Where did the Cabbies go??

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Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by bLac K aBriOleT89 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:23 am

Don't know what happened in my area but I use to see cabbies more often...I know, It has never been a cabby paradise or something similar like the West Coast or Florida, but I use to see, at least, let say one or two here and there.
But over the last year or so, I have seen none, zero, nada. I saw a red 87 in a local shop meet that is being rescued, and one of the shop owners owns a 87 too, but those don't count! I also had located a red/white top (pre 88) in my neighborhood!, don't see it anymore in that driveway.

Where did the cabbies go?
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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by CalAltaDubber » Mon May 20, 2013 9:25 pm

That's an interesting comment.

I still see several around here. But you are probably right. On her site, Kamy estimates that of the 388,000 built, and sold world wide, about 1/3 are left.

To the dark side of the question, I did see two of them at my local wrecker on Friday.
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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by kamzcab86 » Fri May 24, 2013 9:08 pm

They're dropping like flies, Juan. They're getting sent to the junkyards at a nearly record pace. :( But, there's still plenty out there that are probably spending most of their time hiding in their garages.

I saw one on the road in Nor. Ariz. the other day and nearly drove off the road I was in such shock. The only one I ever see around my area is my own... I did see a fellow white '86 Best Seller at the local VW shop when I picked my van up; that poor Cab was in pretty rough shape.

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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by CalAltaDubber » Fri May 24, 2013 10:25 pm

kamzcab86 wrote:They're dropping like flies, Juan. They're getting sent to the junkyards at a nearly record pace. :( But, there's still plenty out there that are probably spending most of their time hiding in their garages.

I saw one on the road in Nor. Ariz. the other day and nearly drove off the road I was in such shock. The only one I ever see around my area is my own... I did see a fellow white '86 Best Seller at the local VW shop when I picked my van up; that poor Cab was in pretty rough shape.
I'm not so sure Kamz,

If anything I have seen quite a few around here lately. Even at Das Volks we had six of them in each of the last two years and the only return cars were my two.

It could be a local thing, but they are still here :D
Phil

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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by bLac K aBriOleT89 » Fri May 24, 2013 10:55 pm

kamzcab86 wrote: spending most of their time hiding in their garages.
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lol, like mine?
1989 Graphite Black Metallic Cabriolet

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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by CalAltaDubber » Fri May 24, 2013 10:58 pm

bLac K aBriOleT89 wrote:
kamzcab86 wrote: spending most of their time hiding in their garages.
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lol, like mine?
That's where mine are right now. Only because it's raining.
Phil

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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by E30blitz » Sat May 25, 2013 6:22 pm

bLac K aBriOleT89 wrote:
kamzcab86 wrote: spending most of their time hiding in their garages.
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lol, like mine?

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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by bLac K aBriOleT89 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:28 pm

Well after two years, yes, two years! Finally saw an EA edition in a mall parking lot! Not the best example, but hey...a cabby is a cabby!
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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by Calimus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:55 am

I see a few sprinkled on my commute every so often. It's good to see them out there still. I've begun clearing out the garage finally (how did I get soooo much crap?) so that I can start back on the cabby and get Mr's TRF Admin back in her favorite toy.
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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by bLac K aBriOleT89 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:12 am

Oh yeah, you have to keep Mrs. TRF Admin happy!
1989 Graphite Black Metallic Cabriolet

2005 BMW X3 3.0i - Sapphire Black Metallic

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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by CalAltaDubber » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:36 pm

Well, there's an '87 just around the corner from me, I keep going by to see if he's home.
Phil

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'88 Cabriolet, "Posh Bunny"
'04 Golf
'12 Golf Wagon TDI
'69 Manx type Dune Buggy (New Toy)

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Re: Where did the Cabbies go??

Post by 84Vert » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:47 pm

There is an 85 across the lake from us, I just get jealous because their's is running and mine is not:(
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