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Top 20: Fastest disappearing cars from UK roads

We've been crunching data again to come up with the definitive list of cars that are most rapidly disappearing from our roads - and looking at the 20 cars featured, it's a case of natural selection working in our favour.

What we did was gather the numbers of all types of cars on the road between the end of 2007 and 2011. Then, we calculated the percentage remaining for all cars at the end of the five-year period, with the intention of working out which cars are disappearing the quickest, and how many are left. If you're a fan of unloved 1990s family cars, the read 'em and weep - for they are going fast. If you want one, be quick before they're all gone!

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Fiat Tipo. Population in 2007: 6070, population in 2011: 1048,
for 17.27% of '07 cars remaining

The Fiat Tipo was an important car for its maker - proving that platform engineering could spin out a wide variety of interesting cars, using pretty much the same underpinnings, and even doors. The Tipo was an excellent all-rounder, with loads of room, a spirited drive and a pretty much rust-free body.

But as it got older and the reliability began to suffer, owners decided it was easier to scrap than to fix. Let's hope the existing sporting 16S models are safe from oblivion...


   on 22 October 2017

We have a SLX Coupe 1987
Still going strong garaged and
Off the road for the British winters ,

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