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Old 02-05-2017   #31
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Re: Your cars from the past.

A true VAG fan then !! My vw Bora tdi high line was a nice. Apart from rusty front arches.
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A true VAG fan then !! My vw Bora tdi high line was a nice. Apart from rusty front arches.
Yeah love my vw's but the Fiats are definitely more fun to play with. There's been quite a few puntos in our family along with ducatos and one bravo
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Been driving since mid 80's after having bikes for a few years, untill I had a bad accident
First car was Lada had for 3 months
Lada which I had for 2 years
Brand new Lada which i had for 3 years

Company cars for 3 years a Focus then Mondeo

Back to reality with a Ford Escort for about a year

Bought a Nissan Sunny from market for £120, spent nothing on it, the locks did not work. Somebody hit me in a car park damaged my bumper. Insurance paid me out £150 and I got to keep the car which I sold for £30

Nissan Micra which i had for 6 years,
Daewoo Matiz for a few months

Renault Laguna which I had for 3 months. Great car but too thirsty for my liking.

Ford Ka for a couple of years

Fiat Panda for 6 years.

Suzuki Alto for 18 months

Back to Fiat Panda which I have had for 18 months

As I only drive about 4 miles to work, I simply need a small car so Panda fits the bill

Would love to own a bigger car, maybe once I retire
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my list :

renault 5
fiat punto sole 1.2
fiat 500 2 vers.
opel astra gtc 1.7 diesel
fiat 500 3 vers.
fiat panda 3 vers.(my parents)
fiat panda 3 vers.(my panda)
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Re: Your cars from the past.

Here's a list - I may have forgotten some machine from the last 50 years but I think there's a pattern:

Swallow-bodied Wolseley Hornet
Fiat 500A Topolino
LHD Fiat 600D
Fiat 600D (latterly with 850cc Giannini engine)
Fiat 1100
Fiat 500 Nuova (early short wheelbase, small engine!)
Fiat 500 Nuova (latterly with BMW 700 engine)
1936 Rover 14HP
Cox GTM (with 970 Cooper S engine)
Fiat 500 Nuova
Fiat 850 Sport Coupé
Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1600
Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1600
Fiat 124 Estate
Fiat 125 Special
Alfa Romeo GTV 2000
Lancia Fulvia Coupé Mk1
Fiat Panda Mk1
Fiat Panda 4x4 Mk2
Fiat Panda 4x4 Mk2
Alfa Romeo Alfasud
Alfa Romeo Alfasud (tuned)
Fiat 131 Mirafiori Sport (cams and carbs)
Fiat Ritmo Abarth 130TC (cams and carbs)
Fiat Uno Turbo ie (everything tuned, Barry Waterhouse engine)
Fiat 500C Topolino
Lancia Thema
Fiat Cinquecento Sporting
Fiat Panda Multijet Mk3
Fiat Panda 100HP
Fiat Panda 1.2 Mk3 - current
Fiat Panda TA 4x4 - current
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Here's a list - I may have forgotten some machine from the last 50 years but I think there's a pattern
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Come to think of it, I forgot a Fiat Seicento - the 899cc version - and - to make excuses - the second most forgettable car I've ever driven. Honour of most forgettable goes to a something-or-other Yaris that I had as a courtesy car a year ago.
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I started off with a 1959 Ford Consul back in late 1972. The car cost £25 and three of us clubbed in to buy it. I could never find 4th gear on the column gear change until I was told that it was a 3 speed gearbox ..

Austin 1800. Austin A40, Mk2 Cortina, Mk1 Escort, Mk2 escort..
Bedford CA van, 1947 Rover 12 HP, Rover P6s .. 2000s and 3500 V8s .. Austin Maxi, Vauxhall Viva ..Rover P4s .. Volvo 3 litre 960s .. couple of 4 litre jeeps

How about this for interesting old cars:
http://www.mathewsons.co.uk/auctions...es?view=datavw
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My cars
Mini 1275
Marina 1700 super
Mk2 1600 capri
Mk2 1600 capri
Starion twin turbo
Mk1 1300 auto capri
Mk2 3000 capri
Renault 14 ? I think
Panda 4x4
Rover sd1 3500
Triumph dolomite
Mk1 1600 capri
Ford fairmont 4.2
Suzuki jeep convertible
750 panda
Mk3 1600 capri
Mk2 2000s capri
Mk3 1600 capri calypso
Mk 3 1600 capri
Mk 2 3000 capri
Golf 1800 gl
Megane 1.6 convertible
Mx5 mk1
Bmw 3 series convertible
Panda 1.2 55 plate
Audi 2.8 cabriolet
Panda 1.2 11 plate
Mx5
Micra 1.2 i know sad
Panda 1.2 14 plate
Might have missed something but some good rides
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Re: Your cars from the past.

