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Whats everyones car history?

joe6886 Apr 2, 2007

  1. Sam-K

    Sam-K Has a throbbing red german.

    1, Fiat Seicento sporting Abarth.2000 red.
    2, Honda Civic EG 1994 white.
    3, Seat Arosa 2002 black
    4, Audi A3 1.6 sport red

    And i'm 19 :)
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Moderator

    Some of you young 'uns are either earning far too much, or still living with your mums, I'm guessing the latter.
    1984 Datsun 100A
    1985 Polo 900cc
    1986 Golf GTi convertible (first proper car)
    1988 Diahatsu GTti (company car, excellent fun until the turbo went)
    1990 Suzuki Swift GTi (company car, excellent fun again, 4k servicing though)
    1993 Astra 1.8 16v Cesaro (company car, terrible handling)
    1996 Golf GTi Mk3 slowest GTi of the all (company car)
    1999 Current Audi A4 2.8Q
  3. Maz

    Maz Moon is made of green cheese

    My car history is pretty modest compared to some of you young pups!

    Passed my test at 17 but didn’t own a car until 21.

    The wait was worth it though as I was given a B reg Nissan Micra by my generous uncle. Picture this, a battered green 988cc Micra DX with beige interior... as you can imagine I had to put up with some serious abuse.

    The abuse didn’t stop there as I moved on to a grey F reg Fiesta XR2 in 1998. Thankfully I wrote that off in 2000 and quickly acquired a Silver K reg VW Golf GTI that I modded and owned till December 2004.

    I finally saw the light in January 2005 and having purchased my own flat along the way it was finally time for a decent motor.

    I’ve owned the S3 for two years now and have so far resisted the temptation to modify it, well for the moment anyway.

    I was born in 1975 btw - enjoy the pics, sadly I have none of the Micra.

  4. Ashstuff

    Ashstuff New Member

    1. 1984 Mini, 1.0, heavily moded, toy (2002 to 2004)
    2. 1998 306 LX, 1.6, standard, day to day (2003 to 2007)
    2. 1997ish 106, 1.0d, standard, **** work car didn’t go up hills (2004 – 2005)
    3. 2001, A3 1.8SE, Standard @ the min, Day to day + work (2007 – now)

    21 and dont live at home or earn too much
  5. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

    2004. MG ZS 120- lasted about 2 months then came into contact with a tree :Flush:

    2004 - Renault Megane, oh dear

    2005 - Alfa 156 2.0

    2005 - Toyota MR2 Turbo mmm(only just got rid)

    2005 - Audi A3 1.6 sport.

    I do live with my mum lol, but im tryin to buy a flat - n none of my cars were worth much anyways
  6. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

    having been in the UK for 3 years, I've owned 1 Nissan Micra, 3 Corsas (1.0 12v, 1.4 16v, 1.6 16v) and and Audi A3 1.8T.

    Currently own the 1.0, 1.6 and A3
  7. garratt83

    garratt83 Member

    Passed test at 17.

    At 17 got company 206 GLX, 1.4. Rubbish car but thrashed it (new gear box, bags of tyres and Brakes)

    20 bought a New fiat punto :no: bad idea, good car, nippy but rattled and squeeked all over.

    23 bought my baby A3 1.8 Sport, new alloys, centre arm but thats about it.

    Think it maybe a Golf or a S3 next
  8. joe6886

    joe6886 Member

    :icon_thumright: Hello Abdus
  9. m40rcd

    m40rcd Sunny Delight

    Passed my test in 1998 aged 17
    1998 - K393XHB Fiests 1.1 (my mothers)
    1998 - P434ENT Clio 1.2 versailles
    1999 - S680 VAX Clio 1.2 grande
    2001 - Y157UBJ Corsa 1.8 SRI
    2003 - L796NEO Sunny GTI-R (still own, very rarely use)
    2003 - R461MHG 306D (still own)
    2007 - M40RCD A4 TDI (still own)

