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May 21, 2018 at 11:36 am #51548
wmcforumWhich Mobility Car
We did this when the forum first started but it could do with a reboot.
Mine started well but quickly went downhill (unlike the Fiat Uno):
Mini 1275GT (Yellow)
Fiat Regatta (1.6 twin cam)
(The motorcycle years, mostly spent on a BMW R100RT)
Peugeot 405 (Company Car non turbo diesel – so slow accelerating)
VW Golf 1.8
Mercedes 200D W123
MGBGT (why oh why)
Honda Accord Estate
VW Van WAV
November 26, 2018 at 7:02 pm #66265
Erm this brings back memories
Ford Capri (Liked Ford’s at the time lol)
Mini Cooper S
Volkswagen Camper Van (Wish I still had it)
Volkswagen Tiguan Dsg 150 R-Line (Love this car)
Owned more cars than these over the years but just can’t remember them right now!!November 28, 2018 at 11:32 am #66387
Nice list Toshtl,
My brother had a TR7, loved that car.
See u side-stepped the Ford escort and cavalier.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5December 9, 2018 at 6:25 pm #67152
A 4 speed nova saloon lol which my dad won of someone in a game of pool I didn’t even have my provisional at the time.
Alfa 33 whilst i was learning
Never did take my test was booked for October 1996 but my army call up happened. I rebooked it for June 1997 a broken ankle scuppered it rebooked for Dec 97 and 2 days before it I got an emergency transfer across to another unit as needed a para trained medic to cover injury.
At that point figured I was jinxed and didn’t bother until earlier this year when it became apparant my daughter wasn’t going to regain the ability to walk.
Zafira 1.6 petrol
Mazda 5 sport nav luxury remapped and custom exhaust to hit the 200hp mark.December 27, 2018 at 11:10 am #68129
Datsun Cherry 0.96 l yellow with vinyl roof
Vauxhall Nova Saloon 1.2 l
Austin Montego 1.6 l – no pwer steering – nightmare
Ford Sierra 2.0 GLS
Ford Sapphire 4×4 GLS – got stolen twice as it looked like a cosworth
Renault Laguna 1.6 – Company car – crap
Vauxhall Vectra 2.0 – sold to a friend for £1 to get rid
Ford C-Max 2.0 tdci
Ford Grand C-Max 2.0 tdci Zetec – motability
Ford Kuga 2.0 tdci Zetec – motability
Ford Kuga 1.5 Eco 176PS AWD Auto Titanium X – motability
Grand C-Max 2.0 tdci zetec
Kuga 2.0 tdci zetec
Kuga 1.5 eco 176ps awd auto titanium xJanuary 2, 2019 at 4:58 pm #68305
First ever car was
- Vauxhall viva
- Renault 5
- Vauxhall Cavalier
- Mini metro
- Volvo 340 GL
- Peugeot 306 hatch 1.6 metallic gold
- Ford Focus 2.0 Ghia Silver
- Ford Fiesta 1.2 hatch LX Silver
- Ford Focus 1.5 TDCI Titanium Magnetic
- Next mobility will be the New Ford Focus ST line Due to order soon
Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
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"It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."February 4, 2019 at 10:14 am #69926
History of cars:
first car was a Honda Civic, can’t remember much about it other than it was white and auto (cvt or whatever it was called then.
ford escort cabriolet
vw golf gti
several ford sierras, all company cars
mazda 323f – company car
ford Orion auto – company car, 0-60 in about 2 hours and put me off Ford Autos for many years
Back to my own cars:
Ford Fiesta zetec
vauxhall astra 1.8 sport
then joined the Motability scheme, after husband pointed out my favourite car was on the list!
Mazda mx5 1.8, the last geared car I had, or will ever have
mazda 6, can’t remember anything other than it was comfortable – and black! ?
Vw golf 1.4 tsi
vw golf 1.6 tdi
hyundai Tucson 2.00 auto awd.
now waiting for the next car, due in April! ?February 8, 2019 at 4:14 pm #70174
OK then , as I’m a Newbie, here we go. It’s my wife who is the Motability customer.
