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    In the last 5 years since arriving here in NZ from Scotland I have owned...
    92 MR2 G limited - lovely car in silver/grey
    95 Subaru legacy - only owned it for a few months before it was stolen! Never really liked it though!
    96 Legnum - 2 litre V6 = auto with tip but very economical and never had to spend a cent on it. Nice in silver. Too low though!
    87 Ford courier flat deck ute with Mazda 2l petrol engine - very handy and held its value well (had to sell the legnum to fund trip back to Scotland).

    and now a 96 legnum vr4 - best of the bunch. It is surprising the number of owners of MR2's that have upgraded to the vr4 - both great cars to drive although the MR2 was definitely more economical - lol.

    Prior to that in Scotland - a 98 Seat Ibiza Cupra Sport GTI and a late model Escort. Always wanted a quick Sierra though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit
    Here's as many as I can remember - not all in order (Wayne may be able to spot any missing):

    1: Renault 5 - 1.0
    2: Ford Escort MkII - 1.3
    3: Ford Capri - 1.6
    4: Renault Fuego - 1.6
    5: MG Montego Turbo - 2.0 Turbo
    6/7/8/9: MG Montego (non Turbo) - 2.0 (silver,green,blue,black)
    10: BMW 318i - 1.8
    11: Audi 80 Sport - 2.0
    12: Mondeo MkI GLX - 2.0
    13: 6G Mitsy Galant GLX - 2.0
    14: Ford Granada Ghia - 2.8
    15: Honda Prelude - 2.2 Vtec
    16: Montego Estate - 2.0
    17: Mazda 626 GLX - 1.8
    18: Honda Accord - 1.8 Vtec
    19: Saab 900 - 2.0
    20: Saab 900 - 2.0 Turbo
    21: Jaguar X-Type Sport - 3.0 (still own)
    22: Galant VR4 (Trigger Mauve) - 2.5TT
    23: Galant VR4 (Black) - 2.5TT (still own)

    I still think I am missing a couple
    Bloody hell Pete. Did you own a car lot at some point.

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    1991 Galant VZS (2L dohc N/A 5speed)
    1991 Diamante (3L v6 auto)
    1998 Legnum 25ST (2.5L v6 Triptronic)
    1999 Legnum VR4 (2.5L twin turbo v6 5speed)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar
    Bloody hell Pete. Did you own a car lot at some point.
    Nah mate.....I just get bored with them easily and like to try different cars.....and this list didn't include the company cars I have had ! Oh, and don't forget I am old too !

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    Here is my list, in chronological order hopefully (exludes company cars).

    1. Triumph Herald
    2. Mini 850
    3. Mini Clubman
    4. Ford Anglia (x2)
    5. Hillman Hunter (?)
    6. Fiat Coupe
    7. Mini 1000
    8. MGB GT V8
    9. Triumph Stag
    10. Renault 5
    11. BMW 316
    12. Maxda RX7
    13. BMW 525E
    14. Vauxhall Astra GTE
    15. BMW 325
    16. Saab 900 Turbo
    17. BMW 325
    18. BMW 635 (x2)
    19. Porsche 911 Turbo
    20. BMW M5
    21. Lancia Integrale
    22. Suzuki Swift GTi
    23. Audi 90 Quattro (GTI Engineering conversion)
    24. Renault 5 Campus
    25. Renault 5 Turbo
    26. Ford Sierrra 4x4
    27. Audi Avant
    28. TVR V8 Coupe
    29. TVR 350
    30. TVR 390
    31. TVR V6 Coupe
    32. Ford Granada 4x4
    33. Ford Scorpio 4x4
    34. Toyota Celica 4x4
    35. Toyota Supra Turbo
    36. Mercedes 300D Estate
    37. Audi 80
    39 Audi 90 quattro
    40. Audi S3
    42. Audi TT (1.8 turbo)
    43 Audi TT V6
    44. Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 GDI

    Quite a few lasted only a few months (or less).

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    1. Mondeo Estate First car, and was primarily bought to carry my disco kit.
    2. Ford Fiesta - nice yellow and black two tone number, interim car as mondeo was written off.
    3. Toyota Carina II, fantastic car, loved it.
    4. 6G Galant.
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    1) Metro - 1989
    2) Ford Orion 1.6i Ghia -1990
    3) Brand new Citreon AX GT -1991
    4) Ford Escort mk2 1.6 in light blue - 1993
    5) Granda 2.8i ghia 1994
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambaud
    .... LOTS OF COOL CARS !!!!!!!.....

