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20-10-2013, 22:26   #61
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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.
Fiat Tipo not seen one in years. Admire people that keep those old cars on the road. I get more of a thrill out of that than looking at some 132 audi. Yawn
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20-10-2013, 22:57   #62
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95 Camry, probably an ex-taxi.
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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
http://cars.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sal...a-ta40/5842494

The interior though.
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20-10-2013, 23:36   #64
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1985 beige Renault 9 tl never let me down it is a daily driver for me , my uncle drove it until he was 85 years old
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21-10-2013, 00:22   #65
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Just seen an 98 primera when i was heading up to bed.

Looked great
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21-10-2013, 01:06   #66
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For my mind anyway I suspect that the period just after the need to take grease to your trunions and just before the cars became mobile computer networks may well be the sweet spot for longevity. I'd near bet that in classic car meets in 2050 there'll be more 1995 cars than 2015 cars still driving in a near original state.
You're absolutely right. Mid 1990s cars:

- rust proofing
- good in a crash (depending on car)
- fuel injection, so good economy
- reliable because there's not much to go wrong, and what's there is mature technology
- easy to fix

Since then it has been one step forward two steps back.

With certain brands, even cars of that vintage had inbuilt design faults in order to generate money on service and parts after the car was sold, but now almost every car on the road seems to be designed with what the yanks call "planned obsolescence" in mind.

I vaguely remember that the Volvo 240 was designed for something like a 25 year life span, impossible to imagine that with a new car nowadays.
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21-10-2013, 08:37   #67
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Where did you see the BX? Can't remember the last time I saw one... Glad there are still some knocking around
I spotted the BX in Birr.
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21-10-2013, 08:40   #68
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didn't see it, but I've just heard my brother in law next door going to work in this 2.0 litre Kadett

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21-10-2013, 12:26   #69
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Where did you see the BX? Can't remember the last time I saw one... Glad there are still some knocking around
I would love to own one, first car I ever drove, was a '91 reg and I was 15

If you go to France, (a place I've had 1st hand experience of a few times), you'll see plenty of '80's cars on the roads never mind '90's. Which is usually a highlight of my trips over there! Love seeing your average joe soap older car still being cared for and on the road. I can't tell different model Audi's apart anymore and sometimes I wonder if Kia and Hyundai have got into bed together as their models look the same to me.
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21-10-2013, 16:13   #70
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95C mk3/4 Fiesta on the N20...looked well too
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Today it was a 94 Mini Cooper. Some noise out of it.
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21-10-2013, 16:28   #72
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I wonder if Kia and Hyundai have got into bed together as their models look the same to me.
They have......
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21-10-2013, 19:41   #73
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I spotted the BX in Birr.
this one on done deal yesterday
http://cars.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-...bx-gti/5861214
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Nice motor. Nice to see one being kept alive and kicking in what appears to be in good shape, but 38 mpg?....wouldn't think so..
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VW golf INI 995

Seems to be a 74/75.
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