Jun 5, 2012
we love our old cars too much
I loved that old beast in the pic I put up,but the costs of keeping that thing happy were serious....
VW Corrado 16v
My 1.2 corsa. served me well.... the pooch was sad to see it go as this was the day of sale. the day i got my Audi
i like your dog, looks better than the corsa you sure he was sad to see it go....
he was sad to see it go because he was allowed in the back, he aint allowed in the audi haha
My First ever car was a Honda Civic .....After seeing Fast And Furious for the first time I had too have one!!!
Then my first Audi a3 ....then I fell in Love with the Audi's and A3's
My First 8P........
Guys, try and limit it to one pic of each car or the thread will end up too big.
Them Rear Lights ....And Mud flaps ...lol
What where you thinking ?.....lol
Not had anything exciting or interesting before buying the Audi's but heres a couple of my old daily hacks
2000 Xsara 1.9 D (non turbo) - kept going and going, even ran on half a tank of petrol (whoops) - never broke down, never one problem except servicing items.
Retired at 267,000 miles due to the below
Bought this as the replacement - what a expensive mistake
2007 1.5 dCi 68k - full renault history - drove it for 1000 miles and the big end bearings gave up and wrecked/siezed the engine due to oil starvation when the bearings collapsed.
Swiftly sold for the A3 when it was repaired
Had this before the A6 - what a step up eh?!
1997 Mondeo 1.8 TD - most reliable car I ever owned along with the Xsara - no stupid electronics to go wrong, had luxuries such as electric front windows and a cassette player
No ecu no nothing, just good old fashioned mechanical systems
Retired due to failing the MOT due to chassis rot and me putting a trolley jack through said rust (oops)
Probabaly the same thing you were
my alfa 159.
I used to drive all kinds of old bangers because I didn't have a license! including the then (in the 80's at least) obligatory Mini
The first car after passing my driving test:
1984 Vauxhall Astra MkII 1.3 (no digital picture)
The Pocket Rocket. 1989 Peugeot 309GTI 1.9 *modified*
next was an attempt to escape the 'boy racer' image that had somehow been bestowed upon me (..unjustifiably of course ) :
Betsy, The Flying Armchair. 1996 Ford Mondeo MkI 2.5 Ghia *standard*
...which didn't last:
The Beast. 2001 Ford Mondeo MkIII 2.5 Ghia X *modified*
followed by another attempt to get away from 'performance' cars, save the planet (& cash) and live in peace forever after:
The perfect work vehicle. 1998 Ford Fiesta MkIV 1.2 *standard*
...which failed again:
My current chariot. Elsie.
Jeez dude, Tupac on your avatar and this as a previous car!? I think you win... All the street cred in the world what was it Clarkson said about not being a true petrol-head unless you've owned an alfa!
And now the Audi
My ride before audi
My darling Astra (now in the process of selling), but Audi is Audi
is this taken at hartside cafe
1987 E reg Xr3i
1995 M reg 1.6 Astra (dull as dishwater)
1997 R reg 2.2d Laguna ( company car but even duller than the Astra)
2001 X reg 2.0 Mk4 Golf GTI (company car)
2002 1.8 T Mk4 Golf GTI
2003 1.9 GTTdi Golf Mk 4 (company car)
2003 1.8 T Mk4 Golf GTI
2007 2.0 GTTDi Mk5 Golf GT Sport (company car)
2007 1.9 TDi A3 sport back Sport
2012 2.0 TDi A3 sportback BE on order and can't wait for ingolstadt to nail it together (company car)
I will try to post some pics up but I only have pics from the X reg golf onwards
my almera 1.5s
good little runner
My first decent car was my brand new cupra.... I was 18 when I got her and I loved it to bits! Still miss that car now!
Fr 170 Leon - Only had it a few months as had nothing but problems with the DPF Filter so sent it back and got another petrol instead
Red Petrol Leon
A Clio that me and the mrs got - Had it a few months and some clown decided to drive into us and write it off! - Cracking car!
And onto my A3
1st car - 1978 MK1 Ford Escort 1100L (rustbucket!)
2nd car - 1969 MK1 Ford Escort 1300 'Super', after a nut & bolt rebuild ended up as 'Mexico' spec, to this day i still regeret selling this car.
3rd car (no digi pics) - 1988 MK4 Ford Escort XR3i with 'hot cams', Spax suspension & TSW Evo wheels (dont laugh) - Concours condition.
4th car - 1990 VW Passat 2.0 16v GT - Tuned beyond ridiculous levels with full Koni suspension setup & 17" Kahn alloys. Finally gave up on it after blowing 3 gearboxes in less than 2 months!
