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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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    sif

    Ford pop

    Morris minor

    Triumph spitfire

    MGB  Front page of Coventry evening paper after crashing through double doors and piling up on counter)

    pedals were very close together for heeling and toeing, hit by Belgian in hire car when full lock and stationary, jammed accelerator down and sent me into passenger well, scattered pedestrians for 100 metres and then peeking over dash avoided old lady leaving shoe shop and entered bank. Court said my sitting with out turned front wheels caused accident, despite Belgian saying I was stationary when he hit me at speed.

    Triumph Dolomite Sprint          At the time a very quick car

    Ford Cortina 2000e (engine fire put out by bank staff in high street)

    Capri 3 litre gt

    Mini Van

    Sunbeam Alpine

    3 litre cortina

    Citroen Dyane

    Golf

    Micra

    Peugeot 405

    Micra

    Hyundai galloper

    Santa fe

    Daihatsu

    Honda Odyssey

    Toyota Hiace

    Terracan

    Santa fe

    lexus 400h

    Citroen aircross

     

    Favourite Car was Galloper, imported from Iraq, desert spec ex UN vehicle. Impossible to get spares was a mitsu design built by Hyundai. No computer had any parts correctly listed. Hyundai said its Mitsu, Mitsu said its Hyundai. Sunbeam was prettiest. Lexus most luxurious, Sprint quickest (at the time). Best buy was Morris Minor for 50 quid. Kept in family for about 15 yrs. Easiest to work on, Spitfire, cheapest to run Morris Minor. Scariest at speed, Capri, could not go around bends.  Most expensive, Lexus (3ooo quid for a new set of keys, They change all the locks)

     

    #132636 Reply
    sif

    Elliot, you didn’t sell the sprint to me did you? Sounds like the spec of the one I bought in London or thereabouts, was white colour and yes, a beast

    #132642 Reply
    Intranicity

    Vauxhall Viva 1275 HC

    Ford Fiesta 1400 Supersport

    Honda Civic GT

    Vauxhall Belmont

    BMW 2002

    Vauxhall Cavelier

    VW Sharan VR6

    Vauxhall Corsa

    Citreon XM

    Ford Granada

    Audi 80

    Renault Traffic

    Skoda Superb

    Citreon DS5

    Nissan Qashqai

    Ford Kuga

    BMW 2 Series 220d X drive Active Tourer

    #133639 Reply
    Jo

    My cars (private and company):

    VW GOLF First generation (Mk1/A1, Typ 17)

    VW Golf Second generation (Mk2/A2, Typ 19E/1G)

    Audi 90 quattro®

    Fiat Uno 45 (Type 146)

    VW Passat B4 Estate

    Audi 100 (C4, 1990–1994) 2.5 TDI quattro® Avant (x2)

    Fiat Uno 60 Bianco (Type 146)

    Fiat Uno (Type 146)

    Vauxhall Zafira 2.0 dti Elegance

    Audi Q3 2.0 TDI [184] Quattro® S Line Plus 5dr S Tronic

    Audi A4 3.0 TDI (272bhp) Quattro S Line 5d S Tronic

     

    #155001 Reply
    FiestaRed

    Mine makes really interesting reading?

    Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
    Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
    Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
    Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
    Vauxhall Astra
    Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer

    #155025 Reply
    Noel
    Participant

    HaHa,  Then why “FiestaRed”?

    Don’t think I’ve ever had the same car more than once in 30yrs of driving, I get bored far too easy.

    #155027 Reply
    FiestaRed

    “FiestaRed” is the colour of the timeless Fender 57 Stratocaster guitars used and played by so many bands over the years.

    #155028 Reply
    FiestaRed
    #155035 Reply
    Phaedra
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    Mini with a Morris 1100 engine thrown in it, wide wheels and bucket seats – Absolutely no idea how I ever managed to get in/out of it being 6′ 5″

    Datsun Cherry

    Datsun 160J SSS, frameless doors, vynil roof and painted like Starsky & Hutch (not by me!)

    Citroen BX19 TGD Estate (first new car)

    Rover 216

    Citroen BX14

    Austin Montego (company car)

    Ford Sierra Estate

    Citroen ZX

    Hyundai Atoz

    Joined Motability Scheme

    Ford C-Max

    Honda CRV

    Nissan Qashqai (new version, terrible car!)

    Ford Kuga (killed by hail stones and appaling repairs by Nationwide)

    Off Motability Scheme

    Honda Jazz

    Skoda Yeti

    Skoda Yeti (new car on lease, killed a year ago this very day by an idiot jumping out of an extra large Transit driving along at 40mph and it smashing into me)

    Back on Motability

    Seat Ateca – Present car

     

    There's room for all God's creatures, right next to the mash and gravy 🙂

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