I love it!
Where are Daisy & Onslow?? #keepingupappearances
COMPLETELY off topic- My Dad named his cat “Onslo” after this beloved character.
Daisy and Onslow’s house was the first thing that I thought of too. My wife and I both love that show.
Dave, that is a *great* name for a cat.
Is there a dog living in one of those cars?
That’s what I thought, too!
first thing I though of too!
I thought “looks like England” and then a few seconds later “Daisy and Onslow’s house!”
My first thought too.
Two cars that were quite popular here in Uruguay. In order of disappearance….some 20 years difference. Then again, that yard has seen better days.
Is that the space that is known as the “forecourt”?
Supposedly a front garden as the house also has a garage alongside (with a new DS3). Both have been there six plus years, but I suspect for the Escort you could add another ten or more years to that.
British license plates right? I am surprised that zoning allows for that, but what do I know. There must be an entrance off to the right since I do not see how the cars were crammed in there.
The double gates are wide enough to drive through and lead diagonally to the right of the building to the garage (which looks contemporary to the house). The Xsara must have been backed in. Checking Streetview the it looked fairly recently parked up in 2009 without obvious damage, but with a small weed growing in front of it. The Escort was already very rusty. Perhaps the neighbours are very tolerant, but I’m glad I don’t live next door to there. If they were repairing cars on the front that would be a different story.
Thank you for the information.
I don’t mind someone working on their car in the front yard as I did as a youth with my Beetle or at 61 years old with my current Ford Escape. However, the above entices mice, rats, and even snakes here in the deep south.
In a rural situation, no problem. In a developed area, I would complain if I was the neighbor.
I know the feeling so well. I have been very lucky though. After 15 years of motoring I sold my Xedos on Saturday to a 19 year old, living at home, whose Dad has a similar Xedos and a Mazda 6, and three mid-nineties 626s ! Since his Dad does body repairs in a Toyota main dealer he has the ability to give the Xedos the respray it so desperately needs. My car will live-on, and I’ve cleared the attic of Mazda parts after 21 years of Mazda ownership. Now I can sleep at night.
And now I can start filling the attic with Honda parts…..
Citroën Xsara… Even the junkyard don’t want it.
MK2 Escort and a Xsara, had one of each the Escort was crap the Xsara was a great car
I had a Xsara ’98 in 2002 after 2 years with a GM Astra ’94. The Astra was robust like a mutt, the Xsara, frail and troublesome like a yorkshire terrier… beautiful design, but it was not built to go outside the city.
My 98 Xsara did seven years service with few issues its a diesel with the bullet proof 1905 turbo engine, its still in use I gave it to my daughter mileage would be approaching 500,000kms. it went everywhere and lots of highway running.
Count me in as yet another who immediately thought of Onslow. My Anglophilia goes beyond cars and motorcycles, though I have been able to keep things in check by not actually ever owning British vehicles (other than Dinky/Corgi/Matchbox), and just watching British TV and reading British websites and magazines.
I live in the UK and there is a house I drive past every day with a Volvo 240 decaying in the front garden… how the owner managed to squeeze it in there I don’t know! Its been there for a few years.
Up until a few years ago, over here scrap cars had little or no value, sometimes you would be lucky if the scrapyard would take a car off you for free. Nowadays you can typically get £50 – £100 scrap value but that might explain why there are so many scrap cars, slowly rotting away on driveways. That and sentimental value/hoarding I suppose.
Well the 240 was known as a brick, and the neighbours do have brick front fences, so…
“Sometimes it’s hard to said goodbye!”
I guess this is how Jack Arnold felt in the Wonder Years episode “The Family Car” when he saw his old car going to the scrap yard.
Both Escort and Xsara finally went at the end of October 2021. Still some weeds left though.
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