What car do you drive in real life?

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  1. Pete

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I was looking at a Forster S but that got snapped up. The Golf GTI is a serious option. I have had a look and they are a lot bigger inside than I expected. I also talked to a dealer today and he said that is possible to fit a tow hitch to them. So fitting a bike rack to the back is an option (not sure about the R though).

    Tempting, very very tempting. I just wish I could afford the R wagon now :)
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    Anon666 Destitute Gentleman Driver Team Raceonoz Super ROOZ

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    Had a road trip up to Bundy on the weekend and brought home a new toy. Was a fun trip with good food, good mates and a bar full of rum...yep every bottle there is rum. I got through 6 before my eyes got sleepy.
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    This little nugget of gold helped soothe my aching head the next morning. My Dad's 1974 Leyland Mini Clubman. Square front job still works for me and this is one of the last to be built...well put together anyway, in Australia.
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    Lots of work to be done on the old girl, and lots of work to be undone. She's got rego and is drivable and I've already drained a tank thinking up excuses to go for a drive! Anyone tempted by an old classic, my advice is to go for it. Hmmm come to think of it I've got a letter to post, might as well take the Mini!!!
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  3. Driftoz

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    nice ride anon, mighty car mod guys got a JDM mini from japan with fuel injection power steering aircon and wide body kit from factory. its now only mini in aust or world i think running a supercharger on E85
  4. Anon666

    Anon666 Destitute Gentleman Driver Team Raceonoz Super ROOZ

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    Yeah I watched their build. This little rocket won't ever get a/c or a supercharger, but I would like to look at the front end. Current tyres are very rubbish and got a feeling something under there has a leak. But it's amazing how 60kph can feel like 100 in a car like this.
  5. Confused Serval

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    Don't laugh, but I needed a cheap little runabout that I didn't care if it got a bit messed up in Sydney traffic after my motorbike gave in to old age. I get very OCD with cars, so having a cheap handbag of a car makes it alot easier to not worry about stone chips and the like.


    On an additional note, this thing weighs nothing (810kg from my rego slip) still has no power, but the tiny form makes it drive like a go kart (82ish BHP/Tonne so similar to owning a standard old mini). Still cruises on the highway and does it all while giving back 4.9ish combined, 6ish on the crap run from Mosman to Watsons bay, but as low as 3.2 on the coastal road between Sydney and Batemans Bay.

    Edit: yes if your wondering, on the highway strong gusts of wind, large passing trucks and any life form the size of a willy wag-tail up is frightening.

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  6. SuiCid3

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    this is my 1987 Supra, 1uzfe and 5 speed transplant. goes like the clappers,havent had it too long but a barrel of laughs to drive.. and its not a suzuki...

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  8. Confused Serval

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    well it was a demo! lucky (or unlucky) the demo wasn't the metallic pink colour. Preferably in the 4 speed auto.

    and who needs to go out on the town when you can enjoy the throb of a sub 1litre 3-cylinder. :inlove:
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  9. stucar17

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    What takes you down the Bay mate ?
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    Oh your username is such a lie
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  11. autech91

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    My old Suzuki would wipe the floor with that lol. It had a few less wheels though! Love the MK3 Supra, must go all right with that quad cam slapped in it. How does she handle after the swap? Didn't upset the cars balance too much.
    It was these that I blew the engine in my Pulsar racing, never miss a gear!
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    handles better than my 1ggte mk3 3 but its didnt have them TEMs variable suspension in it, and this ones got the larger brake rotors too, engine is actually lighter than the 6 cylinder engine they came out with
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    lol used to have a 1983 gemini with an 1.8l in it grew up with dads holdens, and had this username since i was 17 in the good old msn days, btw i doubt you are really beaker memememe
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    lets see how many i can remember (some were concurrent) in reverse chronological order we have
    2019 Golf RLine
    2015 VW Amarok Trendline 8sp auto (420 tdi mcta tune)
    VW Polo 2013 comfortline with 7sp Auto
    91 soarer 1jz much dollars spent
    R32 Skyline GTST 4 door with giant turbo and 5" cannon. (bought it like that) early mid life crisis?
    Ford Ka
    Toyota Seca
    Musso diesel new late 2005
    Misubishi L300 (worked petrol turbo)
    Toyota Prado GXL
    Toyota Corolla new in 2002 i think
    Daewoo Musso (with the 3.2 litre merc straight six, very quick 4wd back then) new in 98 (i think)
    Mitsubiushi Pajero
    EBII Falcon worked, lowered, gt body kit
    Holden Nova (wife's car when we met)
    Mk 1 Ford Escort totally rally'ised by previous owner( 2ltr 4 spd, welded diff, button clutch, custom interior)
    Toyota landcruiser petrol trayback
    25th Anniversary EF falcon (first digital dash i had seen)
    ZG Fairlane v8
    76 Centura with worked 265 (f'en quick, lasted 2 years)
    79 gemini first car (killed it in 3 months)

    Feels like i am missing a ford somewhere, thought i'd had more than 5
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  16. beakeroo

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    Nice, I looked at the Amarok when I bought the Colorado in July and almost went with it. The only thing I worried about was that I tow around 2t most of the time at work and I had fears of damaging the gearbox and having long wait times for parts from Singapore. They're a great tool though, my uncle (car dealer in UK) loves them. He deals in high end prestige cars and drives one of these around rather than the cars he sells.
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  17. Confused Serval

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    Family in Malua Bay, also love the area. We used to go to North Durras every Christmas, used to be since my dad was a child. Pity it is a bit expensive these days.
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    who is your family mate, i was born there and lived there till i was 22......my family still there now....small world !
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    Just got back from Hawaii, been driving this for the last couple of days.

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    Absolute beast of a car, V8 SS Camaro. I want one a lot. Got used to the left hand drive right away though I never got over 100mph in it as the highway was chockers and the north side of the island is just not built for it.