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What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby ceevee369 » 28 May 2012, 19:02

Boys Toys on wheels and some say a car is a reflection of your personality - in regards to dating
The bigger the car - the smaller the ...

My own Schizophrenic class (1985 - 2012)

1. LADA 2107 :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: ( Costed more in repairs than purchase - scrap metal)
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2. Ford Escort III :thumbsup: (Johnny Car - spoiler, boombox - total loss in accident)
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3. Ford KA :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: (second hand - didn't kept the road and resulted in RIP for my first love)
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4. Opel Astra :thumbsup: (company - cruising with a huge Camel beast painted on it)
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5. Opel Astra Break :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (my first TD. Did 100.000 KM in 2 Years)
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6. Fiat Marea :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: (Piece of Italian sh** - more in repair than on the road)
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7. Lancia Zeta "bus" :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (THAT was fun on the back- a driving Motel / )
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8. Volkswagen Passat 2.0L :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Best car ever had. Build on Audi A6 platform- reliable, fast, quiet)
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9. Audi A4 break :thumbsup: (not impressed - sturdy driving behavior)
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10. Nissan X-Trail :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: ( first car in the Wan. Dreadful Airco, noisy - poeha)
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11. Honda CRV :thumbsup: (second in the Wan - 2.4 L - very nice fit for here)
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12. Mazda CX-9 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ( came with driver in Luzon - beasty car @ 3.7 L - returned to company)
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13. Toyota Yaris :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (funny little thing for TW which brings me from A to B with low consumption)
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby Super Hans » 28 May 2012, 19:13

Vauxhall Astra 2nd model. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Someone crashed into the back of it)
Austin Maestro :thumbsup: (Engine caught fire due to faulty wiring)
Vauxhall Belmont :thumbsup: (Scrapped)
White Ford Escort Van :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Sold it)
Vauxhall Astra 1st model :thumbsup: (Cam belt failure at speed)
Rover 216i :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Engine overheat. Fixed then sold)
Rover 800 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Gave to friend)
Vauxhall Frontera :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Left for far off lands. Also gave to friend)
Land Rover Defender :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Still going strong in family)
Jeep Wrangler :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Look out for me)
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby sulavaca » 28 May 2012, 19:28

Morris Marina :thumbsdown: (scrapped) (good riddance!)
Vauxhall Nova four door :thumbsup: (sold)
Mazda 121 :thumbsup: (sold)
Didn't own, but ran a Toyota Premio :thumbsup: (Still runs perfectly after 14 years)
Suzuki Solio (sold for more interior space)
Toyota Prius :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (Faultless, and the most reliable car I have ever known, bar none!)

Of course I've owned other cars through my business, but those don't really count as personal movers.
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby urodacus » 28 May 2012, 20:58

Ford Escort mark I: :thumbsup: :thumbsdown: My Mum taught me to drive on that, and 15 years later she gave it to me. She had never changed the oil in that time, and when I tried to the first time there was nearly nothing left but a black tar. But it still ran, although new oil merely revealed more faults and leaks, and it never made it past 90 km/h, even with much pushing.

ford Escort Mark II: :thumbsup: much better, my ex girlfriend stole it from me and sold it for either an ounce of pot or a gram of smack ( I only ever saw the police report of the sale)

Ford XP Falcon 176 Pursuit (the hot police engine!) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: A wallowy bag of 30 year old shit that still cruised at 160 kmh for a memorable 24 hour dash to and from the ski fields (with a full 8 hours skiing). Great memories, wide back seat was a bonus.

Big gap filled with Ducatis. Many of them, none of them trouble free but all fun.

Mazda RX7 FD3S, 1994 model. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsdown: Absolutely sorted engine, suspension, steering, exhaust, 350 HP. Unbeatable but unlivable: way too hot inside, impractical entry, doors three miles long (try that in small car parks), guzzled fuel and oil, hoses kept dying/splitting/popping off/mysteriously exploding. Never again, but glad I owned one.

BMW Z4 3.0. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Powerful, smart, gorgeous, comfortable, handles reasonably well, excellent gearbox steering is less than ideal road-feel wise due to electric assist but rock solid nonetheless, and pretty frugal (in comparison). Perfect, except for the small problem of carrying two bikes (tow bar hitch is available).
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby sulavaca » 28 May 2012, 21:28

urodacus wrote:BMW Z4 3.0. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Powerful, smart, gorgeous, comfortable, handles reasonably well, excellent gearbox steering is less than ideal road-feel wise due to electric assist but rock solid nonetheless, and pretty frugal (in comparison). Perfect, except for the small problem of carrying two bikes (tow bar hitch is available).


