What's your motoring History?

Rubber Bullets

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I know that some of the members of this forum have owned and driven some fantastic cars over the years, so I am wondering how exactly your history has progressed. And I don't just want to know the nice ones either, tell us the automotive skeletons in your closet too :)

The fist car I had use of, after passing my test was my mum's Morris Minor Traveller (the one with the wood on). Drove like a bus, but good fun.

2nd, Again my mum's Fiat 127. Lime green, the least said the better.

3rd, my first owned, Vauxhall Astra 1.6 mkI. Pretty good drive tbh, at least at that age.

4th Peugeot 405GTX the 1.9i engine from the 205 GTi. Went pretty well and was comfy but the boot leaked.

5th Nissan 200SX MkI. Best car I ever owned, and the fastest. Cheap to insure and maintain. Boring interior but fantastic apart from that.

6th really shite Audi 80. bad mistake :(

7th Honda Civic CRX. Small, nippy, suited me at the time, but nothing special.

8th and current VW Golf VR6, could do with the power from the corado VR6 and better, stiffer, ride. That said it suits me at the moment, and is quite fun the drive.

So what about you? Please list any car that you have had regular access too, company cars etc, but not just test drives. Please feel free to include bikes as well.

RB
 

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I had a 50cc On/Off Road Honda Motorcycle while in my last few years of school...

My 1st Car was a Vauxhall (Opel in South Africa) Astra 1.3 Ivory white.

My 2nd Car was a Metalic Green Honda Civic 1.4

And thats it...

I dont have another car as yet...

:(
 

Tom

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1. 1993 Vauxhall Carlton Estate
2. 1994 Volvo 850 Estate
3. 1999 Volvo V70
4. 1998 Audi A4
5. 2001 Audi TT
6. 1994 TVR Chimaera (current)

Nos 3 and 6 are by far my faves from that list.
 

Insane

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my motor history is quite messed up

I passed my test in '98 and straight away started driving my dad's Hyundai Accent, it was the 1.3 pony engine so it was like a tank pulling away from junctions :(

very quickly jumped into the abyss of cars and got myself a Saxo 1.0 spree in '99 (just to get the 3 years free insurance deal) for 3 years, suffered engine problems towards the end of its life, so part-exchanged it.

next up was a Renault Clio 1.5dci (65) which was fun to drive for the first 6 months, then electronic problems and engine management issues lead to its early demise after 2 years of ownership, handed the keys back to the finance company and told them to get rid of it, glad i did :)

between the clio, and my current "car" I ended up swiping my dad's Peugeot 206 LX 1.4 when i needed it, going from diesel to petrol was a nightmare

I currently run a Peugeot Partner Combi Quiksilver 2.0HDI, went into local peugeot dealer to get a new 206SW and discovered there was a deal going on it, so i bought it instead! :eek6:

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so now i drive a "van" with windows
 

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I'm not gonna put any dates in :D

1. Mum's Metro 1.3
2. Mini 1000
3. Mini 1100 with piper 285 magnum camshaft, lightened crank and pistons, cooper cyllinder head, MG metro inlet manifold, HS6 carb, Ram air intake, cooper 3 into 1 exhaust - shit off a shovel for a mini ;)
4. Long bleak spell with no wheels except Dad's toyota (yuck).
5. Mondeo (hated it except heated front screen)
6. Vectra 2.0 SRi - done 140,000 miles now from new and still runs well - to and from station hauler in pretty poor nick, might gut it one day and race it somewhere.
7. BMW 323i Touring - 2.5 litre BMW masterpiece - drives like a dream and is really kind to you on long hauls with plenty of grunt to chew up miles on motorways. Wouldn't want to try slinging it through corners, I'll wait til I get properly into my mid-life crisis and get ... well.... maybe a TVR, eh Tom? :p
 

Gat_Decor

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1. Vauxhall shovit
2. Fiesta 1.0
3. Fiat Tipo (eww)
4. Fiesta 1.1
5. Pug 306 (company car)
6. Pug 307 (company car, PoS)
7. Saxo VTS
 

old.Tohtori

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Never got a drivers license.

Moved to Helsinki.

No need for vehicle anymore.

I guess i'm a bloody treehugging enviromentalist... :(

But i smoke cigs to compensate for the lack of pollution. That count?
 

