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Your car ownership history...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by crinkleshoes, 25 Mar 2017.

  1. badgeruk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Feb 2009

    Posts: 2,009

    Location: On the edge of a Cliffe

    Over 10 years driving (mid April)

    05 seat Ibiza 1.2
    56 seat Ibiza Fr
    03 bmw Z4 3.0i
    07 bmw Z4m
    60 kia Picanto LXX Turbo
  2. iamdjdz


    Joined: 24 Nov 2006

    Posts: 4,608

    2001 Fiat Punto 1.2l
    1995 Nissan Micra 1l
    2007 Fiat Punto 1.2l
    2011 Mazda 6 2.2l
    2016 VW Passat 1.6l

    Passat is company car so still got the Mazda
  3. tom_nieto


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,186

    Location: Birmingham

    Fixed that for you!

    (only because I love the Z4M)
  4. badgeruk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Feb 2009

    Posts: 2,009

    Location: On the edge of a Cliffe

    I was going to bold it but my phone was having none of it. I also love the Z4M when I bloody well have it :(
  5. PardonTheWait


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,070

    1984 Vauxhall Nova
    1976 Triumph Dolomite Sprint
    1998 Peugeot 306 XSI
    1998 Peugeot 106 GTI
    2003 VW Bora
    2005 Clio 182
    1972 Rover P6 V8
    2004 Clio

    Still got the Clio. Looking at buying another classic currently, preferably 60s maybe 70s. For weekends and shows.
  6. MissChief


    Joined: 17 Jul 2010

    Posts: 19,826

    First car, G795LLS 1.7L Volvo 340GL in Metallic Silver. No power steering but was rear wheel drive so made me smile when the back end came out but then wallowed for about 2 minutes once you'd gathered it all up. Also an appetite for Alternators. It needed it's fourth in 4 years when I traded it for a...

    1.6L Mark 3 Escort. Possible my favourite of the early cars I had. M887YKB Felt overtired at the time even though it was only on 185's. Ended up burning through have the valves so got scrapped. Replaced with...

    A FIAT Multipla. Yes they're ugly, the looks do grow on you. My first, and so far, only brand new car. As family transport at the time it Couldn't be beaten. SM51OSA. Relatively reliable but lots of little niggles which meant I was on first name terms with the service receptionist at the dealer. Got me from Edinburgh to Barcelona and back again in relative comfort. Ended up giving it back to the finance company as my wife and I split up and I couldn't afford to keep it. Replaced by...

    Rover 214i. Decent car, one of the 'round' ones. Drove it into the ground really. Cambelt went at 97k and valves got intimate with Pistons. I never replaced it. Oops. Weirdly I can't remember the Reg of this one. P something... Then I got a....

    Nissan Almera 1.4, T887YKB after my parents got a new car and the dealer offered them an insulting £250 trade in. By far the most reliable car I've ever had. Other than tyres and servicing nothing went wrong for 3 1/2 years and it sailed through every MOT. Written off when some doddery old fool pulled out in front of me and as good as T-boned me. At this point I decided my next car would have some go so I got a...

    Peugeot 306 GTI-6. FANTASTIC motor, when it worked. Loved this, if only it was more reliable. S34GWH :( Every 4-6 months something went wrong and a trip to the mechanic or MOT usually ended up with a 'that'll be..' and a 3-digit number starting with either a 3 or a 4 along with the clutch that was £800 and took nine hours apparently. coming from my faultless but ultimately dull Nissan it was a real shock. A real shame as it was by far the best car for thrills I've had so far. This was the car that epitomised the saying that French cars have dodgy electrics. When parents offered me £3k when one of their ISA's matured it was ebay'd (for £250! :() and replaced with a...

    Seat Leon Cupra 1.8T 180. Completely remote and didn't handle anything like the GTI-6 and was a real step down in just about everything other than it was more reliable and did far better MPG. GL04UAF was written off after MOT brought about a cracked rear exhaust section, only available direct from SEAT or aftermarket at £400+VAT or more and half a dozen other bits and bobs which would have meant close to £1k repair costs. Relative reliable with mostly minor issues before that though. Now I have a..

    Ford Focus Mk3 1.6Ecoboost 182. So far completely reliable other than an errant door seal under the passenger front door which was stuck on with double sided tape so obviously the previous owner knew about it. Last MOT in September before I bought it had rear brake pads so it's going in next week for those. Getting an average of around 36MPG according to Fuelio, the best of any car I've had so far. Modern Technology is fab!

    It's definitely been a mix of fun-MPG-costs and really agrees with the old 'Fast/Reliable/cheap, pick two' adage.
    Last edited: 1 Apr 2017
  7. Acme


    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 35,160

    Location: Sussex

    A car written off for a cracked rear exhaust section?

