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Cars before your B5

tdia4 Jun 8, 2011

  1. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

    Kind of following on from Axios thread, would like to know the journey of cars you have had before you got the A4 B5.

    Ford Sierra 2.0L-1989-Loved it but had to be scrapped
    Vauxhall Astra 1.4LS-1994-Slowest thing on the planet
    Honda Prelude 2.0Lex-1990-Loved the car and still miss it now, the retro styling was great
    Toyota MR2 GT-1990-Loved this aswell but wanted something with a Turbo
    Escort RS Turbo-1988-Great when it ran good, which was for about 2 weeks during my ownership
    Rover 214-1994-A runabout, used to offroad it, crash it, it never died though and managed to sell it
    Subaru Legacy Twin Turbo-Beast of a thing but lost my job and couldn't afford to run it so sold it
    Vw Passat tdi 90-Owned it for all of 3hours..yes 3 hours, didn't like it so took it back
    Vw Bora 1.9tdi 110 1999-Loved this car as well, it was decked on 18s, massive sounds.
    Vw Golf GTI-1999-Never ran 100% but was pretty quick because it was mapped
    Rover coupe 1.6-another runaround-Owned it for 3 days and took it back to the garage
    Vauxhall Astra 1.7tds-1995-another runabout-Isuzu engined thing, wacked the boost and fueling up and was staying with my mates passat tdi130.
    And finally my A4 B5-Best car i've owned, love it to bits.
  2. tsporta4

    tsporta4 Member

    I had

    1986 Mk2 ford fiesta xr2 1.6 cvh wish i never broke for part this was clean £600 standard
    Mk3.5 ford fiesta 1.3 hcs glad i broke this piece of **** but got me about lol £80
    Then came my
    1986 1.1l base spec mk2 ford fiesta £300
    changed to a 1.6 cvh in it
    then put a zetec in there after that it flew :happy: and loads of other mods done
    Then i bought a ford escort mk6 1.8 zetec si blown engine should of finished it but broke it for parts. £150
    Then i bought another 1.1 mk2 this was rotten so i broke it for parts.
    I then bought a mk1 106xsi for £250 bit of a shed but pretty nippy well worth the £250 Sold that on ebay for the same money after clutch died.
    Then i bought my a4 for £100 ;-)
  3. Jp-tqs

    Jp-tqs Member

    1.2 mk2 astra merit, half red, half pink. Didnt like water.... Would cut out!
    1.6 mk5 escort lx, was perfect... I killed it fitting ****e lowering kit! Shook itself to bits and munched wheel bearings!
    Rs2000 mk5, amazing car.... Rusted into oblivion!
    Audi coupe quattro 1990...... 5 pot luverleeness.... Got tired!!
    Audi coupe 2.3 fwd.... 5 pot loverleeness.... Kids.... Need more doors!
    Golf mk3 gti 5 door...... Faultless....... But girls car!!
    A4 b5 tqs...... Lowered, 18ns, white dials, half leather, 4x4, solid, **** on fuel but i love it!!!
    Next........?????? Rs4!
  4. audiv8quattro

    audiv8quattro Member

    Hi well first car was a 1990 golf 1.4 heap of s**t
    Then a m reg purple yes purple Clio 1.2 another heap of s**t
    Then a cavalier 2.0l injection good car but engine literally blew up about a week after I brought it
    Then I had a ford escort 1.4 another heap of s**t
    Then a Toyota corrolla 1.6 16v great little car till both driveshafts went and the clutch
    Then it was a ford rs2000 another great car but started to fall apart
    Now the b5 a4 2.6 v6 quattro great car but want a tqs next
  5. JS4

