Your Top 10 Cars - ever

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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by philthy » Fri Nov 12, 2021 8:51 pm

tough to choose just one from each manufacturer

Lotus S3 Exige V6 (tough call between this S1 Exige and K20 Elise but the V6 just works)
Ferrari 360 Spider
Lamborghini Gallardo Performante Spider
Porsche Taycan Turbo (wanted to hate this but its just mental)
Renault Clio Williams (introduced me to trackdays and only paid £1500, also had a V6 but it was mince))
Mitsubishi Evo 6 RS 500bhp (self built and ballistic)
BMW Z3M Coupe (didnt really fit in it)
Audi RS6 C7 (ticks every box)
Mercedes SLK55 AMG (crap gearbox but that engine :D)
Honda DC2 Integra type R (best fwd car Ive driven)
S1 Audi Elise
Exige V6 (sold)
Audi C7 RS6
VW T6.1 family bus

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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by campbell » Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:46 pm

Jeez, cannot compete with most of these lists

Guess it’s about time, since I started this bloody thread!

Well here goes. Roughly chronological.

Renault 11 Turbo

Fiesta Mk1 XR2

Scirocco GT

Tigra 1.4 (yes really, small car with big car refinement)

Elise S1 (tied with Evora and Elise S3 but had S1 18 years so it had to be here )

Subaru Impreza P1 (edged the 22B but only just)

Focus Mk2 ST

MINI Clubman Cooper S

Audi TT Mk2 TDI Quattro (like the Tigra a small car with big car benefits and much better than folk give it credit for)

Octavia Mk3 vRS TDI DSG (amazing gearbox)


Also wanted to include Peugeot 205 GTI 1.9, 340R, Esprit GT3, 211, Impreza Turbo wagon, MINI Cooper hatch, Nova SRi, N3TUT S2 even though I could barely get the brakes warm, Leon Cupra ST, 911 GTS cabrio.

My list is very pants compared to most but, like the original EVO article’s contributors, it got me thinking and brought back some happy memories.

Glad it stirred up some forum action too. If you know of lurkers who haven’t posted their Top Ten yet, then give them a nudge …
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by ClarkyBoy » Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:55 pm

Nice and varied list Campbell (ill ignore the tigra!)
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by BiggestNizzy » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:26 pm

Needs more Metro's :D
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by rossybee » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:21 pm

Ok so with some thought and in no particular order;

• Caterham R400 - the one car I still genuinely regret selling

• Mercedes C32 AMG - understated and very quick wee family barge

• Audi RS6 - noise power and space (it also towed my Caterham trailer and caravan :damnfunny )

• Lancia Integrale - nearly bankrupted me in my early 20s but so glad I ran one for 5 years 😎

• Renault 5 GT Turbo - amazed I didn't crash this as was my first quick car

• Citroen ZX Volcane - seriously underrated family car when the kids were wee

• TVR Cerbera - way more competent than my Griffith 500 was

• Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1750 - just love this thing - every drive is a true event 😍 and I've had other Alfas

• Bentley Continental GT - power and torque, and a whole heap of mass which you feel under brakes and round corners :damnfunny

• Porsche 996 Carrera - the only pork I've driven but even though it wasn't a fancy one I could sense what the fuss is about, need to try more :blackeye

Breaking the rules with #11 is a special mention of my first car, my '83 Mini Mayfair (this spec had reclining seats :wink: ) which I adored - such fun in every way 😍

ETA - only two of these weren't owned by me :mrgreen:
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by campbell » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:18 pm

ClarkyBoy wrote:Nice and varied list Campbell (ill ignore the tigra!)
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by campbell » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:18 pm

Great list Rossy
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Post by rossybee » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:24 pm

campbell wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:18 pm
Great list Rossy Image
Cheers man - like to think I've had a real spread of motors, and only 2 Germans btw, quite proud of that :wink:
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by Scotty C » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:51 pm

sh17 i just realised i hadn't added my Honda e
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by campbell » Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:38 pm

Is it really good enough to include!
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by mrbennybennett » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:28 pm

Not been on here for ages but I thought I would add my list...

Lotus Elise S2 SC - loved that car and preferred it to the V6
Porsche Cayman GT4 981 - just sold and replaced with a 718 spyder but only driven it 20 miles so far...
Ferrari 355 F1 - bosses car we drove down to Le mans - magic car and what a noise
BMW M3 EVO E36 - first really quick car I drove at about 20 years old
Pug 205 Gti with Mi16 conversion - spent fortunes on this one
Ford Fiesta XR21 16v - my first car - loved it so much im trying to buy an old mk 3 fiesta XR/RS turbo....
VW Golf GTi mk 7.5 - just been knicked off of my driveway :cry:
Renault Clio Cup 200 - great car but I never really bonded with it
Honda Civic Type R EP3 - wrote that one off in a field outside Penicuik
Rolls Royce Ghost - borrowed for the weekend - great to waft around in thinking you are important
718 Spyder
Macan GTS
VW Up GTi

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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by rossybee » Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:14 pm

rossybee wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:21 pm
Ok so with some thought and in no particular order;

• Caterham R400 - the one car I still genuinely regret selling

• Mercedes C32 AMG - understated and very quick wee family barge

• Audi RS6 - noise power and space (it also towed my Caterham trailer and caravan :damnfunny )

• Lancia Integrale - nearly bankrupted me in my early 20s but so glad I ran one for 5 years 😎

• Renault 5 GT Turbo - amazed I didn't crash this as was my first quick car

• Citroen ZX Volcane - seriously underrated family car when the kids were wee

• TVR Cerbera - way more competent than my Griffith 500 was

• Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 1750 - just love this thing - every drive is a true event 😍 and I've had other Alfas

• Bentley Continental GT - power and torque, and a whole heap of mass which you feel under brakes and round corners :damnfunny

• Porsche 996 Carrera - the only pork I've driven but even though it wasn't a fancy one I could sense what the fuss is about, need to try more :blackeye

Breaking the rules with #11 is a special mention of my first car, my '83 Mini Mayfair (this spec had reclining seats :wink: ) which I adored - such fun in every way 😍

ETA - only two of these weren't owned by me :mrgreen:
Major faux pas - especially considering this forum - I've driven a couple of Loti, so should really chuck the Citroen off the list for a 340R which was slightly more eventful :blackeye :damnfunny
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by campbell » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:02 pm

Are re-counts allowed ?!
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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by campbell » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:02 pm

mrbennybennett wrote:Not been on here for ages but I thought I would add my list...

Lotus Elise S2 SC - loved that car and preferred it to the V6
Porsche Cayman GT4 981 - just sold and replaced with a 718 spyder but only driven it 20 miles so far...
Ferrari 355 F1 - bosses car we drove down to Le mans - magic car and what a noise
BMW M3 EVO E36 - first really quick car I drove at about 20 years old
Pug 205 Gti with Mi16 conversion - spent fortunes on this one
Ford Fiesta XR21 16v - my first car - loved it so much im trying to buy an old mk 3 fiesta XR/RS turbo....
VW Golf GTi mk 7.5 - just been knicked off of my driveway :cry:
Renault Clio Cup 200 - great car but I never really bonded with it
Honda Civic Type R EP3 - wrote that one off in a field outside Penicuik
Rolls Royce Ghost - borrowed for the weekend - great to waft around in thinking you are important
Shocker about your Golf, Benny Image

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Re: Your Top 10 Cars - ever

Post by Scotty C » Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:40 am

campbell wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:38 pm
Is it really good enough to include!
did you see the other cars on my list :lol:
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