What did you drive in the 2010s?

What did you drive in the 2010s?

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RATATTAK

6,903 posts

153 months

Friday 26th February
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AlexRS2782

6,508 posts

177 months

Friday 26th February
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Mk1 Focus RS (bought in '06 - still own today)
205 GTI (bought in '08 - still own today)
Saxo VTS - track car from '09 to '12 at which point it became clear rust had set in around the rear sills and it wasn't worth repairing, as it was worth far more in the value of the modifications attached to it, so it was broken for spares / sold as a rolling shell.

Levin

1,397 posts

88 months

Friday 26th February
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Mr Tidy said:
I am jealous of the fact yours has a sunroof! It seems to have been a rare option, and it's the one box I wish the original owner of my E90 had ticked.

carlove said:
I really like this era of the Corsa. I don't know how they are to drive but the design is spot on.

sas782b

27 posts

54 months

Friday 26th February
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Terzo123 said:
sas782b said:
In the following order:

Audi A4 Avant 3.2 (06 plate I think)
Lexus IS-F (08)
MB C63 6.2 estate (14)
Volvo XC90 D5 (66)
MB C63 6.2 estate (63)
How do you rate the IS-F compared to the C63's
Very highly. The following is comparing unmodified/standard cars, the main reason for changing from the IS-F to the C63 was the fact the Lexus is a four seater and the rear seats did not fold. The C63 is the slightly quicker car overall.

Both my C63s had/have 18” wheels so ride is better than the IS-F on 19” wheels but later IS-Fs had much improved ride quality.

Exhaust note - no contest - C63 sounds better (but the IS-F has a nicer intake sound when the the second stage intake opens up around 3700ish rpm).

Brakes were absolutely immense on the IS-F, IS-F gearbox not as bad as some reviewers claimed (although the Merc multiclutch didn’t exactly get rave reviews - I had no issues with either as I wasn’t tracking them).

Fuel economy (do you really care if you’re considering one of these?!) noticeably better on the IS-F. Best I had on the IS-F was 29mpg; best on the C63 25mpg - comparing similar journeys.

Servicing costs lower on the Lexus, no reliability issues and none on the C63s either although by all accounts the Lexus will be the more reliable. Lexus dealers light years ahead of MB in terms of customer service.

The IS-F felt slightly better built (and no creaks or squeaks from the interior unlike the odd one from one of the C63s) and the Lexus felt more stable than the C63 on the Autobahn at speeds upwards of 120mph.

Overall, it’s a difficult decision, you can’t really go wrong with either but the C63 just edges it for me with much better sound from the (standard) exhaust and the added practicality of the estate.

If you have any more questions, happy to answer.

Edited by sas782b on Friday 26th February 03:13

alabbasi

1,341 posts

51 months

Friday 26th February
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Goodness

79 Mercedes Benz 450SLC 5.0
79 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9
91 Mercedes Benz 560SEL
88 Mercedes Benz 560SEC
75 Mercedes Benz 300D
80 Mercedes Benz 280TE 4 speed
97 Mercedes Benz E420
98 Mercedes Benz SL500
02 Mercedes Benz E55
05 Mercedes Benz SL55
05 Mercedes Benz S55
05 Mercedes Benz CL65
88 Porsche 928
86 Porsche 944 Turbo
85 BMW M635CSI
88 BMW M5
85 BMW 745i Turbo
92 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon
73 GMC Sierra Grande
69 Chevy C10
96 Chevy C3500 Dually 454
00 Chevy C2500
02 Ford F350 6.8 V10 gas
02 Ford F350 7.3 V8 Diesel
07 AM V8V
98 Bentley Brooklands
84 RR Corniche

Various other project and parts car that never saw the road.



StuntmanMike

11,671 posts

115 months

Friday 26th February
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E46 330CI sport.

E60 550i Msport.

Just two cars, still use the five series as my daily.

The Mad Monk

8,371 posts

81 months

Friday 26th February
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Mercedes E Class.

BadOrangePete

129 posts

8 months

Friday 26th February
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Peugeot Partner van 2.0hdi
Peugeot 406 coupe v6 (miss that thing)
Volvo C30, '15-present
VW Caddy c20, '15-present

200Plus Club

8,591 posts

242 months

Friday 26th February
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Sunbeam Lotus 2.2 16v
Porsche 993S
R8 4.2
Alfa GT Junior.
One of my better decades of car ownership!

Court_S

4,429 posts

141 months

Friday 26th February
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I had my E46 325ti until 2011 and then I went into the company car scheme...

I had a 1.2 Clio pool car for a few months
Followed by a Fiesta pool car

2011 Fiesta Zetec S diesel was my first company car if my choosing.

2013 I bought my other half an E90 330 (starting to hate the Fiesta now)

2015 it was time for a new company car; Octavia vRS much to all of my colleagues amusement but it turned out to be a great car.

