All the cars you've had down the years

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Mini 850
Ford Escort Mk I
MGB roadster
Vauxhall Chevette
Sunbeam
FSO
Metro
Mazda 323

A spell of company cars

Skoda Fabia

There might be a couple of others but I can't remember them.
 

PJ87

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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.

Ours was the same (full hybrid) we only got rid because when kids came along with new car seat sizes you had to drive with the passenger seat all way forward which was a pain

To be fair most of our cars recently have been changed because of kids .. otherwise I'd of never got a 7 seater lol 🤣
 

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Let’s have a think.

Ford Fiesta 1.1L
Ford Escort Mk3 1.3L
Renault 11 - yes, really
Ford Granada
MG Montego EFi - a rust bucket on wheels
Volvo V40
Honda Accord
Honda CRV
VW Passat
VW Passat estate
VW Touareg
 

Bdill93

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Renault Clio 53 plate -black - 1800 to buy, 3200 to insure as a 17 year old... Loved it
Ford Fiesta 1.2
Ford fiesta 1.0 ecoboost
Ford fiesta (premium) 1.0 ecoboost
Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake

Fiestas were just so cheap :ROFLMAO:
 

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Ooooh let's think

Parents car ('01 Mazda 323 - I wrote this one off within 8 minutes of being insured)

'98 Peugeot 106 Independence in a lovely pea green colour

'07 Ford Fiesta Zetec S

'03 Renault Kangoo van (I got into mountain biking)

'11 Volkswagen Caddy van (see above)

'16 VW Golf GTD (my first brand new car)

'16 Ford S-Max (panic buy about 5 weeks before baby number 2 - love it though)
 

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Passed test in 1975 in my mum's red Mini

Early cars when young:
Vauxhall Viva.
Opel Ascona.
TR7 roadster. (The TR7 gets a lot of flak, but it was a much better car than the fashionable MGB).
TVR Taimar.
TVR Tasmin roadster.

Then regrettably a series of company cars:
Vauxhall Cavalier
Ford Escort
Austin Montego
Another Montego

Finally persuaded employer to give me money instead of a car:
Toyota MR2
Sylva Leader 400
Sylva Fury

Children arrived:
Peugeot 306 diesel

Couldn't take it any longer:
Toyota Celica GT4

Got old and realised driving wasn't fun any more:
Ford Fiesta
Skoda Fabia estate (great for golf clubs)
Now on second Fabia estate
 

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Impressive! It makes the 12 days between passing my test and writing off my mum’s Austin Maxi look amateurish.
One of the kids I taught took their test in their own car..
After passing quite easily he phoned the insurance company and sorted the insurance to drive home and off we went.
As he drove down the road from the test centre to the main Rd we had to wait to get out...and someone went straight into the back,of us..
Less than 5 minutes after passing......
His Mum said it could only happen to him.... :ROFLMAO:
 

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Mk III Ford Escort
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6
Vauxhall Cavalier SRi
Peugot 309 XSi (1.6)
Peugot 309 GTi
Another Peugot 309GTi
Nissan Bluebird (amazing what going from single to married does for available finances!)
Mazda Xedos 6
Mercedes C220CDi Estate
VW Passat (Company Car)
Audi A4 Avant (Company Car)
BMW 530D estate
Mercedes C220 estate
Volvo XC90
BMW X5
Another BMW X5

Most fun - definitely the 309 GTi
most economical - the Bluebird (ran forever with hardly any repairs)
most practical - X5
 

PhilTheFragger

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My first car in 1982 was a Talbot Samba 💃🏼
Oh the shame, oh hang on a minute……I don’t have any 😬🤭

A dozen or so cars later and I’m driving a 13 year old Jaguar XF 3 litre diesel, which I have now had for 4 years. 😎😎
 

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My first car in 1982 was a Talbot Samba 💃🏼
Oh the shame, oh hang on a minute……I don’t have any 😬🤭

A dozen or so cars later and I’m driving a 13 year old Jaguar XF 3 litre diesel, which I have now had for 4 years. 😎😎
That Samba was the biggest POS ever invented.......and Brown too......the colour was spot on...
 

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Ford Fiesta 1.0
Vauxhall Astra 1.4
Ford Escort 1.8
Audi A4 1.8T
BMW 320i Touring
BMW 330d Coupe
Audi S4
Audi Q5

First car was in 1991. Since then, a gradual improvement in power till I reached the S4, then I became a fat old man who needed comfort. God I miss that S4.
 

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First car was in 1991. Since then, a gradual improvement in power till I reached the S4, then I became a fat old man who needed comfort. God I miss that S4.

Many years ago I had a 2.7ltr twin turbo S4 Avant with the reg number S4 WOW.
Oh my word, that beast could shift!
 

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My first car was a 1965 Austin A40 MkII which cost me £5 when I was 16. I spent a year rebuilding it, both body and engine, so it was ready when I passed my test.
Second car was a 1974 Humber Sceptre, then came my 1988, 2.2L 5 cylinder VW Passat estate followed by a 1998 Audi A4 Quattro TDI.
Next was my only new car, a 2003 BMW E46 330d M Sport, which was probably the best driving car I have owned and the last car before all the electronic driving aids and gizmos took over spoiling the driving experience.
Currently, I have a 2019 BMW G31 520d M Sport Touring which is ideal for golf and long distance cruising returning around 46 MPG.
In the early 2000s I built a Hawk AC 289 Cobra replica with a 5 Litre V8 engine in which I have covered over 45,000 miles driving to LeMans and Silverstone on many occasions to Classic Race meetings.
 

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I do not have, and never have had, a desire to own a car with tremendous acceleration and top speed.

Is there something wrong with me?

I've always wondered whether it is due to having been a very fast runner/sprinter and whether this has, in my case, satisfied the (largely male) desire of "need for speed".
I've not become an FB so I'm probably still quite fast for someone my age.
I did have the experience of driving a car at 110mph (not my car) one time. It did nothing for me. My feeling was, "Well, the car can go fast - so what?"
 
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Renault Clio 53 plate -black - 1800 to buy, 3200 to insure as a 17 year old... Loved it
Ford Fiesta 1.2
Ford fiesta 1.0 ecoboost
Ford fiesta (premium) 1.0 ecoboost
Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake

Fiestas were just so cheap :ROFLMAO:
Not anymore (well at the end of production) and they hold their value pretty well.
 
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