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History 401: Transitional Period

Having had the pleasure of driving a brand-new rental Renault Scenic 1.9TDI MPV during a two-week >3000km expedition through parts of Western Europe in May 2006, it became horribly evident that having to return to the old Clio was going … Continue reading

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History 301: The Clio Days

No sooner had the Jetta gone to meet its maker in the great scrapyard in the sky, a substitute was already waiting to take its place. Sacrilege! Bought from a then-colleague who was the recent lucky recipient of a company … Continue reading

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History 203: The Jetta dies

All good things must come to an end. And so it was, on a cold night in April 2001, that the old Jetta decided to have a blow-out, perform a few unscheduled off-road and mid-air acrobatic manoeuvres before coming to … Continue reading

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History 201: Car 2 = Jetta 2

Getting first pick for what was once my father’s company car (and the family car), it was a 1990 Jetta (Mk2) CSX that came into my official possession on the 31st of October 1995. Although the car was really nothing … Continue reading

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History 101: Humble Beginnings

The dinosaur in this picture is my very first car: a clunky 1980 1.3l Mazda 323. Like most young guys, it was the old family car that I inherited. It’s the one I taught myself to drive in, and it … Continue reading

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