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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 21:44 
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I think I'm up to 7:
1.8 Mondeo
Ep3 civic type-r
Octavia rs
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36 for me.

https://www.beexcellenttoeachother.com/ ... ki#p931398

Those, plus a new Focus called "Fletch".

I'd forgotten the colossal numbers of absolute bangers you'd owned.

They were, of course, the best ones.

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My list is right up to date.

25 and counting.....

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1985 Vauxhall Cavalier automatic (sort of doesn't count, bought for £50, had no licence, tax, or insurance. Destroyed with a rock after a mental drinking and gambling bender.)

All cars from here on were after I'd passed my test and legal in all regards.

1989 MKII Golf GTi
1987 MKII Golf CL
1989 Honda Prelude
2001 Honda Accord SE Exec
200x SEAT Ibiza Cupra
1997 Jap import Honda Prelude Type-S
1996 (?) BMW 528i
200x Peugeot 106 1.5 Diesel
200x Ford Mondeo 2.5
1998 (?) Nissan 200SX
1985 Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 GLi ('mortgage car', i.e. fucking skint as just taken on mortgage and was all I could afford)
200x Citreon C5
1985 Renault 5 Turbo (at same time as C5)
2006 (?) Ford Focus C-Max
2002 (?) BMW 325i Cabrio (at same time as C-Max, I think.)
2007 (?) Subaru Impreza STi
2008 Citreon C6
2009 Honda Accord
2008 Honda Civic Type-R FN2
2006 Mercedes CLS 320
2010 Audi S4
2015 Honda Civic Type-R FK2
2017 Seat Leon FR
2015 Ford Focus ST-2
2019 Hyundai i30-N Fastback


Funny part is I remember nearly all of them.

I fucking loved that 200SX.

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I’ve not had many cars always kept them for ages or had them cruelly taken away from me...

Honda Concerto 1.5i
Mazda 323f 1.5 GXi
Honda Civic 1.6 vtec executive!
Seat Ibiza 1.4s
Mazda 323 1.6
Seat Ibiza 1.9 TDi Sport
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I’m pretty brand loyal looking at the list.

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This kind of order, some overlapped a lot, and some i'm not sure when I bought them.

MG B GT
Vauxhall nova 1.2 antibes
Toyota mr2 turbo
Mazda mx5 1.6 Eunos
BMW 520i
Honda NSX
TVR Cerbera 4.2
Volkswagen mk1 golf gti
BMW 530i SE Auto
Nissan Micra 1.0
Lexus LS400
Mazda mx5 1.8i
Porsche 944 Turbo
Jaguar xj6 3.2 gold
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6
BMW M5
Lexus LS400
BMW 735i
Jaguar XJR
Fiat 500 Abarth
BMW 7 Series 750i Sport
Lotus Evora S
Renault Clio Dci 80
Nissan Micra 1.3 something or other
Volkswagen UP! Move
Ford Puma 1.7
Subaru Outback 3.0Rn
BMW 520i SE
BMW 745i
Mazda MX5 Mk2.5 Sport


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This kind of order, some overlapped a lot, and some i'm not sure when I bought them.

MG B GT
Vauxhall nova 1.2 antibes
Toyota mr2 turbo
Mazda mx5 1.6 Eunos
BMW 520i
Honda NSX
TVR Cerbera 4.2
Volkswagen mk1 golf gti
BMW 530i SE Auto
Nissan Micra 1.0
Lexus LS400
Mazda mx5 1.8i
Porsche 944 Turbo
Jaguar xj6 3.2 gold
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6
BMW M5
Lexus LS400
BMW 735i
Jaguar XJR
Fiat 500 Abarth
BMW 7 Series 750i Sport
Lotus Evora S
Renault Clio Dci 80
Nissan Micra 1.3 something or other
Volkswagen UP! Move
Ford Puma 1.7
Subaru Outback 3.0Rn
BMW 520i SE
BMW 745i
Mazda MX5 Mk2.5 Sport

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Mr Chonks wrote:
Trooper wrote:
This kind of order, some overlapped a lot, and some i'm not sure when I bought them.

