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    What cars do you / have you owned???

    Thought this might be interesting - the other night I was trying to remember (comes hard at my age) all the cars I have had over the years and when I got past the 20 point I gave up!

    So I thought it would be interesting if members listed the last 10 cars they have owned and any comments starting from the current.

    Here's my list ............................

    1. Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-Line - current car, had it 24 days
    2. Mercedes E240 Avantgarde - current car , veryyyyyy comfy
    3. Mercedes 230SLK - current car, the wife's, say no more!
    4. Mercedes 350SL - current car , the wifes , kept in the garage untill spring (roof off!)
    5. Renault Laguna Estate - sensible car, loads of space in back
    6. Porsche 944 S Turbo - not a sensible car, an animal to drive and I loved it
    7. MGBGT - Chrome bumper model - I completed a full body / mechanical restoration - then sold it
    8. Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 Twin spark - Great car to drive
    9. BMW 3 Series 2.0 - Boring, but reliable
    10. Lotus Cortina mk2 - Classic car and for it's time quick, shame about the cam cover oil leaks!!!
    Malcolm

    Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-Line Sportback

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    All these in 15 months
    1.Mercedes SLK 230 ,given to me after family bereavement. (soon to be replaced by a recovery truck)
    2.VW Passat B4 ,estate , great for going away camping.
    3.Mercedes A160 ,horrid vehicle.
    4.Audi A4 b5 avant 2.4 Brilliant car , lowered on coilies 18`s sports cats , sounded awesome.
    5.VW Golf 4 motion Good all rounder
    6.Audi A4 saloon 1.8 money pit
    7.VW mk1 golf cabby great summer fun.
    8.VW Golf mk3 cabby ---
    9.VW Golf mk4 tdi Wifes car now
    10 Volvo 850 T5 Bonkers

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    Audi A4 Cab 1.8T
    Merc c220
    Merc c220
    Vauxhall Vectra 1.9tdi
    Vauxhall Omega 2.5 V6
    Ford Mondeo 1.6l
    Vauxhall Astra 1.4l
    Metro GTi
    Rover 216 VDP
    Escort mk3
    Live your life as if nobody is watching you.

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    1st car: Vauxhall Corsa 1.2
    2nd: Vauxhall Corsa Sport 1.6 - nicely modified
    3rd: Ford Focus 2.0 ESP
    4th: Honda CRX del sol 1.6 DOHC - like a go cart, but was weekend car/project
    5th: Renaultsport Clio 182
    6th Renaultsport Clio 172 Cup... Fully stripped out, 191bhp, too extreme in the end!
    7th: Mk5 Golf GTI - Had to get rid due to money issues.
    8th: Ford Focus ST170
    and now my current Audi 8L S3... Love it, and around a healthy 260bhp. Slowly modifying her as its a weekend car.
    ***2000 Audi S3 8L APY***
    * Milltek CATback * Milltek 200 Supercell Sports CAT * SuperChips SRP Stage 1 Remap * Forge 008p *
    * 18" Audi TT 240 Sports Alloys in Gunmetal Grey * Pagid Discs with BD Predator Pads *
    * Badger5 v2.2 TIP, Jetex Filter with Heatshield * N249 Delete * N112 Bypass *
    * PowerFlex ARB Bushes *
    ~ Soon to be fitted: s3dave Adjustable Control Arms ~

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    Audi S4 TFSI - current car
    Porsche 996.2 GT3 - current car
    Porsche 996 Carerra 2
    BMW 320ci
    Porsche 964 Carrera 4
    Porsche 3.2 Carrera
    Porsche 944
    Peugeot 405 mi16
    Triumph Spitfire mk3
    Singer Chamois - First car, very poor man's 911.
    Long time Porsche addict.

