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#1 jamesm182

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

As the title says, tell us about your car owning history? What cars have you gone through to end up with your current Ford? Anything interesting? No leaving out the embarrassing ones!? haha  :lol:

 

I'll start it off:

 

- '93 Peugeot 106 1.4 Diesel XND Graduate in White

 

What a beast!! My first car was incredibly cheap to run and never let me down but oh my was it slow and not to mention a little basic! Even a cigarette lighter was an optional extra! Good little first car though!

 

- '04 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec MK1.5 3 Door in Machine Silver

 

Loved this car. My first Ford I was so pleased with after always admiring the Focus! Kept is for over 4 years with very few problems. Added a few subtle mods incuding ST170 wheels, ST170 upper and lower front grill, ST170 clear side repeaters, ST170 Air box, scoop, air deflector and K&N panel filter, Iridium plugs and upgraded ignition leads, full black leather interior with heated seats (retro fitted original factory spec buttons with illumination), HID headlight conversion and all other bulbs upgraded, pioneer bluetooth/ipod head unit and pioneer speakers all round, ST170 interior door handles, ST170 pedals, full colour coding of all outside black plastics, interior map lights retro fitted. I think that must be about everything. Sad to see it go!

 

- '07/57 Smart ForTwo 1.0 Turbo 84hp 451 in Black

 

Still have this as it's the wife's car although I drive it now and then. Took a little getting used to but have to say we both love it as a nice little run around. Surprisingly nippy and great on fuel/tax compared to the ST. Only put in a few upgraded bulbs and changed out the stereo to a pioneer as the original one sounded pants!!

 

- '08 Ford Focus ST3 MK2.5 3 Door in Moondust Silver

 

My current car and my pride and joy. Had it for more than a year and a half now and love every minute of it! Always wanted and ST and I have not been disappointed. Managed to find a tidy one with a few decent extras too. Mods so far include Bluefin stage 1 remap (what a difference!), K&N panel filter, de-resonated standard exhaust for a few more pops and a bit more noise, LED side lights and number plate lights to match the xenons, gloss black powder coated standard alloys, DMB gel overlays, bonnet lip wrapped in gloss black, bluetooth module upgraded to retro fit USB and bluetooth audio feature.

 

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So let's hear about your car history and what brought you over to the Ford brand?

 



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#2 Lenny

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

First car purchased in 2007
Nissan Almera N16 Saloon 1.5 N/A Petrol 2006 model
I didn't have a licence at the time :lol: bought it for the missus

Second car purchased in 2008
Toyota Starlet EP91 3 Door 1.3 N/A Petrol 1997 model
Learned to drive in it, top speed 109mph on the autobahn of course

Third car purchased in 2010
Ford Focus Mk2.5 5 door hatch, 1.6TDCi Diesel 2010 model
Started to mod it in December 2010 completed in September 2013

Fourth car purchasing this month
Toyota Levin BZR 2 door coupé, 1.6N/A Petrol 2000 model
The last of the 20valve twin cam engines and the last of the levins,
Finished production in 2000 and kicking out 170bhp from a naturally aspirated engine this ones a keeper ;)

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:37 PM

First car purchased in 2007
Nissan Almera N16 Saloon 1.5 N/A Petrol 2006 model
I didn't have a licence at the time :lol: bought it for the missus

Second car purchased in 2008
Toyota Starlet EP91 3 Door 1.3 N/A Petrol 1997 model
Learned to drive in it, top speed 109mph on the autobahn of course

Third car purchased in 2010
Ford Focus Mk2.5 5 door hatch, 1.6TDCi Diesel 2010 model
Started to mod it in December 2010 completed in September 2013

Fourth car purchasing this month
Toyota Levin BZR 2 door coupé, 1.6N/A Petrol 2000 model
The last of the 20valve twin cam engines and the last of the levins,
Finished production in 2000 and kicking out 170bhp from a naturally aspirated engine this ones a keeper ;)

 

Nice, not bad for only a few years!!



