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Whats you car history best worst you've owned

Chadders Oct 16, 2012

  1. Chadders

    Chadders Member

    Thought I'd start this little topic off forgive me if it's been done already!!

    I started off with a mini 1000 which used to jump out of gear, I discovered the engine wasn;t actually fixed to the subframe and everytime I accelerated the movement of the engine pulled it out of gear! :racer:

    Then I had a ser111 SWB landy good fun did lotsa off roading in in mostly in places I shouldn't have gone like on other peoples land but i was young. It also had lots of welding :arco:

    Annother car I had was an FSO 1300 that was a pile of poo :sob: it had all round disc brakes :ohmy: which constantly seized up, mice living in the engine bay and glove box, yes mice. Eventually they ate most of the back seat that was the last straw. The speedometer was like a flourecent catapiller which crept along the dash only slower than an actuall caterpiller could creep along the dash. Sometimes the lights worked sometimes they didn't could never find the fault, replaced bulbs fuses despite not needing to, replaced the switch inspected the wiring. Only two of the windows opened one rear and the front passanger, I fixed them numerous occasions but with an hour or so they'd not work again. It was truly hideous car by far the worst car in the world

    then had an auto Ford Orian, terrible but luxury compared to the FSO, then a Mondeo, Espace, Fiat Ullyse, another Mondeo only a few years old that one very nice car. vectra, 406, Honda accord CDTI very nice car, Volvo V70 D5 very very nice car but It got killed in a flood a few weeks ago and now the A6 :applaus::rock:

    So join in with your car history
  2. mikeyboy

    mikeyboy S-line

    1. Mk1 fiat punto 1.1 ( pile of **** to get me started & to TRY keep the insurance down)

    2. Mk6 ford escort 1.6 ( felt like a rally car compared to the punto lol)

    3. Mk4 vauxhall astra sxi 1.6 ( got alot of driving experience in this car, caught speeding, parking ticket & first r.t.c not my fault though.

    4. Audi A3 2.0 TDI 140 8p2. ( current & best car i've ever had, absolutely love it!)
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  3. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Well-Known Member

    Renault Clio 1.2 lol had some near death experiences in that but was just to get started

    Renault megane 1.6 16valve sport-was a ok car until the manifold went

    Then I came to senses and realised its all about the 18t.never looked back since
  4. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

    vauxhall nova 1.2 swing! first car (lowered, full GSI interior, peco big bore:wacko:, massive cibie spot lights! DEBADGED fanny magnet!) LOVED IT

    mk2 XR2 (lowered, xr2i alloys, 18inch bass tube, janspeed exhaust, DEBADGED) PROPER BOY RACER MOBILE

    ax gt (lowered, revolution RFX rims DEBADGED) THE QUICKEST WITH THE WORST BRAKES!

    astra GTE 16v (lowered, could not debadge) ABSOLUTELY RAPID IN A STRAIGHT LINE

    peugeot 405 grdt estate! (was cheap lol! DEBADGED) SURPRISINGLY NICE TO DRIVE ACTUALLY

    nova 1.5 TD (SRI interior, astra GTE front brakes, DEBADGED) REALLY QUICK WHEN THRASHED

    escort lx 1.8td (DEBADGED) THE WORST

    nissan almera 1.5s (lowered, 17inch rims, factory body styling kit, DEBADGED) NOT A BAD CAR

    audi A4 2.o tdi 140 S line avant, (totally bog standard except DEBADGED rear) THE BEST!
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2012
  5. Todd1983

    Todd1983 Member

    Right here we go lol.........

