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  Reply # 405775 17-Nov-2010 10:29 Send private message

2006 Dodge Ram Laramie 2500 diesel - 350 HP, 600lb/foot torque (or is it NM?)
Bought in Texas, along with the 5th wheel RV.
Pulls like nothing else! We never hold up traffic, and the trailer weighs 5.5 ton.

Also got a Nissan Presage everyday car, a 1973 Sunbeam Rapier tucked away in a garage in our house at 90 Mile Beach, and a 96 Honda CRV for getting to beach house (it's a rugged road...)






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  Reply # 405813 17-Nov-2010 11:18 Send private message

My most recently purchased car, a 1998 Ford Mondeo, when it came time to sell, nobody wanted it. I dropped the price down and down, and in the end it was $300 and STILL nobody wanted it, so I took the goodies off and kicked it in, then took it to the car crusher.

But my faithful Honda cars have done 200,000kms combined, and the worst problem was a water pump which crapped out, and even then it still drove ~300km before completely blowing the seal (I was out of town so had to make an attempt to get home).


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  Reply # 405818 17-Nov-2010 11:28 Send private message

IlDuce: My most recently purchased car, a 1998 Ford Mondeo, when it came time to sell, nobody wanted it. I dropped the price down and down, and in the end it was $300 and STILL nobody wanted it, so I took the goodies off and kicked it in, then took it to the car crusher.

But my faithful Honda cars have done 200,000kms combined, and the worst problem was a water pump which crapped out, and even then it still drove ~300km before completely blowing the seal (I was out of town so had to make an attempt to get home).



Finally, a Honda!

I agree, have found them obscenely reliable.....until my latest 97 Prelude, which is the tidiest out of all the cars I've ever owned blew its tiptronic transmission after one week of ownership. I found out after a bit of research that they are notorious for breaking. The silver lining is that it's a great reason to do a manual conversion.....the kit arrived yesterday along with a few other goodies. Hondas FTW.

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  Reply # 405825 17-Nov-2010 11:36 Send private message

I have a 1996 Honda Civic. 280,000 kms on it so far. Owned it since 110,000 km. Only non-routine replacements have been a battery, radiator and a couple of suspension bushings.

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  Reply # 405839 17-Nov-2010 12:08 Send private message

Mitsubishi Lancer SP 2002.

Cost $14,000 to buy with 60,000k's on it in 2003. I'll drive it into the ground so I should get pretty good value for money.

No repairs needed so far. I do get it serviced once a year though.




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  Reply # 405840 17-Nov-2010 12:11 Send private message

1984 Nissan Sunny - was a piece of crap
1992 Nissan Skyline GTS-t - went well, till I crashed
1994 Mitsubishi L300 - went ok for a work hack
1996 Nissan Sentra - went fine, used little petrol
1991 Mitsubishi VR4 - went alright, but sounded like a tractor
1974 Datsun 120Y - fully kitted up, went well till some girl hit me and wrote it off
1991 Subaru Legacy GT - went well
1988 Mitsubishi L200 - another good work hack
1992 Nissan Skyline GTS-t - went great, fully kitted out, GTR bodykit, front mount
1976 Triumph 2500TC - sounded like a plane taking off
1989 Nissan Skyline GTS4 - went very nicely, gripped the road like nothing else
1994 Toyota Corolla GLX - good car, reliable and used little gas, where my purchasing of cars hit a brick wall and I realised a house was a better investment(2007)

Currently:
1999 Nissan Pulsar hatch - fine, 600kms to a tank, saves me money
1999 Suzuki FXR 150 - fun for training on, but I need to upgrade fast


 




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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  Reply # 405842 17-Nov-2010 12:12 Send private message

a car

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Master Geek


  Reply # 405848 17-Nov-2010 12:28 Send private message

Used to drive a Nissan Skyline
 
Now drive a Mazda 3 MPS. Switched due to the need for more room to fit band gear. 


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  Reply # 405854 17-Nov-2010 12:39 Send private message

1997 Toyota Supra, nice car to drive.

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  Reply # 405865 17-Nov-2010 12:58 Send private message

1st car 1992 Mazda 323 - Sedan 5 speed manual (Original XCON) - sold 2006
Mazda 323

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Currently...
1991 - toyota corrolla - 5 speed manual - no power steering,no central locking, windy windows, doesnt beep to say you left the lights on , very good on petrol Laughing

corolla

and also have the rx8 currently

rx8

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  Reply # 405891 17-Nov-2010 13:46 One person supports this post Send private message

Nothing but Black Holden SS-V Goodness





Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink

             

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  Reply # 405902 17-Nov-2010 14:17 Send private message

2008 SV1000SK7


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  Reply # 405924 17-Nov-2010 14:56 Send private message

Well if we are doing bikes, then I have two currently:

 
1987 Honda VTZ250



1997 BMW F650 Strada

The Strada I got last week through swapping my old 1991 VSPEC MX5, I'm not sure that I'll keep it though.




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  Reply # 405938 17-Nov-2010 15:24 Send private message

Drive not Ride fellas ....Tongue out




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  Reply # 405942 17-Nov-2010 15:28 Send private message

maverick: Drive not Ride fellas ....Tongue out


oh stink!!  sorry my bad - thought i'd sneak it in there!

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