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      05-12-2012 11:49 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Wait.. ok...

      [(300 * Z * X)/(S * C * 300)] + 400

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      Peruvian Supercar?

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      05-12-2012 11:51 PM #27
      Once police departments exhaust their stockpiles, the following are likely to disappear in a few years:



      Although many reappear in taxi service:



      Eventually, the taxis will get worn out and disappear.

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      05-13-2012 12:15 AM #28
      I think clean 3rd gen GS-Rs are becoming rarer and rarer as well.


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      05-13-2012 12:21 AM #29
      Maybe I'm biased but I remember seeing way more foxbody mustangs in the wild than I do now. It's like a once a week thing, if that.

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      1988 is not an 80's car, it's an early 90s car but whatever.

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      05-13-2012 12:54 AM #30
      As a college student who goes to a school with a large commuter population I still see plenty of old/odd cars everyday. Not so much anything of European manufacture but it seems like any domestic or mainstream Asian is fair game.

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      05-13-2012 01:08 AM #31
      http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...dodge-neon-rt/



      sure, it wasn't common you would see an R/T or ACR....but you don't see many 1st gen Neons around anymore. And as far as "they break".....5 years of autocrossing mine, only non regular wear item parts replaced were the head gasket and the front wheel bearings.
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      05-13-2012 01:29 AM #32
      I forgot about the Neon. Since they are worth so little these days, the head gasket and/or front wheel bearings basically "total" the car and send it off to the scrap yard.

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      05-13-2012 01:38 AM #33
      I swear every Hummer H2 in the country disappeared about 4 or 5 years ago
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      05-13-2012 01:43 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Lifelong Obsession View Post
      I forgot about the Neon. Since they are worth so little these days, the head gasket and/or front wheel bearings basically "total" the car and send it off to the scrap yard.
      Name a mid 90's economy car you still see frequently.
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      05-13-2012 01:43 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post
      I swear every Hummer H2 in the country disappeared about 4 or 5 years ago
      I wish... There's a doucher here with one that tries to race everyone Swears he beats turbo Civics, Mustangs, etc

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      05-13-2012 01:43 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Name a mid 90's economy car you still see frequently.
      I see mk2 and mk3 VWs daily, mk3s I see like 5 a day.

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      05-13-2012 01:50 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 GLX Man View Post
      Just because I grew up with one, but never was old enough to drive. These are rare also, when I do see one I can't believe what I'm seeing.

      good, i dont ever want to see one again

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      05-13-2012 01:50 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by EdRacer71 View Post
      Neons
      Here in the midwest these soldier on in the stead of the last trailer trash people mover: The K car. Though I think the majority of them are so rusted there must be a deity at work keeping them together.

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      05-13-2012 01:53 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      I see mk2 and mk3 VWs daily, mk3s I see like 5 a day.
      Well... not exactly an economy car of the same class.
      People bought $10k Neons as disposable cars.
      I thought VWs were "premium" back then?

      And even saying that- I see as many MK4 VW Jettas/Golfs as I see 1st gen Noens.
      MK3 Jetta/Golfs? Almost never save for one or two local ones I see every once in a while.
      MK2? I don't even remember the last time I saw one.
      But I did see a Plymouth Horizon today.
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      05-13-2012 01:58 AM #40
      I saw a late 90's (C5) Audi A6 4.2 the other day and it might as well have been a farking Unicorn.







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      05-13-2012 02:01 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      I saw a late 90's (C5) Audi A6 4.2 the other day and it might as well have been a farking Unicorn.



      I see these everyday too, Do I live in the land of not-dead-German-cars?

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      05-13-2012 02:07 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      I see these everyday too, Do I live in the land of not-dead-German-cars?
      If you have a great local German car shop, then they stick around longer.
      Same can be said for Volvo, Saab, Jaguar... well who am I kidding on the Jaguar part.
      “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

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      05-13-2012 02:13 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      If you have a great local German car shop, then they stick around longer.
      Same can be said for Volvo, Saab, Jaguar... well who am I kidding on the Jaguar part.
      Nope... I live in a redneck infested swamp (not joking, we're like 3 feet above sea level and the land is slowly sinking). Maybe it's just because I have an Audi and some VWs I notice them more

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      05-13-2012 02:25 AM #45
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      05-13-2012 03:22 AM #46
      I spend a lot of time in junkyards, stocked mainly with "fresh kills" so to speak, meaning they were on the road a month or so before they ended up there. It's interesting to see cars going from abundant to almost gone within 6 months to a year, and then almost nonexistent in another 6 months. One day they're everywhere, the next day you can't find one if you need one.

      In a large u-pull-it yard, you'd be lucky to see only one Tempo, Aerostar, '91 and older Civic (usually 4 different colors and trashed), beat Integra, Shadow/Sundance, '91-94 Explorer, Probe, '89-97 T-Bird/Cougar, boxy Caprice/Crown Vic/Grand Marquis, or early FWD LeSabre/Olds 88 at any given time.

      K-cars, '86-91 Taurus, pre-90 Accord, pre-91 Caravans, Mk2 VWs, '90-94 Legacy, fox-body Mustangs, 3rd gen f-body, '80-92 RWD Cadillacs, and '89 and older Town Cars may produce a few examples in a year.

      Even '96 and older Escorts, '92-95 Taurus, boxy Caravans, Ciera/Century, early Blazer/S10, '95-98 Windstars (good riddance!), CB7 Accords, '93-97 Corolla/Prizm, pre-95 Cavalier and Sunbird, '93 and older Deville and Fleetwood, early Saturns, and mk3 VWs are becoming scarce. Almost all of the above cars were all over the roads about 2 years ago.

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      05-13-2012 07:45 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Name a mid 90's economy car you still see frequently.
      I see hundreds-thousands of 5th/6th gen Civics a day.
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      05-13-2012 07:47 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Pennywise View Post
      this, in stock and modified form.
      oh god this
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    24. 05-13-2012 08:07 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post
      I swear every Hummer H2 in the country disappeared about 4 or 5 years ago
      Seriously - where did these all go? Russia?

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      05-13-2012 08:13 AM #50
      The older gen of this



      Used to see them everywhere. Now not so much.

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