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Cars you drive or have owned

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  • #136557
    Scalextric
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    Owned:

    Mini

    Mini

    Austin Allegro. Horrible.

    Ford Escort. Fun.

    Peugeot 205 GTi. Immense fun.

    Subaru Legacy Station Wagon

    Subaru Legacy SUS Limited

    Toyota Matrix XR

    Others driven:

    Ford Mustang: Horrible

    Mercedes S Class: Lovely.

    Mercedes C class: Tight.

    Porsche Boxster: Nicer than expected. Want one.

    #136558
    iEricj18
    Participant

    Owned:

    1986 Honda Accord-My first ever car. Paid $500 for it and it still rode like a dream!

    1998 Ford Mustang GT-What an awesome car! Black with black leather interior. Flowmaster exhaust, good ol American muscle!

    2000 Honda S2000-First year of production for this car. Loved putting the top back on this car on a nice sunny day. Amazing cornering and the feel of a race car.

    2004 Ford Mustang GT-40th Anniversary edition for the Mustang it was a beauty! My current daily driver.

    Driven:

    2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R-Hands down the best car I have ever driven! Great Power, and the best feeling car ever! Got to drive at 130+ for the first time ever! The car belongs to a buddy of mine who works in Afghanistan 11 months out of the year, and comes back to America for a month to have some fun.

    2000 BMW Z3-Driving this car was the inspiration for me getting my Honda S2000. Awesome car. Great power for a Roadster!

    #136559
    BasCB
    Participant

    Some of the cars in here! You guys have bragging rights.

    But i did drive some nice cars (a lot of Skoda as well), the Skoda Superb II with 4×4 and 3,6l engine is quite something. The Octavia RS makes fund driving as well. And I did drive several of the Audi A6 cars my boss had.

    And a Porsche 911 Targa from ’74 owned by a friend of mine, but that’s 10 years ago.

    Hardly anything like you guys mention.

    #136560
    Mark Hitchcock
    Participant

    Unfortunately I only just got round to learning so I’m crawling around in a Nissan Micra K11 :(

    My instructor’s car is a diesel Mitsubishi Colt Cz2. Which is actually more boring to drive than the Micra.

    #136561
    Dan Thorn
    Participant

    Before I passed my test I did a bit of banger racing, I learnt to drive in a 1986 Mini City. That one died when the big end went. I also had an automatic Mini as a donor car which I used to hoon about our driveway doing J-turns and reverse donuts etc, which was great fun. I remember there was a rock I could park against and floor the throttle, creating masses of tyre smoke which, when you’re 14, is absolutely awesome. After the Mini I developed a mental condition which caused me to buy a 1980 Austin Metro 1275. That one died after I rolled it, broke a driveshaft and had to replace the engine with an equally broken unit. After that I got a Mk2 Fiesta XR2 which, guttingly, I never got to race. I remember being pretty shocked the first time I floored the throttle…

    When I passed my test I had a Citroen AX 1.0. It was – and I’m not joking – a properly brilliant car. It had the ability to take pretty much any corner at any speed, had no understeer whatsoever and would happily cruise at 90. Sadly a lot of crucial parts were at the end of their life and instead of raplacing them I used it as the perfect excuse to get a new car. I’m not complaining because I plumped for an Alfa 156 1.8TS. It doesn’t sound like much compared to what some of you guys have had but for a 20 year old it’s a blast. Problem is I’ve peaked too soon and I don’t think I could bring myself to buy anything other than an Alfa. GTV V6’s aren’t too expensive now…

    Wow, quite a ramble. Sorry!

    #136562
    GeeMac
    Participant

    This is such a great thread!

    1. 1994 Nissan Sentra (a handmedown student car)

    2. 2005 Citroen C2 (85 000kms of trouble free French motoring)

    3. 2009 Honda Civic Hatch (which I regrettably had to sell when I relocated to Dubai)

    Soon to come Golf GTi or Honda Civic Type R or a Honda S2000.

