Internet stars and their cars!


OK maybe not "stars" but Internet entrepreneurs, marketeers and bloggers. It's no secret that I'm a bit of a petrolhead, and last week I got to wondering if there were many others in our online world who shared my passion. So I started to email a few people and asked them 4 questions about their car history, current car and new cars. The results made really interesting reading and I thought I would share them below. I've started the ball rolling. Kieron Donoghue from Here.org.uk. Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? A. 17 - although I'm embarrassed to say it took 3 attempts! Q. What was your first car? A. A Vauxhall Nova - anyone remember them? Q. What is your current car? A. A Range Rover Vogue SE Supercharged - in white of course :) Range Rover Vogue SE Supercharged Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? A. The Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. It has a twin-turbocharged 6.0L V12 engine. Power is at 661bhp available at 5,400rpm, The "Black" can reach 60mph in 3.9 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 199 mph. Awesome. The price? $320,000. Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Malcolm Cowley - formerly of Buy.at Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 21 and i have to admit it took me a few trys but I got there in the end! Q. What was your first car? A Toyota Avensis 1.8i. Q. What is your current car? I have two at the moment an old Lexus IS 200 SE which I use for transporting my dog Freya and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage. I'm just looking for a 4 door Jeep Wrangler at the moment for some off road action! Aston Martin V8 Vantage Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? If money was no object then it would have to be the Ferrari 250 GTO you know the one from the film Vanilla Sky? That has to be one of the coolest cars ever made but ill need to make a lot of commission before that dream comes true! Ferrari 250 GTO Al Carlton from Self Made Minds Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I was 17, it took me around 15 lessons and a hundred heated arguments with my father. Q. What was your first car? A white MK2 Ford Escort, it was something of a heap. Q. What is your current car? I've got myself an old Toyota MR2 for the summer. It's stifling hot, you feel every bump, it's bloody noisy, gives me back ache on long journeys but it's a lot of fun to drive, it's manual everything so a real drivers car (or so the mate who sold me it said). Toyota MR2 Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? A Lambo, which one, I ain't fussy. Though If I had a garage I'd be buying an Ariel Atom as they look like a lot of fun. Ariel Atom David Holmes from Holmes Media Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? On the 2nd attempt I was 17 and passed on the day the Gulf War broke out, I took it in Kettering but things got better as I just scraped through! My mates were banking on it as we were off to Newquay the very next day, Tall Trees club, Radio 1 roadshow and Watergate Bay for the week, them were the days! Q. What was your first car? A classic… Mark III Ford Escort 1.3LX, 100,000 miles on the clock, rusty sills and a choke that needed serious work in winter but it was so cool, the freedom! Q. What is your current car? A3 2.0T S line - my daughter chose it, she liked the colour, girls! I liked the engine and BOSE sound system, quality. A3 2.0T S line Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? At the moment it's an Audi R8 but not in white (what?!?! - Kieron), in reality it'll be a new bathroom, that'll be white. Audi R8 Jeremy Schoemaker from Shoemoney.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 16. Q. What was your first car? 1970 Buick Skylark. Q. What is your current car? 2006 h2 Hummer. Shoemoney H2 Hummer Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? 2006 h2 Hummer. John Chow from JohnChow.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 16 years old. Q. What was your first car? Chevy Chevette. Q. What is your current car? Acura TL. Acura TL Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Ferrari Enzo. Ferrari Enzo Dave Naylor from DaveNaylor.co.uk Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I never passed my test I have a Chauffeur and a Bentley ... lol well, I was 22 I used to be a bike nut so a car licence wasn't top of my list. Q. What was your first car? I used to share a Mini Metro with my mum, then bought Astra GTE with digital display :) Q. What is your current car? BMW 5 series sports touring. BMW 5 series sports touring Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? VW Campervan Samba Split Screen 67ish. VW Campervan Romain from Affili-Action.