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Cars my wife and I have owned since 1974 to present day in order

Ford Anglia

Morris Traveller

Vauxhall Viva

Consul 375

Hilman Minx

Renault 10

Ford Cortina Mk 3 estate

Mini 850

Ford Capri

Triumph 2.5PI

Triumph 2000

Escort Mk 2

Cortina 2.3 Ghia Mk 4

Rover 2300

Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia (loved this one)

Honda Civic

Fiat 128

Peugeot 104S

Rover 216 Vitesse

MG Montego (Beautiful but fast)


Volvo 240 DL Estate

Suzuki SJ Jeep

Suzuki Vitara

Swift Kontiki Camper Van

Skoda Favorit Estate

Skoda Favorite hatch

Volvo 240 DL Estate

MG Metro

Volvo 850 GLT

Fiat Uno

Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Baleno Estate

Suzuki Baleno GSR Hatch

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 V6 (Wife loved this one so much so she bought another identical!!!)

Hyundai Coupe 2.0 SE (Took 10 years off me! so bought another later)

Jaguar X-Type (My First Jag mmmm)

Suzuki Alto

Hyundai Coupe 2.0 SE

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7

Hyundai Getz Turbo diesel

Jaguar X- Type 2.0D

Jaguar X - Type 2.2D Auto

Jaguar XF (My favourite car to date)

For dates & photos please go to link: http://paulhoad.com/photos.htm

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Hi Pasha

Yes, it is, in th early days I got bored with a car quite quickly, maybe cos I hadnt found the right one. I have to say though, that the XF is something else so will be keeping that a while ;)

How did you find the BMW? My son has recently bought the 3 series coupe and at the momment he loves it.


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Hi Paul

The BMW was my husbands car and he loved it ! I drove it sometimes and I really liked it ! He is thinking of buying another one soon, not sure which one yet ! My fav was our Ford Scorpio, we went on a road trip all over Europe and it was so comfortable ! :)

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Hi Pasha

Yes I remember the Scorpio very well, a friend of mine had one. So well appointed with every gadget you could think of, I seem to recall.

Still I have to say I am a Jag man really and I am looking forward to October when I will be taking it down to Spain, its first long run.

What are you driving now? Is it the S-Type? :)

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The Scorpio was great, very comfortable leather seats for long journeys. A lot of people I know never found the Scorpio attractive (funny backside !), but I liked it ! We have an X-Type at the moment. Spain sounds fun, are you driving through France or taking the ferry over to Spain. We drove down to Italy for three weeks, one of our best holidays. We went on the Jaguar Factory Tour a few months ago, have you been? Its definitely worth doing.

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I did like the X-Type, loved the retro styling. Always imagined that one day I might be able to afford an XJ, but then they went and changed the design! :(

Have decided to drive through France as I know the first part of the journey well (ie as far as the Dordogne) But whenever we have done the trip it has been with a caravan on the back of my wife's 4x4. So this time it will be straight down in my car with no hinderences lol.

Hey the Jag Factory Tour sounds great do tell me more. :)

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Oh Pasha I am sorry I was not trying to be cheeky or rude. I meant when I saw some of the photos of the cars I noticed some ladies in the photos looking at the cars, so I wondered if one of them might have been you. Please forgive me if you felt I meant something else, because that wasnt the case honest. :(

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ha ha ha

What I meant by "What Cheek" is that no one took photos of me looking at the cars !! They took photos of other people, but left me out ! I hadn't noticed it before ! LOL :P

Pasha I never know quite which way I am supposed to reply so have done both, glad we sorted that one as I would hate to feel you thought I was being rude. :)

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  • 3 weeks later...

Phew........here goes:

Austin A40

Morris 1100

Cortina 1.3 Mk1

Hillman Minx

Cortina 1600E

Corsair 2000E

Capri 2000GT Mk1

Capri 3.0 Ghia

Simca Van

Escort Van

Escort Estate x2

Morris Marina (sorry!!!)

Triumph Herald convertible

Triumph Stag (crap straight six engine!)

Scimitar GTE

Mk3 Cortina Estate

Fiesta 950

Fiesta 1100 x2

Cortina Mk 4 Estate x3

Escort 1.6 Sport

Escort RS2000

Escort Mk3

Escort Xr3i

Volvo 480ES

Volvo 340 1.4 & 1.7

Volvo 360 GLS & GLT

Volvo 240 Estate x3

Volvo 740

Volvo 760 GLE

Land Rover SWB x 2

Land Rover 110 Safari

Land Rover Discovery x 2

Range Rover Vogue x 3

Jaguar XJ6 2.9

Jaguar XJ6 3.6

Jaguar XJS 3.6 x 2

Jaguar XJS 5.3 Convertible (Burgundy metallic with white hide trim ) Still my favorite car!