    #136563
    Ciaran
    Participant

    I can’t drive yet so here is some cars my parents have owned,Some of which are truly awful

    Audi 80(1st Generation)

    Renault 12

    Ford Escort(Both 1st and 2nd Generation)

    Ford Fiesta(1st generation)

    Datsun Violet

    Toyota Corolla(3rd or 4th generation) made out of two Toyota Corolla’s

    Austin 1100

    Cars they have owned during my lifetime

    1984 Opel Kadett(In Britian the Vauxhall Astra MK1)

    1991 Vauxhall Astra MK2

    1992 Toyota Corolla Estate

    1999 Toyota Corolla Liftback

    2002 Toyota Corolla Estate

    #136564
    Nutritional
    Participant

    1. 1987 Chevrolet Caprice

    2. 1990 Chevrolet Caprice

    3. 2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

    4. 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

    #136565
    James_mc
    Participant

    200? Peugot 306 convertible – lovely little convertible, fair amount of power given it’s size and weight

    2002 VW Golf – Bullet proof except for the soft underbelly of it’s exhaust. Weighs the same as a tank and is powered by a hamster in a wheel and has the turning circle of an ocean-going tanker but it is great for throwing around country roads

    2005 Renault Laguna – Brilliant cruiser, great fuel consumption. Horrific turbo lag!

    #136566
    Guilherme
    Member

    I seriously envy you all :P You guys own/have owned some really stunning cars! Unfortunately I’ve never driven anything in my life, and probably the first cars I’ll drive will be my father’s old Chevrolet Kadett (Vauxhall Astra Mk2) or my brother’s Volkswagen Fox.

    #136567
    Polishboy808
    Participant

    Well if were talking about cars we dont own but have driven in i will tell you some cars my parents dont own but i have ridden in. My dads an amateur racer (944 cup) and in the paddock there are a lot of nice cars, many of witch i had the privlage of ridding in.

    2009 nissan gtr

    2007 aston martin V8 vantage

    2008 ferrari 599

    2009 porsche 911 gt3 rs (REALLY uncomterable, even my dads racing seats werent so bad…..)

    200(?) ferrari 360 modena (i dont know what year this was)

    200(?) Noble m12 (although its not really a full on exotic its one of my favorite cars)

    And my very own CRG Kalifornia go kart! I love that thing :D

    I cant wait till i can drive, just 2 more years!

    #136568
    Ratboy
    Keymaster

    I’m only 23 so have only owned

    1998 Renault Clio (died)

    2000 Seat Toledo TDI

    1992 VW Golf GTI 8v

    2002 VW Bora TDI (on loan to my brother)

    and currently a 1992 Honda Prelude V-tec

    but being a mechanic I have drive plenty of cars such as…

    Ford Mondeo (brothers after I fixed it ;) )

    Bentley Continental GT

    Ferrari 550 (Mick Hucknalls old car)

    Range Rover Sport (A current premier league footballers after it had been repossed)

    Citroen 2CV

    Porsche 911 Carrera 4s

    #136569
    SonyJunkie
    Participant

    1st car 1986 Ford Fiesta Diesel

    2nd 1993 Ford Escort 1.8 Ghia!

    3rd 1993 Honda Prelude 2.2VTEC

    4th & current 1999 Alfa Romeo 156 2.5V6

    I can’t believe I’ve been driving for 21 years and only had 4 cars!!

    #136570
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    You guys are all guilty of destroying mother nature. I would call that Arrogance than anything else. You guys deserved the recession imho. No wonder why 3/4ths of our great nation went broke after 2009 & they deserve it.

    Polishboy! 14 cars in 14 years? And you are proud of it? :

    #136571
    TimG
    Participant

    In this company I’m slightly embarassed to admit that I’ve never actually owned a car. I got my licence as soon as I was old enough but since then I’ve mostly lived in London, where a bike is quicker and a car is far from essential. Even now that we’ve moved further out of the city we only do about 1,000 miles a year in a 13 year old 1.2 litre Renault Clio – but that belongs to my wife from before we were married.

    In fact, the only form of motorised transport I’ve ever actually owned was a Formula TKM 100cc kart – enormous fun. Apart from that, it’s been transport of the two wheeled, unpowered variety – although my next purchase in that line will be fairly racey, with lots of carbon fibre :)

    The quickest thing I’ve ever driven was a Van Diemen RF85 Formula Ford 1600 – not brilliant on top speed but better on braking and acceleration than most things on the road. I did some engineering work for its driver and I got a few laps around Goodwood as a reward.

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