    Thats it
  10. Clach

    Clach A3 - 1.8Ts

    VW -Golf 1.8i - Wolfsburg edition
    VW- Jetta 2.0i - Trek
    Porsche 944s
    Pug 206 1.9DLX (I know!)
    Audi A3 1.8Ts
  11. abdus

    abdus Top Gear VCDS Map User

    Hi Joe :w00t:

    guess I was :lazy::huh:

  12. rub a dub

    rub a dub Member

    Im 19 now, and have had 6 cars, all german :)

    17 - mk2 golf 1.3
    18 - mk4 (6n) polo 1.4 16v (100bhp)
    18 - mk3 golf vr6 - silly quick :)
    18 - bmw e30 318i (daily runaround when the vr6 was off the road for a couple of weeks)
    18 -mk2 golf gti 91 plate, 52k ont clock (at same time as owning the vr6)
    19 - mk2 golf gti stripped out (cheap runaround, only lasted 3 days, breaking it at the moment)
    19 - still looking for my perfect S3, one will be mine soon :)
  13. unkle

    unkle Beer God


    1996 M Reg 1.1 Metro GTA (got rear ended, written off)
    1999 R Reg 1.0 Polo (Brakes locked up, written off)

    Then had a company van for about 4 years (didnt write it off)

    2003 53 1.9 TDI A3
    2004 54 1.6 FSI A3 (big mistake)
    2005 55 2.0 TDI A3 with tons of options, prolly best car Ive ever owned.
    2006 56 2.0 Mk5 Golf GTI, deff the fastest car ive ever owned...

    Now looking for a cheapo VRS...
  14. Hotscar

    Hotscar Four Wheel Drifting

    Metro 1.0L
    Nova 1.3 SR
    205 1.9 GTI
    Mondeo (company cars from now)
    Rover 420 GSI (rolled)
    Rover 420 SI
    Rover 620 SI
    Pug 306 D (went like a turd but chuck-able...)
    Pug 306 DTurbo
    Pug 306 HDI
    Pug 406 HDI
    Pug 406 HDI
    Opted out of car scheme and got the S3...first German car and don't think I could go any other way now.

    31 by the way.
  15. T11OM F

    T11OM F Fearon

    Im 23... And this is pretty much in order... There are some more, which are faded memories.. But these stick out most...

    Anyone on here, ever on the PGAC????

    G Red 1.6 205 GTi
    52 Saxo 1.1
    52 Xsara 1.4
    52 Saxo 1.4 Furio
    03 Saxo VTR
    03 Saxo VTR
    G reg Fez 1.1
    C reg Toyota Corrola GTi
    G Reg Escort XR3i
    T reg Peugeot 106 GTi
    J reg XR2i
    F reg Shogun V6
    K reg 106 XSI (vtr power!)
    G reg 205 1.9 GTI (Lad Converted)
    R reg Suzuki Baleno auto
    G reg 205 GTi 1.6
    L reg 106 Rallye (MK1)
    Sreg 106 Rallye (MK2)
    G reg 205 MI16..... (best car ever, just under 200bhp)
    P reg Saxo VTS (180bhp)
    G reg Golf Mk1 GTi Clipper Convertable
    G reg Rover 220 GTi
    B Reg 1.3 Escort Bonus
    G reg 1.4 Giha Auto Escort
    M reg Nissan Skyline GTS-T
    L reg Peugeot 106 Mk1 Rallye
    G reg Toyota MR2 Turbo
    R reg 306 XSi
    T reg 206 GTi-6
    R reg Seat Ibiza Cupra 8v
    S reg Seat Ibiza 16v
    K reg Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    K reg 1.9d Clio
    K reg Peugeot 106 1.0 XN
    M reg FTO GPX MIVIC V6
    G reg 200 SX (S13)
    Y reg Vectra 2.5 GSi
    52 ZR 1.4
    M reg 318is coupe
    J Reg Honda Del Sol S.i.r
    02 Saxo VTR
    W reg BMW 325i (e46)
    R reg Peugeot 106 Quiksilver
    R reg BMW M3 Evo Coupe (e36)
    X Reg BMW 328i couple (e46)
    05 MG ZR 160
    K reg Vauxhal Corsa 1.4
    G reg Ford Fiesta 1.0
    H reg Nissan 100nx
    L reg Astra 1.7 D (Scrapping Tommrrow)
    L reg Renault 19 RSI TD

