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  • #51548 Reply
    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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  • #132633 Reply

    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



    Peugeot 405


    Hyundai galloper

    Santa fe


    Honda Odyssey

    Toyota Hiace


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    #155028 Reply
    #155035 Reply

    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 🙂

    #159087 Reply

    Hi, I had the foloowing cars:

    VW Golf  DSG

    Audi A3 Sportback (won’t cahnge it for a long time, like it very much)

    #159189 Reply

    I’ve had

    Vauxhall vectra

    Vauxhall insignia

    Vauxhall Astra sports tourer

    Volvo XC60

    awaiting our BMW X1 xline xdrive20i first automatic

    #159225 Reply

    @Shellie So you have been a Vauxhall gal then I see. My first ever car was a Vauxhall Viva, many moons ago

    Current car BMW X2 2.0i Sport sDrive Auto 2019 with Sport pack
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI

    "Men fight for liberty & win it with hard knocks. Their children brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves" - D.H. Lawrence

    #159445 Reply

    My car history from 1990 to present 😎

    Mk 2 escort

    Talbot horizon

    rover sd1

    opal manta

    escort xr3i

    capri laser and 2.8i

    Fiesta xr2

    austin maestro

    Peugeot 306

    Fiesta zetec s

    Citroen VTR

    mazda 3 sport

    Volvo v70

    bmw x1

    bmw 3 series coupe

    focus st estate

    another bmw x1


    #161941 Reply

    Bit of a theme here:

    VW POLO X 2






    GOLF MK6 X 2




    #168551 Reply

    Audi 90

    Opel Astra

    Subaru Forester

    Ford Maverick

    Now: Ford Fiesta / Chevrolet Captiva / Jaguar XK8 (used only in summer…)



    #168567 Reply

    Hyundai Coupe,

    BMW 320i (e30),

    Alfa Romeo 156 TS,

    BMW 325i (e36),

    Renault Megane RS Cup

    .. nothing for quite a while,

    SEAT Ateca (current)

    Golf GTE next. Hopefully.

    Current: SEAT Ateca Xcellence Lux 1.5 TSI DSG MY19
    On Order: VW Golf GTE PHEV DSG MY23

    #168581 Reply

    Gonna try this.. memory isnt great tho.


    Austin 1800

    Hillman Avenger

    Vauxhall Firenza 1800

    Ford Escort Estate

    Ford Fiesta

    VW Golf

    Vauxhall Nova

    Ford Granada

    Vauxhall Cavalier

    Bedford CF Camper

    Nissan Micra

    Skoda Octavia Estate

    Ford C-Max

    Toyota C-HR

    Next to be a Hyundai Kona ev(hopefully)


    probably forgot a few and order may not be exactly right. Only 2 were bought by me new.

    Current Car: Hyundai Kona Premium EV...2 way 40kg hoist
    Last Car: Toyota C-HR Excel Hybrid...4 way 80kg hoist

    #168583 Reply

    of all the above, i had the cmax for longest(about 9 yrs), and it gave me very little trouble. it was actually an ex motability car. original driver was from dundee i think, but i got it from a garage in dunfermline.

    Nicest car was the top of range skoda. lovely motor

    Current Car: Hyundai Kona Premium EV...2 way 40kg hoist
    Last Car: Toyota C-HR Excel Hybrid...4 way 80kg hoist

    #168613 Reply

    cant edit, but 2 more.. a Volvo (think it was a 240) and a Saab 900

    Current Car: Hyundai Kona Premium EV...2 way 40kg hoist
    Last Car: Toyota C-HR Excel Hybrid...4 way 80kg hoist

    #168617 Reply

    I will try and remember!

    Vauxhall Vectra 1.8LS

    Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 Sri

    VW Passat 2ltr SE

    Renault Laguna

    Ford Mondeo ST Line

    VW Caravelle (Hated it with a passion)

    Seat Alhambra 2ltr SE

    Ford Galaxy 2ltr Titanium

    Volvo XC40 R Design

    Nissan Qashquai Tekna

    Ford Kuga Titanium X Edition (Current car)

    Either Hyundai Tuscon Ultimate or Nissan Qashqai Tekna + (Next car, ordering very very soon I hope)


    Current car 2019 Ford Kuga 1.5T Titanium X Edition (White)

    On order new Vauxhall Grandland Ultimate 1.2 Turbo (Ruby Red)

    #178240 Reply
    Seymour biz

    Ford Anglia 105E

    Austin Mini Cooper S. 970cc Wish I still had it, worth six figures now.

    Austin A35 (x 2)

    Renault 16 TS

    Ford Fiesta (x 2)

    Ford Escort (x 2)

    Ford Sierra

    BMW 316i

    Vauxhall Astra Estate (company car) (x 2)

    MG Midget


    Ford Mondeo

    Skoda Superb (first Motability car)

    Mercedes C Class Estate

    Mercedes GLA 200


    #178252 Reply

    2015 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 diesel

    2018 Mercedes a180d SE had problems so I had

    2019 seat ateca 1.6 diesel


    #178270 Reply

    2013 Golf SE 1.6 TDI (Passed my test with it at 16, absolutely loved it)

    2016 Golf GT edition 1.6 TDI (Another great car came with a Sunroof and everything)

    Ford Focus ST Line X (Current car and going to extend as I am at end of my lease but don’t see anything worth exchanging for)


    #186284 Reply

    1996 Fiat Punto

    1998 Renult Clio

    2001 Peugeout 206

    2004 Renault Modus

    2007 Citroen C3

    2010 Ford Fiesta Titanium

    2013 Ford Fiesta Titanium

    2016 Ford Fiesta Titanium X

    2019 Audi A1 S Line



    #186303 Reply

    2009 – Ford Fiesta

    2012- Vauxhall Astra (spent more time at the dealership due to engine problems they couldn’t seem to fix)

    2015 – Mazda 3

    2018 – BMW 2 Series Coupe (had it a year then DWP changed me from DLA to PIP and i lost my high rate mobility, tribunal overturned DWP’s decision a month after i had to give the car back)

    2019 – Mercedes A Class (Current car)

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