Cars I've owned, or at least insured in my name.

Skoda 120L Five x2 Mum's and Dad's, learned to drive in these.

Skoda Favorit 136 LXie+ Mother's old car, passed my test in it, thrashed it around Edinburgh and the Lothians for a year, then moved all my worldly goods to France, eventually scrapped, though I still have the engine.

Renault Super 5 1.6D, lost it on black ice my first proper winter in France, flipped end over end twice and finished upside-down in a ditch, not bad for ~30 MPH...

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 2.1TD Limited, offroad plaything, owned concurrently with several other vehicles, now in storage awaiting restoration.

Citroen AX 1.4D ****box. Suffered repeated head gasket failures, I drove it for 18 months needing to add a litre of water every 10 km. Never actually broke down, abused it mercilessly.

Renault Megane 1.9D rotbox. Bought to replace the AX, body flexed so badly that the front doors would pop open if cornered enthusiasticly, engine leaked oil and injection pump leaked diesel. Electronics were completely fubar. When the starter failed, we swapped the engine from my father's Clio, which "had had all the work done recently", water pump seized a month later and took the timing belt with it. Later discovered that dear old Dad had been involved in a hit-and-run and needed to make the Clio dissapear sharpish, charged us top whack for the engine too...

Volkswagen T3 1.6CT rescued from a field and restored into a day-van/camper. Now in storage, I never really got the "VW thing".

Toyota Corolla CE90 1.8D Bought for GF after she passed her test. Engine smoked a bit but just ran and ran. Eventually slid on ice and hit a telegraph post, though the rust was getting quite bad by then. Bought to last a few months, ended up doing 3.5 years.

Ford Transit AutoStar camper disaster. Bought when our house purchase fell through and I lost my job, we were going to travel around France working seasonal jobs, but the camper shell turned out to be completely rotten (wood) and I got a full-time job the week after we bought it. Half restored and sitting in storage awaiting a resurgence of enthusiasm to continue. Most expensive mistake.

Citroen Xantia Estate 2.1TD Bought in urgence to replace the Megane, had starship milage (400,000) and the suspension was shot, but it still pulled like a train. Bought for 600, sold a year later for 400 without so much as an oil change. We were glad to be rid of it at the time, but it was the cheapest year's motoring I've ever had.

Citroen Xantia 1.9TD gifted by my mother as spares for the estate above, shame that there was not a single common part between the two. Gave it to my mother-in-law who drove it for two years until it was written-off by a HGV while parked. Always seemed flat in comparison to the 2.1.

Alfa Romeo 145 1.9TD Bought to replace the Xantia estate and my daily driver for the past 3 years. Great car. Honestly can't see what I'd replace it with.

Citroen Evasion/Synergie 2.0HDI "pumpkin". Bought as we needed a van with the option of seats, constantly amazed at the amount of junk we manage to cram into it. Named "pumpkin" as, much like Cinderella's carriage, it can struggle to get home. More electrical problems than the Megane, and that's saying something...

Fiat Panda (169) 1.2 Class. GF's car, replaced the Toyota. Fun little thing to drive and a joy to work on.



Other cars I've driven for a significant length of time:

Citroen ZX 1.9TD (Dad's) Drives well, but not very exciting, passive rear steering always made me feel a bit queasy on the twisty bits. Horrible seats kill your back, seriously, worst seats in any car I've driven.

Renault 21 Estate 2.0 petrol. (Grandfather/Dad) Vast, fast and comfy, fuel gauge would drop almost as fast as the revs rose. Suffered typical Renault reliability.

Nissan Micra 1.4 petrol (Mum), bubble shape, the one that's a Clio underneath. Nippy, but lacked the sparkle the Fiat has. Impressive amount of rust for a car build post 2000...

Peugeot 1007 HDI (work), strange. Turning off the ESP was enlightening, but not reccomended. Strongest memories of this are trying to sleep across the front seats (no rear seat and cargo bulkhead stops fronts reclining) in an underground carpark and being driven across Paris, through the centre, in the rush hour, in 20 minutes, by my boss. To achieve this, you have to: a) be an amateur rally driver. b) consider cycle lanes, foot paths and pedestrian crossings as viable alternatives to roads. c) be driving a company car...

