The best and worst car thread

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Re: The best and worst car thread

Post by Philippe72 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:48 pm


My best without any doubt : Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9l, funny and nice looking (accortding to my opinion of course)

The worse : Ford Escort 1.8D : I think they forgave part of the engine when they built it, there was absolutely no power!
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Re: The best and worst car thread

Post by DogSoldier » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:02 am

My Best: 2006 BMW 645CI 4.2L V8. Loved that car for its looks and it could shift.

My worst: 1991 Brown 1.1 Rover Metro with brown interior. Probably would have been safer on a unicycle.
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Re: The best and worst car thread

Post by Colin Lambert » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:25 am

Well if you MUST buy a BROWN BMC/BL/Rover car what do you expect!Image It is interesting that sh1t brown (technical term for that colour) Stags are always cheaper and much more difficult to sell than other colours.
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Re: The best and worst car thread

Post by Hugh Fanism » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:36 pm

My worst car has definitely got to be my first which was a 1994 1.3l ford Escort Encore. I don't know what the trim names about because it certainly didn't give me more. Every barrel in every lock collapsed in that car (ignition included) and the gas pedal didn't do much.

I bought a new mini in '03 and that's the most fun car I've had to date.
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Re: The best and worst car thread

Post by chrisluciofg » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:15 am

iwarv wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:38 pm
I've only ever owned 2 cars beside the K. Love(d) them both, but then I am easily pleased.
  1. 1993 VW polo 1.3 genesis.
  2. 2006 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi.
I still have the Honda. Still drive the Honda (for many reasons) rather than the K.
I vote the Honda as my best car. That diesel engine just purrs on the A roads and motorways. On my 4th windscreen and 2nd wiper motor, but other than that just the usual tyres and brakes had to be replaced.
Yep, 11 years on and still on the original exhaust.

Funny anecdote about the VW polo:
After we had an after-market immobiliser installed, when the engine was still warm from before (e.g. stopping over for a rest) then you'd have to smack the steering column underneath to get it started again. While uttering the words "Start, you bastard!".

May have made that last bit up. But not the smacking. There'll be a law against that one day.

In another post I mention that I have owned 4 card. To clarify; the other two belonged to the missus and I was a named driver on them. I don't count these as I hardly ever drove these and should therefore not consider these for this thread.
i'm getting the same 1.4 TSI 4x4 as you. you mention driving the Honda more. have you found the Kodiaq thirsty

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Re: The best and worst car thread

Post by iwarv » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:23 am

i'm getting the same 1.4 TSI 4x4 as you. you mention driving the Honda more. have you found the Kodiaq thirsty
Short answer; "yes, but there are other reasons"

I would love to drive the Kodiaq every day. It has the same kerb weight as the Honda Civic (2006), yet feels lighter. And the Kodiaq SE-L is far more luxurious (e.g. heated front seats).

Here are the reasons why I don't drive the Kodiaq to work every day:
  1. PCP agreement restricts annual mileage to 10k
  2. On my commute the Kodiaq would achieve only 30 mpg, the Honda achieves 55 mpg.
  3. The place next door to work deals in scrap metal. They do their best to keep the road outside clean, but plenty of colleagues suffer punctures occasionally, as have I. A new tyre on the Kodiaq costs about £150. A new tyre for the Honda costs about £50.
  4. Conscientious about commuting in a monster truck to work as a single occupant. Heck, even the Honda is too big if I am honest with myself. I used to car share, then one by one my driving partners all left this place of work. Maybe they didn't like my driving or my deodorant?
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Re: The best and worst car thread

Post by Gordie1973 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:48 pm

Love this type of thread!

Worst, Renault 21. Take your pick I probably went through about 10 of them (it was whilst I was a junior rep at my first company, and I got the hand me downs from the reps) always topping 100K miles, normally smoke stained / smelling like an ashtray!

Best....... F10 BMW 5 series 535i active hybrid, (ex 2012 olympics limo no less!) only problem was the batteries took up 1/2 space of the boot, and within a couple of months we discovered we were expecting, and it had to go....... for something that would take the associated child “stuff” still miss that car, sublime blend of performance, silent driving (v occasionally), and economy.
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