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What car did you come from?

liam_b

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Hi all,

Just put a deposit on my i30n performance today. Just wondered what everybody's car history was upto this point.

I passed my test in 2005 and started with a few Corsa Bs (1.2 8v and a 1.4 SRi)
Mk2 Fiat Punto
MG ZR
Then another Corsa (But a C this time)
My first performance car was a Renault Megane Sport. Which was very nice but had to go to make room for moving out.
Then a Ford Mondeo Titanium X Diesel
Seat Leon FR diesel
2015 Ford Fiesta ST3
My current Car is a 2016 Ford Focus ST3 250

Between me and my dad we have also had 5 rally cars including a Vauxhall Nova and Subaru Impreza.FB_IMG_1517697255777.jpg FB_IMG_1517697306644.jpg
 

Gizmo

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  • Talbot Sunbeam LS (bought from my mum)
  • 1994 Nissan Micra 1.0L (huge fun - the car that made me interested in cars!)
  • 1996 Nissan Micra 1.3SR (amazing driving lamps)
  • 1998 Nissan Almera GTi (best handling car I've ever owned, fabulous grunty engine too)
  • 1999 Subaru Impreza STi 6 (easily the fastest thing I've owned, weighed nothing, unshakeable grip... serious turbo lag!)
  • 2003 Nissan 350Z coupé
  • 2006 Nissan 350Z roadster (mk2 "rev up" engine, fantastic noise, terrible fuel consumption!)
  • 2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo coupé (mk3 "High Rev" engine, the engine it should've had from the start)
  • 2011 Nissan 370Z GT Edition coupé (brilliant but somehow lost the 350Z's je ne sais quoi")
  • 2017 Hyundai i30 N Performance
 
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liam_b

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  • Talbot Sunbeam LS (bought from my mum)
  • 1994 Nissan Micra 1.0L (huge fun - the car that made me interested in cars!)
  • 1996 Nissan Micra 1.3SR (amazing driving lamps)
  • 1998 Nissan Almera GTi (best handling car I've ever owned, fabulous grunty engine too)
  • 1999 Subaru Impreza STi 6 (easily the fastest thing I've owned, weighed nothing, unshakeable grip... serious turbo lag!)
  • 2003 Nissan 350Z coupé
  • 2006 Nissan 350Z roadster (mk2 "rev up" engine, fantastic noise, terrible fuel consumption!)
  • 2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo coupé (mk3 "High Rev" engine, the engine it should've had from the start)
  • 2011 Nissan 370Z GT Edition coupé (brilliant but somehow lost the 350Z's je ne sais quoi")
  • 2017 Hyundai i30 N Performance
Some nice cars on the list.
We were looking at 350z for a drift/track car as they are reasonably priced.

The pops and bangs of the i30 reminds me of my old scooby
 

Crocoman

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Nothing major for me - I only passed my test in 2006 when I was 27 so cars before that were my wife’s.

2001 Vauxhall Corsa (just a 1 litre I think, did the job)
2002 Peugeot 206cc (1.6. We though we were so cool with this car. To be fair, it was pretty awesome at the time)
2005 Honda Civic Sport (great looking car and still my favourite iteration of the Civic)
2006 BMW 3 series 318ES (my wife always wanted a BMW - nice car, Japan Red, think I was driving at this point)
2006 Citroen C4 (automatic - practical etc, we were skint at this point so downsizing etc)
2002 Skoda Fabia (this was MY car - an absolute tank. Never broke down. 60mpg and a clutch that was ‘on it’s way out’ for about 3 years!!)
2011 Citroen C1 (what was I thinking? Kept for 6 months, tin can. Avoid)
2012 New Honda Civic Sport.(again, thought we were cool. Looked lovely I must admit but this car would not pull you out of bed, so under powered it wasn’t funny, lots of trips back to the garage as well, wife ended up hating this car)
2014 Kia Pro Ceed GT (this car got me into performance at a late age - very underrated and a fantastic first effort from Kia. First car ive ever really cared about)
2018......you know!!
 
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Danscfc

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Only 21, so not too many!

Mercedes A180d - (after passing my test, found an incredible lease deal on a red one with the AMG body styling pack, a beautiful, but very slow car, an amazing first beginning to driving)
Polo GTI MK9 - About to go back, I drove a friend’s about a year into my driving life and decided this was the car for me. Utterly loved it, it’s been immense!

My brother owns a car journalism magazine so in between I’ve driven many cars, Golf R, Clubsport S, Civic Type R.
 

liam_b

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Only 21, so not too many!

Mercedes A180d - (after passing my test, found an incredible lease deal on a red one with the AMG body styling pack, a beautiful, but very slow car, an amazing first beginning to driving)
Polo GTI MK9 - About to go back, I drove a friend’s about a year into my driving life and decided this was the car for me. Utterly loved it, it’s been immense!