    JS4 New Member

    1988 vw polo 1.3 (awesome)
    1987 BMW e30 320i coupe (awesome)
    1993 BMW e36 325i coupe (superb to drive, lots of niggles)
    2006 Peugot 407 1.6 hdi (company car, 3 gearboxes in 43k miles, s**t)
    2008 Vauxhal Vectra (Got me from A to B)
    2004 BMW e46 323i (good to drive, expensive to service)
    2001 A4 B5 1.9 tdi (best car ever as an all rounder, don't think I can fault it)
    2005 A4 B7 1.9 tdi (good but no B5, the dual mass fly wheel was going on it)
    CURRENT - 2001 Audi S4 B5 Avant 2.7 TT - Stage 1 (nothing better other than a 2009 M5 Touring!!!! Next on my list!!)
  6. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon Mod back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team V6 Team Silver Audi A6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    3.0 Ford granada auto... well it was my dads really
    1.1 Rover Metro... Rust Bucket
    Vauxhall Corsa B 1.4... Slow and chavtastic
    Vauxhall Vectra B 2.0... blew up engine (dont drive off the rev limiter lol)
    Vauxhall Omega 3.2 V6 Manual.... Written off (but kept the engine and put it in a....)
    Vauxhall Vectra B 2.5V6.... (because it threw cambelt tensioner)
    Then some bikes in the middle (Honda VFR, Kwak Ninja, Suzuki GSXf, Honda CG125)
    Audi A3 1.8T 8L
    Audi A4 1.9Tdi Avant


    My latest love... My 2000 Audi A4 1.8T Sport (for now... may be looking for a diesel again soon)
  7. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Hmm, this is awkward as many of them I owned alongside my B5. lol

    A Ford Escort 1.6Ghia - Champagne Gold (5dr)
    F Escort RS Turbo (still own)

    J BMW 3 series, technically I never owned it but had it from the garage for a fortnight with a view to buy but realised it was **** and slow and had nothing but the badge)
    Q Dutton Phaeton S3 - red
    H Fiesta XR2i (written off by my bint of an ex)

    Then I got my first Audi A4 1.6

    H Fiesta RS Turbo (talked into selling by bint of an ex, should have kept the car and kicked her out)

    P Audi A4 1.8 T Sport (current) phot taken at Silverstone doing the 0-60 sprint (7.4secs)

    X Fiat Sceicento Sporting (got as a fix up and sell on)

    R Audi A4 1.8T Sport (sold to tsportA4 for a bargain sum)

    07 VW PAssat TDi (company car)
  8. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

    Nice one jack.

    1989 Ford Sierra 1.6 pinto
    1990 Ford Sierra 1.8 cvh
    1990 Ford Sierra 2.0 DOHC this engine went in to the 1.8.
    1992 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.0
    1992 BMW 325Ise
    1992 mini 1.0
    1996 Toyota Rav4
    1995 Land Rover Discovery
    1999 Peugeot 206 GTI (still got it)
    1998 Audi A4 1.9tdi.
    That's my list
  9. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

    Short list

    2002 - Vauxhall corsa c 1.2 sxi in metallic silver- shot water pump gasket on timing chain cover and warped head, luckily crashed it and got paid out which was a bonus, because i couldn't be ***** fixing it and was on apprentice wage at the time.

    1997 - Audi A4 B5 1.8 in Casablanca White - great car, big jump from the **** corsa, had for 14 months or so now brother has it but is now in need of a little TLC.

    1999 - Audi A4 B5 1.8T quattro sport volcano black - what can I say never want to part with it I just love it !!!
  10. 205man

    205man Active Member

    mk2 escort rs1600 supersport
    mk1 escort rs200 avo
    fiesta mk1 1300 supersport
    1967 mini cooper
    mk1 fiesta xr2
    1.6 205 gti
    1.9 205gti
    citreon ax gti
    mi16 205gti on carbs
    (2nd) mi16 205gti on throttle bodies this time
    calibra 2.5 v6
    and now my 2.8 qs and mitsubushi warrior (just sold)

