Previous to your A4


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So, as the title says, let's see your journey to your current A4
This was my first car after passing my test, decent first car 1.9tdi nippy for a young one

My love affair of French hatches then started and I went to Gti6's/ralleys for a few years

This was my baby, 250bhp, absolutely flew, tried to buy it back recently but some pleb had stripped it

This then overlapped to the next car, the last of the proper engined golfs

We then needed space for a second child so got this

It was so pants to drive that to get my speed fix I started racing bicycles

However I got carried away and did this

Then this

Then I bought my A4 and here I am
In order from passing my test back in 1999 I think....
  1. Citroen AX Neon 1.0
  2. Fiat Punto Sporting 1.2 16v
  3. Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8T
  4. Lotus Elise S2
  5. Ford Fiesta Zetec S
  6. Ford Kuga 2.0 TDi
  7. Audi Q3 2.0 TDI
  8. AUDI S4 - on order!!!!


Grumpy Old Man
Starting from 1984, when I bought my first car - having spent the previous five years as a student driving parents' cars:

1976 Opel Ascona 1.9SR
1977 Ford Fiesta 1.1S
1982 Vauxhal Astra 1.3GL
1983 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L
1988 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR
1989 Vauxhall Astra 1.3L Automatic
1990 Montego 2.0GSi Automatic
1992 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8L Automatic
1993 Vauxhall Cavalier 2.5V6 Automatic
1997 Vauxhall Vectra 2.5V6 Automatic
1999 Audi A4 1.8 Automatic
1999 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro Sport Automatic
2003 Audi A4 2.4SE Automatic
2007 Audi A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Automatic

That brings us up to the S4.


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I spent the first couple of years after passing my test driving my parents Citroen AX Nightlife!! My list of cars started in 1999

1999 - Citroen Saxo 1.4 West Coast
2002 - Clio Renault Sport 2.0
2005 - MINI Cooper S 1.6
2009 - MINI JCW Clubman 1.6
2013 - MINI JCW Clubman 1.6
2015 - Audi A4 Avant 1.8


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Escort 'gti'

Lexus is200

Vauxhall Signum (times got tough)

Mazda 6

And now my A4

I keep my cars for ages or at least till the finance is paid off :)


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Mine reads like a list of shame... :D

1998 Ford Fiesta 1.2 (98/S plate)
2003 Peugeot 206 1.6 (98/S plate)
2006 Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.6 (03 plate)
2015 Coming soon! Audi A4 BE 1.8T (65 plate)

In my defence I'm self-employed and work largely from home, so have never treated myself (until now!). We always just use my wife's company cars for family travel, she's had some nice ones down the years.


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Passed my test in 2004 and have had the following, some bangers in there's but all good cars in their own way and only lost money on 2 of them :)

1990 Honda Civic 1.4
1990 ford Orion 1.3
1990 ford escort 1.3
1989 Honda crx 1.6 UK spec
1989 Honda crx 1.6 UK spec
1992 Vauxhall cavalier 1.8
1994 ford escort 1.8
1994 rover 220 coupe turbo
1990 Honda crx 1.6 German spec
1990 Honda crx 1.6 Japanese spec
1995 ford mondeo 1.8td
1998 rover 220tdi
1995 Honda Civic coupe 1.5
1996 ford escort 1.8si
1994 rover 220 coupe turbo
1997 rover 216 coupe
1996 rover 111i
1998 Honda Civic coupe 1.6
1995 rover 216 coupe
2000 Honda Civic vti-s 1.8
1997 Peugeot 206 1.4
1995 Honda integra 1.8 turbo
1999 Honda Civic coupe 1.6
1998 ford mondeo st24
1999 ford mondeo st24
1990 Honda crx 1.6 auto Japanese spec
1999 Honda Civic 1.8 vti-s
1996 Subaru Impreza wrx
1997 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro
1999 Audi A6 2.7t Quattro
2000 Audi A4 avant 1.8TQS
2004 Honda S2000
1990 Honda crx 1.6 siR Japanese spec (still have)
2011 Audi Q5 2.0tdi
2015 Audi A4 Quattro avant BE+ Being collected in 2 weeks time