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    1st - 96 MK III Golf - Paid £110, crashed it within 2 months and got £110 back from scrap yard
    2nd - 96 MK III Golf, bought the day after my crash, sold it for £400 profit after 9 months driving
    3rd - 98 Audi A3 8L - Sold it with 249,000 miles on the clock still going strong
    4th - 01 Audi A3 8L - Remapped, full exhaust system 200 BHP, loved driving it
    5th - 06 Audi A3 8P - Current car, diesel and love it, might be a diesel but now I drive so much it's worth it

    It's fair to say I enjoy the VAG cars, don't think I'd venture off anywhere else just yet

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    passed my test in august,
    1st car is a bmw 318ci, hopefully part exing that next month towards a x5,
    2nd is audi s3 8l apy, remapped and sh*t loads more fun to drive than the bmw,

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    Audi Q5..current car
    Audi R8.V8 ...picking up this Friday :-))
    Porsche 997 C2S
    Audi A4 Avant 2.5 Tdi...nice car crap engine
    Volvo C30....just rubbish
    Volvo XC90...x2...very good motor
    Golf 150 bhp Tdi
    Subaru, fell to pieces
    Jeep 4.0 ltr engine I couldn't afford to run
    lots of rubbish cars
    Escort RS 2000.....the nuts!!!

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    I've been driving for 11 years and have only had 3 cars... 1st - Nova 1.3 sr 2nd - Saxo VTS Current - A3 1.8T And no i'm not or was a chav.

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    1992 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Merit (1st car- 3 door with 17" wheels, lowered, big bore exhaust - unreliable as hell!)

    1998 Citroen Saxo VTR (Great fun & before all the boy racers and chavs could afford them!)

    1999 Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 (Awesome car)

    1998 Suzuki Cultus Classic (moved to Cyprus so needed a run around)

    1999 Subaru Impreza Type-R STI Version 5 (Awesome in every way but unreliable as hell!)

    1990 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi (intention was to turn it into a rally car)

    1998 Ford Escort 1.8TD LX (meant to be daily driver to accompany the STi)

    2005 BMW 320d SE (sensible head on!)

    2007 Audi S3 (Great car with EVERY extra spec'd)

    1999 Honda Accord 1.8i VTEC LS (bought as stop gap after selling S3)

    2009 Audi A4 2.0 TFSi S line (current car)
    2009 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI S line, Misano Red, 19" Black Edition Rotors, RS4 Grille, Sat Nav, AMI, Bluetooth, Phone & Voice Prep, CD Changer, Gloss Pack, Heated Seats, Cruise Control, Electric Folding Mirrors, S line Suspension, Dynamic Boot Spoiler, K&N Typhoon Induction Kit



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    Vauxhall nova 1.2
    Vauxhall corsa sport 1.6
    Vauxhall astra gsi (mk3 redtop)
    Old skool mini 1.0
    Rover coupe 1.8 vvc x2
    Rover coupe 2l turbos x2 (One with 250bhp which used to surprise alot of performance cars)
    Mg zs 180 2.5 v6
    Toyota celica gt4 (290bhp)
    Mg zs 2l turbo diesel (current car)
    Audi s3 8l (current toy)

    These are the cars me and my other half have owned over the last 10 years.

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    1986 bought a talbot sunbeam 1.6
    1987 opal manta berlinetta 2ltr I think
    1989 xr2i
    1990 mini mayfair
    1990 Xr3i
    1991 seat Ibiza 1.5
    1992 escort 1.4l
    1993 escort 1.4 glx
    1995 Renault laguna
    1996 BMW 3 series compact 1.6
    1997 vauxhall frontera lwb 2.2 petrol - owned for 14 weeks, what a mistake!
    1998 golf gti 2 ltr run out model
    1999 beetle lhd 2 ltr
    2002 3 series coupe 318i
    2005 discovery series 3 tdv6
    2007 mini one / son was learning to drive
    2010 vw polo 1.2 TSI SEL / daughter was learning to drive and this is my current car but looking at an A3 next I think.