1972 Austin 1100 2 door in Flame red
1978 Austin Maxi 1750 in Brooklands Green
1978 Renault 16 in Blue. Took my Advanced Driving Test around here in 1985, using my dad’s 1981 VW Derby 1.3 GLS
1979 Ford Capri 2.0S in Signal Orange (loved it until it was rear ended by a 4×4, went off it!)
1984 Honda Accord Executive 3 door in Silver
1989 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L in Blue (company car) First of the MK2 new shape, thought I was bees knees)
1991 Rover 820 SLi in Platinum (company car) what a dog!
1995 Peugeot 405 GLX 1.9 TD in Vulcan Red (company car)
1997 VW Passat 1.8T SE in Silver (company car) First car I had built to factory order.
2000 Audi A6 1.8T in Hibiscus Red (company car, climbing corporate ladder!)
2003 Volvo S60 2.4D SE in Polarctic Blue (company car, possibly favourite). Around this time I bought a restored 1969 MGC GT in British Racing Green as a plaything!
Redundancy in 2004:- 1996 Saab 9000 CSE 2.3T auto in Aubergine with intergalactic mileage
One year contract with company cars: Volvo V50 2.0D SE in urine yellow!; Peugeot 407 SE 1.6D SE in grey; Rover 75 2.0 CDTi Contemporary in Silver. Sold the MGC around now.
2001 Citroen C5 2.2 HDi SX in Hurricane Grey
2007 Volvo S40 2.0D SE Lux in Barents Blue (another favourite). Around this time I bought a 2007 Mazda MX5 1.8 in Copper Red, such fun.
2007 Mercedes A180 CDi Elegance SE in Horizon Blue (still owned)
2006 Mercedes SLK 350 in Tellurite Silver (traded in MX5, still owned)
MRS 72 Dudes cars: (bought by me)
1980 Honda Accord auto in silver blue (fell apart with rust)
1984 Audi 80 1.6 auto in Navy Blue
1991 Rover 216 GSi auto in Beige
1997 Rover 216 SLi auto in Green (another dog, should have kept the old shape beige one!)
2001 Renault Megane Coupe Sport 1.6 auto in metallic blue
2008 Peugeot 207 1.6 Sport auto in White
2017 She went from DLA to PIP and her internal Neurostimulator was suddenly regarded as an ‘aide’ which gave her the points for Motability.
2017 Audi Q3 1.4 TFSi Sport S Tronic in Mythos Black. We both love it!February 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm #70175
Impressive list 72 dudes,
Personal fav for me is the 2001 renault megane sport 1.6 – only because i had the same, Y reg, manual, in platinum – a real fun car to drive.
Thanks for sharing.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5February 8, 2019 at 6:21 pm #70184
I started of driving cars that never had a year identifier on the plate so can only go by the decade. All cars manual up to the Motability years then all auto’s.
Vauxhall Victor circa 1959
Ford Prefect circa 1958 3 forward gears and one reverse.
Vauxhall Velox circa 1960 Converted from column change to floor change with Jaguar gearbox.
Triumph 2000 1965 A favourite
Hillman Hunter circa 1971 A nightmare
Austin Princess circa 1976 Another nightmare
Ford Cortina circa 1977 Not bad for a 1300
Ford Escort 1991 German built very reliable
Ford Escort Ghia 1998 Another favourite
KIA Rio ICE 2007 1.5 TDi My first diesel and also first brand new car.
VW Golf 1.9 TDi DSG 2008 Motability First car driven as a disabled person
Seat Leon 1.6 TDi DSG Motability 2011
VW Golf 1.4 TSi DSG Motability 2014 3 year lease
VW Golf 1.4 TSi DSG 1 year private
KIA Carens 1.7 Diesel DSG MotabilityFebruary 8, 2019 at 6:34 pm #70186
There’s a pattern forming there Chris, Kia, Vag x4, Kia……..
