What car do you drive, and why?
Impreza WRX 5 door.
– Seats fold so I can put a bike or lots of stuff in back
– 4wd for the odd muddy track at events/wet fields
– Towbar for a bike rack
– Reasonably quick, reasonable ride, pretty good handling
– Plus I've fitted an integrated sat nav/dvd/mp3(USB stick)/hands free phone unit, so I can find bike events and I've got 8mb of music to entertain me on the way there.
Solid working car, I've not washed it for 2 years!Posted 8 years agoMackemMember
Peugeot 205 diesel, cos it was cheap and previously owned by a friend who is a mechanic and runs very well. In the next 2 weeks i'm getting something brand new, not exactly sure what yet, something that lets me put my bike in the back without taking the wheels off though.Posted 8 years agosimonralli2Member
Vauxhall Meriva, 1.4
Bought it in June after writing off my fiestaPosted 8 years ago
I'm not a fast driver
V practical car, and I need space not just for the bike but as I will be moving house and belongings a lot over the next couple of years
Bought it from Vauxhall dealer second hand so it came with 1 year warranty
I also have aspirations of having a family so seemed even more practicaljohn_drummerMember
Saab 9-3 Sportwagon diesel – just traded in a BMW 320d SE Tourer against this one
Plenty of boot space for my drums. Will also take bikes (I assume)
Diesel because I do a 30 miles each way commute
heated leather seats, sat nav & bluetooth phone thing because that's what came with the car
cheaper to own than the BMW
more boot space than the BMW
supposed to be more economical than the BMW
not a BMW (not that they're bad cars, they're very good)
better looking than a Vectra (with which it shares many mechanical bits)Posted 8 years ago
smaller than a Mondeo (which wouldn't have fitted on my drive)coolhandlukeSubscriber
Skoda Octavia VRS hatchback
A – because I'm not a badge snob (any more) and I like not being a badge snob so drive a Skoda to prove itPosted 8 years ago
B – cos its fun to drive
C – its surprisingly economical
D – it has nice seats and a boss stereo that takes SD cards
E – my bike fits in the boot.
F – its will pull our caravan
G – it has pimpy wheelswombatMember
Ford Focus Hatch 2.0 Diesel
Comfy, Handling's great, nice and quick, gets well over 50 mpg, major service is £200, costs under £300 to insure fully comp, can get 2 bikes in boot (seats down) or 4 on roof, big enough for family holidays.
Getting a bit bored with it and fancy a change but have had several test drives and am struggling to find similar performance/handling/economy for sensible money, need diesel as am doing 25-30k a year. (Focus is 3.5 yrs old and has 82k on it and I've had it from new)Posted 8 years agoaleighMember
I have a Honda Civic (the normal one without the spoiler that *ahem* blocks your view out the back of the car…..a bloke definitely designed that 😯 )
It's very spacious both inside the car as well as the boot, it has handy things such as a cup holder, a foot rest and most importantly – it has the most logically placed gear stick! 😀Posted 8 years agorusty trowelMember
Boring avensis for missus to drive to work and for family trips, because it was cheapish second hand, reliable (hopefully) and has a big enough boot for pushchair, luggage and either bike or golf clubs.
Rough old transporter van for my general running about and bike duties.Posted 8 years agoKeefMember
1.Audi a6tdi quattro sport 7 seater avant- used to be mine,now belongs to us all (fammily car)big,fast,safe,economical for size.Posted 8 years ago
2.vw t25 twincab pickup,1.6td,can get 4 bikes in the back easily,seats 4,can carry 1/2 ton in back (has done several times)1987,looks well rat,but I love it,does 38mpg an all.
3.vw t25 camper,1.6td,good for ,er ,camping,bike races (rack on back) sleeps 4,plus 4 more in the driveaway awning,again,38 mpg,again,love it to bits,great for taking the boys on 'boys only'camping trips !
I like German cars,btw. 😉
I own a Vauxhall Zafira, very versatile, & we need one extra seat on occasion, so it suits us for pretty much every need except 'want'!
What do you drive, and how do/did you justify the purchase?
Awaits the 'I don't have a car' answers from all the 16 year old '30 somethings' on the forum 😉Posted 8 years agoMosesMember
1. Nissan Micra, because
It's cheap to insure for the kids.
It was good for them to learn in
It's a hoon to drive around town. great fun.
It was better than all similar size cars
2.Posted 8 years ago
Iveco Daily campervan conversion. Cos campervans are cool, and this was a good one for starters, and cheap
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