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  • Raindog

    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 £11 to £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.





    Mini Van
    Mini 1000
    Mini 1000
    Mini 1275GT
    VW Golf Mk1 LE
    VW Scirocco 1600 Mk2
    VW Scirocco 1600 Mk2
    VW Golf Mk2 GL
    Citroen ZX Aura
    Citroen ZX Volcane
    VW Golf 2.0GT Tdi
    VW Golf 2.0GT Tdi
    Audi A3 Sport Tdi
    Audi A3 Sport Tdi
    VW Tiguan SE Bluemotion

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    As woody, my first car was a …

    Hillman Imp
    Austin 1100
    Austin 1300
    Renault 4 (2 days)
    Cortina 1600E (1 week)
    Triumph 2000. (still the best car I’ve owned!)
    Peugeot 205 XR (company car – crap)
    Escort diesel estate (cos I killed the Pug)
    Triumph 2000
    Triumph 2000
    Triumph Acclaim
    Triumph Acclaim
    Honda Accord Aerodeck
    Audi 80 Coupe
    Ford Focus
    Saab 9-3
    Saab 9-3 Touring
    Mondeo Estate

    I’m sure i’ve forgotten a coupke of early ones.


    A reg metro
    E reg metro
    Fiat punto
    Renault clio
    No car for 18 months
    Fiat 500

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    Escort mk11
    Escort mk111
    Escort mk111 Ghia
    Capri laser
    Escort mk4
    Fiesta XR2
    Escort mk4 ghia
    Golf mk2 driver
    Golf mk2 gti
    Golf mk2 gti
    Golf mk2 gti
    Golf mk3 gti
    Golf mk2 gti 16v
    Seat Leon 1.8T that I spent about £10k modding & scary quick (would do a 911 in a straight line)
    Audi S3

    The list does not include family & company cars, there were a good few years where I just took a car from ‘stock’ so they could change on a daily/weekly basis, on the plus side they were all Porsche’s 🙂

    Driving since 1993 Most have been the Mrs’ cars driven by me occasionally.

    Nissan Micra
    Vauxhall Astra 1.4i
    Vauxhall Astra 1.6 SXi
    Peugeot 306d
    Peugeot 306d-Turbo
    VW Golf MK2 Driver
    VW Polo 1.4i
    VW Golf MK4 tdi
    Mini Cooper S – Current
    VW Transporter T5 Camper – Current
    Peugeot Expert Van – Current


    Started in 84:
    1969 1200 Beetle 6v
    1969 1500 Beetle
    1969 Beach Buggy
    1969 Bay Window Camper
    1972 Reliant Scimitar SE6A
    1972 Cal Look Beetle 1200
    Arrival of 2 kids
    Peugeot 407 Estate
    1985 VW T3 Westy camper (still got)
    1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe self assembly kit (still got)
    2003 Beetle Cabriolet (still got)

    Various motorbikes inc lots of RDs, CX500, XT500

    Various company toys.


    Took me a long while to get started, then…

    Alfa Romeo 146 twin spark
    Alfa Romeo 147 (rejected after a week)
    Subaru impreza Turbo
    Subaru Impreza WRX PPP
    Skoda Octavia Diesel
    Skoda Fabia II VRS


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    Alfa Romeo 147 (rejected after a week)

    I bet that dealership loved you!

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    Ford Sierra Sapphire
    Renault 11 turbo
    Mini 1275 gt
    BMW 318 tourer
    BMW M3
    BMW 740
    Porsche 911
    Bedford estate – abandoned on RAF base
    Ford fiesta – scrapped
    Vauxhall vectra – srapped
    VW passat estate – scrapped
    Ford mondeo
    Renault Kangoo


    Drivin for 10 years now :/

    Learned and had a 1.8d fiesta – no gizmos . Did 50mpg and none of the doors locked + could get in boot with a spoon . Became a pump in a field – bodywork failed at 200k

    Replaced with a 1.6 escort on an m plate bought at 40k and scrapped at 80 with hgf

    Replaced with my parents owned since new hyundai lantra 1.6si on a w place – was a grad present. Lasted 3 weeks before it lunched its ecu

    Bought a peugeot partner van on a 56 plAte and have been using it as main car since

    The mrs has had a mazda 323- rusted to death , a mk4 golf – hgf after waterpunp impellor failed) and is now on a 2.2 td frontera – the most surprising car ive driven if im honest. Expected to hate it but dont.