5th car (no digi pics) - 1995 MK5 Ford Escort 1.8TD - A real low point in my car owning history!
6th car - 1998 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting - Fitted with a tuned 1.2 'Fire' engine, 125mph top speed & some serious go-kart style brown pants fun!
7th car - 2002 Seat Arosa 1.4 TDI - Owned for 8 years & not a standard bit left on it by the end, Engine tuned to 118bhp & 174lbft torque (from 75bhp & 118lb/ft), KW inox coilovers, BMC induction, handbuilt stainless exhaust, Lupo GTI heated leather interior, fully smoothed bodywork & repainted original colour. The best car I've owned!
Current car - 2008 A3 S-line Sportback PD170 - Totally standard (for the moment) & no pics as yet, mainly because its been in the garage so much however I think we're getting there with resolving the engine issues...
no photos but i was all nismo...
nissan micra with a 2.0 DET engine... apexi... and once took a porsche!!! sold it to a member on micra sports club... then i went vw mad for a few years... nothing but polo's, polo gti's and now my posh golf.
Those old car pics bring back memories of my early teen years ...I'm giving away my age now though. lol
1993 Clio Williams No.123 (of the original 400) - mint car, regretted selling it. Refurbished alloys and even re-fitted the original head unit!
1994 Clio 16V (my first performance car) - nice factory spec with leather interior and sunroof. Running induction, exhaust, lowered and some nice ICE (all very tasteful and subtle).
Second of my two Fiat Coupe 20V Turbos - this one (1998) was running 300-350bhp depending on setting courtesy of an FMIC, turbo-back exhaust, aquamist, standalone ECU, hybrid turbo, coilovers, grooved discs etc etc...
2007 Clio 197 - run on H&R springs and open induction. Lovely motor.
Just four of about 10 performance cars that I've had. After the 197, I got a 2.0T quattro Sportback S Line special edition in 2009 as I needed 5 doors - then upgraded to my current S3 in 2011.
cant find pics off all...
1.4 rover 200
1.2 clio mk2 (facelift)
1.5 lsi civic hatch (got torched)
and my last civic before audi
1.0 fiesta (had for 2 weeks)
sierra cosworth replica
fiesta zetec s
1995 A6 2.6 v6
2001 A6 2.4 v6
2002 ibiza cupra
2004 BMW 320d (M-sport)
2006 megane cc (don't ask why!!!)
and now my A3
I will try ad get some pics but my old lap top has them on
1989 VW MK2 Golf 1.3 Silver Big Bumpers
1997 VW MK4 Polo 1.4 8v Tornado Red
1995 VW Corrado 2.0 8v Sherry Pearl
1996 VW MK3 Golf 1.4 8v Classic Red
1994 VW Corrado 2.0 16v Aqua Blue Pearl
2007 Audi A3 TDI 170 S line Brilliant Red
Got to stay in the VAG group
1st car was a Corsa C 1.0 - i doubt you'd wanna see that, nothing special lol.
2nd car was a Lupo GTI which i absolutely loved and was fully loaded from factory!
3rd was my S3 8L which i sold a few months back now, finished up on 270bhp but was ready for a Stage 2 map.
Sold it with everything but the wheels which i sold separately....
It had Lambo brakes too (one of my best mods on it!)
4th car which is the current and got many plans for it..... (excuse the height, grass was lumpy so it sat uneven and a bit higher!)
Difficult post to follow!
Iv just had the one mk3 golf which was my first car and I loved it to bits..
S3 8l Bam
Mazda familia GT-R
Aw11 4agze targa
Ae86 levin 3sgte
Ford fairmont Ghia 351
That is all....
Here are some pics I managed to find on my PC. I just wished I had pics of my old XR3i. However I had this back in the days of when I was snapping away with my Halina 110
I have also included some pics of the Mrs terrible cars she had before I got her an 02 plate Golf GTI 1.8T
dont have a pic but it was a 2006 ford fiesta ghia in a colour almost like akoya silver with an st kit bolted on
after that was my dolphin grey a3
Lupo 1.4 TDi Revo remap, Full stainless steel exhaust decat, lowered 40mm, team dynamics alloys light weight. Nippy little car for my 1st
Then onto Audi S3 8L stainless steel exhaust full system, forge dump valve, Remap to approx 270bhp
Then onto something a little more economical Seat Ibiza Cupra TDi
And now Audi S3 8P, just got decat dp full milltek non res, uprated diverter valve, ITG Maxogen
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