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#31 OFFLINE   Black_GT

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:14 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


+1, there's few cars as new as the Mk6 Escort that seem to have such a problem with the rear arches - bad steel or bad design?

Mk1 Clios also seem to be getting rapidly rarer. Skoda Felicias aren't especially rare yet, but the condition of the majority I see suggests that they may be soon!

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

This generation of Passat saloon seems to be extinct in my neck of the woods (West Cumbria), yet there seems to be loads of estates left.
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Boggo Novas all seem to have disappeared from round here too. I haven't seen anything other than Barryed 3 doors for a few years now
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All the Isuzu Troopers round here seem to have gone recently. Banged in under scrappage, and replaced with Qashqais, perhaps?
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 06:48 PM

Same principle you've seen with the Passats as you get with 405s and other similar-aged motors - saloons aren't as practical so less popular and die out more quickly, the estates retain a following. See also pre-2000 Subaru Legacy.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:59 PM

I think the theory of dizzlers lasting longer than petrols is bang on. Having driven various Passats (as an example) the only possible thing going for them is the fuel economy of the diesels. I can't possibly imagine the appeal of a petrol engined one to be honest.

This applies to my daily hack (80TDi) too by the way. There's nadge all of any even remote interest to say about it apart from the fuel it sips and the fact it'll run on veg oil.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

I think the theory of dizzlers lasting longer than petrols is bang on. Having driven various Passats (as an example) the only possible thing going for them is the fuel economy of the diesels. I can't possibly imagine the appeal of a petrol engined one to be honest.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:10 PM

ALL Passats are dull mate. Incredibly so as it 'appens!
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:14 PM

Funnily enough we were discussing this with friends only last week. They used to have a 90s Mazda 626, but none of us has seen one for ages. They were quite reliable, rustproof and reasonably economical so what has happened, or are they so anonymous that they are really around in droves but no-one has actually noticed :)

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#38 OFFLINE   Pete-M

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 08:16 PM

ALL Passats are dull mate. Incredibly so as it 'appens!


I'd smoke this for a while.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:02 PM

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


That's because they're going through an interim period of being utterly worthless, rusting away because the scarcity of key spares, and being ripped apart for their running gear if they happen to be packing Turbo engines. In ten years or so the 480 will have a minor following as an 80's classic.

At the moment a set of rear light clusters cost more than a sound ES, and condemn many to the scrap pile because water gets in and wreaks havoc. I reckon a disproportionate number of Celebrations will survive as most were bought by collectors. A few 480 Turbos will escape the 5GT harvesting programmes, but their 440 \ 460 brethren will be more or less wiped off the face of the earth - they just aren't distinctive enough and their running gear too accessible for those in the know. In fact even now I've never seen a 440 \ 460 Turbo outside of a Volvo Owner's Club show. 480s still seem fairly plentiful - I see a couple regularly in my area. That said, many - if the cretins on the VOC board are anything to go by - are run by penny pinching skinflints who seemingly want to 'preserve' their cars without spending much on them into the bargain.

The Information Centres and electronics are also a sticking point for the 400 Series cars. Throw in a middling resistance to rust and a low book value, it's not really surprising you don't see many any more.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:03 PM

ALL Passats are dull mate. Incredibly so as it 'appens!


I'd smoke this for a while.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:24 PM

Yes, whilst rolling a massive phattyboombatty taking pictures of the car behind you. On the M6. Whilst going to the NEC Classic.


Surely that should be in the "Putting the fun back into motoring" thread?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:31 PM

Brocade yellow Vauxhall Corsa B.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:33 PM

Ah the Volvo 440. I had never looked twice at them until I bought this one by accident at auction.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 09:43 PM

Ah the Volvo 440. I had never looked twice at them until I bought this one by accident at auction.

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One owner from new (deceased), 57000 miles and an interior that still smelt like the Volvo factory. Nice 2.0 engine, it went like shit off a shovel. Not kidding when I say that it's one of the most impressive cars I've ever owned. Should never have sold it but there was a nice wee profit in it to get me off the bones of my arse at the time.


I know of a very cheap Turbo 440 at the bottom of the country which keeps tempting me with its hurdy gurdy shonkiness. You are not helping me overcome this. :lol: Neither is WTC telling me he can help with another problem I have.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

Remember when the VW Corrado came out, they were all yellow.
Now you don't see Corrado's in any colour.
& Nissan Sunny's.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:07 AM

ALL Passats are dull mate. Incredibly so as it 'appens!


I'd smoke this for a while.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

The ubiquitous Citroen Xsara bastard carrier will disappear almost overnight at some stage, and good riddance to the nasty, detestable, hideous, bloated crock o' shit.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 02:14 PM

When was the last time you saw a Renault with a number? Or even a Mk1 Clio.
I never thought I'd regret selling my R19 saloon but I doubt I've seen 10 in the 5 years since - that's enough to make me want it back.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:00 PM

There are two old women I see at least once a week pottering around. One in a faded Turqoise Renault 5 Prima, and the other in a mint looking Maroon Renault 19. It's an RT model and I've seen her open it with the still working remote locking. Want!!!