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I passed my test at 16, but had to be accompanied by someone with a valid 5 years license at least. Test was made official at 18. Q. What was your first car? My first ever car was a 1978 Chrysler Lebaron bought in 1999 in Vancouver to an old lady for 500 CAD... (about 200 GBP at the time). Q. What is your current car? 1993 Porsche 911 Turbo II S. Porsche 911 Turbo II S Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Tough question. Money no object I would have a garage the size of football field... I'll pick the Pagani Zonda F Roadster though, because almost every supercar is "pret porter" and this one is "haute couture". Pagani Zonda F Roadster Rachel Elnaugh - Entrepreneur and former "Dragon" from BBC TV show Dragon's Den Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 17. I failed on the first attempt and the Instructor signed the form with what looked like P. Orf ... I sent the failure notice into Esther Rantzen and she read it out on TV – my first taste of fame! Q. What was your first car? The first car I drove was a brown Vauxhall Astra belonging to my dad’s business. My first taste of freedom! Q. What is your current car? We now have three cars – the posh one: a Mercedes SL500, the practical one: a VW 7-seater Touran (we have 5 kids), and the runabout: a Suzuki Jimny. Of all 3 cars, I actually love the Jimny. It’s very environmentally friendly, still only costs £40 to fill up and also fits into the tiniest parking space – which is great as I spend a lot of my life these days on trains and planes. I do love Audis and did have an Audi Q7 which I ordered as soon as the car was announced, but it was the biggest most hideous aggressive gas guzzling monster imaginable, plus impossible to park AND get the door open... I couldn’t wait to get rid of it and sold it 10 months after I bought it. Mercedes SL500 Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? I used to hanker after a yellow Porsche 911 but these days I’m not really hung up on cars – that’s soooo Alpha Male - so long as they get me from A to B without causing too much damage to the environment then I’m happy! Gaj - from Gaj-it.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I was desperate to pass my test and get on the road. After completing my theory test on my 17th birthday, I then took my practical test at the first available slot. I still remember the day and the bags of nerves that came with it, but thanks to Mr Bond, my assessor I passed my test. Q. What was your first car? My first car was a Honda Accord 2.0i VTEC SE Ex Sport 5d Auto. Although it was a shared family car, my parents bought it on the premise I did well at my A-levels. Apart from me being the envy of all my friends it also came jammed packed with most mod cons and loads of gadgets. Q. What is your current car? The same Honda Accord, however it's got all the modern day extras e.g. inbuilt sat nav, full leathers and front heated seats, a Bose system with a big sub and other luxuries so I can't really get any better. The only thing I modified since buying it was adding a spoiler. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Well, at the moment I'm saving all my pennies for a BMW 330 but if money was no object then in order I want a Buggatti Veyron, Lamborghini Reventon, Ferrari 360 Modena (although I like the F430 too), Porsche GT, Ford Mustang, Nissan GT-R, M6, M3, XJ220, Lamborghini Countach and of course if I were sheikh then I'd buy them all. Bugatti Veyron Chris Clarkson from Sunshine.co.uk Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 17 yrs 9 months (2nd attempt). Q. What was your first car? Nissan Micra (1983 plate, I got it for £50 and sold it for £80!) Q. What is your current car? Range Rover Sport 2.7 TDV6 HSE. Range Rover Sport 2.7 TDV6 HSE Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Aston Martin DBS - it's more the fact it would struggle on the Nursery Run that I'm unlikely to get it! Aston Martin DBS Chris Brown from Sunshine.co.uk Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 23. Q. What was your first car? Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Merit. Bought for £1900 and sold 6 months later for £2400. Q. What is your current car? 2008 BMW M3 Coupe. 2008 BMW M3 Coupe Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Bugatti Veyron. Bugatti Veyron Fraser Edwards from CarArticles.co.uk Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 17 and passed first time :-) Had to take one of the earliest theory tests before they started making it harder! Q. What was your first car? Had an H reg Red Rover Metro GTA - 1.4 litre engine in a tin can of a car made it a nippy little thing. Unfortunately it rusted away to nothing in the end :-( Q. What is your current car? Current car is a Suzuki SX4 - With my office being 10 mins walk from the house I hardly drive at the moment so my wife had more influence on the purchase of our last car! Note the stylish roof box for all the extra stuff we need to carry around now we have a baby! Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? I'm not hugely ambitious about my car but I have always liked the like of the Chrysler Crossfire just because it looks a bit different. Neil Patel from QuickSprout.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I was 16 when I first passed my driving test. Q. What was your first car? My first car was a 1989 Toyota Camry. We used the car for 18 or so years before we gave it up. I loved it and still to this day I wish I had it. The car was in great condition for being 18 years old, but there were a few problems, which made us give it away. For example my mom and I taped the side skirts to the car because they kept on falling off. The automatic windows needed to be assisted by your "hands" to move up. The AC blew hot air. The radio automatically adjusted the volume up or down. When the car was cold, it wouldn't shift gears, causing it to not exceed 40 miles. The car couldn't drive up hills too well. And every time I wanted to start the car, I would have to open up the hood and hit the starter motor with a rubber mallet. Q. What is your current car? My current car is a 2001 Toyota 4runner. It is my parents car and I have been driving it since I started college. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? It used to be a Masserati Quattroporte, but I don't have a dream car anymore. I am one of those guys that wants something for a day or two and then gets over it quickly. And sadly if I get it, I usually stop caring about it after a day or two as well. Right now my dream car is something that gets 100 plus miles per gallon if something like that exists. Matthew Wood from Existem Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? A month or so after I turned 17. As I was travelling for over an hour by bus to college every day a car was a must, I jumped in one as soon as I could! Q. What was your first car? Fiat Uno 1.0. I really wanted a Nova 1.4SR, but budget did not allow! Thus I shelled out £850 on an 'E' plate Italian in Black. Q. What is your current car? Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Difficult one, must admit it varies from week to week when I watch Top Gear or read the latest edition of the magazine. It used to be a DB9, Then a Lambo, however if I forget the practicalities it has to be a Bugatti Veyron. 1000+ BHP and 0 - 60 in 2.5 seconds - awesomely, stupidly, crazy! The problem is I think I'd actually be too scared to drive it. Bugatti Veyron Shane Robinson from BrandWatcher.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I passed when I was 18, first time after 6 lessons :o) Q. What was your first car? First car was a Fiesta super sport which blew up after 7 miles :( Q. What is your current car? BMW 325 CI M Sport Convertible. BMW 325 CI M Sport Convertible Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Dream car, hmm tough one.. reality is often different from perception so I’d say whilst I’m drawn to the Ferrari f430, two of my mates who owned them have just traded them in and bought 911 turbos and say they are way better. So if I had to pick one that I’ve driven and loved and think I could live with on a daily basis I’d have to say Aston Martin DB9.. it’s an awesome all round car, has the right combination of power, looks, finesse and style, everything else out there has too much of one over the other, But I’m afraid my working class background means I just can’t justify binning way over £100k on a car lol. Michael Anthony from Affiliate-Marketing-School.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? The day after my 17th birthday. Q. What was your first car? Mark One 1966 Ford Cortina - cost £100. Q. What is your current car? Aston Martin DB9. Aston Martin DB9 Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Money IS no object! I own my dream car. I did plan to buy a DBS but cancelled the order after a test drive convinced me that it wasn't worth the extra £50k. Nate from UniqueBlogDesigns.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I was 16 when I passed my driving test and received my license. Q. What was your first car? My first car was a 1999 Honda CR-V. Something nice and slow, relative to the cars I would own afterward. My next car was a 2002 Subaru WRX with full exhaust, and after that, I bought a 1993 Mazda RX-7, fully tuned, upgraded and dyno'd to 393 whp. I took the WRX and RX-7 to the race track for road racing. Q. What is your current car? Current car is a 2008 Cadillac CTS. It was the Motor Trend Car of the year and in my opinion, a superior choice to the Mercedes C-class or the BMW 3-Series. 300HP direct-injection V6 and as much room as a 5-series. It has renewed some of my faith in the American car market. 