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what car did you drive before your 8L ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bazil, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. captain mcnab
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    mines was a bmw e36 323 with 325 exhaust system subaru beater on motorway:) still have it any buyers?
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  2. Don's A3 TTu
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    yeah not very nice are they mate
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    Wizza BÜBENGRÖPEN

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    Nice varied history of cars from people and some very nice looking ones.


    My history is kinda all in one place but a long story which I'm not gonna go into. The 3 pictures below are of how the cars looked before they all ended up in bits. My first cars I crashed. I still miss these cars to this day and would do anything to have them back :( but as a daily driver I love the A3, just wish I had time and money to get a 106 again;

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    Not gonna bother with any other pictures of information about them. I know they say they don't regret things and we move on but selling up still hurts inside. Especially as they never ended up being sold as a car and just bits. I still have loads of random parts in the loft from them. I love the A3 but always look back at these 3 pictures and just doesn;t have that same 'cool' factor my 106''s had.


    I had this for 3 months during early last year when my A3 was off the road;

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    Paid very little for it and lasted all over 3months before being sold as a spraes/repairs. Had a few things to sort on it but was all part of a leanring cureve and it also found a new love for old skool Fords. So much so I wanted to go get a decent Mk6 GTi or Si and put an RST engine it (I prefer the looks of the 6 over the 4 and 5.


    Anyway that's my history. If I was to buy anything else in the mean time it would be another A3 1.8T (sport or quattro) for messing around with to track.
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    I love this thread! Anyway, not including the family cars, my car history goes like this (I'm amazed I'm coming clean with some of this but here goes...)
    '92-'96 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Ghia (first car and I loved it)
    '96-'00 Rover 214Si (really loved this except for the rubbish brakes)
    '00-'04 Alfa 156 20.Ts Veloce (bought it new when I got my first job after my PhD. Loved the styling and got my money's worth from the extended warranty...)
    '04-'09 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Freestyle (we started a family and up-sized our house... But seriously I loved the handling of this car on a twisty B-road)

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    '09-current Audi S3 8L (love it but I still can't stop looking through the Pistonheads classifieds...)

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    stacey bear ST8C3Y

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    Ok so I've only been driving since nov 2005 and I've had a few cars that were all still in good running order when I sold the
    . I started with a H reg red metro, 3 dr, manual choke, 1.1.
    Then on to a 1.3i 1994 layman blue 5dr fiesta.
    Then a big red 1994 1.8td escort estate.
    1.7d red 1994 astra.
    Then back to my escort.
    Then a 2001 silver 1.8 16v vectra which my mum now owns.

    Finally I now have my 1999 1.8t AGU A3 :)
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  7. bazil
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    bazil BOOM BOOM

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    looks like i'll need to update my first post lol,

    well looks like i cant edit my first post so in order i had a nova 1.3 SR as my first car at the age of 17, a nova GTE at 18, my GSI at 21 and my S3 at 25

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    and a short video of my gsi from 2001, i still have the GSI and the GTE
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    Sam_ Down under

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    Prior to the S3 I had a ~160bhp 750kg 205 Rallye:

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    With this in it:

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    1.6 8v TU with QEP head, cat cam, Jenvey bodies and the best part, a Quaife box that topped out at 115mph @ 7500. Group A suspension etc. It was essentially a GTI underneath. Later moved to SF bodies to match the port spacing on the head better:

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    Sounded the part too:
    YouTube - ‪1.6 8v 205 Rallye on Jenvey Throttle Bodies‬‏

    Was an awesome car but the S3 is a completely different league.

