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As I'm still waiting impatiently for my XF lets have a run down of our car history and see who has the best and worst. Bear in mind I'm only 31 so nothing too interesting in mine

From earliest to current:

Lime Green Mini Metro

Bought for £50 when £50 bought you nothing. 100 years old when I bought it - rust through the floor so you could copy the Flintstones. First Car though and still fond memories of it even though it was a typical banger!

Ford Fiesta Zetec

Loved it at the time because I was 19 and it had fog lights and looked sporty.

Ford Focus Zetec

Good car but boring

Alfa Romeo 147

My first and last company car. Indicators worked intermittently and had to go to the garage 3 times in a year but I still loved this car - the interior was lovely and classy - great engine too.

Audi TT Coupe

My first sports / hairdressers car. Absolutely loved it and still do.


Had to get a convertible so traded in the TT for a Z4. Fantastic car bought never really loved it the same way I did the TT.

Volvo XC90

Kids arrive and so do the family cars.

BMW 3 Series Convertible

Wifes car but turns into mine as its a pain to get the kids in the back seats. Sold to get the XF.

Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Love this car. Never get to drive it as the wife always has it. This is going to have to go soon though as it's only really doing city driving and killing me at 12 mpg.

Jaguar XF 2.7d Premium Luxury


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Re: What's Your Car History?

Well, same here starting at earliest:

Leaky fuel tank, fuel gauge that only worked till half tank, anything below and it showed empty, piece of 2x2 boot lid holder upper.

Fantastic bouncy car!

ROVER 200 (newer shape)
Fantastic car to clean, loved the shape of the bonnet!

TOYOTA MR2 Convertible
Loved it!

SAAB 93 '04 sports saloon
Wifes favourite car to date.

BMW 3 series Convertible (hard top)
Yeah great fun, but getting miffed with 18MPG and the "BMW stigma"
also must admit, not over impressed with the build quality too!

Report to follow :lol:

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Re: What's Your Car History?

Hillman Imp

Austin 1100

Ford Anglia

Vauxhall Victor

Triumph 2000 number 1

Triumph 2000 number 2

Ford Cortina Ghia

3 box Granada number 1

3 box Granada number 2

Ford Scorpio

Merc 2 ltr diesel

Sierra (following redundancy; ouch)

Saab 9000i

Saab CSE

Nissan Primera SE (redundant again!)

Nissan Primera GT

Saab 9-5 Estate

Saab 9-5 Aero Estate

Jaguar XF 2.7 PL, due first week of August.

I feel that my life is on a firmly upward curve!

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Re: What's Your Car History?

OK here goes (testing the brain cells now to get in order)

MG 1100
MG Midget
Triumph TR6 :cool:
Granada Ghia 3.0

Then Company cars:
Cavalier 1.6 x about 3?
Cavalier SRi
Carlton 2.0CD
Honda Legend
Mercedes 230E
Range Rover 3.5 Vouge
Volvo 440 Turbo :oops:
Siera 2.0 auto (following redundancy)
BMW 318i coupe
Range Rover 3.5 Vouge
BMW R1100s :roll:
BMW K1200LT :roll:

And back to Private cars:
Honda Legend Coupe 2.7
Jaguar XJ6 executive
Vectra 2.0 (inherited)
Honda S2000
Honda S2000
Honda NSX (Still own)
MG RV8 (Still own)
Mini Cooper D (wifey car, Still own)
Jaguar XF Premium 2.7D :D (just arrived)

Did you spot the bikes :mrgreen: Took these in place of company car as I was working in London. Perfect!

(My Bike list would be twice as long ;) )

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Re: What's Your Car History?

Morris Marina Coupe
Ford Escort Mk2 1.1
Fiesta 1.1
Escort Mk2 Harrier
Escort Mk2 1600 Sport (2 of)
Escort Mk2 1600 Mexico
Capri 1.6
Fiesta XR2
MG Metro Turbo
Montego Turbo!!!
Saab 99 Turbo
Rover SD1
Calibra 2.0
Golf Mk2 GTI 16v (Big Bumper)
BMW Coupe
Nissan Sunny!! (opened own business)
Mercedes C-Class
Porsche 944 Cab
Porsche SSE 3.2
Discovery 3 2.7d
Porsche 968 CS
Porsche GT3
Audi TT
Focus ST2
Finally Jaguar XF Luxury 2.7d

Probs missed out 1 or 2!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: What's Your Car History?

Austin 10

Wolsley 6/80

Triumph Herald 12/50

Ford Capri

Audi 100 LS

VW Golf

BMW 520

Austin Metro

BMW 318i

BMW 318i

BMW 318i

BMW 318i coupe


MB SLK 350

Jag XF (soon - 21 jul 2008)

I have others that I bought for my 2 kids to many to list.


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Re: What's Your Car History?

Starting in 1961:
Austin Ruby
Standard 8
Renault Dauphine
Vauxhall Viva*
Hillman Minx*
Ford Popular
Morris 1100*
Morris Marina*
Austin Maxi
Rover 2000
Alfa Sud
Rover SD1
BMW 520
BMW 316*
* Company vehicles

Post Retirement:

Austin Maestro
Ford Orion
Rover 45
Jaguar S Type
Jaguar XF PL

Those in Italics are my favourites

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Re: What's Your Car History?

