So, I got my learners permit a few days ago, and I've driven once (at night, and through a mountain). It's such a cool feeling being in control of a car. I'll be able to get my actual license in 8 months. I made this thread for 2 reasons. 1) just to express my level of excited-ness (that a word?) and 2) so that you guys can maybe share some stories about when you got your learners. Some tips on what not to do. Your first car. Recommend a first car, and anything else you feel worth mentioning. Post away boys and girls!