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    What do you drive?

    Watches seem to go hand in hand with cars, in my experience anyway!

    So what do you all drive? Do we have any old classics under a cover in the garage?

    Whilst I'm looking around for my next watch purchase, I am also considering spending the money on a MK1 MX5 and supercharging it for some summer stupidity. Only issue is I've run out of space to keep it!

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    Re: What do you drive?

    You've asked a question and not answered it yourself!!

    I drive a Subaru Forester STi which is no reflection on the watches I wear/enjoy :)




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    Drive this old gal in the sunny weather:


    and wear something vintage:



    But day to day i drive a workhorse:


    and wear a workhorse:


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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonmurgie
    You've asked a question and not answered it yourself!!
    Quite, but I didn't want it to look like I was posting purely for the reason of showing off my cars - so I was planning on avoiding it.

    I have a '99 BMW 840Ci which I really did bag a bargain on as it was purchased from a family member;


    A 2005 Z4 which is loads of fun;



    Really like the Forester!

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Nothing too fancy, but still quirky enough to reflect my taste in all things clean and modern I think.

    A Volvo C30.

    Almost identical to this one.


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    There is quite a long-running thread on this very subject elsewhere on the forum. :wink:

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by AMB
    I have a '99 BMW 840Ci which I really did bag a bargain on as it was purchased from a family member;
    A 2005 Z4 which is loads of fun;
    Most recent addition with sparked an awful lot of debate over on PH is a 635d Sport Edition Convertible. Only had it a couple of weeks;
    So you're a BMW man then... well I recently sold my Z3 M Coupe which I'd had for nearly 3 years, oddly I don't miss it one bit!





    Thread here if you're interested: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11173

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy
    There is quite a long-running thread on this very subject elsewhere on the forum. :wink:

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    Thought there might be.. but any excuse to post pics of cars and show off a little and didn't want to be the one moaning about it ;)

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    This at the moment, however not for long at 8mpg :(

    Instagram- ramsdenswhitby

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaff
    This at the moment, however not for long at 8mpg :(
    LOL... get's pricey doesn't it!! My Forester is also pretty pants and I only ever give it V-Power which is around £1.26 around here... thinking of getting a cheaper runabout for the daily slog to the office :(

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonmurgie
    Quote Originally Posted by alexaff
    This at the moment, however not for long at 8mpg :(
    LOL... get's pricey doesn't it!! My Forester is also pretty pants and I only ever give it V-Power which is around £1.26 around here... thinking of getting a cheaper runabout for the daily slog to the office :(
    I can get the 8 down to similar figures but the 6 will do 40mpg on a run and the Z will do 34.

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    Here's mine at a trackday last weekend. Does about 9mpg on track !

    Pete


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    Re: What do you drive?

    I feel all inferior...

    one of these:


    with one of these under the bonnet:


    Strangely I've not got a pic of the whole thing - so here's one I "borrowed":


    Some might say it's boring - but I like it!

    Cheers,

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    Re: What do you drive?

    This when the sun comes out...

    Last edited by boddah; 15th December 2013 at 23:23.
    "I looked with pity not untinged with scorn upon these trivial-minded passers-by"

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    Man, that Ferrari is awesome!!!

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Have the 89 R107 for the weekends, have had him about 3 and a half years now, can’t see me moving him on for a while yet.






    swmbo has a 987 S, cracking point to point car.





    A gratuitous reflection shot from my detailing phase….




    And a 2000 9-5 as the smoker funny no pics of that…

    Now like the advert said I’m “Think Bike!”

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Alfa 156 and an Alfa Spider. The 156 does an average of 15mpg, which I've only just found out - in hindsight I shouldn't have bothered checking as I'm scared of driving the damned thing now.

    Hardly ever drive the Spider, but we're taking it on a trip to Europe this year - the will it / won't it make it there and back factor is really increasing my sense of anticipation.

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    Re: What do you drive?

    My two classics, M5s from 1986 and 1995 :)




    1986 with its great grandson!



    (yes, I need to take a pic of all three together!)

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    After years of various exotic sports cars I now drive a CR-V. All of my spare time attention is now devoted to a GWR Manor. It's what you do after the "car phase" in your life. :D

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    I have a VW Passat :roll: It's a chump, but it does the job. I also have a little Pug, which is pure, unadulterated fun to drive :D





    Eleven years old and still running strong :D



    Cheers

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by boddah
    This when the sun comes out...

    Bloody hell Andy, you could have turned up in that when we met up for you to buy my old Sea-Dweller!!! :D

    I guess we might not have arrived at exactly the same time if you did though...?!! :lol:

    My contribution to this thread should be pretty obvious but here's a larger pic anyway...


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    Re: What do you drive?

    When the sun shines:



    Normal wheels: Freelander 2

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    ^^ lovely looking 6. Glad we have a couple of Triumphs here at least!

    But all - I want to see what watches you are paring with the cars you are driving!! This seems like an opportunity to post photos of cars AND watches!! Come on, get up to speed guys!

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    My two classics, M5s from 1986 and 1995 :)




    1986 with its great grandson!



    (yes, I need to take a pic of all three together!)
    LOL, Dave got bored of watches so started with M5's!!

