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these days you dont see many older cars around. cars today all look the same to me. at least the older cars had a distinctive look not to mension a nice note to em. what aged and model car would you prefer? i like the old EH holden or SLR torana.

Last reply: 15th Jun 2015 / 22 replies / Post by sammy79

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Carolyn P

Posted by: Carolyn P
Posted: 15th Nov 2012

Carolyn P says: You're right, you don't see as many older cars around any more. Plus most cars are now either silver or white. Reply

ellyg

Posted by: ellyg
Posted: 9th Jan 2013

ellyg says: Totaly agree that the old cars were more unique, i used to drive a Nissan NXR coupe and it was gunmetal grey and looked it and also held its value. I just bought a new Corolla and yeh new cars are nice and new but they are made from more plastic material and dont last as long.
I agree the old holdens had the strongest bodies made from tough steel material. Reply

janicewaters

Posted by: janicewaters
Posted: 8th Mar 2013

janicewaters says: All new cars look the same to me and are plain old boring Reply

PukPuk

Posted by: PukPuk
Posted: 9th Apr 2013

janicewaters says: All new cars look the same to me and are plain old boring

PukPuk says: Bring back the WB Statesman. The later versions are just Commodores with add ons. Reply

silverwolf

Posted by: silverwolf
Posted: 5th May 2015

janicewaters says: All new cars look the same to me and are plain old boring

silverwolf says: Amen to that woman most remind me of shopping at bi-lo franklins and no name brands. It is being no one no where automaton . Reply

Job

Posted by: Job
Posted: 8th Apr 2013

Job says: It is better to buy a new car look after it and it will last you around 30 to40 years Reply

PukPuk

Posted by: PukPuk
Posted: 9th Apr 2013

PukPuk says: Always on the lookout for a Mini Moke. Totally unsafe with a star rating on minus something but used as a fun vehicle away from higher speed roads all is good. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 25th Apr 2013

says: Cops try to defect as many old cars as they can so they eventually die off. This is due to newer safety standards such as brakes, suspension and weather the car has rust and leaks. I had a beautiful worked XC 351 falcon. Was a highly respected car in its community due to it sitting low on 18's an fresh respray. Sounded awesome. But cops took it off the road.. Wish we could get the respect old school muscle deserves Reply

butts

Posted by: butts
Posted: 27th Apr 2013

butts says: i have a newish car and a ford xd esp 5.8ltr ,when i do drive my xd the cops always pull me over to have a good look.I have had this car for over 15years.the cops love it and so do many muscle car fans. Reply

android#73

Posted by: android#73
Posted: 28th Apr 2013

android#73 says: Old cars do have more individual personality,but it's a bit much to drive all the time,firstly,it costs me a lot more to run my 318 V8 valiant than it does my 09 magna.magna's such an ordinary type car,it looks better for my clients,my mum prefers it & it's not as easy to lose my license as it is in the charger.But ultimately I have more fun in the charger&people like to hear it rumble up the street.Good memories of childhood when cars were shiny & you could hear them coming from around the corner so we had time to stop our game of street cricket to let them through.Happy Days. Reply

osbar

Posted by: osbar
Posted: 13th May 2013

osbar says: Alot of the old cars are worth more than the brand new ones on the market today. I love the old Volkswaggon but as transport for everyday I will be looking at a brand new car so I know exactly where it has been. How it has been treated and I will be able to take advantage of the offers available with the vehicle Reply

osbar

Posted by: osbar
Posted: 13th May 2013

osbar says: Alot of the old cars are worth more than the brand new ones on the market today. I love the old Volkswaggon but as transport for everyday I will be looking at a brand new car so I know exactly where it has been. How it has been treated and I will be able to take advantage of the offers available with the vehicle Reply

s

Posted by: s
Posted: 11th Oct 2014

s says: You are right we don't see old cars around.
How about vintage cars before 1960?
When you see one of them you really appreciate them and the workmanship that has gone into building them.

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rajanakl

Posted by: rajanakl
Posted: 13th Oct 2014

rajanakl says: 1969 Mustang March 1 if you passion for classics and you are a "rough" man always go for american muscle preferably from the golden years in car making from 1967-1975 Reply

super88

Posted by: super88
Posted: 22nd Oct 2014

super88 says: A young acquaintance drives a Porsche.
He explained to me.
This car looks brand new, but it's over 10 years old and cost less than a new holden.
It costs bucks to service, insure and maintain, but I don't do many K's. So maintenance isn't a huge issue.
The porsche was an expensive car when it was new, but to be honest the average person wouldn't know an old model from a new one, they just see a Porsche. When it's clean it looks great, an old prestige car that looks brand new, with an every day price tag.
Good thinking. Reply

s

Posted by: s
Posted: 22nd Mar 2015

s says: I like vintage cars 1920's - 1950's.

But I would like to have the safety features added to them from today's cars.
Airbags, park assist etc

Maybe in the future this could be done?

Anyone agree? Reply

Lastcardlouis

Posted by: Lastcardlouis
Posted: 1st May 2015

s says: I like vintage cars 1920's - 1950's.

But I would like to have the safety features added to them from today's cars.
Airbags, park assist etc

Maybe in the future this could be...

Lastcardlouis says: Vintage cars are - strictly speaking - those manufactured from 1919 to 1930 inclusive. But these days anything that's older than the person speaking or writing tends to be labelled vintage. The point about the enthusiasts who own, restore, maintain and drive really old cars is that they value them because they represent a snapshot in time, a living picture of what cars were like in, say, 1929 (just happens that I have a 1929 Hudson, which is a monument to the exuberance of America in the heady days before the Wall St. crash).

There are two key reasons for not doing what S suggests: firstly, it's virtually impossible from an engineering standpoint - the technologies involved are just so radically different - and secondly, it would destroy the character of the old cars. This doesn't stop people from trying, but they end up with a car that's neither fish nor fowl and nobody wants it.

Of course there are a few manufacturers who produce cars that look like the oldies but have modern mechanical and of course have to comply with the various current standards and design rules. The go well, feel like modern cars and look almost like the ones they're trying to replicate but they never quite hit it. And they go out of business.

Back to the shed...

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careful

Posted by: careful
Posted: 17th Apr 2015

careful says: I loved the old cars, your husband could repair simple things and do the oil and grease change and bit and pieces, today the cars are automatic and only the experts can repair so costs a lot more money to run Reply

Burnt Out Digger

Posted by: Burnt Out Digger
Posted: 26th Apr 2015

Burnt Out Digger says: The newer model cars are much safer, fuel efficient and less polluting than the older models. I prefer the more modern vehicles. Reply

silverwolf

Posted by: silverwolf
Posted: 5th May 2015

silverwolf says: Having owned a holden gtr ux1 and i am able to maintain and service vehicles myself i would love to own another one. Performance simplicity and reliability are a plus. Exhilarating ride keeps ones interest and turns a boring drive into a fun ride. Very stylish and eye catching car Reply

silverwolf

Posted by: silverwolf
Posted: 5th May 2015

silverwolf says: Give me a holden torana gtr xu1. Performance style reliability and resale values that rise. What a car,fast handles and easy maintained. Turns a drive into a ride Reply

Teka

Posted by: Teka
Posted: 15th Jun 2015

Teka says: I am all for the new and gone with the old. Yes the old cars were more reliable and were made of stronger materials but in this day and age having a car for more than 4 years is losing money. I am sorry but who wants to have a car for over 10 years?? Then you have to service the car often and pay more for it and then parts become unavailable. Too much trouble.
As long as I can afford, every 4 years a new car! Reply

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