    1)VW Mk3 Golf GTi 8v
    2)VW Mk3 Golf VR6
    3)Audi A4 1.8t
    4)Pug 405 SRi (awesome car, paid £80, sold it 8 months later for £400)
    5)Punto GT (171bhp)
    6)Nissan 200SX S14a (312bhp, fav car until present)
    7)Punto GT (228bhp)
    8)Punto GT (177bhp)
    9)Punto GT (136bhp standard)
    10) Punto Sporting with 2.0 16vt engine fitted from fiat coupe(this was gonna be my 400bhp per tonne drag car, was building this and just had the loom left to make, but good bored with laying under the car every w/end)
    11) My current b5 S4

    Have a softspot for the punto GT's as people don't realise how quick they can be. E.g. my second one was neck and neck with a standard evo 6. This is the 'special' one I was building

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  6. timmitime

    timmitime New Member

    Heres mine !

    1, Mk1 Fiesta 1.1 sport
    2, Mk2 Escort 2.0 pinto fitted
    3, Renault 5 1.0 ! Shockingly bad !
    4, Mk2 Fiesta xr2
    5, Renault 19 16v phase 1
    6, Renault Laguna 2.2 dt
    7, Mk5 escort Cabriolet
    8, Mk2 golf 1.3
    9, Peugeot 306td
    10, Mk3 Fiesta rs1800
    11, Mk4 Escort rs turbo
    12, Nissan 200 sx s13
    13, Peugeot 406 sri turbo
    14, Renault 19 16v phase 2
    15, Toyota Celica gt4 st185
    16, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 1
    17, Nissan Skyline r32 gtst
    18, Seat Toledo v5
    19, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 2
    20 Mazda rx7 Twin turbo
    21, Nissan 200 sx s14a
    22, Mitsubishi evo 4
    23, Nissan Skyline r32 gtr, This is the car I regret selling !!!!!!!!
    24, Vw Lupo 1.6 turbo Converted by me from a 1.0
    25, Mk 2 golf vr6 turbo Again converted by me 350 bhp at the wheels !!
    26, Fianlly Audi s3 This is my present car

    I think I need to stop buying cars !
  7. Greeny233

    Greeny233 It's all about the V8. Team V8 Team Silver Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Here's my history

    1976 1000cc Mini
    Fiesta MK1 850cc
    Fiesta MK2 1100
    Fiesta MK3 1800 diesel van
    E21 BMW 318
    MK2 Cavalier Commander with 1.8 SRi motor
    Ford Orion 1600i Ghia
    Fiesta MK1 Supersport (with XR2 1640cc Burton big bore conversion)
    Escort MK1 with bubble arches and Fiat Twin Cam motor fitted.
    Peugeot 1.9 205GTI with 1.6 g/box and Skip Brown 160bhp conversion.
    Peugeot 309 XS Injection (poor mans GTI)
    Renault 19 16v phase 1
    E34 BMW 530i
    E30 BMW 320i
    E30 BMW 325i Cabriolet
    Subaru Legacy Turbo
    Audi A4 1.9tdi B5
    And my current A4 Quattro Avant 1.9tdi Sport.

    Hard to say which was the worst, but it would have to be between the MK1 850 Fiesta and the Peugeot 309 xsi which leaked more oil than the Exxon Valdez and eventually the crank fell out.
    Favourites would have to be the MK1 Escort which I built from a bare shell and nearly bankrupted me and the 205 GTI which accelerated and handled like nothing else I've owned.
  8. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

    In the US.
    Jeep Cherokee
    Ford Capri (US version)
    Ford Explorer
    72 GTO in bits, bought to do up but it never ran, probably still in the barn in Warrrenton VA for all I know
    Dodge Integra
    Chrysler Sebring, wrote off with 6200 miles on the clock

    In the UK
    1978 RS2000 Escort
    3.0S Capri
    3Dr Cosworth
    2.0 MK 2 Granada

    Somewhere foreign had use of
    RR Vogue HSE, extra heavy and tuned
    Lincoln Navigator

