favorite car

roller

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Which car that you owned before getting a Cougar was your favorite?
This was mine.
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Relliott6879

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Favourite car that I've actually owned was probably my Mk1 Laguna. Big, fast (an indicated 140MPH on the autobahn), supremely comfortable, utterly dependable and very cheap (£1400 and I sold it three years later for £600), I just couldn't fault it. I've always hankered after a BMW of some kind though, probably a last of the line E39 530d with all the toys would be my ideal.
 

rikedwards

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1977 Jaguar XJ12 coupe, Mk 1 RS2000 and Mk 2 RS2000, this was in the days before digital imaging or interwebthingy for that matter. Wish I`d still got them all now :sad::sad:
 

dar1976

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probably going to get slated:dita:, know some peoples thoughts on them :nono:, but my favourite was my 24V Probe:prrr::prrr::D:D:D
 

catbus

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MK3 Capri,with body kit, wolfrace slot mags, mk 2 grill etc... sadly don't have many pics of this

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VW Scirocco, this tidy red one was side rammed by a joy rider whilst i was moving house :mad5: ...... had a few of these (inc a rare white gts irmscher edition) but didn't get pics of them :mad2: (didn't have a digital camera in the 90's)

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Probe, great car, underrated and misunderstood (like the Cougar) but their distributer issues make it a poor choice for a family vehicle

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Puma, great fun, felt cheaply made but would be nice to have another one as a second car for short journeys


The cougar is by far the best car ive had yet, no plans to get rid of it till the very bitter end :D
 

Relliott6879

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MK3 Capri,with body kit, wolfrace slot mags, mk 2 grill etc... sadly don't have many pics of this

If the numbers came up, I've always fancied a black Mk3 with a Cosworth YB and all the suspension & brakes etc done to suit. It'd cost daft money to do properly but I reckon the grin factor would be immense!
 

Richie Connor

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FORD FIESTA 1300 SPORT FORD ORION 1.6I GHIAS X3 . SIERRA SAPH LX. ESCORT RS2 TURBO , GALAXY ,MONDEO TD, all moved on, Present on driveway scorpio ultima 2.5 td, 1990 xr3i conv mk 4 and newest a COUGAR 16V FROSTY guess what not one other make long live the blue oval
 

pauldf1971

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mines was my first car seat ibiza 1.2 gold in colour porsche built engine and terrible fiat running gear but could beat an xr2i on a straight
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Sabre Tooth

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FORD FIESTA 1300 SPORT FORD ORION 1.6I GHIAS X3 . SIERRA SAPH LX. ESCORT RS2 TURBO , GALAXY ,MONDEO TD, all moved on, Present on driveway scorpio ultima 2.5 td, 1990 xr3i conv mk 4 and newest a COUGAR 16V FROSTY guess what not one other make long live the blue oval
WOW:eek6:.......more fords there than the whole of Scandinavia put together mate......hardcore!(y)
 

johnybravo

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ford capri full kat kit,orion ghia,xr2,xr2i,mark3 xr3i mark3 cab xr3i,mark4 xr3i,mark5 xr3i(130),and a few not to mention peugeot 309 gti,mg metro turbo,rover 218vvi and a few celicas vvti, were did i go wrong.
 

ginja

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This Mk2 Orion 1.6i Ghia (my 2nd car)
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Thats me going around Silverstone in 1996.

It ended up looking like this for a while.
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Before ending up like this (prior to me part-exchanging it for my 3rd car)
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Loved that car, but so did the local "tea Leaves" robbed all my stereo, but never the car...:(
It had uprated lowered springs & dampers, a full Peco big bore exhaust, Pipercross airfilter, tinted windows, front spliter, Yokohama rubber, 15 speaker sound system (4 Amps, 4 subs, DSP, CD-changer, Tv, VCR) it could do 120 mph and I liked to scare BMW drivers on the M40 in it :LOL:
 

ggsumo

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MG Maestro (pre restricted version)- used to eat wheelbearing but acceleration was awesome - no roadholding though a car that really had to be driven
 

mofo sob

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Depends what mood I'm in - not had that many but my two favorites were:

a/. BMW 528iSE - 5 speed steptronic auto - uprated TEN speaker (integrated) blaupunkt stereo - leather EVERYTHING - dark metallic blue - lovely (but never even looked under the bonnet!!) :p

b/. Triumph TR6 2.5l - 15mpg - (spent more time under her than driving her) :ihih:

Never been more into a car than I am into my Cat at the mo tho (y)
 
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vince

I have had so many motors over the years so I cant remember all of them, but I did like my last car which was a mint condition smart roadster, the only problem with them is the build quality is ****, and the engine is too highly tuned so its only good for 50000 before it needs a rebuild. not like the the good old cougar.