What car does your other half drive?

What car does your other half drive?

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bmwhaz

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65 posts

67 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Hi fellow PH’ers,

The wife and I were talking about motoring as she doesn’t understand why I like I cars so much. I have owned a number of cars as I enjoy driving and have had an obsession since I was a toddler.. She simply sees it as a means of getting from A-B which I don’t get?!?

For those in my position, it’ll be interesting to see what you have owned/own VS what your partner drives.

Here are the cars I have owned (in order)














Here is what she owns:


TREMAiNE

3,043 posts

103 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My OH drives a GT86 and is very much into her cars.
Before that, she had a Swift Sport.

We're in the process of buying our first home and with me owning the Mustang and her PCP on the GT86 ending in a few months, she has decided to replace it with something more practical as the Skoda CitiGo I use for practical runs won't be staying with us.

Shakermaker

11,305 posts

54 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My other half couldn't care less about cars and so drives a 2008 Corsa 1.4 Auto.

it is hateful but it demands absolutely nothing other than fuel and basic consumables.

It will likely need to go for something a bit bigger this year as we've got a second child on the way and with 2 car seats in the back I would never be able to fit in the front comfortably, and I hope we get something less hateful, and fortunately she does like the look of a Yeti, which ought to fit our size requirements and equally, the auto gearbox in them is actually good (OK for the tedious pedants it is a DSG which apparently isn't actually an auto even though it only has 2 pedals and no flappy paddles?)

Mr Roper

11,760 posts

148 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Currently drives a peppermint green Fiat 500. Had a text earlier today saying she wants to change it for a 2015 SLK in black.



Which pleases me.


bmwhaz

Original Poster:

65 posts

67 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Mr Roper said:
Currently drives a peppermint green Fiat 500. Had a text earlier today saying she wants to change it for an 2015 SLK in black.



Which pleases me.
Hopefully it’s the petrol version.

Jaguar steve

6,273 posts

164 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Mrs JS has a rather leggy Vauxhall Tigra with faded red paint, a big crack in the rear bumper from where she backed it into a post and a lavish helping of supermarket dings and country lane hedge rashes down the sides. The wheels are a bit scuffed and bubbly and although its mechanically well maintained and reasonably clean inside it's covered in dust because it's not been washed for months.

She knows she can have a replacement car anytime she fancies but she loves the one she's got. smile

Mr Roper

11,760 posts

148 months

Wednesday 20th May
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bmwhaz said:
Hopefully it’s the petrol version.
Absolutely...She only does very short runs.

rossub

2,791 posts

144 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Civic Type R FD2..... she’s 60

Previous - Integra Type R DC5 & Clio 172

Speed Badger

1,148 posts

71 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Mrs Badger has had

80's VW Jetta
90's VW Polo
90's VW Golf
VW Golf Plus
Mitsubishi FTO
VW Golf GTi Mk2
Toyota Celica VVTI
VW Golf GTI Edition 30
Honda Civic Type R FN2

See if you can guess at what point she met me...

JakeT

3,122 posts

74 months

Wednesday 20th May
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She's got a Z3 with the 2.2 litre six and an autobox. Runout 'sport' model. smile

SlickSwissToni

39 posts

1 month

Wednesday 20th May
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Mr Roper said:
Currently drives a peppermint green Fiat 500. Had a text earlier today saying she wants to change it for a 2015 SLK in black.



Which pleases me.
You don't live in Scotland by any chance?

T1berious

1,285 posts

109 months

Wednesday 20th May
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SWMBO has little interest in cars but does require a minimum level of performance from hers.

Previously owned

Fiesta
MR2 (W20)
Z3 2.8i
E92 330i
F32 440i

The last 2 I was part of the purchasing process

thecremeegg

1,409 posts

157 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Mine had a Polo automatic, then a Yaris Automatic, and now a Golf GTI DSG - guess which one I had a hand in recommending!

SlickSwissToni

39 posts

1 month

Wednesday 20th May
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Me "mrs" drives a 2018 Auto BMW 118i.

Surprisingly nice car to drive, feels totally different to the older beamers I've driven (E46, E36).

ninepoint2

2,330 posts

114 months

Wednesday 20th May
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tonker

56,554 posts

202 months

Wednesday 20th May
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bmwhaz said:
Mr Roper said:
Currently drives a peppermint green Fiat 500. Had a text earlier today saying she wants to change it for an 2015 SLK in black.

Which pleases me.
Hopefully it’s the petrol version.
Mind drives a silver 2015 SLK. It is a diesel. Auto. And actually, the twin turbo 2.1 and auto is, apart from dag dag vibes at low speed, pretty good for the car. It has enough punch to make you think about backing off and not keeping it planted at lower speeds (S mode, not E) it’ll shift on at three figure speeds.

It also produces outrageous economy figures if needed (49 over 30k, 60 in normal motorway running and 70mpg if you bother to try and back off to an indicated 67mph).

To Mr Roper, get one with airscarf (it’s a hairdryer apparently) and make sure it’s got heated leather.

I didn’t go AMG, but Sport (no paddles) as the ride is much better... or sod it, and buy an SLk55 and tell her it’s a 200....

Drums

259 posts

96 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My Mrs drives an Abarth 500C.

wibble cb

1,891 posts

161 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My wife had a 2011 Golf MK 6, here in Canada we got the 2.5 five cylinder engine version, so while it’s no sportscar, it goes well enough, she will miss it once it’s gone, as will I.

seiben

1,870 posts

88 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Yes, she's cooler than me.

Turbobanana

2,111 posts

155 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Since passing her test, Mrs Banana has had:

- Ford Escort Mk3 Estate
- Peugeot 205 Zest
(Then she moved in with me)
- Peugeot 205 GR
- Saab 900 Turbo
- Citroen 2CV (the one that caught fire on the way to the scrappie)
- Vauxhall Vectra V6 SRI
- Ford Fiesta Mk1
- Ford Fiesta Mk2
- Ford Fiesta Mk3
- Ford Mondeo
(Then the kids came along)
- Peugeot 406 HDI Estate
- Ford Scorpio Ultima Estate
- Renault Scenic
- Nissan Micra (inherited from my late Mum)
- Ford Fiesta Mk whatever, I've lost interest, 12 plate. Has a dirty great dent in one door and is used as an actual shed.

As you can see, not really a car person. Currently looking to get something new / near new on a lease, largely because I forced her hand by buying her a 69 private plate for her birthday.