- When you were 8 years old what car did you want your dad to buy?
Can’t believe no ones mentioned this. I sooooo wanted dad to get one, but he said ‘no, coz they don’t have a luggage cover for the boot’. I took that at face level until we met one of our family friends who bought a coupe (not quattro, but close) showed me that it did indeed have a cover: “daaaaaad! Look! It does have a cover we can get one!”
He did get a cavalier SRI which was pretty cool.
kevPosted 7 years agoTNMember
When I was 8 I probably wanted my dad to get a Batmobile. I can’t believe the rest of you were so blooming conservative!Posted 7 years ago
As it happens he bought a HUUUGE Citroen with 3 rows of seats and a tendancy to conk out if it was fed crap petrol.
Then he got a 3 litre Scimitar which was dead cool and he even let me hit the over drive switch sometimes. That’s a huge deal to a little girl!!! 🙂BreganteSubscriber
As soon as I read the thread title, I thought of the Matra Rancho, I remember the first time we saw one was in a showroom in Paignton and Dad took it for test drive. It was pea green and me and my brother pestered him for weeks to buy it. I thought they were the coolest cars at the time, but looking back my dads Gold Mk1 Granada 3.0 ghia (with the vinyl roof and velour seats)was WAY cooler.Posted 7 years agoHicksyMember
One of these, idealy with “Slot Mags” (even an eight year old knew not just any buggy would do, it needed to be a Meyers Manx!)I had a little orange pedal car version, until I snapped it in half doing jumps – my god there were some tears that day!….
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…but of course we had a MK1 Escort estate!Posted 7 years agocarbon337Member
My dad was quite cool, started with a brand new xr2 which I loved in 84, then a golf gti mk2 then a 16v version. Moved onto a corrado vr6 then onto an Audi 80 quattro, which he owned until I was 19 and I bought it. 2.8 quattro at 19 was dangerous and I blew all my mates away, then it was stollen 🙁
He had a Capri 3000s with sidewinder exhausts along bottom of doors in 77-79 I think but my mother made him sell it when she got pregnant with me.
He now has a BMW z4 m coupe and has had m3, 330ci club sport, TT.
So quite a nice little selection over the years.Posted 7 years agodjgloverMember
All I wanted was a Sierra Ghia with pepperpot alloys.
I thought rear headrests and electric windows were a revelation!
Ended up with a Cavalier GLS, which was somewhat disappointing, but still pretty cool compared to the crap cars we had before (renault 4, renault 6, renault 14)
My Uncle had a Renault Fuego, but I told all my friends he had a Porsche!Posted 7 years ago
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