    NICE WORK SIR.. some real good un's there...

    1. 1972 Cortina Estate.
    2. talbot Avenger
    3. 1972 escort estate
    4. 1975 cortina
    5. 1978 transit
    6. opel manta 400 replica
    7. 1986 camaro iroc-z
    8. renault master
    9. 1985 cavalier estate
    10. 1990 transit
    11. 1992 jaguar sovereign xj6
    12. 2002 honda accord 2.0 se exec
    13. 1977 camaro
    14. legnum vr4


    might be 1 or 2 more... can't remember

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuey
    NICE WORK SIR.. some real good un's there...




    Thanks - but some real dogs too!

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    1978 Galant GSL
    1987 Galant Sigma
    1990 Galant GTi-16v
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    Datsun 1200 pickup
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    Have had quite a few company cars but will show the list of only of the ones I actually bought, and there are some strange choices!!

    1. Mini van with side windows and rear seat - was really Mum's but had it for a few months till I bought the next one
    2. Ford Corsair. Had this for years and loved it to bits. My parents hated it, as all my money used to go on it! Probably did well over 100,000miles in it and it was modded and rebuilt and modded and modded!! Eventually ended up with ye ole 3.0 V6 in it.
    3. Volvo 144s Big solid tank
    4. Volvo 144GLE, now this was nice, metallic, leather, fuel injection, alloys. Got written off when rolled three times near Cannock on yhe M6. Three of us in the car, my "mate" was driving. Every panel damaged and when it lept up in the air, it landed on the left corner above the windscreen and I was in the passenger seat. We all walked away from this and all I had was a broken collar bone. Hence..............................
    5. yep a Volvo 244GLE similar spec but the later model with the shovel front. Beautiful build, but rather slow
    6. Maxi 1750HLS. enough sais - well, I was buying a house!!
    7. Ambassador Vanden Plas. Totally under-rated car. Only thing that let it down was they still used the old BMC 4 sp box. Challenge? - yep!! Even Rover peeps at Longbridge were flabberghasted when the bonnet was opened and there was a Rover M16 with a 5 speed box sitting there!! That was probably the biggesst / hardest Mod I ever did. Was awesome to drive and one of the funniest moments was "p"ing off 2 BMW 5 series whe were themselves having a chase!!
    8. AUDI 90 quattro. This car did everything, towed the caravan, went abroad, raced at Combe etc. Has even made an appearance at a CVR4 meet. 21 years old when I sold it to a guy at work earlier this year (with some regret now)
    9. Galant 2.0 V6 GLS - very nice and quick incredibaly high revving but no torque below 3000. Hence not the best tow car I ever had!! Lovely looker but always fancied the 8G which came out not long after I got this.
    10. Here she is...............Galant2.5V6....................an d we all know what's happened to this one!! Had it nearly 6 years now and suspect it may well be around for sometime yet.
    11. Fiesta 1.25 Ghia. Well, what can I say? It gets me to work and back while the 8G keeps the miles off resting in my garage!! Smallest car I have ever owned (apart from Mum's Mini!). Ironically, this little shed holds my best time from here to Plymouth 8G eat your heart out!Just one of those traffic free journeys with a very high average speed. To be fair, not a bad car, but already suffers from a little wheel arch grot at the rear. - rust bucket!!

    So, for an ole git, not many cars, but I do tend to keep them a while (except the Maxi - six months!!) But of course there have been as many or more Co. cars such as Saabs, Rovers, Mitsu,s and all sorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit
    Here's as many as I can remember - not all in order (Wayne may be able to spot any missing):

