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Old Cars

My cars, past and present, in order of ownership
Other people buy cars as a means of transport, tailored to their particular needs. They decide which configuration will best suit their needs and preferences; they compare brochures, features, fuel consumption and performance statistics, and perhaps things like finance deals and warranties.

But not people like me. Oh no. If it's interesting (by my criteria), older than me, and preferably comfortable for someone with long legs, that's enough. I seem unable to grasp the concept of a car as means of transport; boring things like value, depreciation, repair costs and whether or not it actually moves around and stops are foreign concepts to me. Old cars just seem to follow me around.

1986 Peugeot 309 1.3 GR Profile (scrapped)

"The Arsemobile" - 1973 Rover 2000SC Automatic (FOR SALE)

"Sally" - 1978 Citroen GS 1222 Club (sold)

"The Big Red Fun Bus" - 1971 Rover 2000TC (sold)

"The Brown Skip" - 1983 Saab 99 GL (scrapped)

"Deirdre" - 1983 Citroen GSA 1299 Pallas (sold)

"The Big White Spaceship" - 1976 Citroen CX 2400 Pallas C-Matic (sold)

1994 Peugeot 106 1.4 XR (Mum's everyday car - my backup when the classics break down)

"Sophie" - 1984 Citroen GSA 1299 SE Pallas (sold)

"The Monster" - 1985 VW Passat GL5 (scrapped)

1985 Saab 900 Auto (sold)

1993 Citroen BX 19 TXD (sold)

Sally's been and gone again

1986 Citroen BX 19RD Automatic (sold)

"Snoopy" - 1986 Citroen BX 16TRS Automatic (written off)

"Dumpy" - 1995 Citroen ZX 1.4i Avantage (sold)

1992 Citroen XM 2.0 Automatic (sold due to to insane insurance costs)

1990 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Estate (daily driver)


The collected Diaries of Sally, Age 22.
Group Test: Rover 2000, Citroen GS, Peugeot 309 (24-4-2001)
That Old Chestnut (15-5-2001)
Girly Cars (18-5-2001)
Funny Foreign Cars (18-5-2001)
An Apology to MGB Owners (28-5-2001)
Paint (2-7-2001)
Buyers' Guides (3-8-2001)
More on Funny Foreign Cars (19-8-2001)
That Old Chestnut Again (14-9-2001)
Do you talk to your car? (6-10-2001)
Sports cars: Oh, all right then (6-10-2001)
ZX 1.9 Volcane (14-10-2001)
History (23-11-2001)
The Peugeot 309 - time to rehabilitate the poor old thing? (December 2001)
2002 Citroen Xsara SX - a passenger's review (7-9-2002)
Citroen GS Break barn find (26-10-2002)
Citroen GS Break barn find - Did we get it started? (4-11-2002)
Things I Hate. Includes non-car content (31-7-2004 and updated since)
Rear Wheel Drive(17-1-2005)
The Doors of Perception(3-6-2006)
The Bromley Pageant of Motoring 2006(26-6-2006)
The Citreot Sax06(05-04-2007)
On Luck and Documentation(09-04-2007)
The Citroen BX 19 GT(08-06-2007)
Some Musings on Crap French Engines(09-11-07)


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