    In addition to this my wife has owned,
    2004 mini cooper
    2007 golf gti
    2010 Audi tt roadster
    2011 Audi A1 1.4 TSI S Line, current car

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    Ford Cortina 1.6, Fiat Panda 1.0, Lancia Delta 1.3, Ford Escort 1.4, Ford Sierra Estate 1.8, Ford Mondeo 2.0,Lancia Beta 2.0, Ford Mondeo 1.8, Audi A4 Avant 2.5 tdi, Ford Galaxy 2.3
    LISTEN TO THE Bluehorses THEY ROCK!

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    this for 4 years now

    and this for 5

    and loads of others but not worth a mention to be fair apart from my fireblade

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    WHAT CARS DO YOU / HAVE YOU OWNED???

    1.3 talbot horizon
    1.6 vauxhall viva
    1.8 Cavalier Sri
    1.6 Austin maestro
    2.0 Mg montego
    1.8 ford mondeo
    1.0 renault 5
    Suzuki swift
    Vauxhall corsa mk1
    Honda crv (x 2).
    Nissan largo
    Mk1 gt4 Toyota
    1.3 rx7 Mazda
    2.5 r33 nissan skyline 4 door
    2.5 r34 gtt Nissan skyline
    Saab 1.9tid 150 vector (present)
    A6 c5 2.7t audi (present).

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    WHAT CARS DO YOU / HAVE YOU OWNED???

    1990 Escort mk1 1.3s
    1990 Escort mk2 1.6s (x2)
    1992 Escort mk4 RS turbo
    1993 Escort mk3 Rs turbo s1
    1994 Escort mk4 Cab/turbo
    1997 Sierra Rs cosworth
    1997 Fiesta Xr2i
    1999 Escort mk5 Rs2000 ex Fmc press car
    2000 Impreza Type-R sti Ver 5
    2000 Fiesta 1.6 zetec s
    2002 Golf mk4 Gt150
    2006 A3 8P s-line
    2009 TT T-FSI
    2013 A4 B8 s-line exec (present)
    Last edited by mike60eley; 16th March 2013 at 18:33.
    [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]2010 Audi A4 2.0 TDI S line Exec, Misano Red, AMI, Phone & Voice Prep Bluetooth, CD Changer, DAB, 19" Alloys, Black Pack, Alcantara Heated Seats, Cruise Control, Start Stop, White LED Mod, Tints.

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    In no particular order
    ford xr2 x3
    ford rs turbo
    fiat UNO turbo
    volvo t5 x4
    volvo c70 t5
    lexus is200
    ford f150 lightning pickup
    peugeot 306 tdi x2
    merc clk 500 amg
    vw Passat tdi est highline
    vw golf gti
    Vw golf tdi mk4 150
    vw bora tdi 150
    seat LCr x2
    rover coupe
    polo 6n x4
    renault Laguna v6 x2
    renault Clio williams
    renault Clio 16v x2
    reanult 19exec x2
    pug 205 1.9gti
    mini cooper x2
    austin mini x7
    mini van
    mini pickup
    citroen Saxo vts
    escort cosworth
    audi a3 x4
    bmw 530d m sport
    bmw 323 coupe e46
    bmw 318is coupe e36
    citroen ax gt
    cavalier gsi 4x4
    I am sure there are a few I have missed.
    99 Audi a3 tdi sold....
    56 Audi a3 2.0 tdi sline dsg sportback sold
    06 Audi a3 2.0 tdi sport sold
    2001 Audi a3 1.8 20v turbo sport ( new project draining my wallet )

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    Corsa c 1.4 sri-still own
    Renault clio sport 182
    Bmw 325 m sport coupe
    Astra vxr
    Audi s3 8p - current car

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan1973 View Post
    In no particular order
    ford xr2 x3
    ford rs turbo
    fiat UNO turbo
    volvo t5 x4
    volvo c70 t5
    lexus is200
    ford f150 lightning pickup
    peugeot 306 tdi x2
    merc clk 500 amg
    vw Passat tdi est highline
    vw golf gti
    Vw golf tdi mk4 150
    vw bora tdi 150
    seat LCr x2
    rover coupe
    polo 6n x4
    renault Laguna v6 x2
    renault Clio williams
    renault Clio 16v x2
    reanult 19exec x2
    pug 205 1.9gti
    mini cooper x2
    austin mini x7
    mini van
    mini pickup
    citroen Saxo vts
    escort cosworth
    audi a3 x4
    bmw 530d m sport
    bmw 323 coupe e46
    bmw 318is coupe e36
    citroen ax gt
    cavalier gsi 4x4
    I am sure there are a few I have missed.
    Holy cow that's a lot of cars!

