MWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 729 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
Land Rover, Series 3, 88 inch
Land Rover, Range Rover Classic, 3.9 V8 Vogue SE
Land Rover, Range Rover P38a, 4.0 V8 SE
Land Rover, Range Rover P38a, 2.5TD
Volvo (Estate) Old and Very Slow
VW Touran 2.0 TDI
Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3328 times:
Way too many to list! First car I drove was a 1953 Buick Century, the oldest car a have driven 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery, biggest car 1988 Lincoln Town Car, smallest 2001 Smart Car, most fun car 1964 Mini Cooper S, fastest car 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, slowest car Nissan March (for my Trinidadian friends, it would not make it over Lady Young Road with the Air Conditioning on)!
Confuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3870 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3313 times:
My very first car.
Personal and Family Cars:
1975 Ford Mustang II Mach 1 V8 Hatchback
1977 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Station Wagon
1980 Audi 5000S
1981 Toyota Cressida
1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Turbo
1984 Toyota Van
1985 Ford Tempo
1985 Pontiac 6000 STE
1987 Toyota Corolla Sedan
1988 Nissan Van
1991 Honda Civic Hatchback
1993 Mazda 626 V6
1996 Mazda 626 i4
1999 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe
2010 Toyota RAV4 i4
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3296 times:
Sorry to nitpick..but it is "What cars have you driven".
Too many to list..but the ones that stand out include..
1999 Fiat Palio (my first fiat!)
1994 Mercedes C180 (this was in fact the very first C-class that came to Australia)
1999 Mercedes C180
2000 M Class
2002 Land Rover Discovery
2002 Land Rover Defender
2003 Jeep Cherokee
2003 Toyota Echo (the first Toyota I drove)
2008 Mustang GT (was replaced by the car below)
2010 Shelby GT 500 - the fastest car I have ever driven. Looking forward to driving it again this year
Currently I get to drive..
2010 ML class
2007 JK Wrangler (my car)
2008 Ford Escape
And wayy too many rental cars..ranging from Chrysler minivans to Hyundai SUVs and crappy KIAs.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7619 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
1987 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8 inherited when my Mom switched to a Buick Century.
1995 Mercury Mystique V6 (a spruced up Ford Mondeo for our European friends) that my Dad bought from Ford after my brother (a Ford employee at the time) had used it for one year.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 (Vento in Europe maybe?) that my parents bought for me.
2003 Saab 9-3 2.0 t (first car bought by myself).
2008 Mercedes Benz C280 Classic (eventually it was renamed C300 to more accurately reflect its engine size).
I now walk and ride the subway, mostly the 4, 5 and 6 NY MTA trains. And I am happy about it. I do miss the Benz a lot, though.
Should I move back to Mexico City in 2012, I intend to buy a BMW X1 xDrive25iA.
I have also driven quite regularly other cars in my household: 1990 Buick Century Ltd. 3.1, 1997 Chevrolet Malibu V6, 1999 Honda Accord EX, 2007 Toyota Camry XLE and 2011 Audi A3 Sportback 1.4T.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3247 times:
2000 Dodge Stratus SE First car I ever had, parents bought for me. Owned from 5/04 to 4/08. 2006 Ford Taurus SE Paid for the car myself with cash. Quite a proud day. Owned from 4/08 to 7/09. 2007 Ford Fusion SE V6 AWD Thought I needed AWD in Reno. Owned from 7/09 to 2/10. 2010 Honda Civic EX Realized I didn't need AWD. Leased before I went underneath on the Fusion.
If I could go back, I would have never bought the Fusion. While it was a great car, I bought it for the wrong reasons and ended up back in a FWD car months later. I owned the Taurus, and put a significant amount of its equity down on the Fusion. By the time I traded the Fusion in, I had almost no equity left. Ugh.
andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3245 times:
These are cars that I have owned or had as company cars, I'm not going to scratch my head for all the rentals.
