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Malthus

Car you wish you'd kept

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If my 1990 silver Escort Mk 5, 1.3 petrol had not had so many electrics fail by 2003 I would still be driving it today; loved that car but it let me down at 125k miles and thirteen years.  Not all mine.

I finally decided to replace it when, stationary on the M5 on a hot summer afternoon, I was having to rev the engine so it didn't die, whilst having the heater on full blast so it didn't overheat, and having all windows down to let the heat out.

By this point the following all shorted out against the body so I had had to take their fuses out: alarm, rear fog light, heated rear window.

Great looking car, lovely to drive.  Just couldn't be described as "working" by that point.

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Mentioned in the other thread, not a car but my first bike a Kawasaki zxr400.  Beautiful machine.  Looked and sounded fantastic,  stuck to the road like glue and shifted like hot snot despite its modest size.  Probably worth a fair bit more now than when I sold it 10 years ago.

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1972 MK1 RS 1600 escort  ,one because i love them but to be honest the overriding factor is what they are worth to day 

If you are talking just for the love of or how much fun the car was my 1.9 pug GTi  as bang for the buck goes you won`t find a better car

Edited by Long time lurking

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16 hours ago, Malthus said:

Following on from the other car threads 

This is the car I most regret selling 

2004 MG ZT , best of Britsh and might have to buy another someday 

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I take it that's not the one with the Ford Mustang V8 engine?!

In anycase :x

None of my previous cars I wish I had kept. However, I think my previous car, the ex-police Escort 1.8 LD would have been an interesting one to have spent money on and making nice. A different colour, bodykit, respray, alloys to give it a more 'Ghia look'.

6961859587_8bf9580827_c.jpg1994 Ford Escort 1.8 LD diesel by Matt, on Flickr

 

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16 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

None.

If my 1990 silver Escort Mk 5, 1.3 petrol had not had so many electrics fail by 2003 I would still be driving it today; loved that car but it let me down at 125k miles and thirteen years.  Not all mine.

I just remembered my mate have one of those as his first car. I think he bought it in the late 1990s. It was a 1.4 LX so well kitted out. He only kept for a year and traded it in for a basic brand new SEAT Ibiza 1.4.

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14 minutes ago, UmBongo said:

I take it that's not the one with the Ford Mustang V8 engine?!

In anycase :x

 

Unfortunately not , 1.8 turbo 

went really well 

the V8's are cool but £500 + road tax is a killer for cars like that 

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1 hour ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

Capri designer  Uwe Bahnsen took inspiration for shape of Sierra/Granada from Captain Scarlet.

I vaguely remember back in 1985 my dad passing me a copy of 'Motor' magazine with a photo of the aerodynamic 'new Granada' on the cover. I was absolutely stunned with how pretty it looked. I was only 7 or 8 years old back then and to me Ford Granadas were angular affairs. I think that's where my interest in cars began.

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18 minutes ago, UmBongo said:

I vaguely remember back in 1985 my dad passing me a copy of 'Motor' magazine with a photo of the aerodynamic 'new Granada' on the cover. I was absolutely stunned with how pretty it looked. I was only 7 or 8 years old back then and to me Ford Granadas were angular affairs. I think that's where my interest in cars began.

Ah yes I had two of those.

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I don't regret any of my own cars (basically because I've done bangernomics, and my cars were dead when I finally got rid of them!) but I sometimes think that my dad must kick himself as he sold off a Healey "Big Six", and then not one, but TWO Citro√ęn DSes...

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Edited by DeepLurker

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We like the DS. They really were good, and made for 20 years from 1955. I've always wanted to arrive at Versailles smoking Gitanes, and covered in onions wearing a stripey shirt and trenchcoat, all unshaven.

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48 minutes ago, DeepLurker said:

I don't regret any of my own cars (basically because I've done bangernomics, and my cars were dead when I finally got rid of them!) but I sometimes think that my dad must kick himself as he sold off a Healey "Big Six", and then not one, but TWO Citro√ęn DSes...

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citroen_ds23ie_1.jpg?itok=_BoBZTtz

Go give your Dad a good kicking.

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