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Stevepd



Member Since: 22 May 2017
Location: Warminster
Posts: 264

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue
Cars in signature blocks

I've noticed that in some people's signature blocks they list cars.

If you do this, is this predominately a history of what you've had or what you've currently got?. I just find it interesting on what everybody has had, some good some shockers Rolling with laughter

Steve. 2006 2.7 TDV6 HSE in Cairns Blue.

Post #561090 Tue Jul 10 2018 9:45am
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0310



Member Since: 28 Jul 2015
Location: A long way NW in the UK
Posts: 184

United Kingdom 

If you want a laugh try this, Austin Allegro 1750 Sport.

We had this in 1980, was my Dad's old company car, in the family for over ten years. Apart from the usual batteries, brake linings and exhausts only other faults were front ball joints, alternator and a head gasket - all fixed on Sunday mornings with a basic tool kit! Never had to be towed, never failed an MOT.

Tony


 2018 MY19 HSE Dynamic, Santorini, Ebony/Ivory, Sliding pano, Adaptive cruise, Black wheels. Arrived 3rd September 2018
2015 MY16 HSE Dynamic, Santorini, ebony/cirrus, sliding pano, cameras, black wheels - Arrived 1 October 2015

Post #561095 Tue Jul 10 2018 10:15am
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Scrumpy



Member Since: 11 Nov 2016
Location: London
Posts: 323

United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Lol, that takes me back!!

My Dad had the same company car but in a "mustard" (more like puke) yellow!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If we all point our RR's in the same direction and accelerate at the same time can we turn back time?

Post #561114 Tue Jul 10 2018 2:28pm
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BKHK



Member Since: 05 May 2008
Location: Perth
Posts: 1801

Australia 2013 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Fuji White

Known as the All - Aggro Laughing 2017 V8 SC

Post #561118 Tue Jul 10 2018 2:41pm
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0310



Member Since: 28 Jul 2015
Location: A long way NW in the UK
Posts: 184

United Kingdom 

Scrumpy wrote:
Lol, that takes me back!!

My Dad had the same company car but in a "mustard" (more like puke) yellow!!


I remember the colour it was from the British Leyland 'Bodily excretions' colour palette.

My Dad worked for BL and I still have many of the old brochures. 2018 MY19 HSE Dynamic, Santorini, Ebony/Ivory, Sliding pano, Adaptive cruise, Black wheels. Arrived 3rd September 2018
2015 MY16 HSE Dynamic, Santorini, ebony/cirrus, sliding pano, cameras, black wheels - Arrived 1 October 2015

Post #561120 Tue Jul 10 2018 3:05pm
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Scrumpy



Member Since: 11 Nov 2016
Location: London
Posts: 323

United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If we all point our RR's in the same direction and accelerate at the same time can we turn back time?

Post #561122 Tue Jul 10 2018 4:15pm
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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
Location: Driving along in my automobile
Posts: 16614

2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Awwwwwww, they don’t make them like they used to Rolling with laughter Good job too sometimes - did your Dad have an early Allergic with the Quartic Steering Wheel? I see that Aston Martin has just launched a new model that has this modern and advanced steering wheel design...........
We never had one in our household but father ran several Austin Maxis, many Austin and Morris Land Crabs (never managed to get high enough up the management structure to deserve a Wolsley version with the wood veneer dash and 4 speed auto though) and then he had a string of distasterous Wedge shaped Austin Princesses that just ate up front drive shafts on a fortnightly basis...... until the company he worked for set their own engineers on the job to find out why the car’s in the fleet were all doing it - best British design, the engine was mounted too far forward and causing self destruction - must have cost ARG / UK taxpayers millions in repairs until that was discovered! After that he had a launch day XR3 (not the XR3i that came about 24 months later) and that car’s engine self destructed on the delivery trip from Bristol city to the company HQ in the suburbs and needed a new engine after less than 10 miles on the road....... that car then went on to run faultlessly for 15 years and in excess of 200,000 miles until tin worm and a speed boat that self launched onto the car’s bonnet on a main road as my sister drove the car with 4 young kids in it, led to its demise. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

Post #561125 Tue Jul 10 2018 4:24pm
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0310



Member Since: 28 Jul 2015
Location: A long way NW in the UK
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Yes it had the square steering wheel, our example was not too bad, comfortable ride on hydrogas suspension and it was quicker off the mark than my MGB - although that's not saying much!

