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Your previous cars...

Post by Rob » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:34 am

Hi all...i've seen this done on other forums and thought it might be fun to have a thread going on here where us forum members can either list or show off some of the the cars they've owned before they found their way here...

Mine is varied but includes;

Vauxhall Cavalier - engine died
Rover 400 - everything died
Ford Focus - nice car, sold at 90k miles
Ford Cougar - US coupe, not the Kuga SUV
BMW 320si
BMW 320d

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by IDwhizz » Tue May 26, 2020 8:16 pm

Current: VW Golf GTE. and a classic, 1974 Porsche 911 Targa (my Summer toy)
Porsche 911 (997) C4S Cabriolet
Audi TT
Porsche 944S2
Mercedes CLK Cabriolet
Mini Cooper S
Porsche 911 (993)
BMW 728i (x2 off)
Ford Maverick (family bus!)
BMW 520i
Vauxhall Cavalier SRI
Toyota Celica (x2 off)
Ford Escort XR3 Cabriolet
Ford Sierra XR4x4
Ford Escort 1.6L
Ford Cortina Mk5 Estate
Bedford C-Van
Austin 1100
Mini 850
And lots of motorcycles!!

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by NorwichComputersAndy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:32 pm

1986 Transit (not a pikey - honest) (work)

1992 Astra van (Fastest van on earth - still not a pikey) (work)

Heavily modified 1992 Vitara for off roading competitions. Sold and then rolled, hydra locked and then scrapped.

Auto convertible Suzuki Vitara daily - paid £200 for and sold number plate for more than all the above

2003 Citroen Berlingo van - horrible but took to the ring twice! (15 laps) (Work)

2002 BMW E46 325i - Many UK track days, over 100k clocked up in 3 years and 80 ring laps - RIP sold and was crashed on track 1 week later - amazing car

1997 Honda VFR 750FV - still own - still love and appreciating 👍 14k genuine miles and lovely pearlescent red

1978 Mini Clubman Estate. I converted this into a FWD R1 powered machine. It scared me. 600kg and 200HP - road legal - wrong. 6 speed sequential box with no reverse. This is when I discovered adrenaline isn’t a clear odourless substance - it is brown and sticky!

2008 MK5 Blue motion Golf. 40 Nurburg laps and many many miles. Camshaft lobe failed and new one fitted - sold to my step sister and she trashed it within a year :-(

2015 Mercedes GLA AMG - lovely car to look at - shocking to drive - went bang at 3 years with 90k on the clock 🤬 Mercedes fixed under warranty 🤗 traded in for Tiguan

2018 Fiat 500 - don’t ask - it was replaced with a Polo within 2 months. The worst car I have ever owned with so many problems.

2018 Polo SE - Still own - amazing car and so much fun to drive - fits loads in and really economical

2018 Tiguan R Line 2.0 petrol - - incredible car - WITH APPLE CAR PLAY (##cough VW@@!!) - miss it dearly however traded in to go EV

2020 - ID3 1st - incredible - more error lights than a Christmas tree but I don’t care. It is phenomenal and I haven’t looked back (maybe for the car play - well every day)

2021/22 polo will be going in to be swapped with a hopefully longer range ID4.

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:41 pm

My first vehicle was a red 1965 Beetle. Since then I've owned...

Another beetle
Split screen camper
Mk 2 Polo
Mk1 Golf
Mk 2 Golf
4 x Passats
Now an ID.3

... in addition to various other brands of vehicle which I drove as company cars.

My first three Passats were brilliant, my last, 2005 reg, was disastrous.
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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by scott28tt » Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:16 pm

From oldest to the most recent (and excluding company cars)

Ford Fiesta 1.1 Popular Plus
Well we all have to start somewhere - bought this towards the end of Uni and kept it til the rust began to take over...

Audi TT 1.8T Coupe (225 BHP version)
Love at first sight - took me a few years from seeing the concept car to getting mine when it was 3 years old
I'll never forget the test drive, my other half wouldn't let me get a 180 BHP version cos of how the 225 made me grin!
Had to sell it when kids came along...

VW Passat 1.9 TDI
Family work horse - the first brand new car I bought (the ID.3 is the second)
I had it for nearly 10 years, it was brilliantly boring - hardly cost me a penny in 100,000 miles

Seat Leon Cupra 2.0T
My official mid-life crisis mobile!
A proper bone-shaker, hated speed bumps
Cost me a bloody fortune in repairs and depreciation!

