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PostSubject: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:08 am

When you think of your past and current cars whats the 1st thing that comes to mind to describe the car or you thoughts about/towards the car? Should be a bit of fun Very Happy


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Saxo 1.1/1.3 engine -- Learning curve
MK2 MR2 N/A -- 100% the best car decision lve ever made

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MK2 MR2 Turbo -- Adrenaline kick
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Ready???

Past...
106 1.0 - Shed
106 1.6 XSi - One of my favorites
106 XRD Van - A car i fell in love with
Berlingo Van - Awesome... did everything i wanted
Seat Toledo - Shed
Diablo 106 1.6 XSi - The most unreliable, but the most fun.
CRX Delsol - Bought on a whim, but i'd still have another.
205 1.9 GTi - Good fun money making scheme
205 1.6 GTi - Failed Money making scheme
200TDi Discovery - Offically the most fun you can have with 150 this side of Amsterdam

Now...
Honda City CZi PGMFi LOL WTF - My favorite car of all time. Comical handling, awesome noise... and frankly, it's the City!
300tdi Disco ES - The nicest car to drive, unreliable as hell but I still love it.

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:40 pm

106 1.1 Zest 2 - Great first car, had so much reputation being a flat arch and no matter how much you ragged it it was never going fast enough to have a crash Laughing

106 GTI -
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:15 pm

Austin Allegro - First car..... what can I say?

Ford Escort MkII 1.3 - Loved this car, good fun.

Vauxhall Chevette Estate - Practical and hard working.

Rover 216S(Rover engine not Honda one) - It got wrecked!

Daewoo Nexia - Great car, til someone wrote it off.

Ford Focus 2L Ghia - Superb car, sold because no longer needed.

Peugeot 205 GTi - 18 yr old car... still it goes on!

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:06 am

Nissan Micra LS - ROFL
Mk3 Vauxhall Astra GL - shitbox
51 Clio Dynamique 1.2 16v - surprising
106 GTi - pain & suffering and a totally illogical attachment
Clio 172 - awesome in every possible way
Clio 197 - so good, almost too good to the point where it flatters even the worst driver, but not as much fun as the 172
next.........
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:00 pm

Ford Fiesta pop - Utter shed, everything either fell off or rusted(then fell off) and it was purple
Ford Fiesta XR2i - Most unreliable car ive ever owned.
Nissan Micra K11 SR - Very reliable, handled well, quite nippy and stopped well for standard, did me proud for 150K miles before the body work failed mot.
Citroen Saxo vtr - Still owned to date, Most fun ive ever had on 4 wheels, currently lacks power but makes up for it where it counts
Nissan Micra k11 GX - Still owned to date, Very economical and reliable, thats all i need


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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:25 pm

mine will be VERY short...

205 - sooo cute and got me through my driving test bless her
Smart fortwo - fun, sometimes a bit sluggish (usually in the mornings like me!!!) but love the look of terror on peoples faces when i go zooming past them lol :-D

[quote]106 GTi - pain & suffering and a totally illogical attachment

you will still have this damn car when we are 80- it will be a "classic" by then pmsl
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:44 pm

Right....I have had:

1994 106 1L - Slow so converted to 1.3 Rallye which never worked so was scrapped
1995 106 1L - salvage project, got it working but never right, so scrapped
1996 106 1.4 XSi - donor project for the original 'Salvage' project, this was accidentally scrapped at Norledge's old work :-O!
2000 Renault Clio 1.4RT - good first car until the cambelt snapped and, despite engine change, never ran properly so sold her
2000 Renault Megane 1.6 Sport Coupe - this was to replace the Clio....was ok'ish until that cambelt snapped too! Fixed it up for cheap and sold it

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1988 Rover Mini Racing Green 1L - Track project, still on the bricks!
2002 Landrover Freelander 2L TD4 black 3 door Convertible - MY DARLING! Costs more than the Clio to run (understandably) but is so good looking and fun to drive, looking forward to getting the roof off in summer! Plus she will pull the Mini when finally finished....that is if I still have her after a million years Razz!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:11 am

1998 106 Zest - My first real love lol, it was rubbish, but in such a great way.