    In US
    7.2 Chevy pick up
    Dodge econoline van

    In UK
    1983 Sierra with 3.0 V6 Cosworth fitted
    2.0 Stdi Leon
    55 MK3 Mondeo
    and present 08 B7 A4 S-line Avant
  9. steviedee

    steviedee Member

    1 - Mini 1000 (never on the road)
    2 - Austin MG 1300gt (never on the road) worst car
    3 - Talbot Sunbeam Ti (written off on the way home from purchase) but re-shelled
    4 - Mk2 Ford Escort 1300
    5 - Lancia Thema 1600
    6 - Ford XR4i
    7 - Ford Fiesta 1.1 pop (1.6cvh with twin 40webers, fastroad cam lowered with XR2 suspension) all fitted at a later date this was a quick little car.
    8 - Mk5 1.4 Ford Escort
    9 - Audi UR Quattro this was my best car! I owned it for 13years before it got written off some ****!!!!

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    10 - Audi S3 8L
    11 - current car Audi S3 8P I like this car but I do miss my old Quattro :(

    I had a few in the U.S of A Thunderbird 4.6 v8 a big boat, A spanking new C6 Corvette with Z51 pack fitted I had a ball with this car. Then a Nissan 350z.
  10. mookster

    mookster Active Member quattro

    Some interesting metal there!

    timmitime > A few similarities in your list to mine, and we've certainly taken some different routes to get to here :)

    My list;
    1) Austin Allegro 1.3 in vermillion! Nightmare motor but my first car and got me through uni, became a cult vehicle *lol* Scrapped
    2) Fiesta mk3 1.3 in red. Sold
    3) Rover 216 GTi Twincam in white. Traded in
    4) Rover 220 GSi turbo in blue. Traded in
    5) Rover 220 coupe turbo in green. Sold
    6) Rover 220 GSi turbo in blue (facelift). Sold
    7) Celica 2.0 GTi 16 in blue. Nice motor that, built like a brick sh*thouse as I found out when a drunk French chap mashed into the side of it and I walked away! Written off.
    8) Celica GT-Four RC. Still have this one, heavily modified, currently building 2.2 stroker engine :rock:


    9) Nissan S15 Spec R Aero. Loved this car but was forced to sell as other expenses became overwhelming :crying:


    10) Lancer Evo IV GSR. This is also a lovely motor but not as comfy and quiet as my aging bones now require. In the process of selling this one to pay off the A3 purchase.


    11) Finally grown up and gone German with the A3 3.2 V6 Quattro S Line which I picked up yesterday! Will get some pics taken today :salute:
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  11. Tuddie

    Tuddie Active Member Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Team V8 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8

    1. Vauhall Nova 1.3 SR
    2. Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SRI
    3. Astra GTE 16V
    4. Renault 5 GT Turbo
    5. Sapphire Cosworth 4x4
    6. Subaru Impreza P1
    7. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 MR FQ-340 (410/355) still own
    8. Vauxhall Vectra 3.2 GSI
    9. Mazda 6 MPS
    10. Vauxhall Astra VXR
    11. Vauxhall Vectra VXR
    12. Ford Focus ST
    13. Ford Focus RS mk2 (still own)
    14. Abarth 500 ESSEESSE
    15. Audi A6 2.0 tdi Lemans (still own)

    runabouts ive had over the years

    16. Sierra 2.0 GLS
    17. Sierra 2.9 Xr4x4
    18. Sierra 2.9 GLS 4x4 (still own)
    19. Ford Granada mk3 2.0 Scorpio
    20. Vauxhall Omega 2.5 V6 CD
    21. Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRI
    22. Vauxhall Omega 3.2 Elite
    23. Skoda Superb 1.9 tdi (sold with 275 000 miles never missed a beat in the 75 000 i did in it)

    think thats them all lol, i miss the Cossie and the P1 the most the Black Sapphire Cossie for its looks and the P1 for its sound. Edited to add the worst car ive owned the Mazda 6 MPS.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  12. JudderMan

    JudderMan Well-Known Member

    In my sig. Haven't added the stopgap before the A3 1.8T of the Merc A Class 1900, which was terrible and blew up.

