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Thread: Whats been your best car?

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    Have had a number of new Renaults and a couple of second hand ones - and never had any problem with them. Perhaps you were just unlucky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laguna2 View Post
    Have had a number of new Renaults and a couple of second hand ones - and never had any problem with them. Perhaps you were just unlucky!
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    My favourite is the one I have now - my Ford Focus ST (series 2 pre facelift - don't like the new 5 door one). It's 7 years old now and I've had it since new. It's more or less a toy now and only has 24k on the clock.

    Don't think it is as quick to 60 as my Renaultsport Megane was, but that rarely drove without lights flashing on the dashboard and the dealer network hadn't a clue how to fix it. Also the weight transfer in corners was appalling and the steering was numb. When it was in the garage for the "272nd time", they gave me an old Ford Ka and that had a much better steering feel.

    My other 'love' was my Renault 5GT Turbo, but that also had the typical Renault problems. Still like the look of some Renaults, but I'd never buy another

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    The best car l owed was a 1968 Dodge Charger with a fireball 6.8liter v8 with nitro bottles fitted it really flew

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    Quote Originally Posted by bounce View Post
    The best car l owed was a 1968 Dodge Charger with a fireball 6.8liter v8 with nitro bottles fitted it really flew
    Now, that is my kind of car. If you sort out the steering and the brakes and the ride......

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    There's a difference between best car and favourite car!! Favourites (owned by me) were MK2 Escorts, MK1 Fiesta XR2, Renault 19 16V, Peugeot 309 GTi & the Mazda we have now. The best ones were a 1990 Isuzu Trooper diesel, rough but fantastic and a Vectra SRi CDTi 150. The Vectra took some punishment over its time with us, it did let us down a couple of times but it was roomy, comfy, fast & economical. A good all round family car that could give a hot hatch a scare !! We've had loads of different stuff cars, vans, 4x4's and all of them had their annoyances and endearing features. The worst was probably a Triumph Dolomite 1500.
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    Ford Capri 2.6 RS left hand drive or the Lotus Cortina MK 1, its to close to choose.

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    Lotus would have the edge for me Dozy.

    Did have a friend who had a Vauxhall Viva with a Jack Brabham upgrade engine and it was ace at the time, and for me probably the only decent Vauxhall apart from the Cresta that company built.
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    My last six cars havent given me any bother . . Seat Toledo ...Fiesta mk 5... Fiesta mk 6... Focus mk2...vauxhall Astra sxi . Focus mk 2.5 ...in the six year s they spanned i only ever had to replace one rear shock on the fiesta mk 5 & four tyre s . two pairs fronts . so i guess all these have been my best cars.

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    mk1 golf ,,,,1300 driver ,,that car left load's standing at light's ,, fast wee car ,,,had bmw's n all ,,none come close 2 it ,,,

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    we had, back in 1970 a Volvo 122s looked like a small tank, went like a rocket, my jimny drinks to much fuel,needs a 6th gear isn't particularly comfortable, but has a great turning circle handy across the field & for some strange reason I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppett View Post
    Lotus would have the edge for me Dozy.Did have a friend who had a Vauxhall Viva with a Jack Brabham upgrade engine and it was ace at the time, and for me probably the only decent Vauxhall apart from the Cresta that company built.
    I had the Chevette HSR ,Christ it was fast but did squat on the bents and lift the inside wheel . Stiffing the rear shocks made it worse ,found out it was a pan hard rod mounting fault . Nice car but needed a hell of the lot of work to keep it happy .

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    well that's a pretty much difficult one to be answering as there are many rides which are one's heart favorites.

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    The car I liked the best was a HUMBER SUPER SNIPE which I bought in 1970 for only 30. It was Big, Luxurious and Thirsty for Petrol, but I loved it. I was very sad to see it go a few years later but I could no longer afford to run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    The car I liked the best was a HUMBER SUPER SNIPE which I bought in 1970 for only 30. It was Big, Luxurious and Thirsty for Petrol, but I loved it. I was very sad to see it go a few years later but I could no longer afford to run it.
    Remember the Snipe, nice motor. Caithness Constabulary had one and my Dad (who was a traffic cop at the time) said it was the worst traffic car he could imagine. Anyway, my favourite was a Mercedes 300CE pillarless coupe. Fast (ish), comfortable, lovely to drive and in my opinion a great looking car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bounce View Post
    The best car l owed was a 1968 Dodge Charger with a fireball 6.8liter v8 with nitro bottles fitted it really flew
    In 1972 I bought 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 six pack. I think is was a 383 cubic inch.... GT qualifiers and Air Shocks. Burn rubber in 1st, squeal in 2nd and 'chirp' in 3rd.. impressive but....Drum brakes that fade and burn, and the cornering was crazy.
    But it was my first North American car when I came to Canada in 1970.

    Growing up in the North of Scotland we had a 1962 Saab 96...3 cylinder 841cc, 2 stroke engine with free wheel. 4 gallons of petrol and pour in a quart of oil all in the same hole. Eric Carlson won the Monte Carlo with a similar car.

    Both were excellent cars but on opposite sides of the spectrum!

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