Ford Transit 2006ish (work) comfy for the driver, not so much for the passengers. Had to swerve to avoid an unlit parked/crashed van on a Parisian motorway sliproad at 2am, thank Henry for ESP...


That's all the memorable ones, though there are plenty more, especially work stuff.
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That's quite a list Steve - you are a bit of a glutton for punishment aren't you?! And you have a lot of cars in storage by the looks of things.... :-)
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Hi all,

List as follows:-

Mk1 escort 2 door with 1300e engine transplant
Ford Orion 1.6i in red, great car
Renault 5 GT Turbo - flying machine
Mk1 Panda 4x4
Mk1 Panda 4x4 Sisley
Suzuki Vitara MK1 4x4
Range Rover 3.9efi Westminster grey - nice car but bits fell of each week!
Ford Mondeo Est 1.8 TD
Mini ( rebuilt from ground up)
VW Passat Est 1.9TDi
Vauxhall Montere 3.2
VW Passat Est 1.9TDi
Robin Hood 2b kit car with Ford 2.0 twin cam built from scratch
Audi A4 Quattro 1.9TDi Est
Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8TD
BMW 330 Est Msport
BMW 318 Est Msport
BMW 330 Saloon Msport
Mitsubishi Shogun 3.5 GDi
Fiat Panda Mk2 4x4 still got it now my daughters
BMW 320 Est
Vauxhall Insignia Est
Volvo XC70 AWD
BMW 520 Est Msport
Fiat Panda Cross TA


On reflection some cars I wish I could have kept.
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That's quite a list Steve - you are a bit of a glutton for punishment aren't you?! And you have a lot of cars in storage by the looks of things.... :-)
I have the benefit of owning a barn, sadly it's an hour's drive from my house, so not easy to work on cars in storage there, but one day...

I'm not very good at selling cars.

As for the rest, that's the joys of motoring on a budget while living in the middle of nowhere
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New to the Fiat forum and new to post so be gentle Here are the cars Ive owned and loved.
1. 76 Audi 100 ls automatic with a/c, 76 Audi 100 ls
2. 76 Audi Fox Gti
3. 74 Vw super beetle
4. 76 Audi fox
5. 80 Audi 4000
6. Audi 500 Turbo
7. 76 BME 2002
8. 80 BMW 325i
9. 89 BMW 325ix
10. 72 Mercedes Benz 280 sel 4.5
11. 75 Mercedes Benz 280 sel
12. 80 Mercedes Benz 300d
13. 85 Mercedes Benz 300 turbo diesel
14. 91 Mercedes Bens 420 sel
15. 62 VW Beetle
16. 79 VW Westphalia Camper
17. 74 VW Type 4 412 automatic with A/C still owns this one back home.
18. 79 Peugeot 504 automatic with A/C still have this one back home.
19. 74 Citroen DS pallas, work in progress...slowly
20. 06 Citroen C6 currently have
21. 04 Asia Towner SDX currently have but want to sell
22. 04 Fiat panda 160 automatic with sunroofs, I currently currently.

I would triad my eye teeth for a 87 Fiat X1/9 this is my dream car but tell then I got my Panda 169 which I love also.
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Quote Originally Posted by Eds Panda View Post
New to the Fiat forum and new to post so be gentle Here are the cars Ive owned and loved.
1. 76 Audi 100 ls automatic with a/c, 76 Audi 100 ls
2. 76 Audi Fox Gti
3. 74 Vw super beetle
4. 76 Audi fox
5. 80 Audi 4000
6. Audi 500 Turbo
7. 76 BME 2002
8. 80 BMW 325i
9. 89 BMW 325ix
10. 72 Mercedes Benz 280 sel 4.5
11. 75 Mercedes Benz 280 sel
12. 80 Mercedes Benz 300d
13. 85 Mercedes Benz 300 turbo diesel
14. 91 Mercedes Bens 420 sel
15. 62 VW Beetle
16. 79 VW Westphalia Camper
17. 74 VW Type 4 412 automatic with A/C still owns this one back home.
18. 79 Peugeot 504 automatic with A/C still have this one back home.
19. 74 Citroen DS pallas, work in progress...slowly
20. 06 Citroen C6 currently have
21. 04 Asia Towner SDX currently have but want to sell
22. 04 Fiat panda 160 automatic with sunroofs, I currently currently.

I would triad my eye teeth for a 87 Fiat X1/9 this is my dream car but tell then I got my Panda 169 which I love also.
That's quite an illustrious history!
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