The ones in italics were the best

Triumph Herald 1200

Triumph Vitesse Mk 2 2000

Vauxhall Chevette

Opel Ascona

Opel Kadett

VW Santana

VW Passat Estate

Saab 9000 2.3

BMW 525 estate

BMW 325

BMW 523 (E39)

BMW 325 Coupe

VW Golf GTI (Mk 5)

MC CLK 240


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Re: What's Your Car History?

1947 Ford V8 Pilot
1955 Dodge Kingsway (Bahrain)
Mini Van
Triumph Herald 1250
Morris Minor 1000 (Aden)
Morris Oxford
Wolseley 4/44
Vauxhall Victor
Vauxhall VX 4/90
Opel Commodore Coupe
Opel Cadet Coupe
Opel Manta Berlinetta
Ford Cortina Ghia Estate
VW Golf
Citroen CX
VW Golf Cabriolet
Audi 100
Toyota MR2
Jaguar XJ40
VW Passat GT
VW Scirocco
Audi A3
Mercedes 300D
BMW 520
BMW 523oplp
BMW 330D Touring
MG TF (1954)
Jaguar XKR
Jaguar XF
Ford Fiesta 1.25
Jaguar XF Portfolio
Aston Martin DB9

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Re: What's Your Car History?

zx10ben said:
Not wanting to be outdone by Greybloke!


ZX10R (still own clearly)
OK, challenge :D

In no order, just as I remember them:

Honda SS50
Honda CJ250T
Yamaha DT125
Honda CB350S
Honda CB900 F2D
Honda VF1000R
Triumph Daytona 900
Honda VFR750
Ducati ss750
Suzuki 1200 Bandit
BMW R1100S
Yamaha YFZ1000 Thunderace
Ducati 750 Dark
Benelli TRE 900 Tornado
Honda CBF1000
Honda CB1300S (Still own)

I'll think of the rest later......

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Re: What's Your Car History?

Austin 1300
Austin 1300GT
Datsun 200L
Hilman Hunter
Volvo 260 GLE
Volvo 740
Jaguar XJ40
Jaguar XK120 (Still have it)
Rover 600
VW Passat
MG ZS 180 (Still have it)

With a number of short term drives in between too long to list or rember

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Re: What's Your Car History?

Right here goes (hope I don't forget any):

Mini 1275cc
Vauxhall Nova SR
Peugeot 309 SRi
Vauxhall Cavalier Gli (or something like that!)
Volvo 760
Fiat Tipo
Cavalier GLS Diesel
Rover 220 Tomcat
Honda Accord
Jaguar XF

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Re: What's Your Car History?

1967 Chevy Chevelle (4 door, my first car, was 14)

1976 Chrysler Cordoba (400 mopar engine, sucked gas, awful car, the ultimate land yacht)

1976 Camaro (with a '73 Z-28 350 engine, quite fast, handling was awful)

1980 Triumph Spitfire (I'm poor, but had eyes on British cars, I still have this one!)

1991 Saturn SC (not quite so poor now, out of college)

1993 Camaro (had my first job at a big corporation, this was fun to drive, underpowered, looked great for a $20K car, but cheaply made)

1996 Chrysler Sebring convertible (new job, making more money, but still too poor for a proper car - I think this was a 96 - fun car, fairly well built, had to trade it for a family-friendly car)

1994 Jaguar XJ6 (XJ40, great car, loved it, ate brake pads and rotors frequently)

2001 Ford Expedition (shared with the new wife)

2003 Land Rover Discovery (I got a lemon, parts were falling off in 6 months, traded it after 1 year)

2003 Chevy Suburban (shared with the wife, this was mostly her car)

1998 Jaguar XJ8L (my 2nd XJ, beautiful, wonderful silver car with a nice big leaper in front, loved it, but it was getting old and starting to have various problems, I miss this one, and hope to have another XJ)

2008 Nissan Altima (mostly the wife's car)

2009 Jaguar XF (finally!)

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How did you get to Jaguar?

What's your car history on the way to your Jaguar? Mine was
Mk1 Ford Escort (in 1980)
Honda CB250
Citroen Visa GT
Opel Manta GT / Honda CBX 550F
Ford Mondeo Ghia Est
Saab 9000S
VW Golf VR6
Volvo 850 Estate / Ducati M900
Alfa Romeo 156 V6
Saab 9-5 Aero / Aprilia RSV Mille
Seat Leon SE
Mercedes E270
Mercedes E55 AMG Est (bike went)
Lexus GS450h
Jaguar XF S Portfolio (now).

Best one? E55 AMG closely followed by the XF.

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Interesting thread...

Morris Marina (I was young and it was all that I could afford)
Rover SD1 3500
Datsun 140Y
Fiesta (first new car)
Vauxhall Astra
Rover 800
Vauxhall Calibra
Landrover Defender 90
Landrover Defender 110
Vauxhall Zafira
Renault Espace 2.2
Renault Espace 3.0
Nissan X-Trail
Jaguar XF 2.2D

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Mini Clubman 1100 ( in 1986)
MG Metro
MG Metro Turbo
Rover 214sli (First and only brand new car)
Rover 216 GTi Twin cam. ( Fantastic car at the time, or so I thought!)
Rover 620Si
Nissan Sunny GTi ( 120,000 miles on the clock when I sold it and sweet as anything.)
BMW 316i (Roundly hated it for the two years of ownership.)
Hyundai Coupe 2.7 V6 (Sounded great, not as quick as it should have been.)
Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport ( Lovely, quick and solid....then I saw the XF...)
Jaguar XF 3.0D
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