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Hi all,

I have returned! LOL

I list my cars I have had this year;

Smart Car Pasion (Given Away)

Dacia Duster Ambience (Returned to dealer)

Vauxhall Astra 2005 (Written Off)

Vauxhall Astra 2012 (Courtesy Car)

Seat Altea XL 2007 (Traded in)

Dacia Duster Laureate 2013 (my new baby)

Can anyone beat that?
 

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LOL,

This time, I have my expextations realistic. I now accept no folding front passenger seat.

Still a great car
 

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I had a Hyundai Getz and a Suzuki Bandit 600

a Dacia Duster Laureate

a Nissan Juke courtesy car for an hour

a Renault Captur courtesy car for a weekend

a Renault Clio courtesy car for a week

Duster was the best of the lot.
 

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I tend to keep my cars for much longer than that, but here is my list:

Hillman Avenger GL (1970)
Vauxhall Cavalier mk2 (1984)
Vauxhall Cavalier mk3 (1988)
Vauxhall Astra (1994)

Rover 600 (1998)
Dacia Sandero (2013)
 

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I had a Hyundai Getz and a Suzuki Bandit 600
a Dacia Duster Laureate
a Nissan Juke courtesy car for an hour
a Renault Captur courtesy car for a weekend
a Renault Clio courtesy car for a week

Duster was the best of the lot.
I think you'll find that the 600 bandit was the best I've had one for over 13 year's cracking bike for what they cost

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I tend to keep my cars for much longer than that, but here is my list:

Hillman Avenger GL (1970)
Vauxhall Cavalier mk2 (1984)
Vauxhall Cavalier mk3 (1988)
Vauxhall Astra (1994)
Rover 600 (1998)
Dacia Sandero (2013)
Like OOB I tend to keep my cars a bit longer longer:-
1965 Renault Duphine
1967 Ford Anglia Van
1969 Ford Consul Classic
1973 Ford Anglia Estate
1977 Daf 33 (written off !)
1978 Wartburg Knight
1981 Skoda 120 Estelle (new)
1989 Peugeot 309 D (new)
2001 Seat Leon tDi (new)
2013 Dacia Stepway dCi (new)

Various motorcycles before moving to cars !
 

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Like OOB I tend to keep my cars a bit longer longer:-

1962 Morris Ten (year 1948) Father's old car, passed my test in this !
1965 Renault Duphine
1967 Ford Anglia Van
1969 Ford Consul Classic
1973 Ford Anglia Estate
1977 Daf 33 (written off !)
1978 Wartburg Knight
1981 Skoda 120 Estelle (new)
1989 Peugeot 309 D (new)
2001 Seat Leon tDi (new)
2013 Dacia Stepway dCi (new)

Various motorcycles before moving to cars !
 

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Hi all,

I have returned! LOL

I list my cars I have had this year;

Smart Car Pasion (Given Away)

Dacia Duster Ambience (Returned to dealer)

Vauxhall Astra 2005 (Written Off)

Vauxhall Astra 2012 (Courtesy Car)

Seat Altea XL 2007 (Traded in)

Dacia Duster Laureate 2013 (my new baby)

Can anyone beat that?
Apologies if I've missed this - mind if I ask why the first Duster was returned?
 

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I bet you left the Daf in gear when you started it and wrote it off, my mate demolished his garage door with that gear box/ And who could forget the Wartburg with its two stroke engine,

They really don't make cars like that anymore :)
 

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I bet you left the Daf in gear when you started it and wrote it off, my mate demolished his garage door with that gear box/ And who could forget the Wartburg with its two stroke engine,
They really don't make cars like that anymore :)
A lorry decided to drive over the DAF, with me in it ! Best thing that could have happened to it !
Never spent a penny on repairs for the Wartburg, cheapest car to run I have had (no oil changes ! )! Drove it all over the south of France camping with the wife and 2 kids. Treated myself to a new Skoda when I returned from holiday after chatting to a Skoda owner on a French camp-site.
 

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In keeping with the other posters, my car history is as follows;

I passed my test June 1989.

Ford Escort Mk2 (KJT 895W) Written off twice and then nicked.

Morris Ital (Scrapped)

Hillman Avenger (Sold)

Ford Granada Saloon 2.8 (Changed to a 2.0ltr Lump) (Scrapped)

Vauxhall Cavalier Mk21.6 (Bought in the dark, so leaking vaulve oil seals not noticed) (Scrapped)

Toyota Carina 2 (Scrapped after my sister cooked the engine)

Ford Fiesta XR2 (Sold after a week, awful car)

Vauxhall Astra Belmont (Sold to a mate who didn't register it and was left burnt out on M2 services)

Vauxhall Cavalier Mk 2 with a 2ltr GTE Lump, bought for £100. Fantastic car. (Stolen and then written off in Staplehurst station)

Vauxhall Cavalier Mk 3 bought as a write off from a scrap yard (Scrapped)

Vauxhall Vectra, ex taxi with 175k, lasted 3 years (scrapped)

Ford Focus ex wife's (returned to ex wife)

Then

Smart Car Pasion (Given Away)

Dacia Duster Ambience (Returned to dealer)

Vauxhall Astra 2005 (Written Off)

Vauxhall Astra 2012 (Courtesy Car)

Seat Altea XL 2007 (Traded in)

Dacia Duster Laureate 2013 (my new baby)

18 cars in 24 years.