There have been more cars but I can't for the life of me remember them at the moment, will update the list when I remember them and yes I do have a thing for the good old crx'


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First car in 2005 but history as follows::

May 2005 - Vauxhall Astra 1.8 SRi
Mar 2006 - Audi A4 B6 2.5 TDI Quattro Sport
Mar 2007 - BMW 130i SE
Sep 2008 - Focus ST-3
Dec 2008 - BMW 330d SE
Feb 2015 - Audi A4 B8 3.0 TDI SE

Only car I really regret was the ST - it was no Audi and went very quickly. I was just lucky I lost nothing on it!

Bristle Hound

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TBH I've had too many cars to remember 'em all (bearing in mind I have owned cars since I started driving in, ahem, 1979) so I'll limit mine to my last 4 which is where my Audi story began for me

First Audi - September 2002 - New Audi B6 A4 2.0 SE saloon - silver - Loved this car
September 2005 - New Audi B7 A4 2.0 TDI (140bhp) S-line saloon - red - Never really got on with the diesel
April 2009 - New Audi B8 A4 2.0 TFSI quattro S-Line saloon - white - Longest I have ever owned a car (6 1/2 years)
May 2015 - New Audi B8.5 S4 Black Edition saloon - blue - Whooosh!


Supercharged Mofo
As BH - I'll skip the too many to remember up until the first Audi :

Audi 80 Sport 16v (****** brilliant car :))
Went darkside then with 2 x SEAT Toledo V5. 1st a 150 10V, then a 170 20V (the 10v was the best).
Audi A4 B7 2.0Tdi quattro 140
Audi A4 B8 2.0Tdi quattro 170
Audi TT MK2 TFSI quattro sport
Audi B8.5 S4 BE


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Jeepers, can't believe how many cars some people have had in comparatively little time! Since passing my test in '93 I've only had the following, so averaging over 2 years per car...

'83 Metro 1.3 'S' - Err, well it enabled me to learn to drive I guess.
'87 Peugeot 309 SRi - Same engine as the 205 GTi and no heavier, brilliant handling with almost telepathic feedback and feel compared to modern cars. Daren't drive one now as it would probably shatter the memories.
'91 Toyota Celica GT4 ST185 - heavy and not that quick, certainly not quick enough to justify 20mpg!
'95 Renault Clio 1.2 - Friend sold it cheap as it needed work, I needed a stopgap car.
'02 SEAT Leon Cupra (180bhp) - Bought new, great allrounder. Didn't keep long as I met the future wife who lived 100 miles away so fuel bills got painful.
'00 VW Bora 115PD Diesel - Bought for above reasons, remapped to ~150bhp but still horrible.
'02 SEAT Leon Cupra (180bhp) - Moved in with missus so back to what I wanted originally!
'07 BMW 123d - Cracking twin turbo diesel engine with over 200bhp, great car overall and mine featured in Evo (here - tested against an E30 M3 of all things!) but sold mainly due to camchain worries with the N47 engine, and because my best mate was selling his immaculate....
'07 BMW 130i - As 123d but up another notch in performance and engine loveliness!
'12 B8.5 S4 - Only had it a month, but LOVE IT!

Oh and in 2002 I built a Locost Bike Engine'd kit car initially with a Fireblade engine (hence the username) and then with an R1 engine. Built primarily for trackday use, they're as much fun/performance as you can possibly get on 4 wheels for well under £10k. Around 400kgs wet, 0-100mph in sub 10s and 1:39's around Cadwell full circuit is not hanging around but they don't make a good daily driver :D

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You all have very illustrious car-owning history. Mine's very ordinary and short...
Passed my test in 1998

1986 1.0L Metro
1990 1.6 Ford Escort
2003 1.4 Fiesta Zetec (terrible car)
2000 Golf 1.9 TDI
2003 A4 1.9 TDI quattro
2009 S4 Avant - never want to get rid of this one, closest thing to a perfect car (for me) that I've ever had.


