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thought it might be interesting to see what cars everybody has had over the years...

I shall start us off

Metro 1.0
MG Metro
Corsa 1.2
Corsa SRI
Fiesta 1.1
Fiat Panda (had this for 3 months bought it for £30)
Orion 1.8i Ghia
BMW 318is
Golf V6 4 Motion
Mg ZTT (190)
Golf 1.6
2.0 C-Max

My fav would be between the BMW and the Golf 4motion. The golf was the quickest car i have ever driven.
 

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Right are you ready for this... I've been driving since July 1988.... Woo hooo

Fiat 126 (650cc of italian stallion, with a huge 26BHP)
Vauxhall Chevette (1256cc)
Renault 5 (1300cc)
Ford Cortina L Mk4 AUTO (1.6)
Vauxhall Nova (1.0 Spin)
Rover 213 (brought for £100 off my granddad. bless his sole)
Ford Fiesta (1.3)
Nissan Primera (1.6)
Vauxhall Zafira(2.0 DTI)
Ford C-MaxGhia (2.0 petro)
Ford Fiesta Mk6Zetec (1.4 petrol)
Escort RS2000 (2.0 petrol)

My favourites have been the Chevette (RWD) and I still regret selling that, the C-Max and the RS2000 is my absolute fav.

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H3ll yeah......

The 126 was given to my sister as a present.... She didn't drive it for ages as worked for Fraud at the time and had a company Sierra (
) She gave it to me when I passed my driving test on the basis thatit needed some work to get it through the 'next' MOT.

£500 later, so body work repairs andcheap respray and old girl was racing through the streets of Basingstoke..... Flat out top speed of 72mph.....
, 0-62 in about 45minutes if I was lucky. Oh forgot to mention it was 'Canary Yellow' with racing stripes.


http://www.fiat126.co.uk/ (Just in case any of you are too young to know what this car was like)
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Passed my test 31 years ago this week

Triumph Stag
Golf GTI MK1
" MK3
Renault Fuego Turbo
VW Polo Coupe (Blueprinted)
Ford Sierra Cosworth (1979 Aston V8 Vantage at weekends)
Audi Quattro
Volvo T5R Estate
MG Montego (track day car)
RangeRover Classic Vouge 1985
Lexus GS Sport
RangeRover Classic Vouge SE 1989 (still got)
Ford C-Max 2004 2.0 TDCI & Mercedes A - Class 1.6 (still got )
Chrysler 300C Estate
 

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Vauxhall Nova - 1ltr - Got broke into had to scrap

Hyundai pony - 1.4ltr - I crashed it

Austin Maestro - 1.4ltr - Just fell apart

Pegeout - 1.6ltr - I crashed it

Ford fiesta - 1ltr - Sold it

Ford escort - 1.4ltr - Traded it

Vauxhall Corsa - 1.2ltr - Traded it

Ford focus - 1.6ltr - Got Robbed

Ford mondeo - 2ltr - Thanks to cowboy sprayers at bristol street motors I was asked to surrender it and pick another car ,

Ford Focus C max - 1.8ltr - In my garage Never really used

Pegeout 106 - 1.5ltr - What a car I get 320 miles on £20 worth of diesal
 

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I passed my test in a VW beetle in 1958, started off with a 1936 Morris 10 with built in hydraulic jacks! next was a 1935 Riley Falcon with fluid flywheel and preselect gearbox, and headlamps like buckets, used to do the overnight run from Lossiemouth to Ely Cambs. took about 23 hours, fun to drive. Since then through Minis , Cortinas, Vauxhall Firenza, Renaults various, Rovers old and new, Jaguars old style XJS's, Honda CRV traded it for a Civic type R, lovely little car, Primera, Mitsubishi Charisma, Peugeots and now C-Max. Probably some I have forgotten, Must have cost me thousands over the years, but I have enjoyed driving every one of them.
Cheers all
Tony
 