Gray

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1) Vauxhall Astra 1.3
2) Vauxhall Astra Estate
3) Mitsubishi Shogun
4) Audi 80

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And i love this Audi 80 RB! It feels so nice... Although, has to be said i have had a few problems with it, but now its working A-OK now.. (Dont wanna jinx..)

Id like a newer version Audi, or maybe a nice lil BMW... but thats me just wishing :s
 

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Okay.

1. Fiesta G reg, 1.8 diesel. Had this for a few days before returning it to seller because it was shit and totally fucked.
2. Fiesta H reg, 1.0. Had this for a while until some **** wrote it off on a roundabout and gave me injuries. Insurance payout gave me a nice sum of money.
3. Fiesta K reg, 1.1. Had this for a while. After a couple of years it was degrading so quickly and so fast it wasn't worth trying to sell. Off to scrapyard it went.
4. Corolla N reg 1.4 16v. Absolute bargain of a car. Had only done 27500 miles with one very careful old lady driver, who was the wife of my dad's colleague. Absolutely mint condition, still had (and partially has) that new car smell. It may be a few years old but it's still done less than 40k and is utterly perfect. Had it a year now, just wet through it's MOT needing nothing but tyres. Absolutely love it, so easy and relaxing to drive, and surprisingly quick in 1/2/3. Top speed is a bit naff, but let's be fair there's no need to be doing 120 on our motorway road surfaces.
 

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1 - 1998 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting - Great little first car, was like a go kart with 4 seats. Made a glorious noise when you thrashed the knackers off it too, and it really wasn't that slow at all.

2 - 1997 VW Golf GTI 8v - My first proper car, nice solid motor. Wasn't the fastest thing on earth but it handled well and was amusing to fling down a country road as fast as it would go. Sadly I wrote it off, but I enjoyed the car so much I bought...

3 - 1996 VW Golf GTI 16v - my current motor, very fast, goes round corners well and is deeply comfortable. Stereo kicks ass as well (1400W sub in the boot yes yes yes), in fact, the entire rear end of the car now rattles a lot more than when i put the sub in.....

All were red, cos we all know red cars go faster.
 

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1. Raliegh Chopper
2. Raliegh Grifter
3. Falcon
4. Marin Muirwoods
5. Marin Bear Valley
6. Specialized Crossroads
7. Klein Attitude Comp

:p
 

old.user4556

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1. Ford Fiesta 1.1, N plate (blue)
2. Ford Fiesta 1.6 Zetec-S, X plate (blue)
3. Renaultsport Clio 182 (cup chassis/spoilers) 54 plate (silver)

Focal Polyglass component speakers in the 182, Alpine amps + headunit, 12" ported sub in the boot (that comes out when i'm out for a "quiet non-race drive").
 

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1. 3.5 ton Mercedes Benz Unimog (army.. that's how I got my license for free:p)
2. Renault R5 - fond memories... *sighs*
3. Ford KIA
4. Subaru Legacy (rear struts broke..)
5. Subaru Legacy (wrapped that one around a tree last year;))
6. Subaru Forester - for the win. I love that car.

I am currently looking to buy a pickup truck for my business...
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*drools* Ford F150. Mine. Soon. :D
 

Wazzerphuk

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Bodhi, you must be under 5 foot tall. You are the only man capable of driving that car.
 

xane

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Didn't drive for over four years after passing my test, first car was a Corsa 1.2, now got a PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD.
 

nath

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Swift^ said:
Bodhi, you must be under 5 foot tall. You are the only man capable of driving that car.
Hah, yeah - it wasn't fun trying to get in to that car :\
 

DaGaffer

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Learned in a Vauxhall Chevette and a Hillman Imp
1. first car - Spitfire 1500
2. Fiat X1/9 1500
(sold car to buy flat)
3. Escort Mk II
4. Volvo Amazon
5. Capri 3000S
(sold to go to Uni - various shit including VW Beetle and Citroen Dyane!)
6. First Company car - Rover 416
7. Rover 220
8. Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8
9. Clio 16V
10. Renault 19 16v
11. Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
12. Alfa GTV
13. Alfa 156 Selespeed (had the GTV and 156 at the same time)
14. BMW 330Ci
15. Nissan 350Z
 