Volvo V40 1.8 ES (fantastic economy!)

Honda Civic Type 'R' (what a great little car and so much fun to drive hard!)

Volvo S80 (still being used by my wife, and still immaculate!)((the car that is, not the wife!!!))

Jaguar 'S' diesel.......what can I say!!!! Love it!

I think I may have missed the odd one off though!!


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  • 4 weeks later...

Wow I thought my list was long, but you have beaten that. Some lovely cars in your list I have to say, and some bring back happy memories of days gone by. I nearly went for the S Type diesel, but ended up with the XF, another beautiful car :)

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Cars I have owned and in order (ish);

MKII Escort (Loved)

VW Beetle

Vauxhall Cavalier

Ford Orion

Vauxhall Cavalier

Audi Coupe

Citreon BX

Ford Capri

Ford Capri



Ford XR4i

Ford XR2

Mitsubishi Sapporo

Sierra Sapphire

Ford Granada

Peugeot 405 SRi

VW Passat Estate

XJS 5.3 HE

Daimler Coupe 4.2

Ford Maverick

Ford Capri

Jaguar XJ12 S3 (Have now and love)

Various Company cars;

Ford Focus

Ford Puma

Ford Mondeo

BMW 3, 5 & 6.

Jaguar X-Type, S-Type, XJ TDvi & XK Conv

Nissan GT-R

Volvo V50

VW Passat

Fiat 500 (current car, tax efficient and love it).

Now I'm out of breath and can't remember the rest! (too many and I'm only 35)!

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Red 15 seater J2 Minibus (great minibus did a few tousand miles in it).

Hillman Minx (only cost me £35 + new clutch).

Hillman Hunter (for 1500cc car it was fast put 6-1/2J wheels/tyres on back).

Crysler Alpine (Hatch back, yellow with brown stripe)called it custard flake obvius reason, moved house with it great car never broke down, good in winter snow (but heater was crap).

Vauxhall Cavelier hatch back (another great car for carrying stuff).

Rover 216 Hatch back (same as above seemed to drive for ever).

Rover 620ti (TURBO) the fastest car i have ever driven could leave other so called fast cars (Impretsa) standing.

Jaguar "S" Type (Sports Pluss) exellent car smoothe ride but got some poke when you need it.

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Ok well since I passed my test in 1987

Fiat 127

Mini Van

Nissan Micra

Ford Fiesta

Ford Escort Bonus 90

Ford Escort 1.4

Ford Escort 1.8 diesel

Ford Escort 1.8 turbo diesel

Ford Escort 1.6 Finesse (which was wrote off after 3 weeks when someone rammed into it!)

Ford Escort 1.6 Finesse

Ford Mondeo 1.8

BMW 318i E36

BMW 316ise E46

Jaguar X Type

and cars I've had for work

VW Polo

Ford Escort 1.3

Skoda Felicia

I've still got the Jaguar and the Skoda. Am I the only person in the world to own what are two very different cars!

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  • 3 months later...

Great idea for a bit of fun.

So hear goes:-

Vauxhall Viva -met brown. rust bucket.

Marina -bottle green. how embarrassing

Ford Cortina - white. boy racer !

Ford Cortina - 2 tone brown, what was i thinking..

MGB GT - chocolate brown. seemed like a good idea at the time

Vauxhall Astra - Red, first reliable car.

Ford Fiesta - white, like driving around in a skip.

Vauxhall Omega - Met green, first "real car".

Ford Granada - black, looked like a gangster

BMW 525 - Red, quick, but v thirsty

Ford Mondeo Est - Silver, great work horse.

Mitsbushi Shogun Sport - Silver, not sure about the "sport" bit

Jaguar x type est sport - met blue, dream forefilled. Heaven :)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Matra Simca Bagheera X (I loved that car)

Toyota Celca GT

Lancia Beta Spyder (I loved that car)

Ford Capri 3 litre

Mk1 VW Golf GTI (I loved that car)

Audi 80 Sport

Saab 900 Turbo Carlson (I loved that car)

Volvo 480 Turbo (I loved that car)

Volvo 850 Estate

Land Rover Freelander V6

Volvo V40

Volvo XC90 T6 (I loved that car)

Maserati GT3200 (I loved that car)

Volvo C70 GT (I loved that car)

Jaguar XKR - I love this car...............

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