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    Mk2 Escort
    Mk2 Polo
    E36 328i Tourer (loved that car – then the head gasket went)
    Mk1 Mondeo πŸ™ – although is hatchback so can get the bike in the back without taking wheels off πŸ™‚

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    A red one
    Another red one
    then a silver one
    a black one
    and now another black one

    2001 Vauxhall Corsa, 1l

    Had that for the last 2 years, hoping to sell it and get something with more bike space and a bit more efficiency at motorway cruising speeds once its passed its mot!

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    a citroen zx and a toyota corolla, oh yeah I’m petrolhead me πŸ˜‰
    cheapness and bootspace are my only requirements of a car.

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    Austin Alegro 1977

    The only car that’s ever actually been mine.

    Also had a KMX 125
    Honda CB600
    HOnda CBR 1100XX

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    Mk I Fiest 950cc
    Mini Metro 1.3
    Fiesta Diesel 1.6D
    Citreon AX 1.4D
    Suzuki Swift 1.3
    Escort 1.6 S
    Renault Clio RT 1.9 TD
    Peugeot 306 DTurbo
    Peugoet 307 HDi
    Fiesta Combo Van
    Golf Mk V GT
    Golf MK V GT Sport
    Golf MK V GT Sport
    Golf Mk VI GT Golf Bora 1.6 SE W reg run around

    Think that’s it


    Ford Escort
    Austin Maestro
    Rover 820se Fastback
    Ford Sierra 2.0 GLS
    Seat Toledo
    VW Golf MkII
    VW Golf Driver
    VW Golf GTi MkIII
    BMW 318ci
    BMW 320ci
    BMW 320i M Sport
    BMW 320d M Sport Tourer.


    Fiat Uno 1.0l
    Vauxhall Nova 1.2
    Mini 1000
    Fiat Uno 55
    Ford Sierra 1.8
    Vauxhall Nova GTE
    (Break of 8 years or so)
    Fiat Punto 1.2
    Honda Civic 2.2 CDTi


    Had my licence for 15 yrs or so, but only owned a car for the last 10 yrs or so…..
    The list isn’t very long – I don’t like changing my cars:

    1st car – MkIII Fiesta 1.4 Si.
    2nd car – MkIV Ibiza 1.9TDi Sport 130 (should have bought a Cupra TDI)


    1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo (First Car – fun to drive!)
    1982 VW Golf GTI MK1 1.6
    1989 Renault 5 GT Turbo
    1989 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6
    1990 Mazda RX7
    1988 BMW 325i
    1998 VW GOlf GTI

    I had a thing for cars from the 80s

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    Audi 80 GTE
    MK4 Cortina
    MK2 Escort
    MK1 Escort Mexico
    MK2 Excort Mexico / RS2000 (Long story)
    MK2 Scirocco GTI
    MK1 Golf GTI Campaign
    Audi 90
    MK2 16V Golf GTI
    16V Corrado
    G60 Corrado
    16V Passat
    Audi Avant 1.8T


    Austin Allegro (in poo brown, field car)
    1000cc Mini, Crashed into hedge
    Renault 11, Crashed into a bus
    III series Landrover
    E30 BMW 320, blew engine at 230k
    E Class Merc 320, blew engine
    Peugot 106
    Golf Mk 3
    Passat TDI sport estate
    T4 Transporter
    Yamaha SRX twin shock
    Kawasaki ZX7R

    Still have the last five and the landrover waiting for resto job, sure I’ve missed one or two out, Golf is for sale if anyone needs a cheap run about

    don simon

    Renault 5
    Escort Mk2 (written off)
    Escort Mk2 (tarted up motor)
    Escort Mk3
    Triumph Spitfire
    Escort Mk 3 (or 4) Company car.
    Astra Mk1 (Student car)
    Peugeot 405 (student car)
    Mondeo (company car)
    Peugeot 206 (impoverished teacher car).

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    Nova 1.2
    Landrover 110
    Fiat Punto (red – excellent car)
    Fiat Punto (blue – ‘kin awful heap of junk)
    Saab 900 (still miss it and might get another)
    Passat Estate (family load lugger – just about OK)
    Fiat Ducato Maxi Van (Ghetto camper van conversion and weekend getaway jalopy)

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    My roll call of shite

    ’81 Metro HLS – Awful.
    ’82 Escort 1.3 pop – Ace, but cruelly taken from this world by the large truck that drove into it.
    β€˜85 Golf 1.3 – Awful.
    ’91 Citroen AX GT – Fabulous but impractical.
    ’99 Fiat Bravo HLX – Good fun until it fell apart.
    ’05 Vectra – Dull but practical. Lots of bits have snapped, burst or fallen off it though this year.

