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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Sims77, Tuesday 17th Mar, 2015.

  1. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Hi

    My name is Mark

    My wife was talking to a Honda Parts guy today and he pointed us to this forum.
    Between my wife and I, we've had some different cars over time but we keep coming back to Honda's.
    I'll give you a run down of what we've had so far.

    So my first car was a Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Swing (Thankfully no pictures)
    Then i moved onto a Nova GTE and not long after a GSi
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    After i moved onto a Fiat Punto GT 1.4 Turbo pushing 136bhp. This was very light and very quick.
    Right, the digital camera was invented and i started taking pictures :Grin:
    My Proton Satria GTi
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    The wifes Ford Focus ST170
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    After that i moved onto my beloved Integra DC5
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    This car was crashed onto on a car park and i decided to sell her. Big mistake.
    While i owned the DC5, the wife had a Focus ST
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    So the wife then decided the ST was eating too much fuel for a car that was a bit slower than the DC5, she decided to upgrade.
    Mitsubishi Evo 8 MR FQ320
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    Unfortunately, one horrible day a massive puddle / lake appeared on a dual carriageway and i hit it in the Evo
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    So we had to find a replacement, the exact same car.
    I decided it was time for an upgrade.
    Mitsubishi Evo X FQ300
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    Surprisingly this car annoyed me and i quickly got fed up with it.
    So I bought this
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    I soon got fed up with it as it wasn't practical to drive in the UK with our roads and i needed a car to get me work in snow. So i sold it.

    The wife then sold her Evo and bought an Accord Type-R
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    Which after the sale of my S15 i promptly pinched

    The wife then bought a Dodge Journey

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    Unfortunately this car was a total nightmare so the dealer had the car back off us and gave us a full refund.
    So the wife has now got this

    CR-V 2.2 CDTi

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    In the mean time, i decided i needed to come back to the fold properly.
    So i had a word with Andy at 200bhpcars and he is supplying me with this beauty.

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    Thanks for taking the time to look
     
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  2. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hi and welcome

    What a collection of cars, hats off to you.
    That FD2 is a porn on wheels.
    Enjoy it and no i am not jealous (i am, that's my dream car).
     
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  3. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Thanks

    Im slowly ticking my dream cars off my list. Tbh i never should of sold my DC5 as it was brilliant but then i'd probably never ended up with the FD2.
    My wife misses her first Evo 8 as well, I've told her one day we can get an Evo 9. One day :help:
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome to Honda Karma @Sims77 :Hey:

    Nice car history you have there.

    Looking forward to seeing the FD2
     
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  5. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Neither can I :Grin::Laughing:
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to HK Mark.:welcome:

    That's a great read. Good to see you've returned to Hondas.
    Please do add your wife's CR-V to the Club Garage as well. We can never have too many Honda's here.:Smile:
     
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  7. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    I will do.
    Thanks for the welcomes.
     
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  8. Bones126 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Hello and welcome Mark, nice selection of cars there. Lovely Type-R on the way, nice :Smile:
     
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  9. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    Hello and welcome to Honda Karma, thats a great history of cars. Do you have your own dedicated desk at the DVLA?
     
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  10. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Thanks for the welcomes.
    I wish I had a desk, it would speed up the process a fair bit
     
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  11. Galgo Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi Mark and welcome to the site. Nice collection of motors you've got there!
     
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  12. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Thank you :Smile:
     
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  13. Nighthawk Guest

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    All I can say is that I would have bought a house next to yours just to look at those cars and hear them in the morning.

    What was wrong with the evo x?
     
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  14. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Morning and thank you

    The Evo X is riddled with common faults.
    On my car it was the AYC pump which was £700 to refurbish it, the SST gearbox kept slipping out of gear on change down and I had to reset it by unplugging the battery (£2000 to fix) and the suspension started to get a knock (£2500to fix). All these are quite common with them.

    Another common fault is the Conrods can go.

    It was quite an expensive car to maintain. Especially if you compare it to the Evo 8 I had which ran like a dream for 18 months, until I crashed it.
     
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  15. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello @Sims77 :welcome: to HK.

    Impressive car history there.
     
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  16. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Thank you.
    It's been a learning curve and a lot of fun.
     
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  17. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello:Bye:and:welcome:to :gohonda:Karma
     
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  18. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    Thank you :Grin:

    My FD2 is approaching the Gibraltar straights :Happy:
     
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  19. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hope the Spanish Armada don't sink the ship :Whiteflag:
     
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  20. Sims77 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mark Sims Stoke on Trent
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    :Laughing:

    It's already slipped past the Somalian pirates so I'm sure it'll be fine :Grin:
     
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