All the cars you've had down the years

AliMc

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Passed my test in 1975
My dad had a Vauxhall Viva, i took over the running of it and it became mine, then
Audi 80
Audi 100 Avant
BMW 320 bought at auction for £2800, added 70k miles and sold 3 years later for £3000
BMW 323i
Vauxhall Cavalier SRi
Ford Orion 1.8 16v
Renault Laguna Estate (married)
Renault Laguna Sport Tourer
Volvo V50 (kids)
Volvo XC60 D5 AWD
 

jim8flog

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The more I read worst car you have ever owned the more I am reminded of cars that I had owned that I had completely forgotten about.
 

larmen

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There seems to be a broad pattern.

Cheap piece of second hand crap
Decent condition in a more sensible car
Something cooler but with too small an engine to match the looks
Something nice and quick (peak car ownership)
(Gets married)
Something sensible and practical that can carry gold clubs without taking the driver out
(Has kids)
Estate or People carrier x 2 or 3
(Kids leave home)
Middle age crisis car
Late middle age sensible car again
Motorised shopping trolley
Do you have any space for the electric trend in there? And there must a a ‘full generation’ driving the Prius as well, even if here nobody would own up to it ;-)
 
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Think in my life I have owned just 5 cars.

Mini 1000 (1985-1988)
Vauxhall Vectra SRi 120 (1997-2001)
Renault Laguna Estate (2001-2005)
Peugeot 407 Estate (2009-2013)
Peugeot 508 Estate (2013-date)

The gaps were largely filled with company cars...

1990 Peugeot 205Gti 1.9
1990 Citroen BX17 Estate
1990 Ford Sierra
1994-1997 Ford Sierra Sapphire
2005-2009 Ford Mondeo Estate
 

Slime

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Too many to list, I've had dozens over time.
The stand outs would be, in no particular order;
1972 TR6
1986 MG Montego Turbo
1974 Austin Maxi 1750
1978 Alfasud ti
1998 Wolf convertible
 

Reemul

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Never really been interested in cars, just a means to get from A to B, we have always owned our cars outright.

In 30 years my wife had

Escort Mark IV
Peugeot 306
Peugeot 307
Ford C-Max
Ford Focus

I passed my test 5 years ago.

Peugeot 307
Peugoet 308 estate

Previous to that I owned Motorbikes

RD50
TZR 125
RD 350 YPVS
FZR 600
R1
 

Captainron

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BMW 318i was my first car when I was back home.

First car I ever had here was a D reg Ford Fiesta which I bought for £50 in 2003 odd. Simplest engine ever. No trouble at all with that. It was the electrics that eventually gave out in 2007ish.

Then had the Focus C Max for a long time up to 2016. It served a purpose with the family.

2016 to early 2017 was the Ford Ranger
I had a VW Amarok for about 6 months.
Since Sept 2017 I have had the Mitsubishi Barbarian but that is due for a change now
 

pauljames87

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Not a fan of the mg range yet due to no scheduled charging or precondition

Kona is beautiful

Telsa bringing out the model 2.. under 20,000 dollars . That's going to be a game changer
 

jim8flog

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Not a fan of the mg range yet due to no scheduled charging or precondition

Kona is beautiful

Telsa bringing out the model 2.. under 20,000 dollars . That's going to be a game changer
If we are going to go all electric in this country a Tesla at even under £20K is going to be miles outside the pockets of a very large section of society. A quick look down my road and I see lots of cars in the under £10k bracket with just a couple of new cars.
 
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Since 1982 I have had a very mixed bag, some were company motors, not personal choice, two car family since 2003

Datsun 180B Bluebird
Escort 1.3L
Volvo 340
Opel Manta GTE
Sierra 1.8L
Sierra 1.8L estate
Escort XR3i Cabriolet
Rover 820
Cavalier CDI
Astra GTI
Honda Civic
Honda Prelude
Audi A4
Audi A3
Toyota Hilux Surf
Renault Clio
Toyota Avensis tourer
Toyota Corolla
Ford Focus
Toyota RAV4
Saab 9-3 aero convertible
Seat Leon 1.9d
Toyota RAV4
Nissan Juke
Toyota RAV4
Mercedes GLA
Volvo XC60
Mercedes A200d
 

bobmac

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If we are going to go all electric in this country a Tesla at even under £20K is going to be miles outside the pockets of a very large section of society. A quick look down my road and I see lots of cars in the under £10k bracket with just a couple of new cars.
Buying or leasing?
The first Nissan Leaf cost around £30k and had a range of 80-90 miles
The MG5 is £19,800 with a range of over 200 miles.
A Ford Fiesta 1.0T is £21k
 

pauljames87

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If we are going to go all electric in this country a Tesla at even under £20K is going to be miles outside the pockets of a very large section of society. A quick look down my road and I see lots of cars in the under £10k bracket with just a couple of new cars.
Brand new tho.. second hand will come in time
 

jim8flog

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Buying or leasing?
The first Nissan Leaf cost around £30k and had a range of 80-90 miles
The MG5 is £19,800 with a range of over 200 miles.
A Ford Fiesta 1.0T is £21k
My daughter for instance bought her last car for £3500 and ran it until it nearly fell apart the replacement is a similar value car. There must be millions of people in this country in the same situation.

Brand new tho.. second hand will come in time
But will they ever get down to the sort of prices that say a pensioner on a basic state pension plus maybe a little bit can afford.

For the majority of say under 25s will it become like a house something they can never afford.
 

bobmac

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My daughter for instance bought her last car for £3500 and ran it until it nearly fell apart the replacement is a similar value car. There must be millions of people in this country in the same situation.



But will they ever get down to the sort of prices that say a pensioner on a basic state pension plus maybe a little bit can afford.

For the majority of say under 25s will it become like a house something they can never afford.
You mean like this electric Nissan Leaf for £3,995?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-de...ew&onesearchad=Used&fuel-type=Electric&page=1
 

pauljames87

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My daughter for instance bought her last car for £3500 and ran it until it nearly fell apart the replacement is a similar value car. There must be millions of people in this country in the same situation.



But will they ever get down to the sort of prices that say a pensioner on a basic state pension plus maybe a little bit can afford.

For the majority of say under 25s will it become like a house something they can never afford.
It will happen long term 100%

Only the cost of batteries holding back and they are dropping rapidly

Manufacturers are keeping the prices high ATM soon they won't have a choice

They cost less to run and break down less over the lifetime

Just have to get the charging network fully up and running
 

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