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  • Premier Icon Simon

    Escort Mk3 1.3 x2
    Golf Mk1 1.1
    Polo Mk2 1.3
    Golf Mk1 Gti
    Citroen Saxo 1.1
    Berlingo 1.6 petrol
    Berlingo 2.0 hdi
    Mazda Bongo

    First one I got in 1991, last one 2 1/2 years ago. So nine cars in 22 years. Never had finance to buy one.


    Mk111 diesel eccy on a c, ace on fuel
    Mk 1v petrol eccy on a d, twin choke went like stink, wrote it off
    P plate diesel clio, simply the hottest car inside I’ve ever owned
    X plate 206 1.4 petrol god it was dull
    52 plate wrx first taste of proper speed.
    55 plate wrx300 fully loaded 0-60 in under 5, I miss her so badly
    And now the sensible mans car Mazda 6 diesel estate (sigh) sport model tho thankfully…..
    So 7 is the answer.

    3 cars in 16 years of continuous car ownership (bar the odd week or two between one dying and a replacement being found).

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    About 15 in 23 years but at times I had 2, well Ok twice I had 2.

    Edric 64

    Datsun 100A
    Triumph Dolomite 1800HL
    Renault 12
    Renault 12
    Talbot Horizon 1300
    Nissan Stanza
    Citroen BX 1400
    Ford Escort 1300E
    Citroen LNA
    Talbot Horizon
    Ford Capri 1600
    Citroen BX 1400
    Renault 21 estate
    VW Golf mk2
    Renault 21 saloon
    Renault Espace
    Citroen Xsara estate
    Vauxhall Astra
    VW Golf Diesel
    Nissan Vanette
    Ford Transit
    Ford Transit
    Renault Master
    Ford Transit
    Mercedes Sprinter

    19 cars and 6 work vans since 1986

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    Pug 306 (awful car)
    Seat Leon Cupra not the R boy racer version (not bad at all)

    need to replace it though with something new


    7 in 24 years on the road, started with m/c’s but quit them (Honda express, FS1E, GP100, Z250, Superdream 250 then converted to 400, KMX200, & a Yamaha FZR1000) so cars..

    Talbot Dodge van (?P) [Simca car with a box on the back]
    Ford Escort Mk2 (1.6 P)
    Renault 11 (1.4 P)
    Vauxhall Corsa (1.5 D)
    Peugeot 306 (1.9 D)
    Ford Focus Estate (1.8 P)
    VW Golf + (1.9 D)

    Man their boring, but I use cars as transport not ‘fun’


    Mini 850
    Nova 1.3 SR
    Peugeot 205 1.6 gti
    VW Golf Gti (mk1)
    Audi 80 Estate
    Volvo v70 T5
    Volvo xc90

    You can almost see me getting older and children arriving on the scene!

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    Micra Mk1 1.0L
    Mitsubishi Colt GLXi
    Fiat Coupe 16v Turbo
    Honda Integra Type-R (UK model)
    Lotus Elan (M100)
    Subaru Impreza WRX
    Audi RS4 Avant

    Not that many really. Only new one was the Integra.


    3 in 26 years of driving. Like Zippy, I was a bike man and only got a car when the kids came along. After riding bikes, all cars (except race/rally and stupidly expensive ones) are boring to drive.

    1. Peugeot 309 (died)
    2. Vauxhall Corsa (bought for her to learn to drive in – traded in for a Meriva only last week – again for her).
    3. Passat Diesel Estate (perfect bike transport – still going strong).


    I only passed my test last year, but I’ve owned 3 already, two before I could drive!

    Mini Cooper – won it in a raffle when I was drunk, sold it two days later

    Ford Escort – bought it from a friend when I was drunk, certain I could make a profit. Sold it two days later for the same price I bought it for…to a man who was arrested the next day for armed robbery.

    Mercedes C Class estate – bought it last year, the day after finally passing my test. Was unable to drive it home that day due to being too hungover after a wedding (there’s definitely a theme here!).