    but ive also had motorbikes as well the whole time
  11. LeeT

    LeeT Member

    hmm, right here goes
    mk2 Fiesta xr2
    mk2 Astra GTE 8V
    mk2 Astra GTE 16V
    Carlton GSI3000
    BMW E34 520 green
    BMW E34 520 black
    Mazda xedos 6
    peugeot 205 gti
    Nissan 200SX S13
    Nissan 300ZX TT
    toyota landcruiser 4.2TD
    toyota surf 3.0TD
    Toyota Supra mk4 Big single Turbo
    Mitsubishi Evo 8 FQ300 black and carbon
    Mitsubishi Evo6 Dark blue
    Mitsubishi FTO 1.8 manual
    Mitsubishi FTO 2.0 MIVEC
    Mitsubishi GTO silver
    Mitsubishi GTO red
    Mitsubishi GTO black
    Audi TTQ 225 tuned to 275bhp
    peugeot 306 hdi
    Toyota mr2
    renault laguna Dci
    bmw 328ci
    Subaru WRX
    VW Touareg TDI
    Audi S4 B6 nogaro
    Bombaardier DSX 650 quad race tuned
    Maserati 3200gt
    Nissan Skyline GTST with GTR body conversion
    Isuzu trooper irmsher
    Ford Maverick TDI still own
    Audi C5 A6 4.2 Quattro still own
    Audi B6 1.8TQS still own
    Audi B5 A4 1.8TS avant picking up friday

    Im sure there is still loads i have missed like crappy old cavs, calibras and omegas in the early days
  12. 30vquattro

    30vquattro New Member

  13. Jp-tqs

    Jp-tqs Member

    LeeT, do you get board quick lol!! B5 avant will be the best you owned, just erase all that jap stuff from your memory........!
  14. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

    Oranoco how long did you sell the Fiesta RST?

    A mate of mine had one and it looked exactly the same and was running around 200bhp, unfortunatly he wrote it off.
  15. tdia4

    tdia4 TDIPOWARRR

    Thought I might as well add a few pictures of my previous cars as well, not got pictures of them all but heres a few:









  16. kriswa428

    kriswa428 Member

    99 V Ford Fiesta mk4 Zetec 1.25 16v - FIRST CAR, the only Ford i will ever own

    97 P Fiat Bravo 1.8 16v HLX, 17000 miles in one year, never missed a beat. Coolest car being a college boy and 18!

    97 P Audi A4 2.8 30V QM, only used on weekends but I LOVE IT.
  17. Izzy1

    Izzy1 Vorsprung Durch Technik

    not a fancy list but what's i've had so far...

    Nova 1.4
    Micra 1.0
    Golf 1.6
    Golf 1.9
    Bora 1.9
    A4 B5 1.9
  18. LeeT

    LeeT Member

    i do get bored quick yeah. I still have my C5 A6 4.2GS and B6 1.8tqs as well. Somehow i dont think the B5 beats alot of them cars. I bought it purely for a bit of modding in my spare time
  19. LeeT

    LeeT Member

    A few more, i forgot the rangerovers x2 and a discovery or two
  20. Jp-tqs

    Jp-tqs Member

    Some top motors there mate, think the maserati is a beautiful car... Would quite happily own one!
  21. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

    Ford Escort Mk2 - 1st car what did i expect
    Ford Cortina Mk5 - was a bit young to have a big car got it from my dad
    Ford Escort Mk4 - what a joke **** cvh engine
    Vauxhall Astra Mk2 GTE 16V - miss it
    Audi A4 2.4 V6 - love it
  22. OldRedEyes

    OldRedEyes Member

    I have had a few, i will include company cars too.
    84' Austin Metro L in banana yellow. 1st car, girlfriend called it courtney :eek:)
    88 mini, deep red, minilight's, janspeed exhaust manifold, howley water heated inlet, mg metro carb, Ashley comp exhaust.
    89 mg metro
    89 xr2 white, lowered, ashley comp exhaust
    89 Nova GTE red ( only had it 3 days as was a bag of nails)
    90 Nova GTE white ( possibly THE best car ever, got me away from the filth once, and a nutter who wanted to carjack me near Newmarket)
    86 Austin Maestro MAYFAIR :eek:) My first auto had it for 2 weeks whilst insurance was being sorted out after a tit in an illusion kitted escort drove into the back of my nova above!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    89 Nissan micra 1.0, got it to get rid of the maestro as a swap, Mum worked at a garage.
    89 mini red hot
    90 golf 8v gti ( spanners!!)
    94 escort lx
    99 vectra ls, put 156k on it in a little over 3 years( this made me hate vauxhalls)
    98 golf 16v gti
    53 206 1.4 look
    53 mondeo lx
    06 mondeo zetec
    53 landrover freelander td4
    54 vw passat highline
    07 landrover freelander td4 se ( was a courtesy car, but we had it 6 weeks while LR fixed ours, which is longer than i had actually owned some of my cars)
    52 focus st170
    57 mondeo estate titanium
    98 shogun 2.8td
    2000 A4 avant 1.8T ( current)
    60 Seat Exeo est (current)
  23. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