    1.3 Mk1 Astra Celebrity (first car owned)
    1.6 Mondeo LX (first car bought)
    2.0 Laguna RT Sport
    and the cars below

    Not a great selection!
    (59) 2.0T A4 S-Line Avant (B8) Lava Grey
    (N) 2.6 V6 Audi Convertible Europa Blue
    Gone: (02) 1.8T A4 sport saloon (B6) Denim Blue

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    First car: MG ZS 120 1.8L - I didn't look after this properly and it had some issues.
    2nd: Honda Civic EJ9 1.4L - Stopgap car, still have it, not sure what to do with it. Mechanically sound and fun to drive round corners.
    3rd: S4 Avant B5 - Reminds me how slow the Honda really is.

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    Cars from when I passed my test back in 1993-
    1993-1995 wee red mk 2 fiesta 1.0-wee rust bucket but ideal first car.
    1996-2000 blue mk 3 fiesta 1.1-year old when I got it,nice wee runaround,never set a foot wrong.
    2000-2004 bronze saxo vtr,first wee warm hatch,excellent wee pocket rocket,kept standard.
    2004-2008 silver Leon cupra 180,fantastic car,again never set a foot wrong.
    2008-2012 performance blue mondeo ST TDCi-another great car.
    2012-current A3 3.2v6-what can I say...
    not very exciting list I know,and guess I've been lucky with my cars that nothing major has ever went wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyfool View Post
    Holy cow that's a lot of cars!

    1.3 Mk1 Astra Celebrity (first car owned)
    1.6 Mondeo LX (first car bought)
    2.0 Laguna RT Sport
    and the cars below

    Not a great selection!
    i get board easily lol, the insurance company love me
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    99 Audi a3 tdi sold....
    56 Audi a3 2.0 tdi sline dsg sportback sold
    06 Audi a3 2.0 tdi sport sold
    2001 Audi a3 1.8 20v turbo sport ( new project draining my wallet )

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    Current cars

    1.Nissan 200sx - 400bhp weekend toy
    2.Audi A4 b5 Quattro turbo sport in noggy blue
    3.Series III landrover - soon to be up for sale

    Past cars

    1999 vauxhal vectra Sri 140 saloon
    1989 mk4 ford escort 1.4L - first car.

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    I'll do this in pictures, you might notice a trend... Just a few of the more recent ones from the present day to the oldest. If you want to see any of them in action check my Youtube channel.

    Audi RS3


    Renault Megane R26.R


    Evo IX MR FQ360


    Honda S2000


    Mini Cooper S (daily driver again piloted by my dad on track - se Fiesta below to understand this comment!)


    Honda Civic Type R


    Additional gratuitous picture of the S200 and Type R because they looked great here - yes we are Honda fans...


    Westfield Sport 2000


    Fiesta ST - this was a daily driver but I let my Dad drive it on track!


    TT Quattro Sport


    Scooby WRX STi


    And an MX5 - the car I learned to drive on track in.


    And about 15 other various cars over the years, I can dig out the list if you're really interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBK View Post
    I'll do this in pictures, you might notice a trend... Just a few of the more recent ones from the present day to the oldest. If you want to see any of them in action check my Youtube channel.

