What car does your other half drive?

What car does your other half drive?

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AJB88

5,445 posts

125 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Were both 31, current in bold

Me
Fiat Punto 1.2 16V Active Sport
MK4 SEAT Ibiza 1.4TDI Reference Sport (remapped)
MK2 Golf GTI 8V
MK1 Golf C (rolling shell)
MK2 SEAT Leon FR TDI (Stage2)
MK2 SEAT Leon Cupra R (Stage2+)
MK3 SEAT Leon Cupra 280 (Stage2)
MK2 Golf GTI 8V (TDI conversion, stage 2 tuned) Daily
MK1 Leon FR TDI (Stage 2) Daily
Porsche 981 Cayman S (Stage 2) weekend


Her
Pug 206 - not sure what trim level
MK7 Ford Fiesta 1.4


Her ex was a PUG nut hence the 206 then she bought the Fiesta before I was with her.

AndySheff

5,892 posts

161 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My Mrs mainly drives a Volvo S60 D5, or a horse transport. But she drives all the cars.

adam.

308 posts

165 months

Wednesday 20th May
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seiben said:

Yes, she's cooler than me.
Agreed. biggrin

Me:
'96 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Merit
'91 Renault Clio 1.4 RT
'95 Honda Civic ESI
'04 Honda Civic Type R
'02 Renault Clio 172 Cup
'03 Honda Integra Type R
'99 Mitsubishi Evo 6

Her:
'00 Ford Ka
'05 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique
'08 Honda CR-V

Not really had that many cars between us, at 35.

Countdown

26,908 posts

150 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Nissan Micra
Toyota Auris
Toyota Landcruiser

PomBstard

3,755 posts

196 months

Wednesday 20th May
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seiben said:


Yes, she's cooler than me.
We’ve recently sold MrsPB’s mk6 Golf GTI and I wanted to get her one of these. But sense won out (need a hatchback and already have one turbo Sube) and she now boots around in a new i30 N-Line which feels better than the Golf in just about every way

Muzzer79

3,274 posts

141 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My OH has a 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost.

She really doesn't care what she drives, as long as it has a heated windscreen and she can connect her iPod to it for music.

When we (I) bought it, she didn't even go along to look at or test drive it.

She fancies the look of a Mini and we may get one when the Fiesta needs replacing, but she's really not bothered.

Mr E

19,129 posts

213 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Whichever of the cars we own that she likes.

Somewhere I have a photo of a pair of modified Japanese coupes we owned at the same time.

VR99

294 posts

17 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Other half has no interest in cars though her 14 plate vauxhall is in much better nick than my shed focus.
Next car has to have 5 doors/space for practicality and be an auto and "small enough" that she can drive it too....slightly constraining but guess I should be able to find something that's not too bland....and will probably end up with another focus or astra..

shirt

19,534 posts

155 months

Wednesday 20th May
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shirt said:
Me: Disco 3, Lotus Elise R, Ducati Monster 1100 Evo.

Her: Merc E320 (petrol) Avantegarde and a KTM Duke.

She is a petrol head, holds FIA and FIM licenses, probably attends more trackdays and race days than I do. Has no mechanical sympathy, can’t spanner and thinks old landrovers are st so it’s not all wine and roses lol.

Glenn63

800 posts

38 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My mrs has had an Astra vxr as long as Iv know her she loves it, I hate it! Likes her cars (maybe not as much as me) Go to watch f1/BTCC, Both do track days this is us at oulton park a good few years ago now, we need to get back into it!


ghost83

3,761 posts

144 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My missus has a corsa c sxi+ 1.3 cdti she only passed her test 2yrs ago at 33yr old so couldn’t have anything remotely interesting due to insurance,

Insurance on this is £480 with 2yrs no claims

Jaaack

174 posts

90 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Mine had a 2003 Clio 1.2 when I met her - was her first car and she was 18. She decided she wanted a Civic when insurance allowed (I'm well into my 90s Jap tin and she wanted a piece of the action.)