    Harry the arachnid – did your Metro ever suffer from hydrogas suspension failure? Mine did – hilarious experience trying to drive it the half mile to the garage πŸ˜†

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    ’90 Honda Civic 16v 1.6i
    ’92 Volvo 480 Turbo

    I like to recycle the old. Both have done me proud over the last 10 years.

    Series 3 Landrover 109 ex military 1982reg – Chassis was mostly rust – ended up welding the back foot and half of the chassis back together from plate steel! So thirsty and noisy too, but alot of fun.
    110 300tdi Landrover (engine taken out of a discovery) 1989reg – tonka toy with a lift and snorkel and big tyres. Also required much welding, although less than the previous one. Also had a penchant for eating timing belts a little worryingly.
    1.6 Seat Toledo 2000reg. Inherited from my parents. Dull but practical. Got to 125000 miles and partexed it.
    Audi A3 2.0tdi 2004reg currently. Most recent purchase, got uber cheap, has numerous problems (over boosting turbo, dodgy EGR valve, gearbox went a month ago etc) but its very quick and pretty economical (bar the gearbox). Looking forward to fiddling with it over the summer to fix all the problems.

    Wish I still had a Landrover but doesn’t make very much financial sense!


    Mk1 Polo
    c reg Cavialier
    MY99 Impreza Turbo 2000
    MY00 Impreza Turbo 2000
    MY57 SLK 55 AMG

    Now a Giant Trance X πŸ™‚


    1965 SIIa 88″ hardtop ( part tank, part antique )
    1988 Montego ( bloody marvelous Perkins engine – rest of the car was shocking )
    1997 Alfa 145 Cloverleaf ( Brrrrrrrrmmmmmmmmm πŸ™‚
    2000 Defender 110 Camper ( Chug chug chug – but it puts a grin on my face )

    Opel Octavia 1968 IIRC
    Fiat 126 0.65
    Fiat 125 1.5
    Fiat 125 1.5
    Golf Mk. 1 1.4 or was it 1.5?
    Daewoo Matiz 0.8
    Daewoo Lanos 1.3
    Peugeot 406 – The Red Coffin Carrier


    πŸ˜† VW Beetle
    8) VW Karmann Ghia
    😳 Fiat Tipo
    😈 Honda Prelude
    πŸ˜• Mazda 121
    πŸ˜₯ Volvo S40 (crashed into central reservation avoiding a deer)
    😐 [2 year car sabbatical]
    πŸ‘Ώ Vauxhall Zafira (but it’s a bike car!)

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    Fiat Uno
    Nissan Micra
    Rover Metro
    Fiat Punto
    Mitsubishi Shogun SWB
    Ford Ka
    Ford StreetKa
    Mini Cooper S (supercharged version)
    Saab 9-3
    Mini Cooper S (turbocharged version)

    and currently

    Daewoo Tacuma 8)
    Mini Countryman Cooper S

    (I’m not a hairdresser btw, despite my car history)

    Ohh, and to add to the above, if I add my wife’s cars

    Ford Ka Collection

    Mazda 3 2.0l Sport

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    Allegro – puke colour, front wing held on with gaffer tape and crossed fingers
    Xantia – ex works car, loved it despite the rep, flooded road was deeper than I thought, insurance paid out more than it cost me two years previous
    Nissan Micra, old style, one hand on the steering wheel the other holding an oil can…
    escort estate TD, 160k on the clock when I got it, awful
    Company Mondeo
    Vectra estate, huge boot – very useful for storing the trim as it falls off…


    95 1.8 D fiesta – died of rust
    95 1.6 escort – was cheap and low miles !
    00 hyundai lantra – pile of crap i got for free from the parents – low milage but 2 weeks after i got it the ECU frazzled its self !
    06 peugeot partner van
    87 2.5 TD land rover 90


    Ive held my licence for 15 years didnt get a car for a while though.

