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Dad's Wheels

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Fallen Hero, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. Fallen Hero


    Joined: 17 Nov 2002

    Posts: 386

    What motor does your dad drive (or mum) and would you be embarrassed to be seen behind the wheel of it in front of your friends? I drove my late dad's Yellow Hillman Imp (30 plus years ago :D ) for the first 6 months after passing my test. :)
  2. james.miller


    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,407

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    dad: an astra mk2 GTE that's done 200k. well that's his car, currently he's driving my 306 lol.

    mum: nothing. She wants a new merc a-class though lol
  3. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    Dad - 54 Vectra SRI or something
    Mum - 53 Audi TT / 55 Peugot 206

    wouldnt be embarrased in any tbh
  4. No-One

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,046

    Location: Rutland

    Dad drives a 53 reg Alfa 156 1.6 t-spark
    Mum doesn't drive
  5. Joe T


    Joined: 1 Apr 2003

    Posts: 11,733

    Location: Northampton

  6. Sp00n


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,196

    Location: Brighton

    Dad drives a Merc C-klass (1999V reg) 230 Kompressor, haven't driven this properly but would love to and i'm considering buying it when he gets rid of it as i'm trying to convince him to get an rs4/rs6 :D

    Mam drives a mx-5 1.8i sport, lovely little car and is great for the summer!

    Wouldn't be embarrassed to drive either ;)
  7. Zip


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Mum drives a subaru L series. I cant be embarrised of it because if i am she wont let me drive it:)
    Its got a hole somewhere in the exaust near the manifold(i think its called a manifold) and when you drive it at high revs it sounds like a big V8 and every one looks around to see what powerfull sports car is going past and they see me in the L series driving past them with bad accerleration:D:p
  8. NickXX


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 7,037


    Merc C220 Avantgarde Sport - Nice, but mine's better ;)
  9. -westy-


    Joined: 7 Nov 2002

    Posts: 12,338

    Location: UK

    Dad drives a 306 HDI estate, mum drives a Citroen ZX. Wouldn't be embarrased driving either :)
  10. Sam


    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 14,490

    Location: Surrey

    Dad - E46 M3

    Step mum - 325 Convertible

    Mum - Mini Cooper Convertible

    Step dad - VW Touareg

    The mini is the only one that might be a bit iffy as its bright orange and a bit girly ;)

  11. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,703

    Location: Wiltshire

    Dad - Saab 93 1.9 TDi :)
    Mum - Pug 306 1.7 D :(
  12. benjo plz.


    Joined: 15 Jan 2004

    Posts: 14,208

    Location: Hall

    Dad - Merc C220 Classic Estate, same colour as NickXX's (Salmon Green?).
    Mum - Nissan Micra Candy Red :eek:

    The Merc, yep, its class, i'd drive it.
    The Nissan, No Way!
  13. Kamerad


    Joined: 6 Jul 2003

    Posts: 2,543

    2001 Clio 1.2

    They currently have a Corsa 1.2 as a courtesy car and think it's fast :(
  14. ironman


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,416

    Location: South Central L.A.

    Mums new car in the front (Vectra SXi) and dads in the back (S55 AMG). Wouldn't mind driving either:D
  15. Fallen Hero


    Joined: 17 Nov 2002

    Posts: 386

    These motors make my Hillman Imp days look :o But hey, he didn't have to lend it to me, and I did pull a nice girl who thought the car was sweet :)


    Aluminium engine in the rear. Well advanced for its time. :)
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2006
  16. James_N


    Joined: 25 Jan 2003

    Posts: 9,483

    Very nice +8 that mate :)
  17. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,164

    Dad has a 2002 530d SE and a 1998 Honda VFR800.
    Mum has a 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX

    I'd not be embarrased to be seen in either by my friends, infact I spent all last week being seen in the 530d and it was great :p

    Wouldn't touch the bike.

    Last edited: 18 Feb 2006
  18. Ev0


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,900

    New shape 325 and an MX5 1.8s, nope wouldn't be embarressed (not even in the Mazda :p ) :)
  19. nutcase


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,625

    Location: SX, unfortunately

    My Mum doesn't drive (although she has a licence and is insured on both my dad's cars). My Dad's two cars are a 1971 Morris Minor Traveller (which we've had since 1972) and a 1963 Morris Minor Convertible (which we've had since 1981). I'm happy to drive both, but not for long distances as they're not all that comfy. Until I got my first car I was driving the ragtop about :cool:
  20. K.C. Leblanc


    Joined: 13 Sep 2003

    Posts: 8,146

    Location: Glocestershire

    When my mum bought her VW Polo a few years back I wasn't prepared to be seen dead in it. I later ended up buying the sodding thing when she moved up to a Xantia.

    Since I'm now also a Xantia owner I'd have no shame in driving it at all.

    EDIT: I do however have no shame. I've driven a Metrol that's been converted into an advertsing hoarding and I've been in my Mates Golf cabriolet (it was actualy his mum's) with the roof down and girls aloud on the sterio
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2006