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Every car forum has a thread like this...

Here's my list

1979 Yamaha DT50M always in bits
1977 Peugoet 104SL terrible but I loved it.
1979 MK2 Escort 1.3 fondest memories
1981 Fiat Strada reliable as the weather
1982 Vauxhall Cavalier worst car I ever bought
1981 MK3 Escort MK3 1.6
1989 Orion GL 1.8D wife's car
1972 Escort Van (dog carrier)
1992 Ford Courier Van (dog carrier and tip run thing)
1969 Triumph Herald convertible (toy)
1997 Escort LX TD Estate wife's car
2002 Focus Ghia TDCi Estate wife's car
2004 Focus Ghia TDCi Estate wife's car
1997 Audi Cab 2.6 (toy)
1996 Golf CL Td Estate stop gap
2007 Fiesta 1.6TDCi Ghia wife's work car
1998 Golf GL Tdi Estate 1st tow car/dog carrier - replaced with Passat
2002 Passat SE Tdi Estate tug/dog carrier - replaced with X Trail
2010 Fiesta 1.6TDCi Titanium wife's car - sold in December '13.
2011 Nissan X Trail Teckna - our tow car/dog carrier/family car
2005 Fiat Panda 1.3MJ Dynamic - temp runabout (Mrs prefers it to the X Trail )
2014 VW High Up! On order will replace my wife's Fiat ^

Some of the above were/are owned at the same time. Various bangers passed quickly through my hands when we first got our house, helped pay for furniture!

Having worked in the motor trade since 87 I won't list all the demo cars I've had Too many to list as they get swapped every 3 months or so- got my first in 1990 was a white Orion. Favourites were the Ford Pumas I had when I worked at Ford. Have a nice sensible posh German car from my work to use now!
 

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OK, Here goes , wee bit out of order but best I can remember

citroen Dyane
Peugeot 205 GTi
Mini Mayfair
Ford XR3i
VW Golf GTI 8v Mk2
Citroen 2CV Dolly
BMW M3
Landrover 110 V8
Honda CRX V-Tech
Landrover Discovery
BMW 735i
Volvo 850 T5
Land Rover Ser 3 88"
Rover 420i
BMW 316i
BMW 316 compact
Mercedes E320
BMW 728i
BMW 535d
Mini Cooper S
Seat Arosa
Mercedes A160
Mercedes GL320
Mercedes C200 Estate
BMW X3
Mercedes B150
Smart forfour 1.1
Smart forfour 1.5 Diesel
Smart Roadster
BMW Z3 2.8
BMW 330 Convertible
Mercedes A150
Ford Galaxy
Land Rover Discovery 3 HSE
Up! white 3 Door....current
Up! white 5 door....current




best one.....GL320.....TOTAL LUXURY
worst one...Rover 420...ABSOLUTE DOG
Best economy....UP!.....Fantastic!!!
Worst Economy Landrover 110 V8 9mpg.....ouch!

phew!





Edited by: Privatedoc
 

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1968 - Mini traveller
1971 - MG Midget
1973 - Austin 1800
no car as back at college
1981 - Peugeot 104
1983 - Austin Allegro 1300
not sure of exact dates from now on
Citroen 2CV
Citroen AX diesel 1300
Citroen AX diesel 1500
Citroen Saxo 1100
Ford KA
Ford KA
Ford Fiesta diesel
Ford KA [new style]
VW Up - current car
 

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This is a list of our cars as a couple....