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OK, here goes:
  1. 1934 Morris 8 - £5. I swear one of the pistons was made of wood! Had a phenomenal oil consumption, had to carry cans of oil around with me. Never broke down;
  2. 1935 Riley Falcon - £7 10s. Preselector gearbox and automatic (centrifugal) clutch. Stopped by police at a roadblock in N Devon (Black Cat Crossroads) one day after Great Train Robbery. Searched car but not the boot! Car wouldn't start so cops had to push it up a slight slope. Very heavy car. Never broke down, though dynamo never really worked and I had to use a relay of batteries;
  3. 1935 Morris 8 - £7. Returned to seller after serious crack in chassis discovered. I had bought it in the dark!!
  4. 1935 Riley Kestrel Six. Never broke down;
  5. 1953 Riley 1.5. Never broke down;
  6. 1934 Riley 9 Kestrel. Preselector gearbox, automatic clutch, knobs on floor by driver to adjust both foot and hand-brakes; knob under steering column to send a squirt of oil to all chassis and steering lubricatioin points. Broke down once because I ignored the warning 'ticks' from the electric SU fuel pump;
  7. 1955 Riley 1.5. Never broke down;
  8. 1966 Rover 2000. Great car, bit underpowered, but the rust got it;
  9. 1976 Renault 5. Not bad, but it died from rust at 60,000 miles (but two of the original Michelins were OK). Broke down on M3 at night - cooling expansion vessels should not be glass!
  10. A Mk III Cortina - vile car;
  11. 1968 VW Beetle. Great car, but a bit basic. Never broke down;
  12. 1979 Audi 100 GL5. Kept having trouble with blocked injectors. Eventually found out it was caused by a rusting pipe from fuel filler cap to the tank. I found out when I noticed my shoes were wet! Never broke down;
  13. 1989 Mitsubishi Colt 1500 GLX. New! Broke down once - carb jet blocked;
  14. 1992 Ford Transit SWB 2 litre petrol. I loved this! Never broke down;
  15. 1995 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Ghia. Not bad, but crappy equipment level even though a Ghia. Broke down - seized front offside brake caliper;
  16. 2005 Focus C-Max. Current car.Also:
    1. 1978 Honda 250 Super Dream. OK, but anonymous;
    2. 1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkII 850. Great, but uncomfortable. Took a spill on this one;
    3. 1980 Ducati Darmah 900. Straight through Conti pipes made a beautiful noise, at night you could see flames if you lookde up them;
    4. 1980 Moto Guzzi Spada Royale. A bit of a tractor;
    5. 1983 Ducati Pantah 500. Great looking bike, but a bit underpowered;
    6. 1990 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic. Absolutely great! Had some fabulous trips in France with this. At one hotel the proprieter asked the British owner of a BMW 7 to take his car out of the garage so I could get the bike in.Cheers
 

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Have I got some catching up to do!


1. B reg BL Mini Mayfair - Mustard yellow


2. C reg BL Mini Mayfair - Metallic blue
A spookie story about this below!

3. H reg Vauxhall Nova 1.2 LS - White


4. M reg Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 LS - Black


5. X reg Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 LS - Black


6. M reg Mitsubishi Delica 2.8TD Super Exceed - Blue over Grey


7. 54 reg Focus C-Max 2.0 TDCi Ghia - Metalic Blue (Main family car)


8. W Reg Skoda Felicia 1.3 Classic - Red (Station Hopper!)


And while I did not own it, my wife also owned a old Y reg Mini City!

Spookie story: Where I grew up, in Putney SW London, there still is a London Mini centre hence the two Minis. The first I bought off my Mum which she bought from the Mini centre and the second I traded in also at the Mini Centre. The spookie bit, My wife worked on the railwayas well as her dad and her Uncle. After going out a few months and getting engaged we got chatting only to find that before joing the railway, here dad used to own a shop. Not any old shop, but a car shop... Yep they owned they owned the London Mini centre at the time both my Mum and I bought both Mini's

Who would of known that some 8 years later, we would be together!!!!
 

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Not quite as long a list as M4sis but here goes:

1989 Nissan Micra 1.0 LS (I didn't want this at first, but gave in and found it was a great first car!) Bought for £850, traded in for £1000!

1996 Peugeot 306 1.9 XLdT (Cheap powerful motoring when young!)

1998 Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi (Fantastically fun car, loved it, couple of electrical gliches, hey its French!) Rolled it into a ditch, gutted.

1992 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia estate (cheap after trashing the 306, good for chucking my canoeing gear in the back)

1999 Ford Mondeo 1.8 Zetec

2001 Lexus IS200 Sport (Loved it, all JD Power say is true!, just couldn't afford to run it.)

2000 Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ghia (Crap car, needed a cheapy as the Lexus was traded in for the Mrs' MINI Cooper

2002 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI Ghia X (Great car, more toys than the Lexus, more practicality than the Lexus, 1/3 cost of the Lexus, 1/3 the fun of the Lexus!!)

The Mrs MINI sold for the C-Max. Collected today, 2004 1.8 Ghia.

I've had my fair share of cars and have enjoyed it, but spent far too much money on them!
 

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only been driving 10 yrs but it all started with
fiat uno 1.1i 1992
ford escort 1.6i 1995
bmw 318i 1992
audi a4 2.4 v6 2000
ford focus 1.6 2000
ford c max 1.8 ghia 2004

best car has to be the audi by a long shot but way too expensive to run
 

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Been Driving for 6Years.
Had a few terribles!! I was so desperate for a cheap car with electric windows and alloys, i bought a Fiat Sceicento Abarth!?!?! Saw my reflection in a shop window... sold it the next day!!!

