Did you drive any of these.

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Did you drive any of these.

Post by whiteshark » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:43 am

Theres always the question, how rare are Scirocco's these days and why is there value not rising?

Check this link out. Do you remember or have you previously owned one of these cars.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/enthusias ... hp#image=1

I love the comment made in the Renault 4 section.
Visit France today and you’ll see a huge number of Renault 4s still enjoying active service. Over here, in image-conscious and finance-friendly Britain, there are a mere 253 actually on the road.

I learned to drive in a Renault 4 and a Toyota Tercel! I was even offered the Tercel to keep at the time but being seventeen it was to dear to insure so I bought a MK1 golf and a Mini.

Any of our older members have similar memories of one we should have kept or any younger members remember any of these as their dads cars!
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Post by DannyH » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:21 pm

Excellent find.


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Post by the edmundator » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:25 pm

My first car was an AX and I've had an XM as well. I think that out of that lot, I'd buy a 924, Alfa 155 and Saab 99.

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Post by Jerry Atric » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:10 am

Before joining the Register, I was very much into the old Audis, having had them as relatively new cars back in the 80's. So in very recent times I've had all of the Audi family in various guises. Audi 80 coupes , including a very nice tornado red quattro, ( not a UR unfortunately as my funds don't run to supercars ) plus 90's and the early Audi 100's.
Being probably one of the oldest members on here, I learnt to drive on an Austin 8 , my grandfathers car from new, and eventually it was passed on to me. Later my second car was a Ford Mk1 Zephyr 6, wonderful car and I'd certainly still like to have that.
List of cars that followed over the next 54 years is massive, Minis, Beetles in profusion, Triumph Vitesse, but the recent ( last 15 years) cars have been the best including a Porsche 944 and all the old Audis.
Now the Scirocco fills the bill for me, particularly as it's so fast ( perfect for the lanes of Cornwall ) , reasonably practical, and MOST importantly, still fairly easy to get spares for. Old Audis are a bit of a nightmare these days in that respect.
From the above link, there really are not too many cars that rock my boat as indeed back in the day they didn't either.
Possibly a Porsche 924 ? The rest are .....well, just the rest. :bye:

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Post by Jack92 » Sat May 20, 2017 4:25 pm

Great link! Nice find

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Post by scrumpyone » Mon May 22, 2017 8:57 am

Had a white Opel Manta for about 3 months in 1996. It got nicked & written off :-( But then I bought my Rocco :-D


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Post by Nate » Mon May 29, 2017 7:47 pm

i'd question the word "popular" on some of those, like the sad eye scorpio and the kia pride


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Post by Nigel GTII » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:56 pm

Very few of these will be a future classic - apart from the Fords. Surprised to see a Porsche ( was it a 924 or 944 - can't remember)

I've had an Opel Manta and I have a mint Alfa Sud Ti - they are already classic - a dealer is selling a fully restored car on ebay for £20,000 !

So many 80 /90's cars were scrapped under the Governments Scrappage Scheme - criminal loss of spares

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Post by steve bain » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:02 pm

my first car was a volvo 360 GLS. loved that. i also had a metro at some point.

sad to see the renault 21 and fiesta didn't make it in....


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Re: Did you drive any of these.

Post by 16v_coupe » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:09 am

Of the 101 cars on this last, I owned and drove #18 a 1980 Porsche 924 turbo, also know as 931(LHD model) & 932(RHD model) for 14 years which was an Awesome car to drive since the weight disruption is 51/49 on a rear wheel drive vehicle :vcool:

^ this is not my car, but mine had the same 2 tone paint on it like this 1 with 16in. phone wheels.

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