L reg AX 1.0 Sped Ed Free insurance
M reg AX 1.5d Spec Ed Free insurance
N reg AX 1.1i Spec Ed Free Insurance smashed up & poorly repaired when 2 weeks old
N reg Corsa 1.4 Spec Ed
N reg Fiat Cinq S (2nd car)
P reg Astra 1.6 Sped Ed
S reg Corsa 1.4 16v GLS
T reg Fiat Seicento Sport (2nd car) Great fun
T reg Vectra 2.0Dti LS Spent nearly as long at the garage as on drive
V reg Astra 1.8 Sport Great fun too
02 reg Astra DTi Club Estate Replaced 3dr Astra & Sei Sporting when had child
03 reg Zafira DTi Design
54 reg Corsa Sxi (2nd car)
05 reg Grand Scenic 1.6
05 reg Scenic 1.9 DCi Started caravanning better towcar than 1.6 Scenic
56 reg Civic 2.2 CDTi SE I loved it, but Mrs hated its visibility
57 reg Aygo Blue (2nd car)
08 reg Zafira CDTi Elite
59 reg Yaris 1.33
09 reg Peugeot 4007 SE Ate tyres & diesel as if going out of fashion
06 reg Clio 1.5 DCi (short term 3rd car as 4007 too expensive to run)
10 reg Peugeot 308 CC THP (2nd car)
10 reg Mondeo TDCi Titanium X (replaced both the 4007 & the Clio)
12 reg Mondeo TDCi Titanium X
62 reg Mondeo TDCi Titanium Powershift (current towcar)
63 reg Seat Mii Sport (2nd car)

Scary when you look at it as that is less than 21 years worth!!!Edited by: mii al
 

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it is certainly interesting to look at each list...I can see my german bias esp merc and bmw , also interesting to think just how much £££££££££££ I've spent on cars over the last 30 yrs!
 

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Privatedoc said:
it is certainly interesting to look at each list...I can see my german bias esp merc and bmw  , also interesting to think just how much £££££££££££ I've spent on cars over the last 30 yrs!  
I know what you mean!!! My cars went through phases - scary number of Vauxhalls, but we had a great local Vauxhall garage at the time.
 

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1999 Ford Focus 1.6LX
2002 Audi A4 1.9TDI Sport
2005 Seat Toledo 2.0TDI Sport (Odd Shaped One)
1999 Renault Scenic 1.4 (Temporary Vehicle)
2011 Honda Jazz 1.4 ES
2012 Mercedes A160 Classic SE
2013 VW Up! 1.0 75bhp (High Up)

Best Car: Audi A4
Worst Car: Renault Scenic
Best MPG: VW UP/Audi A4
Worst MPG: Mercedes A160.
 

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1985 VW Polo Classic Formel E
1992 VW mk2 Golf GTI 8v 3dr
1993 VW Corrado G60
1995 VW Corrado VR6 Auto
1996 VW Corrado VR6 (still own in storage)
2013 VW up! White3 dr

Clearly I need to be more adventurous next time and choose a different marque!
 

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Not at all Andy....lovely cars there...Corrado is one I've never had and wished I'd owned....love the rear spoiler!
 

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1992 ford escort 1.4lx
1998 ford Mondeo 2.0 ghiax
2003 seat Ibiza 1.9tdi sport 130
2006 Mini Cooper r50
2007 Mini Cooper r56
2009 Mini Cooper Cabrio r57
2012 vw up black

Must admit the up is the cheapest car to run that I have ever owned. Think I'm sticking with this one for a bit ;)Edited by: Supermegamonkee
 

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Supermegamonkee said:
2009 Mini Cooper Cabrio r57

what did you think of the cabrio mini?.....I loved my r50 cooper S and have a bit of a hankering for a mini again
 

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Honestly I was never all that happy with it. From new until the 2.5 years I had it, it had around £7k worth of warrenty work, faulty clutch, faulty roof mechanism which required a brand new roof and all then bits that go with it. Lots of creaks and rattles and pretty thristy round town. I was a pretty die hard mini fan, but was glad to see the back of it. Didn't trust the car out of its warrenty so it went.The spur of the moment test drive of the up sealed the deal for me and I had to have one... And saving a boat load of cash a month too!

My first mini was cracking and it's the one I should of kept.





 

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Fidel_Castronaut said:
Mine's a really short list :(

Ford KA^3 (student car, loved it).

