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Your Favourite Car

Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
edited March 2013 in The bottom bracket
Not necessarily the most expensive but one you had that had character.

I drove a maxi once - wipers wouldnt work, and the there was a real knack to using the choke (remember them) - the window had to be kept up with a peg.

Whats yours.
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  • SMAC19SMAC19 Posts: 31
    A mark 2 Escort RS2000...
    Bright yellow with a black vinyl roof...
    Mmmm niiiice
    Rose XEON CRS5000
  • nevmannevman Posts: 1,611
    A '64 VW Beetle.I counted 6 layers of paint on it,no wonder it wheezed uphill.Come to think of it....
    Whats the solution? Just pedal faster you baby.

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  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    edited February 2013
    What a topic.
    There are so many and for so many reasons but here goes.

    For summer weekend fun:

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    For summer lazy day:

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    For the kids:

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    Living MY dream.
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,770
    Triumph Spitfire. Great fun, even though it leaked when it rained and the heater wouldnt turn off.
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    My old mk1 Golf 1.8 GTi before TDV smashed it into a million bits.
  • snoopsmydoggsnoopsmydogg Posts: 1,110
    edited February 2013
    Yossie wrote:
    My old mk1 Golf 1.8 GTi before TDV smashed it into a million bits.

    I had a mk1 gti cabriolet and is probably one of my favourite cars I have owned until some [email protected] in a 5 series ran into the back of me and wrote it off
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    I love the new Vanquish - it's beautiful.

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  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    There is something very special about the Aston, now if only they could build a fast car they would have a breakthrough :)
    Living MY dream.
  • CrunchyToesCrunchyToes Posts: 2
    edited February 2016
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,625
    had a lotus elise s1 as an only car for two years & 60k miles and loved it, you couldn't lock it when it was cold as the lock would freeze.
  • nevman wrote:
    A '64 VW Beetle.I counted 6 layers of paint on it,no wonder it wheezed uphill.Come to think of it....

    Just saw your post!
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    VTech wrote:
    There is something very special about the Aston, now if only they could build a fast car they would have a breakthrough :)

    I can pretty much guarantee that the Aston would be faster than the Lambo on UK roads ;)

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  • YossieYossie Posts: 2,600
    Yossie wrote:
    My old mk1 Golf 1.8 GTi before TDV smashed it into a million bits.

    I had a mk1 gti cabriolet and is probably one of my favourite cars I have owned until some [email protected] in a 5 series ran into the back of me and wrote it off


    Agree 100% - have had shed loads of stuff since, friends have Evos and the such like but there is no way you can beat hoooooooning round in a Mk1. Sooo much fun and sooo not serious like and Evo etc. Still stupidly good looking as well.

    Also had a Civic 1.6 VTI - the 165 brake job, revved to 8,000 or something silly: went waaaaaahhhh everywhere and you drove it like a fool all the time but I still managed to fit a kitchen in the boot and half a gaden wall, Brilliant car until TDV smashed it up. Twice. Fantastic for hooning down through France in with a boot full of wine, cheese and salami on the way to the yacht.

    For some reason I really quite fancy an XR2 for a bit of old skool hooning........ Or a Pug 1.9 GTi. Now that would be cool. If you want something sensible buy an anorak ......
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    declan1 wrote:
    VTech wrote:
    There is something very special about the Aston, now if only they could build a fast car they would have a breakthrough :)

    I can pretty much guarantee that the Aston would be faster than the Lambo on UK roads ;)

    Not a chance. Not even close, Not in the same league.
    The aston is a thing of beauty, the lambo is a thing of brute power.
    Living MY dream.
  • Yossie wrote:

    For some reason I really quite fancy an XR2 for a bit of old skool hooning........ Or a Pug 1.9 GTi. Now that would be cool. If you want something sensible buy an anorak ......

    Always loved the mk1 xr2 and the pug is still one hell of a real world toy.

    One car ive never owned but still have a huge soft spot for is the mk1 escort mexico.
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    How about the Renault 5 turbo raider. A thing of beauty.
    In fact, loads of 80's cars were great looking.
    Living MY dream.
  • tetley10tetley10 Posts: 693
    Saw an old school xr2i on the road the other day. I pulled my motor alongside to give the driver a nod of appreciation, turns out to be an old woman driving it.
    I've got a Renault Clio sport 52 plate. I love it, still makes me smile when i give it a boot full.
  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    Pagani Zonda F

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    Although the new Huayra is pretty incredible too

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  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Although the new Huayra is pretty incredible too

    Oh yeah. Gotta love those flappy bits! :lol:

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  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    It has to be the four door beast...
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    Levi_501 wrote:
    It has to be the four door beast...

    Cosworth. The 80's brainchild.
    Fords answer to the GTE.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    80's Merc SL. I LOVE the one from Beverley Hills Cop

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    I think I'd take it in red.
  • fnb1fnb1 Posts: 591
    edited February 2013
    if it has to be one I have owned, can't decide between Carlton GSI 24v or my current V6 4x4 Superb Estate.

    If any car, locale would make a difference, but as it is 'dream car' the dream still has 2 in it, and is being able to live 'full time' in the Pyrenees with Citroen DS and a 911 of some sort on the drive, a wide selection of road bikes from Campag equiped C59 disc, and a Di2 Venge, through to my old 531 with various benchmark bikes in between, hanging from the wall in the garage for me and any visitors to play with. ah daydreaming now......just going to cruise down the hill to the village cafe for some coffee and pastry in my lady friend's white 230 Pagoda as she has just stepped dripping from her morning swim in the pool........
    fay ce que voudres
  • My old Mark 2 XR2, in faded red with pepperpot alloys. like driving a go-kart. Loved that car.
    I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast...
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    From the ones that I have owned - Toyota MR2 MK1.

    From the dream cars - Too many to choose from, none of which I know if they would be any good in the real world on normal roads.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
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    205 gti 1.9 sorrento green
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    Fiesta rs turbo.
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    mk 2 escort
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    The don of rally - delta hf intergrale
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    Pure steez - fastback
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    E type racing green
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    SLS
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    The integrate is one of the most amazing machines ever. If you ever get to drive one jump at the chance. It's life changing
    Living MY dream.
  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    VTech wrote:
    The integrate is one of the most amazing machines ever. If you ever get to drive one jump at the chance. It's life changing

    They're pretty rare to find in decent condition and expensive. I doubt i'll ever drive one but I can hope :D
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 2,008
    My old Alfa GT Cloverleaf - Badly made, nuts and bolts falling off everywhere and awkward but made me smile every time I looked at it.

    Would love an Integrale
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • byke68byke68 Posts: 1,070
    Used to have a Fiat Marea 1.6 for a while, comfy, easy to drive, engine never let me down once. Even had 2 straps in the boot for bottles of wine!
    Cannondale Trail 6 - censored brakes!
    Cannondale CAAD8
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