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    High Street, Skipton old postcard early 1960s? by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr


    Any thoughts as to what the big black car is on the left? Quite an imposing thing.



    Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk old postcard 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr


    Melford Minormania.



    Stow on the Wold old postcard, early-mid 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr


    One or two cars in the shadows that date this card as being a bit later than it first appears.



    High Street, Tain old postcard late 1960s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr


    Pre-Volvo days in Scotland.



    High Street, Tenterden old postcard mid 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr


    Plenty of everyday '70s goodness here.



    High Street, Welshpool old postcard mid-late 1970s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr


    Both the Golf and Datsun are notable for being early examples of their type, with different rear end detailing. However, that makes only one of them sought-after.

    Triumph Renown mk2?



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  2. Having read a bit more on this, the reasons for Vauxhall terminating all franchises and their future direction does look a bit clearer.


    It seems that Vauxhall are increasingly unhappy with dealers who are operating a 'pile 'em high, sell 'em cheap' style operation and are moving new cars at massive discounts and that they'd rather concentrate on having a smaller number of dealers who are making a decent margin and offering better service. So the likelihood is that the likes of Arnold, EH, etc might be seeing some of their franchises disappearing.


    Having a better quality of dealership who actually took some pride in the product and had faith in the product and didn't feel that the best way to sell it is to massively discount it would be a great positive step forward though.


    Unfortunately manufacturers exist to produce as much as possible.

    Very likely AC , PV will be chosen to pile them high removing any locally owned dealers .



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  3. Hard to believe the manufacturer that we are talking about could create a vehicle with this interior -attachicon.gif0INs8AmG.jpg

    My take is on the situation with vauxhall is this - their cars used to be generally more mechanically robust than a ford, even if they were not as good to drive the fleet managers loved them and those who worked in the trade appreciated their strengths.


    Times have changed - the mechanical toughness is no longer there ( the same for all manufacturers IMHO), the brand has little kudos and there are'nt really any models people aspire to owning.


    I think the insignia estate is a cracking looking car - but I would'nt entertain one, especially a diesel, due to their issues ( the cdti has problems with the oil pick up ), the mondeo is a better car.


    I have had quite a few vauxhalls. It is unlikely I will own another, which is sad.




    No manufacturer would be as bold as this these days , to be honest there is hardly any brand identity these days



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