To be fair the only bad BL car I had was a Rover Vitesse, one of BL's first attempts at fuel injection. Injection system was nothing but trouble, factory had it back replaced all the engine electric and it ran OK, quick motor car for the day.

If you want a trip down memory lane, search out the old Top Gear BL special, a series of challenges between a Marina, SD1 and Dolly Sprint. 2018 MY19 HSE Dynamic, Santorini, Ebony/Ivory, Sliding pano, Adaptive cruise, Black wheels. Arrived 3rd September 2018
2015 MY16 HSE Dynamic, Santorini, ebony/cirrus, sliding pano, cameras, black wheels - Arrived 1 October 2015

Post #561126 Tue Jul 10 2018 5:18pm
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Eaters



Member Since: 11 Apr 2016
Location: East Sussex
Posts: 877

United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Zermatt Silver

This might be of interest - you may have already seen it but:

http://www.rrsport.co.uk/forum/topic49785.html Robin
2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
Awaiting rebuild: NGTF
Gone:
Jaguar S-Type V8 4.2 Sport
MGZTT 190 2.5

Post #561128 Tue Jul 10 2018 6:00pm
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Gandalf



Member Since: 11 Sep 2017
Location: Bacup,Lancashire
Posts: 134

England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

0310 wrote:
Yes it had the square steering wheel, our example was not too bad, comfortable ride on hydrogas suspension and it was quicker off the mark than my MGB - although that's not saying much!

To be fair the only bad BL car I had was a Rover Vitesse, one of BL's first attempts at fuel injection. Injection system was nothing but trouble, factory had it back replaced all the engine electric and it ran OK, quick motor car for the day.

If you want a trip down memory lane, search out the old Top Gear BL special, a series of challenges between a Marina, SD1 and Dolly Sprint.

Peanut has a square wheel http://www.rrsport.co.uk/forum/topic49502.html find it really comfortable If it ain't broken down it soon will
Pulling my Vanmaster tin tent with my 2005 RED RRS HSE TDV6

1973 Land Rover Series 3 110 safari Gone but not forgotten
1990 Discovery 200Tdi Gone thank god
1996 Discovery 300Tdi sadly missed
2003 Discovery TD5 Gone to LR heaven
2004 Discovery TD5 Gone to Aberdeen hope it likes it there
2005 RRS HSE Rimini Red (my Disco 3 in a posh frock)
Think I see a pattern here

Post #561133 Tue Jul 10 2018 7:41pm
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HughN



Member Since: 10 Sep 2017
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 203

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

0310 wrote:
Yes it had the square steering wheel, our example was not too bad, comfortable ride on hydrogas suspension and it was quicker off the mark than my MGB - although that's not saying much!


In 1988 a friend at school had a Vanden Plas. Showing off on the way back from school, he took a hump-back bridge at speed and the hydrogas suspension did not take it well - within a couple of hundred yards it was sitting on the bump-stops.

Still BL:









 "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #561147 Tue Jul 10 2018 9:24pm
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Violetpiano



Member Since: 03 Jun 2014
Location: London
Posts: 534

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Amongst the 30 or so I have owned I had a cream coloured 1980 Morris Marina 1.3L finished in cream with a brown interior. Yes, it was by far the worse car I ever owned. I bought it as a second car but it was so c*** after two months I paid somebody to just tow it away for scrap.

I did many years before that own a 1977 1.8HL (successor to the 1.8TC) yes the twin carb. On a slippery road when you down shifted from 3rd to 2nd and kept the revs up, the back wheels lit up Smile

Jas Current RRS: MY18 SVR
Previous RRS: MY15 RRS 5.0L Autobiography

Post #561155 Tue Jul 10 2018 9:59pm
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syl



Member Since: 10 Mar 2016
Location: Somerset
Posts: 248

United Kingdom 

We had a dark brown allegro when I was a kid. It was replaced with a bright yellow allegro, with a black vinyl roof! RRS MY17 SDV6 AB
Evoque MY17 TD4 AB

Post #561162 Tue Jul 10 2018 11:16pm
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