    Ever heard of welding? :p
  8. Phil Gr


    Joined: 30 Nov 2003

    Posts: 399

    Location: In a house

    1981 - Ford Escort 1.6 GL
    1985 - Ford Escort XR3i
    1988 - Ford Escort RS Turbo
    1992 - VW Corrado G60
    1997 - VW Golf VR6
    2000 - Subaru Impreza Turbo
    2003 - Subaru Impreza STi
    2004 - Lotus Exige
    2007 - VW Golf R32
    2010 - BMW 335i M-Sport
    2013 - Audi S4
    Present Vehicle - NONE
    Potential Purchase - New Golf R
  9. Dynix


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 2,802

    07 - Citroen Saxo 1.0
    08 - Fiat Grande Punto 1.2
    11 - Honda Type-R FN2 2.0
    15 - Range Rover Evoque Si4
    17 - VW Tiguan R-Line
  10. Cob


    Joined: 30 Jul 2006

    Posts: 18,188

    Location: Antrim town

    1997 - Vauxhall Nova 1.0 4 speed rust-bucket
    1998 - Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SR red rocket
    2001 - Ford Mondeo 1.6i mk1
    2006 - Volkswagen Polo 1.0i
    2010 - Rover 214i (would you believe the head gasket went?)
    2012 - Rover 25 1.4i one guess what killed this one...
    2013 - Seat Ibiza 1.2i three cylinder vroom-vroom!
    2017 - Mazda MX5 2.0i mk3 mid-life-crisis achievement unlocked
  11. megakid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,389

    Location: London

    1989 Peugeot 205 Junior 1.0
    1996 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Auto
    2002 Ford Mondeo TDCi Ghia-X
    2005 Holden Commodore SS
    2008 HSV R8 (Vauxhall VXR8 in UK money)
    2005 Aston Martin DB9
    2008 BMW M5 (V10)
    2016 Tesla Model S P90D
    2016 Caterham 420R SV (road registered but track spec - e.g. no windscreen)
  12. helpimcrap


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,538

    Location: Leicestershire

    First car: Ford Orion 1.3
    Then XR2 mk2 + CBR600FV
    Then Peugeot 205 1.0 i think?
    Then XR3i
    Then Fiat Panda 1.0 late 80s model?
    Then 94 Ford Escort diesel + RSV1000
    Then 2001 1.4 Focus
    Then 1999 Porsche 911 + CBR600FX

    Between the Peugeot and Escort i was racing 600cc/1000cc motorbikes until injury stopped play.
  13. Ish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,777

    Location: West Midlands

    Can't remember which years I owned these.

    85 Rover 213
    86 Vauxhall Astra Mk2
    89 MG Metro Turbo
    93 Rover Metro GTi
    93 Citroen AX GT
    99 Rover 620Ti
    99 Rover 45
    02 Vauxhall Vectra
    03 Ford Mondeo
    55 Vauxhall Zafira
    08 Toyota Aygo
    60 Ford Galaxy

    05 Honda CBR 125
    51 Yamaha Thundercat
    03 Kawasaki ZX6R
  14. Gaijin


    Joined: 18 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,538

    Location: Brighton/West Wicklow

    1995 Peugeot 306 XL 1.4 8v
    1999 Honda Civic VTI-S
    2001 Mitsubishi Evolution VII GSR (Current)
    2001 Mazda MX5 Mk2.5 RS (Current)
  15. GreenMint


    Joined: 11 Dec 2003

    Posts: 21,469

    Location: Sol

    1998 Ford Fiesta 1.3 Encore
    2004 Civic 1.6 Sport - Need to sell...open to offers! :D
    2004 MX-5 Arctic (Still own)
    2008 Volvo V50 (Still own)

    You can see where the kid came along..
  16. the-evaluator


    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

    Posts: 2,552

    Since I passed my test in 1996:

    1985 Ford Fiesta 1.1 (1996 - 1997)
    1990 Ford Fiesta 1.1 (1997 - 1999)
    1989 Vauxhall Nova 1.2 (1999 - 2000)
    1992 Renault Clio RN (I think) 1.2 (2000 - 2000)
    1999 Peugeot 306 HDi (2000 - 2001)
    2001 Volkswagen Golf GTi 1.8T (2001 - 2002)
    2002 Volkswagen Golf GT TDI PD (2002 - 2007)
    2007 Volkswagen Golf R32 DSG (2007 - 2017)
    2017 Ford Focus ST-3 (current car)
  17. West


    Joined: 22 Dec 2004

    Posts: 9,100

    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    Passed in 2006...

    L Reg - Fiat Cinquecento
    X - Daewoo Lanos
    05 - MINI One
    56 - Mini Cooper
    07 - Ford Focus
    54 - Mini Cooper S
    03 - Volvo S60
    62 - Citroen DS3
    14 - MINI Cooper S (F56)
    16 - Audi A4 (B9) (Current)

    Also had the Mrs C4 and her current C3 and god knows how many Ambulances and Ambulance Cars!
  18. King4aDay


    Joined: 4 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,301

    Location: Cornwall

    Golf Mk2 (auto :()
    Ford Sierra somethingorother
    Nissan Primera 1.6 P11
    Honda Prelude mk5 2.2 VTI
    Jaguar X Type 3.0 Sport

    Total spend, £2800 over 15 years :p
  19. Acme


    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 35,160

    Location: Sussex

    My total spend is £7750 over 3.5 years. I thought I was cheap. :p
  20. King4aDay


    Joined: 4 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,301

    Location: Cornwall

    Got to love a banger! To be fair the golf and primera were freebies.