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Ned

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Well because of my age if I listed the motors I'v owned it would include cars that most of the members on here never heard of.
But the most exotic one was also without doubt the shortest I'v owned one.
In the mid sixties I bumped into a wheeler dealer friend in a coffee bar, he had a DB4 Aston Martin (wire wheels & wood steering wheel) parked outside and explained he was selling it on behalf of a widow who had inherited it. After a quick look round and him agreeing that I could pay for it at the end of the week off I drove. After half an hour of cruising east London streets looking for people to impress I returned to the coffee bar and threw the keys at my mate saying " you can keep that, I put a quids worth of juice in it and it's gone already .! "

Edit - For you younger guys that's = £ 1 at 25p a gallon.
 

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Ned said:
Well because of my age if I listed the motors I'v owned it would include cars that most of the members on here never heard of.
But the most exotic one was also without doubt the shortest I'v owned one.
In the mid sixties I bumped into a wheeler dealer friend in a coffee bar, he had a DB4 Aston Martin (wire wheels & wood steering wheel) parked outside and explained he was selling it on behalf of a widow who had inherited it. After a quick look round and him agreeing that I could pay for it at the end of the week off I drove. After half an hour of cruising east London streets looking for people to impress I returned to the coffee bar and threw the keys at my mate saying " you can keep that, I put a quids worth of juice in it and it's gone already .! "

Edit - For you younger guys that's = £ 1 at 25p a gallon.
should have kept it. :wub:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/aston-martin-db4-hidden-forest-50-years-set-fetch-350000/
 

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1980 ford escort 1.3gl(rust bucket)
1984 ford fiesta 1.1 pop+ (lol dunno what the plus was )
1986 cavalier 1.6l(meh)
1987 ford orion 1.6i ghia ( loved this )
1989 cavalier 2.0 gli
1990 rover 416 sli (honda engine)
1992 audi 80 2.0 e (tank)
1995 honda accord 2.0 esi
1998 passat 1.9tdi
2003 honda accord 2.4 type s ( favourite )
2004 saab 9-3 2.0t convertible ( pointless )
2009 accord 2.2idtec exgt(1st and only new car)
2007 audi A5 3.0 tdi ( beast )
2010 accord 2.2 dtec type s (on here somewhere)
2009 jaguar xf 3.0d ( lovely )
2013 lexus gs 250( lovelier but waaay slower)
Gotten into retro / modern classics at the moment
Current ride -
 

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Colin Furze does make some great useless stuff!
 

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This wont take long, 30 years of driving and ive only had 6 cars (2 of which i still own)

1982 Mini 1000 ( 60k-140k miles, multiple engines and boxes, rust bucket)
1989 Mk2 Honda CRX 16v (56k-195k miles, still on original clutch when sold)
1991 Mk2 Honda CRX SIR Vtec (100k-153k miles, still on the road)
1995 Honda accord (Not much to say, comfy)

Current cars

1998 Honda Integra Type-R 98 spec (Too much to say, AWESOME)
2003 Honda Accord Exec CL9 (Loving it so far)
 

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That's pretty cool that you've kept them so long.
A friend of mine used to have a CRX SiR back in the day too. Cracking little thing.
 

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8thgenfan said:
1980 ford escort 1.3gl(rust bucket)
1984 ford fiesta 1.1 pop+ (lol dunno what the plus was )
1986 cavalier 1.6l(meh)
1987 ford orion 1.6i ghia ( loved this )
1989 cavalier 2.0 gli
1990 rover 416 sli (honda engine)
1992 audi 80 2.0 e (tank)
1995 honda accord 2.0 esi
1998 passat 1.9tdi
2003 honda accord 2.4 type s ( favourite )
2004 saab 9-3 2.0t convertible ( pointless )
2009 accord 2.2idtec exgt(1st and only new car)
2007 audi A5 3.0 tdi ( beast )
2010 accord 2.2 dtec type s (on here somewhere)
2009 jaguar xf 3.0d ( lovely )
2013 lexus gs 250( lovelier but waaay slower)
Gotten into retro / modern classics at the moment
Current ride -
Love the descriptions of these!
 

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Had a fair few cars in 12 years of driving, mostly dogs apart from the last 2!