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I think mine goes something like this . . .

Passed my test at 17 in 98'

1986 Scirocco GL (6 months)
1990 205 1.1 (about 5 years)
2005 C2 VTS (6 months or so)
2005 Clio Trophy (best car I've owned) (18 months)
2007 Megane R26 (6 months)
1998 Chimaera 400

Then we started thinking babies etc and started saving so nice cars had to go.

1988 MR2 mk1 (so much fun but a complete rust bucket)
1999 s40 1.6 (the most underpowered car I've ever driven but served me well for a few years)
2001 C320 Avantgarde which brings us up to today's car
2014 A6 ultra Black Edition
And onto the 7th September when I will collect my new
2015 S4 Avant BE


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Mar 07 - 52 plate Honda Civic 1.4 (Type R Kit and Interior)
Mar 09 - 55 plate Seat Leon 2.0 TDI 140 (Cupra Bumpers)
Jun 10 - 06 plate Mazda 3 2.0 Sport
May 11 - 09 plate Mazda 3 2.3 MPS Aero
Sep 12 - 57 plate VW Passat 2.0 TDI 140 Sport Saloon
Feb 13 - 12 plate Mazda 3 2.3 MPS MK2
Nov 13 - 09 plate Merc C250 2.2CDI Sport Saloon
Feb 14 - 10 plate Nissan 370z 3.7 V6 GT Coupe
Oct 14 - 53 plate Ford Focus Estate 1.8TDDI (the DIY runabout) Current
Jun 15 - 62 plate Audi B8.5 S4 Avant


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Passed Test in 1989 :

1983 Ford Escort Mk3 1.6GL
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport
1983 Ford Escort RS1600i
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4
1983 Ford Escort Series 1 Turbo & 1998 Suzuki 600 Bandit
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX
1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth 3-Door (Whale Tail)
1996 Subaru Impreza Prodrive Edition
2000 Subaru Impreza Turbo (sold then bought back 18 months later)
2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2005 Audi A4 2.0 TFSi S-Line Quattro Avant / 2000 Subaru Impreza Turbo
2007 SEAT Leon FR PD170 BTCC / 2000 Subaru Impreza Turbo
2012 Audi A4 1.8 TFSi S-Line BE / 2000 Subaru Impreza Turbo
2010 Audi S4 / 2000 Subaru Impreza Turbo
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Passed test in 2005
1999 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 16v 5dr
2005 Audi A4 1.9TDI SE
2013 Audi A4 2.0TDI Quattro Black Edition S-Tronic

I think I've had the least amount of cars so far :(


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Too mane to list so last 5 for me and passed test in 1986:

2008 E91 M3
2009 AMG C63
2003 B6 S4
2010 X5 35d M-sport - still own
2015 B8.5 RS4 - current daily

I might sit down and do a full list but its over 40 cars and I can't remember them all.


Passed test in 1992
Whilst in the Army, I traded a few back and forth for spare cash....
1982 Austin Alegro 1.5 Vanden Plas
1987 Ford Escort 1.3 Popular
1990 Ford Orion 1.6 GLS
1990 Mini 1000
1986 Ford Orion 1.4
1988 Ford Sierra 2.0 GLS
Left Army and had no car for a bit and then these two...
1993 Ford Mondeo 1.8 GLX
1997 Ford Mondeo 1.8 TD Ghia X
After my first 4 years in IT I went contracting in Germany and bought my first proper car (as I called it)
1999 T BMW 328is M Sport Coupe
Then came back to UK and traded up to...
2001 01 Audi S3 225 (loved this car)
Then 1st child came along and had a brief affair (as in 3 weeks) with...
2005 55 VW Passat 1.9 TDi Highline
Then I sold the VW for what it had cost me to the penny and got what I really wanted too after the S3...
2003 53 Mondeo ST220 3.0 V6
But had to go in the end as it was damn thristy... so bought the following from an auction...
2003 53 Volvo S60 D5
Then Sold that for more than I paid for it 7 months later and got...
2005 55 Seat Leon FR TDi
Then 2nd child came so back to a Ford (non thirsty one)...
2005 55 Mondeo ST 2.2 TDCi
Then back to Audi...
2009 09 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDi S-Line Exec
That bring's me up to my current A4 in signature :)