Yikes
 

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Hi

Royale431

I did post in March, but the issue was, and this is serious :) , the lack of a folding front passenger seat. At the time is was essential.

No longer
 

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I'll join the fun on "cars I've owned" starting with the US and finishing in Colombia:

'55 mercury w/54 motor

'57 mercury

'63 Volvo 544

'53 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup

'? Renault R 10

'65 Saab 93 2 cycle

'70 Saab 94 4 cycle

'56 International Harvester S 120 4x4 pickup

'72 FJ-40 Toyota Land Cruiser

'74 Ford F-250 4x4 pickup

'73 Triumph Spitfire

'70 VW bug

'84 Toyota pickup

'87 Toyota pickup

'90 Plymouth Laser Turbo

'93 Dodge Dakota Extra Cab 4x4 pickup

'95 Chevrolet (Suzuki) Vitara 4x4 (in Colombia)

'97 Mazda B2200 stake side pickup (in Colombia)

'04 Mazda B2600 stake bed 4x4 pickup (in Colombia)

'07 Mitsubishi Montero 2dr V6 4x4 (in Colombia)

'08 Nissan Frontier 4dr 4x4 pickup (in Colombia)

To be delivered: '14 Renault Duster 4x4 (in Colombia)
 

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If we're making lists...

1957 Morris Minor (older than me!) - once tried and failed to get up the hill to the ski tows at Cairngorm :lol: not enough guts in the 25yr old engine.

Hillman Avenger - pos

VW Golf - lovely drive, clutch like a knife edge though.

Lada Riva - Slugger

Rover 214 - got rid of it at 14yrs old only because it was becoming too expensive to repair.

Fiat Panda - Nice enough little car but just too little for a big guy like me

Dacia Duster - Looking good so far :D

And three vans..

Sherpa van - it was okay I suppose

Vauxhall Astra van - loved driving this one after I'd got over the back ache the weird driving position gave me.

Renault Kangoo van - great drive, kept it for 8 years and sold it in near pristine condition.
 

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Some great (and not so great) cars on the lists here - brings back some real memories!

Well, here goes:

Austin Maxi 1750 - (1976 registered - cost £250 but never got it on the road as it need £250 worth of welding!)

Opel Kadett (C) SR - (1976 registered - my fave car ever and as rare as rocking-horse-doo-doo now)

Ford Excort MKII - (1980 registered - rear wheel drive... Yahoo!)

Hyundai Pony - (1986 registered - reliable but so DULLLLLL!)

Vauxhall Astra - (1997 registered - next....)

VW Polo - (1986 registered - part-exed this with 150,000 miles on the clock - still running today!)

Perodua Nippa 850 GXi - (1997 registered - 3 cyl 850cc engine but a great hoot!)

Hyundai Tucson GSI - (2005 registered - great car - muchly fun off-road!)

Dacia Sandero Stepway Tce90 - (2013 - really liking this car even after smacking the rear door into my cheek-bone....Twice!)
 

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I'll join the fun on "cars I've owned" starting with the US and finishing in Colombia:

'55 mercury w/54 motor
'57 mercury
'63 Volvo 544
'53 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup
'? Renault R 10
'65 Saab 93 2 cycle
'70 Saab 94 4 cycle
'56 International Harvester S 120 4x4 pickup
'72 FJ-40 Toyota Land Cruiser
'74 Ford F-250 4x4 pickup
'73 Triumph Spitfire
'70 VW bug
'84 Toyota pickup
'87 Toyota pickup
'90 Plymouth Laser Turbo
'93 Dodge Dakota Extra Cab 4x4 pickup
'95 Chevrolet (Suzuki) Vitara 4x4 (in Colombia)
'97 Mazda B2200 stake side pickup (in Colombia)
'04 Mazda B2600 stake bed 4x4 pickup (in Colombia)
'07 Mitsubishi Montero 2dr V6 4x4 (in Colombia)
'08 Nissan Frontier 4dr 4x4 pickup (in Colombia)
To be delivered: '14 Renault Duster 4x4 (in Colombia)
Wow
That's one hell of a list.

What was your favorite?

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Well I'm kind of old so maybe that accounts for the list. My absolute all time favorite was the 1990 Plymouth Laser Turbo. Same car as Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon. Mine was turquoise. It had four wheel disc brakes and 190 hp. Magazines testing it said it was good for 150 mph (I took their word for it as there was no place I could try that out without getting a huge fine). A real pocket rocket for $16,000US and beautiful too. I kept it for 160,000 miles and nary a problem until the very end when it needed an AC component and issued some blue smoke. Never a problem with the turbo. What a car! I miss it dearly but it would never do in the country I'm in now where you really need something like...a Duster.
 
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