What Car do you Drive..?

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Re: What Car do you Drive..?

Unread post by sheer64 » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 8:34 pm

I drive a LEMON.

2002 Mazda Tribute - really a Ford Escape. I get 5km/litre or 20l per 100km. The SUV is dangerous from new with multiple problems and should have been recalled and the money given back to the poor suckers who bought them. Reason I have it my back went and I found it too hard to get in and out of a car so I bought a cheap 2nd hand SUV. Now I know why it was cheap! Spent about two grand getting it reliable but could spend another ten and would still be a LEMON!
Arise Sir Waste Anasta, Tool of the highest order!


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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 8:44 pm

Russell wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 7:23 pm
2000 Mazda 626 - wife has three ruptured discs and cannot drive anything else as the seats slope to much for her back. If she isn't driving she has to sit in the back.
I don't know if this helps Russ , but one of the reasons the Mrs liked the IX 35 was because it was more upright for her back after her back surgery

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Unread post by Spud Murphy » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 8:46 pm

Kia Cerato SI Sedan & Kia Rio Hatch

My dream car is either a Rolls Royce or a Sherman Tank, depending on the occasion.

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Unread post by Munk » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 8:52 pm

Work car = 2015 '79 series single cab Cruiser
Home car = 2016 Everest Trend.
Dream car = no point.

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Unread post by Lidcombe Magpie » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 9:25 pm

Black SS ute, thinking about putting a big white V on the bonnet hahaha

Dream car 246 Dino


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Unread post by Spartan117 » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 9:29 pm

family car is a Tarago.. my car is a BMW X6.

very blessed.

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Unread post by Phantom_Tiger » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 9:38 pm

Daily driver is 2010 SS Commodore 6 Litre 6 Speed.

Dream car 355 stroker 1971 HQ Premier. :D

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Unread post by jadtiger » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 10:00 pm

Drive a Mazda 3.
Dream car probably E type Jag or Ford GT40 have very fond memories of Ford Falcon GTHO

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Unread post by formerguest » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 10:32 pm

Gave up the SS Ute a couple of weeks before the young fella was due, buying a Hyundai SUV as a family car (ridiculously cheaper with leather seats sunroof etc than the competition at the time) and a Hilux around the same time in 2010.

Of late, the missus is forever in my ear about getting a more sporty car for her to drive, but I keep resisting as it has only done 50,000km odd and not missed a beat despite sporadic servicing and copping an occasional beating from impatient me.

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Unread post by tigerap » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 7:44 am

Work: Mazda 6
Home: A250
Dream: AMG C63

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Unread post by andrew 474 » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 7:56 am

Work, 2014 Forrester. Change over next year

Wife , 2011 Ford Fiesta Z Tec , had this 6 years , great small car , wife drives it to work , shopping , kids run round , 1 tank fuel per month

Mine 1998 Clubsport Commodore , had this since 2000 , been great car ,only 170 ,000 km runs great , key to it serviced every 7 000 km , replaced Altinator and radiator only


Dream Car , new Mustang

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Unread post by Peter B » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:30 am

2004 Holden Monaro (black) with a few enhancements...

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Unread post by TrueTiger » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:37 am

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 7:38 pm
TrueTiger wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 6:54 pm
I reckon if it gets you from A to B in one piece ...who cares what the bloody things called...
You mean an environmental disaster of a rust bucket TT, something the EPA take photos of and send round the world
No hap,I don't believe in driving cars that aren't roadworthy or smoke billowing rust buckets,I was refering to company names such as Mercedes,Lambourginis etc,if its cheap and works well such as the lower end priced cars that are affordable,then it doesn't matter as long as it does the job its made to do...I have never been one to buy a car that is highly priced just because it is prestigious to drive..
You may see me struggle...but you will never see me quit... :D

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Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 10:22 am

TrueTiger wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:37 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 7:38 pm
TrueTiger wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 6:54 pm
I reckon if it gets you from A to B in one piece ...who cares what the bloody things called...
You mean an environmental disaster of a rust bucket TT, something the EPA take photos of and send round the world
No hap,I don't believe in driving cars that aren't roadworthy or smoke billowing rust buckets,I was refering to company names such as Mercedes,Lambourginis etc,if its cheap and works well such as the lower end priced cars that are affordable,then it doesn't matter as long as it does the job its made to do...I have never been one to buy a car that is highly priced just because it is prestigious to drive..
Yeah was taking the piss mate

Yeah all of us are after the best value for money we can or are prepared to spend

I'm quite happy with any model or brand as long as it seems a quality piece of workmanship

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Unread post by barra » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 11:56 am

Pajero 4WD manual diesel. Always need a vehicle that tows well and doesn't mind being off the bitumen. Has been very lean on fuel and a pretty good car.

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Unread post by Russell » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 12:05 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 8:44 pm
Russell wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 7:23 pm
2000 Mazda 626 - wife has three ruptured discs and cannot drive anything else as the seats slope to much for her back. If she isn't driving she has to sit in the back.
I don't know if this helps Russ , but one of the reasons the Mrs liked the IX 35 was because it was more upright for her back after her back surgery
Any help is appreciated HT. We had a look at a few new cars a couple of years ago - all to no avail.

My dream car though would be a Morgan +4 (British racing green of course).

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Unread post by UnderTheBus » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 12:26 pm

Sold my Proton Jumbuck recently and upgraded to a Toyota Hilux (quite the upgrade)

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Unread post by TripleB » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 12:30 pm

Harvey wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 5:40 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 5:30 pm
Harvey wrote:
Thu 07 Dec, 2017 5:15 pm
2012 Falcon XR6. Was the only non SUV that you could put 3 car seats in the back of.
Next one will be a 7 seater. Thinking of Outlander, but open to suggestions
Depends on your budget Harvey

The 2wd 7 seater Outlander is under $30 k atm
That would be the top end of the scale. I never buy new cars. Demos and new used cars save you a fortune
Not sure with the current model, but 3 or 4 years ago we were looking at the Outlander 7 seater, and dropped it quickly after seeing the third row seat. Back then it was this fold up contraption that did not look sturdy or comfortable. Not sure what they are like now. We ended up with a Kluger... Very happy with it and have replaced it with another Kluger since.

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