Car history

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    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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  • #76184 Reply

    Shawn
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    Early starter,had just passed my motorcycle test 2months after turning 17 when my mother put in for my car test as a Christmas present(£7). 2 weeks before test I started my driving lessons,had 4 and passed first time with BSM in a Toledo.

    Motorcycles around 60

    Cars around about 60

    was sort of semi motor trade in spare time,had trading standards chasing me for it anyway 😈

    East Yorkshire.
    Still looking for an EV I can get my wheelchair in or has not got a ridiculous AP!

    #76187 Reply

    karl

    my first post…:)

    1986   new  honda mtx80lc stolen in yorkshire

    1987   76 escort 1300 Gl stolen and crashed

    1988 new mz125 crashed it after 3 weeks

    1988 honda mbx125 lc 87 rode it into the ground within 6 months despatch riding in london

    1988 yamaha rd125lc 87 plate loved it until i had a go on my mates kawasaki that could do 100mph where the yam was flat out at 80mph

    1988/89   kawasaki ar125lc e reg crashed it and moved back to yorkshire no vehicles

    1990 honda c90.. despatch rode on about 6 different ones between 90 and 93 2 were stolen 1 crashed ..used to buy them from the company i worked for pay them off @£50 a week for 20 ish weeks then get a new every year also owned in this period of time was a yamaha rd125lc and a kawasaki gpz550

    1993 honda cg125 new did 60k miles on it in 14 months ..i’m a big lad 6ft 3 and 20 stone and this bike performed great did 65/70mph flat out everywhere and was still running on same engine 7 years later with 85k on it

    1994 kawaski gt550

    1995 yamaha xtz750 h reg sold in 96

    1995 volvo 740gle 90 reg did 100k miles in my ownership burst a radiator pipe on the m6 leaked all the water out and boiled the head gasket

    1997 rover 827 vitesse 90 reg loved this car speedo had 150mph on it and the needle used to go past it and stop at a little pin (on private land only of course ) ..came out of an autoparts store with service kit to find a ford orion embeded in rear

    1999 sierra 1.8gl 90 reg bought as a stop gap while insurance sorted the rover

    1999 sierra xr4x4 2.9  90 reg great motor head gasket failed

    1999 toyota previa 2.4gx

    2002 rover 620 vitesse s reg engine failure within 7 days ownership (145mph..private road of course )

    2002 granada scorpio 2.0 96 r reg

    2002 rover 825si t reg head gasket failure

    2004 citroen xsara vts 168bhp engine same as pug306gti underated fast car (got an indicated 150 mph private road of course) traded for saab

    2004 citroen c8 2.0hdi  04 reg bought as family car traded for galaxy

    2006 saab 900 talledega t plate convertible traded my xsara for this as wifes 40 birthday present i ended up using in winter as she preferred family car in winter..was set on fire by vandals

    2006 ford galaxy 2.3 auto 01 on y plate

    2007 mondeo diesel  99 v i think  bought as a stop gap whilst saab insurance was sorted as i was commuting from yorkshire to london at this time

    2007 vauxhall omega 2.5 elite t plate with lpg kit ..had problems with lpg kit intermittent running

    2008 omega 2.6 mv6 lpg fitted 52 reg ..much better lpg kit ..equivlent of approx 60mpg on the m1 smashed it in the snow

    2009 omega 3.2mv6 estate bought as a stop gap bought the last mv6 from insurance and was going to refit lpg kit but then spotted a 3.0 elite estate with lpg for sale so sold the mv6 estate and broke the saloon

    2009 omega elite 3.0 estate lpg v reg still own this it’s parked on my brothers drive

    2012 mercedes e220cdi 52 reg

    2014 mercedes s320cdi 54 reg

    2017 seat ateca 1.4 dsg first mobility car..really happy with it covered 20k miles which includes 3 return trips to benidorm..

     

    #76188 Reply

    Philjb

    crikey my memories not that good these days.

    When I was a tiny kid I helped my mate build banger racing cars.

    My mates dad gave me a zephyr to do up  I drove it up and down a private Rd near our flats.

    But my first proper car was a Vauxhall  viva then a triumph Toledo 1300, then upgraded to the dolomite 1500.

    My mates dad had the triumph 2.5 injection.

    Mk1 1100l estate

    mk2 escort lx

    Then a Austin maxi sold after a week for a profit?

    Then a 1275 mini.

