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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
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      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.
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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
      this, in stock and modified form.

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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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    14. 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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      05-13-2012 08:15 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post
      I swear every Hummer H2 in the country disappeared about 4 or 5 years ago
      Yeah I see lots of H3's but rarely do I see an H2.

      As for late 90's Toyota Camrys that someone else mentioned. Those actually are being shipped to places like Africa and Eastern Europe where they are worth way more money.

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      05-13-2012 08:16 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      The older gen of this



      Used to see them everywhere. Now not so much.
      I see 1 or 2 of the older gen every day.

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      05-13-2012 08:28 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      I see 1 or 2 of the older gen every day.

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      05-13-2012 06:38 PM #54
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      Where do you guys live? I see maybe 1 or 2 every trimester and I live in one the richest corner of the country.

      One I just saw today:


      I cannot remember the last time I saw one. I guess it suffered the same fate that every other 90s economobile.

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      05-13-2012 06:41 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by K.Lagan View Post
      Where do you guys live? I see maybe 1 or 2 every trimester and I live in one the richest corner of the country.

      One I just saw today:


      I cannot remember the last time I saw one. I guess it suffered the same fate that every other 90s economobile.
      In LA I literally see the Continental GT at least once every single day. They're everywhere out here
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      05-13-2012 06:45 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      I see hundreds-thousands of 5th/6th gen Civics a day.
      I still see many 6th, but not so many 5th gens anymore... and when I do, it is in rough post bad rice and a few crashes shape.
      Are there car thieves running after all of them?
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      05-13-2012 06:48 PM #58
      ^

      I haven't seen a Sirocco on the road since the Clinton Administration.
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      05-13-2012 06:53 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      ^

      I haven't seen a Sirocco on the road since the Clinton Administration.
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      05-13-2012 07:03 PM #60
      E30's. Most in the midwest have rusted away or are to far neglected. Seems every one I see has an enthusiast behind the wheel because I usually get the wave or nod.
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      05-13-2012 07:07 PM #61
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      Fairly common in the mid 2000s.

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      05-13-2012 07:12 PM #62
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      The TV show: Sports Car Revolution actually had some shows where they were modding one for track use.
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      05-13-2012 07:14 PM #63
      Intrepids and LH Cars in general. The 2.7L was sure a loser of an engine.



      I had forgotten about the Diamante! Does anyone remember the '04 with its weird "nose job"?



      On the other hand, I had thought the Audi 80/90 had completely disappeared, yet they seem to be coming back in my area in the past few weeks. Recently there were some people on TCL asking about them - a weird coincidence?
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      05-13-2012 07:15 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post
      In LA I literally see the Continental GT at least once every single day. They're everywhere out here
      That's where they all went. All those washed up Cali people buying them a few years old for pennies.

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      05-13-2012 07:29 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      ^
      Kia Rio Cinco

      The TV show: Sports Car Revolution actually had some shows where they were modding one for track use.
      I remember that, weren't they trying to benchmark a 996 Carrera's time around their local track or something like that?

      Quote Originally Posted by Lifelong Obsession

      I had forgotten about the Diamante! Does anyone remember the '04 with its weird "nose job"?
      Completely forgot about that facelift, I don't think I have ever seen one.
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      05-13-2012 07:57 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by tda_18x View Post
      I see one of these every now and then, more Corrados tho around my area. There is a guy who has an army green painted Scirocco that lives right by my work so its a more common thing to see now haha. Mk1s and Mk2s are more scarce. Id like to see more Audi Coupe Quattros out on the road . Not something you see often.
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      05-13-2012 07:59 PM #68
      Havent seen a Mazda Navajo in years, and while they wern't nearly as common as Explorer's they were at least as common as say a Trooper or Pathfinder.



      1st & 2nd gen Dodge Intrepids seemed to have vanished. They were extremely popular and I still see tons of Tuaruses, Buick Century and even the "LHS" version of the LH cars but have not seen any Eagle Vison's, Intrepid or the Concordes in ages.



      VW Eurovan, I know these were not hot sellers but I miss seeing them. The only van I would have owned if they still made them. Oddly enough Vanagons are still everywhere.


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      05-14-2012 02:10 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
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      My bad I mis saw the photo. Damn Chrysler 300's... I didn't even enlarge the photo.

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      05-14-2012 02:39 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post
      I swear every Hummer H2 in the country disappeared about 4 or 5 years ago
      They went overseas, true story. Same with Lexus RX, they're in Africa.

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