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    Hillman Imp
    Fiesta 950cc
    MG Metro Turbo – 2 weeks only, main dealer sold me a shed – they were “persuaded” to take it back
    Fiesta Finesse
    Suzuki 4wd
    Suzuki Capuccio
    Suzuki Jimney
    Peugeot 106
    Renault 19 – company car
    Peugeot 106 GTI – company car
    VW Golf 2.0 GTI – company car
    Peugeot 206 GTI – same as Metro!
    Peugeot 206 Diesel
    VW Golf 2.0 TDi
    VW Tiguan
    VW Tiguan

    All since 1984

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    X reg Metro – Rubbish
    Y reg Escort 1.1 – Ace
    C reg Golf – Utter rubbish
    J reg Citroen AX GT – Don’t know how I survived it
    V reg Fiat Bravo HLX – Fell apart
    54 reg Vectra – Middle aged

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    1985 Vauxhal Cavalier 1.6 GLS (8 owners, 36,000 miles when. G to it)
    1995 Vauxhall Cavalier diesel
    1995 Vauxhall Calibra
    1996 Mazda 626
    1996 Vauhall Cavalier Sri
    1999 Saab 9-3 turbo (fast)
    1999 Saab 9-5 turbo (comfy)
    2002 Ford Ranger
    2004 Frd Mondeo TDCi
    2009 Skoda Vrs Lmited Edition (unreliable junk)
    2005 BMW X3 (it actually gets used on site, poor thing)

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    In terms of “sensible daily drivers”, it’s 5:
    1986 VW Polo Ranger
    1991 VW Golf Driver
    1999 Seat Ibiza GTI Cupra Sport
    2005 Renault Clio 182 Cup
    2009 Honda Civic CDTi

    In addition to the above, I’d also like to mention a small supporting cast which were all fun in their own little way, but I was glad I never had to rely on any of them as regular everyday transport:
    1983 VW Golf GTI
    1989 VW Scirocco Scala
    1976 Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior
    1988 Peugeot 205 GTI (1.6 flavour)

    2 Since 2007*

    MG Midget
    Ford C-max

    *the midget was dad’s until 2009, but I got more use from it πŸ™‚


    Two … pictures not mine but those are similar ones.

    1997 Daihatsu Nippa 660cc.

    Now … 2005 Toyota Corolla 1.6 auto.

    Looks like I have double the size and engine capacity.


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    I can even tell you the reg numbers!
    5 cars plus the use of two belonging me mam before I could afford my own
    8 bikes from 50-1050cc.

    Mum1 shitroen AX – m68 lat
    Mum2 Renault Clio – x something lbe
    Suzuki ignis 1.3 16v – x523 Awe
    Escort estate 1.6 – v496lua
    Disco 300 – m640jdf
    Disco 300 auto – p987lwa
    Vauxhall signum 2.0T – not telling you that one as it is current.

    Peugeot speed fight – x853enu
    Suzuki gs500 – l907uvl
    Yamaha Tdm850 – p364mrf
    Kawasaki kdx200 – f440mra
    Honda vfr800vtec – this is where it gets tricky as bikes started hiding under a personal plate… Dx54tvk
    Honda cbr1000rr4 – lc04xed
    Triumph tiger 1050 – current one
    Suzuki gs500 – commuting tool soon to be up for sale, as I now don’t burn 15mpg to get to work!

    And yes, that is three vehicles for one single bloke – to go with the four push irons in the house! πŸ˜€

    b r

    +30 years of cars and motorbikes:

    Renault 4 – company
    Renault Fuego – company
    Renault Fuego – company
    Renault 5 – company
    Renault 20
    Renault 5 – company
    Triumph 2500TC
    Ford Sierra – company
    Metro 1.0
    Ford Sierra
    Citroen AX
    Peugeot 309GTI
    Citroen BX 16 valve – company
    Ford Mondeo 2.0 estate – company
    Vauxhall Frontera 2.4 – company
    Ford Mondeo – company
    Citroen Xantia – company
    Nissan Primera – company
    Ford Mondeo – company
    Vauxhall Vectra – company
    Peugeot MI16
    Vauxhall Omega MV6
    Vauxhall Vectra SRI – company
    BMW 535i
    Jaguar X-Type
    VW Passat