1974 Ford Granada L, 3 litre V6, 3 speed automatic box, it caught fire in the drive in one night!
1981 Ford Escort XR3
1980 Ford Cortina 1.6
1984 Ford Sierra 2.0 GL
1986 Mazda 626 Sports Sedan..... total garbage!
1987 VW Jetta CSX
1989 VW Golf CSX Wolfsburg Edition
1992 Toyota Corolla GLS Executive
1995 Opel Astra 160iE
1996 BMW 316i
2001 BMW 320i
2004 BMW 320i
2006 BMW 320d (current car)
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
imiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
Quoting andz (Reply 12): If they get any smaller you will be on a scooter
LOL. Fortunately, I only had to put up with it for 4 weeks. It was the first non-diesel car I'd driven in ages and suffice it to say, the engine was anaemic. The worst quality about it was the way it would rock side to side when buffeted by winds or turbulence!
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2679 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3184 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW CHAT OPERATOR
Cars I have owned:
1982 Ford Laser Ghia 1.5 litre manual
1989 Ford Falcon GL 3.9 litre auto
2005 Ford Fairmont 4.0 litre auto
Other cars I have driven:
1980 Holden Gemini
1987 Nissan Pintara GL
1988 Ford Falcon GL
1990 Nissan Pulsar GX 1.8 litre auto
1994 Toyota Corolla Seca CSi 1.6 litre manual
1999 Ford Falcon Forte (rental)
2001 Ford Falcon Forte Series II(rental)
2002 Ford Falcon Forte Series III (x2) (rental, friend's car)
2002 Ford Falcon XT
2004 Ford Falcon XT (Mk II)
2004 Ford Focus 2.0 litre auto (rental)
2004 Toyota Hilux (company car)
2004 Ford Territory TX (rental) (x2)
2005 Ford Focus (rental)
2006 Ford Focus (rental)
2007 Holden Rodeo
2007 Ford Mondeo Zetec TDCi (test drive)
2007 Ford Focus (rental)
2008 Mazda 2 1.5 litre auto
2008 Volkswagen Golf (Mk V) GTi manual
2008 Ford Focus (rental)
2009 Honda Accord Euro manual (test drive)
2009 Ford Falcon G6E Turbo (test drive)
2009 Ford Fiesta (rental)
2009 Toyota Camry (rental)
2010 Ford Focus (rental)
2010 Nissan Versa (rental)
2010 Hyundai i45 (test drive)
This is probably not an exhaustive list. Of those I've driven, the 2009 Ford Falcon G6E Turbo was without a doubt the quickest. 4.0 litre DOHC turbocharged in-line 6 was arguably the best engine out of the cars I've driven - powerful, responsive (albeit with a litle turbo lag) and most of all, quiet, just like a luxury sedan should be That said, the most fun I've had behind the wheel was, without a doubt, driving the VW Golf Mk V GTi.
TCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3155 times:
Literally dozens of rental cars, here's the ones I've owned:
1977 Ford Fiesta 1.1
1997 Fiat Cinquecento 0.8
1998 Fiat Punto 1.2
1996 Daewoo Espero 2.0
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0
1997 Vauxhall Vectra CDXi Estate 2.5 V6 (Awesome car)
1998 Ford Mondeo 2.0
2005 Hyundai Getz 1.3 (my current motor)
We also own a 2001 Kia Sportage 2.0 for towing the caravan
Airstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3137 times:
1981 Volvo DL (might have been a 1980) (the cah I learned to drive in)
1986 Volvo 740 GLE
1987 Honda Civic (the cah I learned how to drive a manual transmission in)
somebody's Mercury Topaz on prom night in Sherborn, Massachusetts in 1990 (I was the only one sober)
coworker's Toyota Celica ST while she was on vacation in 1996
Rentals: Plymouth Neon in Dallas in 2000 (or was it 2001), Ford Escort in Sacramento round the same time, Ford Windstar in Hawaii in 2001, Pontiac Sunbird (methinks) in Milwaukee in 2004, Oldsmobile Alero in Sacramamento as well...hmmmm...more rentals - a Chevy Aveo in Jacksonville just last Novemba, and a Nissan something-or-other on my 2nd Jacksonville trip a month later. It wasn't a Cube, but it was similarly tiny. Think it started with a V-something...