2000 Yellow VTR - the car I thought I was going to really break the mould with, but got annoyed with. Wasn't very 'me'.

1998 Silver 106 GTi - funfunfun, just needs a few personal touches! And maybe some red paint in the distant future lol
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:01 am

bump since we have new members Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:12 am

96 Ford Fiesta - 8 years old with only 35k, red/pink, rusty as hell, broke down weekly, I thought it was great at the time. Shed!

01 Clio - Only a 1.2 but top spec one with all the extras, a car I loved and kinda still wish I had, even though it wasn't that fast. Was boring silver though. Sold it to my cousin, so still see it Very Happy

98 106 Rallye - Another rusty shed, an impulse buy, didn't bother me for a couple of years. First real quick and modded car.

98 306 Rallye - Awesome induction noise, comfiest seats ever, but always a bit lardy and never quite as good looking as a 106.

96 106 Rallye - Not mine, so awesome fun to abuse Razz Loud!

98 106 Rallye - Best car I've owned, have a sort of love/hate with it, but overall its so sorted. Paintwork like glass, excellent suspension setup Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:36 am

2001 106 Quiksilver - slammed and a piece of slow turd
2000 106 Gti - poopoo paint work, fucked engine but an awesome drive
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:31 am

1995 106 1.1 Slalom/ 1.3 rallye powered XSI replica! - Loved it to bits, Was going to convert it to 1.6 16v but haven't got the time... one day tho!

1998 106 1.1 Inde - Completely standard! My everyday car, cost 150 quid sod all to insure and i love it for what it is!

1999 106 Gti - Bought last week, standard atm but have a growing pile of bits to bolt onto it when i get home in the summer!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue May 04, 2010 2:16 am

corsa 1.2 - slow
corsa gsi - oil (burnt alot)
civic type r - sounded nice, uber reliable
saxo vts - fun, gearbox Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue May 04, 2010 4:35 am

hello stranger!! still got the VTS then I see...how are you mate?
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue May 04, 2010 5:34 am

PUG 205 1.6 gti- Death trap Twisted Evil

Laguna 2.2 oil burner- Yawn Sleep

PUG 306 gti6 First real performance car such fun

206 gti180- Big mistake i miss the 306 Sad

Mondeo st220 lots of power no fun

PUG 306 gti6 happy days are back again Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed May 05, 2010 7:18 am

1994 AX 1.0 - 4 gears
1994 Escort 1.6 - Quick (1st thought then)/Rusty
1994 Escort 1.8D - Rusty/Replacement for written off above Very Happy
1997 Escort 1.8 SI - Quick and mod worthy/unreliable
1994 Prelude 2.2 - VTTEEEEECCCCC
2000 BMW 328 - straight-6 nice, comfy but boorrring!!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed May 05, 2010 7:30 am

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hello stranger!! still got the VTS then I see...how are you mate?


yep box just been rebuilt and its going strong again Smile


Seeing your cars at coombe jogged my memory of the site Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed May 05, 2010 7:37 am

1984 Pug 205 1.4 - First and will always be loved

1993 Fiesta 1.3 - Should never of bought it

1988 Orion 1.6i Ghia - RS bodykits were cool once

1998 Sylva Kit Car - Great fun but found out what fannys were for and lost interest

2001 Focus 2.0l ESP - Still best car ive ever owned

1992 Escort Van - Load Lugger

1996 Fiesta Diesel - Still the biggest shed ive ever owned

1998 Ka - Needed more power

2002 RS Clio 172 - Great car, was too tidy for me, couldnt keep it clean

2000 RS Clio 172 - Legendary Track car that sacraficed itself for a good cause

2002 206 1.4HDI - 70MPG FTW!

1998 Proton - 250 bargin banger, current run around, Surprisingly I like it

Clio Race car - Awsome, Just Awsome!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Thu May 20, 2010 1:31 am

bump - new members keep the list going Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Thu May 20, 2010 1:37 am

Rover 416 - rust bucket deposit

Pug 106 1.1 Independance - Awesome first car fun times!