    W reg Peugeot 106 Zest 2 (For Sale)
    N reg Peugeot 205 1.6 GTI Auto (for sale... [​IMG] )
    G reg Dihatsu sporttrack (almost ready for scrap)
    M reg VW Transporter SWB T4! (getting pimped!)
    06 VW Caddy (needs a service)

    And Now the S3.....

    Think thats most of them, I know theres more, but these are the ones that stick out most in my mind!
  16. j4jon

    j4jon Member

    Mine is so boring in comparison
    17 E reg Fiesta GHIA 1.1
    19 M reg 306 XT 1.8
    22 Y reg A3 1.8T
    26 03 reg S3
  17. S3 NIK

    S3 NIK Member

  18. jonS3

    jonS3 Member

    1991 Polo GT
    1991 Golf Mk2 Driver
    1996 Golf GTI 16v
    2000 Honda Integra Type R
    2000 Audi S3 (current)

    i'm 23
  19. shineydave

    shineydave Member

    '67 Vauxhall viva 1159 with Brabham conversion
    '70 Mk1 escort 1300
    '72 Cortina 2000gxl
    Triumph Herald 1360
    Morris 1300
    '76 Austin Maxi 1750
    '74 Vauxhall Viva 1256
    '75 Vauxhall Magnum 2300
    '78 Capri 2.0 S
    '84 XR3i
    '87 Orion Ghia i
    '89 Audi Coupe Quattro
    '90 Toyota Celica
    '93 Audi 80 2.0e
    '90 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v
    '00 Passat 1.8
    Audi S4

    and also
    Yamaha YB100
    78' 125cc Honda superdream
    '84 Kawasaki GPz600
    '94 Yamaha FZR1000 Exup RU
    '94 Honda CBR900RRP Fireblade
    '02 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K2
  20. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

    (1989) 1986 Vauxhall Nova 1.0 Base Model @ 17. ist car...great...but boring!

    (1990) 1990 Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SR, bought new just before my 19th birthday.
    Had it 6 years, modded the hell out of it (twin 40s, Blydenstein engine, didscs all round, coilovers, Gp A rear beam, rose joints everywhere, quickrack etc...) and had it tested/featured in CCC Mag.
    Did lots of trackdays all over the UK in it when trackdays first started up.
    Sold it when the Chavs started to get their mitts on Novas.

    (1996) 1993 VW Golf GTI Mk3. (17" BBS, coilovers etc) Had it 3 years...liked it....but it was just the car because of below.

    (1996) 1993 Honda Fireblade CBR900 RRP. had this 5 years plus, modded the hell out of it too (single side swing arm, big brakes, carbon bodywork, Red Bull paintwork, quickshift, magnesium wheels etc)
    Sold it in 2001 after it tried to kill me once too often.

    (1997) 1986 Ford Fiesta XR2 track car. (Twin 40s, Emerald ph3 cam, full cage etc...) Functional, cheap fun. sold it a few years later.

    (1999) 1999 Integra Type-R. Had to wait a year to get one...absolutely loved it...tracked it all the time. Eventually found the limit of the unburstable handling (so I thought) and wrote it off.
    I miss that car.

    (2001) VW 1996 Golf GTI 16v Anniversary (Mk3). bought it from my Dad as I could never afford it new...one of 250 16vs...now modified in almost every way...and probably never going to be sold.
    5dr standard looking that will out accellerate, out handle and outbrake S3s...superb!

    (2001) 2001 Audi S3 quattro. Bought it to give me confidence after the ITR write off...and as a project.
    By the end it was perfect...but boring.
    sold it to David R on here about 3 1/2 years later.
    I miss that car...DJ Motorsport on here still has it...I want it back!

