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#1 OFFLINE   warren t claim

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:18 PM

What cars are still a common sight on our roads today but are going to be considered a bit of a rarity in three to five years time?

I'm thinking of mk3 Fiestas and R8 Rovers for starters.

What should we be laying down in our shite cellars for the year 2015?
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#2 OFFLINE   Albert Ross

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

The ADO16 lookalike Corollas.... or the Carina E.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:34 PM

I'm probably a bit late on this, but MK3 golfs. The boggo models are well on their way, and the posh ones (gti, VR6) are being used almost entirely as cheap engine donors for more desireable VAG tat. You see a few on the road now, but give it a year and most of them will be made into topman belt buckles, and the engines will have been hastily installed in mk2 golfs and t25 transporters with emissions and idling issues.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:44 PM

The early Meganes and Lagunas, mk.1 Vectra, Escorts and mk.1 Puntos all seem to be vanishing at an epic rate

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:55 PM

Rover 25 - 45 - 75
Early Focus mk1
Renault Avantime / Vel Satis
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Kia Magentis

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:08 PM

fiat unos old pandas and mk2 astras

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:10 PM

Nice thread. As above, Renault Avantime and Vel Satis. I reckon the Avantime is very close to the end of it's depreciation curve, and then it'll begin to appreciate. Buy one within in the next year if it's on your want list. The Vel Satis on the other hand will just plummet into complete disappearance like the Safrane and 25.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:02 PM

I would contend that cars like the Vel Satis, Avantime and Magentis don't quite fit into the "common sight on our roads today" category.

I reckon the second-generation Daewoos (Lanos, Nubira and Leganza) are going to disappear all of a sudden in the not-too-distant future - they are already selling for not much more than scrap money, and look set to follow in the footsteps of the Nexia and Espero.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:35 PM

Mk3 Mondeos. There'll be a few 07 platers left, the rest will just disappear overnight.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:52 PM

Mk3 Mondeos. There'll be a few 07 platers left, the rest will just disappear overnight.


I think the only mk3 Mondeos left in five years time will be the petrol powered ones.
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:59 PM

Mk3 Mondeos. There'll be a few 07 platers left, the rest will just disappear overnight.


I think the only mk3 Mondeos left in five years time will be the petrol powered ones.


I think the Skoda Octavia Mk1 will disappear rapidly too. They've all done eleventy billion miles as cabs by the time they're six years old. Then it's not worth replacing the DMF any more as they won't pass another plate in most councils. So they'll spend a few months floating around council estates being driven by pot dealers and end up scrapped when the clutch goes.

The Mk2 Avensis D4D will go the same way, but there'll be little clusters of the things still doing sterling service in Birmingham, Bradford and Derby for a few years yet.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:03 AM

Mk 1 3 door Berlingo Multispaces.
You so rarely see the 3 door these days. Even Mk 1's seems to be getting thinner on the ground.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:02 AM

Mondeos, mk 1 and two, Vectras mk 1, Nissan Almeras, and Rover 200 (Reg Boll shape).

All due to the the stirling work of the banger racing community...

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:07 AM

Anything by Kia / Hyundai / South Korean

They're perceived as 'equipment' by owners. Once it's broken it's no longer wanted and scrapped.

Having driven a C'eed for 3 days I can see why

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:16 AM

...Mk 1 Renault Laguna...

Mk2 as well, as the myriad electrical issues and chocolate gearboxes began to add up before their fifth birthdays.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:38 AM

...Mk 1 Renault Laguna...

Mk2 as well, as the myriad electrical issues and chocolate gearboxes began to add up before their fifth birthdays.



Lets not forget the mk.2 Megane, electrical problems will utterly decimate numbers in the not too distant future.

Another thing is tax, with the top band something like £400 now, we are going to see cars fragged when the ticket runs out as it simply won't be worth the cost. How very green.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:50 AM

Fiat Bravo/Brava/Marea are probably on borrowed time.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:31 AM

Volvo 400s seem to be disappearing fast around here; most of the ones I still see regularly are looking very unkempt indeed.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:59 AM

Fiat Cinquecentos and Seicentos. In fact any Fiat prior to the Mk2 Punto.

Citroen ZXs and non-Picasso Xsaras; the pre-facelift versions of the latter are disappearing fairly quickly.

Any Rover up to the 25/45/75.

<97 Passats.

Audi 80s, 100s and <97 A6s.

I don't think Octavias will completely disappear - like the Pug 405, the diesel estates will continue to be around, but the other models will thin out substantially.

Now that Kias and Hyundais are considered a credible alternative to established brands, will we see the newer models disappear off the radar at a young age? Looking at early 21st century models on eBay (and this goes for Protons too), they've pretty much all had a high number of owners and bugger-all documented maintenance in the way that many Eastern Bloc motors did in the 80s and 90s. Be interesting to see if the Ceed/i30 etc follow the same secondhand ownership demographic.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:34 AM

Escorts have already virtually disapeared in West Wales, not the most affluent area. Mk1 Meganes have already mostly gone.
Daewoos in general (when did they become Chevrolets? 5 years ago now?). Mk2 Lagunas due to the fact that 03-54 plate ones are getting scrapped/broken now and Mk2 Mondeos, since that the youngest is 11 years old.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:26 AM

Mk1 Scenics are still about, but if our one is anything to go on they won't be for much longer. Pretty much everything has lasted to now, but it's all finally failing. Corrosion, exhaust, gearbox, engine wear, battery... it's all going at once and not worth replacing on a car that won't even sell for £100.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:44 AM

The ADO16 lookalike Corolla


I thought I was the only one who thought that!

A pity Rover couldn't come up with that and sew up the Giffer market.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:41 PM

I don't think I would miss any of the cars mentioned in this thread if they disappeared off the face of the earth!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:55 PM

they won't have vanished, they will all be found for sale in clacton -on - sea :lol:

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:15 PM

Another thing is tax, with the top band something like £400 now, we are going to see cars fragged when the ticket runs out as it simply won't be worth the cost. How very green.


I know a guy who has a 3.0 V6 Laguna II. It's the facelift version, and was registered in early 2007, just before the Laguna III arrived. He has to pay £445 a year road tax due to the emissions and being just over the Mar - 06 cut off point. Another 2-3 years and this fine wagon could easily meet it's bitter end due to the extortionate road tax costs meeting classic french depreciation. Ridiculous!
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:19 PM

MK 6 Escorts , theres still a load around here but none ive seen have any rear arches left to speak of and most have patchwork quilt sills . I can see them disappearing within a few years
No great loss though as they are fugly horrible things
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

In case anyone was thinking of listing Fiat Ulysse, Pug 806, Cit Synergie, just come to south Norfolk. Very rarely does a day go by where I don't see one - admittedly sometimes I see the same one, but there are blue, green, red and silver Ulysses of varying ages and styles everywhere. Did someone dump a load in Thetford by any chance?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:57 PM

I think the presence of a strong local dealer or specialist sees a cluster of particular models/makes while elsewhere they’d be rare. And vice versa.

Primera P10 certainly getting less common, I was quite surprised to see an H-reg one a day or two ago. Even P11 starting to disappear.

I’m doing my best to ensure Camrys are still a common sight on the roads around South Norfolk...

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

Has the mk3 Astra been mentioned yet?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:45 PM

MK 6 Escorts , theres still a load around here but none ive seen have any rear arches left to speak of and most have patchwork quilt sills . I can see them disappearing within a few years
No great loss though as they are fugly horrible things


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