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Passed test in 1983, so here goes:
1979 Vauxhall cavalier 2 litre GLS (rwd)
1982 Vauxhall cavalier 1.6L (fwd)
1981 Datsun Sunny 1.2 petrol estate
1984 Audi 1.8 GLi
1984 Mercedes 280SE
1988 Golf GTI
1986 Ford Fiesta 1.1L
1990 Golf GTI
1995 Audi Coupe 2.6E
Various company cars
2007 Audi B7 2L Diesel S line multitronic
2008 Audi B7 2L Diesel S line multitronic
2012 Range Rover Evoque Puretec 2.2 Diesel
Currently 2014 Audi A4 Avant 3 litre Diesel Black Edition S Tronic


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Passed my test in 2003, and since then...

'91 Rover Metro 1.1
'87 Volkswagen Golf 1.3
'94 Ford Escort 1.4
'93 Seat Toledo GT
'90 Toyota MR2 T-Bar
'92 BMW 318i
'87 LDV Sherpa 400 Flatbed!
'04 Vauxhall Vectra 2.2 SRi
'05 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport 2.5TD
'04 Ford Mondeo Zetec-S
'91 Mercedes 817 Flatbed Crane Truck!
'04 Vauxhall Astra Van
'02 Ford Mondeo 2.0
And the current car I finally grew up a bit with the '11 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDi

I could go into listing the cars ive had come through for my stock car racing but i'd be here for many many hours...........


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Passed my test in '95

My history:

1991 VW Citi Golf 1.8 Sport (White) - Sold
1995 Opel Corsa 1.6i Sport (White) - Sold
1998 Renault Clio 1.4i RXE (Silver) - Sold
1998 Renaultsport Clio 172 (Blue) - Sold
2005 VW Polo 2.0 Comfortline (Metallic Red) - Sold
2005 Audi A3 3.2 quattro 6spd (Silver) - Sold
2008 Audi A4 2.0T multitronic (Blue) - Sold
2010 Audi TT 2.0T Coupe s-tronic (Gold) - Sold
2007 Audi A3 2.0T 6spd (Dark Grey) - Current
2009 Audi A4 3.0TDI quattro tiptronic (Silver) - Sold
2010 Audi S4 6spd - Current (Blue)

As you can see, I finally settled on a brand I like.
Also noticed, I keep coming back to blue cars.


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Passed my test in 2008:

05/08 - 'W' Fabia 1.4 16v
06/09 - '52' Fabia 1.9TDi PD100
04/14 - '59' Octavia vRS CR170
03/15 - '08' A4 SE CR240


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306 D turbo
Toyota celica GT
'96 rare green Toyota Supra TT 400BHP, loved that car
2009 Audi A4 2.0T Special Edition 220BHP
2009 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Special Edition, APR stage 2 + 272 BHP
2009 Audi S4, MRC stage 2 480BHP


TTTS 8J Smile Machine
Talbot sunbeam
VW Beetle(proper one)
Vauxall Cavalier
Opel Manta
Opel Manta
MR2 (MK1)
Peugot 405 SRI
Renault 21 Turbo
Vavauxall Cavalier
Citreon AX
Vauxall Astra
MG ZS 180 (Loved this car)
Alfa GTV
Mini Cooper
Suzuki Swift
Lexus IS200
Audi S4 (Love this one )