    (2004) 2004 Porsche Carrera 4S. Perfect. Nuff said...
    Never driven anything finer...totally as it left Zuffenhausen...and so good I still can't find the limits.
    Never want to sell this...

    (2007) 2007 Skoda Fabia vRS. Sensible diesel run about...but in limited SE guise (No 708 or 1000)
    Great little car...quick, reasonable handling, 45-50 MPG and cheap road tax.

    I've never been one to buy and sell cars quickly...I tend to spend too long researching them and then keep them years...

    Oh, I've not long turned 36.
  21. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

    Some on here have had a fair few cars. I tend to keep mine for a little longer than some:

    Fiesta 1.4s
    Sierra XR4x4
    Nova GSi
    Golf VR6
    Various company cars (inc a bullet proof Suburban in Nigeria)
    Chevy Silverado 1500 (5.7l V8)
    Ford F150 (5.4l V8)
    Chevy Silverado Z71 (5.3 V8)
    Audi S3
    Audi RS4
  22. rpadam

    rpadam S3 Raj

    Fiesta 1.4s
    Fiesta XR2
    Fiesta RS 1800
    Escort RS Turbo
    Fiesta RS Turbo
    Focus Zetec
    Foucs ST170
    Audi S3 & Focus ST-2
  23. wnjuk

    wnjuk Member

    Ford Fiesta 950
    Ford Fiesta 1.4
    Ford Fiesta XR2
    Series 2 Ford Escort RS Turbo
    Ford Fiesta XR2i
    Ford Escort 1.8 LXI
    Vauxhall Corsa C 1.4 SRI
    Vauxhall Astra G 1.8 SRI

    Now driving

    Audi A3 1.8 T Sport
  24. a3emma

    a3emma Member

    19 years old now 17-peugeot 306 xldt white 19-Audi A3 1.9tdi SE
  25. jeffers999

    jeffers999 got boost

    Ive owned a few im 25 yrs old
    First was a,,
    mk 2 astra
    fiesta diesel
    saxo vtr << which i still got sitting on my drive
    fiesta si
    rover 220 gti
    200 sx turbo
    vitara fat boy jeep << still got that roll on the snow
    audi s3
  26. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 saloon S-line owners group Manual

    OK had a D reg vauxhall Cavalier, then a Nissan Bluebird!!

    Then when I could afford the insurance, I got a G reg 90 spec Mk2 Golf GTI 8valve, then sold that and got a Mk3 8v Golf GTI, got rid of that as it was no comparison to the Mk2, now have a V reg Facelift 1.8T Sport Audi A4, hopefully that will be going soon, to make room for an S3.
  27. Jipsta

    Jipsta Member

    Crikey, i'm well lagging behind you guys. Even tho i'm nearly 30, only had 3 cars.

    95 Vauxhall Nova 1.2
    98 Vauxhall Astra Sport 2.0
    99 Audi S3
  28. Jampublic

    Jampublic Taking it easy..

    6. F-reg Nissan Mk1 Micra 1.0 LS
    7 D-reg Audi 80 B3 1.6 CL

    Making progress :)
  29. Sham101

    Sham101 Member

    mk1 golf gti at 16 years old class
  30. Sham101

    Sham101 Member

    2 x xr21
    bmw m3
    audi s3 plus jaguar x type 2.5 sport
  31. Sham101

    Sham101 Member

    and now
    audi s3
    yes yes rs4 nice
  32. Adam P

    Adam P Active Member

    It all started with a classic mini cooper for me :superman:


    Next on the list was a 2.0l 3sge MR2 which made it all the way to the nurburgring, did several laps and made it back without missing a beat!


    I then fancied something with a turbo so along came the scooby uk turbo 2000 which had the prodrive performance pack.


    I then got made redundant and the running costs and insurance cost of the scooby meant it had to go. So along came the 306 Rallye which was good fun and abused around the castle combe circuit.


    New job was found and i began to search for a new car, was tempted to go for an older shaped evo or maybe another subaru however i started to look at German cars, i had already had a classic, jap and french so saw it as an opportunity to try something new. I found my s3 in Portsmouth, great condition, well priced, FSH and thats what i have to date. I find it has the perfect balance of being a smart car which you can go to work in but at the same time being something that is very tunable. It just ticked all the boxes for me, comfy, reliable, quick, good looking and good build quality compared to my previous cars.


  33. anderswhk

    anderswhk Member

    '91 Mitsubishi Lancer
    '02 A3 1.8T
  34. s3clarke

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

    in order (I may miss some theres been a few in 7 yrs of driving)

    mk3 golf 1.4
    1600 rover 100
    1800Vvc rover 100 convertible
    golf mk3 Gti
    series 1 rs turbo
    1800Vvc metro again
    escort Rs turbo convertible
    Mk2 golf Vr6
    Clio 1.8 16v
    306 turbo diesel
    fiesta zetec s
    Rover 100Vvc (again haha)
    yellow 106 Gti
    Audi a4 2.8
    Golf mk3 gti again
    172 clio
    audi s3

    ( in these there has been a few tempory run arounds such as an orion ghia haha)

    that's most of the cars I remember
  35. basil brush

    basil brush Active Member

    mk2 ford escort 1.6 ghia
    mk2 MG metro
    mk2 XR2
    mk2 golf gti (big bumper although F reg )
    16v corrado
    1.8t 8L agu A3 (new)
    e36 M3 (new)
    grand cherokee jeep (v8) (new)
    99my green mica subaru impreza (new)
    uk 300 subaru impreza (new)
    mitsubishi evo 6 gsr (new)
    P1 subaru impreza (new)
    e46 M3 (smg) (new)
    mini cooper (new shape) (new)
    e46 3.0 d touring (ex demo)
    3.0 d X5 (new)
    escort van
    ford fiesta 1.1
    mk3 golf tdi
    bmw 525tds
    vw T4 bus
    landrover discovery
    and my current ride a 1.8t 8L agu A3

    these are listed in order as owned , can you spot the point in history of my divorce ;) PMSL
  36. Dangerous

    Dangerous Member

    Nissan Cherry
    Datsun Sunny
    Skids Estelle (yes the skip) great fun lol
    Wife's 1.5 turbo diesel corsa
    1st Audi A3 8L 1.8tqs
    Audi A4 B7 avant 1.8t
    Rover 218diesel
    2nd Audi A3 8L 1.8tqs (for sale in classifieds, nice low mileage model in dolphin grey)
    Audi S3 8P
  37. Burnsie666

    Burnsie666 Member

    24 at the moment and a s3 owner for 2 months and loving it! :)

    at 17 i had astra mk3 gsi (good ol'e redtop!) loved that car! even got it feautured in november 2010's total vauxhall!
    then i had a rover 620ti such an underated car.. before the chocolate gearbox went pop :(
    then a mg zt kv6 until some muppet used the A*s end of it instead of their brakes...
    then i got a lovly mg zs180 in typhoon (very rare monogram paint) think it was one of less then 20 and one of the few running 210hp
    then i saw the light and brought my imola yellow beauty! smiles per mile are fantastic! :)
  38. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team V8 Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group s tronic

    This has to be the best resurrection of any post EVER........just over 5 1/2 years.........well done!!!
  39. russwuss

    russwuss Active Member

    Passed my test at 17.. Then again at 18 (driver stupidity)

    2000 Saxo VTR
    2007 Yamaha Aerox (provisional driver again at this point)
    2000 Fiat Punto (worst car I have ever ever owned)
    2003 Vauxhall Corsa SXI
    2003 VW Golf 1.9 TDI
    1988 VW Golf GTI
    2000 Peugeot 206 (cheap car whilst the above was off the road - worst clutch in the world)

    Now - 2001 Audi S3

    Minus the Peugeot.. I'd say my car history has improved car after car :)
  40. Wicked666

    Wicked666 Active Member

    Haha - how did someone find such an old post?"

    I'm 31 and have had

    2000 saxo 1.1
    1999 Audi a3 Quattro
    2010 audi s3 Sportback

    Not very exciting

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