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What Car Before your 911

Jonathan Rubins

Well-known member
26 Sep 2004
We did this thread on another site and it was really interesting to see the progression of cars. one of the members is a freak collector and the list was a page long of exotica.

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Before this I had a 528 Se, a few other Bms and before that company Euro Boxes.


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loads of 405 406's

golf gti

bm 328 cab

saab aero 95

golf gti

jag x


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The usual wanna be "hot" hatches

Nova SRi

Festa XR2i

Then went back to "normal" cars and bought Tara as a weekend play thing

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It's the car that I didn't have that sticks in my memory; when the Lancia Delta Integrale was introduced I was in the market for a new company car, I went and had a test drive. Problem was it was LHD and the boss was not too keen. The importers were offering a RHD conversion but it fubared the warranty, and who would want a Lancia without a warranty! Sadly, one that got away :(

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First car = 1994 - Used White Vauxhall Corsa 1.5TD LS (67bhp)

1999 - New Ming Blue Audi S3 Quattro (210bhp)

2003 - New Silver Grey BMW M3 Coupe (345bhp)

2006 (imminent) - New Atlas Grey Porsche Carrera 4S Coupe (355bhp).........


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Warren sorry

Sidicks top list from 99 on :)

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VW Golf Driver

Fiesta XR2

Fiesta XR2i

Nissan Almera GTI

Mitsubishi FTO Version R

Evo 7

Vauxhall Monaro

Evo 8

Porsche 993 C4

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Jonathan Rubins on 24 February 2006

Sidicks top list from 99 on :)
What's wrong with the Corsa ??

Perfect first car - cheap Insurance, excellent economy, pretty nippy, lots of torque, totally reliable....I sold it to my Mum who owned it for 6 years after me, without any problems.


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I'm showing my age here....

Austin A40

Vauxhall Viva SL90 Estate

Triumph 1300

Mk1 Ford Escort 1300 Sport

Mk4 Ford Cortina 1600L

Rover 1.3S (Honda engine)

Citroen BX 1.4 (truly awful, what posessed me!)

BMW 316i

Mk3 Golf GTi 8v

Mk4 Golf GTi 1.8T

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I've had:



Nissan 350Z Coupe

Smart Roadster

911 C2 Cab

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Golf 1.1

MG Metro

MG Metro

Astra 1.6 SR

Cavalier SRi

Astra GTE Mk1

Astra GTE 16v MK2

Rover 216Gti

Toyota Celica GTi

Audi A4 Avant TDi (still got it)

Astra 2.2 Coupe

Audi S4 Avant

Porsche 996 C2

Porsche 993 C2

Porsche 996 C4S (still got it)


And for the wife I have bought the following cars over the years:-


MG Metro

Nissan Sunny

Ford Sierra

Ford Orion

Proton Persona

BMW 530i

Toyota Landcruiser 5 door

Renault Meganne Coupe Convertiable Glass Top

BMW 3.0 Sport X3



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ex-Audi TT owner !

car was great to look and still looks the part almost 9 years later !

but many software gremlins, dealers were awful but ultimately the price of style was that it was bland to drive....

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Jesus Daz, you've had as many MG metros as you've had Porsches! What got into you!! But then again I went :
Vauxhall Viva
Ford Capri
Mk 1 Golf GTi
Mk 2 Golf GTi
Honda Civic (company car)
Lotus Elan SE
Rover 216GSi
Mercedes 320CLK
Toyota Hilux 2.6D

ex-missus got:
Fiesta 1.1
Honda Civic
Pug 306 S16
Pug 306XSi
Pug 405
LR Freelander

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