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What is the best car you have ever driven?

You are not allowed to categorize; fun, comfort, practicality, power, prestige, nostalgia etc. is not allowed. You just have to pick one car as the best car.

My choice is the VW Beetle. It is the best car because snow will not stop it. It is like a snow sled with an outboard motor. It goes everywhere.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

MK 2 Golf GTi 16v in my early 20ty's.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

TR4- learnt to drive in it and then to hill race it 1968 - which was brilliant fun as a teenager.

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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?



Air conditioned living room on wheels !!
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Owned a Lotus Carlton for two years at the exit of the millennium.

Worst money pit I ever owned. It took everything I earned.

Still miss it
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Peugeot 205 GTi. Briliant, smart, simple piece of engineering.
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Opel/Vauxhall Astra Coupe 2 litre Turbo.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Toyota MR2 mkI



First time I saw one it was love at first sight, so I scrimped and saved and managed to get one soon after turning 21. It drove beautifully with a sorted mid-engine, rear wheel drive set up and a raucous twincam 1.6l engine. Nothing has wowed me as much since, I would love to buy another just to keep as a weekend car.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Audi s4 avant. was a money pit including feeding the v8 but damn a smile everytime.

Then my first car (not the rents etc) was an 1989 ford f150 pickup. Rust bucket and things were SO dangerously wrong with it (no inspection in MN) but she never left me stranded and I loved driving it. Still miss it 10 years later
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

In the 1980's my Mark 1 Golf GTi - the original and the best, brilliant engine and handling....I had a Mark 2 as well and it wasn't a patch on the Mark 1. Nor for that matter, any other hot hatch from that era like the 205 GTi or Ford Escort RS Turbo.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

In the 1990's a rented Honda CRX targa top -160bhp and 8200rpm - lots of fun.
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From the photo it looks like a real pussy magnet.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

My Lancia Flavia 1800 Coupe - took my driving test in it and the examiners face when he saw it!! I did pass though
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

This was my first car. It smelt of freedom.

But that was then.

Today, Peugeot 308 Feline, hands down.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

That was my first car too- red one also- our kids and their friends called it 'the Odile Mobile'- (the TR4 belonged to BF- but he was happy to just give me the keys).
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Mercedes 230.6 1973, my first car, just loved it !what-best-car-you-have-ever-driven-capture-d-cran-2015-03-27-23.03.23.jpg
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From the photo it looks like a real pussy magnet.
Its funny you should say that because its actually true. That whole area of the car was very toasty because of the engine, so I would always find cats sleeping on the rear shelf and have to shoo them away.

Sadly, just cats though
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

1982 Porsche 928 5l, 300hp.
On the German autobahn it would just suck down on the road and run like a TGV until it was off the clock at 270 Kmh (probably quite a bit less in reality).
Did all my own mechanical work so it was not a moneypit.
Bought it when it was nearly 20 years old and strangely the first registration date was the same as my wifes birthday.
Sold it last year as I am getting too old to lie on concrete in pools of oil.
Photo from Hockenheim, avatar is from Nurburgring, North..
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

Not my first car, that was a rather rusty mini, but my 'best' car, was in the same category as ...

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My Lancia Flavia 1800 Coupe - took my driving test in it and the examiners face when he saw it!! I did pass though

but mine was British ... ( well, built in Gemany ) ...


Mine was black, and really enjoyed driving the beast, often sideways, and in its day it was quite fast. But so sure footed and controllable.

NO electronics to muck up the feeling !!!!

I'm interested to see what other EF have as their 'best' cars ... good question Williamtell.
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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

What's really interesting here is how much our first cars mean to us and the character of those cars regardless of the fact that most cars today are technically superior
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