    96 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting
    92 MK2 Honda CRX VT
    01 Toyota Yaris Tsport
    96 Honda Civic VTi EK4
    98 Audi A4 1.8T

    Will add pics later.
  24. symun

    symun Member

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  25. GhostWKD

    GhostWKD Member

    '98 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting - Standard
    '96 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting - Optional extra kit & fitted a punto engine into it
    '97 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting - Got the bits from the above one donated to it
    '01 Fiat Seicento Sporting - Wheels, engine and susp all meddled with
    '98 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting - Turbo'd mag featured and money pit... great fun though with over twice as much power as stock - got all turbo bits fitted onto a punto engine too
    '98 Peugeot 106 Rallye S2 - Awesome. nuff said :)
    '94 Toyota MR2 n/a - Cool car, first RWD :)
    '91 Toyota MR2 Turbo - Lasted 9 days then blew its big ends out... probably my fault for boost controller fiddling
    '91 Toyota MR2 Turbo - Dog of a car, was a Cat B writeoff which I never knew!! :(
    '91 Toyota MR2 Turbo - Didnt even make it home, blew its HG 2 miles from home :(
    '96 Mazda RX-7 FD3S - Amazing car! Loved it :)
    '99 VW Bora Tdi 110 - had as a daily when ran the RX-7
    '00 Honda S2000 - sold my Bora and RX-7 to get it and was cool but ruined by a **** garage and it being keyed
    '93 BMW 325i Saloon - Pimp wagon, skidded really well heh and used as a daily runner when S2000 engine let go
    '91 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) - Its amazing :) (Current)
    '99 Audi A4 TDI (90) - does its job as a daily runner - coilovers and 17's (Current)

    Pics of a few of them;










    And then the good old B5 daily heh :) Pic taken when was first lowered so has been fettled a bit since then :)

  26. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

    Car whore *cough* Sorry i meant MR2 whore :p Hard to believe you had four and even harder to believe the N/A was probably one of the best lol.
  27. adammark23

    adammark23 New Member

    B5 is great car.I like this car.Its provides Top speed is useful measurement. It is dependent on a few more variables than just power.B5 is my dream car.
  28. James5295

    James5295 Loving my 97" A4

    My first car was a 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8s


    But then i found my new love, and we went on our first date today on the highway, and she loved it haha. I think she wants more ;)
  29. floyd 1.8 turbo

    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre


    My beloved mk2 GTI 16v that i had before my B5, some will hate but i loved it. Completly standard when i bought it, i treated it to big bumper kit, G60 arch's and skirts, smoothed boot and modified rear bumper, jetta front end and a full respray in kawasaki green, lowered 60mm on 17" kei's. That was a quick car for a standard engine, got 140mph out of it on the A1....just!!
  30. Alsie