Fond memories of selling the original Ka, I was working at a Ford dealer when they came out. Brilliant little car, and the Sportka was a hoot.

Not sure about the new Ka, looks a bit dull compared to its predecessor.
 

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1959 VW Beetle1964 VW Beetle
196? VW Beetle
196? Ford Cortina Mk I
1966 Renault 10 Major
1972 Renault 16TS
1972 Saab 96
1981 Datsun Sunny
1984 Datsun Bluebird estate
1995 Renault Safrane
2002 Volvo S60
2007 Fiat Ducato motorhome, still got and now tows:
2013 VW High Up!

Worst: Cross between the Safrane whose management computer was under the front passenger's seat with air intake underneath it (had to avoid puddles) and the 196? Beetle that I called Tirpitz, cos it rarely moved.
Best: Volvo S60, until some kind soul drove into it whilst it was parked in a virtually empty car park the size of a small country
 

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Loads of VW Beetles
Beetles:

19721302STexas Yellow (still have)
19721300Orange
19701300Green
19731303Blue
19701300Sumatra Green
19591200Ruby Red
19581200White
19711300Beige
19721300Texas Yellow
19661300Ruby Red
19741303Blue
19711302Orange
19731303White
19741303Purple
19731303Red (semi-auto) x 2
19731303Red
19781300Silver
19701302SYellow Karmann Cabriolet (still in family)
19731303SBlack Karmann Cabriolet(still in family)

Others

19783.0 Porsche 911 Red
1979Type 2 Camper
1968Type 2 Danbury
1998 1600 Passat
1993Autosleeper T4 Camper
1999 Audi TT
1999Lupo
2004Lupo Sport
2000996 Carrera 4 Black (still have)
20002000Lemon Yellow New Beetle
19931300 Polo Derby
2001Compas Calypso T4 Motorhome (still have)
1999Ferrari 355 Spyder (still have)
2012VW Up! (still have)


8 Polos, 3 Golfs, 2 Jetta, 1 Type 4, 1 type 2

12 company cars'

Astra, Montego, Sierra, Cavalier, Honda Accord, Mitsubishi Carisma, Audi 80, Audi Avante, Saab 9.3 Turbo, BMW 3 series tourer, Renault Megane,Ford Mondeo,

plus a Capri, a Mini a Rover 3500, Viva, Morris Oxford, plus some I forget

I make that about 70 ish
 

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1973 Ford Falcon 500 sedan
1987 Ford Falcon GL sedan
2003 Ford Falcon XT sedan
1986 Toyota Hilux 2wd long bed
1989 Ford Mustang LX convertible 5.0 V8 (tied with up! as my favourite car)
1995 Ford Festival/Aspire (owned briefly, purchased from sister. lol)
1998 Suzuki Grand Vitara V6
2012 VW up! 5 door (Aussie spec)
1972 Ford Pinto (my new project car :) )
 

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My car history is a short list!


1- 1984 Vauxhall Nova 1.2L, carnelian red 3 door, lovely beige interior, some bolts in metric, some in imperial! Kind of wish I'd kept it, ragged the crap out of it and it took everything I threw at it.



2 - 1996 Volkswagen Polo 6N 1.4 CL, Flash red, 3 door, awesome car, owned it 5 years to the day.



3 - 2003 Volkswagen Lupo GTI, reflex silver, my favourite car EVER! Does everything a car should, and even after owning her for nigh-on 10 years, still puts a MASSIVE grin on my face. This car will NEVER EVER be sold!



4 - 2012 Volkswagen High Up! reflex silver, spec'd to the nines, now into my 3rd week of ownership, and I love it so far. I've christened her Uma, a different beast to the Lupo, but in a good way! Its a great car to just potter around in and an excellent daily, bit more room than the Lupo, and it has a glovebox (UK Lupo's don't, they make do with the 'boot')which is a novel idea!
 
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