My list:
1994 Rover 214si
1993 Vauxhall Nova 1.2
1999 Fiat Sceicento Abarth
1996 Ford Fiesta 1.25
1989 Ford Fiesta 1.1 (that was fun!)
1995 Volvo 850 2.5ltr V5
1999 Citroen Saxo Vtr
2004 Ford Focus C-Max 2.0 TDCi
2003 Ford Focus ST170

Matt.
 

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Been driving for 11 years and my cars have been as follows.

A 1992 Fiesta 1.1 L I had from 1998 - 2005
A 2003 Focus CMAX 2.0 TDCi Zetec. I had from 2005 - Present

:-D
 

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Passed in July 89

1980 Morris Marina 1700HL - Catastrophic MoT failure, didn't last a year
1980 Morris Marina 1700HL - Thought I could get a good car from 2 dodgy ones, wrong! - Big end failure, also didn't last a year.
1980 Ford Cortina Mk5 1.6L - Beige, basic and bad
1983 Ford Sierra 1.6L - Brown, basic but very good.
1986 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6GL - A step down from the Sierra unfortunately, a truely awful car
1992Volvo 460 GLEi - Nice, very comfortable
1984 Polo Coupe S - 2nd car, money pit
1992 Renault Clio 1.2RT - 2nd car,unsafe
1999 Renault Laguna 2.0RT - Very comfortable and very reliable dispite what you hear
1998 Ford Ka3 - 2nd car. Brilliant car but rusted.
2001 Suzuki Ignis - Good if you like that sort of thing.
2005 C-Max 1.6 - Ok if it didn't leak into the boot.

The marinas were the most fun, I was young and they were RWD.
 

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Passed test March 1981

1968 Austin 1300
1972 1300l Mk1 Ford Escort
1973 1300XL Mk1 Ford Escort
1979 1600 XL Mk4 Ford Cortina
1981 1300(?) Mk 3 Ford Escort
1989 Porshe 944s
19921.7d LS Vauxhall Astra
1994 1.6 Vauxhall Tigra
1995 Daewhoo Espero
2000 Ford KA Collection
2002 1.8 tdci Ford Focus
2008 1.4 td Toyota Yaris
2008 1.8 tdci C-Max Titanium

Guess whatare the top 3 from that lot?
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Just looked at my list and forgot one... Daewoo Leganza. The mistake car I bought. Nice engine but that's it.
 

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Hiya all. New to the forum here. I am in the market to buy a diesel C-max for my wife. Here is a history of the vehicles I have owned since the age of 20.

1983 Mazda 323 1.6
1979 Fiat X-19 1.4
1986 Toyota MR2 1.6
1992 Mercedes 190E 2.0
1990 Nissan 300zx TT
1977 Porsche 911 2.7 targa
1993 Subaru Impreza WRX RA
1996 Mitsubishi EVO 4
1984 Porsche 911 3.2 Coupe
2000 Peugeot 206
1991 Nissan 300zx TT
1999 Renault Clio 1.2
1995 BMW 328i SE
1979 Porsche 3.0SC Coupe Turbo Body
1993 Volkswagon Vento
1999 BMW 328iSE
1993 Toyota Celica GT4 WRC
1990 Porsche911(964) Coupe

Nextcar which I am contemplating is a BMW M3 E46 or a Mazda RX8 or a Subaru Impreza WRX 2003-. My car history is varied. I seem to go from sports torun abouts a lot. In between the cars listed I have many a Puntos.

Cheers
Ray
 

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RIGHT HERE WE GO BEEN DRIVING SINCE 2003




1ST CAR J REG NOVA 1.2WHAT I STARTED OUT IN
2ND CAR P REG ESCORT WAS THE MISSUS CAR GOT RID OF NOVA HAD THAT
3RD CAR 04 CLIO 1.4DYNAMIQUE BOUGHT BRAND NEW
4TH CAR02 REG 1.8 FOCUS PETROL BOUGHT AFTER1 AND HALFYEARS OLDFROM UNCLE
5THCAR 07 SEAT LEON CUPRA 240BHP BOUGHT NEW REPLACED FOCUS
6TH CAR 04 2.0 TDCI C MAX ZETEC REPLACED CLIO
7THCAR 05 2.5 CRDI AUTO KIA SORENTO
8TH CAR 55 REG 2.0 TDCI MONDEO 130 COLLECTING THIS WEEKEND

SO JUST A FEW ALL BEEN GOOD CARS BEST ONE I WOULD SAY WAS THE SEAT LEON CUPRA BUT MOST EVERY DAY CAR HAS TO BE THE MAX BUT WITH OUT DOUBT I DO PREFER TO DRIVE PETROL CARS
 
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