First Car: 1972 Datsun 120Y Sunny in Smurf blue
Favorite Car: 1972 BMW 2002 Tii which I had fully restored
Worst Car: 1988 Honda CRX 1.5x which made me feel like a hairdresser
Current Car: 1987 BMW M3 Evo I (New Zealand) and 2004 BMW X3 Sport (England)
Living Room: Samsung 40C7000; Oppo BDP-103EU; Onkyo SR308; Apple TV3; Airport Express; Sky HD+; Jamo A102 HSC5; Naim Nait 5i-2; Neat Iotas; Chord / Wireworld / QED / TCI interconnects and speaker wire; Harmony 550 universal remote; Tacima mains conditioner Portable: Shuffle (1G); iPad (1G); iPad Minil FiiO E1; AKG450; Grado SR60i; Sennheiser CX300II; custom Ultimate Ears Car: iPod Classic 120GB
Worst Car: 1996 Alfa Romeo 156 1.7ti in red. Looked nice but soooooo unreliable, worse than the Lotus Elan
Alfa Romeo owners have two happy days with them, the DAY they buy them and the DAY thet sell them...
Not so. Love my Alfa 156 Sportwagon. Had it since 2007 and has not let me down once mechanically. The only foible is it eats light bulbs.
I think you can give Alfa Romeo a Call and your Alfa will became a case study...
Or have you ever seen a Alfa on the back of a breakdown lorry? or parked alongside the road with its bonnet up? I've been driving since 1981 and I can't recall seeing any.
Although I know someone with a GTV and he's spent nearly almost the cost of the car on repairs to the suspension. But, yet again, nothing spent on engine.
Two mums I chat with at the school have exact model as mine (2001 & 2002 Sportwagon) never had a problem....
In the 6 years I've owned it I've spent, apart from servcing, two batteries, bin full of light bulbs and new rev counter (the old one for some strange reason kept blowing the rear stop light bulbs).
Purchased the car with 60k on the clock and now it has 108k and the engine still sounds tight as a drum.
I rest my case your honour.
Amp: Leema Pulse; Source: Naim CD5i-2, Denon 260MKII, Pro-ject XP I; Speakers: PMC TB2i
Formerly known as plastic penguin
My first car and worst car was a 1966 Reliant Regal 3 weeler which was not in good condition it made Del boys look good
Favorite car until now was a 2ltr Avensis Sr which I had for 10 years and loved it
Current cars 2012 Toyota Auris 2012 3ltr Jaguar XFS Portfolio only picked up the Jag on friday
How the F... can your fav car be a Toyota Avensis. It's s Toyota for god's sake.
The question is your favourite car *that you've owned*.
So, why'd you sell the Ferrari then?
Where in the first post does it say "cars you have owned"?
The clue's in the title: *YOUR* car history.
No signature worth mentioning...
I always wanted a little Spifire (or MG) back in the day.
Try a Jag.
Purchased the spitfire before passing my test, needed a little TLC but I actually made a profit when I sold it.
AV System - Panasonic 42VT30 ¦ MA Apex 5.1- 4xA10 1xA40+ AW-12 Sub ¦ Van Damme UP LCOFC Speaker Cable ¦ Pioneer SC-LX85 ¦ OPPO 95 ¦ Mark Grant G1500HD Precision audio cable ¦ Sky+ HD(1TB) ¦ Chord Active HDMI ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Belkin PF50 mains conditioner.
Bedroom - Sony KDL-40W2000 + Archos 7 streaming from Windows Home Server 2011, Altec Lansing inAir 5000.
Dining Room - Sonos S5.
Music - HP Proliant Server running WHS 2011 ¦ streaming FLAC to Sonos ZP90 and OPPO 95 via SC-LX85.
Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.
Controlled by – iPad2 and Harmony 1100.
First car: Triumph Herald 13/60 (196
Worst car: Lotus Elan 2+2. Darn thing caught fire less than two months after I rebuilt the engine. Nicknamed it "The plastic pig".
Pride + Joy car: Triumph Dolly Sprint.
Best all-rounder: Audi 80 Sport 2.0 (limited edition)
Most fun/current car: Alfa 156 Sportwagon.
First Car: '79 Mini 95 (Van)
Favorite Car: Probably my Mini Pick-up
Worst Car: '82 Cortina Crusader
Current Cars: '81 Mini 95 (Pickup), '00 Mini Cooper Sportspack, '06 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT
First Car: Ford Mark V Cortina
Favorite Car: Jaguar XKR
Worst Car: Ford Sierra
Current Car: Jaguar XKR
Current Cars: '81 Mini 95 (Pickup), '00 Mini Cooper Sportspack,
You weren't in North Devon yesterday by any chance?