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Got my licence in 1975. I think.
Austin 1800 (my first car, kinda blew up)
Holden HQ Ute
Holden HZ Wagon
Holden WB 1 ton Ute
Toyota Corona
Mitsubishi Sigma
Volvo 240 Sedan
Ford Falcon XB Wagon
Ford Falcon XE Sedan
Volvo 740 Sedan
Holden HQ Monaro (coupe)
Opel Ascona in UK
VW Combi Campervan
Subaru 2ltr Liberty Wagon
Subaru 2.5 ltr Outback (wife still has this one, 2000 model)
Subaru 3ltr Outback
Nissan Xtrail (worst car I have owned)
Another Subaru 3ltr Outback
BMW 320D Touring
A4 3ltr Tdi
Current S4 Avant
I'm sure I've forgotten some, and there were quite a few bikes when I was a kid.
Outbacks are a wagon, estate, about the same size as the A4.


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Passed in Jan 08
'90 Polo 1.0 L CATALYST - £90 to buy, £20 on cleaning stuffs (turns out my brown interior was grey :weary:), Sold for £400 after 2 weeks of owning and got...
97 Fiesta Ghia 1.25 - Lasted 8 days before I wrapped it round a tree
99 Fiesta Ghia 1.25 - Chav'd up with boom boom sub :tearsofjoy:
2004 Mini Cooper - Broke a lot of gearboxes....7 in fact. Lasted 5 years in my ownership. Even caused my ex to leave me because I replaced it with a 2010 Mini Cooper D Clubman - Fully loaded and cheap. Found out why after 5k in and the DPF went pop. Got that removed and a remap which gave me a beastly 150BHP. Paired with some AP's and Rota Blitz wheels, it got complimented a fair bit. Turbo showed signs of failure so it was part ex'd for...
my B8.5 A4 Avant TDI 170 Quattro.

Garry Houseman

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1980 yamaha fs1e
1981 yamaha rd250 lc
1982 Kawasaki GPZ550
1983 Opel Ascona 1.6s
1986 Datsun 120a coupe
1986 Opel Ascona 2.0sr
1992 Peugeot 309 gti
1999 Vauxhall Vectra 2.0 sri
2008 Audi A3 2.0 tdi 170 quattro s-line
2012 + Renault Trafic
2014 + Vauxhall Astravan
2015 Audi A4 2.0 tdi quattro s-line black edition
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Haha Garry, I have fond memories tootling around UK and Europe in the Ascona. Slept in it many times. Got moved on many times. I must have looked like a hobo.


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I got my drivers' licence in 1984

Since then owned lots of different cars.

1. 1989, Chevy C1500 Silverado 1988
2. 1989, Peugeot 205 Rallye 1989
3. 1990, Peugeot 309 XLS 1990
4. 1992, Volvo 440 GLi 1991
5. 1994, Opel Rekord 2.0s 1983
6. 1997, Opel Vectra 2.0 GT 1991
7. 1998, Citroen Xantia Break 2.0 1998
8. 2000, Citroen Xantia 2.0 exclusive 2000
10. 2003, Nissan Primera 2.0 SRi 1999
11. 2004, Renault Scenic 1.9 dci 2004 (Worst car I have ever had)
12. 2007, VW Jetta 2.0 TDI DSG Sportline 2007
13. 2010, VW Golf GTD 2010
14. 2012, Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 2008
15. 2013, Audi A3 3.2 DSG quattro 2004. (This was a real low mileage car. 9yrs old but only 80tkm on the clock)
16. 2014, Audi A4 Avant 2.7 TDI 2007
17. 2015, Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 2009

Devon A3

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1. Ford Fiesta Popular 957cc
2. Vauxhall Nova 1.0 Saloon
3. Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SR
4. Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Sport
5. Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Sport
6. Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Sport
7. Ford Escort MK3 1.6 GL
8. Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 Hatch
9. Rover Mini 1.2 (stage one kit)
10. Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Life
11. Toyota Yaris 1.3 SR

Mostly brand new and a few overlapped. Mini was a great car, stuck to the road like s*+t on a blanket. Nova SR was a nippy one. Zafira ate rear shocks.


