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This has briefly been mentioned in another topic, but not wanting to hijack that topic I just wondered what everyone's car history was.

<ul>[*]The first car I drove after passing my test wasn't actually my car ""“ I shared it with my mum. A Volvo 340 1.4 hatchback. Not very quick but safe as houses in its day for a new driver![*]The first car I actually bought was a Peugeot 205 GTi. I would love to own another one. That started my love for Peugeots and I've driven them ever since.[*]After 2 1/2 years I traded that in for my first brand new car, a 106 Quiksilver.[*]Then a 206 XSi.[*]Then a 206 Quiksilver.[*]Then a 207 GT THP 150.[*]Then a 207 GT cc THP 150.[*]Now my current 208 Feline THP 156.[/list]

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My first car was a:

Peugeot 309 1.4 XL Profil

It looked awful but not to me at the time. Actually it was a fun and comfy drive. Lacked a bit of power but 0-60 km/h was quite good. What I didn't like was the amount of water seeping into the cabin. The end for this car came when a truck rammed the side (and drove on) while I was inside,... got very lucky there.

After that:

Ford Escort CLX 1.6 16V E2

Great car with greathandling. Really enjoyed this car. It looked good with a spoiler and nice alloys. Never had any big repairs. But after a few years someonebumpedinto the side whilecomingout of a parking space. He left a note on the windscreen wiper with hisphone number.Unfortunately it was a total loss but I got reimbursed by the insurance. I sold the car to a colleaguethat repaired the dent by himself and drove the car for another 2 years before it got scrapped.

At the moment:

Volkswagen Passat 1.8Turbo

A great looking car with a lowered suspension, alloys and very widetires. Massive amount of power compared to what I drove before with 150 hp. But the amount of repairs I've had to the electrical system is just insane. In the 8 years I had this car about everything electrical got repaired sometime or another, the central locking system multiple times and it still doesn't work properly. Also the lowered suspension was a nightmare over bumps. But the drive was fantastic and after all those years I still like the look.

And 2 days friom now:

Peugeot 208 Envy 1.2VTi

It remains to be seen. :D

Edited by: Carrinthe

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My history of cars started with a 1933 Austin Seven then others were, Morris Minor, Austin Mini, MGB GT, Rover SD1, Rover 200, MGF, Peugeot 406 coupe, Peugeot 407 saloon, 407 coupe, RCZ, and now 208. I think when I began motoring, petrol was about 4 gallons for a pound !

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car history thefirst car i bought was in 1960 morris minor 1953 which i payed £150 petrol was 4 gallons for £1 they were the days rover80 Austin A60 A35 A few more but to mention
peugeot white 405 208 active!

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My car history:
Citroen GS Club (learnt to drive in this)
Nissan Sunny (bloody awful car)
Vauxhall Nova (nippy)
Ford Fiesta diesel (sounded and drove like a tractor)
Saab 900 turbo (21 and the insurance killed me, got rid of after 4 months)
Suzuki Swift GTi mark 1 (brilliant car, really miss it)
Fiat Tipo 2.0 Sedicivalvole (hated the wet)
Nissan Primera (boring)
Seat Toledo tdi (boring, but quick and good on the motorway)
BMW Z3 (mid life crisis, fun, but drank the petrol, you could see the fuel gauge go down as you drove it)
and now the 208

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I was a late starter with only passing my test in 2006.

1st car - 3rd Gen Ford Fiesta 1.0, only lasted 6 months before it's breaks failed at the end of a motorway, didn't enjoy a face full of airbag!

2nd car - 4th Gen Ford Fiesta 1.0, another sixth monther due to a dodgy engine but traded it in for the same price as I paid for it to motorpoint.

3rd car - Citroen C2 1.0, almost new and had no bother with it.

4th car - Ford KA 1.2, another almost new one, great car really loved and would consider another in the future.

Current car - Peugeot 208 Active 1.2 - First car i've ever bought brand new from a dealer, loving it so far!

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-2004 First car 1990 Toyota starlet Box style 5 door 1 litre.-8 weeks later passed test and graduated to a 1.4 306 5 door meridian.
-6 Months later updated that to a 306 dTurbo 3 door which was my boy racer mobile with body kit and fancy stereo. Best car I ever owned and should have kept it.
-2 years later lost my mind and bought a Lexus IS200. was a great car but drank juice and had a leak in the boot which just wouldnt go away.
-2 years later hit an almighty pothole and broke 2 alloys and damaged the suspension so that had to go so i bought a 2004 Fabia Vrs 1.9. Great car but had a bad history.
-1 year later bought a brand new Fabia Vrs twin turbo petrol again great car but needed a petrol station far too often so moved back to a pug 1 year later
-2006 407 SE with everything and full service history for a steal and then traded it in 1 year later for my new pride and joy...
-a 6 month old demo 1.4hdi 5dr active black with a nice few trimmings.

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1) My First Car was a Miami Blue Peugeot 306 1.4. Absolutely loved it, including the quirkiness of the keypad located within the center console that you had to enter a 4 digit code into to turn the immobiliser off with! Also liked the fact that it naturally became a lowered vehicle due to the torsion bar getting older. Shamefully, in those days I was slightly into car modification. I added a new Air filter, new alloys, Lexus style lights
and I sprayed the caps on my wing mirrors to match the body colour. Fortunately for me I sold it to a mate of a mate and within a couple of weeks it had blown its head gasket....lucky escape I think!

