December 15, 2016 at 2:12 pm #12145
Thought this would be interesting, just list your car history:
Mine started well but quickly went downhill (unlike the Fiat Uno):
Maestro 1.3 HLE
(The motorcycle years)
Mercedes 200D W123
Honda Accord Estate
December 15, 2016 at 5:17 pm #12184
What a good post …. I can see your life developing and then changing, clearly defined by the cars you’ve owned and driven.
Lambretta 200 GT
Mini Cooper MK1 998cc
Mini Cooper S MKI 1275cc
Ford Capri 3000 Ghia
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Rover 3500 V8S
Ford Mondeo estate
ford Mondeo estate (again)
Mazda 6 2.3 sport
Ford galaxy titanium X
Skoda Superb Estate 170bhp DSG 4×4.
I’ve probably forgotten a couple along the way lol.December 28, 2016 at 5:55 pm #14721
My father had an early B reg Ford Corsair, they were a real design statement at the time. I also had a Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 Coombes conversion for about two weeks, when it was diagnosed with a dangerous chassis due to having been lightened for hill climbs! I also wish I’d kept the Lambretta GT200 as it’s a real classic now.
You’ve got a really interesting list of cars there bg! Cheers.December 29, 2016 at 6:02 pm #15026
Mk1 Ford Escort 1600
Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
MKIV Cortina 2.0S
Mitsubishi Colt Mirage Turbo
Alfa Romeo GTV6
Ford Escort XR3
BMW Alpina 323i
Skoda Favorit Silverline estate (children arrive)
Skoda Felicia hatch
Skoda Felicia Estate
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (start of Motability Vehicles)
Skoda Superb Estate
Seat Alhambra (Due Feb/March 2017)December 29, 2016 at 10:10 pm #15084
Some exciting cars on that list HoneyMonster ,,,, at least until the children caught up with you. It’s happened to a lot of us!
I also like your present car and your next choice, although the Sunbeam Lotus, GTV6, Prisma and Alpina take some beating. Thanks for sharing.December 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm #15291
It is when you look at the prices some of these older cars now fetch, you go why did i sell it :). The GTV6 was the early model with chrome bumpers as well 🙁 and manual throttle, mk1 cruise control could pull it out but wouldn’t disengage. If you forgot and went to change gear, massive revs lol. So did not use that option too often.
The Alpina was lhd and a good car for period spent living in Germany, but on return from there children and lower pay meant sacrifices had to be made 🙂
The Superb estate has lived up to its name it is the 4×4 model with DSG that was available for a short period on motability.
The worst car for me was Antara with its silly DPF regenerations and an average of around 20 mpg over the year i had it. Motability allowed that to be changed early after one year.
On War pension but still wish to drag my tinbox caravan so my priorities now are Towing stability and limits, Auto gearbox, Ease of entrance, which the superb i have struggled with, but once in it is lovely and i am not in and out multiple times so the compromise was taken.
The Alhambra being part of VAG group means i am already used to switchgear and DSG box. Also the winter tyres i have will fit straight away as and when required which compensate for the lack of 4wd during winter months in rural border location 🙂December 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm #15301
I have the same vehicle as you HM. The Skoda Superb Elegance 170 bhp dsg estate 4×4. As you say it lives up to it’s name. I also have the same problem as you with entry and exit. Even with the electric seat at it’s maximum height I have to drop down onto the seat. Getting out is a real pain (literally!) as not only is it too low, the door is so wide that I can’t push against it to lever myself out. I have recently added another driver due to my health, and have found that when I’m getting in to the passenger seat off the kerb I scrape my head on the top of the door lining and I can’t get out of the car at all without painful assistance, as my left side is weaker than my right due to spinal nerve damage. There is absolutely nothing to hold on to due to the door width, and I can’t step up and out due to the kerb height. I phoned Motability a few weeks back about my problem and they were very understanding, saying that I could change the car for something more suitable.
I shall miss the Superb because it really is a luxurious car with a lot of kit, and if it wasn’t a ‘Skoda’ it would be much more expensive.
