What did you drive before you joined the LEON stable?

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  1. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Full Member

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  2. Bigfoot

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    Now with new exhaust


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  3. johnvx220

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    To many to mention buts here is few,
    Hearld, first car, fell in love with it, brought one 10 years ago or so and what a load of rubbish,
    Spitfire MK2, rebuilt engine 100mph at 6,000 revs + I think it was fun, it seem like it at the time,
    Marina dont know what I was thinking at the time,
    Mini GT fun but not fast, 30K a year, not the right car, 2 head jobs, alternators x3, water pump x2, engine braces x4 or even more, 50K and it was f**k*d, british leyland at its best
    Citroen AX 1.4d almost as fast as the gt mini and with a K&N filter almost got the ton out of it,
    Simiter GTE, a plastic tub, loks cool but isnt + 20 gallon tank (£100 quid + now).
    MK2 RS2000, properly the best car I have had, quick rack, full bilston set up, anti dive kit, real rally tyres that only lasted 2-3,000. Needed a 5th gear.
    DBS 6 (not the V8), fun but very, very expensive.
    Alfa Alfetta 2.0, very under rated car, boring to look at but with same set up as coupe twin 40s (that dripped petrol if stationary) and doulbe OHC
    VW camper, did a lot of europe in this, still miss it.
    Pug 205, this car took a dirt track up the alpes to see some wild horses. Never saw the horses but bottom of pug was very shinney, thought it was fast as a gti, but I know it wasnt.
    Fiat 126, followed a slow volvo estate once and flashed him to allow me to overtake, there wasnt a hope in hell of me getting by.
    Mini x4, great cars but very sore on the hands if you have to work on them.
    Renault 18, took us to the south of France with the wife, my parents and our 18 month old son. Took a track accross into Spain through puddles that came up to the bonnet, but it had to be done. Still married to the same woman,
    XR2 and XR3i, quick for its time but the diesel is now just as quick
    Rover 218, good workhorse, towed over 2 1/2 tons once and got away with it,
    Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6d OK it cant be that bad, wrong, it was
    BX GTi, Just never got used to it,
    Honda civic, old type, lovely looker again but very poor build quality and I thought they were the best at the time,
    Smartcar, fun for a lot of town work I do, never felt 100% safe in it
    Mitsubishi Suppora (2door thing coupe)
    Velo Solex bikes they are a bike to go get the fresh bread in the morning when over in france
    2cv x5, Traveled many many miles in them, still have 1 1/2 as with the following two
    Ami 6 break,
    Dyane 6,
    Citroen Manx, a very poor mans sports car with 602cc
    Citreon HY van 3 speed gearbox, 20mpg, 56mph max, still have it
    X-Trail 2.2 dci, great family car, but need speed so time to move on
    VX220, what a car, still rare, great drive, but always looking in your rear mirror
    VXT220, more of the same but just mad, 4.7 0-60, do miss it, but not the police escorts.
    Latest a FR TDi 204 bhp / 420n/m still enjoy it after a year.
    There are more but I cant leave them all, otherwise war and peace would seem a short storey. Now in my 52nd year and have had more cars than my age. Dam I could have bought 2-3 houses with all that money :confused:.
     
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  4. Freewheelin'

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    I went from a Leon Cupra TDI to a Mondeo ST TDCI and now a Mk 2 FR TDI. I should have missed out the ST :doh:

    Plus this for the weekends....

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  5. MatG

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    freewheelin' - nice Evo :)
     
  6. gregster72

    gregster72 Paddy Power

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    Ibiza Cupra Tdi

    If only I had the finances to run the 'beeza and the FR......
     
  7. Carr20vt

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    Mk1 Fiesta
    Mk1 Golf GTI
    Mk2 Golf GTI
    XR2
    Escort RST
    E30 320i
    E30 325i
    E30 325i Sport
    E36 328i Sport
    Nova GSI
    306 Rallye
    306 GTI
    Corrado Storm 2.9
    Ibiza 20VT Cupra
    Leon Cupra R
    Mk2 Cupra

    Oh an a trusty 307HDI for yrs. :)
     
  8. Bainie

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    I came from a 300bhp vectra VXR, spent 1/2 my life at the petrol station and the other 1/2 changing tyres !! The wife didn`t like it so it was doomed from the start ..

    The FR Tdi is very impressive though, I never thought a deisel would be as smooth / quick as it is ...
     
