Car history

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  • #51548 Reply

    wmcforum
    Which 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)
    Triumph Spitfire
    (The motorcycle years, mostly spent on a BMW R100RT)
    Peugeot 405 (Company Car non turbo diesel – so slow accelerating)
    Fiat Uno
    Renault 5
    Renault Clio
    VW Golf 1.8
    Mercedes 200D W123
    MGBGT (why oh why)
    Vauxhall Vectra
    Honda Accord Estate
    Citroen Berlingo
    Ford Galaxy
    VW Sharan
    VW Van WAV

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  • #66265 Reply

    Toshtl

    Erm this brings back memories

    Ford popular

    Ford prefect

    Ford Anglia

    Ford Zodiac

    Ford Cortina

    Ford Capri (Liked Ford’s at the time lol)

    Triumph Herald

    Triumph Spitfire

    Hillman Minx

    Mini Cooper S

    Rover V8

    Toyota Celica

    Fiat 500

    Volkswagen Camper Van (Wish I still had it)

    Citroen Xantia

    Ford Fiesta

    Citroen ds3

    Nissa Qashqai

    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!!

     

    #66387 Reply

    Trev
    Moderator

    Nice list Toshtl,

    My brother had a TR7, loved that car.

    See u side-stepped the Ford escort and cavalier.

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    #67152 Reply

    Ben

    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.

     

    #68129 Reply

    Moody
    Participant

    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

    Motability
    Grand C-Max 2.0 tdci zetec
    Kuga 2.0 tdci zetec
    Kuga 1.5 eco 176ps awd auto titanium x

    #68305 Reply

    joss
    Participant

    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

    Mobility

    • Ford Focus 1.5 TDCI Titanium Magnetic
    • Next mobility will be the New Ford Focus ST line Due to order soon

    Joss
    Current car Ford Focus Titianium 1.5 TDCI
    Next car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive
    Builder of Gaming PC's

    #69926 Reply

    FloozW
    Participant

    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 polo

    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! 😊

    #70174 Reply

    72 Dudes

    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!

    #70175 Reply

    Trev
    Moderator

    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.

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    #70184 Reply

    ChrisK
    Participant

    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 Motability

    #70186 Reply

    Trev
    Moderator

    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

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    #70188 Reply

    72 Dudes

    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!

    #70228 Reply

    ChrisK
    Participant

    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.

    #70229 Reply

    ChrisK
    Participant

    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.

    #70230 Reply

    Trev
    Moderator

    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.

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    #71150 Reply

    Colin
    Participant

    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….

    #73046 Reply

    eame64
    Participant

    The list starts in 1980.

    Not all in order.

    Ausin Mini

    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

    Vauxhall VX490

    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

    Escort 1300L

    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

    Berlingo Mk3

    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 Nx300H

    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.

    #73049 Reply

    ChrisK
    Participant

    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. 😪

    #73052 Reply

    eame64
    Participant

    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.

    #73224 Reply

    WardyGTC
    Participant

    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.

    #73227 Reply

    Js (just saying)

    Welcome wardy lol my MG Metro was great never missed a beat.

    #74154 Reply

    Gumbo
    Participant

    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.

     

     

    #74815 Reply

    theo2017

    Ford Orion

    Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi

    Rover 216 GSi

    BMW 316

    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 Mk3

     

    #74876 Reply

    Mossfinn

    Triumph Toledo   Private

    vauxhall Astra.      Company car

    Renault Fuego.      CC

    Alfasud.                   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)

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