2008 Cadillac CTS Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? My dream car is a Pagani Zonda F. Pagani is such a rare beast, and the Zonda F is truly the top of the line Pagani. Pagani Zonda F Mark Ward from Driving-Experiences.co.uk Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I was 17 when I passed my test in 12 lessons. Q. What was your first car? First car was a Rover Metro. Q. What is your current car? Honda Integra DC5 Type-R. An import as they were only released to the Japanese market. Honda Integra DC5 Type-R Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? As for the car I want, well the petrol head in me obviously dreams of all the top end exotics such as the Lamborghini Reventon or I suppose it's closest match the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 while the realistic dreamer in me is wanting to get a Noble M12 GTO-3R (unfortunately not available in white. I'm a huge lover of white cars too). Noble M12 GTO-3R Chris Garrett from ChrisG.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 18, but not for want of trying. Ugh, I took my test 4 times. I am the world's worst driver, especially when nervous. Q. What was your first car? A bright orange metro. Cost me a fortune (£800). Q. What is your current car? I wish I could say something flash but it's a VW soccer-mom-tastic Touran. My first diesel and probably last. We need the 5 real seats and boot space for doggy conveyance. It seems I don't have a picture of my car so you will have to make do with this instead. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? I don't have a dream car really, there are lots of cars I would like though. I'm really interested in the new breed of electric cars like the Tesla. Although I am a motor sport fan, I'm much more interested in comfort than speed when driving myself, unlike my wife who thinks a trip to the shops should be a white knuckle ride. Shakil Khan from Advertising.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 17, although I had been driving since 14 as my dad was a driving instructor and taught me around the backstreets of East London. Q. What was your first car? Vauxhall Astra. Q. What is your current car? BMW M5. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Hmm, tricky question, to be honest I have had a lot of cars and get bored of them very quickly, my current 3 "I want one of those" are: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Maserati Gran Turismo Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Chris Frost from ColdSnail.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? Passed on my first attempt at the age of 17, 5mths old :o) I was lucky in the fact that the very next day I was going to Canada on my first holiday without my parents, to meet up with family who live over there. During my test, my mind wasn't really on the driving or the instructor, but on the holiday and as such, I think it put me at ease and helped me relax and pass :) Q. What was your first car? I learned in my Mums 1L Fiesta Poplar and continued to use that for a few years. When I moved into my first house at the age of 21, my folks bought me my very first car. I got a WHITE Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SXi (SRI look-a-like but cheaper on insurance). Car History.... Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SXi (White) Ford Escort 1.6 L (Red) Ford Escort 1.6 LXi (White) Vauxhall Astra (Champagne) Rover 216 IE (Black) Ford FOCUS ST170 (Midnight Blue) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Sport (Black) Q. What is your current car? BMW 123d M Sport Coupe (LeMans Blue) - had for 1 week and LOVING it :) BMW 123d M Sport Coupe Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Believe it or not, I am not after a £1m car. I would be more than happy with an Aston Martin DB9. I've always loved the style of the car, but after having the pleasure of driving one for the weekend (thanks to DFDS Seaways), I also fell in love with grunting noise it made and the sheer power of the beast within. Michael Madew from Finance-Affiliate.co.uk Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I was 17 and a half. I passed first time, but back in 1999 you were allowed up to 15 minor faults and I racked up 13, so I was lucky! Q. What was your first car? A 1994 Vauxhall Astra. It cost £400 and kept breaking down. One night, thieves rolled it off the drive and halfway down the road, but they couldn't get it started so they abandoned it. Q. What is your current car? A Mercedes ML280 CDI Sport. I bought it 3 months ago with affiliate earnings. Yes it's a 4x4, but it's safe, I don't drive it much and I live in the countryside now, so I can justify it to myself. Mercedes ML280 CDI Sport Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? An Aston Martin DBS, but I would probably settle for a DB9. Aston Martin DBS Scott Jones from Self Made Minds Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I was 17, I took 6 lessons and then applied for my test and passed which was a relief, not exactly cheap paying for lessons when your that age. Q. What was your first car? It was 15 years ago, a MK3 1.4 Escort, it cost £300, had a spoiler, nice paintwork and wheel trims, I was very proud of it until 3 months later when it was due it's MOT it was written-off due to the amount of welding it needed and work needed to make it pass, I sold it for £50 to a friend, gutted. Q. What is your current car? BMW X5 (V8) 4.6is. Good for the family as well as having a respectable 0-60 of just over 6 seconds for such a large heavy vehicle, tyres at the back are 20" 315's which were replaced recently, ouch! Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? A Murcielago Roadster would be high up on my shopping list. Kris Jones from Pepperjam Network Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 15...almost 16 years old. Q. What was your first car? A 1983 cream-colored Volvo DL. Q. What is your current car? A 2005 BMW Z4 convertible and a 2008 Cadillac Escalade. BMW Z4 convertible Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Money really isn't the problem - I don't have the balls to buy a Rolls Royce or a Bentley, which would be really nice :) Mike Butcher from TechCrunch UK Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 17. Q. What was your first car? Mitsubishi Galant. Crap but it had a tape player, crucially. Q. What is your current car? Renault Scenic Diesel. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Head: Electric version of a Renault Scenic. Heart: Volvo P1800. Chris Burdick from Automoblog.net Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I passed my test the day I turned 16. I didn't like the limitations of the driver's permit so I was excited to get driving right away. Q. What was your first car? My first car was a 1984 Chevy Caprice Classic. My friends called it the "Boat" since that's what it was like driving it. The "Boat" was great, two-tone blue exterior on a great red felt interior. I could fit eight people in that thing, all while getting a solid 12mpg. Didn't matter at the time, of course. All until the gas tank decided it would suddenly fall off while driving, almost blowing up and killing myself and two friends. Nothing like a near-death experience to get you to change your mind about a car. Q. What is your current car? My current daily driver varies each week as I get press fleet cars to review on Automoblog.net. Sometimes they're great, sometimes they're terrible. For my weekend car, I own a 1991 Nissan 300ZX. Love the thing. A few modifications on it, including Stillen headers, Stillen X-pipe dual exhaust, K&N intake, Tokico 5-way adjustable struts all around, and a Wings West/Stillen combo body kit. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? I actually have quite a few dream cars, but I suppose if I could pick one it would be a Koenigsegg CCX. Man, what a beast. Second, and more realistically, I would go with a Ferrari 360 Spider. Or an Audi R8. Gah! I want too many cars! Patrick Altoft from Blogstorm.co.uk Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? 17 years and 3 months. Q. What was your first car? Seat Ibiza, black. 2nd was a red Maestro.. Q. What is your current car? 2004 BMW 3 series saloon. 2 litre dark grey. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Some kind of Aston Martin I think. My next car is probably going to be a sporty Audi A3. Rob Berrisford from RobBerrisford.com Q. How old were you when you passed your driving test? I passed my test when i was 17, the second time round mind you, after a nervous disaster of a first attempt, which included the examiner having to grab the steering wheel. Q. What was your first car? I bought a H reg, 998cc, Red Mini Mayfair for £800 when I was 18. I bought Red Alloys and sprayed the grill red, I thought i looked cool. It was a bit of a disaster of a car, but I loved it. If anyone has owned a classic mini they will know that the sparks are right behind the grill, so if you drive in the rain and stop the engine it won't restart. The AA will only come and help you out 9 times in a year, which I exhausted. Eventually it blew up on the M4, when I pushed it way to hard, racking up 95 mph (down a hill with the wind behind me), a big old cloud of smoke. I swapped it for the plastering in my mums bathroom and kitchen in the end. Q. What is your current car? I live in zone 2 in London, 2 mins walk from the tube in Clapham, so at the moment I have no need for a car. I drivemy 1.8 ltr A3 to Tesco once a week and that is about it, I can't justify buying anything better until I start using it more. Plus I live in Brixton so I am not sure how long anything decent would last outside of my house. Q. What is your dream car if money was no object? Bit of a kid in a sweetshop one this, I have always been a big fan of Aston's, but also like the raw driving power of a 911 turbo. I have been weighing up membership to Ecurie25.co.uk for a while now, which will help with my indecision and mean i don't have to leave it outside my house in Brixton. What I'm listening to right now: Donell Jones – "Don’t Trip"