Was the switch to a Leon due to costs, or something else?
I had a Leon ST petrol prior to our current car, very sporty, and very fun to drive. Would have look at another if we didn’t have to switch to something higher.
I was a late learner, but was in era where most of my friends had an escort. Was a passenger in quite a few on trips to the nightclub. 2 of my friends use to play the lotto scratchcards (was when they first come out) they won the jackpot, and bought themselves matching escorts…… think that’s when i realised they weren’t so cool lol
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5February 8, 2019 at 6:48 pm #70188
Great list ChrisK.
Was the 1960 Velox the USA influenced one with the curved front and rear screens?
Nevertheless, I bet the 1965 Triumph 2000 felt like a Rolls Royce in comparison – very smooth and refined with its 6 cylinder lump!February 9, 2019 at 11:06 am #70228
There’s a pattern forming there Chris, Kia, Vag x4, Kia…….. Was the switch to a Leon due to costs, or something else? I had a Leon ST petrol prior to our current car, very sporty, and very fun to drive. Would have look at another if we didn’t have to switch to something higher. I was a late learner, but was in era where most of my friends had an escort. Was a passenger in quite a few on trips to the nightclub. 2 of my friends use to play the lotto scratchcards (was when they first come out) they won the jackpot, and bought themselves matching escorts…… think that’s when i realised they weren’t so cool lol
Trev, that pattern with the KIA > VAG > KIA are results of circumstances at the time with my first KIA bought because the company I worked for relocated from south Bristol to Stonehouse in Gloucestershire and I was filling the tank of my Escort Ghia with petrol every other day with the running around at work included but bought the KIA Rio because it was a cheap diesel that I only had to fill once a week.
The changing back to KIA was brought about because of the VW Touran delays in delivery.
The Seat Leon came about because I’d realised I wasn’t going to work again so less money in the pot and the AP was a couple of hundred less than the Golf and the car had more tech in it however it fell from favour because of the design of the hatch door with that big curving at the bottom of the hatch-door making it hard to put a scooter in the boot apart from that I got on just as well with the Leon as I did with the Golf, that I forgot to add to my notes, is probably the best car I’ve ever owned or least.February 9, 2019 at 11:11 am #70229
Great list ChrisK. Was the 1960 Velox the USA influenced one with the curved front and rear screens? Nevertheless, I bet the 1965 Triumph 2000 felt like a Rolls Royce in comparison – very smooth and refined with its 6 cylinder lump!
72Dudes, Yes the Velox did have that American spaceship sort of look about them as did many of the GM / Vauxhall cars had back then. The Triumph 2000 was like pure luxury, a luxury I couldn’t really afford at the time as I was always driving around with the fuel warning light on and this was in a time when petrol went up in price by one old penny a gallon and not one new penny a litre. LoL
I blow a piston ring in that old six cylinder job about 6 months after requiring the car and that piston blow in the middle of the old Severn Crossing bridge that was then part of the main M4 so at 70 MPH didn’t do it much good and after repairing in my own time at home it was never quite so smooth but still a nice car to drive.
Those cars way back then seem to me to be massive and had loads of room in them but a couple of years ago I was driving behind an old Triumph 2000 and it looked like a Mini Metro size wise up against my Ford Escort.February 9, 2019 at 11:16 am #70230
Cheers Chris, interesting you mention about the hatch door on the leon – when we went to test drive it, we were unsure if to get the hatch or estate, and if to get diesel or petrol.
The dealership gave us extended unassisted test drives in a petrol hatch, and a diesel estate. I was surprised as how little difference is driving, parking, and vision there was between the hatch and estate, and what sold us on the estate is that the boot floor was adjustable and could be raised level with the lip – eliminating the problem you describe. So we ended up with a petrol estate.. what’s more at the time, it was zero AP, and didn’t even take my wife’s full allowance!
I agree it was a fantastic fun car to drive.