    I did start building a 306 track/race car with a turbo 2.0 16V but went travelling instead. Here's some pics anyhow:

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    Loads of BTCC bits, fully rebuilt engine with forged rods/crank/pistons, stack dash etc etc. Never finished it and decided to move to Australia instead. Don't really regret that!
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    Jacko4130 Goodie Gum Drops

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    306 S16 before the S3
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    I had a crappy black Rover 200 1.6si bubble shape, but the first car i had at 19 was a Mk2 VW Golf 1.6 that i stupidly let the scrap man have for 20 quid because i had a company van at the time and the vw was sitting on the drive and i remember having alot of grief from the old dear about it, the alloys and exhaust were off it before it went though, miss that car though :(

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    I'll list the cars I've owned for more than a week in chronological order,

    C plate Renault 5 1.4 TSE (first car) that used more oil than petol, no really, it had no gasket from the block to the sump so leaked everywhere lol.
    J Plate Rover 416 SLi Honda Engined beast.
    G Plate Vauxhall Cavalier with a MK2 SRI engine (worst car ever and will never ever own a vauxhall again)
    J Plate Rover 216 Si Bought as I missed my first Rover (these were hona engined so no chocolate heads) funnily enough head gasket went on this one.
    N Plate Primera 1.6LX Miserable car no power no torque no fun but it got me from Derbyshire to Cambs everyday without fail for a few months.
    04 Seat Leon Cupra first new car and will never buy a new car again, lovely car and my first taste of b00st. unmodded and later crashed into a horrible mess.
    1995 Honda Prelude 2.2VTEC silly car 4ws and VTEC on twisties makes for an "interesting" proposition until you get used to it. Was silly loud as bought off a young lad with the biggest exhaust you can imagine.
    1999 S3 spent more than Ipaid for the car in less than a year of ownership but I still don't want to sell it, yet.
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    ive had 2 preludes! one was a bb1 (with 4ws) and one was bb4 (lightweight hardcore model!)

    absolutely fooking loved my bb4 to death! was silly fast aswell, touched 160mph with a few choice mods!

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    So that's what Prelude's look like without rusty rear arches :D
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    Just for the crack heres a full list of my cars in order.....

    1. Ford Fiesta
    2. Ford Escort
    3. Another Ford Escort
    4. Another Fiesta
    5. Citroen AX
    6. Fiat Sciecento Sporting
    7. Fiat Punto Sporting
    8. Mk MR2
    9. Escort Xr3i
    10. Vitara Wideboy
    11. Saxo VTS
    12. Fiat Cinq
    13. 205 Gti
    14. Punto GT
    15. Rover 220 Tomcat
    16. Saxo VTS
    17. Rover 218 Coupe
    18. Renault 5 GT
    19. 306 gti
    20. Punto GT
    21. Saxo VTR
    22. MR2 Turbo
    23. Saxo VTS
    24. Ph1 Clio 172
    25. Impreza WRX
    26. Seat Ibiza Cupra
    27. Ph2 Clio Cup
    28. Mini Cooper S
    29. Evo VI
    30. Civic Type R
    31. Audi S3

    Think thats it lol......
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    Well...as everyone else is I suppose I will add my my previous post...

    A selection of previous cars..

    1400 SR
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    GTE
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    GSi
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    GTi - Wish I kept this...sold it for a pittance :(
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    Old S3
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    And now...
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    Looks like my old SR, though mine was a 1.3. They may get a lot of flack off people the old nova's but I loved mine and it was well reliable too...

    Before the S3 I had an A3 1.8T and before that a series 1 face lift Clio 1.8 16v which was the best handling car I've ever owned.
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    See the chap in the backround of the nova picture, with a baseball cap on, how fitting:yes:.
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  18. Ian W
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    He was with the metro as it happens!
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    1991 Corrado G60 and before that a 1989 mk2 Golf 1.8 16v
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    Vectra Gsi (204 Bhp)[​IMG]
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    Ive always had this one... still do
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    This was my pride and joy...
    I miss it soo much,
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    Pug 205
    Polo 1.1
    Rover 214
    Golf mk4 1.6
    8L S3
    Golf mk3 8v GTi
    8P S3

    I still own the last 4. Seems I just can't sell a car. :p
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Before my current S3, I had another S3, which I still have actually! lol

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