albeit mine was black
Whats the nicest car youv'e ever owned and do you regret selling it?
29erKeith.. Nice car!
I regret selling my Honda CIvic aerodeck.. bt it was dying fast!
This is my current 1 (plus a battered clio for bike duties!)
There hasn't been one.
1969 vw bay window camper.
not strictly a car but it pisses over all the other vehicles i drove for grin factor. apart from a caterham 7.
BadlyWiredDog - you've got my midlife crisis car. Corrado Storm.
I've warned my wife already.
When we get the cash back for 2 cars my runabout/bike car will be another MKII Golf. I miss it so much.
No computers, no ABS, no traction control, no power steering.
Which means - you can actually drive it properly, and your in charge, not a chuffin computer.
I miss my 1275GT (Mini).... sniff sniff
Mine is my bog standard diesel focus estate, I sold it last october to a guy who had it reposed. A garage bought it at auction had rang me to ask if i had any previous paper work, then i bought it back of him for 1/2 the amount I recieved from the sale with only another 3k on the clock. Love it to bits had it 6 years apart from a month seperation, covered 80k in it not had a problem with it and had some good times. This summer wew are off to the alps and a roadtrip round scotland in it.
I will (quite rightly) get flamed for this, but I miss my bog standard Ford KA. There is nothing like it in the snow and ice as you can throw it around and slide corners, awesome.
It was the first car I owned and it got absolutely hammered then sold with 100k on the clock. Good times.
Waits for flaming
My first car (not this one, but one like it.......1700cc rear wheel drive, fully loaded with toys (at the time) got 4 bikes on it (2 on the roof, 2 on the boot) I loved that car
Seat Ibiza 1.9D SE
blue. drivers lock defekt. door panel held in place with gaffa tape. roof lining held up with blu-tack.
ran it on old veggie oil/diesel mix. 55+ mpg, 60+ mpg on long slogs sitting at 65mph.
cheap to insure. never had a prob in four years apart from the time i filled it with petrol.
two bikes easily in the back as well as comfy camping gear (chairs, table gas bottle), kiting boards and equipment and other assorted stuff.
went round scotland, europe and various other uk road trips.
i find cars overrated. you are only going to go as fast as the car infront (generally). if you sit there with your windows down, music blaring trying to get peoples attention you look like a prat.
yeah, there are nice cars around but really they are just another throw-away piece of our existence.
i'd rather have nice toilet paper than a 'nice' car.
still want a westie or caterham.... for weekends, like.
Another MkII Golf GTi here (big bumper, and in the more-fun-to-drive 8-valve variant).
Also two Citroen 2CVs: both excellent.
Best probably a Porsche 944 S2, only sold it because it's glass to cabin volume ratio was far too high, and I would bake in it if the sun even thought about coming out.
On the other hand, maybe the best was the car I still have, my trusty old Audi 90 quattro 20V.
… I really like that 993 up there ^^^ … curse this blasted recession
In order of the cars posted so far I would have the
M3 (original LHD only)
Mk11 golf (Ive owned 7) in 16V with no PAS please.
I have owned several expensive cars, some just don't work really, but if some fecker comes out and says they have owned one of these
Then I will get really quite cross
One of these, just after I passed my test at 17.
Mine had mismatched red and blue bodywork and a 'Keep Gotham Safe' bumper sticker.
Narrow tyres meant you could drift it down steep downhill corners. especially if one of your friends stood up in the passenger seat, with the roof down, and gripped each of the windscreen pillars, thus exaggerating the angle of dangle and raising the COG
Got rid a couple of years later as the drivers seat fell through the floor whilst driving down Deansgate
Would love another, but have you seen how much the restored ones cost?
2unfit2ride - Is that an F40?
rs - Member
All the greenies will hate me for this one but I don't care, Ford Escape 3 L V6 4WD, current vehicle after owning 3 fiesta's and a questionable Audi A4 and I **** love it.
RS - That picture was taken in the Rockies wasn't it? (I can tell by the massive crow next to the car). Whereabouts? It looks familiar.
Here's my Canadian runabout:
Perhaps not the nicest car I have owned but definitely the best car long road trips in Canada and the US of A wth loads of kit on board.
(Its reflected in the back of that tanker - en route to Moab as it happens.)
So it looks like a majority vote for the Golf mk2 then.
Great cars. I've had three: one bad, one slightly better and one good!
All 8 valve though, never had a 16.
Chipps, me and my Dad restored one of these, before we part-exed it at classic car place in Huddersfied for the 1967 Mustang convertible(page 1), it was good fun to restore, but like driving a bus:
1956 Desoto Fireflite Sedan
Some great motors on this thread.Proper Minis and MK2 Escort probably my favourites. Never seen the point in the faster cars....if you want to go quick buy a motorbike! A mate of mine had a 911 ,when I had a GPz 900(when it was current) we had a quarter mile sprint...you know the rest. He sold the 911 and got himself a GPz.
First car my wife and i bought together was an E30 BMW 325i Sport, it was dolphin grey and i loved it, always wanted to go down the Alpina route with the alloys, and track day it, but when she became pregnant it was decided we needed something more practical than a 2 door coupe that , on a good day could manage 22mpg.......................I'm quietly scoping around for an Alpina C2 2.7 at the minute (don't tell her, you ain't seen me, right!)
Never owned it, but deeply deeply regret NOT buying a Renault Williams Clio... came within a whisker of getting one about 10 years ago but girlfriend at the time said no, and I listened! What was i thinking?!?!?!
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