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Favourite car you have driven or like to drive


#1

A bit back to front but I have never driven one of these but would like to…

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#2

Our favourite car and the one we have replaced it with. Guess which is which :joy::wink::cry:


#3

I’m hoping for some strange reason the i3 is your favourite and you’ve now replaced it with the Boxster but I fear that is wrong.

My commiserations. I feel your pain.


#4

I’ve always fancied the Jaguar XK series cars. Never going to happen though! :wink:

A slightly more realistic ambition would be the Austin Healey 3000

I did have one of these for a while:
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And also one of these:
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Okay so not a car (and definitely didn’t look quite as good as the one in the picture!) but I was very fond of it.


#5

Thank you for you commiserations. We have swapped a beautiful swan for an ugly duckling. Sensible and eco friendly but still an ugly duckling. We also have a spawn of the devil BMW 5 series diesel estate that we use for long distances and holidays, and were using the Boxster as our about town run-around. Hard to justify especially as the Southampton pot holes were making it a very tough ride with all the worries about the Boxster’s suspension. On the plus side, we haven’t been to a petrol station for months.


#6

I have driven a v12 Etype coupe…awesome

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#7

Yes I hesitated to mention one of them in my wish list - still prefer the XK though. I believe the Es were not… the easiest car to drive, with all that weight over the steering wheels.


#8

Good question:

Favourite one I would LOVE to own/drive Mercedes SL from the 50/60s:

The modern one I’m almost tempted to buy:


#9

I used to own a Healey 100/6 which was the direct antecedent of the 3000. A gratifying rumble from the engine at all speeds, though you really had to watch your line to avoid grounding it. Also had a half share in a Triumph TR3

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(Picture from the internet, not my car). Of course, despite all these cars being sporty, the average saloon accelerates better, and gives twice the mpg these days! Such is progress.


#10

I did consider myself a bit of petrol head but having driven jaguar I-pace I am full covert… it is wicked!! But not mine unfortunately :confused:

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#11

My Uncle in law has one of these in silver along with an Aston Martin DB4 . I’ve obviously never been allowed to sit in either :neutral_face::neutral_face::neutral_face::neutral_face:!


#12

We’ve had all types of cars and trucks/vans and I’m a fan of big ones ! I’ve always loved cars and prior to the kids fast ones :rofl:! I had Audis for years but now like @JayKay have the 525 diesel estate! Useful for long drives with tents etc…:wink: We had a T4 transporter which eventually died and was scraped , Porsche 911 997, sold due to lack of use and sat permanently on-charge. (It just wasn’t practical for 2 large dogs & 2 kids) :rofl:. Purchased a twin cab 110 defender and had a custom roof rack made along with grills fitted over every window and light as had an attempted theft the first night it came home :woman_facepalming:t3::woman_facepalming:t3:! That now lives in the garage with the Harley V-rod .
But if anyone’s interested in purchasing a Westfield 7 then let me know :grimacing::pray:


#13

Our Porsche also used to lose its charge if not used for a week or so. We had a trickle charger we could plug in if it wasnt going to be used for a while.


#14

I loved my Honda S2000 - pictured at the front here somewhere near the Grossglockner/Brenner some years ago. I was living in Scotland and working as a sales manager for another wine merchant at the time and had the S2000 as my company car, which meant store visits via the Braemar pass were quite good fun. 1910175_19605937266_6536_n

Living with South London traffic jams for the last few years, I’ve lost my love of driving but would dearly love a Westie/Caterham if I could find an excuse for one.


#15

So whose is the V-rod? I always fancied a Harley but never got one. Now I’d be more inclined to go for a big on/off road tourer like a KTM or, dare I say it, a BMW.


#16

The V-rod is not mine … I can’t ride one, I’ve only been pillion , it’s a great looking bike though :wink:.


#17

Ah this thread makes my company car decision between generic 2 litre diesels seem so mundane :roll_eyes:


#18

Most iconic car I have owned was a 1991 Mazda RX7 FC3S Turbo II, I really shouldn’t have sold it :frowning: Have also had a few Mk1 MX5s which were great fun, then the later models became much heavier with leather seats, aircon etc and kinda lost their sparkle.

Current best car I have driven though is my current project car, a Toyota MR2 Roadster (the unloved mk3), in the process at the moment of building a fully forged engine to go for big power - power to weight should be on par with a Lamborghini Aventador but with a cost saving of around £230,000.


#19

Was it an AP1 or AP2?


#20

Technically an AP1 in that the AP2 2.2L engine never came to the UK but instead was the original 2L engine with 9,000rpm limit but the restyled body - 17" wheels etc. so best of both worlds /geekmode

Luckily I got my tyres paid for as part of the company car deal - they tended to wear out in under 5,000 miles when driven as intended :grinning: