Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    i think that is all true to a large extent, and spot on about Rolls - i think they said their number was three out of every four.

    but you still need to have a very strong platform for reliability if you want 70%+ of your cars to last as long as 50 years. i would be shocked, for example, if Jaguar could make the same claim - a marque with well-documented struggles with reliability over the years.also, Porsche has made over 800,000 copies of the 911 alone...to have that many cars unaffected by sheer attrition is pretty impressive
     
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    Porsche says it sold the 250,000th 911 in 1987 and I read somewhere they've over 820,000 at this point - so 70% of 911s have been sold since 1987. Combine that with all the more recent boxsters and cayenne's, etc. which are more recent. 70% is still impressive. Would be interesting to see what percentage of suburbans or Ford F150s are still on the road. Or Geo Metros.
     
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    HRoi Senior member

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    i need to get caught up on my Top Gear, just started series 20. i enjoyed watching Tywin Lannister go around the track in the new RPC
     
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    Nowhere near as bad in Portugal. You need to consider the scales of the economy. Spain was in a construction boom, funded partly by huge amounts of EU money. Portugal has, what, 20% of Spain's landmass and economy?





    Ditto. That McLaren is a really special machine.





    Its believable. Those cars are so over-engineered that they cannot help but survive.



    This. Most of Porsche's cars were built recently.
     
  5. Find Finn

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    The starting point doesn't really affect the end point, as you don't need to be high up, to hit the grown hard, most of southern Europe was hit very hard by the crisis Cyprus and Greece, are the two worst.

    I know southern spain had a(two) construction boom(s) from the late 90's and forward, mostly fueled by money hungry foreign investors and corruption, which has lead to a series of bankruptcies and imprisonments, but if you build before having sold to brake even, it's your own damn fault, to be honest.

    Some parts of Italy isn't much better than Spain, youth unemployment is around 50% and large number of Italian don't pay taxes, as they can't afford it due to the cost of living and low wages.


    The Porsche thing was a joke, I'm well aware of the fact, that they last, but even though the older models have hit the cannibal stage and people have begun to brake cars, to get parts.

    It was mentioned somewhere a while back, that I think upwards of 90% of all LR's build are stilling running.
     
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    How do they figure stats for "still on the road" or "still running"? If they're titled, insured?
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Gort, go check out the RX350 F-sport. It's at least worth a consideration.
     
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    In the UK at least a car must be either taxed, declared Off Road or registered as broken down for scrap. Although this is a scheme to catch people avoiding tax, it would be an elegant way of working out how many of each car was destroyed that year.
     
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    I have this image right now of all those old Rolls Royce and Bentley "still on the road" but sitting in a garage with a 5k€ price tag on them.
     
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    I've seen a couple CLA's now and I must say, it's a very good looking little car.
     
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    Last I heard, it was around 80%. Same deal as mentioned before, though - RR has had numerous years where they sold fewer than 1000 cars. BMW sold more Phantoms the first year than the company sold in the previous decade across the entire model range.

    I'd say Ferrari and Lamborghini can quote similar survival rates.
     
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    I was going to mention Ferarri and Lamborghini but it occurred to me that there could be quite a high rate of people crashing them, taking them off the road but not at the fault of the manufacturer.
     
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    I'm anxious to see one. Looks good in pics.
     
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    I saw a silver one in full amg trim yesterday. :inlove:
     
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