    Then mk 1 escort 1300s

    a mk1 Capri

    then a Coritina e type. Which had been brush painted.

    Datsun sunny for a few months

    Datsun sunny  160jsss

    an Opel monza estate?

    A ford Sierra 2.0 L terrible car

    a mk 2 escort harrier loved it.

    a ford Granada X estate 2.8 loved that car

    Volvo 760 turbo estate 7 seats  that was great too kept it years

    a Citroen synergy kids were coming fast lol.

    Lancia bets my mate sold me to do up  at weekends

    then a galaxy brand new  1.9 tdi

    Plus a mk2 golf 16 v for my weekend toy, bought it for the wife in my name  👍🏻

    A Ford Focus mk2 ST 2005

    Vw touran 2006 ?1.9 tdi

    then vw touran 08?Sport 170 tdi dsg

    then touran 2012 sport 184 ps dsg fully loaded.

    An Audi B5 S4 estate fast 2.6 twin turbo

    ford focus mk2 Rs 2009 amazing car

    then a new Audi RS6 estate 2012 rocket ship got 3 points the first drive home. 😂

    Oh I had a jag f pace 3.0 for company car, plus a company merc estate 2.7 tdi

    Mx5 with bsm turbo conversion

    Then this Tiguan SEL tdi fully loaded kids are out getting shopping in it now.

    Probably missed loads  oh my fs1-e Yamaha 50 with baffles removed. My only bike  should have kept it

    Next scheme  car 3 years time?

     

     

     

    #76193 Reply

    Pirots
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    Always been a bit of a petrol head owning bikes and cars

    Bikes

    Garelli 50 owned as a tennager going around field etc

    Yamaha YZF750 x2

    Honda Fireblade x2

    Honda fireblade

    Ducati 1299 (dealer delivered it on the Friday sold it on the Sunday)

    Alfa Romeo Alfasud TI (loved these cars and had a few, never had any trouble with them)

    XR3

    XR3I

    Lancia Beta coupe (quite a few of them)

    Lancia Beta HPI

    Lancia Beta Spyder x2

    Vauxhall Astravan SE150 (I was building my own house at the time)

    AUDI TT (first new car, Mum died suddenly and at a young age 54. so I decided you can’t take it with you. So I ordered one when they first came out)

    Bmw 330 CI conv

    MK2 Audi TT 3.2

    Porsche 911 Carerra S (same buzz I got from bikes)

    Porsche 911 991.1 Carrera S

    Lancia Integrale Evo 2

    There were lots more in between but these are the ones I kept for more that 12 months. My dad was a car trader and I worked for him for a few years when I left school, so insurance was never a problem. I bought a lot of cars to sell on in those days.

    The Ducati. I had been having some problems with my legs not doing what they were supposed to do. I got the Ducati and went for a ride on the first dry day after i got it, which was the Sunday. I hated it, I was worried about dropping the bike everytime I came to a stop, because my legs would not go down quick enough, that’s why I put it for sale including my leathers, helmet boots etc as soon as I came home. I reluctantly realised no matter how much I wanted to remain a biker, my body was not up to it.

    The 911 was my last daily driver, I was still working so I was using it everyday, but then I had to give up work so it ended up just sitting in the garage doing nothing, so I sold it.

    The integrale was bought because I always wanted one and it was to be a garage queen, sitting in a dehumidified chamber, and because no matter how long it sat in the garage it was just going up in value. I kept it for 18 months and made a nice profit. I got sick of having to move around it in the garage so i sold it, but I wish I had not because it was a fantastic example of the legend, and I only ever got positive attention when I drove it. The Porsche were mainly not very positive attention, wanker as a drove past. people shouting rich bastard etc. I was brought up in a 2 up 2 down with an outside toilet about 50 metres at the end of the garden. No central heating, a geezer on the wall for hot water and a bath in front of the coal fire on a Sunday. This is when everyone else in school lived in houses with central heating and indoor toilets, and I was being called a rich bastard.

    Now I am 54 and I rarely drive.