    Motorbikes alongside:
    Garelli Tiger
    Garelli KL100
    Yamaha RD250E
    Yamaha RD350LC
    Yamaha RD350LC
    Yamaha RD350LC YPVS
    Yamaha FZ600
    Honda C90
    Ducati 750 Monster
    Kawasaki ZX9R
    Yamaha Fazer 1000
    Triumph Tiger 1050
    Triumph 1050GT

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    Ford Sierra Ghia Estate
    Ford Transit
    Ford Escort Estate
    Ford Sierra Estate
    BMW 520i
    BMW 328i coupe
    Fiat Punto
    Volvo V40
    Honda FRV

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    In 22 years it’s 10 cars and I don’t want to think about the depreciation on some of them, although oddly it’s not necessarily most on the ones you might think.

    Austin Allegro – awful thing
    VW Polo 1.0l – great little car I ran for a number of years
    Fiat Punto x 2 – silly cheap lease deal through a discount from my dad
    VW Golf GTi MkIV – company car and was used for everything, loads of miles put on to it
    Porsche 911 993 – great toy
    Subaru Impreza – soulless and tinny, only kept it 11 months
    BMW M5 (E39) – best car I’ve ever owned, unbelievably capable at so many things
    BMW 530d (E61) – practical but disappointing after the M5
    BMW 335d (E91) – not as capacious but entertainingly quick.

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    Since 1987…some personal, some company

    Chevette (rusted to nowt)
    Capri (just the 1.6l one, but German built, so decent electrics and paintwork EDIT: and it was given to me, so I didn’t choose it!)
    Cavalier (first decent car, very quiet even by modern standards)
    Saab 900 (loved it)
    Mitsubishi Galant 2.5l V6 estate (brilliant car)
    Saab 93
    Saab 95 estate (favourite car)
    Hyundai Santa Fe
    Hyundai Santa Fe


    1995 Proton Persona 1.6 XLi
    1993 Peugeot 306 1.9 XLD
    1998 Ford Mondeo 1.8TD LX
    1994 Toyota Corrolla 2.0
    2003 Hyundai Trajet 2.0 GLX
    2004 Ford Transit T300
    Proton was an excellent first car. 1.6 and didn’t weigh anything so surprisingly quick. Lasted 8 months and 12,000miles but not bad for Β£200.
    Shouldn’t have bought the Peugeot, long story.
    Mondeo was excellent, had it 4yrs and took it from 91k to 140k
    Only had the Toyota a couple of months, was given to me but was too small
    Hyundai OK, but thirsty and parts expensive
    Transit. Should have had a van years ago.
    That’s in 9yrs. Total purchase price of first 4, which is 6-7yrs and over 80k miles was Β£1,450


    A reg Fiesta. Awful awful awful thing.

    F reg Panda 4×4. Less refined than a Trabant – but brilliant fun in 4wd.

    Rover Metro. Surprisingly nice.

    Pug 106 diesel. Horribly underpowered uphill, but handled surprisingly well.

    Rover 400 2.0 Turbo Diesel. Fast for a diesel, brilliant MPG, and the most reliable car I have ever owned. Ran and ran and ran and only ever needed brake pads and tyres. 160K on clock and still running perfectly when an oaf in a Focus pulled pulled on me and ripped the engine bay out.

    MGZS. Absolutely fantastic car to drive. Handled like it was glued to the road, and huge fun. Sadly the engine was the Rover K series – therefore made of cheese – and terminally disintegrated in February.

    BMW 3 Series. Nice. Very nice. Not as much fun as the MG though.


    Plus 1979 MGBGT – restoration project. Had to sell due to lack of finances meant that it was just rusting away on the drive. Gutted.


