What's your dream car? (1 Viewer)

NorthernWisdom

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After I retired (with a lot more time on my hands) decided to finally get a classic car. Have to say it is a lot of fun and am really enjoying it, there are lots of shows and clubs that offer support (MVPS) and the driving experience is totally different from that of a modern car, which is one of the biggest fun factors for me.
Not going to give us a clue what it actually is...?
 

duffer

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After I retired (with a lot more time on my hands) decided to finally get a classic car. Have to say it is a lot of fun and am really enjoying it, there are lots of shows and clubs that offer support (MVPS) and the driving experience is totally different from that of a modern car, which is one of the biggest fun factors for me.

Ooh, that's a tease. 😁
 

ovduk78

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After I retired (with a lot more time on my hands) decided to finally get a classic car. Have to say it is a lot of fun and am really enjoying it, there are lots of shows and clubs that offer support (MVPS) and the driving experience is totally different from that of a modern car, which is one of the biggest fun factors for me.
I decided that when my last car died, which it did last December, I was going to get an older car & even enquired about an old Honda Civic that was sold & nearly went for a Triumph Acclaim that Mathewson's (Bangers & Cash) were auctioning. The thing that stopped me when I found out the Civic was sold, as I would have bought that, was the round trip down to our home games (670 miles) and whether an old car would cope. If I was just tootling around in a car I definitely would have got an older car than an 11 plate Mazda 3.
 

NorthernWisdom

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Ooh, that's a tease. 😁
I reckon it's a scootacar

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RedSalmon

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Not going to give us a clue what it actually is...?
Started off with an MGBGT due to the fact that there are plenty around, they are pretty straightforward to work on and there is a ready supply of spare parts, but most importantly as a kid a bloke over the road had one and I just loved it.
Ran that for about eighteen months and then got a TR6, which is a bit more complex but what a beautiful sound it makes and it puts a smile on my face whenever I take it out. Always wanted one as I used to see one every day on my way to school and just loved it. Have made a lot of friends going to car meetings and seen loads of other classic cars as a result.
 

Kneeza

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My dad had a MKI from around ‘77 to ‘89 and it was his pride and joy, despite the issues he had with it. Then he had a Cortina MKIV or V, which had a 2.3ltr engine - it had an impressive roar, when revved, I remember that much.

Then that died in ‘96, and we won’t talk about the Fiesta MK2…he had a Mazda 323 (P-reg) in ‘99 which lasted 10 months before the gearbox went. Which was a shame, as that too was a really nice car. It was the first car we had that actually had a sunroof. 🤣

That was a bit of a tangent there, but a lot my childhood memories involve cars, strangely. Good times. Rapidly fading into the distance, though.
My first Mk1 (Sapphire Blue 1100, WKV14J) was my dad's second car, bought new from Swan Lane Garage in 1971. My first car, Ford Popular Deluxe, 4391RW was also his first car (he was the second owner, buying it from Swan Lane Garage in '62 when it was about a year old).
Talk about keeping things in the family!
He, my mum, and me all learned to drive in the Pop too.
He died in '85 when he still owned the Mk1. Two cars in his entire life - and a couple of motorcycles before those.
 

Kneeza

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Cars really don't bother me that much. Always loved my Citroëns in the 80s and 90s though. A DS would be nice but I'd be more than happy with GS and GSAs. Had a few of those and they were great.

Until something went wrong.
A Traction Avant or a DS for me.
I had a couple of BXs: one a non-turbo Estate. Dead slow, but took us to Germany and France four-up a couple of times, returning loaded to the gunwhales with wine. That suspension was astonishing.
I also had a 1.7 turbo hatchback which was much quicker, but I wouldn't have trusted it to make it there and back...
My final Citroën was a brand new AX 1100 Echo which took us five-up to Heidelberg! That was an interesting trip.
 

torchomatic

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A Traction Avant or a DS for me.
I had a couple of BXs: one a non-turbo Estate. Dead slow, but took us to Germany and France four-up a couple of times, returning loaded to the gunwhales with wine. That suspension was astonishing.
I also had a 1.7 turbo hatchback which was much quicker, but I wouldn't have trusted it to make it there and back...
My final Citroën was a brand new AX 1100 Echo which took us five-up to Heidelberg! That was an interesting trip.

I always wanted a BX but never got one. I had a couple of GS and three GSAs. Loved them all. Last time I had one was early 90s. They're worth a fortune now, of course. Not back then. There was a guy (farmer?) who had a farm along Harbury Lane near Harbury and he had loads of Citroens on his property/farm. He did them up with his son and then sold them. I would buy a GS or GSA for £300/£400 a time. This was mid 80s onwards.
 

ProfessorbyGrace

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What model of Citroen was it (if anyone knows) that had the hydropneumatic suspension? This would have been a J or an L reg (‘92 or ‘93). Very streamline design, but quite boxy at the back.

I didn’t technically own it, my ex wife did (very briefly, as a stop gap car in 2011) - the frigging suspension went during a drive between Abergavenny and Hereford, mainly due to me pissing around with it mid-drive.