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

 
Nice, not bad for only a few years!!

Thanks James,
Nice focus you have there mate,
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:21 AM

When i was 17 i had a Peugeot 206 1.1l petrol - 2001 - (kept breaking down) 

 

When i was 18 i had a kia picanto  1.0 -  2003 - (kept breaking down) 

 

When i was 19 i had a Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0TDCI - 2005 - (Brillaint car - still got it) 

 

So i stuck with ford

 

20 years of age - Ford Fiesta ecoboost 1.0 ZS - 2013 - (love it) 



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:13 AM

When i was 17 i had a Peugeot 206 1.1l petrol - 2001 - (kept breaking down) 

 

When i was 18 i had a kia picanto  1.0 -  2003 - (kept breaking down) 

 

When i was 19 i had a Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0TDCI - 2005 - (Brillaint car - still got it) 

 

So i stuck with ford

 

20 years of age - Ford Fiesta ecoboost 1.0 ZS - 2013 - (love it) 

 

That's quite a few cars for only 3 years  :)



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:29 AM

2004 VW Golf 1.8 GL

 

Was driving my folks Passat before, but this one I bought outright for £3,300. Gutsy growling engine, very fast and looked sweet. Spent quite a few ££ on it over the years as VW's are expensive to maintain.

Only major issue was the gearbox going on the M4 and a big oil slick left behind me. lol

 

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2013 - Ford Focus Zetec 1.6

 

My current car and 2nd love of my life lol. Bought outright for £4,400 with 47k on the clock and 2 previous owners. Not as nippy as the Golf ( i do miss the punch of a 1.8) but better in so many other ways, and modification options brought me to this forum  :rolleyes: . I get so much grief when I go to visit my mum as I spend more time modding the focus, than I do with her. lol

 

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:36 AM

2004 VW Golf 1.8 GL

 

Was driving my folks Passat before, but this one I bought outright for £3,300. Gutsy growling engine, very fast and looked sweet. Spent quite a few ££ on it over the years as VW's are expensive to maintain.

Only major issue was the gearbox going on the M4 and a big oil slick left behind me. lol

 

Golf_zpsf84b8299.jpg

 

 

2013 - Ford Focus Zetec 1.6

 

My current car and 2nd love of my life lol. Bought outright for £4,400 with 47k on the clock and 2 previous owners. Not as nippy as the Golf ( i do miss the punch of a 1.8) but better in so many other ways, and modification options brought me to this forum  :rolleyes: . I get so much grief when I go to visit my mum as I spend more time modding the focus, than I do with her. lol

 

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Nice Focus Ben thanks for sharing!



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:42 AM

These are the ones that I can remember dating back to 1979/80. I am sure there were others plus 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 SportKA
Ford Focus Estate 1.6 Style
Renault Clio Mk 2 Phase 2
Ford Focus Sport

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:27 PM

These are the ones that I can remember dating back to 1979/80. I am sure there were others plus 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 SportKA
Ford Focus Estate 1.6 Style
Renault Clio Mk 2 Phase 2
Ford Focus Sport

 

Goodness me, Did you have a showroom at one point in your life  ;)



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:58 PM

Bruce's list of motors never ceases to amaze me!

 

me, I had a 95 Citroex AX, 4 forward gears, 1.0 petrol engine, first car after passing my test in around 2007.

Second was a 54 plate fiesta finesse, 1.25 petrol in midnight blue, was an excellent motor, but I got a job with a lot of driving and a small car with a small petrol engine was costing too much fuel wise. this was about 2008

Third car was a 55 plate Focus Zetec Climate, 1.6 TDCi, this was the motor that seemed best to replace the Fiesta, it was a good car when it worked, but began the tradition of Jeebob + any diesel Ford = money draining from every crevice possible! This was about 2009

Fourth car was a Kia Cee'd, 1.6 petrol, 124bhp, not a bad motor at all! handled as well as the Focus and was a pleasure to drive, was nimble, quick and all round a very good motor, I bought it in 2011 and had to ditch it new year last year, it lost money hand over fist, but we needed a bigger car for the family.