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    And about 15 other various cars over the years, I can dig out the list if you're really interested!
    I'm guessing you do a lot of track days. Liked your wet track vidoes, particularly the rear wheel drive cars struggling. What was that blue car you were up the chuff on in the video Llandow 25 July 09?
    (59) 2.0T A4 S-Line Avant (B8) Lava Grey
    (N) 2.6 V6 Audi Convertible Europa Blue
    Gone: (02) 1.8T A4 sport saloon (B6) Denim Blue

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    1. Mk3 Escort 1.6 Ghia
    2. Mk4 Escort RS Turbo (still own)
    3. Mk2 Fiesta 1.1 Ghia
    4. Dutton Phaeton S3
    5. E36 BMW 316 (had 5 days hated it)
    6. Mk3 Fiesta XR2I
    7. Audi A4 Avant B5
    8. Fiat Sceicento Sporting
    9. B5 Audi A4 T Sport (still own)
    10. B5 Audi A4 T Sport
    11. Mk3 Fiesta RS Turbo
    12. Corsa Combo

    Think that covers it

    Life begins at 140mph
    Sell my Audi??? Kiss my rings!
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    There are definatly some patterns in these lists :-)

    mine is:
    Nova SR
    Escort XR3i
    Escort RS Turbo
    Calibra Turbo
    Octavia vRS
    S3 (8L)
    S3 (8P) s2+
    S5
    A5 3.0 TDi quattro s-line
    RS3 (+ track toy Celica GT5 ST205)

    I think I am addicted to Turbo's and 4wd :-)
    Currently testing Audi's RS3 brake fix......will it work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oranoco View Post
    1. Mk3 Escort 1.6 Ghia
    2. Mk4 Escort RS Turbo (still own)
    3. Mk2 Fiesta 1.1 Ghia
    4. Dutton Phaeton S3
    5. E36 BMW 316 (had 5 days hated it)
    6. Mk3 Fiesta XR2I
    7. Audi A4 Avant B5
    8. Fiat Sceicento Sporting
    9. B5 Audi A4 T Sport (still own)
    10. B5 Audi A4 T Sport
    11. Mk3 Fiesta RS Turbo
    12. Corsa Combo

    Think that covers it
    great stuff an old skool ford man
    99 Audi a3 tdi sold....
    56 Audi a3 2.0 tdi sline dsg sportback sold
    06 Audi a3 2.0 tdi sport sold
    2001 Audi a3 1.8 20v turbo sport ( new project draining my wallet )

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    Current: a4 b6 1.8t great car 190 model
    smart fortwo brabus 0.7 turbo fun on track days
    jeep cherokke piece of **** ripped the front suspension clean off jumping over large hump, landed heavy on front end
    peugeot 206 gti worst car ever
    toyota starlet gt turbo my favourite but sucked the funds dry rebuilding all the time
    a4 1.8t 150bhp model
    seat leon cupra r
    Saxo vts
    saxo vtr
    saab 900 turbo
    civic type r ep3
    fiat punto 1.4 turbo gt
    fiat bravo **** heapppp
    2004 audi a4 s line 1.8t bex 242bhp dynoed
    Mods: bsr optiflow kit, forge diverter valve, custom turbo back exhaust, custom 200 cell cat, DGR coilovers, forge tip, s3/tt 386cc injectors, boost gauge, revo stage 2, 12mm rear spacers, rear window extension spoiler
    To come: big brake setup... Getting there!!
    boats and hoesss, boats and hoesss

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    What cars do you / have you owned???

    M reg Punto mk1 1.1
    51 reg Mk2 bravo 1.6 hlx
    03 reg L200 warrior 2.5td
    55 reg A4 b7 3.2 avant
    Dolphin Grey 2005 3.2fsi Quattro 6-speed manual A4 Avant S-line, Two tone Leather, Pipercross panel filter, Genuine RS6 style 18" Alloys, Cupra R Lip, Piranha Grooved and dimpled Brakes, Eibach 30mm springs, B5 Front Cups, Rs4 RARB, HEL Braided Brake Hoses, Engine covers, Rs4 Grill, Rs4 style fog grills, Lamin-x'd head, fog and tail lights, Adaptive Xenons, Q5 rear wiper, S4 spring clips, Heated Passat Washer jets, DIS and cruise control


    Now have genuine VCDS in North Norfolk

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    What cars do you / have you owned???

