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  Reply # 405565 16-Nov-2010 21:38 Send private message

Wow...the responses are heavily tipped towards fancier vehicles. Let me throw my cheap response. I drive a red 1999 Toyota Hiace diesel ex-courier van...with mag wheels no less...and dog cages in the back!

Android user, .NET developer, a semi-typical (not a gamer) geek, and a Bernese Mountain Dog nut!

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  Reply # 405570 16-Nov-2010 21:52 Send private message

1gkar: Another one for Altezza. In my case, the sport wagon Gita. 2 litre v6 in-line auto. Very smooth drive & the better build quality associated with Lexus. Enough room for overnight bags & golf clubs or two Wink

Are you a member on ?Cool 
Haven't worried about it. Occasionally visited the forum about servicing tips, etc. but had more luck on the UK site.

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The Game.
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Think Concepts

  Reply # 405571 16-Nov-2010 21:54 Send private message

I think I am the worst one around here:

1996 Holden (Opel Rebrand) Vectra, 2L that doesn't like working properly, was awesome at the start when I first bought it less than a year ago, but now it's had quite a bit of repair work, etc and the engine just decides to cut out when it feels like it, and the computer keeps shutting off a cylinder despite there being nothing wrong with it.

Other than that, when the car does work it's a real joy to drive, and looks really nice (Metallic Dark Blue with Tinted Windows) - Would take a photo except I really do need to clean it, the pollin is attacking at the moment and I am finding after a day it's dirty again >.<

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 405573 16-Nov-2010 21:57 Send private message

This is a thread where we post our cars and Mauricio gives away his PT Cruiser right?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 405580 16-Nov-2010 22:08 Send private message

2000 2.0L 4WD Toyota Caldina
(picture is missing the ski racks it currently has on it)
black car

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  Reply # 405581 16-Nov-2010 22:11 Send private message

Mazda 6, GSX Sedan 2006

Not exciting but practical.

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  Reply # 405593 16-Nov-2010 22:34 Send private message

hey, i drive a 2000 1.8t passat:

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  Reply # 405595 16-Nov-2010 22:36 Send private message

New baby purchased in the last few weeks.


Panther Kallista 1.6, somewhere less than 1500 produced, this one is a 1984 1.6L 5 speed manual.  

Hand built by Panther Westwinds in the UK, aluminium body on a steel box chassis.  Ford 1.6 CVH under the bonnet (Escort XR3 amongst others), front wheels & brakes are same as Cortina, rear wheels, diff, brakes are same as Capri, gearbox is 5 speed Sierra.  Much of the rest is Panther's own.

Style is clearly drawn from Morgan (4/4 etc).  Both hand built cars, in the 30s roadster style, main difference is this is aluminium and morgans are wood, oh, and about 5 times the price.

Panther Westwinds no longer exists sadly.

Needed a little doing for a WOF but no majors, it's all legal now, and just a totally beautiful car to drive, got some pep too.


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My hobby - listing small amounts of interesting/useful hobby electronic components hardware and stuff on Trademe for cheap, all good geek stuff for the "maker" revolution ;-)

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Reply # 405596 16-Nov-2010 22:36 Send private message

Psilan: This is a thread where we post our cars and Mauricio gives away his PT Cruiser right?

From Twitter:

Thanks, but no thanks.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 405605 16-Nov-2010 23:01 Send private message

I Drive a 1.6 1996 Subaru Impreza GL 5 speed manual.
Not that flash but she's cheap on fuel which is a bonus and it's has been a very reliable vehicle over the two years I have owned her.

New clutch
New Cv's
Tinted windows
4 star Dynatron alarm (Dual Immobiliser) insurance approved 
Led grill lights Amber coloured 
Rainbow Siren
Beltronics Sti Driver radar detector
Police Scanner
Boom box 
4 3 way 6 by 9's speakers
Tom Tom XL 340 GPS unit

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  Reply # 405623 16-Nov-2010 23:48 Send private message

1989 Nissan EXA, black. It's only the second car I've ever owned (first was a smurf blue 1989 Austin Metro which I wrote off Yell) and I've owned it for the majority of its life. I've spent a fair bit on repairs over the years (change the cambelt - lesson learned!), but overall I'd say it's pretty reliable. Reliable enough to keep it around until it finally dies anyway.

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  Reply # 405661 17-Nov-2010 07:16 Send private message

Psilan: This is a thread where we post our cars and Mauricio gives away his PT Cruiser right?

From Twitter:

Thanks, but no thanks.

Ouch!!  That is one hell of a service!  What did they sting you on Mauricio? Parts or Labour?

My Commodore goes in for service only every once and a while, but oil changes and regular stuff is done by me.

Got a friend who works for Holden who ,if im lucky, can squeeze me to run a full computer diag on her.

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  Reply # 405663 17-Nov-2010 07:25 Send private message

1996 Honda CRV, but more often a Honda CBR motorcycle

that would be an ecumenical matter

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  Reply # 405683 17-Nov-2010 08:29 Send private message

Mazda Rx8 2003 - XCON
13b Rotary
6 speed manual
leather interior
18" alloys standard

Maz RX8

XCON rear



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  Reply # 405714 17-Nov-2010 09:20 Send private message

Full car ownership history...

1973 Nissan Datsun 1200 Coupe - was all original with no rust. . Should have kept it, collectors item now.
1983 Mitsubishi Tredia GLS - Damn that thing could motor :D
1991 Ford Telstar GL S/wagon - nice car, good power and plenty of room
1996 Subaru Legacy GT - Was pretty much GTB standard however. Damn nice car. Sold for house.
1995 Toyota Cynos Juno - Great little car, Id get another if I could. :)
1989 Mitsubishi Galant GLX - Mint condition for its age.
2004 Nissan Wingroad s/wagon - good little car, economical. Current car.

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