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General Chat Thread, Why are 80s cars less loved than those from other eras? in General; Originally Posted by sted i dont get old golfs i drove a mk2 gti and it rates as about the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    i dont get old golfs i drove a mk2 gti and it rates as about the 2nd worst car ive driven beaten by a pug 107 and i prefer a 3 clynder corsa
    Have you driven the MK1? Mk2 wasn't as good. MK1 is the one that is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Have you driven the MK1? Mk2 wasn't as good. MK1 is the one that is the best.
    no but these days i wouldnt touch a vag car with a barge pole i owned a seat it was utter pap and all the ones at work break with alarming regularity

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    Quote Originally Posted by samba_man View Post
    I've got one of these beasts, photos nicked from Google -

    A lovely A road cruiser, rolls a bit but unbeatable comfortable suspension. 1.3L air cooled flat four boxer engine with a dashboard that could have only ever been designed in the 80s.
    I had one of those. Depreciated spectacularly. Amazing to drive and very weird indeed. The suspension idiosyncratic: no need for a jack as the car pumped itself up. Deflated when parked so the nose might end up resting on a high kerb in a car park, but the ability to increase ride height very useful on camp sites. And the radio placed between the front seats where any normal design would have a handbrake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    no but these days i wouldnt touch a vag car with a barge pole i owned a seat it was utter pap and all the ones at work break with alarming regularity
    Disagree...missus has a W reg Fabia (Vag based)..been bombproof, now on 131k..leaks a bit of oil, but I have the repair seals..just no time to fit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    Disagree...missus has a W reg Fabia (Vag based)..been bombproof, now on 131k..leaks a bit of oil, but I have the repair seals..just no time to fit!
    its luck of the draw. mates brand new fabia lasted 30 mins before needing a tow back to the dealer but i see more issues with them than any other car but thats just my experience
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    Nothing wrong with VAG cars. My skoda is a reliable rock...

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    I was too young to drive then, but have driven a few "80s" cars since learning in the late nineties, scariest one, was a 3.0L Vauxhall Senator, with its Digital Speedometer, second was an Audi 100 Avante.

    That being said, its no wonder they weren't loved, I remember my father having a Austin Maestro, friends dad had an Austin Montego, the Maestro of my dads then got nicked and he replaced it with a decades worth of Sierra's (probably my favourite car my father owned, the Sapphire both lasted about 5 years) then a Rover 216S

    The 80s was very very hit and miss for cars, especially brands that started to die out, like Austin and Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Nothing wrong with VAG cars. My skoda is a reliable rock...
    my experience says otherwise and i would never own another

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