     

     

     

     

     

    #76196 Reply

    crazydiamond
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    Right here we go

    morris oxford

    renault 12ts

    renault 12tl estate

    escortmk 1.3 gt

    escort mk1 mexico

    ford transit mk1

    ford transit mk 2

    austin allegro

    astra van

    nissan d21 pick up

    ford sierra 2.0 l

    mk4 cortina 1.6

    mk5 tincorna 2

    xr3

    vauxhall astra 1.6

    vauxhall nova 1.3

    vauxhall frontera sport escort mk5

    vauxhall frontera sport

    ford focus

    hyundai tucson 4×4

    nissan juke tekna

     

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    KingCardinal73
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    OK new to forum, Including some from my childhood (1977- present)

    Vauxhall Viva Estate

    VW Beetle + VW Camper

    VW Passat

    Volvo 240 GL + VW Transporter

    Volvo 240 GLT (Was Hit by a van which bounced into a lorry wrote that off but not the Volvo!!)

    Volvvo 340 GL (Whilst 240 GLT repaired)

    Volvo 440 Si

    Volvo 240 Torslanda

    Renault Grand Scenic Dynamic S

    Renault Grand Scenic Dynamic

    Ford Fiesta Zetec (Wifes)

    VW Fox Urban

    Mazda 3 Tamura

    Skoda Yeti Elegance (Personal Favourite)

    Seat Ateca  SE (Worse Car Personally

    Hyundai Tucson SE (Hire car (Ateca damaged in Stationary hit and run) very impressed)

    Renault Grand Scenic 1.5 dci Dynamic S x2,
    Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance, Seat Ateca 1.6TDI SE 150,000+ miles of Happy Motoring.

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    KingCardinal73
    Participant

    OK new to forum, Including some from my childhood (1977- present)

    Commer Camper van

    Vauxhall Viva Estate

    VW Beetle + VW Camper

    VW Passat

    Volvo 240 GL + VW Transporter

    Volvo 240 GLT (Was Hit by a van which bounced into a lorry wrote that off but not the Volvo!!)

    Volvvo 340 GL (Whilst 240 GLT repaired)

    Volvo 440 Si

    Volvo 240 Torslanda

    Renault Grand Scenic Dynamic S

    Renault Grand Scenic Dynamic

    Ford Fiesta Zetec (Wifes)

    VW Fox Urban (Wifes)

    Mazda 3 Tamura (Wifes)

    Skoda Yeti Elegance (Personal Favourite of myself and my wife)

    Seat Ateca  SE (Worse Car Personally, but made worse by poor dealership)

    Skoda Citigo Monte Carlo

    Hyundai Tucson SE (Hire car (Ateca damaged in Stationary hit and run) very impressed)

    Renault Grand Scenic 1.5 dci Dynamic S x2,
    Skoda Yeti 1.6TDI Elegance, Seat Ateca 1.6TDI SE 150,000+ miles of Happy Motoring.

    #77687 Reply

    puma999
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    I am getting on so i may have missed a few but i will have a go ,i will start at 22 year old as i had one every two or three months before then at less than £30 each that lasted no time or were bought to do up

    i have always had motorbikes and still do having two Triumphs , a Thunderbird and a Daytona , i also have a Transit ampervan (1990 44k miles no power steering !) and a saab convertible (1999 HOT )

    1972 Viva sl first car from work

    1974 Victor FD 1800 sl not the best but it had a great interior (worked at a vauxhall garage)

    1977 Ventora 3300 company car .very luxurious for its day

    1980 VX 2300GLS  company car ,great car …

    1983 i had to buy my own as i left the company and joined the fire service , 1975 ventora

    1986 Granada (1982 3 litre Ghia) fell to bits with rust eventually but was a good car

    1990 Rover Sterling i liked it (1987)

    1994 Rover 800 coupe (1992) loved it it had a honda v6 and full leather ,great car

    1999 Vauxhall Omega  new and the best car i have ever owned 2.5 diesel estate cd leather etc

    2004 Vauxhall Omega estate V6 CD ,brilliant car ….

    2006  Freelander V6 last of the polder style , got a great deal and no it didnt give me grief , HSE model

    2009 Freelander HSE it was a good car but had a couple of issues

    2011 Range Rover (2006) V8 Vogue , brilliant suv no problems and loved it

    2014 Range Rover (2010) V8 tdi once again no problems and avery good car

    2016 retired through ill health and first mobility car Kia Sportage ,awfull car , 8 times in garage ,rattles inside , bad finish , i have a list of issues including the dealer who never resloved them

    2019 Citroen C5 Aircross ….awaiting delivery and i think i will be pleased , i love the look and drive and the amount of equipment on the flair plus is mind blowing …

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 4 weeks ago by  puma999.

    Current Car Kia Sportage KX4 (worst car i have ever owned) waiting on a new Citroen C5 Aircross Flair plus

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