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Thread: Whats been your best car?

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    My favourite car we've had was our vectra sri. Such a cool car to drive and she was so nippy. Traded her in for an omege estate as it had really dangerous wiring and if it had caught fire we'd never have got ourselves and our son out in time. Dodgy wiring done by previous owner! Apart from that i would really love to have another vectra sri. Perhaps even the gsi. I love vectras though lol.

    Our best car so far has been our landrover discovery. She's a little thirsty but i love driving her. I don't think i could go back to a normal sized car now. I love the height and the space. Despite the recent repairs and problems i am pleased my partner talked me into agreeing to buying one. Saying that even if i had objected he would've still bought it Taken a few months to appreciate the disco and to enjoy driving her and now its normally myself behind the wheel, not my partner lol.

    I also really like the rover vitesse. My partner had one for about 5 months or less, can't mind now. Loved the shape and would love to own one, one day.

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    A very difficult question. It usually is the latest, but for me, the most fun we ever had in cars was a period of about 10 years when we were involved with the TR Register and we had a series of TR5, TR6, TR7 TR7 Sprint and a couple of V8s. All the summers were devoted to club events and we made loads of good friends and generally had a great time.

    Another period, we bought 2 Merc 500SECs and did the rockstar (drugdealer) thing for a while. They are awesome cars, the height of luxury but also very competent fast GT cars.

    I think on reflection, the nicest car to drive was a Series 3 Daimler Sovereign. Quite simply the best riding car there has ever been.

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    Got to be my Defender but the can I have loved the most (and had the most of) is the Ibiza Cupra R - class car!!!!

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    I've had quite a few nippy cars, all of them favourites at the time. Honda Z600, Suzuki SC100 GX, Honda Beat. OH has just bought a Suzuki Cappuccino, so I think that is going to be another favourite (if I ever get to drive it!) But my all time favourite has got to be my Mk3 MG Midget, owned for 22 years. Still have her, and she's a joy to drive! She has taken us on holiday to Ireland, done John O'Groats to Land's End, and several long haul holidays in the UK. I've pledged with the MGOC to keep her forever. Now that's got to be the highest accolade a car can get!
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    Ill let you know when i find it!!

    in the 3 years since passing my test ive had 6 cars!!!
    first - a Zafira 1.6 that a relative turned into a hood ornement on a lorry, second - another Zafy that left me due to ex's finances, third - (found as quick replacement) was a wee rover 1.2 that developed a limp and had to be put down, forth - Fiat Ulysee with rusty bottom, also put to sleep, fith - Mondeo with iffy breaks/suspension/abs, traded in for current car - Skoda felicia that sofar is proving the most reliable.

    of them all i cant say i have a favorite, i liked my Zafys, and would happily take one again, i prefer the bigger mpvs (with 5 kids to taxi about they are more practical anyway) the mondeo was nice to drive, for all its issues it had a sound economic engine. getting used to the the wee skoda was hard ( i miss my power steering!!) but its certainly proving itself for now.


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    We've had a number of Skodas over the years, and all have proved to be very reliable, and economic on fuel.
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    My own favorite is the Sabura, but recently have gone over to the Jeep Cherokee, by far the best by anyone's standard, in saying that you cannot beat a good landrover.

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    Any of the 3 litre capri's or the 2.8's i had ,great fun and happy days also a few morris minor vans and pick-ups .

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    Good one......must be the white Escort Harrier I had back in the late 80's real head turner back in the day, easy to work on (simple mechanics). Unfortunately it was stolen back in 1990 and never seen again, can still remember the day she went like my heart had been tore out.

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    Mk 1 RS 2000 - light blue with dark blue decals. Oh I loved that car and now, of course, wish I still had it!

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    My favourite was my bright red 1981 Lancia Delta.

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    My last car my Mondeo SI was a cracking car and a joy to drive. Love the old vectras had a few of them pity they werent reliable!!! Also had a scenic which was the comfiest car weve ever had but typical french electrical problems put paid to that!!!
    Worst car by far was a proton, absolutely rubbish car even though it had a mitsubushi engine, it was sluggish, poorly equipped and an ugly thing!!!
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    It has to be my Octavia 1.9TD the other day the trip computer had the fuel consumption down to 80mpg, have had it six years and it has only been to garage for servicing and MOT, I almost wish it would give trouble so I can change it for a newer model, but that might be the worst move I could make.

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    my partner and i have had quite alot of cars....

    toyota celica
    subaru impreza
    jaguar x type
    bmw 325
    bmw X3
    Porshce cayenne
    ford focus
    ford fiesta
    mitsubishi evo 8 FQ 300
    audi rs4
    audi Q7
    and now a mercedes C63 AMG

    (those are just the ones of the top of my head! partner is a car fanatic and averages a car a year sometimes more if he doesnt like it )

    now my favourite out the lot without doubt was the rs4. i adored it, from looks, sound, handling and general comfort to drive!
    was also an excellent family car with plenty space and a big boot, but still having the power to enjoy too.

    my oh however swears his new mercedes C63 AMG is the best thing since sliced bread lol
    i find it a bit hard on the suspension and too easy to put your foot down in!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by annemarie482 View Post
    my partner and i have had quite alot of cars....

    toyota celica
    subaru impreza
    jaguar x type
    bmw 325
    bmw X3
    Porshce cayenne
    ford focus
    ford fiesta
    mitsubishi evo 8 FQ 300
    audi rs4
    audi Q7
    and now a mercedes C63 AMG

    (those are just the ones of the top of my head! partner is a car fanatic and averages a car a year sometimes more if he doesnt like it )

    now my favourite out the lot without doubt was the rs4. i adored it, from looks, sound, handling and general comfort to drive!
    was also an excellent family car with plenty space and a big boot, but still having the power to enjoy too.

    my oh however swears his new mercedes C63 AMG is the best thing since sliced bread lol
    i find it a bit hard on the suspension and too easy to put your foot down in!!
    I'd go with any of those apart from the Cayenne. You'd have to be some kind of sociopath knowing everybody hates 4x4 drivers and everybody hates Porsche drivers.

    ADVERT. When you have more money than sense.......and a Range Rover is just too cheap.
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    just came across this thread again and LOL ducati!

    my new favourite car, is my new car a ford focus rs so much fun to drive, so easy to drive!
    handles/grips the corners beautifully, comfortable to drive, plenty oomph for overtaking and suprisingly easy on the fuel! love it.
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    Mine has to be my orange 3 wheeler bond bug!!!!

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    Orange Alfa Romeo Alfasud, the orange blossom special CB handle great drivers car, became a bonnet ornament for a Schweppes lorry on the wrong side of country road.

    Old hand painted black Standard 10 was fun to drive also :-) young lad slid his dads car into it on a bend back road to Aboyne.

    Pale blue old style beetle tiny battery was a hoot driving over the Devil's Elbow from Perth to Banchory. Blooming freezing driving with a torch out window to find side of road in the fog !
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    My Renault Laguna 2 Privelege ....... loved that car!
    Everyone's a critic ...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by laguna2 View Post
    My Renault Laguna 2 Privelege ....... loved that car!
    I had a Laguna. It was the very worst car we've ever owned. We called it the pile of poo

    I'm sure yours was very nice though.

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