Wow, flashback! We had an Estate one of them in red and gold from new, GTW 53Y, got a bit freaky when an identical one with the plate GTW 153Y started following my mum around...
Here we go:
Ford Taunus 20M V6 loved IT, plenty of space, 6 seats...
It's a hybrid between a Cortina, Corsair and a Zephyr.
First car: Suzuki SA310GL (1984) B405UTM, Metallic green, 3-cyl one litre engine, 50mpg all day long, weighed nothing, drifted through corners beautifully, 5 speed box and best of all (for a young geek) fully digital dashboard, I thought I was Knight Rider! Had weak big ends though and the engine seized after a couple of years.
Worst car: K-reg Renault Clio 1.8RT, should have been great, a 1.8 in a tinbox like that, it did go well but I think there was a mixture problem or something as it struggled to do 200 miles on a tank (no good for me I was doing that every day!), failed its first MoT with a shot steering rack, I wondered why the wheel moved so far before anything happened... the Mk 3 Astra 2.0SRi wasn't great though, the Mk2 1.8 Astra SRi was much better, at least until it got nicked that is...
Pride + Joy car: Series 1 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus, I WILL get this running for next summer, definitely!
Best all-rounder: Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SR, my second car, I lived and died in it, first introduction to anything remotely resembling power (and it was only remotely resembling it), had room for the golf clubs and was my best hi-fi for years (I spent more on the stereo in that that I did on my home system), it let me down once when it blew the head gasket but other than that I couldn't kill it, I eventually sold it to a young lad that didn't know which way round to wear his cap with over 175,000 miles on the clock, I still regret it now ten years later.
Current car(s ): SAAB 9-3 TTiD4 160 Turbo Edition (the daily drive), the Sunbeam Lotus, 1993 Mercedes-Benz 220CE coupe (just needs a new alternator), another Suzuki SA310GL (basket case but I had to have it!).
Mine was Blue and Silver and made driving 'interesting'.
The brakes were either off or locked up, it would eat void bushes on a monthly basis (even replaced the radius arms and fitted uprated poly bushes, but made no difference) so spent its life wallowing along the road.
It would never ever start first thing in the mornings. I'd have to go out 30 mins before i had to leave, attempt to start it, give up then go back 30 mins later, at which point it would start first turn of the key and be fine for the rest of the day
First Car: 1975 850cc mini in prison spec (no carpet, pump action window washer, no air vents, drum brakes all round and the heater barely worked in the winter). Bought it for £160 and my mates used to say it was sponsored by Dulux as there was at least 20 different shades of antique gold paint on the car. My stereo cost more than the car, and I did upgrade the wafer thin wheels with some 6x10 Mamba racing alloys that my dad bought 2nd hand of a mate who used to race minis. Slow as hell but used to really handle on the twisty stuff with the Mambas and sticky rubber.
Favorite Car: Tough one this as its very close between the mini and my old E36 BMW with AC Schnietzer bits (body kit, wheels, lowered suspension, exhaust system, mirrors and it was superchipped). Mini was slow as hell but had real character and was fun to drive, god knows how many scraped knuckles I had trying to remove that flippin bottom radiator hose though. Used to spend a fair amount of time repairing it or fixing rust but at least parts were dirt cheap.
BMW again pretty slow but used to stick to the road like no mans buisness (235 tyres helped though), use to really embarass alot of top end sports cars on the twisty stuff. Reliable and again fun to drive, smoothed out most of the bumps and made a good noise when you gave it the beans. But I think the mini would take it, just with my rose tinted specs on. If I ever had the money I would love to get a tuned up flip front mini, a proper one not one of those front wheel drive BMW's.
Worst Car: Reno 19 16V, nippy and fun to drive as it was lowered but spent as much time in the garage as I did driving it. The only thing I didn't change on it was the gearbox. I swore never again to own another Reno.
Current Car: Mondeo (155bhp diesel)
You won't like this then, this is a friend of mine, built himself a 1600 VTEC powered mini with a flip front (needed it, there wasn't room for the engine otherwise). Took it to the Filleigh car show and entered the "hillclimb" (it isn't really a hillclimb, more of a there and back sprint):
Nop, it was a production car from 1969, the Taunus Line was produced in Germany, it was German Ford.
My father had a Zephyr Zodiac, fish tail, lovely car back then and rare in Portugal as well.
If the favourit car is supposed to be owned by us, then:
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