I'm not sure if you forgot to mention the stereo speakers. I rather like the Z4 for flat, non-undulating roads. It's fun without going too fast. I happen to think that the last model, was the best fun that BMW ever created.
That stereo though! My word! It's the worst stereo I've ever heard on any car that wasn't built in China. If I was forced to own a Z4, then I'd buy an iPod and a set of decent headphones. It literally has the smallest speakers I've ever seen fitted to a door panel in my life. And in a roadster for heaven's sakes. If I want three things in a roadster, then it's fun handling, cool looks, and a great stereo to play my favorite summer classics on. The Z4 then for me is like a gin and tonic without the bubbles. It still gets you drunk, but just doesn't taste right at all. It's only half as refreshing as it could be served!
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby finley » 28 May 2012, 21:54

ceevee369 wrote:The bigger the car - the smaller the ...

Hell yeah. That's why my first car was one of these. :cool:

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Really. It was a sort of orange-pink colour, IIRC.

My first real car, using the term in its loosest possible sense, was an Avenger (Chrysler badge), which popped its core plugs because I forgot to put antifreeze in it.

Ford Cortina IV, which I really liked. Can't remember what happened to it. Then it was bikes (proper ones) for a while after that.

Some sort of brown, British-made car. Can't remember what it was exactly. It skulked. It was vile. I eventually drove it to the scrapyard, where one of the front wheels fell off.

Honda Accord I, which my cousin set fire to while welding one of sills.

Ford Sierra, which I sold for 20 pounds just before coming to Taiwan. I still feel a bit guilty about taking that guy's 20 pounds.

Haven't had a car since then. Why bother in Taiwan?
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby urodacus » 28 May 2012, 22:25

sulavaca wrote:That stereo though! My word! It's the worst stereo I've ever heard on any car that wasn't built in China. If I was forced to own a Z4, then I'd buy an iPod and a set of decent headphones. It literally has the smallest speakers I've ever seen fitted to a door panel in my life. And in a roadster for heaven's sakes. If I want three things in a roadster, then it's fun handling, cool looks, and a great stereo to play my favorite summer classics on. The Z4 then for me is like a gin and tonic without the bubbles. It still gets you drunk, but just doesn't taste right at all. It's only half as refreshing as it could be served!


You've mentioned this before, but the stereo in mine is great!

They came in three grades, and I have the top system (apparently, it was second hand and the manual is in Japanese). Harman Kardon or something, with ten speakery things scattered around the car. Never taken the door ones out to look at them, so I can't really vouch for your observation.

The lowest end speaker system is supposedly nowhere near as good, though so maybe that's what you saw?

I agree, the top down needs a good sound system to really pump out that Black Sabbath while you're cruising the mountain roads. The car does quite like the twisties, but does not handle quite as well as the RX7 did, or even a Porsche. But it looks better at 80 kmh, and that's most of the time.
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby sulavaca » 28 May 2012, 22:33

Yes, even that one is a let down in my book.
Horses for courses though, and if you are happy with it, then that's what counts.
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby rk1951 » 28 May 2012, 22:57

So many cars from 16 to 33. I come from a car enthusiast family! These are just the cars that I had bought and sold myself or with my father.

First car....1951 GMC pickup truck (I still own it and will never sell it even if I live here forever)
1989 Porsche 928 (my dads, but I drove it all the time... he still owns it.)
1963 Plymouth Sport Fury (We still own it)
1996 Chevy Suburban (sold it)
1998 Nissan Maxima (sold it)
1966 VW Baja Bug (sold it, and now it lives in Japan)
1972 VW Baja Bug (sold it)
1979 lincoln limousine (sold it)
2000 VW Jetta (sold it)
1937 Plymouth coupe hot rod (We still own it)
1998 BMW 320i (junked it for a few bucks)
Last car.....1998 Subaru Sambar Mini Van (still own it and drive it all the time here in TW)
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Re: What was your first until last car you owned/ drove ?

Postby baberenglish » 29 May 2012, 08:40

Daddy's prize car-69 Charger. Sold it when the family got to kid number four. Worst thing he ever did. He still regrets it.
learned to drive on a mazda 626
first car-VW GTI-Best car to have in high school-learned how to monkey wrench a car. Drove this thing until 280K. WTF is with the exhaust pipes on a GTI. Had it four years and replaced the pipe four times!
1987 Acura Integra-dependable/parts are a bit pricey
1990 Mustang 5.0L-Chip and a few other dandies-380 HP-can't drive in the winter-too much torque. Fell into a bought of depression when I sold it.
1993 Ranger 4.0L 4x4-Does the job
1996 CBR 600-great starter bike
1998 900 Ninja-Suicide machine
1997 F-250 7.3L(V10) 4x4-invincible-take it anywhere, do anything. Built Ford tough-no bullshit. Spent a fortune on gas-worth every penny.
1998-FZ 150-starter bike in Taiwan
2000 Cefiro 3.0 -still got it-reliable, low maintenance, great for Taiwan.
Two scooters along the way.
Sad to say I am on the market looking for a new vehicle as the Cefiro is starting to mile out, looking at a (sigh) minivan. Never thought I would get one.
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