Scrapheap Challenge: The Answers

So, how did you get on?


Here are the answers:

  1. Opel Kadett E / Vauxhall Astra Mk2
  2. Mazda 323F five-door 1989
  3. Volkswagen Golf Mk2
  4. Opel Kadett D / Vauxhall Astra Mk1
  5. Fiat Uno (Facelift)
  6. Suzuki Swift (SA) 1983
  7. BMW (E28) 5 Series
  8. Mercedes-Benz (W201) 190
  9. Mercedes-Benz (S124) E-Class Estate
  10. Ford Sierra Mk1
  11. Volvo 480ES
  12. Renault Clio Mk1
  13. Ford Escort Mk5 Estate
  14. Nissan Micra K10 (Facelift)
  15. Ford Fiesta Mk2
  16. Fiat Uno (Facelift)
  17. Volkswagen Polo Mk2 (Facelift)
  18. Mitsubishi Colt Mk3 hatchback

Author: Daniel O'Callaghan

Shut-line obsessive...Hates rudeness, loves biscuits.

4 thoughts on “Scrapheap Challenge: The Answers”

  1. On a related topic, Robert Llewellyn, one of the presenters of the EV channel, ‘Fully Charged’, has owned a Nissan Leaf from new. It’s one of the first ones produced in 2010 and is thus over 10 years old. Apart from its first generation batteries, the car is lasting well, so he’s just had new batteries put in it, extending its range by 300%. It’s now probably good for another 10+ years of motoring; I still think it’s an interesting design, too.

    Llewellyn said that the vehicle’s maintenance needs over the 10 years have basically amounted to brakes and tyres. Perhaps this, together with an element of refurbishment during vehicles’ lives, offers hope for much reduced scrappage rates in the future. I suspect that legislation may eventually come in to make sure that goods are much more repairable and reusable.

  2. Hi Charles. On the same subject, a Finnish man gas recently blown up his Tesla Model S in protest at the cost of replacement batteries. Here’s the story from YouTube:

    1. Hahaha – in holyday language: Hohoho -, History is full of experiences with Finns, and even bigger ones had to learn: don’t mess with Finns.

    2. Someone with similar problems replaced the batteries with a 6.2 litre V8 from a Chevrolet Camaro. They named the car ‘Ice-T’.

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