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When I was out to pick Albert up from work this evening, I saw a first generation Neon drive by... and thought to myself..."Wow! It's been a while since I've seen one of those!"

Not that I like the Neon at all, but they were once incredibly common and I hardly ever see that version. I see similar vintage Cavaliers, Sunfires, and Escorts all the time....

What cars have you noticed aren't around much anymore?

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I haven't seen a 1st gen Neon in a long time either...hmm...

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Brougham-Holiday, you're right, I don't see Celebrity/6000 anymore either. But you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Cierra or Century.

I don't see many of the pointy nose Skylarks anymore either. I used to really love the look of those cars. Very unique for their class.

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Brougham-Holiday, you're right, I don't see Celebrity/6000 anymore either. But you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a Cierra or Century.

I don't see many of the pointy nose Skylarks anymore either. I used to really love the look of those cars. Very unique for their class.

Haven't seen any of those Skylarks in ages...same w/ the Achieva. That Skylark may have the distiction of being the last GM NA model w/ an offset front license plate. I still see the occasional Cierra and Century, makes sense as they were built until '95-96 or so, while the Chevy ended in '89 and the Pontiac '90 IIRC...though I have seen a clean dark red late '80s 6000STE a few times lately..

One family of cars I never see are '80s-early 90s Chrysler Corp. FWD cars...from the Aries to Daytona to Laser to Lancer to Dynasty and the 50 different LeBaron variations... I haven't seen any of those cars in a long time. There are a couple beat up Sundance/Shadow convertibles I see around occasionally, though.

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There is an astonishing number of operational first gen and First gen + MCE K-cars around here. There is a museum quality circa '83 Lebaron Turbo sedan running around with the original owner (by the looks of her) behind the wheel.

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It's been a while since I have seen the W-body 1st Gen Lumina Coupe.

I saw one of those a couple months ago..I think it was a 1990, since it had a gray eggcrate grille. A gold 2dr in clean shape.

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I see a fair amount of Neons, in fact there's a black first gen across the street.

Here's a car you don't exact to still be on the road, but there's one in good shape down the road...a Yugo!

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- 1980s G-body coupes.

Not that I never see them but seems

like their numbers dropped by 90% in

the last 3 years.

- Pontiac Fieros

I actually got excited when I saw one

the other day.

- 1980s Cadillac Fleetwood Broughams

As most of you know, I've had several

1970s & 1980s RWD Cadillacs for daily

drivers and around here it used to be

quite common to see 25-30 year old

Cadillacs being daily driven by seniors &

or young enthusiasts like myself.

Sad to say I no longer see many old

school Caddys on the street. Even 3

years ago you couldn't swing a dead

cat without hitting an '87 Brougham

and now I'm lucky if I see more than

a couple in one whole day.

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Another scarce '80s GM are the G-body sedans. Haven't noticed one in years, it seems. '79-85 E-bodies are pretty scarce around here also, though there is a Riviera coupe, Eldorado convertible, and Toronado coupe I see around my 'hood periodically...

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Saw my first 240sx in a long time today.

Reminds me..I've seen a dark red 240sx convertible in my commute 3 times in last few months...I had forgotten they even made a convertible version..

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-Pretty much anything built before 1988

-Dodge Shadows / Plymouth Acclaims...I used to see these cars everywhere as a kid

-Pontiac Sunbird

-1988-90 Pontiac Grand Prix (again, another car I used to see often that I rarely see anymore)

-First gen Taurus / Sable

-Chevy Celebrity, most seem to have rusted away around here

-80's Cavalier

-First gen Dodge Intrepid, and the second gen seems to be dropping off too. I see far more Chrysler Concordes / 300M's still running around

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-Pretty much anything built before 1988

True enough..

-First gen Dodge Intrepid, and the second gen seems to be dropping off too. I see far more Chrysler Concordes / 300M's still running around

Interesting..I see a lot more 2nd gen Intrepids than Concordes or 300Ms..the scarcest 2nd gens seem to be the LHSes. I rarely see 1st gen LHes of any version.

Some oldies I've seen in the last day incl. a clean white '78-79 Cutlass Supreme coupe, red interior, looked all original w/ some paint fade and a very clean, original looking '72 Plymouth Satellite 4dr in tan w/ dark tan top and interior, and blue & gold California plates.

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