    Got a pair or project land rovers in bits on the drive as well an 86 90 and an 1990 disco engine donor rot box


    Bought my first in 1983.

    15 others since then.


    One or two… in order ( I think)

    [*]Peugeot 106 1.1 (tinny but fun)
    Astra GTE (felt very fast at the time, digital speedo was ace, seats comfiest ever, l0ved that car)
    Golf VR6 (still miss this one, most fun and best looking car I’ve ever had (was lowered).
    VW Polo (1985 B reg) almost as much fun as the VR6 at much much lower speeds. Swapped it for a bed.
    Mini Cooper (new BMW version, quite dissapointing after the noelty of a new car wore off)
    VW Golf Mk2 1.3 (had two of these, one after the other. £500 each. Slow but comfy and not bad to drive)
    Smart FourTwo (bought for a long commute, sometimes fun but harsh ride and terrible gearbox put the mockers on it)
    Seat Toledo Tdi (Huge boot and economical. Failed MOT massively so sold for scrap).
    Corsa 1.0 (wifes car mainly, was OK but head gasket went so sold on ebay for spares/repair).
    Peugeot 106 diesel (incredible economy, incredibly uncomfortale on a long run. My first 106 must was almost new, this was old and knackered)
    Golf Mk2 GTI (loved that car, wish I still had it)
    Seat Cordoba (Ibiza Estate, diesel, commuting workhorse, did huge mileage and was….. OK).
    VW Type 2 Camper (ace in so many ways, terrible in so many others)
    VW Mk1 Golf Cabrio (lots of fun and lots of bills)
    Honda Civic (boring but practical, no alarms and no surprises there)

    Think that’s the lot, lots of good memories there and lots of visits to the garage, hate to think how much money went on that lot!


    since 1989

    in order

    ford escort x reg
    ford fiesta a reg
    vauxhall belmont dreg
    golf g reg
    golf l reg
    golf t reg
    golf g reg no.2
    alemera p reg
    almera 54 plate
    honda civic estate x reg (2000)
    merc 220 estate s reg
    honda stream 52 reg
    vw touran 55reg
    merc c270 estate 52 reg
    mazda 323 gti g reg

    now we have

    almera tino 55 wifes
    micra w reg mine
    VW camper y reg (83)


    about 50 between myself and mrs over 22 years I think it is, but then I like cars, of that I think around 5 or 6 were company the rest we have owned and sold.


    Passed car test in 94, since then I’ve had

    Datsun cherry 1.3
    Ford escort 1.3
    Xr3i cabriolet
    1.9 205 gti
    Sierra cosworth ‘replica’
    Suzuki sj410
    Orion ghia
    Metro mg
    Fiesta xr2
    Sierras Xr4x4
    BMW 320
    Audi 80 2.3
    Nova sr
    Seat Ibiza
    Rover 25
    Focus st
    Toyota hilux surf
    Pug 309 estate
    Nissan terrano
    Peugeot boxer
    Mercedes sprinter
    Mk1,2 ,3 & 4 golf gti
    Mk 2 golf 1.3 thing
    Mg zt-t
    Renault traffic

    I’ve had the traffic forv4 years. By far the longest I’ve kept a vehicle

    Had a fair few bikes too, trials, motocross, race rep, supermoto, scooters. Had fun on them all!


