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Cars you have owned that suddenly disappeared from the roads


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On 28/04/2024 at 23:25, RoverFolkUs said:

What better to do on a Sunday evening than browse Facebook marketplace in search of a Rover 400 HH-R 

Except I can't seem to find any that tick the right boxes for me

I don't know what it is about them but part of me really wants to get another one like the one I used to have - A hatchback nightfire red 414, manual. 

I can't seem to find one for sale anywhere. 

Went on 'how many left' which claims there are just 12 left 414I S models currently taxed! And roughly 50-60 on SORN. 

Where did they all go? I know that is just one very specific variant of a pretty obscure car but it does sadden me to think that they've pretty much all gone! 

Alternatively there is a very lovely looking 420, but unfortunately it's a saloon and £3k. Yes, it's rare, and low mileage. But is it worth £3k? Not to me, not sure about anyone else. 

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My main preferences are a 414 or 420 in nightfire red, ideally hatchback, must be manual. It's got to be cheap because if I was spending £3k I'd get something more universally desirable. 

I'm absolutely kicking myself for calling it a day and getting rid when the clutch went in my 414, but they were totally disposable back then and there were plenty more around.. yet they seem to have disappeared so quickly 🙁

It won't come as much of a surprise if I said another car from me which fits the title of the thread is a Daewoo Tacuma... 


Did you see this one? Ad is a few days old mind you...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/467421382332188

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Ticks the hatchback and manual boxes, but falls down on literally everything else including colour and engine. Sub £800 though...

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9 minutes ago, Soundwave said:


Did you see this one? Ad is a few days old mind you...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/467421382332188

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Ticks the hatchback and manual boxes, but falls down on literally everything else including colour and engine. Sub £800 though...

Aye I saw that one on car and classic but thanks for the heads up :)

I'm sure a doom blue L-Series diesel is prime autoshite but it's not really for me! 

The red one that dropped to £1k keeps winking at me but head is overriding heart at the moment!

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I feel like I'm admitting to war crimes but I reckon I must have killed a fair few of these listed. Sorry but this was before my autoshite days.

Several rovers that were just throw away stuff but would be lovely on here now. Various old accords from 1994 era. It's actually quite depressing. I didn't realise how simple they would be compared to modern crap now. All mid nighties, escorts/fiesta etc. 

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On 29/04/2024 at 19:58, Twiggy said:

Peugeot 405 s.

 

On 29/04/2024 at 20:34, N Dentressangle said:

I had one of those.

And given they don't rot that badly, you'd think there'd be more still around. Folks just don't seem to want to drive older cars, or pay the odd garage bill. Scrappage scheme killed many, with PCP / finance addiction doing for the rest I reckon.

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I knew my SRDT was rare but looking things up just it's indicating less than 300 405's currently on the road with an MOT now. In comparison 306's are seemingly abundant with over 4300 showing with a ticket. 405's do rot in a few places but hide it well so unless it's an Mi16 it's more than likely going to get fragged. People seem to remember them fondly but not enough to want one. Estates are still cheap, comfortable and useful if you can find one, it cost me 55 quid in bits between MOT's last year.

My SRDT is one of 2 with MOT since 2021, showing 21 all in with SORN included. 

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