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Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2010, 09:41:20 pm »
Hello WP thats a nice selection I am not surprised you rate the Audi It is a bit better engineered than the run of the mill cars I believe.Have you taken the Princesses out today if so I hope the weather was better than here in Gy 33C This afternoon I am totally bushed.It is not a very  good mix with COPD at all.Roll on winter.I say don't want a foot of snow and every thing iced up but a nice 15c and a ganzie is good :D :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow
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Sandy

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Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2010, 09:47:35 pm »
You should move up here WIzard, just fine for walkies if not a bit wet on occasion!!! I don't think I could cope with the heat anymore......

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #32 on: July 11, 2010, 10:01:13 pm »
I only wish I could Sandy I can only walk about 10 meters or so If I don my (aqualung)It's proper name is Freedom 400. I can go maybe 20 with out having to stop. This is why I have a Subaru with Air suspension I can drive it in the field If I engage lift mode. I go all over the Earl of Yarborough's Brocklesby Farms no problem at all. ??? ;D ;D :farmer: :wave:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

Sandy

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Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2010, 10:49:21 pm »
 :D :D :D

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2010, 11:27:32 am »
Little chortle for you Sandy I asked a pal come with me We can go in Su We call the car Su for obvious reasons.Any way he opened the passenger side door with his feet still on the ground I turned the key and the engine started and of course the compressor comes on and the car started to lift of the parked stops.What the hell's going on either my legs are quickly growing short or this car is off up in the world.Daft sod ;D
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

Sandy

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Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2010, 08:08:52 am »
 ;D I only have short legs and some cars are a bit too high for me to get into...need a step stool!!! I suppose some cars are too low to get in and out off, mind you, I do now really fancy a sports car ::)

sheila

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Mablethorpe Lincolnshire
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2010, 08:18:17 am »
I really wanted a sports car when we were buying a new car last week. When I saw how low down it was I wouldn't sit in it when the salesman told me to give it a try. I waited until he and my husband were off discussing another car and making sure there were no witnesses I gingerly lowered myself in. It seemed like a bottomless pit and a long way down!. I couldn't enjoy it because I was worrying about how I would get out! Anyway I did get out and nobody saw me thank god. Why is it that now I can finally afford a sports car I am too old (Fat) (creaky) etc

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2010, 10:24:39 am »
I learned to drive at about fourteen years old in an old Land-Rover. You had to double de-clutch to change gear(yes, it was that long ago!) I had a Ford Prefect as a girl and had to tie the driver's door closed with a bit of rope.
I progressed when my children were small to a Fiesta and had to have my eldest in the front passenger seat to hold it in gear while I drove. Happy days?
Who can remember the days before seat belts when you sat a row of children in the back seat and told them"Now, sit right back!" As if that would have saved them in a crash. It makes me shudder now to think of it!!
I now have a nice modern four-year-old Landie, but find that, except for the gear box, nothing much has changed with them.

Cobra

  • Joined Jun 2010
  • Somerset
    • Millers Of Sedgemoor
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Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2010, 01:10:09 am »
Guess this is what you call a mixed bag.  ;D

Ford Cortina Mk2
Vauxhall Victor 20Ltr
Humber (Dont ask)
BMW 528i
Nissan Starlet 1.3 (Lickle car and old, paid £70 for it, went everywhere, drove 24Hrs from Somerset to York Pennine Way Carlisle, Edinborough, down to Newcastle, stooped in a town called Morpeth for the night, to have a break, then headed home. that car never missed a beat.
Ford Granada 2.8i Gia
Ford Zephyr Mk1
Dodge Charger V8
Ford Transit (Not sure that counts  ???)
Alfa Romeo Boat tailed spider convertable, Bought in Milan off Alfa by a lady, then restored by me, great fun, typical Alfa bits dropping off, steering offset, peddles offset and to close together. You got to own one to understand the mentality honest  :D
Honda Prelude
Honda Civic Vti
Honda Accord
Vauxhal Astra, Belmont
Renault Megan estate
Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed (Current car)

OMG ! I would never of thought of these vehicles if i hadn't of seen this thread  :o Several bikes in between and along side these.

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2010, 09:07:39 am »
Thanks for sharing with us Cobra when the thread dies I hope to reopen it with what we think was our best car or/and worst car I think that may make interesting reading Several of the lasses are VW orientated.I don't particularly know VW but I see Whistlin Jack Smith has one up the side of his house for sale its one I think they called L or LT 100 may be Its not the one with the air cooled engine in the back I haven't stopped to look but guessing its the one that had an Audi engine.Don't know I will look next time I pass :-[ cos I don't know :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2010, 09:12:19 am »
Oh yes I think vans should be allowed Transit and Sherpas etc; I did include a Standard Atlas Van Mick said there wasn't room for a snip rug in the back of his van ;D I don't think Your Leyland Occy qualifies though ;D :farmer:
Don't do today what can be put off until tomorrow because today will be yesterday tomorrow

Cobra

  • Joined Jun 2010
  • Somerset
    • Millers Of Sedgemoor
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Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2010, 01:04:09 pm »
Thanks for sharing with us Cobra when the thread dies I hope to reopen it with what we think was our best car or/and worst car I think that may make interesting reading Several of the lasses are VW orientated.I don't particularly know VW but I see Whistlin Jack Smith has one up the side of his house for sale its one I think they called L or LT 100 may be Its not the one with the air cooled engine in the back I haven't stopped to look but guessing its the one that had an Audi engine.Don't know I will look next time I pass :-[ cos I don't know :farmer:

Great idea bit of fun aye  ;D It took me a while to recal the cars ::) brain isnt what it was  :D

Wizard

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • North East Lincolnshire
Re: Motor Cars I've owned
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2010, 04:59:44 pm »
Tell me about it Cobra You can visualise me can't you What did we have after the Escort Estate Kath I think it was the first Daf the 33 Now theres a very under rated small car The 66 car was bought up by Volvo and they rebadged it as a Volvo 66 heap of s**t on wheels and a rotbox to boot.Little story.George Gosling The Mechanical Engineer at Cherry Valley Duck Farms rang me and said meet me tomorrow at my Rocket Site Office 11.30am Will you Yes said I and did.I want to go down to the Pasfier Ditch.Get in then we will go down the rocket site in Daffy So off we went He said park here you cannot turn at the bottom.Don't worry if we can drive in we can drive out.Suits me he said laughing.We looked at the job and then got back in the car.Now the thing George didn't know was Daffy went as fast backwards as she did forward I don't know if he did there was not the accompanying smell but his face was a deathly pale grey.Wots up George don't you like going back at 50mph It steers like a combine harvester.The other thing that does this is an Austin Champ.He circulated a Memo that said something along the lines of Don't ride with me He's crackers ;D :farmer:
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