The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. cheetahmk7

    cheetahmk7 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of budget do you have in mind?
     


  2. cheetahmk7

    cheetahmk7 Well-Known Member

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    Missus cheetah won't be saying much if you have your foot on the loud pedal of an XFR. She will be holding onto the jesus bar and wailing.

    It's a lovely car to drive, even with the least powerful engine available. 175KW still propels it along and it handles well. Leather everywhere and it has a sports suspension package
     
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    Well thanks for that Wil.

    Yeah - $40k-$70k. Unless you can find a old bomb somewhere. Do love them though. A lot.

    All the oldies cost a fortune now... all the muscle cars (Torana, Monaro etc).

    You can pick up an early series RX7s (1 and 2) for under $20. I had a Series 1 with a 13B in it... nice.

    My bro had a Lancia Beta, and an Alpa GTV; my other brother's wife had a Fiat X19. All lovely to drive and horrible to own. I'm scared of European cars.

    I'm gunna talk to The Captian Of My Destiny about a Brumby. It'll touch a sentimental memory for her as her dad had one. She loves them too.
     
  5. cheetahmk7

    cheetahmk7 Well-Known Member

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    I'm impatient waiting for a budget, and sick of work, so I'll get staryted
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    Buchanan $32k
    Bolwell Mk7, Nagari
    Ford Capri or Escort
    TVR Any of the 60's or 70's models. The older the model the better they look
    Triumph TR 5/6/7, Spitfire
    Alfa Romeo - Lots to choose from. A Giuletta Sprint maybe?
    Datsun 240Z
    Mazda RX7 S1/2/3/6
    Daimler SP250
    Lotus - Elan, Elise, Europa, Esprit
    Studebaker Avanti
     
  6. bbp

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    I'm actually car hunting too. Rather different criteria though.
    One vehicle to do it all. I have loved my old Hiace van, but the rust monster has caught hold, and it's just not worth the money to revive it again before rego in December. But its gotta be a sensible inner city lockable tradie vehicle and I've decided 4wd, because I adore getting away to remote places to camp with noone else around. The old Hiace does surprisingly well on 4wd tracks, but I did get caught out in Jan on a swim, ice, food and beer run when it rained while we were out, and there was no chance driving back into camp, so it a was a 2km 50kg esky trolley walk back in.
    Vans work for me, rather than utes, and I was so close to grey importing a 3-5yo JDM 4wd Hiace, but it's almost impossible to find English details of the not proper offroad spec constant 4wd bits they seem not to share with any Aussie delivered Toyota, and I reckon it's just not sensible to not be able to buy spares for such bits locally; plus they're all glass all round, not tradie solid side panels. Still pretty basic but, and likely $25k, but I could swap all my existing shelving in. Risky choice for a commercial vehicle?So I've kinda gone off that idea. ?
    Which leaves utes. Spacecab preferred for me, not dualcab, I want a decent sized tray/load area, which puts you in povvo spec generally. I was watching Pickles auctions but 5yo, out of warranty, 100k kms, partial service histories, no test drives possible, granted sometimes with some decent upgrades and with a service body or decent toolboxes are still up near $30k. Crikey. I could buy a brand new demo Isuzu DMax LSU for $40k with 5yrs warranty, servicing capped at less than $400 per year for 5yrs, 5yrs roadside assistance and some decent mod cons rather than pov spec. I'd have to spend another few grand to make it practical and toolsafe though.
    I really dunno. Assuming I stick with teaching and running my own business though, it just might be worth the tax writeoff for the next few years to buy my first ever new vehicle? Opinions?
     
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    Are any of the Chinese, Korean or Indian brands on sale in Oz?

    Great Wall
    Ssangyong
    Haval

    Priced well here in NZ
     
  8. bbp

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    Nice find. Am I assuming you agree with a new Isuzu as a better choice?
    But that's the povspec, not a great deal better inside than a 90s Hiace.
    I liked this one. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Isuzu-D-MAX-2018/OAG-AD-16271504/?Cr=0
    But the bed would likely still have to go, and yeah, is there really $5k worth of extras? Metallic paint and bumpers, sidesteps, satnav, usb, nicer trim, reversing camera, bigger screen and climate vs aircon, 17" alloys, ceiling lights, less rear leafs, a bloody passenger sunvisor mirror. Fark.
     
  9. bbp

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    A mate of mine sells Ssangyongs. I must admit it still makes me grimace. Are they better than that now though? I know either of the Isuzu's above would likely sell for almost the same money as paid in a couple of years, not so sure about those though.
    Ah, dualcab only, so too short a tray, no good.
     
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    Ssangyongs have improved. My brother in law who is very particular about his 4WDs has had a couple
     
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    The best thing about owning ssanyongs is when you are driving you don't have to look at the fucking horrible outside of them
     
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    AFLX is bloody terrible. If they want to play a modified pre season game on a smaller pitch play the international rules with an oval ball
     
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    So when you make sure the coppers have all locked their driver's doors you're a good bloke yeah?
     
  14. paulambry

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    Oops - sorry Cheetah - I missed your post. It depends on what sort of Appropriate Bill I can get through the Upper House. I haven't even done the First Reading yet.

    The Buchanan isn't your is it?
     
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    My daughter is a mechanic and worked for a while at a Jeep / Great Wall dealer. She said they were truly awful. The Mahindra 4WDs on the other hand... I know a few farmers who swear by them. They do a 4wd single cab ute I think.

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    "Finely balanced... like a pair of Match shotguns."

     
  17. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    And the winner is ......Predator!

    News just in. Predator wins academy award for best picture for the 31st year running.
     
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  18. cheetahmk7

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    No but I like the low volume Aussie cars of the era. Manufacturers like JWF, Buckle, Ascort, Prad, KM, Bolwell, Elfin etc.
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  19. classic1

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    From now on, the Herald Sun should be referred to as the pedo supporting Herald Sun. Rockspider enablers. Same with Sky. In fact, how about the rockspider supporting news limited organisation?
     
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