Best ever real world car?

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Best ever real world car?

Post by Joak » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:23 pm

As great as E-types etc are what is the greatest ever car that is good at doing real car things whilst being nice?

Affordable, economical, practical, comfortable, nippy, easy to maintain, you get the idea.

I suggest the R8 214SEi. Ticks all of the above boxes.
I seem to think ’90’s cars are the pinnacle of this being the mix of reliable, nice to drive but not overly complicated. 405? Mk3 Cav?

What are your suggestions?
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by christine » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:17 am

Audi 80 avant
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by MRustbucket » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:30 am

Apart from rust, electrical issues, brutal thirst and being too long to park anywhere, XJ40s are great everyday cars.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by NergleFuttocks » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:46 am

Peugeot 405 STi

Other than that, I spent a long while researching this in 2011 as I wanted to buy that very thing. Don’t think I went too far wrong with my E350CDi estate. I may not have regretted the 250 but upon seeing a 350 I would have felt regretful.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by Hooli » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:18 am

X308 XJR.

Apart from rust, thirst and being too long to park anywhere.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by Hooli » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:19 am

Or my old Saab 95. You could get a lot more in it with the folding rear seat and it did everything pretty well.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by AutoshiteBoy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:36 am

Rover 620 Sli auto, but then I'm bias.
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by Eddie Honda » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:40 am

Apart from the lacquer peel, shonky air vents, and being too long to park anywhere, an X300 XJ6 is a great everyday car belonging to Tommy
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by DodgeRover » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:28 am

Range Rover Classic, take 4 people in comfort anywhere.
Ignoring the rampant rust and thirst
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Re: Best ever real world car?

Post by Drum » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:43 am

Maestro
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