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20-10-2013, 19:49   #46
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1994 Citroen ZX I think it was.

Once again I shall bring up the point that the Irish know squat about looking after a car. Go to any country on the continent (even the UK are better than us) and you'll see plenty of old Citroens, Pug 205 and 405, Volvos and so on and so forth.

Especially in The Netherlands where the old Fiat Panda is a favourite.
And even fiat cromas of all things. Big cars especially are seen as worth keeping on the road regardless of age.
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And even fiat cromas of all things. Big cars especially are seen as worth keeping on the road regardless of age.
To be fair they rusted like hell and most just didn't last at all.

The thing is in France and the like up until recently you had a Citroen, Pug or Fiat garage in every village who understood the cars. They're mostly still there so the older stuff is easy to keep going and cheap to keep going too.
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To be fair they rusted like hell and most just didn't last at all.

The thing is in France and the like up until recently you had a Citroen, Pug or Fiat garage in every village who understood the cars. They're mostly still there so the older stuff is easy to keep going and cheap to keep going too.
I nearly got sick when I saw this one in a yard in the North earlier this year and all. Felt like new inside, despite having galactic mileage. 2.5TD, such a waste of an epic car that had just been ran in
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I nearly got sick when I saw this one in a yard in the North earlier this year and all. Felt like new inside, despite having galactic mileage. 2.5TD, such a waste of an epic car that had just been ran in
I spotted a few Series 1 Croma's in Spain during the summer. They still looked well and amazingly none had rust.
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I spotted a few Series 1 Croma's in Spain during the summer. They still looked well and amazingly none had rust.
I'd guess the kinder Spanish weather would have something to do with that.
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I'd guess the kinder Spanish weather would have something to do with that.
That and they looked after the cars. I even spotted a Seat Malaga in mint condition and numerous old Seat 600's, Renault 6's and lots of other stuff. It can't all be down to the weather as some of them were in the Pyrenees while others were inland where winters can be pretty harsh.
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I'd guess the kinder Spanish weather would have something to do with that.
Plenty of old stuff in Spain alright that would have crumbled away here long ago..... Can't say I saw any rusty yokes when I was there a few weeks ago and a lot of cars were from the 80s
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That's the beast, mighty motor! Haven't seen one in years, none even on Donedeal, now that's rare!
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Update on the cars I mentioned


90 D 31075 - original plates, still on owner number 1, taxed into next year.

95 D 34226 - again still on owner number 1 and taxed until next year

94 MH 4130 - on owner number 2 but I have no doubt its under long term ownership by its current owner, taxed until next year again.

Just puts a smile on my face.
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Oh and to add to the thread I saw an early 80's Bentley today. No pictures sadly.
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had my 1990 bmw out today cruising around
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i seen a 93mh reg black over graphite alfa 164 TS in na fianna carpark on thurs last! great cars very fond memories of my 1st identical alfa
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Went for a quick walk down the road behind us, this afternoon.

1984 LR Defender - looks like a 90 pickup with a hardtop. Recently reg'd in Ireland.

1989 Golf. Looks like a GTI, but no GTI badge. Nice set of BBS Cross Spokes.
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Went for a quick walk down the road behind us, this afternoon.

1984 LR Defender - looks like a 90 pickup with a hardtop. Recently reg'd in Ireland.

1989 Golf. Looks like a GTI, but no GTI badge. Nice set of BBS Cross Spokes.
Some nice spots.

The oldest car in my estate, bar my Renault 5, is a 2000 Toyota Yaris. Everything else is less than 10 years old.
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Saw a gulf war spec Hummer driving about earlier.... Yep the oldest vehicle on the road today
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