    The '79 Escort was easily the best. Bought for £850 in 2002 and was fully rebuilt from the ground up, bare shell. Wish I'd never sold it. Took it to Kielder as Car 0 and broke the dizzy and got two punctures. Before that, 80mph sideways on gravel with road tyres is something I'll never forget.
  13. Reload

    Reload Bird is the Word!

    1. Citroen Visa RE 1.1 (convertible, looked like a skip!)
    2. Proton something or other 1.3 saloon
    3. Toyota Sera 1.5 (loved the scissor doors)
    4. Toyota MR2 2.0
    5. Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 Si
    6. Toyota Celica 1.8 (140)
    7. Seat Leon Cupra R 1.8t
    8. Toyota Celica T-Sport (190)
    9. Alfa Romeo 147 2.0
    10. Mazda RX-8
    11. Vauxhall Astra 1.6
    12. Seat Leon Cupra R (1.8)
    13. Landrover Freelander 2.0tdi
    14. Toyota Celica GT (190)
    16. Audi A5 2.0t s-line cabriolet
    17. Current Audi S3

    The worst was probably the proton, a beige (yes really) of such crushing, mind numbing tedium I can't even remember what model it was. Best handling was the RX-8 (unless it was wet) but best overall for me is the S3, its got the handling, pace and looks that just keep me smiling. Although I'm tempted by the new Jaguar F-Type when there's a bit of a second hand market, or maybe a used RS5.
  14. WAFTER

    WAFTER Member

    Oh how I miss my Honda S2000, all glossy solid black with red/black leather interior and sports exhaust. An Audi is SO boring SO common SO SO bland. And no amount of 'slamming' 'tinted' glass or 'silly alloys' maketh the car.
    BUT I do like the ride comfort, the classy understated inerior, the easy access to the performance via the seamless DSG gearchange, and the cruise control and easier to keep clean metallic black .... and .. and ............and yet ................... I miss my Honda.
  15. southylad

    southylad Active Member

    Ford escort mkl 1300 e in signal green.
    ford escort mk2 1600 sport, burton engineering 1750 race engine twin 45's
    mini 1000
    ford fiesta xr2 board to 1800 twin 40's cam etc
    talbot sunbeam ti with LaCia beta 2.0 engine and box fitted twin 40 delorto's
    ford escort series 2 rs turbo red 150 bhp chipped etc
    ford escort series 2 rs turbo grey 175 bhp chipped etc
    ford escort series 2 rs turbo amethyst 210 bhp chipped tuned etc
    ford escort mk 6 si 130 janspeed exh etc
    vauxhall Astra 2.0 sri
    vw passat sport tdi 130 mapped
    56 plate 2.0 tdi s line a3
  16. Nathan_jones2002

    Nathan_jones2002 Active Member

    My car history is as follows

    L reg 1.2 vauxhall corsa b(first car)

    S reg 1.8 VW passat

    2.0 ford fiesta ST

    1.6T vauxhall corsa VXR modded to 277bhp

    pick up my S3 sportback on 29/12/12

    cant wait.
  17. Todd1983

    Todd1983 Member

    Wrong thread lol

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012
  18. Todd1983

    Todd1983 Member

  19. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    1 - (2005-2006) - 1995 MK4 Fiesta 1.25
    2 - (2006-2007) - 1999 MK4 Fiesta 1.25 Zetec
    3 - (2007-2009) - 2001 MK5 Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S
    4 - (2009-2011) - 2001 Seat Ibiza Cupra
    5 - (2011-2011) - 2004 Vectra C SRi CDTi
    6 - (2011-Present) - 2001 A4 Quattro Sport 2.5TDi

    Cars in question;












    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013
  20. BigWillyStyle

    BigWillyStyle Member

    1. Renault Clio 1.4 RT- British racing green with FOX RS Chrome lipped alloys,Lowered,Lexus rear lights :)ohmy:-i know) HUGE exhaust and neon lights underneath the whole car! i was 17 and loved it until i wrapped it around a Lamppost at a roundabout!

