All the cars you've had down the years

PJ87

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From the Polo down were all work cars kept for between 1 and 2 years from 2004.
The last Cactus is the current runabout and should last a while as its a 68 plater with 55k on the clock.

Ah there's something I missed the times 5 on one of them
 

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Nearly 30 years of car ownership. We like cars but don't chop them about too often.

1996-2001 Renault 19 1.3
2001-2011 Saab 900 2.0 Turbo coupe ❤️
2011-2014 Ford Fiesta 1600
2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee Orvis 4.0 ❤️
2016 - now VW Golf R ❤️

In the same period, Mrs A has had...
1996 - 2000 Mazda 323
2000 - 2003 Renault Clio
2003 - 2008 Honda CR-V
2008 - 2020 Saab 9-3 Aero ❤️
2020 - now BMW 520D ❤️
 

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First car I had was in 1982.

Ford Escort Mk 2
Ford Escort xr3, not an injection
Audi 100
Ford Cortina Mk 4
Ford Fiesta Mk 2
Austin Maxi 🙄
Austin Allegro, what was I thinking💩
Ford Sierra
Ford Escort diesel for commuting 💩
Mini Advantage. Not commuting anymore
Vauxhall Astra. Kept for 10 years.
Ssangong Tivoli. Seemed like a good idea at the time 💩
Mazda CX30. Had from new and keeping for years probably.
 

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1958
Morris Minor 1000 4 door
Austin Mini van
Austin A40
Austin 1100 x 2
Peugeot 305
Fiat 131 Mirafiori
MG Maestro EFi (like s... off a shovel)
Austin 1800
Audi A4 (wife Mini)
Audi A3 (wife Honda Jazz x 2)
Seat Arona
 

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Ford Escort
Ford Fiesta Zetec-S (Silver)
Ford Fiesta Zetec-S (Red)
Skoda Fabia vRS
Ford Focus
Seat Leon Cupra
Vauxhall Astra
Skoda Octavia vRS
Skoda Karoq
Volkswagen Passat
Skoda Superb

Passed in 2004, so 11 cars in 20 years or so. Believe the Fabia would have been the car I owned the longest. Loved that car and regretted getting rid of 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
and barely two months after i posted this originally (in Feb 2021) the 508 estate got replaced with a 3008....to be fair the 508 did have in excess of 260k miles on it...but from 2000 to 2020 my cars were generally worked pretty damned hard....the previous 407, Mondeo and Laguna all were retired with in excess of 150k miles on the clock.
 

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Ford Escort
Ford Fiesta Zetec-S (Silver)
Ford Fiesta Zetec-S (Red)
Skoda Fabia vRS
Ford Focus
Seat Leon Cupra
Vauxhall Astra
Skoda Octavia vRS
Skoda Karoq
Volkswagen Passat
Skoda Super

Passed in 2004, so 11 cars in 20 years or so. Believe the Fabia would have been the car I owned the longest. Loved that car and regretted getting rid of it

See guy I work with keeps saying I've owned too many cars yet my list is 12 (including 3 cars that were technical the wife's) in 20 years

Judging by the list of people in similar time frame it's about right
 

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1st car - 1987
Mini 1275 GT with a 1000cc engine installed
Peugeot 305
Ford Capri 1.6 L
Opel Ascona Berlina
For Capri 1.6LS
Mk1 Golf GTi
1.9 Peugeot 205 GTi
Cavalier SRi 130
Cavakier GLS 2.0
Suzuki SJ 1.3 LWB
Vauxhall Frontera
Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Astra Van
Ford Escort Estate
Ford Transit
Audi Coupe
Tiger Avon Kit Car
Vauxhall Vivaro
Ford Transit
Peugeot 307
Ford Transit
Peugeot Boxer
 

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This is good for the memory!

1987 mk2 Fiesta 950cc
1992 mk3 Fiesta 1.1
1996 Hyundai Accent (in Hawaii)
1998 Fiat Punto 60 hp
1999 Fiat Punto 85 hp
2002 R50 MINI ONE
2005 Golf mk6 SE
2007 R56 MINI Cooper
2009 R56 Cooper S
2012 R56 Cooper
2014 F56 Cooper
2016 Audi A3
2019 mk8 Fiesta ST2
2021 mk8 Festa ST3.

Best cars ST Fiestas followed by F56 Cooper then Cooper S.

