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    My Car List:

    1979 Vauxhall Chevette
    F plate mk 2 Ford Fiesta
    H plate mk 3 Ford Escort
    M plate mk 3 Ford Fiesta
    P Plate Ford Probe
    N Plate Ford Probe
    P Plate mk 5 Ford Escort
    2002 Merc SLK

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    Passed driving test in 2008

    First Car : 1997 Honda Civic 1.4L petrol
    Second Car : 1999 Nissan Almerra 1.4L Petrol
    Third Car ( Current ) : 2001 Honda Civic Exec II 1.6L petrol

    Just don't have the money for new cars - if only, the Honda Civic Type S or R ( newer shape ) look pretty good Although doubt for a second I would be able to afford fuel or insurance with it being a 1.8 L petrol or a 2.2 L diesel. Even if I could I just don't have £4,000 plus up front.
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    Having owned a few "classic" cars ... Mk4 Cortina, Rover SDI, Jag 4.2 XJ6, 3.5 V8 Range Rover, Land Rover Lightwieght (witha V6 Ford engine in it) etc etc.

    I now have a 99 Mondeo which has cruise control, MPG computer, Air Con, 10 stack auto changer, electric all sorts, does around 40 mpg an a run (35 going to work and back). I paid £300 for it from ebay in 2010. It's had a few consumables ... bits of exhaust, new discs, a new half shaft and has sailed through each of its MOTs. It might not be the flashiest or newest car in the car park but it gets me around with all my dive gear and owes me not one single penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    Rover SDI
    SD1! SD1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
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    LOL....

    I did not spot that as I scanned it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    A guy round the corner from me has one in his garage, and has been for about 10 years, I'm going to make him an offer on it I think, from what i can see it needs very little work and it was running fine when he drove it in there!
    All depends on how he stored it over those years. Otherwise you could be looking at a big bill.

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    My first car was a 1998 Ford Fiesta which cost me 700 quid when i passed my test in 2009. August 2010 having done 34k miles in the fiesta in the year decided i was going to buy myself a new car having spent far to much time in a clapped out car! Got myself a 1.6 Citroen C4 Coupe at 5.5k. Would love to change it now (as it drinks petrol!! <30mpg) but not sure I have the funds. Hoping by this time next year i can replace I'm 21 though!

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    I'm 25, and only after moving out of educational IT support can I actually afford my own car. So I recently bought a 2004 Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI with about 70,000 miles on it. Not new, but not quite a classic

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    Lol. I've gone backwards. The first car I bought in 2002 was the newest and most expensive I've ever had by far. Now I am running around in a 13yr old Mazda v6 I picked up for 600 quid.

    So yes your not the only one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    Look at my history ..

    twin-turbo.blogspot.com

    The most disappointing is my current daily. I spent £1800 ( the second most I have spent on a car, £2350 being the most on the galaxy) on a below avarage miles, full history Mondeo TDCI.

    In 6 months....
    In garage for code read due to LIMP issue
    In Garage for Service and suspension link
    In Garage for Pads, disks and a oil thermostat as it started running cold.
    In Garage for Tyre as it got a gash on a nearly new one.
    In garage for Water thermostat as it was still cold ( still did not fix this COMMON problem )
    In garage for Failed Injector
    In garage for 4x Shock Absorber ( Ride still not brill )
    In Garage for Failed Injector
    In Garage for MOT...... Yay just a pair of wipers...

    In contrast.... I bought a £72 sierra (try finding one at that price these days) in 2007, fixed it's faulty Map sensor and did 16 months only spending about £40 on it.


    Rob
    Sounds like you've got a friday afternoon mondey.

    Im currently running and 06 plate Mondeo Estate TDCI Titanium X, with just over 92k on it.

    Its had an exhaust and some tires (3 sets to be exact) in the 2 years and 50,000 miles ive owned it. Spot on.
    And the best bit is i have a friend with a Porsche 928 (V8) and he can't keep up on country lanes.

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    Driving a P (96 plate) reg Fiesta with 57k on the clock. Last thing I fixed was to replace the rocker box gasket (myself) for £6 from ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    I'm 25, and only after moving out of educational IT support can I actually afford my own car. So I recently bought a 2004 Skoda Fabia vRS 1.9 TDI with about 70,000 miles on it. Not new, but not quite a classic
    Good car. Get it mapped!

    Oh, and check out Briskoda.net Brilliant website for skoda owners.

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    V Reg? Austin Allegro Estate (used more oil than petrol!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Passed driving test in 2008

    First Car : 1997 Honda Civic 1.4L petrol
    Second Car : 1999 Nissan Almerra 1.4L Petrol
    Third Car ( Current ) : 2001 Honda Civic Exec II 1.6L petrol

    Just don't have the money for new cars - if only, the Honda Civic Type S or R ( newer shape ) look pretty good Although doubt for a second I would be able to afford fuel or insurance with it being a 1.8 L petrol or a 2.2 L diesel. Even if I could I just don't have £4,000 plus up front.
    I have a Gen 8 civic 1.8sport and its actually pretty good on fuel I'm always pushing the high 30 to 40+ MPG driving the car nicely but when you do put your foot down and let the VTEC kick in it really does like to drink the fuel then.

    I started in a VW Golf 1.6se X reg as my first then after pretty much all the suspension was shot i replaced it for the above



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