December 31, 2016 at 6:24 pm #15607
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Well I’m blind so can’t drive although I’d give it a go lol, well when I met her in doors that is when the car history starts. Vauxhall Astra SX i, Nissan Qashqai 1.6 petrol, notability history Ford C-Max I had a brain freeze moment when I decided on that pile of crap, current car Volvo V40 D2 auto and the next one will hopefully be the Skoda Supurb 2.0tsi SEl DSG , well up until now anyway but there is a long time until I order in September so I could change my mind by then lolDecember 31, 2016 at 7:45 pm #15621
I have been very happy with Skoda Superb for last 3 years John. If it was a bit easier to get in and out of for me, i would not have had any qualms about ordering another. Best of luck with whatever you decide upon.January 1, 2017 at 12:22 am #15683
Hi Hn it will probably be the Supurb I seen the exact spec and colour in the showroom, just deciding on hatch or estate.March 29, 2017 at 8:51 pm #27821green Vespa
Thought I would add to this interesting list, bet you can’t tell when the house and kids came along. and strictly speaking not cars but could add to this Honda 650 Deauville, Vespa T5, Vespa T5 classic and a Vespa 250ie GTV, the last three still reside in the garage, and are used when the sun shines.
Hillman Avenger Tiger
Fiesta XR2 Mk1
Escort Mk4 Ghia
VW Passat Estate
Fiat Multipla (1st motability car)
Mercedes A Class LWB
Seat AlhambraMarch 30, 2017 at 8:42 pm #27838LeesterParticipant
Well I’ve always been a car nut so I’ll only list my faves I’ve owned….
3.0 s Capri
Escort Xr3i x2
Escort RS Turbo
Nissan Silvia ZX Turbo
Audi Quattro Turbo x2
Opel Manta Gte X3
Sierra Sapphire Cosworth
Escort RS Cosworth
Impreza wrx sti x2
R32 Nissan Skyline Gtr 580 Bhp
R33 Nissan Skyline Gtr 910 Bhp + nitrous ?
Mercedes E55 AMG V8 Supercharged 600+ Bhp still got this Animal…?
2017 Ford Galaxy Titanium X
Had loads of normal daily drivers so didn’t it’s them
LeeMarch 31, 2017 at 11:03 am #27840Abercol
I started with just motorcycles for years, then cars once kids became an issue….so I’ll list them with the cars too…
Honda CM125 Twin
Ford Cortina Mk IV 1600 Ghia
MG Maestro 1600
Vauxhall Cavalier Mk 2 2ltr CDi
Triumph Trophy 1200
Vauxhall Carlton 2.6 Diplomat
Rover 620ti Turbo
Volvo V70 2.5 SE
Gilera Runner 180 Scooter
Skoda Roomster 3 1.4
Vauxhall Vectra Mk 3 1.9CDTi Design
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Mk1 VTR 1.6D
Honda Pan European 1300
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Mk2 Exclusive+ 1.6D (First Motability Car)
Triumph Explorer XRT 1200 – my newest toyApril 1, 2017 at 11:21 pm #27891Richard Hewett
Some dreamers me thinksApril 3, 2017 at 12:46 am #28001LeesterParticipant
And who are they Richard Hewett ?April 3, 2017 at 8:33 am #28174StuB
Austin Montego 1.6L
Rover Montego 1.6 SEL
Rover Fastback Vitesse
Renault 19 TSE
Ford Fiesta XR2 MKII
Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth
Ford Focus Estate 2.0L
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec
BMW M118i Convertible
Audi Q3 Quattro S-Line ( current )
Peugeot 3008 SUV GT-Line ( waiting delivery )April 3, 2017 at 8:52 am #28177HoneyMonsterParticipant
Noticing a trend here, a lot of us seem to have been petrol heads having at least one if not more decent quick car in our history.
Cars On Motability
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
Skoda Superb Estate
Ford KugaApril 3, 2017 at 9:17 am #28179POPSModerator
I was a motor racing nut for years, so it was only natural that I owned a fairly sporty car during my single years. Looking back it was fun but took far too much of my hard earned cash. Marriage and a family slowed me down, which is where my history starts to look pretty bland and almost sensible, lol!April 3, 2017 at 9:40 am #28180StuB
LOL i know what you mean pops, i started off sensible listening to my dad but then went a bit off piste after i had held my licence for a few years as we all do. Im a massive motor sport fan myself and i adored my little XR2 and the cossy, but then alas i met the war office and the patter of tiny feet put the brakes on that and i turned into a respectful gentleman ( apparently ) but once the kids had flown the roost my long hair returned albeit in spirit only lolApril 4, 2017 at 11:20 am #28198Lee Bengough
My Car History
2005 05 Citroën C3 1.6i 16v Exclusive SensoDrive
2008 08 Citroën C2 1.6 16v VTR SensoDrive
2011 11 Citroën C3 1.6i VTi Exclusive Auto
2014 14 Citroën C3 Picasso 1.6i VTi Exclusive EGS6 (Current Car)April 4, 2017 at 2:34 pm #28202POPSModerator
You and your brother sure loved your Citroens Lee. Cheers.