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20-10-2013, 01:49   #16
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I didn't, Google Maps did.
I know that estate very well Artane nth Dublin

that silver audi 100/a6 & white pug 405 are neighbours of my crazy ex

I never noticed the 85 civic before though
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20-10-2013, 02:02   #17
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I know that estate very well Artane nth Dublin

that silver audi 100/a6 & white pug 405 are neighbours of my crazy ex

I never noticed the 85 civic before though
I don't know the estate very well. Funnily enough, my girlfriend lives close by and I was just out for a walk this morning

The Civic is close by the Renault I mentioned and a red Nissan Sunny saloon. It looks in a state to be honest.
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A mk3 fiesta, because of the invention of rust these things seem to be like hens teeth these days
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20-10-2013, 02:18   #19
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I don't know the estate very well. Funnily enough, my girlfriend lives close by and I was just out for a walk this morning

The Civic is close by the Renault I mentioned and a red Nissan Sunny saloon. It looks in a state to be honest.
Sweet Ill be in Dublin again next week & have a nosey at the Civic & see if its for sale at all..

good to see some people have the sense to not replace a perfectly fine older car just to keep up with the reg plate snobs next door(my ex is one lol)
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Sweet Ill be in Dublin again next week & have a nosey at the Civic & see if its for sale at all..

good to see some people have the sense to not replace a perfectly fine older car just to keep up with the reg plate snobs next door(my ex is one lol)
I was just walking through the place and had about 10 eyes on my the whole time. The people there don't seem too friendly - I wouldn't dream of knockign on the door of a house there!
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20-10-2013, 02:40   #21
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Ha it takes more than a few northsiders to put me off!
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20-10-2013, 08:41   #22
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There's a mint 92 Mazda 323 saloon in grey running around donnycarney/fairview area. It's a shame older cars are being scrapped, more need to be preserved, could be useful to period setting of movies and tv too.
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20-10-2013, 08:46   #23
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Saw and heard and old black mustang today on my way home. Don't know what year though. Had a ZV reg. Wish more cars sounded like it!
Was that in south Dublin?

Didn't catch the reg but saw one the other day. Beautiful car.
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Seen a nice old black Porsche on the N11 yesterday between Greystones and Wicklow. Didn't get a proper look as I had a car full of kids and it was sandwiched between a few cars. Possibly a 356, didn't see the reg.
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Work colleague has an '83 Granada as his daily driver
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Edit: Scrap that, just went out for a smoke and saw a 1990 Ford Sierra.
Wow I haven't seen a Sierra in yonks. Rust seemed to be a real issue with them and worse it started to eat away from the inside, so you'd not notice until too late.

Outside my door is my late 90's car. My next door neighbour has a 94 Starlet, another across the road has a 90's Fiesta. There's an 85 Ford Capri I see regularly enough(wish I still had mine). There's a Ferrari 308(I think) that's local, but not a daily driver I'd imagine. Yesterday I saw a Toyota Twin Cam in great nick, didn't get the exact year, but mid 80's anyway. Cracking car them yolks.

There are quite the number of older cars around. The idea that old cars get scrapped more quickly today I think is a little inaccurate(or ye're much younger than me). Yes the scrappage scheme and the boom did take a lot of perfectly good cars off the roads, but go back further and old cars were much less in evidence. When I was growing up in the 70's and 80's a 5 year old car was already old and a 10 year old car was positively fossilised. Today you see a LOT of 5 and 10 year old cars on the roads today. In most peoples heads an 03 reg is not that old, but it's a decade old. Driving around in say 1983, you'd be waiting a good while before a car from 1973 would pass by, now it's like every second or third car is ten years old.
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I often see a 91 Hi ace knocking around, I'd say there a few miles on it.
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1990 Golf Van
1988 Pajero
1991 Escort
1995 Escort
1986 Fiesta (one of the very last cars registered under the old system, registered just before Xmas '86)

All of the above I see most days, all daily drivers, Fiesta & Golf are first owners, Pajero was imported here in '92 and has the same owner since.
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Regularly see two auld fellahs using these as daily drivers:

1986 Ford Sierra
1988 Volvo 340DL
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Neighbour has a Opel Kadette E in daily use. I think it's 84 but I'm not sure as it's a pre 85 registration.
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