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3
    LOL, Dave got bored of watches so started with M5's!!
    CORRECTAMUNDO :lol:

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Still rocking the RS (it gets a spanking when I can find the time)





    and a smasher (t'was the missus) GT TDI





    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    My two classics, M5s from 1986 and 1995 :)

    E34 M5, my favouite. 95 Must be a 3.8 evolution?

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Usually I'm in this



    And when the sun comes out, I'm in this bad boy.


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    Re: What do you drive?

    a scruffy transit van 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3
    LOL, Dave got bored of watches so started with M5's!!
    CORRECTAMUNDO :lol:
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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by lawnmowerman78

    Bloody love those wheels!

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Should be this



    But as the kids recon they can't fot in the back anymore usually this :evil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMB
    Quote Originally Posted by lawnmowerman78

    Bloody love those wheels!
    Cheers Alex - I did the obligatory CSLs, side skirts and strut brace as soon as I bought it.

    I've had it from new and it's been over three years now. I honestly can't see myself getting rid of it in the near future either (which given my previous car history is saying something...! :D )

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    My baby.........



    but maybe not for long at 17mpg (at best)! Fun to drive though.

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    From left to right: Triumph TR3A, Saab 96, Triumph Vitesse and Mercedes 230 SL Pagode.

    Menno


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    Re: What do you drive?

    There's about 22 pages of Members Cars here! :)

    viewtopic.php?f=2&t=76645&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=car s#p795966

    Mines changed though, Cooper S went back when I lost my job, these days it's a Fiesta and this for some summer fun.


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    The beater is a V40, and I'll rot in hell before I take a picture of the munter.

    Most of my watches are from the late 60's and 70's, which match the toys. The eagle eyed will note that ones a 5, and the others a 5A, and to those that couldn't give a monkeys, they're Reliant Scimitars




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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster
    From left to right: Triumph TR3A, Saab 96, Triumph Vitesse and Mercedes 230 SL Pagode.

    Menno
    Lovely, nice to see a TR3A, not many on the roads anymore.

    And for "TriumphCoupe":




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    @ catflem: In my early days as a classic car nut, I always wanted one of these Reliants. One day I went to have a look at one that was for sale. Great car, great test drive and a great colour: royal navy blue with (I think) black interior. I was smitten. When we got back to the seller's house, we had a chat on the driveway and we wanted to go inside to close the deal. That moment, the car started to burn... And it burned to the ground... The smell of burning resin... we tried to put out the flames with the garden hose and the fire ext. from my car. As said: the car burned down completely. Luckily, the owner was well insured. But I never had the nerves to buy a Reliant. (To be honest: in 1995. one of my Triumphs also burned down...)

    @RAB: are you a member of the TR-Register? Great TR forum on that site!

    Menno

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by lawnmowerman78
    Bloody hell Andy, you could have turned up in that when we met up for you to buy my old Sea-Dweller!!! :D
    Yeah but it was raining that day :D
    "I looked with pity not untinged with scorn upon these trivial-minded passers-by"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigD
    E34 M5, my favouite. 95 Must be a 3.8 evolution?
    It's one of the 50 UK Limited Editions from late 1995 - 15 Rosso Red/35 Orinoco Green - the last of the hand-assembled M5s, everything since has been built on a production line. They only made 343 3.8s in RHD, and of those only 139 had the six-speed box and these 18" wheels. LOVE IT! Drives like a three year old! :D

    Some smashing stuff on display here fellas, so pleased to see I'm not the only one into classics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry
    Quote Originally Posted by BigD
    E34 M5, my favouite. 95 Must be a 3.8 evolution?
    It's one of the 50 UK Limited Editions from late 1995 - 15 Rosso Red/35 Orinoco Green - the last of the hand-assembled M5s, everything since has been built on a production line. They only made 343 3.8s in RHD, and of those only 139 had the six-speed box and these 18" wheels. LOVE IT! Drives like a three year old! :D

    Some smashing stuff on display here fellas, so pleased to see I'm not the only one into classics!
    In that case, I'm sure you'll appriciate this one: (the guy also owns a... BMW M1(!), and a lot of real exotica); pic take with my phone.

    Menno


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    My little devil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster
    Fabulous Menno! A mate of mine in Italy has the "Batmobile" one with the huge rear wing :D

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    Errrr
    this one, or a 10 yr old Hilux 4x4 if its raining.
    :D

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    Got this a few weeks ago, pic courtesy of the previous owner.


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    LOL this is turning into the "Z4 thread" :lol:

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    Re: What do you drive?

    Some lovely cars, heres my 2


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    Quantum Jazzy 1121 :D
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    WTF does that mean? I fear that joke has been wasted on me :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay
    My little devil.

    Love those. One came up by me at the local dealer, but sold before I got a chance to look at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sniper-sam
    Some lovely cars, heres my 2

    Exactly what cars should be bought for... fun rather than practicality!

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    We are in the position were we have no children so these cars are more than practical, the TTS for everyday, and the Elise R for the sunny days and weekends or just whenever i fancy taking it out, doesnt have to be good weather. my wife has a little VW Polo but she gets the bus for work so usually just sits there in the Drive, its handy for dump runs etc etc so i dont have to get my cars dirty :lol:

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