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How many cars have you owned

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by obi_waynne, 19 January 2016.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    In your driving life how many cars have you owned?

    I'm on my 7th which I think is pretty low compared to many on here. I do tend to keep hold of them for quite a while.
     
  2. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    Lost track so could only guess . 50 maybe ? (thats not including cars Ive bought/imported to sell )
     
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  3. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    I'm on car 7 as well. Not bad since 1988 - 28 years. The mileage over that time is impressive too.
     
  4. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    Well over a hundred
     
  5. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Not many. I could probably name most of them in order....
    Ford Anglia
    Ford Anglia
    Lotus Elan (current)
    Austin Mini
    Ford Classic
    J2 Van
    Ford Transit
    Ford Mk1 Cortina
    Ford Sierra
    Vauxhall Astra
    Austin Ambassador
    Vauxhall Royale
    Ford Mk1 Fiesta (only car bought new)
    Range Rover
    Robin Hood (current)
    Chevrolet Blazer (current)
    VW Fox (current)
    Ford based motorhome (current)
    Plus 7 RS Sierra Cosworths that I bought and stripped (one still to be stripped).
     
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  6. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Probably about a dozen or so, nothing exciting at all.
     
  7. MADRod

    MADRod Road Burner

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    Well im older so a few more than most. I also usually have 3 cars. Workhorse, Posing Sports car & something stupid. Ive owned 51 cars to date & the Mrs is on here 8th.
     
  8. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

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    Oh let's see, in order of appearance -
    1976 Morris Marina 1.3
    1980 Honda Accord EX 1.6
    1983 Honda Prelude EX 1.8
    1986 Lancia Thema V6 2.8
    1988 Citroen AX GT 1.4
    1986 Ford Escort Ghia 1.6
    1988 Nissan Silvia S12 1.8Turbo
    1986 Austin Metro L 1.3
    1995 VW Golf GL 1.8
    2006 VW Golf GT Tdi170 (current)
    1989 Porsche 944 SE Turbo
    1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR VSpec

    Looking back through that list I can see the ups and downs of my life, career and relationships. Never thought of it like that o_O
     
  9. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    So 1986 must have been a real low point for you Andy o_O
     
  10. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

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    Ah actually the dates are the year the car was made not years I owned it in. The list is in order of ownership so my 1st car was a 1976 Marina, my 2ND car was a Accord etc.
    So the Prelude was when I went into frontline retail sales and was doing well. The Lancia was when I went into management, that was when I was about 22 years old I reckon. The Citroen was because the Lancia nearly financially broke me so had to go small.
    Escort was because I was engaged by then I needed money to set up home so bought a cheap £200 quid runabout Ford.
    Silvia was because I was stupid I wanted a sports car. Metro was new wife's car and Silvia had to go to pay for new furniture and baby stuff.
    1st Golf was because we wanted bigger safer car and 2nd and current Golf we bought brand new in 2006 as we made good money selling our house moving from the big town to the country.
    The Porsche and Skyline were my toys in the last few years when I was doing well in business but my priorities have changed and family is put first now so do much much less hours at work.
    My life story in a car list, I feel so cleansed
     
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  11. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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  12. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

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    Yeah It was just, it suddenly dawned on me when I wrote that list how it triggered memories of what was happening in my life and how it kind of reflected in my car choice at the point in time. It was quite deep n spiritual man :cool: (I'm going to get some food now as I haven't had any today yet and I think I'm losing it a bit ?-/)
     
  13. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Food always helps
     
  14. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Any recent car changes or purchases? I know there have been a few on here.
     
  15. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    Wouldn't it be nice if we could get a list from the DVLA of all owned vehicles..... :(

    From what I can remember:
    Started driving in 1996...
    1986 black Metro
    1988 beige Nova S
    1988 red Golf C
    1979 white Golf GTI
    1986 black Golf GTI
    1988 black Golf GTI
    1989 green Golf C
    19xx silver Vectra
    19xx white Volvo Turbo something
    1988 black Golf GTI
    1994 Impreza WRX STI
    1998 Impreza WRX STI (current one)
    2007 Hyundai I20 (the wifelet's car)
     
  16. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thats a nice collection, You got some pretty quick cars quite early on. I might copy this to a new thread as it will be interesting to hear from others....
     
  17. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    Yeah, I loved those GTIs, but they all had problems (mostly age related) and never really lasted beyond a year of me thrashing them. The GTIs were in my street racing days.... (yeah yeah, I know, young and dumb etc ;))
     
  18. Aerial Andy944

    Aerial Andy944 The Torque Meister

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    I haven't any new cars but we picked up a lovely top of the range 2007 Clio with only 32000 miles on the clock and we know the previous 2 owners. Looking at my earlier post my 1st car was a very basic 100 quid Marina and Chloe now gets aircon, abs, remote HiFi, central locking etc etc... How times have changed :rolleyes:
     
  19. thexav

    thexav Pro Tuner Staff Member

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    I'm only on my 4th car! I tend to get good ones and stick with them.
     
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  20. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Upwards of 20 so I guess that what's been keeping me poor :lol:
     
  21. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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  22. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    I had it for 26 years so whats your keepers age :)
     
  23. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    I do have a list somewhere, just over 60 cars and a couple of vans including race cars.
     
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