    17 years old!
    MK4 Cortina 1.6l
    MK5 Cortina 2.0 Ghia
    Capri 2.8 injection
    Escort RS Mexico MK2
    Sierra XR4x4
    Sierra RS Cosworth
    Rover 220t Coupe
    Dax Rush, ford RS Cosworth donor
    land rover Freelander V6
    Pug 406 Coupe V6
    Lexus is 200, 1964 series 2a Land Rover, Rover 200 Coupe
    Audi S3, Rover 200 Tomcat Coupe
    Now
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    2002 S3 more mods to come.

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    What cars do you / have you owned???

    Rover 200 Coupe is for sale!
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    2002 S3 more mods to come.

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    Vauxhall Carlton 1.8GLi
    Ford Orion Ghia Inj
    Toyota Celica 2.0GT
    Fiesta XR2i
    Escort XR3i Cabriolet
    Astra GTE
    Cavalier Sri
    Omega 2.5 V6 CDX
    Fiat Bravo HGT
    Ford Puma 1.7
    VW Golf GTi
    Bmw 318Ci
    Saab 9-3 Convertible
    BMW 325Ci
    Vectra SRi 2.2
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    Calibra 2.5 V6
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    What cars do you / have you owned???

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    Vauxhall Cavalier SRI !
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    What cars do you / have you owned???

    My last 5 cars because before i went vag i had a black clio 1.4 sport and an mg zr atomix, both served their purpose but hardley worth a mention. So to kick off my vag addiction i bought my 1st audi - king fisher blue a3 1.8t,
    Then i bought a merlin a3 1.8t that i bought salvage repair, then it was the leon cupra, the picture does no justice because it had the crappy standard rims when i took the pic, then my ming blue a3 1.8t and the last is the audi tt 225, over all the the a3s have been the best and most enjoyable to be in, drive and look at, the cupra was fast but cheap and the tt was as practical as a choclate toaster.

    Heres a crappy low res picture for you all to enjoy.

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    1995 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1.1 (first car)
    1991 Honda CRX VT
    2001 Toyota Yaris Tsport
    1996 Honda Civic VTI EK4
    1998 B5 Audi A4 1.8T
    2003 Honda Civic Type R EP3
    2000 Audi 8L S3 210 (current)

    Cactus green 8L S3 - B5 TIP + Jetex, Revised 007p, R32 rear ARB, AP Coilovers, Compbrake rear arms, Full Powerflexed dogbone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyfool View Post
    I'm guessing you do a lot of track days. Liked your wet track vidoes, particularly the rear wheel drive cars struggling. What was that blue car you were up the chuff on in the video Llandow 25 July 09?
    Thank you. Quattro was just awesome in the wet! I don't know what that blue car was some kind of rally kit car I think. Some of the worst lines I've seen at a trackday, I gave him a pax ride to help him out. Didn't help much he stuffed it by the end of the day when a rear wheel fell off...!

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    Current - 2006 A4 Avant S-Line 2.0 Tdi - Purchased about half a year ago now. It made sense to me in terms of economy, comfort and space. It earns its keep hauling me and my boarding gear (and mates) up the winter - so something with roof bars, space, and diesel made sense. Its just a shame its woeful in the snow!

    Prior to that - 2005 Civic Type R Premier Edition - Owned this for about 2 years and it was one of the best 'drivers cars' i've owned. Did a couple of track days in it.

    Prior to that - 2000 Peugeot 206 Gti - this was a bit of a stop gap car when I went through a period of trying to convince myself I could live with a £1000 run about.

    Prior to that - 2008 Fiesta ST - the closest thing i've had to a 'new car' as it had less than 1000 miles on it whenI bought it. Loved the look of it, but just didnt pack enough of a punch..... with an extra 70bhp, that woulda been a great hot hatch.