    Of course there was the bit between passing my test and being able to afford my own car (several years in fact)

    Cars that my parents were generous insane enough to give me the free use of:

    Ford Escort
    Rover 214
    Rover 400
    Rover 800
    Jaguar XJ8

    Silly, silly people.


    I bet that dealership loved you!

    Probably should have checked that the car actually worked before giving it to me, then… 😉

    It had an annoying habit of alerting me that there was moisture in the diesel tank. It was a petrol car.


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    1980ish Triumph Acclaim – beige
    1992 mk3 Golf
    1997 Passat 1.8t estate
    2002 Ford Focus mk1
    1990 Honda Civic
    1999 306gti6
    2005 golf tdi
    1998 406 v6 estate
    2004 mondeo estate tdci

    Of those I have had the Mondeo longest (5.5years) and most miles (85000 in my ownership, 130000 in total).

    306gti was the most fun and the 406 had a certain stealth appeal and luxury for a £1300 car!!!


    In 13 years, I have only owned two cars; that’s a bit odd given how interested in cars I am.

    But anyhow…

    – 1994 Ford Fiesta Si 1.4 in Mallard Green, bought in 2000. Slow, but handled like a roller skate.
    – 2003 Ibiza 1.9 TDi Sport 130, bought in Sept 2006. Plenty quick (but should have got the Cupra), economical, very reliable. Perfect car for me really, but I will replace it with an estate I think when the time comes.

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    stumpy, we must be the tieing for least number of cars owned in the last 20 years!


    Rover 218 Turbo Diesel, feel the power
    First Gen Ford Ka
    Ford Fiesta 1.25
    VW Golf Bluemotion

    It’s safe to assume I’m not that into cars.


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    stumpy, we must be the tieing for least number of cars owned in the last 20 years!

    Every time I see something like this online I have an urge to go and buy something completely impractical and stupid like a Mazda RX-7 or a 740i…

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    Fiat Strada
    MGB Gt
    Marina Van
    Peugeot 205
    Mercedes 190e
    Wifes Fiat Uno
    Astra Belmont auto
    VW Passat diesel
    Honda accord
    Honda shuttle
    Toyota Corolla verso

    Pretty much all of those are cap 😆

    Guzzi v50
    cbr400 aero
    BMW R100gs
    Honda Firestorm
    BMW r1100rs
    Honda Varedero
    Triumph t100 bonneville
    BMW k1100lt
    Kawasaki gt550
    1968 bantamn 175
    honda c90

    all a bit better than my car collection (bar the k1100lt – horrible thing)and still got the last three on the list

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    In order of ownership…

    1996 Renault Clio 1.2 cost £500
    1999 Peugeot 306 1.8 cost £1500
    1992 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0 V6 cost £1200
    1997 Fiat Barchetta cost £2800
    1990 Peugeot 205 Auto cost £280
    2013 Dacia Duster cost(ing) £15500

    So 6, although still have the last 3.

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    It’s only remotely interesting when you include the car I borrowed from my uncle when I learned to drive..
    1944 Willys Jeep
    1991 Peugeot 205
    1999 Fiat Punto
    2002 Honda Civic Type-R – bought new and still going strong at 120k miles

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    Golf VR6 (still miss this one, most fun and best looking car I’ve ever had (was lowered).

    If you want another my dad is about to sell his 1996 Flash Red one, only 60k miles!

    3 for me:

    93 1.1 Fiesta
    02 1.4 Peugeot 206
    03 Golf IV GT TDI 130


    Ford Cortina Mk3 Estate
    Ford Escort Mk1 Mexico
    Ford Escort Mk1 2.0l
    Vauxhall Astra Mk2 1300
    Ford Granada 2,0l
    Ford Escort Mk1 2.0L rally Car x 3
    LWB Ford Transit
    Rover 216
    Citroen BX
    Ford Escort MK 2 Van
    Ford Escort MK3 Van
    Ford Escort Mk3 1300
    Ford Mondeo
    Mercedes 300TE
    Seat Alhambra

    the hustler

    6 in 24 years……

    Astra mk2 1.3 great fun little car
    Volvo 340GL 1.7 what was I thinking?
    Rover 827SLi Fastback, back on track god it was quick
    Rover 827 Sterling Saloon not as quick but all the toys!!
    Mitsubishi Challenger great workhorse
    Nissan Navara Aventura practical and comfortable all in one


    If you want another my dad is about to sell his 1996 Flash Red one, only 60k miles!

