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Post by BMWZ4MC » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:07 am

Zedebee wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:50 pm
BMWZ4MC wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:32 pm
Zedebee wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:57 pm 2007 - my first coupe, a 2004 Audi TT 225 Quattro which I owned for 10 years and racked up 100,000 miles. Mot history shows it’s still going. A peerless piece of engineering and compact packaging. I could ferry all three kids around, or the wife and luggage for a week, but not both. Easy to chuck a mountain bike and gear in the back. Fast, economical, reliable, great handling, never got stuck in the snow and could fit in a supermarket parking space with room to spare.

Only had two cars since, Toyota GT86 and my Z4.
Zedebee, I see your post and I raise you this:
2006 - an Audi TT 225 Quattro, which I owned for five years and racked up 60,000 miles. MOT history shows it’s still going (much to my surprise). A peerless piece of shite and compact packaging. I moved a girlfriend from Edinburgh to London in it and could fit either her or all her possessions in the back, but not both. Rarely could I drive it without something breaking or falling off. Not that fast; not that economical; utterly and completely unreliable; awful handling with understeer on top of understeer; useless brakes; devoid of any feedback; rubbish in snow (on summer tyres with 2mm tread); but a really rather nice place to wait for the AA patrol tow truck!

I’ve owned many cars before and since but none have come close to being as unreliable. In my ownership, the warranty payments for repairs exceeded the purchase price of the car!
:rofl: to be fair before that I had an Avensis estate, so the TT seemed quite outstanding to me. It was very reliable though, only went wrong once in ten years of ownership, with a failed starter motor. Apart from that, it was good. However, when I first got in a GT86 it was amazingly fun and responsive, so the Audi probably was quite wooden in comparison. :thumbsup:
My other car at that time was my Westfield (which I still own). The TT had an easy task being more practical and refined, but a very hard task matching any of its driving qualities :D
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Post by BMWZ4MC » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:15 am

Pondrew wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:32 pm
BMWZ4MC wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:32 pm Zedebee, I see your post and I raise you this:
2006 - an Audi TT 225 Quattro, which I owned for five years and racked up 60,000 miles. MOT history shows it’s still going (much to my surprise). A peerless piece of shite and compact packaging. I moved a girlfriend from Edinburgh to London in it and could fit either her or all her possessions in the back, but not both. Rarely could I drive it without something breaking or falling off. Not that fast; not that economical; utterly and completely unreliable; awful handling with understeer on top of understeer; useless brakes; devoid of any feedback; rubbish in snow (on summer tyres with 2mm tread); but a really rather nice place to wait for the AA patrol tow truck!

I’ve owned many cars before and since but none have come close to being as unreliable. In my ownership, the warranty payments for repairs exceeded the purchase price of the car!
Not a fan of the TT then, no? Why did you keep it for five years; are you a masochist? :D
When it was working, for normal use it was a great car. My mistake was thinking it was a sports car rather than a fashion accessory :D
I knew that my next car was going to be a Z4MC (or a Cayman S) so I kept the TT until I had the cash to get what I really wanted.
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Post by andy.c » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:07 pm

I was driving a Ski Nautique in Corfu as I was working as a waterski instructor at the time.
Not my boat but the one I drove was exactly the same
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Post by inkey$ » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:34 pm

buzyg wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:15 pm
inkey$ wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:21 pm In 2006 I was driving a 1995 one of these. T-Top, FWD, 1.6, sub-100bhp, masses of smiles.

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Loved the 100nx, did it have the taga roof? :thumbsup:
More of a T-Top with 2 x targa style glass roof panels. One of the most asked about cars on a petrol forecourt I’ve owned - even back then. Think it was nicknamed ‘the egg’. Mine was black but I lusted after a white one. Two roof panels unlocked and lifted out into T-Top mode.
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Post by buzyg » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:37 pm

inkey$ wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:34 pm
buzyg wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:15 pm
inkey$ wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:21 pm In 2006 I was driving a 1995 one of these. T-Top, FWD, 1.6, sub-100bhp, masses of smiles.

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Loved the 100nx, did it have the taga roof? :thumbsup:
More of a T-Top with 2 x targa style glass roof panels. One of the most asked about cars on a petrol forecourt I’ve owned - even back then. Think it was nicknamed ‘the egg’. Mine was black but I lusted after a white one. Two roof panels unlocked and lifted out into T-Top mode.
Perfect. :thumbsup: Our first car, after cycling every where until I was 27, was a Nissan Cheery 1.3. Just after we bought it the 100nx came out and I remember like it was yesterday, walking through Fareham shopping centre and there was one on display. Sooo wanted to go by one, but other priorities back in those days. :)
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Post by beanie » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:12 pm

Back in 2006/7 I was driving my old mk2 golf.
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I do remember lusting over the M display at the Paris motor show around that time so I suppose it had to happen eventually.
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Post by andy.c » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:57 pm

beanie wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:12 pm Back in 2006/7 I was driving my old mk2 golf.

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I do remember lusting over the M display at the Paris motor show around that time so I suppose it had to happen eventually.

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I loved my big bumper mk2 was the same as yours, unfortunately it blew up on the m4 just before Heston services going into London luckily though we was going fast enough I could roll it into the carpark

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Post by skelters » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:39 pm

When the current e85 3.0si was being built I was driving a 2003 e85 2.5 se.

While driving that 2003 e85 the next car was being built which was a 2007 plate Audi S3 in blue which was bought in 2008.
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Post by tonyz4c » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:46 pm

A Z3 coupe :D
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