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Old 10-19-2013, 01:37 PM   #331 (permalink)
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No, it hasn't run through yet. One of the larger local dealerships stockpiles their trade ins at the auction and runs them all at once, I found the Civic sitting in that stash. I am hoping they will run them all next week. I am also hoping they wont run them at the public auction, as it will bring way more money there than it will at the dealer auction.

As for the scrap guy, he'd literally cut the cat out of it, pull the battery for the $8 core return, and sell it for scrap weight. That's just wrong! So he can hate me all he wants, my fleet of rescues will protect me ha ha

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Old 10-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #332 (permalink)
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Poor man's Ridgeline - I love it!
That's the Fiat Strada, a coupé-utility version of the Fiat Palio. There are also regular-cab and an extended-cab options available, and some folks used to adapt supplementary rear seats on the extended-cab. Too bad nowadays they became more expensive than a comparatively-equipped Fiat Palio Weekend (the station-wagon version) or a Fiat Siena (the sedan version of the Palio). I also like it, but the higher cost would only justify if I could legally get it Diesel-powered here (that's an export-only option)... With the 1.3L Multijet turbodiesel it can be even more fuel-saver than a Prius (and doesn't fall into the negative stereotypes related to Prius owners).
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #333 (permalink)
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With the 1.3L Multijet turbodiesel it can be even more fuel-saver than a Prius (and doesn't fall into the negative stereotypes related to Prius owners).
So, like a TDI then?
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #334 (permalink)
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So, like a TDI then?
Basically like a TDI.

BTW some other pics of double-cab Fiat mini pick-ups.




There are newer versions with an auxiliary 3rd door at the right side, but I still didn't see any of those.
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Is there some love for an old Peugeot 504?

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When my grandfather passed away in the early '90s, he left behind a diesel, 5 speed, 504 with super low KMs and fuzzy wool seat covers. It had been parked for a few years, and I got asked if I wanted it. "A diesel?? Pffft, you can't do burnouts with those!" so it got scrapped. Youth is wasted on the young ha ha
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I would sell my soul to Satan for an old Diesel 504.
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Spotted this DKW F-94 today.


Made in Brazil from '58 to '67, it featured a 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine around 60cu.in. and was available locally either as a sedan or a station-wagon. This one was converted into a truck, altough it had been a regular offer in other markets.
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I see a lot of older Civics, and they usually aren't too bad, but this thing was extra clean. 1997 Civic CX 5 speed with 200k KMs (120k miles), and factory AM/FM only stereo.





And this thing was just cool, and I had to post a pic of the gauge I found in it. 1977 Olds Ninety Eight, with either 64k or 164k original KMs, it's so clean I'd almost believe it's 64k KMs (39k miles). But check out the factory gauge in the dash - I assume that's just a vacuum gauge? I've never seen one before, I kinda want to drive this thing just to see what the gauge does ha ha





I really wonder what their idea of "Max" was on this thing!
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If it's like my dad's old company station wagon (might have been a Caprice?) it's just a vacuum gauge.

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