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#1 Steve

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:38 AM

Name all the cars that you have ever owned? Also note the ones you have loved?



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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

95 N reg Citroen AX, 1.0 named Duncan (4 Gears! ha) that was a brilliant car, certainly the one I got most attached to (I suppose thats being down to "first love" of a car!)

54 reg Fiesta Finesse (MK6?) 1.25 petrol Named Gregory, a nice car, but never got too attached to it

55 reg Focus Zetec Climate 1.6TDCI named Frederick wonderful car, but a right pain in my a*se for all the bills, really liked the car, but without the bugs it would have been by far the best car ever, and I probably would have still had it!

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10 plate Kia Cee'd "2" model, 1.6 Petrol - a wonderrful car, yet to be named. Sometimes forget its not the Focus, a brilliant drive, on par (dare I say marginely better?) drive quality to the Focus. So far Loving the car completely, miss the slightly bigger boot, but overall a fantastic and truely "reasonably priced car" - Definately Lovin' this car!

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

My first car was a 1996 MK1 Punto Sporting in white :D I loved that car and certainly got very attached to it, which as previous post said it's probably 'cos it was my first car. I may have still had it, but it was stolen which is a bitter memory :(

Second car I had was a MK2 Punto ELX in silver, was a great car for a year or so and I called her Polly. It failed the MOT badly on rust on most of floorpan, inner sills and even outer sills. After the MOT not only was I told it failed, but found loads of holes underneath which the MOT guy must have made. My welding buddy said it needs about 300 spending on plating and it needs new inner and possibly outer sills - decided to get rid for 150, but the car did me well mechanically which is very surprising. In the year I owned it all I needed to do was replace the coolant when it overheated due to a perished hose. I caught it before the headgasket blew.

My third and current car is my MK5 Fiesta 1.25 Freestyle, which is by far the best to drive than anything I have owned or any mates cars I've driven.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:40 PM

1998 vauxhall astra estate
1995 vauxhall cavalier
2002 ford focus lx estate

best of which was the cavalier. a breeze to work on and never had major issues with it and the only thing i had to get a garage to do was the handbrake cable.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:59 AM

1990 ford escort eclipse 1.3 Mark 4
1998 ford escort gti Mark 6
1998 ford escort si Mark 6

My first escort Mark 4 was so easy to work on and ran with out fault. The gti had so many problems . And my si is a great car so tight and sticks to the road like glue and is the best car and love put so many hours and money in to it

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:20 PM

i owned a mk 3 fiesta, a mk 4 fiesta, a mk7 fiesta in white and a performance blue mk 7 s1600 fiesta with the mountune upgrade... yes all fiestas lol.
My current car is a mazda rx8, first non fiesta car i have had. I loved them all, even my 1l mk3 fiesta :)

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:51 AM

This is most of the cars ive owned. 2 at the same time for quite a lot of the time. I also had around 10 motorbikes.

Sunbeam Imp
Ford Escort Mk1 1.3
Chrysler 180
Ford Corsair 2000E
Ford Cortina Mk3 1.6L
Hillman Imp
Ford Cortina Mk3 2000E
Audi 80GL
Ford Cortina Mk3 2000GXL
Audi 80GL Auto
Rover SD1 3500 Auto
Ford Capri Mk3 1.6GL
Ford Escort Van
MG Metro
Nissan Sylvia Turbo
Ford Sierra 2.0 Ghia
Mini 1000
Ford Escort Mk3 XR3I
Ford Fiesta Mk2 1.1L
Rover 800i
Audi Coupe 2.0GT Auto
Ford Sierra XR4X4 Ghia Estate
Honda Civic Aerodeck 2.0EXI Auto
Ford Sierra Sapphire 2.0 Ghia
Ford Mondeo Mk1 2.0GLX
Rover 800 Vitesse Sport Lux
VW Mk3 Golf Driver 1.8
Vauxhall Nova 1.1
Ford Focus 1.6LX
Mazda RX7 Series 2
Peugeot 405SRI
Rover 416
Renault Laguna 2.0
Mazda 323 1.8SE
Ford Escort Mk7 Cabriolet Calypso
Ford Ka
Ford Mondeo Mk3 2.0 Ghia
Alfa Romeo 2.0 TS Sportwagon
Ford Focus Estate 1.6 Style
Ford SportKA
Ford Focus Sport


I really like the latest Focus, the Alfa and the Silvia Turbo I owned best

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:28 AM

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The Toyota starlet was my first car, spent £7000 on Modifications :lol:

Still have the Nissan Almera 1.5 SXE bought it for the wife

But the focus 1.6TDCi is my very own and my favorite,
unfortunately the focus is in storage now for the moment and I'm back to the Almera and the Petrol prices :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 08:17 AM

