Cars You Never See Anymore

Discussion in 'transport' started by Idris2002, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    My last MK2 was a 2.2 turbo :D
    As much as I really love the nostalgia, a half decent 1.4 diesel is way better than anything we had back then.
     
  2. blairsh

    blairsh Picking scabs

    Fuckin hell :eek: :D

    I do love my big dirty oiler burner :oops:
     
  3. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I used to be a proper petrol head, back in the day, but I either got wise or grew up, and I honestly don't know which!
    I used to do a bit of rallying in my youth, and I drove a MK 2 escort and an AE86 Toyota Corolla. They were both amazing cars... in their time, but in reality, they were both a bit shit, plagued with mechanical problem... and lots of rot.
     
  4. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Are you sure they are not just making it under licence?
     
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  5. cyril_smear

    cyril_smear Well-Known Member

    Possibly. I just remember late 90's/early zero's Daewoo released all kinds of cars that looked like other cars
     
  6. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    It wasn't an imitation. They brought the design, jigs and tools and changed a couple of panels ( the rear I think) and built them for a year or so till they got their own design on line.
     
  7. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    From the facebook page of a friend who's in Ethiopia right now:

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  8. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I see Beetles fairly regularly. Admittedly, not with rocket launchers attached, but they're not really scarce.
     
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  9. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Yes, but you live in the past.

    E2A: Did you see Gaybo on the Late Late the other night?
     
  10. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    I think you may be right... :D
    ... as I haven't had the ability to receive live TV for over 15 years... :D
    ... but if I did have an aerial, I still wouldn't have watched him. :D
     
  11. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    Five years ago, when I was living in Sudan, I'd see a lot of these:
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  12. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I know CrabbedOne has already mentioned Opel's; I followed an Opel Kadette (?) estate this morning.

    BTW. cracking car show on Sunday, one of the best around Home | Bromley Pageant
     
  13. Dieselpunk2000

    Dieselpunk2000 Well-Known Member

    The old Daihatsu Fourtrak.
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  14. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Ghia Selene:

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  15. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?


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  16. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    One car I don't see anymore is the Datsun in my garage awaiting restoration and buried under piles of shit.
     
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  17. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    I've got a rare car for sale if anyone wants a classic Fiat
     

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  18. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Very nice car, with very interesting styling with a nod to the Alfa GTV alas very underappreciated.
     
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  19. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    I think it was Top Gear that described the headlights as feeling like a babies bum.
     
  20. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    I think they loook best from behind. I used to have a GTV6....loved that car. Anyway, this one has to go as it's not going to be allowed into central London with the new pollution zone. I pick up a newer mini convertible tomorrow ;)
     

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  21. plurker

    plurker tĂș no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    I love those, and would have thought seriously about taking her off you, but the other half isn't convinced.

    I hate MINIs.
     
  22. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Saw one of these overtaking very unwisely a few days ago.

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    Some insurance company would have had a bad day if it had been any tighter
     
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  23. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Drivers of ultra-phallic cars tend to be dicks. :)
     
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  24. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    My dad had a series of E types when I was a kid . Yes, they're phallic but they were iconic in the 60s
     
  25. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Driving one in the sixties was iconic, driving one in the here and now is usually either ironic or dickish. :)
     
  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    E-types are Iconic and cars should be driven, not kept in museums.
     
  27. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Early Clubman Estate outside my work today
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  28. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    My Mum had one of those around 1989/90
     
  29. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Always thought they were one of the ugliest cars ever.
     
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  30. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    There are plenty of ugly cars out there, but thats not really one of them.
     
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