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The "what you've owned" thread

Discussion in 'General Car Stuff or non-Zed Specific Stuff' started by GazHyde, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Inspired by comments in another thread, give us a list of what you've owned before... Everyone else seems to have a more exciting selection than me.

    My list is pretty poor, a collection of mediocrity until I got divorced and had enough money to start buying decent cars.

    Some of these won't make a lot of sense to our overseas visitors, but I'd still love to hear what you've all had no matter where you are.

    Vauxhall Astra 1.3 OHV Mk1 (my very first car)
    Ford Escort 1.3 Rio (dealer special edition)
    Rover 414si 16v
    Renault Laguna RT 1.8 16v (start of the Company Car phase)
    Vauxhall Astra 2.0 Sport MK2
    Volvo V40 1.8 (proof positive that Volvo do not make reliable cars)
    Honda CR-V 2.0 ES
    Ford Mondeo GHIA X TDCi 130 (start of the diesel phase)
    Ford Mondeo GHIA TDCI 130
    BMW 120d SE Auto (best company car ever)
    Land Rover Freelander 2.0 TD4 (back to running my own cars, and what a howler to start with)
    VW Bora 150 ST TDi (cracking car)
    1966 Series IIA 88" 2.25 petrol
    Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTi 150 (bus, with all the refinements of a bus made by Vauxhall)
    BMW 525d SE (start of the buying cars I wanted to own phase)
    BMW Z3 2.0
    MINI Cooper 1.6D (the most reliable and cheapest to run car I've ever owned)
    BMW Z4 3.0i Auto (damn that car was quick!)
    BMW Z3 2.2i Sport (my current car)
     
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  2. billz

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    Maestro
    Monteago
    Micra
    Cavalier 2.0
    Cortina Mk3 1.6
    Cortina Mk4 2.0 and 1.6
    Capri 2.0 and 1.6
    Escort 1.6 Mk1 and Mk2
    Mazda 626
    Escort XR3i x2
    Fiesta XR2 x2
    Sierra XR4
    Sierra 2.0 GSI
    Alfa Spider 2.0TS
    BMW 316 Compact
    Z3 3.0
    Z4 3.0
    Untold Company Cars
     
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  3. Aceman

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    Kawasaki AR50 (1st bike to get me on the road)
    Renault 5 1.3 GTL (1st car shared with my mum)
    Suzuki GS125 (University hack)
    Honda VF400 (got written of after 2 weeks ownership)
    Honda VF400 (went out and bought another one)
    Opel Kadett 1.3 mk2
    Peugeot 205Gti 1.6
    Suzuki Swift Gti (1st brand new car)
    Citroen ZX Volcane D (1st diesel)
    Suzuki Swift 1.0 (3cyl great little car)
    Ford Fiesta 1.6 Si (never again)
    Toyota Corolla 1.3 GS (back to new again)
    Seat Ibiza 1.9TDI Sport (bloody quick)
    Daewoo thingy for the wife best forgotten !
    Seat Altea 2.0TDI Sport (start of the family cars)
    Renault Scenic 1.9Dti Piveledge (family car again for the wife paving way for;)
    Smart ForTwo Brabus (good while it lasted but not for me after all, I then see the light !)
    Kia Carens (Wife's mobile that starting going wrong badly so go rid quick)
    Renault Grand Scenic 1.6 Priveldge (back to what we know and like)
    BMW Z3 2.8 (The start of the love affair)
    Jaguar S-Type R (The mistress !)
    BMW Z3M (Slapped myself for cheating on her)
    Renault Clio 1.1 (work hack)
    Seat Ibiza 1.9TDI Sport (Wife's cheap runabout)

    I think that's about it, quite a mixed bag really.
     
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  4. Woody100

    Woody100 Zorg Addict

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    Here is mine

    Ford Escort RS1800 mk1 (bit of a rust bucket first car my dad bought me home, wish I had it now!)

    Ford cortina 2.0 mk4

    Ford Capri mk 2 canary yellow !

    RS Turbo mk 3 (black one very rare as most were white)

    Sierra 2.0 ghia (sensible head car)

    XR3i

    Fiesta Diesel (first family car !)

    Fiat panda (don't ask !!!!)

    Vaughan Vectra 1.6

    Peugeot 306 estate

    Ford escort turbo diesel

    Then boring company cars for 15 years

    Then my first owned car when I left management 2005 was an old Mercedes 190E o how I loved that car only cost £500 !!!