MG B GT
Vauxhall nova 1.2 antibes
Toyota mr2 turbo
Mazda mx5 1.6 Eunos
BMW 520i
Honda NSX
TVR Cerbera 4.2
Volkswagen mk1 golf gti
BMW 530i SE Auto
Nissan Micra 1.0
Lexus LS400
Mazda mx5 1.8i
Porsche 944 Turbo
Jaguar xj6 3.2 gold
Volkswagen Phaeton 3.2 V6
BMW M5
Lexus LS400
BMW 735i
Jaguar XJR
Fiat 500 Abarth
BMW 7 Series 750i Sport
Lotus Evora S
Renault Clio Dci 80
Nissan Micra 1.3 something or other
Volkswagen UP! Move
Ford Puma 1.7
Subaru Outback 3.0Rn
BMW 520i SE
BMW 745i
Mazda MX5 Mk2.5 Sport

Nodsnodsnodswtf


It's the Nissan micras, isn't it...


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It’s more the Clio DCI 80

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Mr Chonks wrote:
It’s more the Clio DCI 80


Ah, bought that for the ex, she wanted something cheap to run and reliable. Cheap it was, reliable it was not..


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Ford Sierra estate
Corsa b
Ford Capri
Ford Escort
Mitsubishi gallant
Mazda b2000
Yamaha 400 dirt bike thing
Ford Escort
Mgb GT Sebring
Subaru brat
Renault Clio
VW golf MK2
Toyota MR2 MK2 V2
Scimitar se5a
Scimitar se6
Skoda Octavia
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What was your Gallant like? Always liked the look of them.

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What was your Gallant like? Always liked the look of them.

Fucking shit.
I referred to it as the rover of Japan


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I always wanted a legnum vr4. And a mitsi 3000gt TT. And an nsx. And an FD rx7.


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My list - and this will be going back to about 1994/5 so 20+ years and I've done a lot of miles in most of these

Renault 19 (sold while it still worked)
Vauxhall Astra (failed MOT / scrapped)
Rover 200 (sold for parts)
Volvo 440 (traded in for ...)
Vauxhall Astra (LPG) (traded in for ...)
Citreon Picasso (LPG) (traded in for ...)
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What was your Gallant like? Always liked the look of them.

Fucking shit.
I referred to it as the rover of Japan

I've had three Rovers and loved each one.

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Grim... wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
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What was your Gallant like? Always liked the look of them.

Fucking shit.
I referred to it as the rover of Japan

I've had three Rovers and loved each one.


Ice mode on mine was the best add on to a car, ever.

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Zardoz wrote:
What was your Gallant like? Always liked the look of them.

Fucking shit.
I referred to it as the rover of Japan

:D Really? Was it an underpowered variant? Always thought they looked beastly, even the estates. Think it was the styling of the front end.

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Fiat Punto - ok, handled like a mattress
Mondeo ST 24 - great
Passat estate - great, it was a heap
Honda CR-V - great load lugger, otherwise horrible
Focus ST170 - still have this, it’s my work wagon. Good
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I always wanted a legnum vr4.

Go for it: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... on=at_cars

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Zardoz wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
What was your Gallant like? Always liked the look of them.

Fucking shit.
I referred to it as the rover of Japan

:D Really? Was it an underpowered variant? Always thought they looked beastly, even the estates. Think it was the styling of the front end.

Yeah they look awesome but it was miles under power, the build quality was shit, the design was shit, the gearbox was horrible in terms of feel. It was an estate.
Any engine that uses a balance shaft to compensate for an inherently unbalanced design can fuck off.
Put me off Mitsubishi's for life that did.


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Right, I'm not getting one then.

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Any engine that uses a balance shaft to compensate for an inherently unbalanced design can fuck off.
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Right, I'm not getting one then.

Well I feel a bit bad for putting you off now but I straight up didn't have a good time with my one.


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1987 VW Polo - epic car. Loved it to bits.
Some crap Peugeot 206 - hated it beyond belief. It was the first car I spent proper money on as well
BMW 316i - enjoyable if expensive to maintain for what it was. Got t-boned by some chav prick at a roundabout and then it was gone.
Ford Puma - amazing car, but clutch gave in so we dumped it
Volvo V40 - I do like estate cars. It died at 150k miles or so from dead engine syndrome.
Toyota Wish - as in "I wish I had another car".

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How do you get T-boned on a roundabout unless you pull out in front of someone?

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How do you get T-boned on a roundabout unless you pull out in front of someone?

I suppose they could just drive straight into the side of you if they were trying to straight line it?


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You get on at 6, leave at 12, someone recklessly comes on at 9 as your going past?

haha yes they were on the round about for 6 hours!

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Very slow, should have seen it coming.