    Alsie Member

    1979 Chrysler Alpine 1.4 Orange.
    1979 Mk4 Cortina 2.0 Ghia in Black and Silver
    1979 Mk3 Capri 1.6GL in Silver
    1979 Mk4 Cortina 2.0 Ghia in Oyster Gold
    1972 Mk1 Escort 2 door 1.6 in Yellow
    1977 Mk2 Capri 3.0 Ghia in Chocolate Brown
    1982 Mk1 Sierra 2.0 Ghia in Silver
    1982 Mk3 Escort 4 door 1.6GL in yellow (with bodykit)
    1982 Mk3 Escort 4 door 1.6L in Celtic Bronze with XR3 Alloys
    1985 Mk1 Sierra 1.6L in Burgundy
    1987 Mk4 Escort XR3i in Radiant Red then Imperial Blue with bodykit and RS Turbo wheels
    1986 Mk2 Fiesta XR2 in Diamond White
    1986 Mk4 Orion Inj Ghia 4 Door silver
    1990 Cavalier 1.6GL in Blue
    1987 BMW 520 SE in Diamond Black metallic
    1992 Mk5 Escort 1.6GL in Diamond White (worst car ever)
    1992 Mk2 Sierra 1.6L in Radiant red with 7 spoke RS alloys
    1987 Mk4 Escort XR3i Cabriolet in Azure Blue
    1992 Nissan Largo 7 Seater in silver
    1987 Volvo 740GL Estate in Blue
    1987 Mk4 Escort XR3i Radiant Red
    1985 Mk3 Escort XR3i Diamond White RS Turbo replica
    1997 Vauxhall Omega 2.0GL estate in Gold
    1992 Toyota Estima Lucida 7 seater in Blue
    2008 Renault Grand Espace in silver (bought new/worst purchase)
    2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type Uk PPP in WRC Blue (The Doctor replica - still have this one)
    2009 Ssangyong Kyron 2.7SPR in Silver (bought new/the wife mobile)
    1997 Audi A4 1.9 TDI Estate in Paradise Green (broken)
    1997 Audi A4 1.8T Sport in Imola Yellow (Daily driver)

    dont even start me on bikes..........
  31. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

    1986 Nova 1.2 Antibes (later dropped a 1.4 Sr lump in it) - White
    1981 XR3 Escort (paid £15 for it with T&T!!) - Blue
    1991 Nova GTE - White
    1990 BMW 520 6cylinder pimp mobile (will try and find pics) slammed on 18" rims, full stainless and tints. - Black
    1991 Astra GTE 8v - White
    1991 Ford Escort 1.6 LX - Silver
    1995 Cavalier 1.8 LS - Green
    1994 Cavalier 2,5 V6 - Black
    2001 Audi A6 2.5 TDI - Blue
    1998 Audi S4 2.7 V6 Bi-turbo(loved this motor, 330bhp and it was a pure lust relationship! A gift to myself for my 26th birthday) - Blue
    1997 Audi A8 4.2 V8 - Blue
    2000 Vectra 1.8 LS - Silver
    1991 Toyota Celica GT - Silver
    1995 Ford Mondeo 1.9TD - Green
    1990 Toyota MR2 GT16 (import) - Black
    1997 Mitsubishi Legnum 2.5 V6 Twin Turbo Super-VR4 (UK RALLY-ART MODEL) - Silver
    1996 Citroen Xantia 1.9TD - White
    1993 BMW 325 Coupe (Total minter!) - Maroon
    1998 Volvo T5 (Ex-Cop car) - White
    2000 Audi A4 1.8T Sport - Silver
    1991 Audi Coupe 2.3 5cylinder - Silver
    1995 Audi 80 1.6 Estate (THE cleanest 80 Estate in the world! Was almost concourse!) - Red
    1989 Saab 900 2.0 Turbo convertible (tuned to 196bhp) - Black
    1999 Peugeot 306 2.0 HDI - Blue
    2001 Saab 95 3.0 TID - Silver
    ???? ?????????? Mind block but it will come to me!
    1999 Daewoo Matiz 897CC 3 cylinder - Orange
    1997 Calibra 2.5 V6 - Mauve
    1999 Daewoo Matiz 897cc 3 cylinder - Silver
    1998 Renault Clio 1.2 - Red
    1998 Audi A4 2.8 V6 Q Avant - Silver.

    There is bound to be something I've missed off plus the car I cant remember after selling the 3.0TID saab.


    Pics not in any particular order:

    One I had missed from list! 1998 Subaru Legacy. Lovely motor. Only had it for a month as it wasn't turbo and too slow!
    Another missed one...1997 Vectra SRi 2.5 V6
    The Rag top Saab 900 next to my two other 900 classics which i'm restoring the B reg one.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2012

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