Mota History - Nissan Qashqai Ford Focus Seat Leon ST Mazda CX-5February 23, 2019 at 4:29 am #71150
Austin Maestro – mother gave me this when my parents decided they didn’t need 2 cars any more
Peugeot 106 1.5D – first car I bought – thing went forever on a whiff of diesel
Toyota Corolla 1.3 Petrol – Never had a problem with this – sold it to my mother (for half of it’s value before anyone comments about her giving me the first car lol) in the end when I needed something bigger.
Peugeot 306SW 1.9D – Zero power but it was absolutely unstoppable in the snow – I’ve never driven anything before or since which could handle the slippy stuff as well, and my current car is AWD!
Peugeot 407SW 2.0HDi – loved this car but towards the end the maintenance bills were starting to pile up and I was sick of replacing ABS sensors on it.
Volvo XC60 D4 AWD – current motability car – can’t really complain about it but I do wish I’d gotten something different and will be glad to see the back of it (and the 28mpg I’m averaging) at the end of this year….
"Man is born in freedom, but he soon becomes a slave, in cages of convention, from the cradle, to the grave."March 23, 2019 at 10:23 am #73046
The list starts in 1980.
Not all in order.
vauxhall Viva 1300E
Triumph Toledo(only car i ever got done on)young and naive.
Datsun 140j fast back.(Fab car)
Vauxhall victor 1800
Cortina mk 3 1600L
Opal Manta SR
Granada 3.L Ghia Mk1 which was a fabulous car.
Granada 2.8 GL rare manual.(wrote this one off)
Bmw 316 2 door
Volvo 240 GL
Renault 21 Txe
Renault 21 turbo(wolf in sheeps clothing)
Renault 11 Txe which stayed in the family for years being passed around and never breaking down.
Renault 9 Txe
Capri 1600L MK2
Cavalier 1.6 GLS
Fiat Strada 1300(hated that car)
Vw Golf 1600 GLS
Fiesta 1600 Diesel MK2
Fiesta 1800 Diesel MK3
Fiesta Courier Van(work)
Rover 820 SI (nice car but rubbish engine)
BMW 520i Mk2
Then came much newer cars.
Renault clio 1.9DTi SI had this for over 4 years from new and was a great car.
Renault Laguna 1.9 Privlidge dci we had this 4 years as company car and two as private.
Fiat panda 100Hp(second car and good fun)
LR discovery 3
Berlingo Mk 2
Bmw z3 2.8 orinoco special
Audi A4 convertible
Toyota land cruiser colorado
Lexus RX300 sel
Porsche Boxster 3.2s
Freelander 2 xs e
Lexus RX450H (still own this car and is pleasure to own and drive)
Mercedes slk 200
Lexus Is250C(Have recently sold this.)
First Motability car(My son is the Motability customer)
Mini countryman Phev.
There have been quite a few company cars owned by the better half as well, plus quite a few motorbikes.
Hope some of them bring back some nice memories.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.March 23, 2019 at 11:06 am #73049
Wow earnie64, looking at that fine list makes me think you could have been a dealer in the past. ?
I have my list in here somewhere but never listed the company vans I had because they bring tears to my eye’s to this day when I think of the Ford Escort vans that drove 70,000 miles in a little over 2 years with no problems then the company got a good deal on Morris Mariner vans that I drove brand new out of the dealers to a petrol station 3 miles down the road to find the fuel gauged not working and in less than a week, speedo stopped working and so it went on. ?March 23, 2019 at 11:57 am #73052
No, certainly not a dealer, in recent years a lot have been second and even third cars but just have the Countryman and Lexus RX now plus a nice maxi scooter(yamaha x-Max 300)for a bit of fun.
i know what you mean about Marinas my brother bought a new one back in the day and it was awful, but my dads Austin 1100 was a great car and we all learned to drive in it.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.March 25, 2019 at 2:15 pm #73224
Just joined the forum so this seemed like a sensible place to start, let’s see how good my memory is.
Starting in 1988.