    2. Renault Clio 1.4 RT- idea was to tranfer all the parts over from my original CLio but decided against it and sold all the parts!

    3. Renault Megane Coupe 2.0- In Yellow and i enjoyed it until i blew the engine one the A1....

    4. Toyota MR2 Turbo- Absolutely loved it and can be seen below-I only got rid of it because i wanted a bigger car..

    Had a custom exhaust too which was very loud..


    5. BMW 2.5Ci M-Sport- Best car i've owned so far but too thirsty for my 500 mile a week commute...
    Personal 041.jpg

    6.Mercedes C220- Owned it for a month and wrote it off in the floods :ninja:

    7. Audi A3 2.0TDi- Enjoying the car, just need it lowering, S-line spoiler and the alloys refurbing in a darker Grey...
    View attachment 9378
  21. Avantsline

    Avantsline Member

    My first car was a Vauxhall Nova GTE 1.6 which I bought at 16 couldn't drive and it had lots of issues that were out of my budget to fix so i stupidly got rid instead of storing and repairing.

    Then passed my test at 17 & bought a grey 1.4 astra for £200 which i drove until its death.

    Then replaced with another cheap crappy 1.4 astra,

    Had a couple of head gaskets go, oil pump, cambelt snapped then finally the engine blew up

    Replaced with another crappy 1.4,

    This one got written off by a silly woman so I used the engine to rebuild the white one until that died again!

    Then replaced with this,

    Then went self employed and traded in for this,

    Couple of months later got this as well,


    Then my Son was born so sold the Vxr and got this for a few months,

    Got rid of the KR, the van was returned through the ombudsman after 2 years due to a recurrent leak and poor workmanship by the dealer to repair.

    Now have these two, was trying to sell the Audi but due to poor offers and an unexpected pay rise I am going to either keep and get more power out of it or keep until autumn and trade in for an RS4 Avant..... not sure what route to go down yet..


    The van,

    Best car I've owned yet hands down is the Audi Quattro, Worst would be the Astravan & VXR due to the price paid for them and the problems that followed within 18months of buying (dissatisfaction to say the least)
  22. wesmaster

    wesmaster Member

    Here's my list:

    1 Mini Clubman (many memories, not all good!)
    2 Mini 1275 GT (lovely car till I crashed it)
    3 Metro turbo (dog Turd)
    4 Mini 1000, but with 1400cc overbore, mighty quick
    5 MK1 Golf GTI camapign BEST EVER!
    6 MK1 Golf GTI with 16v engine, average.
    7 Vaux astra, only to get to work cheaply!
    8 Rover 214, was not bad, no head issues!
    9 Astra again, family taxi
    10 Volvo V40, Terrible french/swedish partnership
    11 Polo breadvan, cheap and chearful.
    12 MK2 golf gti, again cheap
    13 MK2 Golf G60 Edition ONE, with every extra incl aircon and heated leather! (got nicked)
    14 VW touran 2.0 tdi company car. bit boring
    15 A6 Sline 170 company again, bit disappointing
    16 MK4 Gt TDI golf, Fantastic!
    17 A6 2.5 TDI estate, like it, great on fuel and comfort!
  23. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member

    Not going to list them all as have owned 105 cars , worst Fiat Uno . best Porsche 911 sc,
    Current Mk4 Golf tdi and Mercedes SLK.
  24. IainRS

    IainRS Member

    Ford Escort 1300 sport MK1 (1st car)
    Ford Escort 1300 sport Mk2
    Ford Escort RS2000 MK2
    Ford Escort RS Mexico MK2
    Ford Escort Mexico MK1
    Ford Escort 1600 sport MK2
    Talbot Lotus Sunbeam (avon no 33)
    Talbot Lotus Sunbeam (avon no99)
    TVR 400 SE
    VW Passat 130tdi Sport Estate (for work) My only brand new car.
    Subaru Impreza 22B
    Audi A4 Avant 3.0TDI
    Audi RS4 Avant (current)
    Noble M400 (current)