Clio died - she took it through a ditch backwards in 2018 and buried it in a hedge, ripping the undertrays and arch liners out. Was fine for a while after bodging the lights and bumper back on, but last summer in heavy rain she drove through a puddle and water got into somewhere it shouldn't, and it kept having electrical issues and eventually wouldn't start.

Civic hunt was well underway and she decided she wanted a tidy EK hatch in Tahitian Green. Found a tidy 50k example in Birmingham in the right colour so we went and got it.

She's planning on a full VTi conversion (B16 VTEC engine, rear discs, nicer interior etc) when we've finished spending on the house/garage.

Hers & (one of) his:




Obviously these are great at rotting and living on top of the UK's bigest salt mine I convinced her to take it off the road last Autumn over winter and get a cheap shed for a few months. I always liked MK1 Foci and know they have a great reputation for cheap reliable motoring so that's what I suggested.

Armed with £250 she picked this up, and it flew through its MOT just before lockdown with the only thing needing attention being a number plate bulb.



Honestly don't think you can get better cars than MK1 Foci where the going rate is £2-400

Benmac

1,201 posts

170 months

Wednesday 20th May
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My wife likes cars too. Her daily is a C43 estate. She also has her SLK which was a dream car for her and she's owned from new (2003) - she undertands and acknwopledges it's by no means a sports car but she just wanted one fro when they first came out so saved up.

Our quattroporte is also arguably more hers than mine in that she wanted it a load more than me and put more cash into it than I did (although I do far more of the running round looking after it etc).

100

374 posts

30 months

Wednesday 20th May
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range rover evoque

jack_86

335 posts

46 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Audi a1style edition 35tfsi she loves it had a mk3 tt previous to that.

toon10

4,709 posts

111 months

Wednesday 20th May
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An old Volvo XC90. She wants a new car and dismisses everything other than a new XC90. To be fair, it's been a cracking do it all family wagon.

mickyh7

399 posts

40 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Broke her Heart to sell her Purple Panda 1.2
But she now loves her 1.0 Twingo.
Must admit they are fun to (what feels like) fly around in!

jack_86

335 posts

46 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Jaaack said:
Mine had a 2003 Clio 1.2 when I met her - was her first car and she was 18. She decided she wanted a Civic when insurance allowed (I'm well into my 90s Jap tin and she wanted a piece of the action.)

Clio died - she took it through a ditch backwards in 2018 and buried it in a hedge, ripping the undertrays and arch liners out. Was fine for a while after bodging the lights and bumper back on, but last summer in heavy rain she drove through a puddle and water got into somewhere it shouldn't, and it kept having electrical issues and eventually wouldn't start.

Civic hunt was well underway and she decided she wanted a tidy EK hatch in Tahitian Green. Found a tidy 50k example in Birmingham in the right colour so we went and got it.

She's planning on a full VTi conversion (B16 VTEC engine, rear discs, nicer interior etc) when we've finished spending on the house/garage.

Hers & (one of) his:




Obviously these are great at rotting and living on top of the UK's bigest salt mine I convinced her to take it off the road last Autumn over winter and get a cheap shed for a few months. I always liked MK1 Foci and know they have a great reputation for cheap reliable motoring so that's what I suggested.

Armed with £250 she picked this up, and it flew through its MOT just before lockdown with the only thing needing attention being a number plate bulb.



Honestly don't think you can get better cars than MK1 Foci where the going rate is £2-400
Forget the car... is that a von Dutch hoodie? What a throwback

Roverload

740 posts

90 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Truly hateful. Shes had the most boring car imaginable (Nissan almera tino). And I liked that more than this. Terrible.

irocfan

23,200 posts

144 months

Wednesday 20th May
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Mrs Iroc can't understand my fascination/obsession but I've been trying my best to see beyond a Picasso or 1.4 Astra! To that end she's had a RRS, SLK, C-class coupe and now a GLC, not earth-shaking I know - comfort is the name of the game TBH. Shhe does at least appreciate (a little) more pep - I'm trying to persuade her that an acceptable SUV in a couple of years would be an SRT8Cherokee... we'll see