Renault Clio 1.4 16v - 2001 - Probably the most fun to drive car I've owned, was like a little go-kart, but very unpracticle and build quality was something to be desired to be honest.
Peugeot 206 1.8 8v - 1998 - This gave me no-end of mechanical trouble, until finally the exhaust downpipes stapped off whilst I was driving and I had enough of it.
Ford Fiesta 1.4 16v - 2002 - The dullest car I've owned. Reliable & comfy, but slow and dull. :P
Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI - 2008 - Comfy, good chassis, good suspension & reliable - Best car so far. ;)

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:50 PM

my 1st car was a orian 1.6inj ghia great car 2nd car was my best pug 309gti broke my heart when i sold it to pay for the wedding many years ago. 3rd was a citroen saxo vts but the worst car by a country mile was a citroen c2vts bag of crap problems all of the time,i drive a 1.6 tdci now very comfy and a good car.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:00 PM

Ford Escort mk 3 L
Renault 5 TC
Vauxhall Belmont Merit (crashed)
Vauxhall Belmont L
Ford Fiesta mk 3 LX
Ford Escort mk 5 L
Ford Fiesta mk 3 Freestyle
Ford Fiesta mk 5 Ghia
Ford Fiesta mk 6 Ghia
Ford Fiesta mk 6.5 Ghia
Ford Fiesta mk 7 Titanium

I think the two escorts I hated the most.The fiesta mk 3's LX and freestyle was nice cars.Then I started going for top of the range models and wont dip down again.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:02 PM

06-09 Ford Focus LX

09-Present Ford Focus Titanium

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:03 PM

btmaldon!!! what a variety, kevin a good few choices, makes us mere folk who have only had a few cars look the odd ones out :roll eyes: lol. I am impressed though!

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:40 PM

btmaldon!!! what a variety, kevin a good few choices, makes us mere folk who have only had a few cars look the odd ones out :roll eyes: lol. I am impressed though!

Back in the good old days when you could by a reasonable runner for a few hundred pound, you could afford to change your car every few months.

These days we buying cars for several thousand and have to keep them for a reasonable length of time. I am trying to resist buying another car until around 2015 when I hope to pay a lump of the mortgage off. I dont know if I can hold out that long though as I have never owned a car for more than two years.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:58 PM

Back in the good old days when you could by a reasonable runner for a few hundred pound, you could afford to change your car every few months.


Very true, I used to do it all the time, somtimes only having a car for a few weeks. If you look at the list of cars I have owned you will se what I mean! Heres the list:

1983 Vauxhall Nova 1.3 SR - First car ended up in ditch whoops!
1984 Vauxhall Nova 1.3 SR - Paid 100 quid for this after 4 garages couldn't get it going, changed carb running fine after!
1983 Vauxhall Astra 1.3 GL - This was given to me, used for a few weeks then used for spares then scrapped.
1982 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 SR - Paid 40 quid for this, was dumped in field for years. One plate of welding and Cv boot for the MOT
1982 BMW 320 - Picked this up cheap, used for 6 months, sold for over twice what I paid for it!
1984 Vauxhall Astra 1.3 L - Got for free, didn't really use it, lent to a mate and he crashed it.
1988 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 L
1989 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi - Sold it to a mate who wrote it off.
1986 Volvo 360 - Got for free with knackered engine, fitted new engine, used for a few weeks and sold on for a good profit.
1987 VW Scirocco GTX - Brought from a scrapyard, far too good to scrap, kept 6 months, sold for a profit.
1994 Fiat Punto 55 SX - worst car i've ever had, first and last fiat. Was pleased when the missus wrote it off.
1984 Ford Escort 1.3 GL - Got for free, an afternoon with the welder, and 40 quid parts, got me 12 months MOT.
1996 Ford Escort 1.3 Encore - First car brought from a garage!
2000 Ford Escort 1.8 TD - Did 80000 miles in this with only minor repairs. Had this for 4 years!
1989 Austin Metro GS - Paid 80 quid for this with a blown head gasket, fixed it, kept for 2 years as the missus car
2003 Vauxhall Vectra 2.0 DTI
1987 VW Golf GTI - Was a wreak when I got it, spent hours doing it up, sold on in the end.
1995 Ford Escort 1.3 Encore - Got dirt cheap as a second car
2003 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCI - Brought cheap with knackered alternator and injector seals, was a great car after I fixed it.
2009 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI - First brand new car, Had for over 2 years and so far faultless!

Out of that list the ones I miss the most are the Scirocco and the Astra 1.6 SR, both are rare on the roads nowadays.

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