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48 Responses to Internet stars and their cars!

  1. DougS says:

    Great post Kieron

    Sorry mate that didnt get you my details but been away windsurfing for past 2 weeks

    But my details for you:

    Past test at 17 at first attempt

    First car was a Ford Capri Mark 2, brown with a black roof

    Current car is a bashed up 1999 Seat Leon, lots of dents included. Never have any cash to waste on cars:) Not my love and do about 10 miles per week.

    Dream car as a kid was a Porsche 911, but now really have little interest. Spend 2 hours going to garage, looking at cars, go home and then can’t bathered to go again and buy a new one.

    Doug

  2. Glad to see I am not the only one to fail their test more than once ;)

    Doug, obviously your lack of interest in cars means you get a lot of exercise – is that why you cut such a fine athletic figure? ;)

  3. Max says:

    Love the post ! Some nice cars on there

    I passed aged 17 first time. First car Fiat Punto 1.2 ELX bought with AM earnings. Still got the same car as going through uni, but when I turn 21 (2years time) going to get myself a nice little sports car as before that insurance is going to be 5k minamum which is riduculous
    Dream car: Ferarri F430

  4. Awesome post Kieron! This internet marketeers have style :P
    I passed at age 19, drove around in my parents car for a couple of years and then bought a Fiat Stilo Abarth, which was pretty fast. 170hp, 5 cylinder.

    Last November bought a BMW 335i coupe, after some test drives with the new Audi S5 and the M3 Coupe I decided to go for a little less hp, and more confort. But it’s going to the tuner next month to go from 306hp to 360hp :)

    My dream car, if money was not a problem. Hard to say, I can’t pick between: Audi R8, DBS, or Ferrari 360 Spider. But for now I would say the Audi R8 :)

  5. Phil says:

    Excellent post! Surprising how many failed test more than once!
    Me – driving since 17 (passed first time), went on driving holiday last year (student version of Gumball Rally) and done thousands of miles travelling round Britain or for the sheer enjoyment of driving but never actually owned my own car :( Luckily my girlfriend (and ex) appreciate my love for driving and are happy to take the passenger seat until I can afford my own car.
    Couldn’t choose just one dream car; I’d have a dream selection of Ferraris, Zondas, Lambos and the Bugatti Veyron.

  6. Jacko says:

    Looks like a very good post but haven’t had time to read it all yet!

  7. Pete says:

    Brilliant post. Seems i need to work a bit harder and get a better car ;-)

  8. Wow! Nice whips! (but where’s the Dodge Viper?!) :)

    Tim

  9. Great post. You should add me to there and I can send you pics of my BMW 745i. :)

  10. Bob says:

    Ha, looks like affiliates love their Astons then?

    If your dream car is a 2006 Chevy Tahoe disguised to look vaguely like a Hummer (AKA the H2) then you really need to actually drive a proper car – unless you’re some sort of masochist who enjoys paying for 6mpg but not 200mph? I know Kieron used to drive a godawful Escalade so he probably knows where you’re coming from, but I just don’t get it.

    CarArticles.com’s credibility just went completely down the drain – you aspire to own a Chrysler Crossfire (which is a downgraded 5 year old Merc that has had the Americans ‘fix’ the handling and interior) and run a Suzuki?!

    Top marks to all who said their dream car was a Veyron or Zonda F though, at least there’s *some* taste on display here :)

    I’m not a famous internet traffic broker, but I’ll throw my hat into the ring anyway just because I’ve slagged off other people; Passed test 6 months to the day after my 17th birthday, first attempt. In a Metro, on the streets of Wolverhampton with a man in a dress sitting next to me assessing my driving.

    First car, MG Metro Turbo. It was so fast it could actually hit 60mph before a new rust spot appeared on the wing, and sometimes got to 100mpg before needing a new floorpan.

    All I’ll say about my current car is that it’s white, German, 22 years old, has 5 cylinders, flared arches and a motorsport pedigree..

  11. Elaine says:

    Playtime over – back to work now Kieron;)

  12. Shak says:

    great post mate, sorry I couldn’t get a pic across, but you found an exact match minus the cheesy Irish plate ;)

  13. Red says:

    My first car was a Nova as well – a D reg! I named it Mary (I know I am such a girl) and drove it like it had a 2 litre engine. I kind of knackered it out in the end.