Pug 206 1.4 Quiky - Bendy(It may have bent a little after a collision)

Pug 106 1.1 Independance(sisters matching one to mine) - uni car

Megane 1.6 auto - Hospital car

Pug 106 Quiky - Fun work horse

Saxo Vts - Broken Sad

Other cars I can drive

Porsche Boxster s - sideways action

BMW 7 Series - grizzly bear!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Thu May 20, 2010 2:00 am

Punto 1.1 - Head Gasket

Corsa 1.2 - CRASH

Saxo 1.1 - Door Locks

Saxo VTR - Waste of money

(The next lot are no order, as I cannot rememeber)

Saxo VTR - BARGAINNN

Disco - Puddles

Del Sol - A Shame

Charade - Missed

Laguna - I remember the fuel pumps

Fiesta - WOZ and the sunroof

(plus a few others I cannot remember anymore)

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:31 am

Bump for the new members to keep the list going

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:37 am

past: my smat car got the look's loads of brabus parts and cheap as chip's lol
know:the wife's st mint every day car with a bit of go and the xr2 make's feel like am 18 agin lol and easy to work on
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:09 pm

106 quiksilver - flat face
106 gti - waste of time
106 gti - pain
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:24 pm

Rover Metro 1.1S - Was my brothers, I didn't fit in it, so was gotten rid of
Ford Escort 1.6 16v Si - Got me through my test and went on an epic trip to the Isle of Mull!
VW Golf 2.3 VR5 - Very "grown-up" Effortless speed and an epic noise
Ford Focus ST170 - Much faster than you expect, xenon's where so cool, never lend one to your brother....
VW Bora 1.8T - Everyone thinks its a grandad car, untill it blasts past! Turbo's rule!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:02 pm

1999 Fiesta Zetec Mk4 1.25 16v - Spent way too much chavvin' it up but great fun and looked awesome. Thought it was fastest car on the road with my longlife and k&n. lol. Still miss it today tho

1994 Mercedes 220CE - Black, blacked out on the deck with AMG chromes!! Auto so super lazy n comfy. Learnt that you can drift an underpowered auto...just with a shed load of effort to get the backend out in the first place.

2001 Vectra SRI - 11 days of ownership...Written off. Lost Never again buy a car on H.P

1993 Jag XJ Sovereign 3.2 straight six - The flintstone car ( super rusty floor with holes in.lol) The fastest sofa I've ever sat on. Terrible cornering thanks to it weighing more than my house.

1994 WRX Import - Amazing fun. Sounds awesome. Now I'm hooked!!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:29 am

1999 saxo 1.0L.... pure brilliance Smile

Want a 205 GTi next Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:47 am

awww i can post!

mr2 - deathtrap, A&E here I come!
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:52 am

Current Saxo - BURN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next car - whoooo
(no I dont have it yet)
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:54 am

Clio - Minge-mobile/i'm not getting any
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:58 am

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And the megane will? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:02 am

Of course it will.

For a start, It won't have stripes Razz


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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:04 am

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Of course it will.

For a start, It wan't have stripes Razz

Untill the hammer comes out again Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:38 am

Fiesta mk3 1.6 si - Dodgy quarter repair
Fiesta mk3 xr2i 1.6 - Loved it at the time but gashed it up with sound system
Fiesta mk3 xr2i 1.6 - Scrapped
Mk4 golf gt tdi 110 - Boost problem
Fiesta mk3 rs turbo - Project that never moved
Peugeot 106 gti - Slammed on the rear, flames
Peugeot 205 rallye stripped out with 106 gti lump - Best car to date but sadly crashed
Mk4 golf gt tdi 115 - The daily
Peugeot 205 rallye - Track car/Good times to come
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:02 am

Can't list them all but here are a few memorable ones,

In early 1965 I had an 848cc Austin A30 (RTU 87) which had crap brakes and even worse steering, the suspension was bouncy and it leaned right over on corners.

In 1965 I progressed to a 948cc Morris Minor, (367 AKB) I ragged the arse off it, melted the brakes and wore a new set of tyres out in 3000 miles, it taught me how to drive though as it had no power and wouldn't stop so I quickly learned how best to go round corners.

In 1966 I had an 848cc Mini Van (504 FOL). That's better, got brakes and it handles, nice straight through exhaust as well. Under steered a bit though as I hadn't yet worked out how to fettle suspension on the cheap. It had completely bald town and country tyres on the front which were good in the dry but a nightmare in the wet.