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1986 Metro 1.3. I bought this before I had passed my test. Got a full MG set up for it (seats, belts, carpets, steering wheel, wheels etc etc) was a lovely little car. Sadly my friend's baby girl died so I ditched the lessons and sold the car.
1980s F150 5.7 V8. I had this for about a week, then the oil pump died. Problem was it has a brace in the way and you have to pull the whole fucking engine to repair it.
1992 Ford Taurus. Quite possibly the most unreliable car I owned (though that's not too hard given I had four total) It had the head gasket done on a recall before I got it. I repainted it, new starter, new exhaust, new brakes and then the wheel bearings went. Sold to my pa in law and three months later the tranny died.
1998 Hyundai Tiburon (the 2l one). Amazing car. Pretty much bomb proof, never breaking down once in the 3 years I had it. Well, it did, but each time it was my fault (air hoses coming apart and etc where I hadn't done them up enough). Other than that though I thrashed the absolute bejesus out of it and it never died.

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How do you get T-boned on a roundabout unless you pull out in front of someone?

I was already on the roundabout and they tried to enter the roundabout through the side of my car.

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Sold to my pa in law and three months later the tranny died.

Who did he leave the car to?

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How do you get T-boned on a roundabout unless you pull out in front of someone?

I was already on the roundabout and they tried to enter the roundabout through the side of my car.

Had you painted a roundabout on your car, Wile E Coyote style?

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I think they were just a fucking moron, tbh

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Puma hi5 tho

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Sold to my pa in law and three months later the tranny died.

Who did he leave the car to?


:DD

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Puma hi5 tho

Great cars and apparently becoming rare, there’s only a few thousand left if you want to tart it up and garage it...

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I will definitely be getting another Puma when we are back in the country... finding one without the wheel arch rot is probably getting harder though.

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Be aware they're getting expensive, too.

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White Rover metro. G reg. Loved it and so did the ladies!
Toyota corolla. L387 RTJ which I told people stood for Ross Taylor Jnr.
Swamp green Vauxhall cavalier.
Ford Mondeo. The best car.
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DBSnappa wrote:
Tyre pressure monitoring is shit. Buy a gauge, it’ll be more accurate.


Going back to this comment, what's wrong with TPMS?

I have checked the pressures of all four tyres about five times now, before, during, and after a drive - comparing what TPMS says as opposed to what a proper high quality tyre pressure gauge says, and TPMS is always within 1-2 PSI of what the gauge reads.

As such I conclude that TPMS works well and is a handy system, so I don't understand what's wrong with it.

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Hearthly wrote:
DBSnappa wrote:
Tyre pressure monitoring is shit. Buy a gauge, it’ll be more accurate.


Going back to this comment, what's wrong with TPMS?

I have checked the pressures of all four tyres about five times now, before, during, and after a drive - comparing what TPMS says as opposed to what a proper high quality tyre pressure gauge says, and TPMS is always within 1-2 PSI of what the gauge reads.

As such I conclude that TPMS works well and is a handy system, so I don't understand what's wrong with it.

Warning you of an impending flat it’s handy. Quite a few cars I’ve driven in the last 10 years (and I mean prosaic cars, not >£50k sports cars) are really susceptible to noticeable handling traits if the tyre pressure is out by even that little. Plus uneven tyre wear. You won’t need worry about this last part ;o)

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Hey here's a nice little quality of life thing on the i30. I'm not saying no other car does this, but I've never seen one that does.

Basically, whenever you do anything to the lights or the wipers, you get a graphic in the display to show what setting you're on.

For example with the wipers one can see that they're in 'AUTO - Speed 2', and then you change to Speed 3 and you get a graphic that shows 'AUTO - Speed 3', same idea with the lights.

It's a pleasant touch as it saves trying to look at the stalks to work out what setting something is on.

Screenshot is taken from Doug MeMuro's review of the Veloster N which has the same instrument cluster.

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Initial thoughts on the MX5

Everything works! Heated seats, electric windows, radio etc…. It’s been a fair old while since I’ve bought a car where everything actually works…

It drives really well, very tight, no weird noises, gear change is nice and solid, handling is very positive and predictable.
The sill repair is a very good job, so hopefully will last a while.
I’ve got receipts for the timing belt change 20k miles ago, and an LSD rebuild 30k ago.

The only issue is that the hood is obviously original and isn’t quite as taught as it used to be. It’s watertight but looks tired. If I keep the car long term I’ll look at getting it replaced, but it’s about £500 for a glass screen fitted for a mk2, so it seems a bit of a waste of money while it is still watertight!

All in all, very happy. I’ll get a service done as the last one was 2 years ago at 81k (car is currently on 88k), but other than that, all good.


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