Being alone in my car 99% of the time I have no interest in having a big cars. Detest large SUVs.
 

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See guy I work with keeps saying I've owned too many cars yet my list is 12 (including 3 cars that were technical the wife's) in 20 years

Judging by the list of people in similar time frame it's about right

Yeah, I imagine the time of us passing tests and getting cars, things were more ‘affordable’, credit easy to get, plenty of decent options on the market etc, so being able to chop and change was easily done.

I can’t remember how much my Fabia was when I bought it, but I don’t think it was much more than £9k, if that….and it was 3 years old or so. Never getting that car for that money these days
 

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30 years driving, I've only had 10 cars, although one car does cover 43% of that time

1986 mk 2 Vauxhall Astra 1.3L - First car, saved hard while on very low wages to buy, unfortunately 8 months into ownership I wrote it off in a head on collision.
1988 mk 2 Vauxhall Astra 1.3L
1989 Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia
1991 Rover 220 GTI
1998 Ford Escort 1.8 GTI - Worst car I've owned
1998 Peugeot 306 GTI-6 - Road legal go-cart, great fun
2001 Audi A3 1.8T
2006 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro - My first brand-new car and kept it for 13 years, loved it and was sorry to see it go.
2019 Mazda MX5-RF - Mid-life crisis apparently
2021 Hyundai i30N
 

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See guy I work with keeps saying I've owned too many cars yet my list is 12 (including 3 cars that were technical the wife's) in 20 years

Judging by the list of people in similar time frame it's about right
I guess I'm nearer to the guy in your office.

1988 Polo 1.1 Inherited from parents
1991 Fiesta 1.1 Inherited from wife
1995 A3 1.6 Brought new, written off by someone else :-(
2007 C3 1.4 Hated this
2014 Qashqai 2.0 Love this

I'm really no petrol head am I 🤣
 

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1979 Austin 1100 *
81 Opel Kadett
83 Triumph Dolomite *
85 Toyota Celica
87 Toyota Corolla
92 BMW 316 *
95 Volvo 340
01 BMW 320*
06 BMW 316 *
13 BMW 318
20 Skoda Octavia
23 Nissan Leaf

* Died
 

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89 VW Polo
95 Renault Clio
03 Toyota Avensis
13 Toyota Auris

Not much to show for 33 years driving.

Think it shows how well made Toyotas are .. last 2 cars 10 and 11 years respectively by the looks?

My auris was my longest kept car, and my parents still have theirs that they got at the same time (2012)
 

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See guy I work with keeps saying I've owned too many cars yet my list is 12 (including 3 cars that were technical the wife's) in 20 years

Judging by the list of people in similar time frame it's about right
I've had 5 cars in 40 years.
And 3 in the last 32 years.
Mind you, my purchases of brand new sets of irons have been 1977, 1992 and 2008.
 

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I agree.
I bought my Corolla brand new off the brochure as it was a brand new model and didn't have a thing go wrong with it.
This one but in a dark blue...

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Ironically most of my cars have had very little issues. Wear and tear stuff on the second hand ones. Did have to replace the clutch on my civic I bought off my mum but was over 10 years old

On the flip side the Corsa that was brand new had so many issues (car build quality related) I'll never get a vauxhall again

Funny the cars all had long warrantys (Toyota 5 years at time) but the vauxhall is 3 and that had all the issues
 

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Think it shows how well made Toyotas are .. last 2 cars 10 and 11 years respectively by the looks?

My auris was my longest kept car, and my parents still have theirs that they got at the same time (2012)
My Auris is an early Hybrid never had an issue, the Hybrid system (optional at the time) easily paid for itself as Petrol prices went mad.

TBF if it weren’t for COVID and I was still commuting it would have probably have been changed. Will probably go full EV this time but for every year I can defer it the technology gets better and hopefully the charging infrastructure.
 

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I think this is them all. Don’t have a head on collision in an AX!

Citroen AX
Nova SRI
MK1 106 Rallye
MK2 Golf GTI (kept this for 15 years)
Rover 600
25th anniversary Golf GTI (Petrol) kept a for 9 years and donated to wife.
Octavia VRS Estate (Petrol)
E46 M3
Company MK 6 golf 1.6.
E46 M3
Volvo XC 90
BMW F11 535d
BMW G31 540I
 
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