On the other hand I honestly couldn't tell you the last time I saw a 21. It's got to be at least 5 years ago. Saw a 25 just before Christmas, never seen it again. As for 9s and 11s, used to have a few neighbours with them but they got killed in the scrappage scheme.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:18 PM

The ubiquitous Citroen Xsara bastard carrier will disappear almost overnight at some stage, and good riddance to the nasty, detestable, hideous, bloated crock o' shit.


Even Saxos seem to be becoming scarcer - probably due to the fact that most have been destroyed by having to cart around three tons of exhaust pipe everywhere they go with the vibrations from the din they make causing them to self destruct.
In fact, around here at least, 90s civics seem to be appearing out of the woodwork as the boy racers car of choice they seem to be everywhere.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:27 PM

E36 coupe is the wanker chariot of choice round these parts. Normally matt black and trying to get the 1.8 engine OMG RWD DRIFT thing going on every corner
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 05:51 PM

Escorts have already virtually disapeared in West Wales, not the most affluent area.


Of course, since I said that a week ago I've seen about 20. So there's life in the old dog(s) yet :lol: . Also there are quite a few R8 Rovers still kicking about, impressive given the newest is 15/16 years old.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:09 PM

All variations of Mazda 323,
The last 'ropey but MOT scraping' 205 GTI's
MK1 Corsas in all varieties (1.5TD getting very rare now!)
Cavaliers
First Generation Audi A3 and A4.
Pre 2002 Fiestas
Peugeot 306 and 406 :-(
Alfa 156
Saab 9000
Older Volvo V40 and S40 - seem to have very little value for some reason.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

Peugeot 106
VW Polo MKIII
BMW 3 Series MKIII
Toyota Avensis MKI
Honda Accord MKV
Mitsubishi Galant MKVIII

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:23 PM

Fiat Bravo/Brava/Marea are probably on borrowed time.

Happy to report that early Ford Ka models seem to be disappearing at a good rate too.

The ubiquitous Citroen Xsara bastard carrier will disappear almost overnight at some stage, and good riddance to the nasty, detestable, hideous, bloated crock o' shit.

Feckin hell catsinthewelder, Cavette and John F.... HERE HERE!


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E 36 bimmer
Alfa 145, 146,156 and 166 {156 Selespeed, lol how many are there left now?}
Audi A3 and A4
FIAT Stilo especially the Abarth and that fecking horrible teletubby heap the Multipla.
Citroen Saxo, sadly a much maligned car due to the chav types but i like them because they are a nice cheap reliable little car really but they all seem to be thrashed to death, one of my son's had one (a 1.1) which had covered 180,000 odd miles and was still quite respectable.
Mk1 and Mk2 Clio's sadly similar story as the Saxo.
Kia all which make it past 8 years old.
MK1 Vectra and Mondeo.
Mercedes Benz 190 and the 1996 to 2000 E Class, the one with the factory fitted rust as a no cost no option.
MG F
Mitsubishi Carisma (bypass)
Lexus LS400, the pre 2001 type
Nissan Primera up to 2000 model
Toyota Carina e
Toyota Celica 6th gen
Jaguar 6 cylinder engined cars, the 3.2 and the 4.0 XJ6's x 300? :cry:
VW Golf mk3 and the Polo of similar vintage (94 to 1999?)
Saab, all of them if they go down the pan people will be more frightened to buy them than they were Rovers in 2004.
Biggest losses to the discerning autoshitter will probably be the early Laguna, the Citroen Xantia and the good old Rover 200/400 and the 25/45 too, well i like them.
Anything Diahatsu, as they have stopped importing them.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:35 AM

Now I'm a Renault driver, I find I'm spotting Renners more. Plenty of Mk1 and 2 Clios round my way... but the earliest Mk1s seem thin on the ground (i.e. pre facelift with the flat rear light clusters). Got a soft spot for these... Most Lagunas I see seem to be 51 plate... I'm seeing Mk1 Meganes and Scenics every day at the moment - I was followed by an R plate Scenic this morning, and saw another T plate one.

What really seems to have disappered is the Polo Mk2/3 breadvan/coupe...

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:43 AM

Agreed. I think if you drive/like a certain type of car you seem to notice other examples more as you're out and about.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 06:19 PM

Funny how Saxos are dying out yet Pug 106s seem to just go on and on.. must be the owners I guess. Still a few of the very first round here, although all look fairly knackered.

I don't see 205 diesels on a daily basis any more though, the tipping point must have been tipped!

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 07:07 PM

Well as a Renault owner and working for them i find myself always looking out for Renaults
I saw 2 phase 1 19 TXEs today plus about 3 phase 1 clios
The Renault list of cars vanishing fast include
Safranes(yes i know i,am a lover of them!)but phase 1s are near extinct,i see a few phase 2s(W reg yesterday)
21s
19s although i see a few around here
Phase 1 espace,phase 2(H reg on)seem to be around here again
Theres a few 25s aswell,several 5s aswell,maybe Surrey is the main Renault area,there used to be loads of Renault garages around here,i,ve worked for 5 of them and they have all closed down.....

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:55 PM

I don't remember seeing a non-Picasso Xsara for ages.
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