    Hard to pick a best form them as they were all the best in their era to me.
  25. Filth

    Filth Member

    Metro Quest 1.1 (temporary until Fiat was Fixed)
    Fiat Bravo 1.4 (worst car, constant head gasket replacements when ever you put foot down.)
    Escort 1.8td
    Focus 1.6 Zetec
    S3 8L (current and best)
  26. gogz s3

    gogz s3 Active Member

    Triumph Dolomite Sprint
    Chevette 2300 HS
    Sunbeam Lotus
    Magnum 2300
    Nova GTE
    Astra mk1 GTE x2
    Astra mk2 GTE
    Astra mk3 GSi x2
    Astra mk4 1.8sri
    Astra mk4 sri turbo
    Astra mk5 sri turbo (200+)
    Astra vxr
    Now Audi S3 Black Edition :icon_thumright:
  27. Nicki

    Nicki Member

    July 99 - Aug 00: J reg Renault Clio 1.4RT. Written off after suggering a tyre blowout on the M25. Worst car I owned, purely because it was so basic. And french.

    Sept 00 - Jan 04: N reg Renault Clio 1.4RT Champs Elysees.

    Jan 04 - Apr 11: VW Lupo GTI. Best car I've owned so far. Loved that little car. Sold it because things started going wrong and it was getting to the point it would've cost me as much as it was worth to fix them all. :(

    Apr 11 - Current: Mazda 2 Sport. It's alright, it's just really sensible. Where's the fun in that?
  28. Gixser07

    Gixser07 New Member

    1) Ford Escort Mk3 1.6 GL
    2) Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia
    3) Series 1 Ford Escort RS Turbo
    4) Ford Sierra XR4x4
    5) Series 1 Ford Escort RS Turbo
    6) MG Montego 2.0 Turbo
    7) Ford Sierra Sapphire (Cosworth Rep)
    8) Mitsubishi Starrion Turbo
    9) Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v
    10) Ford Fiesta
    11) Mitsubishi Galant
    12) BMW 318i SE Coupe
    13) Lexus is200
    14) Vauxhall Vectra 1.8SRi
    15) Ford Focus x2
    16) VW Passat Highline (2005 Old Shape)
    17) VW Passat Highline (2008 New shape)
    18) Toyota Avenis
    19) Jaguar X-Type
    20) VW Passat 2.0tdi Sport (New shape)
    21) Audi A4 3.0 TDI Quattro SE

    I have liked most of the cars I have had with exception of the Ford Fiesta and Mitsubishi Starrion, I think my favourite cars have been the 2 RS Turbo's, the Lexus is, the Passat's have been good cars too, and of course my current car my A4 Quattro which I absolute love.
    But my best vehicle has to be my current baby which is not a car but my Suzuki GSXR 1000 K7, there not a lot on the road that can touch this for acceleration and speed.
  29. autolatry

    autolatry Active Member

    Fiesta XR2
    Golf MK2 1.6
    golf MK1 GTI
    another golf mk1 GTI
    ford escort van
    ford fiesta
    nissan micra
    Peugeot 406 Coupe
    BMW 323ci e46
    toyota Camry
    renault 19
    saab 95
    renault scenic
    audi a3 3.2 v6 Quattro
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  30. southylad

    southylad Active Member

    very nice retro ford history mate used to love the cross flow/ pinto's with the 40's or 45's on and rear wheel drive i fancy a kit car retro ford based when i sell my yamaha r1 i just havnt grown out of it yet

  31. steamship

    steamship Active Member

    7 month old Vauxhall Nova 1.5 TD - Brilliant car until dealer wrecked turbo.
    1995 New Audi A4 1.9TDi 90bhp (Green) - Worst car ever. Everything. Spent 10 months arguing with dealer about problems, and ended up going directly to Audi UK.
    1996 New Audi A4 1.9TDi 90bhp - replacement for above.
    1997 New Audi A4 1.9TDi Avant 90bhp - Got fed up not being able to put large items in boot. :banghead: Kept for 6 years despite being t-boned by a Land Rover in 2001.
    2 year old Peugeot 405 diesel.
    1 year old Vauxhall Vectra diesel.

