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Denise Roberts, star of Cops L.A.C

My­first car was . . . A sec­ond-hand 1971 Hill­man Hunter that cost me $400. It had no re­verse gear and be­cause I lived in New Guinea, it was too hard get­ting the part I needed. So I would drive around and around to find a car spot that I could drive into and out of, but when I couldn’t I would have to push it into park­ing spots that re­quired me to re­verse. Even though push­ing it out of car spots was in­con­ve­nient, I loved it. It went like a bat out of hell and it gave me no grief.

Since then I’ve driven a . . . Holden Monaro 253 V8, Ford Es­cort, Honda Pre­lude and a Mazda MX5 limited edi­tion. I loved the Monaro, it was green with a big black stripe up the bon­net and across the roof down the back. I loved all my cars. They just got old and tired.

Inow­drive a . . . 2010 Mazda MX5 man­ual with an elec­tronic roof. I use the aux in the ra­dio to talk on my mo­bile, but ev­ery­one com­plains that they hear them­selves speak. But I don’t care as long as I can hear them.

My­dream car would be an . . .

As­ton Martin so I could catch James Bond.

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