 

Current Car: 55 plate Ford Focus CMAX 1.6 TDCi CVT, for a cat D writeoff, its generally its a lovely motor to drive, its continued the tradition that the prior Focus commenced. It has cost me a fair few quid in repairs already, but the Auto side of it has benefited my health, and the diesel (even though its auto) has been rather economical. The car is just about on top form. all mechanical repairs have been completed, however (and heres where the expense comes in!) Ford made a terrible lapse in judgement.... The 1.6 TDCI CVT gearbox cant cope in the long term with the amount of Torque that the engine throws out. I am now on the edge of my seat, with extended warranty in hand, just waiting for the day that the gearbox finally gives up... and when it comes, it will cost me a few hundred quid to fix, and thats with the warranty in hand.

 

I do like my Ford's, but they dont seem to like me!

 

5 cars in 6 years, I dont think thats bad going!



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

2009: '04 Citroen Xsara Picasso
Once I saw this car I had to buy it, always liked the size of them! I was 19 at the time and got a lot of stick from colleagues :P

2011: '57 Ford Focus 5dr Ghia
Loved it, but lost my job at the time so had to sell it on for a diesel.

2012 (now): '58 Ford Mondeo Zetec

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:23 PM

These are the ones that I can remember dating back to 1979/80. I am sure there were others plus 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 SportKA
Ford Focus Estate 1.6 Style
Renault Clio Mk 2 Phase 2
Ford Focus Sport

 

Awesome list there Bruce, I hope to be able to have a list that long one day!  :lol:



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

Bruce's list of motors never ceases to amaze me!

 

me, I had a 95 Citroex AX, 4 forward gears, 1.0 petrol engine, first car after passing my test in around 2007.

Second was a 54 plate fiesta finesse, 1.25 petrol in midnight blue, was an excellent motor, but I got a job with a lot of driving and a small car with a small petrol engine was costing too much fuel wise. this was about 2008

Third car was a 55 plate Focus Zetec Climate, 1.6 TDCi, this was the motor that seemed best to replace the Fiesta, it was a good car when it worked, but began the tradition of Jeebob + any diesel Ford = money draining from every crevice possible! This was about 2009

Fourth car was a Kia Cee'd, 1.6 petrol, 124bhp, not a bad motor at all! handled as well as the Focus and was a pleasure to drive, was nimble, quick and all round a very good motor, I bought it in 2011 and had to ditch it new year last year, it lost money hand over fist, but we needed a bigger car for the family.

 

Current Car: 55 plate Ford Focus CMAX 1.6 TDCi CVT, for a cat D writeoff, its generally its a lovely motor to drive, its continued the tradition that the prior Focus commenced. It has cost me a fair few quid in repairs already, but the Auto side of it has benefited my health, and the diesel (even though its auto) has been rather economical. The car is just about on top form. all mechanical repairs have been completed, however (and heres where the expense comes in!) Ford made a terrible lapse in judgement.... The 1.6 TDCI CVT gearbox cant cope in the long term with the amount of Torque that the engine throws out. I am now on the edge of my seat, with extended warranty in hand, just waiting for the day that the gearbox finally gives up... and when it comes, it will cost me a few hundred quid to fix, and thats with the warranty in hand.

 

I do like my Ford's, but they dont seem to like me!

 

5 cars in 6 years, I dont think thats bad going!

 

It's a shame that your Fords don't seem to like you given the fact that you appreciate mine. Both my Focus's have been great (keeping fingers crossed!!)



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 02:26 PM

2009: '04 Citroen Xsara Picasso
Once I saw this car I had to buy it, always liked the size of them! I was 19 at the time and got a lot of stick from colleagues :P

2011: '57 Ford Focus 5dr Ghia
Loved it, but lost my job at the time so had to sell it on for a diesel.

2012 (now): '58 Ford Mondeo Zetec

 

Can't think why you would have got a lot of stick for driving a Citroen Picasso at 19!!  :lol:



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