Your Car history

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  • #12145 Reply

    Thought this would be interesting, just list your car history:

    Mine started well but quickly went downhill (unlike the Fiat Uno):

    Mini 1275GT
    Maestro 1.3 HLE
    Fiat Regatta
    Triumph Spitfire
    (The motorcycle years)
    Fiat Uno
    Renault 5
    Renault Clio
    VW Golf
    Mercedes 200D W123

    Vauxhall Vectra
    Honda Accord Estate
    Citroen Berlingo
    Ford Galaxy
    VW Sharan
    VW Van



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  • #12184 Reply

    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
    Montego estate
    Ford Mondeo estate
    ford Mondeo estate (again)
    Mazda 6 2.3 sport
    BMW 320d
    Ford galaxy titanium X
    Skoda Superb Estate 170bhp DSG 4×4.

    I’ve probably forgotten a couple along the way lol.

    #14721 Reply

    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.

    #15026 Reply

    Mk1 Ford Escort 1600
    Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
    MKIV Cortina 2.0S
    Mitsubishi Colt Mirage Turbo
    Alfa Romeo GTV6
    Ford Escort XR3
    Lancia Prisma
    BMW Alpina 323i
    Skoda Favorit Silverline estate (children arrive)
    Skoda Felicia hatch
    Skoda Felicia Estate
    Renault Scenic
    Fiat 126
    SsangYong Musso
    Daewoo Korando
    Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (start of Motability Vehicles)
    Vauxhall Antara
    Skoda Superb Estate
    Seat Alhambra (Due Feb/March 2017)

    #15084 Reply

    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.

    #15291 Reply

    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 🙂

    #15301 Reply

    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.

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    #15607 Reply

    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 lol

    #15621 Reply

    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.

    #15683 Reply

    Hi Hn it will probably be the Supurb I seen the exact spec and colour in the showroom, just deciding on hatch or estate.

    #27821 Reply
    green 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.

    VW Beetle
    Hillman Avenger Tiger
    Fiat Strada
    Suzuki SJ410
    Fiesta XR2 Mk1
    Nissan Micra
    Volvo 340
    Escort Mk4 Ghia
    VW Passat Estate
    Fiat Multipla (1st motability car)
    Mercedes A Class LWB
    Honda FRV
    VW Touran
    Chevrolet Orlando
    Seat Alhambra

    #27838 Reply

    Well I’ve always been a car nut so I’ll only list my faves I’ve owned….

    3.0 s Capri

    Escort Xr3

    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


    #27840 Reply

    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

    Honda CB100

    Honda H100A

    Kawasaki Z440C1

    Honda CM250T

    Honda CB250N

    Honda CB900F

    Kawasaki Z250

    Suzuki GS650GT

    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 toy



    #27891 Reply
    Richard Hewett

    Some dreamers me thinks

    #28001 Reply

    And who are they Richard Hewett ?

    #28174 Reply

    Austin Montego 1.6L

    Rover Montego 1.6 SEL

    Rover Fastback Vitesse

    Renault 19 TSE

    Fiat Uno

    VW polo

    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 )





    #28177 Reply

    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
    Vauxhall Antara
    Skoda Superb Estate
    Seat Alhambra
    Seat Tarraco
    Ford Kuga

    #28179 Reply

    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!

    #28180 Reply

    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 lol

    #28198 Reply
    Lee 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)

    #28202 Reply

    You and your brother sure loved your Citroens Lee. Cheers.

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