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Old 04-05-2018   #16
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By today's standards, the Matiz isn't safe, but in its day, it wasn't bad: it performed better in the NCAP test than a lot of other cars in production at the time.

In the video, with regards to the fact that they're beemers: good riddance, quite frankly. With regards to the fact that pristine looking cars are being destroyed, I don't agree with that at all.
With the exception of my old Tipo, I'm happy to see any and all cars recycled, preferably to make non polluting items.
The only problem, manufacturers tend to produce more cars.

What to do with waste batteries could be a major problem for future generations.
Whatever, there'll always be some type of problem caused by our need for personal transport.
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Don't get me wrong, I completely agree with cars being recycled, but only once they're no longer serviceable.
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Within the first minute of that video I was already annoyed at this throwaway culture we have these days, almost all of those cars looked salvageable!
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Absolutely agree!!
When I was young, almost everything was repairable, but that was a while back.
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but I could see no significant defect on any of the cars. The silver Mini looked almost new.
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With regards to the fact that pristine looking cars are being destroyed, I don't agree with that at all.
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Agreed those car have never been used to the road to any amount they are near spotless underneath
Welcome to germany land of heated garages for car storage and some of the best highest paying scrappage schemes in the world.

All these cars will have been traded in as scrappage cars and so have to be scrapped. there were some 'problems' in the past with people smuggling these cars out to other countries as they are all in such good condition but the german authorities soon put a stop to that.

All the models in the Video are early 2000s cars, its an old looking video, going by the technology being used I would hazard a guess it was filmed in the mid to late 2000s.
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When are we likely to next see a rempra?

(Turkish built sedan excepted...)
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Believe launch was 1990with a 1.4 petrol 4 door saloon. I bought brand new in August 1992 2.0 (upgraded from the 1.8 to account for the addition of a catalytic converter) ie sx SW that means a 2 litre petrol estate in dark metallic grey. Loved that car and distraught when I sold her in 2000. I still have the 4 solid Ali roof bars that I bought for her at the time if anyone has a 1.8 or 2.0 estate.
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Some of the cars we definitely new. Take the last body shell as I goes into the crusher. Discs absolutely virgin. Then look at the tailgate recess paintwork. Not a spot of dirt. Nobody cleans a car that well.

Suspect many are excess production that never sold and next years model already on or about to be on the market.

CRIMINAL. EU politicians and Greens ought to get involved and quickly.
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Had a pm from member Owain about the roof bars I still have but cannot access it now from my blackberry. If you’re still interested send me a mail with a price you’re comfortable in paying remembering these are a complete set of 4 solid Ali roof bars for the rails and iirc I taped the Allen key to them...
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Believe launch was 1990with a 1.4 petrol 4 door saloon. I bought brand new in August 1992 2.0 (upgraded from the 1.8 to account for the addition of a catalytic converter) ie sx SW that means a 2 litre petrol estate in dark metallic grey. Loved that car and distraught when I sold her in 2000. I still have the 4 solid Ali roof bars that I bought for her at the time if anyone has a 1.8 or 2.0 estate.
Thats the tempra spec I had..
Didnt feel 'punchy' after the tipo TD's I had owned though..
So the father.in.law had it..

It did well.
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Had a pm from member Owain about the roof bars I still have but cannot access it now from my blackberry. If you’re still interested send me a mail with a price you’re comfortable in paying remembering these are a complete set of 4 solid Ali roof bars for the rails and iirc I taped the Allen key to them...
Hi, yes I am still interested in the cross bars as it will finsh off my S.W. I have just sent you a message, thank you.
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Had a pm from member Owain about the roof bars I still have but cannot access it now from my blackberry. If you’re still interested send me a mail with a price you’re comfortable in paying remembering these are a complete set of 4 solid Ali roof bars for the rails and iirc I taped the Allen key to them...
Hi scimitargtc, I have not heard back on the roof bars since your last post, my mails may not be getting through to you, please get in touch. Thanks
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