    Then I bought a Z3 2.0 after looking at a SLK and not feeling the love

    Then sold that to make way for the Z3 I have today.
     
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  5. zedonist

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    MK 2 Escort 1.1 GL
    MK 2 Escort 1.6 Sport
    XR3i
    Peugeot 205 GTI
    MK 2 RS 1800 Rally Prepped
    RS Turbo (Escort)
    Peugeot 306 1.9 TDi (what an engine)
    Ford Focus TDCI Ghia
    Ford Focus TDCI Estate
    Peugeot 407 Touring
    Peugeot 407 Coupe
    VW Passat
    Nissan Qhasqai
    Volvo V50
    Ford Galaxy
    BMW Z3
    VW T5
    Looking for a E89 3.5i
     
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  6. t-tony

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    Mini TVL 9 ( wish I still owned that!)
    Morris 1100 ( it dissolved)
    Mini Traveller ( Woody slept 2 with ease! MG 1100 unit bloody quick)
    Mini Clubman Estate (shed but had large sunroof)
    Mini 1000 (3 yrs old - first car I borrowed money to buy)
    Mk 1 Capri ( 1600 GTXLR)
    Opel Manta(Orange and Auto?)
    Mk 1 Granada-Consul (V4 tranny engine bright green)
    Hillman Avenger(1300 2dr short white vinyl roof over maroon nice car)
    Chrysler Alpine S (1442cc absolutely blew my brothers MGB GT away)
    Chrysler Horizon
    Talbot Alpine
    Chrysler Avenger
    Talbot Solara
    Ford Sierra Estate 1800 4speed
    Volvo 240 Auto
    Mk 2 Granada 2.8 Ghia ( nice)
    Mk 3 escort 1.3 GL
    Mazda Eunos (sorry)
    Audi A4 Avant.
    VW Touareg 2.5 T5
    My Z3
    Probably more that I have forgotten due to very short term ownership, ie bought in the pub on Friday night and sold on Sunday dinner.(at the pub)
     
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  7. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    Here's mine
    Bsa bantam 175.
    Bsa c15. 250.
    Triumph bonni 650 .
    Velocette venom 500
    Honda cg 125 .
    Honda Cb 360 t
    Yammy sr 500
    Honda bentley 200
    Honda cb250 dream
    Honda cb 750
    Honda 750 cbx
    Reliant regal .no comment must av bin pi $$ ed
    Cars
    Ford anglia
    Austin A30 , complete with holes in floor, air con, lol
    Austin A55 cambridge. Two tone, green, cream.
    Mini van
    Austin 1100.
    Austin princess 1800
    vauxhall viva
    cortina mk 2 red
    Cortina mk 3 blue 1600
    Cortina mk3 green
    lada 1500 .
    Lada 1600 ...pi $$ ed again.
    Ford granada blue
    Rover sd1 2300
    Rover sd1 2300
    Rover 216
    Sierra 2.0 silver
    Sierra 2.0 blue
    Sietra 2.0 red
    Ford granada 2.0
    Fiesta 1.8 black fast as fook.
    Ford mondeo 1.8
    Ford probe 2.5
    Ford escort sh$tter skintat that time .lol
    Triumph 2.5
    Triumph 3.5 rover v8 , built by me
    Bmw 5 series
    Ford fusion 1.4 diesel
    Hyundai trajet
    Bmw 318 compact
    Bmw z3 .
    Bmw z4
    Bmw 330 loon.
    God ive got a good memory.
    Wonder how much ive spent on cars.lol
    M.
     
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  8. t-tony

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    I have to say most of mine were below bargain basement. Self employed years with 3 and later 2 kids and coping with loads of hardship.
     
  9. Daz3

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    Wow you guys are showing your age with all them cars you've owned :D
    My list isn't very big

    Fiat Cinquecento 899cc
    Suzuki Swift 1.3GLS
    Citroen Saxo VTR
    Renault 5 GT Turbo
    Fiat Bravo HGT
    VW Golf Gti MK3
    Z3 2.8 (Still own)
    Another Saxo VTR

    Also had a ZXR400 and a ZX6R I still own

    Mmmm maybe I am getting a bit old there's more than I thought there :)
     
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  10. hard top

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    Talbot Samba (for those of you who don't know what one is)
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    1966 SWB Land Rover (all ways had a hammer with me to hit the starter motor with)

    1982 Suzuki Jeep SJ40 (gear box fell off. But I did once pull a Range Rover out of trouble that was stuck on the beach) I had big sand tires.

