What did you drive in the 90s?

What did you drive in the 90s?

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Louis Balfour

21,029 posts

186 months

Thursday 25th February
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MC Bodge said:
I drove my parent's early Mk2 Cavalier 1.6GL for a short time and, when it failed its MOT, very kindly, allowed me to drive their nearly-new Mk3 Cavalier 1.6L. The Mk3 Cavalier was gutless in comparison with the Mk2, t
Ah, that's interesting.

I sourced my parents a Mk2 Cavalier estate and it was brilliant and zingy. I then found them a Mk3 and it was lumpen and dull. They thought I had stitched them up.


ClaphamGT3

9,076 posts

207 months

Thursday 25th February
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The 90s were probably my dullest motoring decade as I was focusing on getting my career started and houses;

Lancia Beta Spyder 2.0 - had it going into the 90s & still have it
VW Polo C - University car
VW Golf Gti 8v Mk II - Post University car
VW T2 Van, converted to have windows and a rock n' roll bed - for sailing
Lancia Fulvia S3 1.3
Rover 218 SD - Co Car
Peugeot 405 STDT - Co Car after promotion
Renault Laguna 1.8 - Co Car New company
Citroen Xantia Activa - Co Car Replaced the Renault when its lease ran out
Saab 9-3 Convertible

MC Bodge

15,472 posts

139 months

Thursday 25th February
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Louis Balfour said:
MC Bodge said:
I drove my parent's early Mk2 Cavalier 1.6GL for a short time and, when it failed its MOT, very kindly, allowed me to drive their nearly-new Mk3 Cavalier 1.6L. The Mk3 Cavalier was gutless in comparison with the Mk2, t
Ah, that's interesting.

I sourced my parents a Mk2 Cavalier estate and it was brilliant and zingy. I then found them a Mk3 and it was lumpen and dull. They thought I had stitched them up.
I remember my Dad occasionally giving the Mk2 a bit of stick cross-country, and it was quicker than the figures suggested (as were 1.3 Astras of the time). The Mk3 also had a carb, but ran on unleaded, and must have been de-tuned significantly from the 1981/2 Mk2, as it was very sluggish. NB. A similar courtesy car my Dad once had was a bit zippier, so maybe there were "good" and "bad" engines?

Edited by MC Bodge on Thursday 25th February 13:50

Hub

5,312 posts

162 months

Thursday 25th February
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Passed in late '98 - didn't have my own car but had pretty much main use of one of these a lot of the time -



Peugeot 205 1.1 Trio S - in white with green seatbelts. No pics on me, but a very similar plate to this one Jxxx MWL

Loved the car, loved the new freedom!

T1berious

1,418 posts

119 months

Thursday 25th February
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Passed in 1992 (Very late 2nd pass)

A bit of cash from 1st job after Uni

Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi - Absolute dog, spent more time in the garage than on the road, had all the 1.9 extras and a Diesel bonnet. Important lesson learned, don't buy lemon cars!

Renault 5 GT Turbo - Loved this car had it ages! Was a second car at one point before it went to the great car lot in the sky.

Corrado VR6 - Felt like it was hewn from granite compared to the R5 GTT, really lovely thing. Plenty quick enough and still looks good today (compared to a Probe etc).




blademansw

52 posts

185 months

Thursday 25th February
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Passed in 1991
First car was a 1.3 Austin Maestro
Next up was a 1.4 Escort Ghia
Then we had a bit of excitement with a Peugeot 405 Mi16x4
Then an E28 518
And to round out the decade, Citroen ZX Volcane 1.9i which was weird, it used more fuel if you drove it gently lol.

Sten.

1,501 posts

98 months

Thursday 25th February
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I passed my test in June '99 so a short window for me ; Rover 214i 16v 'Sprint'.

sanguinary

965 posts

175 months

Thursday 25th February
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Passed my test in 1995.

First car 1 litre fiesta poplar (with a decal on each side saying ' Melody' ) in pale blue. E58 THB. Kept it for 12 months and travelled the country in it. Some great memories.

Then onto a 1.9 diesel fiesta in white. L264 PMC. Remarkably heavy steering I recall. Although it had five gears, a radio and headrests so certain luxury!

L reg Mondeo in green with beige interior next. (can't remember the plate now) I found it cheaper to insure than the usual hot hatches and such. Did the job but chewed through a couple of starter motors.