    Prior to that - 1996 Evo IV - probably my favourite car of all time. 352bhp and just an absolute hoot to drive. Cripppling running costs brought an end to that though.

    Prior to that - 1998 E36 M3 Evolution Cabrio - awesome bit of kit, but looking back now, I really shoulda got the coupe.

    Prior to that - 2000 Lotus Elise - I think I just had to give this a shot. Totally impractical, and if i'm honest I was pretty underwhelmed by it..... most probably cause I never really pused it hard through fear of the flaws of the K Series engine.

    Prior to that - 2003 Renault Clio 172 Cup - always said i'd own another one of these since the day I let it go, and I stand by that. In terms of bang for your buck, i dont think these cars can be topped. At the time though, the depreciation on the thing was killing me and getting shot was an attempt to save more money loss.

    Prior to that - 2000 Peugeot 406 3.0 V6 Coupe - great big cruiser with awesome induction roar...... but it handled like a boat, and let in more water than one.

    Prior to that - 1996 Honda Civic SirII - 200+ bhp out of a B18C5 engine.... at the time, this was one of the fastest Civics around.

    Theres probably about another 6 or 7 prior to that, and a couple of run abouts and track cars and such like i've missed out, but that my last 10 'proper' cars.

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    Good mix of cars on some of these lists - was expecting it to be a lot more German orientated to be honest.

    My list is pretty shameful - one shining beacon (so far) in an otherwise steaming pile of manure... (passed my test in 1997)

    1999 - 2000: 1992 J Reg Renault Clio 1.4RT, 3 door, 13" steels, the most basic of basic. Wrote it off when I suffered a tyre blowout doing 80mph on the M25 at midnight.

    2000 - 2004: 1996 N Reg Renault Clio 1.4RT Champs Elysees, 5 door, 14" alloys, a slightly less basic, but equally dull car. Served me well through University and commuting to my first job though. Mechanically sound (apart from a water pump failure, everything else kept ticking over without much expense).

    2004 - 2011: 2001 X Reg VW Lupo GTI. Gorgeous. Loved that little car (& still do) - miss it dreadfully & very nearly ended up buying it back a couple of months ago when I discovered it was on Autotrader! The most joy and the most pain i've experienced to date whilst motoring. Expensive when things went wrong (quite regularly), but totally worth it when things went well.

    2011 - date: 2008 57 Reg Mazda 2 Sport. It's a stopgap and I never intended keeping it this long, it's just taking me ages to find *the* next car. It's alright for getting you from A to B. Perfectly reasonable. Just incredibly dull and not even vaguely engaging. I'm sure the next owner (probably housewife with young children) will enjoy it, but it's not for me.

    Hopefully next car will be a little more exciting!

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    Wow here we go. Relatively big list starting from my 1st car

    1. Mini 1275 GT
    2. Opel Kadett 1.6 SR
    3. Vauxhall Astra GTE Mk1
    4. Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v
    5. Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
    6. Ford Escort XR3i
    7. Ford Escort RS1600i
    8. Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia
    9. Rover 214 Si
    10. Corsa SRi
    11. Rover 216 GTI (got married had 2 kids)
    12. Mondeo ST24 Estate
    13. Rover 420 GSI Turbo Tourer
    14. Volvo 440 Turbo
    15. Vectra 2.2
    16. Vectra SRI
    17. Peugeot 207 HDI
    18. Renault Megane Sport Tourer
    19. Renault Grande Scenic
    20. Renault koleos (got divorced)
    21. Audi A3 TDI 140 - Remapped Stage 2
    22. Audi 8P2 S3 - Remapped
    23. Audi 8P3 S3 - Remapped (got married again) and is my current car

    Oh and Mrs B. has an Audi too.
    Angelwax/BBS/BCS/Bilstein/Cobra/CTS Turbo/H&R/K-Sport/KW/Loba/Milltek/Shark Performance/Oz Racing/VCDS/Wagner

 

 
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