    2000 – N reg Audi A4 1.6
    2001 – V reg Audi A3 1.9 TDI
    2003 – 53 Audi A3 2.0
    2010 – 07 Volvo C30 1.6TDI

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    Peugot 106 Rallye 1.3 (ace fun!)
    Peugeot 309 GTi (best balanced FWD car ever I reckon)
    Peugeot 306 GTi-6 (quick, seriously quick, massive lift off oversteer!)
    CitroΓ«n Xantia 2 litre turbo (bit of a departure but needed something cheap for transporting bikes to the alps)
    CitroΓ«n Saxo forte 1100cc (needed cheap to run after the Xantia!)
    BMW E34 520i Touring (big, comfy, plenty of big space)
    BMW E90 320D Saloon (only company car I’ve had, nice but saloon was PITA)
    VW Golf Mk3 1.9TDi (again needed cheap transport, seriously economical and reliable though)
    BMW E34 540i Touring (with 6 speed manual box! Loved that car, was gutted I had to sell it, lost my job, fortunately still had the Golf TDi)
    VW Passat 1.9TDi saloon (Golf got too small, reliable car, but slooow and not that practical)
    VW Passat 1.9TDi Estate (much more practical, quicker too cos of higher hp engine. Until it seized that is!)
    Audi A4 Avant 2.5TDi Quattro (reasonably quick, very comfy, not as spacious as the Passat, but I like so far. Should be good in winter… Now if only diesel was cheaper!)

    And that’s it so far… As you can see, in my youth it was all French, then I went all German in my mid-late 20’s…

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    Mini Metro 1.1
    VW Polo Hatch
    Renault 5 GT Turbo (written off by MY DAD would you believe)
    Pug 205 1.9GTi – amazing little cars
    Sierra Sapphire Cosworth – stolen – twice!
    Escort Cosworth – great investment sold for more than i bought it for
    (gap while not needing a car and moved to NZ)
    Diahatsu 4Trak – wtf was I thinking, shit offroad, shit onroad, leaked like a seive
    Subaru Impreza WRX old style in black
    Another Subaru Impreza WRX, newer green metallic hatch
    ..and another Impreza WRX STi Type R was quite fast this one
    08Subaru Forester XT (written off after someone hit it) got sensible and thought i needed a more family oriented car, interesting as I had no family
    08 Subaru Legacy GT – tax dodge…
    08 VW Transporter T5 1.9d – wanted a bike, least reliable vehicle i ever had.
    96 Porsche 993 Targa – OMFG this was lush but somebody made me an offer i could not refuse
    08 Audi S3 – handled well, crashy uncomfortable ride tho’
    08 Audi RS4 (dream car love it) & 08 Porsche 911 GT3 track car (massive indulgence)

    Jeeesus. I should probably go to confession now !

    pop larkin

    Green marina (urggh)
    Brown mini
    Blue morris minor- cool with handle start if necessary
    Yellow triumph gt6- 2 litre straight six- great noise
    White cavalier
    Blue vw beetle
    Yellow triumph spitfire
    White ford orion
    Blue ford orion
    Black modeo
    Blue astra
    Red golf gtdi
    Silver ford puma
    Black citroen picasso
    Black golf vr6- blummin great car!
    Green Nissan terrano
    Silver volvo v70 t5 estate
    Green nissan terrano (again!)
    Blue bmw 525
    Black animal L200

    Wow- and I only passed my test 3 years ago πŸ˜‰

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    1999 Ford KA – did 100k miles and was then sold for Β£750 to a mate, it died shortly after. Great car though, simple to fix, fun to drive.
    2005 Renault Megane 1.5 DCi – 100k miles so far and a good few “interesting” electrical problems. It’s having it’s MoT done at the moment so I hope it is OK.

    I tend to keep cars until they die or are very close so my history is somewhat limited.

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    Renault 19 TR
    Peugeot 306 DTurbo (sold to parents when moved to Cyrpus)
    Lotus Elise S2 Sports Tourer (still got)
    Peugeot 306 DTurbo (same one as before, bought back from parents on return from Cyprus)
    Citreon AX
    Vauxhall Vectra estate
    Citreon C5 hatchback (HUGE boot)
    Ford S-Max (still got)

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    1972 mini 1000 with 1380 engine built using vizard book, 135 bhp at flywheel, s/c box, beam axle etc
    1985 rover 216se
    1987 citroen bx estate
    1977 1275gt with 1340cc 92bhp@wheels
    Rover 115d
    Rover 420si
    Rover 214is
    Rover 220ds
    Focus 1.8tdci estate

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    Im only 23 so limited car history:

    01 Volvo V40 1.9D
    07 BMW 118D M sport

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    1998 Vauxhall Corsa – shoddy Β£700 piece of crap that I drove for a few months over one winter, then part ex’ed for Β£600 against a

