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Post by crazylegs » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:34 pm

Sega2006 wrote:Nice Bike Rupert, I dont yet have a car but if this thread is still going by 1st November you may get to see my car, unless of course I buy it from one of you lot. Praying for a mk2 Escort
When you get that escort make sure it comes with a mig welder and a load of sheet steel :D

Love the old Mk1's and 2's. My previous cars have been Mk2 RS2000 droop snoop, Mk2 Van, Mk1 RS2000 and Mk1 base model.
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Post by MC1 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:38 pm

My first car was a Escort mk1 1300E.

It had a jacked up rear end, with rear wheel drive.

It was f****** lethal, but great fun. Also had one of those huge vinyl sunroof's. I loved that car.

Went from that piece of crap to an Renault 5 GT Turbo. I would have another one tomorow if I could. That was amazing fun to drive.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:22 am

Our car is a bog standard bottom end Seat Ibiza. I don't drive, so its mostly down to the Mrs what we get.
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Post by RetroENZO » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:48 am

Citroen Saxo.

Mainly because I don't actually need a big car. I also don't have any mods on there at all. I hate seeing cars abused by people too by trying to get them in Max Power.

In most cases, they just look they've driven through Halfords with an electromagnet switched on.
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Post by felgekarp » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:29 am

This is what normally gets me to work and back every day, it's the 5th and newest car I've owned, I've also had a Mark 1 and a Mark 3 version.


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Post by psj3809 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:42 am

Used to be into cars bigtime in my 20's but now the only driving i really do (work from home you see) is on motorways so for me theres no point spending a lot when i'm just clocking up miles on it.

Got an old Puma 1.7, speedy enough, quite old but again no point getting a new car just to be on so many miles.

No mod-con's or that at all, i'll die of embarassment if i had a big spoiler or stupid thick exhaust etc.

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Post by supermario » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:50 am

I have one of these. Great for long drives (as long as there aren't 4 more than average sized folk in it), totally expensive around town (20 MPG). I should always walk to work but I struggle to get up in the mornings so often take it (5 mins v.bad), or it rains a lot up here in Scotland.....

You can get 3 sets of golf clubs in the boot easily - squeeze in 4.


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Post by hanging » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:45 am

I drive two cars...

Hyundai Lantra most of the time

BMW 5 series at weekends...
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Post by Sputryk » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:09 am

I currently don't have a car. My last one, an old-style Proton 1.5 SE MPi, seriously failed it's MOT. And I mean seriously! For starters, the near-side inner wing was collapsing under the weight of the battery and both rear shock absorbers were totally s*!*!*d. The previous year it passed with flying colours! Gah! :x

I currently drive my wife's car, when I have a need - a Vauxhall Astra Merit Auto - with large P-plates on display as she is still coming to terms with British driving standards etc.

I have previously had a Nissan Cherry Coupe (Capri-style, before being updated into the Fiesta-style hatch) which was great fun, an MG Maestro EFi (hugely under-rated) and, my fave, a Vauxhall Carlton Diplomat (all electric, heated leather seats, trip computer, cruise control, 10-disc CD player and bags and bags (and bags) and bags(!) of room to spread out and enjoy the ride. Sadly, one frosty morning, taking a very tight turn the rear wheels lost traction... Hello wall! :cry:

I pity everyone learning to drive today. All learner cars are so easy to drive. I learned in my fathers Austin Princess!

What do I want next? Something I cannot afford! Even by being reasonable. Maybe next year. :)

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Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:30 am

Sputryk wrote: an MG Maestro EFi (hugely under-rated)
Oh yes, Quick car and it had those funky seats with the red piping...
That bird who kept telling me my seatbelt wasn't done up got on my nerves though ;)

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Post by Dudley » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:01 pm

Sputryk wrote: an MG Maestro EFi (hugely under-rated)
If I remember correctly, said cars had large numbers of VW Golf mechanical bits in them which might account for the fact they were made by Austin but were unaccountably not crap.
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Post by bolda » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:34 pm

My "ride" is a Toyota Corolla...

Looks a bit like this...

... well, maybe more like this...

...ok, more like this...

... ahh, here's the fella...

...only mine's a '99 'T' plate. Owned it from new and it's been perfect for me - very reliable, cheap insurance, decent fuel economy (1.3i 16 valve engine). Not the most exciting of cars and my work mates take the michael a bit but I'd rather be driving an old man's car than a young woman's car like! :D

I'll defo replace it with another Toyota when it finally gives up the ghost (unless it out-lives me!) :D

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Post by Sega2006 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:30 pm

Go for a Supra if you can afford the insurance. They may be no longer made but they are still Toyota's fastest road car and have a tuner look even when stock

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Post by bolda » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:47 pm

I'm not really into cars so a Supra is not really my kind of thing... a car is very much an appliance to me - means I don't have to use public transport very often, a bit like a washing machine means I don't need to use the laundrette and an oven means I don't need to use the chippy! :D

"Stock" is something I put in a casserole!

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Post by acharris05 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:41 pm

Here is my every day runaround, a W reg Mondeo 2.0 Ghia with Cruise control, Air Con, Front and rear Heated Screen, Traction Control, Trip computer, Wood Effect dash:


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