have a special thing that makes it shine. In my country the acceptable age to take the driving course is 16 years, and of course I would take the driving I think this deserves responsibility but it is fun to be able to enjoy being at the wheel.

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Santiagocorchuelo 28 September, 2017 - 17:19

Hi, i like reading about the cars history, and in the video i can watch a lot of greatfull cars, like the first mini and the Aston Martin. My favourite car´s brand is Ford, specially the Mustang, i like this car because it has a rude style and a powerfull motor, another think that the Mustang has is his "rudimentary" style. I´m keen to learn to drive, because i think that is important for me, mobilize by myself. I hope that in this year i can perform the driving course and get my driving pass. And why not? Have my longed Ford Mustang¡
Nice Video¡

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