Mercedes C350 CDi
Just under 5 years old when I bought it, kept it for 5 years myself
Lovely to drive and cost me very little to run - sad to see it go but I just had to get an ID.3...!

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by HeidiFlowerpot » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:12 am

@scott28tt Like you my first Passat was my first brand new car. I had it a year and then lost my job, and wasn't sure if I'd be able to keep up the payments on it, so disposed of it. I regret that decision, actually I would have been able to keep up the payments. My second Passat was petrol and saloon which wasn't what I wanted, my third Passat was the one I kept ten years and like yours it was brilliant. Sold it with 225,000 miles on the clock.
My second brand new car is my ID.3....

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by Kelloggs » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:22 am

First car triumph spitfire mkiii metallic purple with works black hard top - I was 19 and had wanted one from being 12. It taught me a lot about repairs!
Then early scirocco 1.5 loved it and added a twin choke Webber etc
Sirocco storm
MG metro terrible , no power but we had a breathed on 1275 GT mini in reserve
Civic ti
Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 magnex s/s exhaust,manifold, injection pressure mod, etc fantastic fun
Peugeot 405 mi16x4 blew gasket chasing a scooby
Honda Accord coupe
Suzuki vitara. Oh dear enough said
BMW 730i great cruiser and nippy enough
Honda prelude liked that one great fun
Mazda rx8 loved it and would like another for Sunday’s
Toyota Gt86 metallic orange
Toyota GT 86 silver black leather interior
Toyota GT86 blue edition performance pack brembo brakes, Sachs suspension. Loved them all but this one was the best.
VW Id3 life performance pro with heat pump getting used to it and I like it, only had it since dec 23rd and it was updated to me2.0 a few days ago.
id3 life performance pro heat pump, turquoise,black.

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by stu-evs » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:02 pm

My history has a large VAG prominence!

VW Mk1 Golf
VW Mk2 Golf
Another Mk 1 Golf
Back in the previous Mk2 Golf re-built as a full GTI conversion
Another Mk2 Golf GTI
Back in the original Mk1 Golf - now restored/custom re-built
BMW 318 Compact
Another BMW 318 Compact (because the first one was rubbish and BMW had to replace it for us!)
Citroen Saxo VTR
VW Mk4 Golf GT
Audi A3 Sportback
Toyota MR2
Skoda Octavia VRS
VW Mk5 Golf GT
Mercedes C220 AMG
Kia Sorento & Kia Koup (while living in the Middle East) - To be fair great cars; never missed a beat in the 50+ summer temperatures & the Sorento took a fair beating off-road in the desert!
Audi B7 A4 S-Line Avant
Audi Q7
Audi Mk1 TT 225
VW Mk7 Golf R
Another Audi Q7
Audi B8 A4 Avant
Jaguar I-Pace
VW ID.3 1st Edition
ID.3 1st Edition

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by ColinID3 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:01 pm

I thought I had a significant VAG prominence too until I started putting this together!
As my first new car, the ID3 brings our fleet back up to four; joining:-
• Polo SDi 140k miles; bequeathed by my father in law who bought it new in 2004.
• Honda Insight Gen1 (2001) 170k miles; The first volume production car with a CD of 0.27 and a key step in the commercialisation of many of the
. technologies we now take for granted on EV’s
• Fiat Ducato Campervan (2010); a COVID inspired impulse buy, which kept us sane last year!.

Prior to that we have had a very mixed bag over 45 years – too numerous to list by model:-
• 7 Austins
• 5 Morris’s
• 4 VWs (3 Golfs and a Passat)
• 3 each of: Audi (2 80’s and a 90), Peugeot, Wolseley,
• 2 Simcas
• 1 each of:- Ford, Vauxhall, Daewoo, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Bedford, Citroen, Opel, Triumph, Rover
• And a half share in a Bond mini car!
So quite a few brands still to try, high on the list are: - Volvo, Saab, Alfa, Riley, BMW, Skoda and Seat

But the ID3 is here for the long term…… well at least until a long-range ID2 arrives!!

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Re: Your previous cars...

Post by Rhevian » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:09 pm

1978 Vauxhall Chevette
1980 Renault 18 (Company Car)
1988 VW Golf Mk2 (Company Car)
1990 VW Scirocco 2nd Gen (Company Car)
1996 Vauxhall Astra
2007 Audi A3 (Lease)
2009 Audi A3 (Lease)
2012 VW Golf Mk7
2020 VW ID.3 1st Edition

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