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Well I'm a relatively new driver compared to some but here i go
2007 passed my test
2008 Peugeot 308 good economy for a 1.6 petrol but terrible once half the car died after a service
Late 2008 fiat punto 1.2 less said the better.
2009 w reg 1999 Lexus is200 excellent car loved it but the CD player or radio fm side didn't work ( common problem ) so had an aux cable from the tape good economy for the drive from Germany to the UK 3 times a year
2011 2003 Subaru Impreza wrx fast but costly got stung with it I wanted it too bad and it needed front and rear disks front callers and a clutch it had been stood for 7 months £1500 lighter after going to Subaru swapped it for
2012 2009 Mazda rx8 I went for the novelty of it and there wasn't one the kids found it fun
2013 came the 2003 Vauxhall vectra 2.0 dti drove like a boat didn't stop bouncing for 50 meters after a speed bump but economy was key for the Germany-UK journey and back again and good boot space.
2014 came the Vauxhall corsa vxr nippy little thing but also had problems I didn't first realise when it was delivered leaking gear oil from a drive shaft and horrible noises from the gearbox the warranty said it was my fault and decided they wouldn't fix it so I removed there tracker/immobiliser claimed my money back through the bank and drove it like I stole it till they came and collected it and cancelled my finance they guy on the gate with the rifle made it all possible 1/0
Then I had no car till last weekend when I got myself a
2007 Audi A4 2.0tdi so far so good apart from there being problems with the mmi radio that I am currently working through.


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Years are year of manufacture, not when I got them.

1966 Singer Gazelle
1970 Austin 1300
1977 Alfasud 5M
1978 Saab 900T
1983 Saab 900T 16V
1973 Triumph TR5
1984 Saab 900 16S Aero
1986 BMW M5 E28
1983 Range Rover
1994 Vauxhall Omega 2.5
1999 Peugeot 306XSi
2002 Golf V5
2004 Jaguar X-Type Estate 3.0
2009 A4 2.0TFSI Quattro Avant
2015 S4 Avant


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Bit of a Landy fan i was heres my old TD5

And here is my 2 1/4 petrol Series 2A,



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Pug 205(GTi rep)
MK3 fiesta 1.3
Mk3 fiesta 1.3
Mk3 astra 1.4
Mk2 nova 1.4
Porsche 924 2.0
Mk3 astra 1.4
Honda civic 1.3(eg)
Fiat punto sporting
Celica st205 Gt4(still own)
Celica st205 gt4
Honda civic 1.6 saloon(ek, still owned)
Honda civic 1.6 coop(ek)
Suzuki vitara(offroader)
Range rover P38(still owned)
Audi A4 B6 avant 1.9tdi

There are a awful lot of cars ive not mentioned cos ive got board typing but you get the idea...theres a few

Kev M

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Passed my test in 1988

1983 MK1 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Ghia
1988 mk4 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia
1992 mk5 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia , first new car
1994 mk6 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia SI, new
1996 Subaru Impreza Series McRae new
1999 Subaru Impreza turbo 2000 with PPP ex demo
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX STI with PPP new
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI with PPP new
2010 Subaru WRX STI 330S new
2013 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI S-Line Black Edition Quattro new
2015 Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI S-Line Black Edition NAV on order


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Passed my test in 1997 and drove around in my mum's Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Merit+ initially.
Then I bought my first car and the list goes:
1991 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Merit
1997 Citroen Saxo VTR
1999 Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000
1997 Suzuki Cultus Classic 1.6
2000 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type-R Version 5
1989 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9
1999 Ford Escort 1.8 TD Ghia
2005 BMW 320D SE (E90)
2007 Audi S3
2000 Honda Accord 1.8 VTEC SE
2009 Audi A4 2.0 TFSi Sline (B8)

I had some of these cars at the same time so I wasn't downgrading as it sometimes shows! Lol


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1987 Saab 900
1996 Saab 9000
2005 Saab 95
2014 Audi A4 + Nissan Pathfinder LE

Been on the streets since 05