It was like being in a clown car; every bump we hit, our heads were nearly entering the roof. 🤣
 

Kneeza

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What model of Citroen was it (if anyone knows) that had the hydropneumatic suspension? This would have been a J or an L reg (‘92 or ‘93). Very streamline design, but quite boxy at the back.

I didn’t technically own it, my ex wife did (very briefly, as a stop gap car in 2011) - the frigging suspension went during a drive between Abergavenny and Hereford, mainly due to me pissing around with it mid-drive.

It was like being in a clown car; every bump we hit, our heads were nearly entering the roof. 🤣
Quite a few had the hydropneumatic setup - BX for one, but maybe you're thinking of the Xantia? Nice motor, particularly in Activa guise.
 

skybluetony176

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What model of Citroen was it (if anyone knows) that had the hydropneumatic suspension? This would have been a J or an L reg (‘92 or ‘93). Very streamline design, but quite boxy at the back.

I didn’t technically own it, my ex wife did (very briefly, as a stop gap car in 2011) - the frigging suspension went during a drive between Abergavenny and Hereford, mainly due to me pissing around with it mid-drive.

It was like being in a clown car; every bump we hit, our heads were nearly entering the roof. 🤣
Xantia? I had one and the same thing happened.
 

Kneeza

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Xantia? I had one and the same thing happened.
Probably due to the diaphragm leaking in one or more of the five spheres. You end up with the suspension trying to spring on non-compressible fluid instead of air. Happened to me too on one of my BXs.
 

ProfessorbyGrace

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Quite a few had the hydropneumatic setup - BX for one, but maybe you're thinking of the Xantia? Nice motor, particularly in Activa guise.
Yes, that’s the one, the Xantia. 👍🏻
 

Covkid1968#

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Never, ever been interested in cars, past them being reliable and a comfortable ride.

Everything else can go swivel for me. 🤪

So, my dream car would have great miles per gallon and allow me to sleep at the wheel on long journeys.
Yes this is me aswell …. Just don’t get it!! Absolute waste of money. Wife drives an F Pace…..I drive my dream car… a Sky blue Fiat 500.

Now a nice scooter does light my candle. I’ve got a couple of Vespas and love them!!
 

duffer

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Yes this is me aswell …. Just don’t get it!! Absolute waste of money. Wife drives an F Pace…..I drive my dream car… a Sky blue Fiat 500.

Now a nice scooter does light my candle. I’ve got a couple of Vespas and love them!!

Daughter has a Fiat 500. A hoot to drive, reminds me a bit of my old mini.

However, it's a bit tricky to get three kids, plus the dog, plus the luggage in it.

So, the people who really don't care about cars....

Why aren't you all driving Dacia Sanderos eh? Or you can pick up a cheap, functional, second hand Mondeo for about £1000. C'mon now, you care at least a little bit. 😁
 

fernandopartridge

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I've got a third child on the way so it's going to have to be something that will fit all of them in! My FiL had an S80, it was very comfortable.
 

Kneeza

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Daughter has a Fiat 500. A hoot to drive, reminds me a bit of my old mini.

However, it's a bit tricky to get three kids, plus the dog, plus the luggage in it.

So, the people who really don't care about cars....

Why aren't you all driving Dacia Sanderos eh? Or you can pick up a cheap, functional, second hand Mondeo for about £1000. C'mon now, you care at least a little bit. 😁
I don't give much of a shit these days tbh.
My missus has a Kia Ceed Sportwagon, which is plenty quick, economical, roomy, comfortable for our daily use.
I have a 2005 Toyota Alphard converted to a campervan (which replaced the big motorhome recently).
It's cramped, thirsty, soggily suspended, a bugger to get bits for.
I love it.
😉
 

duffer

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I've got a third child on the way so it's going to have to be something that will fit all of them in! My FiL had an S80, it was very comfortable.

Congratulations on the new nipper-to-be. Get the CCFC indoctrination on the go whilst they're still in the womb, put Clive on via the iPlayer. 🙂

Fwiw we've got a Citroen Grand Picasso that has slogged on reliably enough for a good few years now. It can squeeze three in, plus a couple of their mates if required.

I prefer the petrol, having had a fair bit of bother with the HDi diesel in a previous Xsara Picasso (an otherwise excellent car).

It is reliable, but a bit thirsty, and of course admits to the world that you've basically given up on life. 😁
 

Ccfcisparks

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Congratulations on the new nipper-to-be. Get the CCFC indoctrination on the go whilst they're still in the womb, put Clive on via the iPlayer. 🙂

Fwiw we've got a Citroen Grand Picasso that has slogged on reliably enough for a good few years now. It can squeeze three in, plus a couple of their mates if required.

I prefer the petrol, having had a fair bit of bother with the HDi diesel in a previous Xsara Picasso (an otherwise excellent car).

It is reliable, but a bit thirsty, and of course admits to the world that you've basically given up on life. 😁
The xsara picasso is without doubt the ugliest car of all time
 

Ccfcisparks

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I go hiking a fair bit and the fiesta isnt up to it anymore going through the country roads etc.

I quite like cars such as Jeep Wranglers, been looking at the Suzuki Jimny for my next car...
 

ccfctommy

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None - never ever had one.

Just be reliable and get me from a to b please. Sorry, I know that is a really boring answer, but i have zero interest in cars!
 

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