Had a few cars after that but ended up married 1968 and with another Mini. I sorted it with a 1300GT (Cooper S spec) engine and fettled suspension, there was little that could live with it in 1970, 0 to 60 in 8 secs and topping out at 100mph, no track days then just country lanes with no speed cameras and country coppers in Morris minors......heaven.

Loads of cars after that including Vauxhall, Ford, Moskvitch, Standard, and Citroen. Enjoyed the Austin Cambridge that I had, not for speed but for it's handling after I put radial tyres on it. It wallowed a bit on corners but I managed to get it through and beat a lot of much better cars round the lanes, it had good brakes as well as I had learned how to sort brakes out by this time, I enjoyed pushing it beyond its limits and getting away with it.

Cars in the 90's included a nice 205 gti and a mark one Clio 16v. Now I can go really fast and stop and go round corners, these cars are taking all the fun out of it as the roads are not up to the cars anymore.

Into the late 90's and early 2000 and my sons are buying nice cars and lending them to me so I am driving Clio Williams, Lotus Elise and attending the first track days at Anglesey and Oulton Park.

I think the Clio Williams and later the 182 Cup have been lots of fun round the track but the 1986 BMW 2.8 that my son had was the best fun we have had on a track day, old hard tyres that squealed and smoked on corners and iffy brakes but it did last all day with three of us taking turns in it.
The Elises have been great especially the silver 160 which has big brakes and race suspension, it's like a race car and not a lot can catch it .

On a track day though I would rather have a car that you really have to drive hard rather than one that does it all for you, power when you ask it and stops when you hit the pedal gets boring after a bit dont you think.







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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:43 am

Hell of a list there, and sounds like some fun times!

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:23 am

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Rear clip of an mr2 turbo would have being ideal its taken off in one piece. Remove the body work and your left with an engine/gearbox in the subframe with driveshafts & hubs etc all held together
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:29 am

MX5 - crap off road, so damn fun though. Desperately needs bigger wheels etc, but I love it.

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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:27 am

Metro 1.3 City X - Go kart

1.1 Saxo - loved the car my only ever new one, and the first I modified.

CRX Del Sol - lift off oversteer (especially with roof in boot! Smile )

1.6 Cavalier - Just kept going

Jaguar XJ40 - Just badass, but thirsty.

R34 Skyline GTt - A car that just did everything, will have another.

Rover Coupe/Targe 1.8 - great car, then the head gasket.

200sx S14a Pro spec Drifter (Current car) - can take Sooooo much abuse

Toyota Corolla 1.3 (Current car) - fantastic Daily/Workhorse
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:12 am

best ones -

Corsa Sport - Love

Golf GTi Mk3 16v - Boring

Redtop Corsa - Fun deathtrap

106 GTi - Best car i ever drove but broke ALOT

Glanza V - BEST CAR IN THE WORLD EVER!!!!!!

Mr2 Turbo - Pain in the fudging arse
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:02 am

mk3 golf tdi - black smoke turbo lag

mk2 golf 1.6 driver - looked good then engine died

mk2 golf gti 2l ABF - fast, fun and sounded nice

mk2 golf 1.8gl - crap on fuel and slow

mk1 1.1 - bike carbs

pug 205 gti 1.6 - fast shoe box

polo mk3 1.3 - couldnt kill it so gave to my dad

honda civic EK3 - fast and super reliable

bmw 518i - sooooooooooooooo slow

honda civic EJ9 - beaten but fun
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:32 am

Corsa - just seemed to go for ever on 1 tank of fuel

5dr mk 4 astra - pleased with 1st attempt at modding

Current Astra VXR - give's me to much confidence on the road lol
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:32 am

xsara bored haha havent really drove it properly yet
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:34 am

VTS MITCH wrote:
xsara bored haha havent really drove it properly yet

Thats the issue Wink You wait till you learn her...
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:42 am

Coppers.
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PostSubject: Re: Think of your car, what comes to mind?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:46 am

nelly08 wrote:
VTS MITCH wrote:
xsara bored haha havent really drove it properly yet

Thats the issue Wink You wait till you learn her...

yeah dw ill give her a chance lol but atm id swap it for something i liked that worked haha but id lose the cage Sad just monets lil tight atm with my driving lessons n that which im now ready for my test but need to pass my theorey
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