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19-10-2013, 23:30   #1
 
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What's the oldest car you saw on the road today?

Been out and about today and came across a rather quiet housing estate with some incredible examples of auto****e in almost every garden and I started thinking to myself you just don't seem to see many older cars on the roads these days. I even notice 96 reg cars are thinning out on the roads today, I'll always take notice of anything 96 or earlier while out driving.
The oldest car I saw on the road today was a MK3 Golf.

Older cars seem to be disappearing quicker by the day.
When was the last time you saw a MK3 Fiesta, MK3 Astra or a MK5/6 escort?
Even cars like the Volvo 850 or the MK3 Ford Transit are seldom seen now.

I suppose it's partly to do with the high price of scrap over the past few years and the government scrappage scheme but before that the roads were filled with older cars.

I guess you could argue the point and say old cars are sometimes taken off the road for a reason, but it always struck me as odd when people would scrap a perfectly reasonable 96/7 car because its failed the NCT and replace it for something new and expensive, which will most likely just cost more to own in the long run as well as buying it in the first place.

Shame really.

Here are a few of the cars that I saw today while in this estate. I couldn't get photos because I was being watched by people. I'll be back there, though.



This was next to a Renault 5 which sat under a cover in a driveway. A perfect example of someone taking good care of a perfectly good old car, I thought to myself. The Civic (85-D-1768) is still on its first owner.





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19-10-2013, 23:33   #2
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seen a 77 ford pickup driving down the hard shoulder on arklow bypass today looked well
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saw a mk2 transit today...Ok so it's mine but I saw it
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I never look at cars on the road.. How boring
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84 merc 230d estate
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1992 Opel Vectra (Vauxhall Cavalier).

Edit: Scrap that, just went out for a smoke and saw a 1990 Ford Sierra.

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My own...97!
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a 92 carina in daily use locally--id love that civic OP
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I spotted a '90 Citroen BX (shining and had all original plastic wheel trims), a Mk2 Escort, Mk1 Escort, Mk2 Transit and a Hillman Avenger Tiger. No pics I'm afraid.
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OP why did you blank out most of the number plates and then type one in your post?
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I spotted a '90 Citroen BX (shining and had all original plastic wheel trims), a Mk2 Escort, Mk1 Escort, Mk2 Transit and a Hillman Avenger Tiger. No pics I'm afraid.
Where did you see the BX? Can't remember the last time I saw one... Glad there are still some knocking around
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OP why did you blank out most of the number plates and then type one in your post?
I didn't, Google Maps did.
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aaah now i see. (I just had a blonde moment)
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In Clonmellon at the side of a shed is a yoke from the late 30's/early 40's thats sat there since about the 60's. Thats the oldest yoke I saw today

On the road a 1970 Ford 5000
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