    Would be tempted if I had the cash to buy and, more importantly, run it. Great car, always fancied a Corrado VR6 too but the Golf was awesome. Happy days!

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    Blimey, thinking about it scares me:

    Ford Cortina Mk 3
    Mini 850
    Ford Escort 1600 Sport Mk1
    Ford Escort RS2000 Mk 2
    Afla Romeo Alfasud Ti Cloverleaf
    Triumph Dolomite Sprint
    Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
    Ford Fiesta Supersport
    Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk 1
    Ford Fiesta XR2 Mk 2
    Ford Orion Ghia X
    Ford Escort RS1600 Mk 3
    Vauxhall Cavalier SRi
    VW Golf GTi Mk 1
    Peugeot 205 GTi
    Saab 900 SE Turbo
    Vauxhall Astra TDi
    Rover 216 GSi
    Rover 220 Coupe
    Vauxhall Astra GTE Group N Spec
    Renault 19 16v
    Subaru Impreza 22B
    Toyota Corolla GTi
    Toyota Avensis
    Citroen C5
    Mazda 6
    Saab 9-3 Vector Sport
    Saab 9-3 Aero
    Saab 9-3 Aero Sportwagon
    Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce

    A few motorbikes too over the years.

    Some were company cars so often had 2 at a time but even so, that’s all in 29 years of driving.

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    Mk2 Fiesta 950cc
    MK1 Polo Estate/Hatch 1.4 (best car)
    Peugeot 309 (Worst car)
    Seat Cordoba Vario 1.6
    Passat Estate, 1.9tdi Sport (best engine)
    Mazda 323 (teh old coupe one)
    Still got:
    Touran 1.9tdi
    Yaris 1.3 D4D


    12 years of driving cars:

    Astra Diesel 1.7
    Renault Clio RSi
    Mitsubishi FTO
    Renault Clio 1.2
    Honda Accord Type-R
    VW Passat
    Honda Civic 1.4 (EK Type)
    Pug 305
    VW Polo
    VW Scirocco 2.0
    BMW 320d
    VW T5.1

    With a few motorbikes thrown in for good measure:

    Kawasaki AE50
    Kawasaki KMX200
    Honda CB-1 400
    Some piece of crap moped
    Suzuki GSXR600
    Kawasaki ZX6R
    Honda VTR1000


    1989 1.2 Vauxhall Nova
    1993 1.4 Vauxhall Astra
    1996 1.6 Vauxhall Astra
    1993 2.3 Volvo 940
    1996 2.0 Nissan 200sx
    1996 2.0 Ford Mondeo
    2002 2.0 Ford Mondeo
    2004 2.3 Saab 9-5

    I’ve had my own car since 1999 and they seem to last between 1 and 3 years before getting replaced.


    Does anyone read these lists? Been driving 20 years and owned 10, still own the last 2.

    1982 Fiesta 1.1 popular plus
    1989 VW Polo CL 1.0
    1988 Golf GTI Mk2 8v
    1996 Golf GTI Mk3 8v
    2004 Golf GTTDI Mk5 (Got new)
    2007 Volvo V50 2.0 D (Got new)
    2005 Octavia L&K 2.0TDI
    2006 Seat Ibiza Sport
    2006 BMW 330i*
    2010 Skoda Yeti*


    I bought a Volvo once, my list is short.

    Signed, a 40-something old Volvo owner 😉

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