2016 we swapped the 330 for a new MINI Cooper because my other half was cheesed off with the fuel consumption of the 330.

2019 I left the company car scheme because the tax implications were getting punitive and bought an M140i.

In 2019 we also got rid of the MINI about bought a cheap 116 from the in laws for my other half. This went a fe weeks ago and was swapped for a 125i cabriolet.

Stu-nph26

1,472 posts

69 months

Friday 26th February
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BMW e46 325 51
Golf gt tdi mk 5 08
E92 M3 12
Seat Leon FR mk2 58
Nissan Juke 13
Seat Leon Cupra R 05
Mazda 2 60
VW Scirroco Type R 66
Audi A4 Avant 69




AC43

8,786 posts

172 months

Friday 26th February
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After 7 years of C43's I bought this in 2010. My wife was so impressed by the 7 seats that she didn't notice it wasn't a diesel until it was way too late. Ran it for 7 years, barely missed a beat.



Then in 2007 I came across a unicorn; a 212 with the 5.5. Best car I've ever owned, no idea what will replace it. It's only just ticked over 70k miles so I guess I'll just hang on to it.


PrinceRupert

10,187 posts

49 months

Friday 26th February
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Albeit the last one was only driven about half a mile...



Edited by PrinceRupert on Friday 26th February 08:24

generationx

3,623 posts

69 months

Friday 26th February
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Started the decade with a Mk5 Golf GTD170 and a Mk5.5 Escort RS2000. Then
Mk7 Golf R (Lapiz blue manual 3-door. Excellent despite what all the know-it-alls on PH say)
Mk2 Golf GTI (bought on a whim, had a bit of work done, hardly use it)
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (epic, no idea how to top it for a daily)

Jimmy No Hands

3,677 posts

120 months

Friday 26th February
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Christ - have we got an hour?

1997 Ford Fiesta (learnt in this, it was my Mums. Got completely abused)
2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI (first 'proper' car I ever bought, loved it.
2004 BMW Z4 3.0 (First 'fast' car, impeccable engine)
1988 BMW E30 318 (single carb, paid £300 for this with MOT!)
1989 Porsche 944 Lux 2.5 (Paid a grand, with MOT!) x2
2010 Clio RS200
1982 Porsche 924
1974 Volvo 144
1982 VW Golf 1.5
1992 VW Corrado VR6 x2
1995 Peugeot 205
2010 Audi A6 Le Mans
2003 B6 Audi A4 1.9 tdi Estate
2000 B5 Audi A4 1.9 tdi Saloon
1995 Jaguar XJ6
2006 VW Golf GTI
1995 Mazda MX5
1996 Mazda MX5
1997 Mazda MX5 x2
1995 Audi 80 2.6E
1999 BMW E46 323i
1975 BMW E12 520
2007 Saab 9-5 1.9 tid Estate
2001 Volvo V40 1.6
2005 BMW Z4 2.2
1987 Audi 80E 1.8


Plus probably many, many more I've forgotten. All in the last 10 years. I've had to knock it on the head nowadays, sadly.

Prolex-UK

1,540 posts

172 months

Friday 26th February
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2005 Lexus IS350 with Toms supercharger

1992 Toyota soarer 2.5 turbo (track car)

2009 Abarth 500 esssesse
2010 Alfa Romeo Guilietta tbi 1750 cloverleaf

2016 Skoda Yeti 1.4 edition (LHD moved to France)

2016 Mini Cooper S Countryman (back to blighty)

2016 VW Toerag R line 3.0 devils fuel
2020 VW Golf R Estate



Edited by Prolex-UK on Friday 26th February 09:38

flyingM3

40 posts

14 months

Friday 26th February
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1998 - Ford Fiesta 1.1LX
2002 - Clio 1.2 Dynamique
2003 - Clio 182
2005 - Honda Civic Type R
2006 - Honda S2000
2007 - BMW Z4 M Coupe
2009 - BMW 123d Coupe
2011 - Hummer H3 (Spent some time in Middle East - worst car EVER!)
2013 - BMW M3 E92
2015 - Clio RS 2.0 Sport
2019 - MB C63S Coupe

cerb4.5lee

18,503 posts

144 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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2010-2011...2004 BMW X5 4.8iS
2011-2012...2009 BMW E61 520d
2012-2013...2006 BMW Z4M Roadster
2012-2014...2012 Audi TTS
2013...2009 BMW E92 M3
2013-2017...2006 BMW E90 330i
2014-2017...2012 BMW F13 640d
2017-current...2017 Mercedes GLC350d
2017-current...2017 F56 Mini Cooper S
2019-current...2011 Nissan 370Z GT Roadster.

clarki

1,143 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Felt like a very special little car, often wonder where no. 17 is these days;


Mark8815

185 posts

46 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Had it since July 2019 and love it.