My brother owns a car journalism magazine so in between I’ve driven many cars, Golf R, Clubsport S, Civic Type R.
Which magazine is it?
 

sandervdw

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Pretty boring list for me:
Nissan Sunny
Renault Clio
Citroën C4 Picasso
Mercedes A-class
VW Passat
Ford Focus
BMW 318d
Skoda Superb L&K
Renault Megane coupe

And in March I'll add the Hyundai on the list.

History of cars I've driven once:
Porsche 911 GT3
Ferrari F430
Lamborghini Gallardo
BMW M3
BMW M5
BMW X6M
Alfa Romeo 4C
Mercedes GLC43
Mercedes S65
Mercedes CLA45
Volvo V60 Polestar
Mini JCW
...
 
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paul-h

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Corsa B 1.0 (rolled)
Corsa C 1.2
Fiesta ST 150
Escort RS Turbo
Mondeo Ghia X (full heated leather top spec at the time)
MG ZR160
Astra GSi
Fiesta zetec S tdci
2014 fiesta ST180
2016 Fiesta ST180 (Current car)
Peugeot 205 GTi rally car (sold)
Rover Metro GTi rally car (rolled)
Rover metro 1.1

No rally car at the minute but looking to buy another 205 in the future!

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liam_b

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Corsa B 1.0 (rolled)
Corsa C 1.2
Fiesta ST 150
Escort RS Turbo
Mondeo Ghia X (full heated leather top spec at the time)
MG ZR160
Astra GSi
Fiesta zetec S tdci
2014 fiesta ST180
2016 Fiesta ST180 (Current car)
Peugeot 205 GTi rally car (sold)
Rover Metro GTi rally car (rolled)
Rover metro 1.1

No rally car at the minute but looking to buy another 205 in the future!

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Liking the rally cars. Where did you compete?

We mainly did single venues around the midlands but did do the BTRDA rally first championship for half a year until we had to stop the season due to things out of our control....
 

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Liking the rally cars. Where did you compete?

We mainly did single venues around the midlands but did do the BTRDA rally first championship for half a year until we had to stop the season due to things out of our control....
Scottish tarmack championship
Done Pendragon, Solway Coast, Crail, Machrihanish, Mull, Ingliston, Most of these more than once right enough!

The Metro picture was Doune Hillclimb!
 
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paul-h

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Always wanted to do Mull. Looks a cracking event
I’ve done it 4 times co-driving but never actually driven it! Seriously good event!

Only actually driven in 5 rallies, usually co-drive in another metro GTi.
 
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Daniel Hall

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In order

Fiesta 1.25 zetec
Mk3 2.0L 16v cavalier
Saxo west coast 1.4
Nissan 300zx 3.0L twinturbo
Toyota carina 1.8 gs
Toyota supra (2days, the deal fell through.
Nissan 200sx s14a
Rover 414si
Toyota corolla 1.4 gs
2004 impreza wrx Sti
Vauxhall VXR8 6.0L V8
Hyundai i30N
 
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liam_b

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In order

Fiesta 1.25 zetec
Mk3 2.0L 16v cavalier
Saxo west coast 1.4
Nissan 300zx 3.0L twinturbo
Toyota carina 1.8 gs
Toyota supra (2days, the deal fell through.
Nissan 200sx s14a
Rover 414si
Toyota corolla 1.4 gs
2004 impreza wrx Sti
Vauxhall VXR8 6.0L V8
Hyundai i30N
That's a pretty varied list...
 
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Olitom32

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I started with a Kia picanto hand me down
Got fed up with that summer of 2015 and brought my first love seat Ibiza 1.2 tsi one of the best decision of my life and soon to be the i30n much to my parents dismay and worry
 

mjrogers1

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I had a fair mix! A few classics, a few bangers, a few work vans and a few cars shared with my wife. I’ve had 4 classic minis and love them! Quite a few of mine had a lot done to them.

Austin mini Chelsea

Rover Mini Cooper s

Ford Fiesta RS

Renault Clio black

Ford Fiesta mk1

Vauxhall Astra Red

Rover mini city

Smart Fourth

MG ZT+

Ford escort van

Vauxhall combo

Daihatsu YRV

Renault Clio (new).

Peugeot 206 GTI

Ford Fiesta mk2

Renault Megane cc

Mini city riviera blue

Mercedes sprinter

Mini Cooper S R56

Alfa Romeo 159
 

Scottukl

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Always liked my Italian cars - would love a new Guilia Q.V. but no way I can afford one:

Mini 1000
Fiat Cinquecento Sporting
Fiat Punto Sporting
Fiat Stilo 2.4 Abarth
Fiat Doblo work van
Alfa 147 2.0 Twin Spark
Alfa GT 3.2 V6
Alfa 159 Lusso
Alfa Brera 3.2 Q4
Subaru WRX STi
i30N
 
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