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02-17-2020 11:26 AM
garyperkins * '82 Vauxhall Chevette
* '87 Hyundai Pony
* '91 Rover 214SLi
* '96 Peugeot 406 2.0 Executive
* '99 BMW 530d
* '07 BMW 120d
* '05 Peugeot 307sw 2.0 HDi
* '08 Ford C-Max 2.0 Zetec (bought 2 days ago)
10-13-2012 02:11 PM
Wagy7124 fiat mirafiori ..p reg

cortina 1600 e ...h reg

morris marina h..reg

vauxhall viva still remember reg lol edh185h

ford escort mk 2 van r reg

triumph acclaim w reg

renault fuego cant remember reg

cavalier sri 130 f reg

escort pop plus g reg

carlton 2l b reg

astra coupe 1.8 02 reg

picasso yakkkkkkk 02 reg

now 1.8 cmax 53 reg
06-24-2012 11:56 PM
Beaker Mk1 Golf GTi 1.6 - Rear end write off at red light
Mk1 Golf GTi 1.8 - Rear end write off, at same lights as other!
Mk1 Golf "L" 1.1 - got t-boned a juntion
Seat Malaga - 50 + 20 for a choke kit, I'd lost interest in having a nice car at this point.
Astra Belmont 1.8 LXi - Proper Q-Car, and kept it for a LOOONG time.
At the same time, though not all at the same time! :
- 2x Astra GTE 2.0 8v
- 1x Astra GTE 2.9 16v
- 1x Astra SRI 1.8
- 1x Astra SXi 1.8
- Merc 230E
- Honda Prelude 2.2

Renault 19 1.8D (non-turbo) - Workhorse, and cheap while I was at uni!
Deawoo Esperro - Awful copy of an old Vauxhall Cav, but again, at uni, was cheap!
Honda Civic VTi - Wanted something a bit sporty.
Vectra 1.8 LS. - 6 years good service, and it's just died.

There are a few others like a couple of Metros, a few vans etc, but these are the ones I kept for more than a couple of weeks!
05-02-2012 05:12 PM
Dave S Crewe
Cars I have owned

Cars I have owned in order

1963 Ford Zephyr Mk 3

1963 Jaguar 3.8 Mk2

1967 Ford Transit 12 seat Mini-bus (which I converted into a motorised caravan)

1972 Volvo 164E Auto (small bumpers)

1974 Volvo 164E Auto (large bumpers)

1970s Lancia Beta 1600

1980 Rover SD1 2.6 Auto

1977 Ford Escort Mk2 van

1986 Ford Orion 1.6 GL diesel

1990 Renault Espace 2000cc GTS

1984 Rover SD1 2600SE Auto

1979 Rover 3500 V8 manual

1974 Bedford CF motorised caravan fitted with Ford Transit 2.0l engine and gearbox

1982 Talbot Solara 1.6

1986 Subaru 1.8GL SE Estate

1989 Ford Granada 2.9i Ghia Auto

1994 Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX

1999 Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia Auto with 6 Captain seats

2007/8 Ford C-Max 2.0 Zetec Auto - My present car which I love, except for the fuel consumption! I get less than I was getting from my 2.3 litre Galaxy Auto!

Company Cars I regularly drove (as a Chauffeur)

1989 BMW Alpina B12 V12 (the bosses’ car)

1991 BMW Alpina 850 B12 V12 (the bosses’ car)

1994 BMW M3 Evolution (the bosses’ car)

1995 BMW 750iL V12 (the bosses’ car)

1994 Range Rover V8 (the bosses’ car)

1987 SAAB 9000i Turbo 16v (my company car)

1992 Range Rover Vogue SE (my company car)

1990 SAAB 9000i Carlsson Turbo

1992 Jaguar XJS 4 Litre

1996 Volvo 850 T5 GLT

I have also owned Motor bikes, 1957 BSA C12 (my mate has still got it), 1976 Norton Commando 850 Mk3, 1977 Honda Goldwing 1000GL, Honda CG125.
05-02-2012 10:16 AM
broomy Right here's my list i passed my test 4th january 1990 at 16.20

1978 Chrysler Avenger 1.3 LS XHA 890S, me n my dad owned this for 10 yrs between us great car

1985 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 GLS saloon B144 AWL, another very good car , i thrashed it mercilessly for 5 yrs ,still kept on going

1988 Austin Montego 1.6L Estate E572 LWK, was white n got mistaken for a police car quite a lot, especally when i drove it in st john ambulance uniform, another good car in my ownership

1990 Rover 214 SI H584 DHA, the first of 3 200's i owned jointly the best, i knew this car from new ,was my best mate from school's dad's company car

1993 Ford Sierra 1.8 Azure K987 GAC, worst car i ever owned , morale of story never trust a so called friend when buying a car off them ,not the same friend as above, i am no longer friends with this one , i am with the rover one

1993 Rover 216 GSI K564 HNH, one of my fav's lovely car this

1995 Rover 218 SD N883 PKV, redefined the word slow, also had useless brakes, good on fuel tho, which i was greatful for as i did 19000 miles in 11 months in this

