your rides before audi

VW Corrado 16v
1.jpg


2.jpg


3.jpg
 


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 :D
 
Last edited by a moderator:
i like your dog, looks better than the corsa :laugh: you sure he was sad to see it go.... :p
 
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!!!


dsc00057iw.jpg

dsc00056vn.jpg



dsc00026ox.jpg


dsc00007wo.jpg


sc00047.jpg




67867867.jpg


Then my first Audi a3 ....then I fell in Love :wub: with the Audi's and A3's


dsc00014cb.jpg

dsc00013zp.jpg

dsc00015mt.jpg


My First 8P........

1a891.jpg


2ed41.jpg
 
Guys, try and limit it to one pic of each car or the thread will end up too big.
 
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 :(

IMG_0007-1.jpg


xsaramiles.png


Oops
be67f772.jpg




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

IMG_0228.jpg




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)

IMG_0004.jpg
 
my alfa 159.
122.jpg


124.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: A3_Black_Edition, MartayMcFly and quattro81
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)

Then:
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 :whistle2: ) :
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* :racer:




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* :sob:


...which failed again:
My current chariot. Elsie. ;)


:salute:
 
my alfa 159.
122.jpg


124.jpg

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!
 
havent hada good car til i bought the Audi :)
Rover 25 owned for 6 months then crashed it :( Actually quite liked this one
28122007428.jpg

Another Rover 25 (miss this LOADS! although it was rough as ****)
28052009042.jpg

after crashing that rover too :( (i was still only 18) i bought this Starlet GT Turbo fast but awful to drive i only had it 6 weeks popped 2 head gaskets and about 500 pound later was sold ( for a profit :D )
08092010525.jpg

08092010528.jpg

Got made redundant and bought this beauty :D
IMAG0107.jpg

Sold the corsa would you believe (two weeks after it was in the scrap lol) and inherited this of the old man
IMAG0018.jpg

Then got a bit of money sorted and bought my Audi A3 2.0 Tdi SLine Quattro :D
HartsideForumReady-1.jpg
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 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!

Cupra

SL270454.jpg


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

Newcar.jpg


Red Petrol Leon

LeonFrontnoplate.jpg


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!

279949_10150322236401834_910323_o.jpg


And onto my A3

fd7591aa.jpg


Cheers all,

Si
 
1st car - 1978 MK1 Ford Escort 1100L (rustbucket!)
P201107_2240.jpg


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.
max2.jpg


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!
P201107_2221.jpg


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!
P190108_1151.jpg


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!
DSC00481-1.jpg

07f3b18d.jpg


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...
efa18072.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: Artimus
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.
 
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.


...
Those old car pics bring back memories of my early teen years ...I'm giving away my age now though. lol
 
Willy3.jpg


1993 Clio Williams No.123 (of the original 400) - mint car, regretted selling it. Refurbished alloys and even re-fitted the original head unit!

16v2-1.jpg


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).

IMGP1946.jpg


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...

024.jpg


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.
 
Last edited:
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
 
Last edited by a moderator:
1.0 fiesta (had for 2 weeks:puke2:)
sierra cosworth replica
saxo vtr
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!!!:uhm:)
and now my A3
I will try ad get some pics but my old lap top has them on
 
VW Corrado 16v
1.jpg

All cars;
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 :D
 
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!

3976875276_c0594c9048_z.jpg



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.

5866160476_2f4a149a6d_z.jpg


6394125629_491f668641_z.jpg


Sold it with everything but the wheels which i sold separately....

6827739996_97879bedeb_z.jpg


6827740858_8a86a94795_z.jpg


It had Lambo brakes too :) (one of my best mods on it!)

6827740416_cb7efe86d1_z.jpg



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!)

7181781391_d63535ee87_z.jpg



AJ
 
Difficult post to follow!

Iv just had the one mk3 golf which was my first car and I loved it to bits..

39159_10150243659220046_5151310_n.jpg
 
S3 8l Bam
Mazda familia GT-R
Honda ek9
Aw11 4agze targa
Ae86 levin 3sgte
Ford fairmont Ghia 351

That is all....
 
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

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

DCP_0869.jpg

DSCN1686.jpg

old.jpg

DSC03650.jpg

DSC02453.jpg

1.jpg

DSCF3353.jpg

EJ07ZYBsi.jpg

EJ07ZYBrq.jpg

DSC01986.jpg

DSCF3404.jpg
 
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 :D
P1010018.jpg

P1010012.jpg

Then onto Audi S3 8L stainless steel exhaust full system, forge dump valve, Remap to approx 270bhp
SDC11217.jpg

Then onto something a little more economical Seat Ibiza Cupra TDi
DSCN0046.jpg

And now Audi S3 8P, just got decat dp full milltek non res, uprated diverter valve, ITG Maxogen
554646_10151788480355052_1063604657_n.jpg
 

Similar threads

Replies
29
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
809
Replies
9
Views
1K
Replies
8
Views
1K
imported_hburnett
I