Ford Capri 2.0GL – Loved it, vinyl roof and all
Ford Granada 2.3GL – A bag of crap that went like the clappers
MG Metro – surprisingly fun to drive
Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L (taxi) – Boring
Peugeot 405 (had 3 in total, various models all taxis) – All boring and expensive to fix
Audi 100 2.2CD – Great car
Ford Orion 1.6Ghia – Looked good but full of issues
Ford Fiesta 1.1Popular – Dreadful
Kia Sedona 3.0V6 – Surprised many GTi drivers leaving the lights
Mazda 323 – Adequate
Volkswagen Golf V5 estate – Stunning car but needed too much spending on it
Vauxhall Astra GTC 2.0SRi (motability) – Best car I’ve ever had and I still miss it.
Vauxhall Zafira 2.0SRi (motability) – Disappointing
Nissan Juke 1.6Tekna (motability) – Tedious
Due to change in September this year so eagerly awaiting the Q2 list to see what I can get.March 25, 2019 at 2:37 pm #73227
Js (just saying)
Welcome wardy lol my MG Metro was great never missed a beat.April 3, 2019 at 11:24 pm #74154
A short history for me as I started late then had issues with dla to pip.
2014 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v Elite. The car I passed my test in. Didn’t keep it for long due to pips.
2017 Volvo V40 Cross country 1.5 T3, Very disappointed that it’s no longer on the list is a whole lot of car for the AP of 500.April 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm #74815
Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi
Rover 216 GSi
Peugeot 405 MI16
Vauxhall Astra GL
Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk2
Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi
Ford Escort 1.6
Ford Fiesta XR2i
Ford Sierra Sapphire
Ford Fiesta MK3
Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9
Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi MK1
Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi MK3
Ford Focus Zetec S 1.6
Seat Leon FR Tdi MK2
Ford Focus ST Diesel
VW Golf GT 1.6 Tdi
Pip Switch Over Lost But Won Through Tribunal Had To Give VW Golf Back
Ford Fiesta Zetec S TDCI 2007
Seat Leon FR Tdi Mk3April 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm #74876
Triumph Toledo Private
vauxhall Astra. Company car
Renault Fuego. CC
Golf Gti. CC
Peugeot 405. CC
Vauxhall Cavalier Sri CC
Mercedes C200. CC
BMW 520. CC
Volvo V70. CC
Jaguar X Type 3l Sport Private
Audi Q5. Private
Audi Q7. Private
Audi Q7. Private
Audi S5 Cabriolet. Private
Jaguar F Type Convertible. Private.
Volvo XC60. Motobility
Mazda CX-5 Sports Nav Motobility (awaiting delivery)April 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm #75347
Honda CB 200 motorbike
ford zephyr 4
Škoda MB 1000
Ford Orion GL Mark I
ford escort mk3
mini metro turbo
ford granada 2.3 ghia
Mitsubishi Colt Tredia
Vauxhall 4×4 Frontera
ford scorpio ghia estate
Skoda Fabia (first motabilty car, My wife is the customer)
Honda Jazz (while we waited for the PiP appeal, which we won)
Ford Kuga titainum x (in about 3 month with Motability)
Some of the above are not in order of appearance, but we/I owned them, and I think I got them all?
- This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by lesmond.
2019. KUGA Titanium X Edition 1.5, petrol, manual in Chrome BlueMay 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm #76156
All these cars have been on Motability, got my first car at 16 years old. Next car due March 2020 and really leaning towards a 2.0 TSI DSG Seat Leon ST if it is still such a great offer in 2020 when it could be the mk4!
Jan 1993 Rover Metro 1.4 Si petrol auto
Jan 1996 Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX petrol auto
Jan 1999 Nissan Almera 1.6 SX petrol auto
Jan 2002 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec petrol auto
Jan 2005 Ford Focus Estate 1.6 LX petrol auto, extended lease 5 yrs
Mar 2010 Kia Cee’d 1.6 CRDi 3 diesel auto, extended lease 5yrs
Mar 2015 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 2.0 CDTi diesel auto, extended lease 5yrs.