Well ever since I could ride a bike I have been interested in getting places faster or at least looking good trying.
I have had a long list of cars ranging from my first car a sh1tty brown mini with beige interior, not bad for a 6ft 4" guy, quite comical trying to get in and out of it though, moving onto a Fiat uno sticking to the small and cheap cars to run and maintain, then back to a newer mini which I kept for the next 2 years; and in that time the 997cc engine was transplanted with a 1275cc engine removed from a knackered metro.
I sold the mini and made some good money on it and moved onto a ford fiesta XR2i lookalike with a 1.3i engine, unfortuanetly the Ford and I did not get on well together and that car was soon replaced with a brand new Fiat Bravo HLX bought on finance from a main dealership in 1999.
I joined the RAF in March 1999 so had a fairly decent starting wage and no bills to pay, I was loaded or so I thought at the time !
I loved my Bravo, it was actually quite sporty for a 1.6, with the top of the range model at the time being the Bravo HGT a 2.0 20V engine which I had fallen in love with but couldnt afford .
I kept the Bravo for 2 years and only had 1 year remaining on my finance when I made a very silly mistake of selling the Bravo in exchange for a Audi A3 with full S3 bodykit on it, the car looked amazing but drew quite allot of un-welcome attention and was stolen only after 6 months of ownership.
Luckily my Insurance company had paid out and I was able to complete the remaining finance. This left me in a posistion of no car and oodles of money to buy something bigger and better, my next car was to be a 1997 Alfa Romeo GTV 3ltr 24v hence my somewhat dodgy username on a Astra Forum
My Astra coupe Turbo to come in the next installment.