Of course, my JAX-ATL flight was canceled due to a blizzard, and attempts at interlining me were unsuccessful, so I called my boss who said to check back into the hotel and go to Hertz and get the car back or get another car and head right the heck back to the data center and put in another eight hours (on Christmas day, obviously). They couldn't give me the itty bitty Nissan back, in fact they only had one car available, and it was a 2011 Mustang, with leather seats.
Same here. I've rented literally hundreds of cars.
Listing a few: the most fun to drive was probably a Caterham on a track and/or several small 4WD on mud-plugging duties (Lada Niva, LR Defender and, lately, a Suzuki Samurai).
Fastest (in a straight line) probably an M3 or an Impala SS, don't know which. The M3 is definitely the most expensive and the Impala SS the worst drive ever (at least the several crown vics and grand marquises are RWD even though the ride is also like a rubber hammock).
Best hot hatch, a clio V6, miles ahead of golf GTI, Mégane RS, Focus ST and Leon Cupra. Classic hot hatches R5 turbo and lancia delta integrale (AMAZING drive, though I couldn't thrash it as hard as I would have liked).
Crappiest, definitely my first car, a diesel Renault 5 that had been doing farm duty for over 15 years when I picked it up.
Now I drive an Alfa Mito (daily), a Mazda MX-5 (weekend) and the Samurai for offroad.
I've always wanted to drive one..never got the opportunity. And I don't know anyone who has one either.. so it'll be another one of my unfilled dreams (along with watching the launch of a space shuttle)
Bongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3659 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3089 times:
Ones myself/the wife have owned:
1982 Ford Escort 1.1 (dashboard rattled severely when speed exceeded 70mph)
1984 Ford Escort 1.6 (more power plus it was the GL version so the dashboard didn't rattle)
1987 Ford Fiesta XR2 (nice car reluctantly swapped for a more practical at the time)
1986 Ford Sierra 2.0 estate
Procession of Daimler DS420's for work (big leather seats, 4.2 litre straight six engine, really comfortable for passengers crap for the driver)
1991 Volvo 940 2.0 turbo (comfortable & fast)
1997 Ford Galaxy 2.3
1994ish Volvo 440 (ok, but drivers door fell off through manufacturing error)
2001 Ford KA (fun City car nice to drive)
2003 Volvo V70 low pressure turbo (crap car poor fuel economy poor performance, how could a manufacturer head backwards from the 940 from 12 years ago)
1999 Ford Transit pick up truck - bomb proof, the vehicle of choice for the UK workman
2006 Ford Galaxy 2.0 diesel turbo (my 1st diesel, great improvement on the earlier Galaxy
2009 Ford Focus 1.3 Used for local runnign about, nice car great for nipping into town
Vauxhall Omegas for work , replaced the DS420's now the driver is as comfortable as the passengers, plus aircon and don't need to tow a fuel bowser !
As to ones I have driven, everything from landrovers to minibuses to tractors, misc hire cars etc. The one that stands out though is a friends kit car, 2.0 Ford Sierra engine in half a ton of space frame chassis with open wheels. You could spin the tyres in every gear.
: '84 Ford fiesta '93 ford fiesta '97 Rover 200 '96 Toyota Hilux '79 series 3 land rover 110 '97 Vauxhall astra '05 mitsubishi L200 big up truck '02 Min
: The ones that I can remember off the top of my head..... 1979 Holden Torana 1991 Ford Falcon 1983 Holden Camira (First car) 1979 Datsun 280zx 1989 Hol