    1: Renault 5 - 1.0 - White - first car, nearly rolled it on the first day I owned it
    2: Ford Escort MkII - 1.3 - Orange - mint condition, got stolen and written off
    3: Ford Capri - 1.6 - Beige - great fun, loved owning it, rebuilt after accident - hit someone up the ass at about 40mph
    4: Renault Fuego - 1.6 - Silver - my first quirky car, didn't last long as diff went
    5: MG Montego Turbo - 2.0 Turbo - brilliant car at the time and loved it, got stolen and used as a getaway car in a burglary and then written off in an accident during a police chase
    6/7/8/9: MG Montego (non Turbo) - 2.0 (silver,green,blue,black) - insurance premiums after (5) mean't a downgrade to non-turbo - loved these cars hence why I had four of them
    10: BMW 318i - 1.8 - Black - full body kit, leather interior, ss exhaust, new alloys - had several issues though so ended up selling it, also worried about it being stolen
    11: Audi 80 Sport - 2.0 - Silver - tank of a car, no PS, had oil pressure problem so traded it
    12: Mondeo MkI GLX - 2.0 - Black - decided to be sensible for a while
    13: 6G Mitsy Galant GLX - 2.0 - White - loved the car, only replaced one item in a year (a bulb), sold for deposit on new house
    14: Ford Granada Ghia - 2.8 - Black - used a gallon of fuel to start it but loved the car, great fun on motorway as people just pulled over to let you by as they thought it was an unmarked police car !
    15: Honda Prelude - 2.2 Vtec - Silver - awesome car, mint condition, sold to a 60yr old lady
    16: Montego Estate - 2.0 - Red - temporary work horse that leaked water through the sunroof
    17: Mazda 626 GLX - 1.8 - Silver - boring but reliable
    18: Honda Accord - 1.8 Vtec - Blue - left VW so bought as a temp runaround
    19: Saab 900 - 2.0 - Red - always fancied a Saab, but underpowered so sold after 2 weeks
    20: Saab 900 - 2.0 Turbo - Grey - great fun but terrible torque steer and Shaz hated it
    21: Jaguar X-Type Sport - 3.0 - Silver - (still own) - superb in every way !
    22: Galant VR4 (Trigger Mauve) - 2.5TT - sold to Kevin at AP......say no more !
    23: Galant VR4 (Black) - 2.5TT (still own)

    I still think I am missing a couple
    I think that's all of 'em mate

    Well done for remembering them all

    Think you had the silver non-turbo Montego before the white turbo one though ... I still remember how quick that turbo Montego was ... it was the first seriously quick car I had ever been in!
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    1. Dad's Sierra 2.0i(SOHC) Ghia
    2. VW Jetta TX
    3. Citroen BX GTi 16V (Don't underestimate these)
    4. Rover 216GSi
    5. Peugeot 405 Mi16 (First properly modifed car)
    6. SAAB 9000 Aero (Power, handling, comfort and economy all in one)
    7. Legnum VR-4 (after passing the Aero to the wife)
    8. SAAB 9000 Aero (reclaimed from the wife)
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    The cars I have owned:

    1) 98R Finesse Green Galant 2.0 GLS estate
    2) 01X Roanne Red Galant 2.4 GDI Elegance estate

    Sensing a theme here?

    Other cars I drove for significant periods:

    1) 972cc 12v 3-cylinder vauxhall corsa - learner car. No torque = good clutch control. The day after I passed my test, however, I started in:
    2) Mitsubishi Shogun 3.0 V6 LWB. Going straight from the corsa to this, I swore that never again would I drive something so bereft of torque and power as the corsa was.
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    1981 Mk1 golf GTi,
    escort diesel ( was doing a lot of miles at the time and it was free)
    Big bumper 1990 Mk2 golf Gti 8valve,
    '97 audi s6,
    around 4 or so 205 1.6gti's and a 1.9
    mitsubishi l200
    Transit
    '96 200sx @around 300bhp.
    '96 Legnum VR4
    bmw e30 325
    NSU RO80

    I still have the MK1, the transit, the beemer, the legnum and the NSU... although the only thing that runs at the moment is the transit!

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    Mid 90s: Red Fiat Panda 1000
    Late 90s: Dark Blue Vauxhall Corsa 1.?
    00s to present: Red Renault Clio 1.2
    2006: 2001 Galant Sport Estate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gowf
    NSU RO80
    Drool.............. Way ahead of it's time, shame the same couldn't be said of the rotor tips!

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    a) Mini 850 skimmed head, twin carbs went like stink (relatively)
    b) Mk2 Mini Cooper. Traded for a 3 piece suite when I got married
    c) Standard Mini 1000 - very boring
    d) MK1. 1275 Mini Cooper S Still got it, being professionally rebuilt at the moment.
    e) Datsun 260Z great car !!!
    f) Datsun 260Z 2 + 2 not so great, a real rot box.
    g) 2 litre Capri
    h) Fiat 127 Sport
    i) 2 litre Sierra
    j) Cavalier SRi Mk2 Brilliant car
    k) Volvo 740 Estate Turbo Intercooler. Cr@p handling
    l) PUG 405 Estate TD
    m) Galant V6-24 Great car, hence my next choice.
    n) VR4 Type S
    o) Mk2 Golf GTi in bits at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gowf
    I still have the MK1, the transit, the beemer, the legnum and the NSU... although the only thing that runs at the moment is the transit!
    nice !!!

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