    Moved to New Zealand

    4 year old Toyota Corolla 1.8 petrol estate.
    New Toyota Avensis 2.0 petrol estate.
    New Toyota Aurion 3.5 V6 petrol.
    New Toyota Highlander 3.5 V6 petrol.

    Change of circumstanes

    Downgraded to 2 year old Toyotal Corolla 1.8 petrol.

    Moved to the UK

    Current car is 2001 Audi A4 2.5 TDi Quattro Sport with 133k.
  32. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    My list is far too long, ive counted out roughly 50 cars. My passion was 205s. 2litre turbo and mi16 conversions. I dabbled with mk1 mr2s, fitted a v6 in one, which was sold and supercharged by a guy fitting an r8 to another!
    My worst car was my first, a rusty metro that fell to bits and was stolen and found burning still on its roof in a train station carpark!
    My fastest a mk2 astramax van with 4x4 calibra turbo conversion and highly tuned.
    Most fun 205 mi16 (built 5 over the years) very easy and fast and reliable conversion.
    My unluckyest, a 205 gti that had the alloys stolen 4 times in ONE WEEK!!!!!
    Most unreliable MK2 orion rsturbo MFI engine, had to keep tapping the flap to get it started!
    Most reliable, 1.7tdi isuzu engines mk3 astra, eventually blew a head gasket and then I used hire cars.
    My a3 found me last year, and i wish I had gone VAG years ago, despite the problems im having now.
  33. S3-Si

    S3-Si Member

    Good thread, I've been wondering what number I'm up to now :meeting:
    Spot the times when cash has been limited!
    Couldn't choose 1 favorite, but longest owned were the 2nd GTE, and Golf GTI, 3 years each

    1. Fiat 131 Mirrafiori Sport
    2. Fiat 127 GT
    3. Fiat 132 Argenta
    4. Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000
    5. Ford Escort Mk3 XR3i
    6. Ford Orion Ghia i
    7. Ford Fiesta XR2
    8. Ford Sierra estate
    9. BMW 325i
    10. Vauxhall Astra Mk2 GTE 8v
    11. Fiat Panda
    12. Vauxhall Astra Mk2 GTE 8v
    13. Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
    14. Ford Escort Mk5 RS2000
    15. Vauxhall Cavalier GSI 4x4
    16. Vauxhall Corsa SXI
    17. Ford Escort Mk5 Ghia
    18. Vauxhall Corsa SXI
    19. Subaru Impreza WRX
    20. Vauxhall Vectra SRI
    21. Renault Clio Sport 180 (worst car - bought brand new & sold after 3 months - first and last french purchase)
    22. VW Golf GTI Mk3 Anniversary
    23. Toyota Yaris SR
    24. Audi A4 Quattro Sport
    25. Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor
    26. Fiat Punto Mk2
    27. Audi S3 8l

    I think that's the lot!
  34. sje00

    sje00 Member

    Peugeot 106 1.1
    Peugeot 106 Quiksilver
    Peugeot 106 Rallye S2 385bhp Turbo.
    Renault Clio Alize 1.4
    Audi A3 1.8T
  35. mjr901

    mjr901 Guest

  36. dieseldoos

    dieseldoos Active Member VCDS Map User

    1. Ford Escort 1300 MK2 (Hand painted black, pile of ****, at night you could have the stereo, or headlights on, but not both!)
    2. Vauxhall Cavalier 1600 MK2 Saloon
    3. Ford Orion 1.6L
    4. Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6GL MK3 (Was 4 years old when I brought it so not actually to bad!)
    5. Vauxhall Calibra Turbo (Again, fairly new at the time and I did love this car)
    6. BMW E30 318 Convertable (This car was mint when I brought it and I regret selling it)
    7. Vauxhall Calibra Turbo
    8. Porsche 964 RS (Said I was going to own one before I was 30, brought it at 29. Sold it not long ago (kept as a weekender) and really miss it.
    9. Range Rover L322
    10. Audi A4 B8 S-Line