    Moving on, a bit, from the “Even moderately expensive do people afford them?” thread, how many cars have you owned?
    I’ve been driving over 30yrs and had……erm, five!
    Mondeo Estate (petrol)
    Mondeo Estate (diesel)
    Now looking at Skoda VRS Estate….

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    1.1 Nova Saloon
    1.4 Escort Estate
    1.4 Xsara Estate
    1.8 Vectra Estate
    1.4 Corolla
    1.6 TDI Octavia Estate.

    And a T4 camper.


    In no particular order…

    Vauxhall Nova 1l
    Nova 1.2
    Nova 1.4 sr
    Nova 1.6 gsi
    Cavalier 1.8
    Cavalier 2.0 Gsi
    Vectra Gsi
    Carlton GSI
    Ford Granada Cosworth
    Ford Sierra Sapphire
    Vauxhall astravan
    Renault Trafic
    Ford Transit
    Mercesdes Vito
    Vw Transporter
    Audi 80
    Honda Civic
    Toyota Supra Renault 5 Turbo
    Escort turbo

    So 19 that I can remember

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    Me? None

    My dads? Get ready, this is one hell of a list!

    Ford cortina
    Ford cortina
    Ford cortina
    Ford sierra
    Ford sierra
    Ford sierra
    Ford mondeo
    Ford mondeo
    Ford mondeo
    Ford mondeo

    My dad is nothing if not consistent. All these are company cars, but he’s always had a say in what he has….


    9. Driver’s licence since 1978.
    ’53 Morris Minor
    ’54 Morris Minor (1300, van axle, Riley 1500 brakes, Koni shocks, 13″x5j alloys)
    MG Midget
    Mk1 Opel Manta
    Talbot Horizon
    Chevette 1.2
    Nova 1.0
    Puma 1.7
    Octavia 1.9 TDi

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    Only two:

    Bought a Corsa 1.5TD in 2003, put 185,000 miles on it

    Then a Golf V6 4 Motion, in 2002 and put 120,000 miles on that

    Scrapped the Golf last August and been car free since.


    Ford escort (company car)
    LR freelander (company car)
    LR defender
    LR freelander
    Vw t5


    Mini 1000
    Ford Escort Mk1 1.3l
    Mini 1275GT
    Metro 1.3 HLS
    Peugeot 205 Lacoste Edition
    Fiesta XR2
    Nova SRi
    Ford Escort Mk3 1.4LX
    Citroen ZX Furio
    Renault Clio RSi
    Ford Puma 1.7
    Vauxhall Astra Mk5 SRi
    Audi TT 2.0 TFSi
    Audi A6 Avant SLine 2.0 TDi

    and in September

    Audi A6 Avant Black Edition 3.0TDi V6 Quattro

    Four in 38 years, although I didn’t actually own one for about 18 years of that time.
    Renault 6 (with an 850cc engine -surprisingly fun to drive)
    Astra (14 years old and given to me)


    From start to present.

    G reg Red metro GTA it died πŸ˜₯
    T reg Corsa 1L
    02 plate Clio 172 Sport
    53 plate Frontera Sport
    53 Plate Vectra 2.0 SRI Turbo
    05 Plate Astra 1.7cdti SRI
    06 plate Beetle convertible
    06 Plate Astra 1.7 cdti SRI estate
    56 plate Vectra 1.7 cdti SRI
    56 Plate Astra VXR
    08 Plate SAAB 93 estate sporty type
    58 Plate Corsa CDTI
    61 Plate Astra 1.7 cdti SRI sports tourer
    62 plate Vauxhall Mokka SE.

    I have been a right pig and wasted so much money on cars.

