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  Reply # 966446 13-Jan-2014 21:07 Send private message

jarledb: I agree with you there. Don't need a huge engine to enjoy that, but a fairly light and well put together sports car will let you enjoy the twists and turns of corners.


That's why I got the MR2.
When I first got it, I was a little scared and thought it was too fast. Wherever I accelerated I got the stomach dropping feeling.
But now I'm used to it I wish I had that feeling back :(.







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  Reply # 966505 13-Jan-2014 22:26 Send private message

networkn: 2011 BMW 335i Twin Turbo Touring Wagon. Previously Audi S4 v8 4.2L (for Sale), and 2 Subaru Legacy GT-B Spec's and an Outback 3.0L.

Next car: Audi S4 Avant or RS4 Avant.


Not a huge fan of the BMW then? 

I had a loaner RS5 for a day a few months ago, that thing was incredible.









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  Reply # 966527 14-Jan-2014 01:31

In ownership order:

72 datsun 1200 sedan. Beautiful car and fast. Rusted away sadly.
77 suzuki fronte two stroke 600cc. Rust killed it too.
78 suzuki lj50 convertible jeep with a Toyota 1300. Another rusty end...
72 Datsun 240z, still have it in the garage. I will never sell this car. I am too attached to it. *
89 Mazda 626 wagon. Auto. Eventually lost 2nd gear after 220,000ks
87 suzuki samurai 413 with a Toyota 4age engine- completely insane.
86 Mitsubishi mirage Geneva. Auto
87 Subaru justy RS 4wd. First and last used jap import. Didn't like the lack of history.
93 mazda mx5 limited. Last fling of fun before kids arrived.
99 Mazda 626 wagon. Auto. Ex lease. Never got rid of the kids car sickness smell...
88 Mitsubishi mirage.
85 nissan 300zx. Auto. Second thirstiest car I've had.
96 Toyota corolla. Bought it cheap, Ex work
98 ford falcon wagon. Another cheapie, Ex work. Auto. Thirstiest car 15l/100kms but fuel was $1.20 then.
03 suzuki jimny.
96 fiat punto cabriolet. My first and last European car. (Don't hate them, but why are the indicators on the wrong side?)

currently:
06 Subaru impreza wagon. Auto. Wife's current daily drive still going strong, but thirsty around town.
11 suzuki jimny. My daily drive, makes me smile! Fourth suzuki jeep for me. Body rolls like crazy, but so fun.
93 Mazda mx5 limited (yes, another one!!! for the kids to learn in, and reminds me of the near new one I had in the day). dents on every panel but best convertible ever IMO

* = favourite car.


Edited as the memories came back...




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  Reply # 966545 14-Jan-2014 07:30 Send private message

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  Reply # 966554 14-Jan-2014 08:24 One person supports this post Send private message

jarledb: I love that high powered cars are not taxed to death here in NZ. In Norway these cars would be way too expensive because of taxation of larger engines.

BUT, I have to admit I am not sure when a high powered car is actually of any use here in NZ?!


I prefer a smaller engine with a turbo for NZ roads, great on twisty roads and also pretty good for overtaking :-)




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  Reply # 966638 14-Jan-2014 10:15 Send private message

hdinsider: In ownership order:

72 datsun 1200 sedan. Beautiful car and fast. Rusted away sadly.
77 suzuki fronte two stroke 600cc. Rust killed it too.
78 suzuki lj50 convertible jeep with a Toyota 1300. Another rusty end...
72 Datsun 240z, still have it in the garage. I will never sell this car. I am too attached to it. *
89 Mazda 626 wagon. Auto. Eventually lost 2nd gear after 220,000ks
87 suzuki samurai 413 with a Toyota 4age engine- completely insane.
86 Mitsubishi mirage Geneva. Auto
87 Subaru justy RS 4wd. First and last used jap import. Didn't like the lack of history.
93 mazda mx5 limited. Last fling of fun before kids arrived.
99 Mazda 626 wagon. Auto. Ex lease. Never got rid of the kids car sickness smell...
88 Mitsubishi mirage.
85 nissan 300zx. Auto. Second thirstiest car I've had.
96 Toyota corolla. Bought it cheap, Ex work
98 ford falcon wagon. Another cheapie, Ex work. Auto. Thirstiest car 15l/100kms but fuel was $1.20 then.
03 suzuki jimny.
96 fiat punto cabriolet. My first and last European car. (Don't hate them, but why are the indicators on the wrong side?)

currently:
06 Subaru impreza wagon. Auto. Wife's current daily drive still going strong, but thirsty around town.
11 suzuki jimny. My daily drive, makes me smile! Fourth suzuki jeep for me. Body rolls like crazy, but so fun.
93 Mazda mx5 limited (yes, another one!!! for the kids to learn in, and reminds me of the near new one I had in the day). dents on every panel but best convertible ever IMO

* = favourite car.


Edited as the memories came back...


Lucky Bugger, the 240Z are worth a fortune now. 

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  Reply # 966679 14-Jan-2014 11:08 Send private message

2010 Mazda MPS

Loving It.

2010 Mazda MPS

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