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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    Woodlands

    Austin 1300

    Ford Escort basic

    VW Polo

    Ford Escort GHIA

    Ford Escort new!

    Volvo 440

    Volvo 460

    Renault Laguna

    Renault Laguna

    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Avensis

    Avensis

    XTrail

    Ford Kuga

    Ford Kuga……

     

    #186675 Reply
    Sue
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    Started off on a moped and then went for a bike, rode it for 3 ish years until passing my car test (I have a full motorbike licence).

    Cars

    Renault 14 £150 – Took us all over the country, never let us down and we made the wrong decision when it failed an MOT to scrap it.

    Lada Riva £100 and a complete waste of money (did 10 miles in the blooming thing)

    Vauxhall Astra estate £275 -Leaky boot but otherwise did us fine.

    Vauxhall Cavalier saloon £325 – Sold it to my neighbour who then sold it on to my brother about a year or so later.

    Ford Sierra Estate £475 – Another one sold to my neighbour. I’d always wanted one but hated it the moment I bought it. I put up with it until we were given an offer we couldn’t refuse for the Passat.

    VW Passat diesel Estate £2400 – Amazing car, had been my favourite until I got the 406. Had to spend very little on it and sailed through the MOT every single year. It was built like a tank and when a lorry decided it wanted my lane on the M25, protected like a tank too.

    Audi A4 diesel Estate £3600 – complete white elephant, waste of money and cambelt went on it.

    Vauxhall Astra diesel Estate  £461 Ebay purchase – Saw me through 6 years surprisingly

    Peugeot 406 Diesel Estate £750 – Felt like a queen driving it, had every single option possible and it sailed through the MOT every year with nothing needed. Unfortunately, it became clear that I was struggling with a manual car at this point and couldn’t put the handbrake on, so joined the scheme as nothing was available on the second hand market at a reasonable price.

    Peugeot 5008 Allure Diesel Automatic Advance payment of £1200 – I could get in it, out of it but couldn’t open and close the boot as it was so tall and my shoulders don’t raise very much, so any shopping etc, had to go in the back seats. Lovely and spacious and could fit everything we needed in it. Did go psycho a couple of times when it would surge but I would have it back in a heart beat for the flexibility and the ease of being able to get in and out independently.

    Skoda Karoq Diesel Automatic Advance payment of £695 – It was a compromise car as I couldn’t afford the advance payment on one that was perfect. It started off I needed assistance on the odd occasion to get out, now it is more often than not and I need more and more assistance to get in now too. The boot is not a bad size and can fit a fair amount in but it is not as flexible as the 5008 was. Lovely car to drive though, very comfortable and a good bit of go in it.

    #186677 Reply
    kezo
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    Started off on a moped and then went for a bike, rode it for 3 ish years until passing my car test (I have a full motorbike licence).

    Nice one Sue, Can you remember what bike you had?

    I started young on a bike, got my first motor cross at 8 and joined a professional club. Carried on untill my early 30’s gained quite a few trophies along the way.

    First road bike was a Yamaha fizzy (FS1E) at 16 passed my test then got a Kawasaki KH250 lime green. Had a few bikes alongside  cars after I passed my test. Last road bike I had  was a R1.

    Had some quick cars and will get round to listing them at some point.

    #186771 Reply
    Sue
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    Started off on a moped and then went for a bike, rode it for 3 ish years until passing my car test (I have a full motorbike licence).

    Nice one Sue, Can you remember what bike you had? I started young on a bike, got my first motor cross at 8 and joined a professional club. Carried on untill my early 30’s gained quite a few trophies along the way. First road bike was a Yamaha fizzy (FS1E) at 16 passed my test then got a Kawasaki KH250 lime green. Had a few bikes alongside cars after I passed my test. Last road bike I had was a R1. Had some quick cars and will get round to listing them at some point.

     

    Ah it was only a small one, a Yamaha YB100. I think someone forgot to put the restrictor on it though as it sounded like a bigger bike and went similar speeds too.

    I used to go out on bike runs with the local MCC, my bike would pee all over the other bikes for reliability and speed…but then they were riding old British classics.

    The plan had been to upgrade to a bigger engine after I passed my bike test but alas I fell down the stairs one night after someone spiked the (supposedly non alcoholic) punch at a BBQ with copious amounts of Vodka (me and Vodka are not bosom buddies) and landed on my neck. I struggled on for as long as I could but it just became impossible to continue riding in the end, so I booked up lessons and did my car test.

    #187639 Reply
    oldenstar
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    Sue did it right. Start on a push bike. Then a small motor bike, and work your way up, in my case to a 650 Golden Flash. Did more damage to myself on the James Cadet 150 though.

    Then the first car was a 1935 Austin 10 Tourer with dickey seats. Cost me £50 in 1958. I simply would not have the space to list all the cars since then. Advance motorist many years ago. In 1964 drove to India in a Bedford CA van with 2 friends, and shipped it with us to Australia where I spent 2 years, mostly in the outback.

    Bus driving, coach driving, double deck coaches to France, Spain, Italy etc.. My wife has had a motability car since 2003 and while she was driving I had to put up with tiny cars but since she stopped driving 3 years ago I save up to get a good big car. Current car is what was then the top of the range Citroen C5 Aircross 1.8 Diesel. Best car I have ever driven.

    Due to order new car in July 2022 and I am torn. Love the looks of the new Citroen C5x but I doubt the plug in hybrid will be on Motability. Depends what is still on Q3. Nissan Ariya, Toyota BZ thingy, or Tucson plug in?. Who knows

    oldenstar

     

    #187640 Reply
    struth
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    didn’t start on a bike, i actually started driving my dad’d rover v8 auto big body lol. but after i had been driving for 4/5 years, i bought myself a suzuki 125cc and used it a lot until my live in girlfriend decided it was hers, so i got myself a suzi gt250. again 2 stroke but much bigger and faster. i nearly fell off at speed about a year later after hitting an oil slick and sold it next day lol

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

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