    Stopped playing off road games.
    Mercedes 190D
    Mercedes 190E
    Mercedes CE220 C124 Coupe Mk II (this car was fully loaded metallic black with 19 inch alloys, the wife hated it, said I looked like a gigolo driving it, I loved it. The company I worked for would not let me visit customers with it)
    Mercedes C200D (the most under powered car I have ever driven. It was a larger heavy version of the 190D but with the same engine)
    BMW 318i x 2
    BMW 316i (one of the wife's cars, I won't go into the rest)
    Mercedes-Benz A 190 Avantgarde (this was for the wife. I was working abroad, thank god)
    Smart fortwo city coupe (as a run around when I was back home from work. Great fun in the snow due to very SWB. I blew the engine, turbo, every thing. New engine cost me Euro 2.300)
    Mercedes C220 Avantgarde fully loaded metallic diamond black (wife loved it, I found it boring and her too, so we got a divorce and I got rid of the Merc and bought the Z3)

    Can't be bothered to mention the company crap cars I have had.
     
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  11. MAURICE THE MARTIAN

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    I can rememberthe talbot samba.
    Glad I never owned one, lol.
    S
    Dont mention the lada's.
    M
     
  12. t-tony

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    Lada's were bad, but the thing they sold alongside were bloody awful. Any one remember TATA? These were the cream of the crap. I know I worked on them! Circa 1997. Now there's a story.
     
  13. hard top

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    TATA from Indian TATA steel that bought out Corus steel over here.
    Bunch of punkawallah's.......

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  14. t-tony

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    Unfortunately you're dead right Mike, but they had the spare cash at the time. They also own Corus steel at Scunthorpe , Lincs. Plus others. But even though they run a team in the Euro touring Cars they are still crap. Didn't Prince Phillip once say something looked like it had been wired by an Indian ?
     
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  15. oldcarman

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    At my age the list is just tooooo long! I have about thirty sitting on my driveway and back property right now from 1928- 2013. Some run some projects several European, several M-B, Volvo, tr7, Porsche 924, Austin mini and lots of American/ Canadian. Wouldn't even try to list all even though I'm sure I can remember 90% and would number well over 125. JIM
     
  16. zedonist

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    Ooh extreme car hoarder, you will be getting a visit off the two geezers from discovery soon =))
     
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  17. GazHyde

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    Nooooo. Reason enough to get rid of the cars BEFORE they come along...
     
  18. z3cade

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    Crx mk3
    Crx mk2
    Crx mk1
    Civic 1.8vti
    ( I liked my Hondas.. )

    Nissan 200sx s14a
    Vw bora tdi
    Z3 2.8
    Z3M

    Had a few sheds before these but can't be bothered to list them..
     
  19. stevie_a

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    My list isn't that big

    Vauxhall Chevette , and Ford Escort in the back ground., the chevette got scrapped the Escort
    got sold then got used in a bank robbery and i then got a visit from plod..

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    Next was a Vauxhall Astra 1.6 EXP

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    VW Golf C this car was quite new and mint, very boring , sold to sister

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    Toyota Corolla 1.6 16v Loved this car, sold it to get cash for wedding

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    BMW 316 2 door E30 full M kit G reg ( no photo )

    BMW 318i E 36 saloon H reg ( no Photo )

    BMW 318i E46 se saloon

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    Volvo S40 se lux ( still own )

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    Triumph TR7 dhc ( sold)

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    TR7 dhc bought with only 18,000 miles on it, still own now has 30,000 miles

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    Mazda MX 5 only owned it for 2 month ( horrible car )

    [​IMG]

    BMW Z3 ( still own )

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. ('_')Z3

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    I feel reading this that I obviously don't swap my cars very often :-(
    Mk2 fista 950 popular (fastest car I've ever done my commute in weirdly)
    Peugeot 205 gti 1.9 laser green (fastest car I got done by the police in, not weird)
    Vauxhall nova Antibes 1.2 (swapped to this before I lost my license)
    Fiesta 1.25 si (drank oil)
    Mondeo1.8 (family car)
    Z3 2.0 (love it, still got it)
    vw passat tdi 150 (best everyday car ever, never cost a penny other than tyres and stuff and 50+ mpg
    Seat Leon fr 170 now 200+ (utter c**p never buying anything from vw/seat/Audi again)

    All in all pretty dismal as car history goes. Maybe I should buy a Phoenix yellow z3m to compensate.
     

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