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For me it was my previous car, a Ford Kuga with titanium trim and a couple of extra driving "packs".

It was brilliant to drive but still had it faults.
 

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My last car was a v70 2.5d.it was large enough to tow my caravan and excemptional great on fuel.stuck to the road like pooh. Large boot space.this was a 2005 and i had it from new and done 365,000 miles in it.yep 50,000 a yr.my largest 1 day milage was 1,210 miles.was going to change it last year when doing alot of miles but kept it as could not find anything better.now i dont do big mile now so thought i would have a change and something easier to get in and out of
 

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Believe it or not Rover 400 1997. I bought it six months old and kept it for nine years. Cost me £900 for its 8th year service as it needed timing belts changing, a new battery and a suspension coil replacement. Every other service no problem. Very comfortable car to drive and part exchanged it with over 90, 000 on the clock.
 

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Believe it or not Rover 400 1997. I bought it six months old and kept it for nine years. Cost me £900 for its 8th year service as it needed timing belts changing, a new battery and a suspension coil replacement. Every other service no problem. Very comfortable car to drive and part exchanged it with over 90, 000 on the clock.

I was just about to put Rover 400 down as the worst car I have ever owned! Unbelievable the amount of problems I had with it.
 

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Dilligaf said:
Believe it or not Rover 400 1997. I bought it six months old and kept it for nine years. Cost me £900 for its 8th year service as it needed timing belts changing, a new battery and a suspension coil replacement. Every other service no problem. Very comfortable car to drive and part exchanged it with over 90, 000 on the clock.

I was just about to put Rover 400 down as the worst car I have ever owned! Unbelievable the amount of problems I had with it.

It is quite remarkable how often this happens Dan.


Dilligaf mentioned in the opposite thread to this one, that his wife's Renault Scenic was the worst ever but I owned a Scenic from 2001-2008 and had no real problems with it. I had an issue with the electrics at one stage but that was soon remedied and apart from that I had no other problems.
 

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I suppose it's down to me to throw a hand grenade into the room.

I had already said that the Renault 5 was the worst car I'd ever driven.

It might be a surprise then to some that the best car I have ever owned was a Renault. I had a Renault 18 for 11 years and it never broke down once and needed only regular maintenance and wear and tear parts.

It was comfortable, fast and reliable. It beats everything else I've ever driven including my shiny new Antara.
 

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My fav car was my Mazda MX5. Despite the fact it was 10 years old when I got it, and the fact I was continually teased for having a hair dressers car it was a great car and never let me down. Even drove well in the snow. Traded it in for a BMW which was no where near as fun
 

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Dan said:
Dilligaf said:
Believe it or not Rover 400 1997. I bought it six months old and kept it for nine years. Cost me £900 for its 8th year service as it needed timing belts changing, a new battery and a suspension coil replacement. Every other service no problem. Very comfortable car to drive and part exchanged it with over 90, 000 on the clock.

I was just about to put Rover 400 down as the worst car I have ever owned! Unbelievable the amount of problems I had with it. 
There were 2 models of the 400 series and mine was the one they rebadged as the 45 and was a 2litre diesel.
It just proves how different the same model can be
 

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If Im not allowed to say my Antara but only with the tweeked tuning box fitted


Then my next would be a 1993 Cavalier SRI 16v. It wasnt the most reliable car I have ever owned in fact it cost me more to repair than any other car I have owned but when It was going it was great to drive.
 

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Well after working in a sales showroom with over 1000 in stock takes somw thinking.i did have some high powered car like lotus carlton.saphire cosworths.but i think the nicest overall for 70,80,90was a 2.9 granada scorpio.had all the goodies and very powerfull for its day.think it would still take some beating if new today.
 

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Aston Martin DBS belonging to Jermaine Pennant. I was a pro car detailer in a previous life.

Another "poor" footballer then



Did I not read something about him having an chrome car or something like that ?
 

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Well after working in a sales showroom with over 1000 in stock takes somw thinking.i did have some high powered car like lotus carlton.saphire cosworths.but i think the nicest overall for 70,80,90was a 2.9 granada scorpio.had all the goodies and very powerfull for its day.think it would still take some beating if new today.

As you may or may not be aware, I did some Police work
and during my 30 years I was allowed to drive many different makes and models but because I wasn't in the Traffic Department, I like everyone else was not insured to drive any police vehicle over a 1600cc


The Traffic Officers on the other hand were permitted to drive anything that had an engine I do remember them fighting over the Ford Granada Scorpio as it was the fastest car that they had in the fleet. From memory the only other car that came anywhere near it was the 3.0l Opel Senator but that took longer to get to its top speed.
 

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smino said:
Well after working in a sales showroom with over 1000 in stock takes somw thinking.i did have some high powered car like lotus carlton.saphire cosworths.but i think the nicest overall for 70,80,90was a 2.9 granada scorpio.had all the goodies and very powerfull for its day.think it would still take some beating if new today.

As you may or may not be aware, I did some Police work 
 and during my 30 years I was allowed to drive many different makes and models but because I wasn't in the Traffic Department, I like everyone else was not insured to drive any police vehicle over a 1600cc


The Traffic Officers on the other hand were permitted to drive anything that had an engine I do remember them fighting over the Ford Granada Scorpio as it was the fastest car that they had in the fleet. From memory the only other car that came anywhere near it was the 3.0l Opel Senator but that took longer to get to its top speed.
Antarius used to be a policeman !!!!

We never seen that coming

I wondered why his head was pointed
 

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Ive worked for two BMW specialists so got to drive some very nice BMW's, Mercedes and Porsche's. Ive owned a Ford Scorpio Ultima estate (ugly looking thing but stacked with extras). Citroen C2 GT, greta fun little toy for throwing about. Sierra XR4x4i 2.9 with a tuned engine (quick). But the best car i owned was a 2008 BMW 325d Msport touring fully loaded with toys. It was a 3.0 litre diesel but tuned for economy rather than out right power like the 330d. Always managed 38mpg unless it was getting thrashed. Awesome car to drive, handled really well, comfy too and capable of pulling a huge caravan.I only purchased the Antara so that I didnt have to spend out on service costs for the Beemer (including a pair of tyres at £550 a year), it was getting old too with 120,000 miles on it. Expected better fuel economy too according to the literature from Vauxhall.
One day I will go back to BMW, they certainly build better quality than most manufacturers, but that is reflected in the price too..
 
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