Cold mornings as a kid in the early 1980s (tbf, we had some cold snaps then). The whole road would resound to the attempts of blokes attempting to start gems like the Cortina and Avenger.
Us kids would all be sent out to push start dad’s car to get him away to work. My youngest brother was about four or five (and we couldn’t stop him anyway) and baby sis was exempt as she had only just started walking.
Certainly gave a bracing start to day prior to the trudge to school. If it had snowed, the trudge to school suddenly got lots more fun.
Kids today don’t know they’re born re cars.
They usually start on the button & they get everything thrown in now. We had to spec everything. Even a N/S mirror was extra.
I had a Fiesta Popular plus. The ‘plus’ was a clock, apparently. The windscreen washers were a squirty pedal thing that you operated with your left foot.