    And I have always owned a Corsa as a 2nd car runabout since the BMW. Currently a 10 year old one which we have had from new, but this is about to go.

    There have been a few more, but these are the main ones.

    Looking back, a random selection of cars! I miss my Porsche and BMW the most, (I could not justify the Porsche running costs any more) and cant believe how bad both my Ford Escort and my second Calibra actually were!
  37. c4cpa

    c4cpa New Member

    1) = 1.2 Mk2 Astra Merit - My first car and was my pride and joy but prob weighed about 2 tonne after i fitted 'The sound system'!!
    2) = 2.0 Nissan Pulsar GtiR - My 'beast from the east' - Was 280bhp when it came off the road for an over haul - still a work in progress!!
    3) = 1.8 Mk3 Cavalier GL - Paid £50 for it and it had leccy windows, power steering & sun roof!! Lasted a year the got binned when it failed its MOT.
    4) = 1.5 Pug 206 'Aztec' diesel - Proper work horse, did about 360,000,000,000 miles before i sold it for £200 on ebay!!
    5) = VW polo 1.9 tdi sport - Great car, had it for about 2 years and only moved on because i wanted an Audi.
    6) = Audi A3 (8P) 2.0 Tdi sport (140) - Best car i've ever bought, love it!!
  38. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

    Blimey, some serious Slant-4 action in those early choices!
  39. RapidAssistant

    RapidAssistant Member

    1. '81 Datsun Sunny 150Y estate (the less said about the better....)
    2. '84 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia (nice old bus, shame about the rust...)
    3. '89 Ford Escort 1.3 Popular (couldn't afford the to insure the 1.6 myself....)
    4. '91 VW Golf 1.8 Driver (last of the Mk2's great to drive, and its still on the road according to the DVLA)
    5. '01 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec (best car I've ever had as an all round driver's car)
    6. '05 Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia (disappointing, the first of the Mk2 Focuses...never floated my boat)
    7. '07 Audi A3 1.6SE (slow as f**k - was the base 8V engine - wrote it off after an argument with a skip lorry)
    8. '06 Audi A4 2.0TDI SE (thank god for Audi Gap Insurance on #7, which enabled me to upscale!)
    9. '09 Audi A3 1.9TDIe Sport

    Probably if I had the handling of #5 with the performance of #8 I'd have the perfect car....watch this space for No.10...
  40. jbh

    jbh TDi lover

    If I was to list all my cars in the last 20 years I would be here for a while...
    Like gen.heinz guderian ive had over 100 cars so ill list a few that stood out to me..

    My first car
    vuaxhall chevette ( started life as a 1300 and was later fitted with a 2.1 pinto )

    my worst car's
    2003 vuaxhall vectra ( spent more time in bits than it did on the road ) closely followed by a daewoo ( mk2 astra shape cant remember model ) which was bought at 18 month old and lasted a week..

    my favorite cars..
    1986 E30 325i sport
    1991 sapphire cosworth
    1986 Audi quattro
    1983 Audi coupe 19gt

    The other stuff I had varied from mk 1 & 2 escorts, capris, seirras, orions, opel mantas & asconas plus a few kadets
    a fair few older stuff including a bright orange 1973 vuaxhall victor estate with a 3ltr from a senator under the bonnet.
    also had a few odd ball things

    the only 2 pictures ive got of my old victor ( I wasn't into computers or technology back then )


    Last edited: Jul 4, 2013

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