1998 Peugeot 406 1.8LX R701 DVT, very good car this, one of my all time fav's

1995 Daewoo Nexia 1.5 GLXi N*** OJU, change of circumstance's forced banger buy, was an ok car this

1999 Daewoo Leganza 2.0 CDX T929 JVF, 2nd best car i have owned so far , smooth comfy n suprisingly fast

then a house moved forced upon me a short period of banger ownership again, i had two cars in this time one really bad, one quite good

the bad one first
1998 Renault Megane 1.4RN (i have erased reg no from my memory) , total pile of crap

then the good one also the cheapest car i have ever owned 250 i paid

1994 Ford Escort 1.8TD L M697 GAE,was good fun and suprised me with how well it drove, considering it had at least 169500 on it

Then comes My favourite so far
2003 Ford Focus 1.6 LX Auto HJ03 RNN, absolutley brilliant was this one, never broke down in 5 years of ownership

so i brought the current motor
2007 Ford Focus C-Max 2.0 Zetec Auto **07 *** , so far since 9th febuary ,love it no problems at all
04-27-2012 11:08 PM
DRAGONBACK passed my car test in 1992 have had
escort mk2 estate
as above mk3 xr3i
capri 1.6 & 2.0 sport & 2.8 laser
mini clubman (with mg metro 1.3 engine)
mondeo mk3 & 4
nissan qashqai
grand c max (pick it up 28/04/12)
04-24-2012 03:42 PM
bryans max I learnt 2 drive in a triumph 2000 estate k reg 1972 and drove that car 4 6 yrs b4 it rusted away .
Then had a pug 504 estate petrol t reg 1978 had that thing yrs sold 4 scrap went 2 africa .
Then had a pug 505 family estate petrol a reg 1984 sold that 2 weeks after buying it 2 a mate with 5 kids.
Then had a pug 505 estate petrol c reg had that 5 yrs and sold it 2 another mate who wrote it off 4 weeks later.
Then had a pug 405 estate diesel h reg 1990 sold it .
Then had a renault scenic diesel r reg 1997 had it 2 yrs and part xd it .
Then had a mitsubishi pinin[baby shogun] petrol x reg 2000 great in snow and mud but drank petrol part xd it 2002.
Another scenic diesel 51 plate sold 2 a mate and made a profit.
Then had a nissan xtrail 2000 petrol drank it faster u could put it in but was great in snow and mud sold it 2 a mate who had a caravan .
A VW touran 2ltr diesel140bhp wow what a car it went like the clappers and loved speed camara's part xd it .
Had a nissan xtrail 2.2 diesel nice car did what it said on the tin and more but to expensive 2 run in end part xd it .
Now got and am keeping my cmax 1.6 diesel cheap tax cheap insurance .
11-17-2011 09:18 PM
daz850 I've had 70 cars since I passed my test in 1988! Didn't realise it was that many till today. [img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]
Some of my favourites were:
'59 VW Beetle deluxe
'81 Chevette HS replica with a lightened/balanced 1640 escort engine
'71 Mk1 escort 1.6 with forrest arches
'77 Mini 1100 clubman
'90 Alfa 75 3.0 Veloce
'89 Carlton 3000 GSI Lotus replica
'90 944 Turbo SE with 340bhp
'85 944 2.5 lux
'86 Scirocco GTX
'85 Golf GTI with a 2.8 VR6 engine and running gear
'93 Golf VR6
'93 Audi 80 2.8 Quattro
'00 Golf GTI Turbo
'85 BMW M535i
'92 BMW 850i V12
'92 BMW 735i Alpina replica (manual) - still got

09-05-2011 05:15 AM

Me and the wife as follows:1965 Ford Anglia Deluxe with a 1500 Engine, went like stink1964 Ford Anglia 1200 Super1970 Triumph Herald 13/601972 Vauxhall Viva 18001975 Hillman Avenger 1600 GL1978 Triumph Spitfire 15001980 Ford Escort 1600 Harrier1984 Ford Escort XR3i (put me off Ford for 15 years)1978 Mini 1000 (wifes)1986 Volkswagen Golf GTi1986 Mini City E (wifes)1989 Volkswagen Golf GTi1989 Nissan Bluebird 1800GSX (wifes)1996Volkswagen Golf GLTDi 90 (wifes)1996 VolkswagenPolo L Diesel1999 Ford Puma2002 Ford Mondeo ZetecTDCi 130 (wifes)2005Mini Cooper S2005 Nissan Micra 1200 S (wifes)2005 Ford C-Max Zetec 1.6 TDCi 110 (wifes - Still owned)2008 BMW 118D (Still owned)Best car was probably the 2nd Golf GTi, did 113,000 miles and only spent about 500 on repairs, did all the servicing myself.Most Disapointing was the Mini Cooper S, expected a great car but actually preferred drivingthe wifes Micra which although painfully slow on A roads was a great car for the money.Current C-Max has been great, now 6 years old nearly and other than servicing and tyres has only needed an alternator belt which was showing signs of cracking. Part choppedboth the Mini and Micra when we bought it and never regretted it.When I started driving petrol was about 35 pence a gallon and beer was about 35 pence a pint.A long time ago now.
Edited by: Seven
09-04-2011 04:19 PM
kevoffthetee A fairly short list,

1994 Ford Escort 1.8 TD Sapphire
2000 Ford Focus 1.8 16v LX Petrol

Current 2008 Ford Cmax 1.6 16v Zetec

should have stuck with the escort as it was an unstoppable tank. Never let me down and ran on fresh air. Then again, Diesel was only 94p/L.

Long gone are those days
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