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Old 21st January 2022, 09:31 AM
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Default Cars you regret selling

...........reply with your regrets in the next post.................

mine i regret the most are as follows (ive had many other cars inbetween)

Mk1 Mini Cooper S
Austin 1300GT
Triumph Tr4a irs
Datsun 240kgt
Ford Escort Mk1 1600 bda
Honda CRX 1600 Vtec
Ford Capri 2.8 special edition
Audi UR Quattro RR 20v
Nissan Sunny Gti-R

im still thinking , its not easy to recall them all
Looking for the Holy Grail Audi ..
2010 A6-C6 3.0tdi LeMans Quattro (my daily) ..
2013 Caravelle 140 DSG (family outings) ..
2014 A4 saloon 2.0tdi B8.5 SE Tecknic (the wifes) ..
Track Car=A4 3.0tdi quattro well modded ..
New Toy=FocusRS Mk2 5pot in Ultimate Green ..
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Old 21st January 2022, 09:42 AM
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My first D2 - a silver on black A8 3.7 quattro.

A Polo G40. So much fun, try finding one these days
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Old 21st January 2022, 10:04 AM
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Default Practically of them...

...but I've not had many, 'cos I find letting go very hard .

So, a short list of 3:

1) VW Beetle (3 of them!) - from my student days,
2) Fiat Uno 45S - first new/family car, fun and totally reliable (like all my Fiats ),
3) Volvo 850SE Estate - the nearest thing to my Tesla, in that it could do just about anything you asked of it, with zero fuss. Persuaded by my (soon-to-be-ex ) wife to get rid of it, rather than fix it, post-MOT fail. Regretted that ever since ,and still looking for another one...

The only cars I don't regret parting with were a few dull company cars, mostly Peugeot 405s, but also some truly sh*te pool cars (e.g. a Rover 216...)

Autos Autos everywhere...
(1) 2015 Tesla Model S: (was 85D, now 90D ). Silent and deadly, and very fast... But not as fast as Ian's M3P-
(2) 2002 D2 S8 Final Edition: Bulletproof and faultless: Brilliant Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times winner of Best D2 1st prize
(3) 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots (! ) Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
(4) 2010 Fiat Panda 100HP. White Pandamonium (Final Edition!!). Pure old-fashioned 6-speed go-karting.

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Old 21st January 2022, 10:15 AM
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The only brand new car I’ve ever had - my 2005 Seat Leon Cupra R 225 in dark grey.

Sunbeam Imp Sport 930cc - it was a bitsa special

Ford Cortina 1600E - unfinished resto my dad bought. Had 80s upgrades like an electric sliding sunroof and electric windows, but a fair bit of rot in the chassis legs. Would’ve made an awesome resto-mod with a 16v engine and proper steering
===SOLD===2002 Audi S8 D2 Final Edition (yes, really) in Avus Silver with purple extended leather===SOLD===

2011 S5 Sportback in Phantom Black with black Super Sports leather, 9x20s, tech pack high, adaptive xenon plus, intelligent key, memory seats pack, sunroof, B&O, Audi Drive Select & quattro Sports Diff, DAB, parking system plus

2015 VW Golf GTI Performance Pack in Carbon Grey with black Vienna leather, tech pack (Discovery Pro nav & Dynaudio), DCC, factory towbar and retrofit RVC
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Old 21st January 2022, 10:38 AM
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a 1.9tdi skoda octavia with 90hp and manual AC....
there was something magical about the sound of that engine plus it was so cheap to own i never felt afraid of parking or leaving it anywhere
2002 Audi A8 2.8 Sport Quattro
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Old 21st January 2022, 10:48 AM
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1975 Ford Cortina 2000E
1977 Ford Escort RS2000 (Pinto engines infinitely tuneable!)
Renault 21 Savanna - Yeh yeh but it was fun, utterly reliable, could carry all sorts of stuff and there was always bits falling off it so that was totally amusing as well.
E36 M3 - didnt treat it very well, sold for peanuts
E39 M5 - Didn't appreciate what it really was until it was gone. The only car I really miss - apart from recently parting with my Audi A8 2.8 Quattro Sport.
Gosport UK
Audi S8 2002 FE Avus Silver / Extended Red Leather.
Daily Driver: BMW 530E M Sport.

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Old 21st January 2022, 10:53 AM
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Easy as I've never really had any 'feelings' towards a car other than the D2 (for various reasons).

'08 Suzuka Grey S8 - When you're spending 1/3 of your yearly income on tax and insurance just to keep it road legal, it had to go. Would buy it back in a heartbeat if I had the funds.
2001 A8 D2 FL 3.7 Q - LPG Conversion, Engine: AKC, Gearbox:FBB, Colour:LY5X Aqua Blue pearl effect, Interior:WJ light beige/dark beige valcona leather with burr walnut inserts

My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

My DIY jobs - Fan Jet Windscreen Washers, Retrofitted Electric Side Blinds
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Old 21st January 2022, 11:26 AM
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I don't tend to regret selling cars, as they are usually being replaced by something better.

There was the Capri ll 1600XL White with black vinyl roof, that had to go to provide a house deposit. And as the new owner drove off in it my SO was in tears.
Out of a huge number of cars I had much fun with a Cortina 2000 GT 2 door. And later with a Granada Ghia 2.8i manual. But I don't regret selling them.

The only car that comes close is, funnily enough, my 2002 D2 S8. It came to me much abused and left me in pretty much perfect condition. It's still out there somewhere VA02 UAR.
I shudder to think what 'mods' it might have since suffered.
A journey of a thousand+ (epic) miles, begins with a single step, (to the door of an 8). Lau Tzu
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Old 21st January 2022, 12:38 PM
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Saab 9000 CSE 2.3 lpt. Loved everything about that car. If I hadn't gone down the D2 ownership route I'd have bought another 9000.

Vauxhall Cavalier CD 1.7 TD. Underrated car & good engine. I hated myself for selling this because the sack of s**t Vectra I replaced it with turned into the worst car I've ever owned.
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Old 21st January 2022, 02:24 PM
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The only brand new car I've ever ordered and paid for myself (had loads of new company cars) which was RLH842R a 1976 Tahiti Blue Triumph Dolomite 1850HL with overdrive.
The tin worm got it, despite underseal etc. and after I sold it it didn't last much longer.

I've seen some similar ones at various shows that have survived another 40 years though!

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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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