Uncle Sick

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DaGaffer said:
Learned in a Vauxhall Chevette and a Hillman Imp
1. first car - Spitfire 1500
2. Fiat X1/9 1500
(sold car to buy flat)
3. Escort Mk II
4. Volvo Amazon
5. Capri 3000S
(sold to go to Uni - various shit including VW Beetle and Citroen Dyane!)
6. First Company car - Rover 416
7. Rover 220
8. Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8
9. Clio 16V
10. Renault 19 16v
11. Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
12. Alfa GTV
13. Alfa 156 Selespeed (had the GTV and 156 at the same time)
14. BMW 330Ci
15. Nissan 350Z


You must be either very old or very unlucky with cars. ;)
 

Nos

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1.) Parents H reg Ford Escort 1.1 (awful car which struggled to beat 50mph on a slight incline)
2.) Parents Y reg Ford Ka (fun little car to drive, surprisingly poor on fuel consumption)
3.) My L reg Ford Fiesta 1.8 Diesel (cheap as chips to run and very reliable, shame about everything else)

Looking to buy a new car soon, going to be a Honda VTEC model of some sort :)
 

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1. Fiesta Popular Plus Diesel - it sounded like a tractor and had trouble going up hills :/

2. Rover 214GSI (the rebadged Honda version)- I went through an old man phase for some reason but it was actually an alright car, infinitely better than the Ford Tractor that was previous.

3. Mitsibushi FTO GPX - finally got a fun car to drive and promptly left the country :(
 

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1] Susuki TS50ER (i think,a tuned up moped anway).
2] Volkswagon scirocco 1.8 (First car after passing my driving test in 1999).
3] Ford mondeo estate 2.0 automatic.(Company car)
4] Volkswagon caddy van 1.9 (Company van)
5] Rover 25 1.4i (cheap to run and insure and goes as fast i need it too :clap: )
 

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dysfunction said:
I had a 50cc On/Off Road Honda Motorcycle while in my last few years of school...

My 1st Car was a Vauxhall (Opel in South Africa) Astra 1.3 Ivory white.

My 2nd Car was a Metalic Green Honda Civic 1.4

And thats it...

I dont have another car as yet...

:(


What about that Van type thing you bought a couple of years ago??
 

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1. Ford Fiesta 950cc
2. Vauxhall Nova 1.3 SR
3. Rover Metro 1.4 Gta
4. Ford Escort 1.3 Eclipse
5. Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia.
6. Volvo 440
7. Honda Civic 1.4
8. Citroen Saxo 1.4 Sxi
8= Mitsubishi Spacewagon 2.0 Glxi.


Citroen has just been dealt the death knell by mechanic, so im on the hunt for another.
 

DaGaffer

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Uncle Sick said:
You must be either very old or very unlucky with cars. ;)

Both :) - 40 this year. Fuck. Lots of those cars are company cars (most of the ones between the first Rover and the BMW).
 

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1. Hyundai Pony Pickup. Wrapped round a tree.
2. Mini. Many many mods, see Jupitus's list, add suspension mods, harnesses, buckets, super sticky tyres and some brake mods too. Learnt a huge amount about cars and am continually amazed by how I never crashed it.
3. Triumph Spitfire. Bought cheap and restored whilst owning the mini, horrible evil handling pig.
4. Triumph GT6. Bought cheap and restored whilst owning the mini, horrible evil handling pig with large engine and nice styling.
5. Fiesta XR2. Lots of fun, If they didn't all rust to pieces in seconds I'd be tempted to have another for winter runaboutness now.
6. Escort RS Turbo. Chipped to 200bhp, with accompanying engine, suspension and brake mods.
7. Escort 1.8Zetec. First sensible car I had.
8. Citroen Xsara Diesel. Bought from my company dirt cheap and run for a year whilst saving for...
9. Lotus Elise. Dream car for me, being a Norfolk lad and into cars. It's really the best drive I'm going to get until we get into Ferrari money, (in my opinion, lets not get into that debate here again :p ).

In the future - S2 Exige, or if circumstances allow maybe a Ferrari 355. You can probably see that from my list, cars are a little more to me than just transport. As far as modifying the cars goes, if it doesn't make it go quicker, stop better, or go round corners faster then it's not going on. No chavved up bodywork or dump valves here for me.

Most of those cars have overlapped for a bit too, for instance the RS is still in the drive here, I should really get round to flogging it, or just take it round the track for one last run and see if I can blow it up at the end of the Revett straight at Snet :D
 

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Oh yeah, does two years in the ferrari F! test team count?


*waits for a punchline or two*
 

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