    2001 Citroen Berlingo – awesome piece of French engineering. Totally bottom of the range, but it swallowed bikes whole and picked it’s own lines round corners…and was therefore ace. It’s lack of refinement/comfort meant I recently (and sadly) got rid of it for a

    2006 Vauxhall Zafira – Less flamboyance than the Berlingo (probably a good thing when it comes to handling), more comfortable, more economical, not as great fir bikes (though it got 3 of us + bikes + kit + camping stuff to France last month OK). Has an air of ‘middle agedness’ about it though πŸ˜•


    81 fiesta 1.1
    83 escort 1.6
    90 escort 1.4
    98 ka 1.3
    97 puma 1.7

    07 focus 1.8d

    80 beamish suzuki rl250
    81 suzuki gp100
    78 suzuki gs400
    78 suzuki gs550
    82 fantic 240
    79 honda xl250
    84 kawasaki gpz550

    97 honda cbr600
    03 bmw r1150gs
    78 yamaha ty175

    Austin A65 van
    Renault 17 Gordini
    Citroen Pallas
    VW Campervan
    Renault 4
    Nissan Bluebird
    Nissan 200sx
    Merc w123 Estate
    Merc CE 220
    Merc SE380
    Merc w124 Estate
    VW T4 Van

    I have been driving 26 years and have owned (in order)

    Mini 1000
    Mk1 Escort 1.3L
    Metro 1.3HLS
    Mini 1275GT
    Mk3 Escort 1.3L
    Pugeot 205 Lacoste
    Mk3 Fiesta XR2
    Nova 1.3 SRi
    Mk4 Escort 1.3LX
    Citroen ZX Furio
    Renault Clio RSi
    Puma 1.7
    Mk5 Astra 1.7 SRi Sporthatch
    Mk2 Audi TT

    Bored? Me?


    ’83 Talbot Alpine 1.6. Inherited from my dad for my 18th birthday. Rotbox, but a decent first car. Poo brown paint. Babypoo brown interior. Stylin…!

    ’87 mkII Astra Van 1.3. Inherited from my grandfather who thought it might last me 6 months. Got 4 years out of it and sold it on for Β£400….

    ’93 mkIII Astra Estate, 1.7TDi. Actually a brilliant car. Cavernous, economical and daftly good off road.

    ’99 Passat Sport TDI110 estate. First taste of luxury. Easy 50mpg, good bike carrier and impressively good mile muncher. Sometimes still wish I had it.

    ’05 BMW 320D Msport tourer. SOOO much better to drive than the Passat, but not quite as economical or practical. That all gets forgotten though as soon as I get an empty bit of A- or B-road.


    2001 Citroen Berlingo – awesome piece of French engineering. Totally bottom of the range, but it swallowed bikes whole and picked it’s own lines round corners…and was therefore ace. It’s lack of refinement/comfort meant I recently (and sadly) got rid of it for a

    end of an era – the twinkly dave green machine is gone …. – gone are the days of you arriving at races on an RAC flatbed πŸ˜€


    The hall of fame/shame!

    C reg Fiat Uno 1.1l first car – killed it!
    H reg Peugeot 205 1l – killed that in the end too.
    Brief sabatical from driving including a 6 month enforced one (I’m not proud of it)
    V reg Peugeot 206 1.1l – recently sold it as the Head Gasket was on it’s way out.
    52 Reg Peugeot 206 1.4l – on loan from my Mum till I’ve banked some cash, the plan is to finally drive a decent car and get a Civic type R later in the year.


    Renault 5GTI Turbo
    AlfaSud Ti
    Alfa GT Junior
    Celica 4×4 “Carlos’s rally version”
    BMW 316
    BMW 320d Touring
    BMW 5 3Sport Touring
    BMW 320d Sport Touring

    Renault 5GTI Turbo

    Always wanted one of those. Howe many times did you have to replace the turbo? πŸ˜‰

    In order…
    N-reg Escort (died at neatly 100k miles but I loved that car!)
    2001 Corsa SXI
    1993 MX5 S-Special (owned at the same time as the Corsa)
    2004 Civic Sport
    1993 MX5 (owned at the same time as the Civic)
    2005 Mondeo ST TDCI
    1993 MX5 S-Special (owned at the same time as the Mondeo)
    2000 Polo GTI (sold the MX5 to get the Polo due to first bambino)
    2006 Octavia vRS wagon
    next??? maybe at the end of the year in the depths of winter I’ll start hunting for another Five as a plaything πŸ˜‰

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