  9. pr0ton

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    Mazda 6 MPS
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  10. Dillinja

    Dillinja Throbbing Member

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    Nice first car!

    My first car was an 11 year old mini which had an MW radio (no FM), the heater didn't work, there was a hole in the passenger footwell, a draft came into the cabin underneath the steering wheel and later in it's life it drank half a pint of oil every day. BUT, I still look back with fond memories, my first car man!
     
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  11. FReddytdi

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    R Reg Pug 306 gti-6, amazing car.

    W Reg Astra Sri 139bhp version

    52 Reg Astra GSi 200bhp version

    54 Reg MG ZR 160, terrible car, only had it 3 months

    55 Reg MK I FR TDi

    07 Reg MK II FR TDi

    So looking at the list I only like hatchbacks then!
     
  12. benjay86

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    Mine was a 2003 Seat Ibiza 1.2

    Loved it but needed extra power, overtaking in it uphill was a no go!!
    Now i got the grunt to overtake!!
     
  13. johnvx220

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    Its nice to see all the cars that lets say a "younger" drive. All the early car I drove didnt have ABS, no driver aids, brakes that stop when they felt like it, road holding was very intresting to say the least and cross ply tyres which no grip. Rust was the main problem which with advances in treatments and paint you just see now.
    Driving towards a roundabout in the wet far to fast , your whole wieght press down on the brakes and think were you going to live. No air bag to save you here, just a lovely hard dashboard and sports steering wheel. Some of my college mates didnt and in a class of 30 or so over 4 years 3 died inc a biker. If you got to a ton it was a real buzz. I would have missed for the world because it makes you respect the great advances in in the cars over even the last 40 years. I also now the roads are far more busy and so is the saftey of cars. Hopefully the deaths and injuries are far less.
    Drive safe please.
     
  14. phil3012

    phil3012 Senior Member

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    I agree the advancement in cars is amazing. I've only been driving 16 years and things have taken a big leap for the better in that time.

    Drove my mates MG Midget once and that didn't even have servo assisted brakes, let alone ABS. Trying to get it to stop was like trying to brake on a push bike... You had to pump the brakes to get it to stop. No synchro on 1st and 2nd gear either...

    As cars have got faster though, you do get the odd complete idiots nowadays. Like one yesterday in a Volvo on the M62, he must have been going 110/120 flashing everybody to move over the the inside lane, undertook a load of cars still doing the same speed on the inside lane and then proceeded up the slip road at the same speed. :ban:
     
  15. LeonGTI

    LeonGTI Back to the green pump...

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    did this volvo have blue flashing lights.......
     
  16. phil3012

    phil3012 Senior Member

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    Nope, it was an older Volvo on an 'R' plate.

    I don't think it was an officer of the law...
     
  17. Mike H

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    MG ZS180 - a cracking car.

    Probably one of the most underrated cars by the motoring press.
     
  18. NWhiteley

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    '85 Toyota Corolla 1.3 GL
    '86 Cavalier SRI
    '87 Orion I Ghia
    '89 Astra GTE 8V
    '93 Cavalier 2.0 CDX
    '89 Rover 216
    '90 Astra GTE 16V
    '94 Rover 220 Turbo
    '97 Astra 1.8 Cesaro
    '95 Cavalier V6 Diplomat
    '96 Rover Tomcat Turbo
    '01 Mondeo ST24
    '98 Impreza WRX
    '02 Mondeo 2.0 Ghia X
    '99 Golf V6
    '98 Evo 5
    '03 Focus 2.0 ESP
    '04 Focus 1.6
    '03 Golf 4Motion
    '02 S3
    '06 Focus ST2
    '07 A3 2.0 Turbo S-Line
    And the present car... '07 Focus ST3

    Looking to get either a 12 month old Golf ED30 or a new Cupra this/next month
     
  19. klf2007

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    micra SR
    ibiza 130 fr
    leon 1.9 150 fr
    new leon 2.0 170 fr

    must like the letter r...
     
  20. selfagg

    selfagg New Member

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    My motoring history has been quite shady to be honest...

    1.3 Mk 3 Escort
    1.6 VW Scirocco GT (Nice)
    1.6 Mk 6 Escort >_<
    1.1 Rover Metro
    1.4 Peugeot 206

    And now a 1.9 Leon TDi... And I have to admit, this car still makes me smile everyday, it's great!!!
     

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