Next onto a Citroen Xantia. P624 JWB. Interesting motor, with great suspension. It always wanted to oversteer when turning right, which was a little bizarre. (I found out years later that a mate's used to do the same) Could never do a handbrake turn as it was connected to the front wheels. (learned that when trying to do a hand brake turn!)

That took me into 2000 where things started to get daft as my insurance reduced.

Bill

44,726 posts

219 months

Thursday 25th February
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Thinking about it, in the early 90s I also regularly borrowed my dad's company 316 and his girlfriend's AX GT. Both were brilliant IM(ltd)E.

CeramicMX5ND2

2,439 posts

37 months

Thursday 25th February
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1990 Peugeot 205 XLD
1995 Peugeot 205 "Inca" D.
1998 Skoka Felicia 1.6.
2000 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec (Delivered Dec.99!)

SpudLink

3,498 posts

156 months

Thursday 25th February
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I started the decade with Nova SR.

February 1990 I got my MX-5, having ordered it in mid 1989 based on reports from America.

1991 Skoda 135 Rapide coupe

1992 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9

1995 Suzuki Cappuccino.

1996 BMW 325i Touring (E30).

1997 Lotus Elise.

1998 Ducati SuperSport

1999 Yamaha R6



Edited by SpudLink on Thursday 25th February 15:43

TwigtheWonderkid

35,224 posts

114 months

Thursday 25th February
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
The 1990s was when I started buying all the 80s hot hatches i couldn't afford in the 80s. I would have had a Mk1 XR2 in 1990, and then worked my way thru various others, XR3i, Escort 1.6i Cabrio, Golf GTI, Peugeot 205GTI, Astra SRI & GTE, even the dreaded MG Maestro. I finally settled on a Peugeot 309GTI that i kept for a while, alongside a Nissan Terrano for the family stuff.
Forgot, cars were run along side a Suzuki GS500E and then a step up to a Honda CBR900RR-S Fireblade.

nco74

19 posts

7 months

Thursday 25th February
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Passed in 91
79 Ford Fiesta 1.1 scrapped
83 Ford Escort 1.1 scrapped
84 Austin Maestro 1.6 scrapped (hateful thing)
85/86 Ford Escort 1.6 scrapped
85 Peugeot 205 GTi 1.6 wrote off
89 Peugeot 405Mi16 loved it kept it 10 years then stupidly part ex'd it for a Laguna and funnily enough scrapped it

Edited by nco74 on Thursday 25th February 14:44

croyde

17,881 posts

194 months

Thursday 25th February
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My daily was a Citroen CX2400 Pallas Auto.

I also had a Citroen DS.

Then a Citroen XM.

My first new car in 1996, a Renault Mégane coupe 1.6.

In 1999 I bought a 1998 BMW E36 323i SE which I only sold a few days ago.

HocusPocus

372 posts

65 months

Thursday 25th February
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Peugeot 205 1.1 Look
VW Golf gti 8v mk2 big bumper
Mercedes E class estate x2
Lotus Elise s1

Loved the golf.....still got the Lotus which is now dibbed by son for when I can not longer climb in/out.

Coatesy351

769 posts

96 months

Thursday 25th February
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Passed Feb 1997 so this


Then this in 1999


MDMA .

6,251 posts

65 months

Thursday 25th February
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MK1 Fiesta Supersport, Nova SRi, various MK2 Golf GTI's, MK3 Fiesta XR2i, MG Montego, 16v Calibra.

croyde

17,881 posts

194 months

Thursday 25th February
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Coatesy351 said:
Passed Feb 1997 so this


Then this in 1999

Was going to say Granada but it looks bigger. A Ford Ltd?

Bill

44,726 posts

219 months

Thursday 25th February
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nco74 said:
89 Peugeot 405Mi16 loved it kept it 10 years then stupidly part ex'd it for a Laguna and funnily enough scrapped it
Oof! frown

jeremy996

177 posts

190 months

Thursday 25th February
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Passed test in 1980, by 1990 married, mortgaged, with a shiny car on HP.

1989 Vauxhall Nova GTE in red, 1991, sold for

1972 Morgan 4/4 1600, (still owned and now being rebuilt for the 3rd time in my hands)

W reg Austin Metro 1.3S in Harvest Beige, scrapped

B reg Vauxhall Astra 1.3 2 door, sold for

1968 Opel GT, sold for

1998 Vauxhall Vectra Estate. Baby on the way, so a 2 seat sports car had to go and every parent said buy the biggest car you can afford; so I did.