    I’m keeping the one I have now until I retire in 4 years (41) and i will have my Land Rover 90 station wagon. 8)

    Since I passed my test in 1993…

    Mini 1000
    Mini 1000
    Uno SX
    Uno Turbo ie
    Alfa 33 Cloverleaf
    Lancia Delta ie Turbo
    Alfa 155
    AX GTi
    Alfa 145 Cloverleaf
    Alfa Sprint
    Alfa 33 Cloverleaf
    Golf GTi
    Hartge Mini Cooper S
    Subaru Impreza WRX
    Mercedes ML350
    Mercedes C63 AMG

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    Mk2 Scirocco 1.6
    Mk2 Cavalier 1.6
    Mk3 Cavalier 2.0 4×4
    Mk3 Audi 80 1.8 Automatic
    Nissan Micra 1.1 (winter runabout that was ace with snow tyres)
    Mk3 Astra 1.6
    Vectra 1.8 (truly awful motor, shudders)
    Mk1 Focus 1.6 Zetec (great wee car)
    And currently an Audi A4 1.9 TDI Quattro

    Crew cab van next year though πŸ˜€

    On my 8th in 39 years. Always had a car.

    A Mini.
    A mini pickup
    A 1600E Cortina Mk 2
    A 2.0ltr Cortina Mk 5
    A Sierra diesel estate
    A Puegeot 405 diesel estate
    A Passat 1.9 tdi estate
    Another Passat 1.9 tdi estate.


    Off the top of my head, in no exact order

    Renault 16
    Morris Minor van
    Fiat 131
    Mk 2 Escort RS2000
    Cortina mk3
    Astra GTE
    Nissan bluebird
    Golf mk2 1.3
    Audi 80 Sport
    Mk2 Laguna
    BMW 325 coupe
    Audi Coupe
    Mk 2 Golf gti
    3.2 911 Carrera LHD
    Accord estate
    3.2 911 Carrera rhd
    Civic aerodeck vti
    Integra DC2
    E30 M3
    Peugeot 205 gti brscc class 2 road saloon
    3 x Clio 182’s
    964 Porsche C2
    Rover diesel thing
    2 x Subaru Foresters
    Saab 9-5 estate
    Honda accord type r
    Saab 9-3 estate

    That’s 34. I may have forgotten a few…..


    Mine so far 25 since 1992

    MK2 Escort estate
    Austin Maestro 1300
    Mk2 Escort RS2000
    Rover 213 x 2
    Ford fiesta XR2
    Vauxhall Astra 1600
    Vauxhall Astra 1400
    Vaxhall Zaifra 2.0 DTI
    Land Rover S3
    Range Rover classic 2 door
    Peugeot Partner van
    Renault Kangoo Van
    Subaru Impreza WRX PPP
    Range Rover classic Vouge
    Land Rover Discovery V8
    Nissan Narvara
    BMW X3 2.0D
    BMW 328i coupe
    Audi A4 2.0 TDI S Line
    Land Rover 90 V8
    Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI
    Ford Focus 1.6 TDI
    Ford Mondeo ST 2.2 TDCI
    Subaru Legacy

    and a few bikes

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    1.0L orange metro
    ’68 Vauxhall Viva (drums all round, 1275cc, RWD, lap belts: Awesome)
    Nissan Silvia (forerunner to 200sx, lots of fun in the snow)
    1275 chevette, chopped up to make…..
    Locost (called Lucy)
    2.0 granada (donated its engine to Lucy)
    1302s beetle in orange
    306 D turbo – excellent, despite shocking build quality
    Fisher Fury in orange
    320D estate in blue
    Fisher fury II in green (with orange bits)
    320D compact in red

    So 12 cars in 15 years, from Β£11 to Β£5k, no finance / loans. Never sold one as a runner, always either crashed or run into the ground.


    Really got me thinking about how many I can remember (sort of in order)

    1948 Mercury (first car, it was 12 years old when I got it)
    VW Beatle
    Austin Healey
    Porsche Speedster
    Fiat 124
    Lotus Elan
    Toyota (don’t remember model)
    Datsun pickup
    Datsun sedan (don’t remember model)
    Porsche 924
    VW Scirocco
    Nissan Pathfinder 4X4
    Chevy pickup 4X4
    Dodge 4X4 pickup
    Ford 4X4 pickup
    Toyota Tundra 4X$
    Toyota Tacoma 4X$

    Once I moved to the desert SW, I gravitated to the 4X4 world to accommodate MTB, camping, hiking trips, etc.




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