    Being rather short, I tend to have to drive small cars – at the moment I have a Mini and I absolutely love it. :)

  14. KirstyM says:

    Hah! Where was my invite to show off my WHITE 1996 Toyota camper? WITH Hi-Top I might add??

    Pfft. That’d wipe the floor with all these poofie BMW’s & 911′s.

    Jealous? Well yeah, just a lot!

  15. Hannah Swift says:

    I’m a little gutted i wasn’t asked to contribute!

    Maybe next time!

  16. Michelle says:

    All this talk of cars is making me actually want to get off my backside and start driving. I’ve always said that I wouldn’t learn until I could afford an Audi TT (I’m sure that’s totally the wrong car to like) and the insurance.

    However I think that’s still a bit of a way off and I’ll have to make do with something a wee bit cheaper – the other half wants me to get a Peugeot 307. Good, bad, ugly?

  17. Matthew says:

    It seems quite a bunch of these guys in the UK are quite young. The theory test didnt exist when I took my test back in the early 90′s :)

  18. Dave says:

    Man, you’re going to yank my what do other bloggers drive idea and not even ask me what I drive? ;)

  19. Jason Dale says:

    Didn’t learn o drive until I was 28 as driving never appealed (but needs must as I lost my chauffeur – i.e. I was single), failed the first time… first car was a Fiat Brava – cost me 5k (well 4k plus 1k from a Scooter I won, drove round the block and vowed never to drive it again). Current car is a Honda Civic with all mod cons – and sadly that’s my dream car too as it’s one I’m happy to drive. Big fast flashy cars don’t do it for me – Jude on the other hand will probably have a much better idea of these things.

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  23. River Girl says:

    Cool article. Some great pics of the cars also.

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  25. I’m surprised with how many people didn’t really care to buy the dream car even though they have the money, but at that point maybe you just don’t care?

    Nice post and good link bait too :)

  26. Zath says:

    What a great idea for a post, very interesting reading with a good variety of people.

    I have a good old Ford Focus, but one specced with leather heated seats, heating windscreen, mirrors etc – a great step drive compared to my previous Peugeot 205!

    Dream car would have to be Bugatti Veyron too I think!

  27. Now all these bloggers should ask them self the following question : “What could I do today to be a step closer to my dream car ?” :)

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  29. I-COM SEO says:

    Great post. good to see that many other fellow internet entrepeneurs are making a good living! :-)

  30. Steve says:

    Impressive cars. Some bloggers are driving better cars than many lawyers I know.

  31. Amazing how humble some of the bigger bloggers are.

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  34. Please Kieron “Robin” can you help me I need some help insuring my new car. Oh master of the white car world can you please help me.

    Love from Gotham City

  35. Great post Kieron – thanks for letting me take part.

    Bob – delighted to see that you like my choices ;) Just as well I stick to the technical side of running the car articles website and let those in the know work on the content!

  36. Joey Martini says:

    I think the guys with the coolest cars are the ones with the aston martins.. Must be the richest guys in the online gang. Anyway great post gives us little website owners the ability to dream to make big money off our websites someday.

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  39. jigs says:

    this is great i never knew internet could give us really hot rides. :P

  40. iPod Fan says:

    I am loving the VW van!

  41. Denver SEO says:

    I had the same Ranger Rover in white that I turned in this week off a lease, what a great vehicle. I was sad to see it go. But I traded it in for a BMW 760, which is not bad at all either. Enjoy yours!

  42. Samantha says:

    Wow,there is a big variation between some bloggers with awesome cars and some with just regular cars. I thought more A-list bloggers would drive nicer cars.

  43. accounts says:

    Well, I’ve never undermined what internet gurus are capable of doing,this just proves that there’s still hopw for people like me..Nice cars

  44. Imris Mark says:

    Love the blog man!! The cars are really cool and love the write ups. Thanks for bring this to us. Quite inspirational.. Thanks Man..

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  46. iPhone says:

    Really enjoyed seeing all the stars and their cars. Thanks.

  47. Surprisingly I stumbled upon this post looking for celebrities and their cars. Great read BTW.

  48. Mightee says:

    Im a little gutted i wasnt asked to contribute!

    better luck next time :(

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