2) My second car was a Black (although my log book said grey!) MG ZR 1.4 16v. Again, loved this car, well apart from the extremely hard ride. This made it fun to drive I s'pose!

3) My Current car is a 2.2 Litre Turbo Diesel Honda Civic 2007 plate. Awesome car, but the clutch has started to go. With this clutch is a dual mass flywheel that also needs to be replaced, and I have a quote for >£1000 to get it fixed....this made me realise that it was about time I needed a change (it HAS done 106,000 miles to be fair)....which leads me to my next car!

4) 1.2 VTI Peugeot 208 Active in Nera Black. I pick this beauty up tomorrow, and I can't bloody wait! Bring it on! My First ever new car bought direct from the dealer (and looking at other posts in this thread, it seems a common trait for a few of us on here!)

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Car history as follows :-Austin 1300 in powder blue.
Mk1 Capri 2000 GTXLR
Vauxhall Ventura
Opel Commodore GS Coupe
Peugeot 305, 1.7 Diesel I think
Vauxhall Cavalier CD (everyone makes mistakes)
Renault 5
Ford Capri 3.0S
Rover Vitesse 2.7, owned twice( Awesome Car covered 274000 really hardmiles, no problems)
Range Rover Vogue SE 3.5
Same Rover Vitesse again.
Citroen Xantia VSX1.9 Turbo Diesel Full Leather and Bodykit, written off parked outside house

Peugeot 605 srdt
Jaguar Sovereign 3.6
Daimler 4.0
Land Rover Discovery 3.9 ES & custom builtRange Rover 3.9 Offroader.
Rover 420 GSI
LR Freelander KV6 (more thirsty than a thirsty thing on a thirsty day)
Jaguar S type 3.0
First New Car, Peugeot 208 Feline 115 HDI.

Hadn't realised I had owned so many cars
also had Motor Bikes in the middle of that list too.

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My cars
Morris Mini Minor White 1960
Austin Mini Maroon 1965
Austin Healey Sprite British Racing Green 1965
Vanden Plas Princess 1100 Beige 1965
Morris Marina Coupe 1800 Green 1971
Morris Ital 1700 White/Brown Leather Roof 1981
Austin Maestro 1300 Red1985
Austin Maestro Advantage 1600 Pearlessant Cherry Red 1990
Rover 214SL 1400 Grey 1990
Rover 214 SLI 1400 Nightfire Red 1994
Peugeot 206 LX 1.4 Silver 2000
MG ZR 1400 Le Mans Green 2001
MG ZR 1400 X-Power Grey 2004
Peugeot 207 1.6 Sport Flamenco Red 2006
Peugeot 207 1.4 VTI Sport Thorium Grey 2010
Peugeot 208 1.2 VTI Allure Rioja Red 2013

How about that Only Two Makes BMC/British Leyland and Peugeot

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Nice list Cyber
in another 20 years you will have a list like some of us more mature owners. I hope you are not older than your list suggests and just started driving

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Very long list for the amount of time i'v been driving.

Started off with a Vauxhall Astra 1.4 mpi in 4 Door saloon style

Yes I know the spot lamps look horrible, but they made life so much easier on country roads with the standard Vauxhall candle light.

Rover 214si

Was a brilliant little car for the 5 days of owning her till some p3nis took the side out of her

Rover 420 SLDI

Came as a standard 103bhp, had a mess around with the boost, remap, decat pipe and solid intercooler pipes and manage to push her over the 140bhp mark, but at the cost of gearboxes becoming aserviceableitem.

Vauxhall Astra Van 1.7D

Was bought as a money earner as the above 420 gearbox issues became stupid. But due to it having the GM diesel engine the fuel pump decided to give way

Rover 416sli" />
Stop gap while I was busy finishing college, was a brilliant little motor but yet again the dreaded K series curse kicked in and the head gasket went taking the head with her.

My Current Fleet:
Vauxhall Frontera 2.0 Sport

Bought as a toy due to only working 2 mins down the road, does everything I tell it to do with them big 32' tyres, but 15mpg isn't for winners now I'm not 2 mins down the road from work, plus she currently has an oil pressure problem ( weak oil pump ) so shes off the road and is becoming a dedicated toy /emergency recovery.

Peugeot 208 1.4 HDI " />
Selfexplanatoryreally, the opposite of the above, dirt cheep to run. Also being black looks stunning,defiantlygoing to get some better pictures of her this weekend :)

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My first car was a Jag XK120 Drophead coupe:

It was downhill for a while from there:
1959 Ford Galaxy (gift from Father in law)

1957 Chrysler New Yorker (Hand me down from father):

With the 1954 Rover 90 I started liking my car again:

1968 Fiat 125S (constant fuel pump issues in Australian summer):

1968 Peugeot 404:

1976 VW Golf:

1974 Rover 3500 (myfavourite Rover - wish I had the 3500S):

1984 Rover Van den Plas:

1986 Honda Integra:

2002 Renault Clio (surprisingly a great car for my work related long country drives):

2010 Peugeot 207 Hdi Touring Outdoor (purchased to pull my small sailboat):

Currently - 2013 Peugeot 208 Allure Sport (aka a Feline THP156 to you Europeans):

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