1995 Ford escort 1.4 (****e, clutch went so got rid after about 4 months)
1995 Peugeot 205 1.1 style! (made it into a gti rep and on reflection one of the best cars ive owned, 4speed gave it absolute death everywhere would do 75mph in 2nd! Gave the car to my dad as needed something more motorway suitable)
1996 VW golf hatch 1.4 (fairly unreliable and problems with the fuel pump constantly)
1995 Ford Mondeo 2.0 Diesel (golf did my head in so got rid quick and needed a replacement, was ****e but gave it death everywhere, and would pull off in 6th if you needed to!)
2000 Ford Focus 1.8 (loved it 1st semi decent car owned, made it into a ST rep, shouldn't have sold but needed a more economical car.)
1993 Peugeot 205 1.6 gti (brought as a project, caged, bucket seats etc, driven it twice and its still in the garage, but is still mine and will see the light of day at some point)
​2003 Peugeot 206 2.0hdi (gti replica was a nice car but being French needed constant work)
2001 Peugoet 306 1.9 dturbo S (always wanted one and was going cheap so filled a gap)
1998 Peugeot 306 2.0xs (brought as spares for my 306 and then broke for parts as had some nice bits on it)
2006 Honda Accord 2.2 cdti ( proper step up from anything owned previous, started doing 20K miles a year so need something decent, loved the car but had to go after 5 years as was feeling tired and I fancied a change)
64 Skoda Octavia vrs estate (hands down best car ive owned or driven, don't really understand why you need anything with more power, and I can take the dog everywhere with me :) )
 

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My first car was a 1996 Fiat Punto Sporting.


Then I bought my 1st Prelude, but it only last 3 days as someone pulled out on me.


Then I bought my next Prelude wich is still my current one
But since then I've also had

My 1st wagon
1994 CE2 Aerodeck


And another (track) Prelude 1992 JDM BB1


My current Prelude 1993 BB1



My current Wagon 1997 SiR

 

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Nery nice. Love the SiR wagon in particular.
 

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Hahaha. Had a go in a friend's one a fair few years back.
Effortless pace without you realising it took a little getting used to.
Great car when the gremlins weren't popping up
 

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Yeah... the supercharger is awesome, crazy fast.

Maintenance and electrical gremlins are not too bad. There were some issues when I first bought the car but I have sorted them (the internet is a powerful tool lol). Now I just fill up and drive.
 

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In relative order I think...

1993 Ford Escort 1.8 TD
1990 Ford Escort RS Turbo
1994 Nova SRI
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.8 Petrol
1996 Vauxhall Astra 1.6
1998 Citroen Xantia 1.8 (company car)
1992 Mazda 323 1.5 Fastback. Loved this car and the love affair with Japanese cars began.
1996 Mazda MX5 1.8 UK Model
2005 Vauxhall Vectra LS 1.8 petrol Estate
2003 MGTF 1.8. (Horror story)
1992 Toyota Surf SSRX 2.4 Diesel
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0ltr V8 Petrol
1999 Nissan Maxima QX 3.0ltr V6 Petrol
1992 Mazda MX5 Eunos S Special ( Fresh import, should never have sold)
2009 Mazda MX5 2.0ltr Sport Tech
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0ltr Petrol 3dr Reebok Edition
2000 BMW 5 Series 523i Petrol
1993 Mitsubishi Shogun 5dr 2.5ltr Diesel
2014 BMW 320i (company car)
2000 BMW 5 Series 528i Petrol
2014 Mercedes E220 Diesel (company car)
2015 BMW 520d ( Company car)
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.0ltr Petrol 5dr
2004 Vauxhall Omega 2.4ltr Auto (bomb scare of a car)
2x Ford Kugas 2015 both ***anium X 2.0ltr Diesel ( Family wagons)
Now I have 2004 Honda Accord 2.0ltr Petrol Manual Sport Model.
2017 Honda CRV I-DTEC SE Plus with Premium Pack.

Proper Honda car family now which I intend to be for a very long time. Only itch I have For an addition is a tricked out MX5 again. Would love to get a fresh import again but prices have sky rocketed since I did my last import so we will see.
 

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1st car was a fiesta mk6, then mk1 mx5, mk1 Mitsubishi colt, golf mk5 gttdi, Renault Megane gt 150, Honda Civic type r ep3, then the accord. Been driving 2 years
 

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Oh thus is a challange .. Umm ..have a go . I will keep it to primary vehicles i used to commute on and skip out the secondry toys

Honda C90
Honda MTX 125
Landrover lwb series 2
Mazda B2000
Honda CR 500 ...road legal ..yeah i know ..i was young .
Nissan D21
Suzuki GS750
Honda CB750
Vauxhall Carlton
Vauxhall Manta
Vauxhall cavilier
Mini
Peugeot 205
Mazda 323
Kawasaki Z1000
Vw polo
Vw scirroco
Transit van
GpZ 500
Gpz 900
Honda Civic
Ford fiesta
Ford escort
Kawasaki Zx7r
Honda fireblade
Honda fireblade
Honda fireblade
Honda superblackbird
Honda X11
Ktm 625
Yamaha 650 flattraxker road legal
Husquvarna 570
Suzuki 650 flattracker road legal
Aprillia RSV
Jaguar XJ6
Nissan Gtir
Ktm 990
Vw passat
Honda Accord
BMW Z4
 

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The two CR500 supermoto's I've ridden had to go back to their owners within minutes. Reckon they both must've had such bad crank/piston setups because they vibed so hard my knuckles hurt.
The ones I've ridden on the dirt made far better sense.

Series 2 109" is about as proper as a landrover gets in my opinion. In grey, with a truck cab, mmmmmm.
Just like in my Britain's farm sets as a kid.
 

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Goodluckmonkey said:
The two CR500 supermoto's I've ridden had to go back to their owners within minutes. Reckon they both must've had such bad crank/piston setups because they vibed so hard my knuckles hurt.
The ones I've ridden on the dirt made far better sense.
Series 2 109" is about as proper as a landrover gets in my opinion. In grey, with a truck cab, mmmmmm.
Just like in my Britain's farm sets as a kid.
Yeah it vibed and hurt , fortunatley it was the revised kick start with the easier to boot setup . But you didnt want to be going very far thats for sure . The landy ...ahh ..two days welding the chassis and it passed its mot ...had had an engine swap ...had a yorkie in it ...christ it was slow haha
 

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Between that CR500, a 570 Husky, and a 625 Ktm (supercomp i ***ume) im almost starting to believe the Toothless bit.
 

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Yeah it was the supercomp , with rudimentary lights that glowed with a gentle hue and mountain bike speedo that gave intermittent guesses to your speed and went totally blank above 40mph and vibes so bad it blurred vision and made you sneeze ...but ...all was forgiven on a damp cold winters morning round the corners and roundabouts of west london ..while the sportsbikes wobbled and tentativly made there way around, the KTM was full throttle exiting all crossed up sideways with a grinning idiot aboard .
 

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94 Land Rover Discovery 300TDI
98 Land Rover discovery 300TDI
2001 Land Rover Discovery TD5
1988 Range Rover classic Hybrid 3.5 EFI V8 (shortened chassis - series 3 body - 2 inch lift - 33 inch tyres amongst other things)
1998 Renault Clio auto
1988 Land Rover 90 (retrofitted 300 TDI engine)
1984 Ford Capri Laser 1.8? (Can't remember but sure it was called "2 litre")
 

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The 1988 landrover ...didnt happen to be roof hatch entry , fuel in a stainless tank in the short pickup bit ...bucket seats 5 points and cage ...and was painted BP green ....reg mark escapes me , it was my brothers and i know a yorkshire fella bought it from him .
 

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2002 Citroen Saxo 1.1 (Crap, but easy to chuck about. Engine needed replaced at 45k )
2002 Ford Mondeo tdci ghia estate auto (Too many issues to list, ended up scrapping due to injector problems - engine would randomly cut out above 60)
2008 Honda Accord Tourer cdti exec (2 years and coming up to 40k and all that's gone wrong is a seized rear caliper and blown boot struts. Best car yet. Two MOTs with no advisories is a record for me!)
 

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Go honda go

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My chequered past:
VW Polo - A wonderful 1984 model complete with vinyl roof. My first car when I was 17, would've been Feb '96 I think.
Sierra - mates dad died, I gave him a few quid for it :)
Honda Concerto - Uni car, 1.6 with twin carbs, not sure what previous owner had done but it was pretty quick. Had something like 180k when it started showing signs of abuse :D
Rover 620 SLi - Coz I couldn't afford an Accord :wacko:
Range of new Mercs as company cars. Didn't like any of them, but I worked for Merc so no choice :(
318is - Had loads of fun in this one, regret swapping it for...
...Mitsubishi Shogun 3.5 V6 - Coz I fancied one, didn't keep it long
Vans - Used works vans for a while
Alfa 156 - Got nicked by Leroy, a drug dealer in Liverpool (no joke), was recovered during a police raid. Was never the same and Alfa dealers are the worst ever.
Renault Laguna - Seriously, did 80k in three years without a blip, I bought it nearly new for 10k (20k list), ran it for work and picked up £500 a month for opting out of the company car scheme B)
Honda Accord tourer - v1
Honda Accord tourer - v2

The Mrs came with a Corsa, it was dreadful
Then got her a new i10, was a great little car, now has a new A3.
I own quite a few vans through my company so I use them.

Seriously thinking of getting a Legend to add to the garage.
 
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