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  Reply # 964892 10-Jan-2014 20:00 Send private message

Talkiet: Currently this is what I don't drive...



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  Reply # 964917 10-Jan-2014 21:20 Send private message

BigMal: 

Though I have imported a newish car from Japan that should arrive in the next 10 days. 2008 Mazda Atenza Wagon. It'll be my first time owning a car built this millennium :-)


Be interested in seeing pics of that... mrs has a 2008 mazda 6  wagon.

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  Reply # 964929 10-Jan-2014 21:58 Send private message

lxsw20: 
The previous model was a let down to the Toyota reliability name, but I believe those one's aren't so bad.


I have had a 2003 model Avensis before. Did not have any problems with it, but at about 8 years old Toyota actually did a couple of repairs on it (callbacks) that was completely free of charge. That impressed me a lot.

This one has a unlimited kms 5 year warranty, so most mechanical problems (and some others) would be Toyotas problem. That said, they seem to take pride in making sure to deal with problems when they even remotely can be at fault.

For the 2003 model they replaced the engine on a LOT of cars because they were using too much oil. The engine was swapped at about 50.000 KMs on the one I had.




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  Reply # 964944 10-Jan-2014 22:20 Send private message

'06 Golf 2.0L TDI Sport

Exactly the same as this pic but with tints


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  Reply # 964946 10-Jan-2014 22:25 Send private message

BigMal: 1994 Toyota Corolla wagon with 250k on the clock.

Though I have imported a newish car from Japan that should arrive in the next 10 days. 2008 Mazda Atenza Wagon. It'll be my first time owning a car built this millennium :-)


Hey who did you import with? I have a very specific vehicle i'm after but don't know where to start or who totrust




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  Reply # 964972 10-Jan-2014 23:28 Send private message

I drive a manual transmission, grey, 1.3L, 1998 Mazda Demio

I bought it in 2007 for $7995 in Palmerston North.

I don't like wasting money on cars...so I use the "10/10" rule: About ten years old and under $10,000. My cars typically last a decade. 

This Demio has more space and headroom for driver and passengers than the Nissan Terrano I used to own. Hard to believe, but true. 

It cost $55-$60 to fill at current prices ($2.11.9 / litre at the Caltex around the corner). It does about 100km / 6 litres of petrol on the highway. If the air-con is on (very effective, too) then it does about 100km /7.5 litres. 




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  Reply # 964973 10-Jan-2014 23:32 Send private message

We have the only officially imported Toyota Alphard Hybrid in NZ, a Honda Jazz and a 12 year old Pajero for farm work and towing our Ifor Williams trailer.








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  Reply # 964975 10-Jan-2014 23:38 One person supports this post Send private message

Geektastic: We have the only officially imported Toyota Alphard Hybrid in NZ, a Honda Jazz and a 12 year old Pajero for farm work and towing our Ifor Williams trailer.


Probably not the market for consumer level buses in NZ.






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  Reply # 964980 11-Jan-2014 00:16 Send private message

when I have time, I like to drive one of these:



my current ride is this jeep.  first week I bought it (back in 20005/2006) I scratched the brand new paint dragging it through the forest:


the previous ride was a disco.  first week I bought it, I scratched it up in the forest:


before that I had a Toyota Surf which did a lot of offroad getting me to fishing spots up the far north

before the Surf I had a '74 Mitsubishi Galant Colt GTO (2L) which I completely rebuilt engine and bogged/sanded/painted up the body.  it looked something like the following, but in silver:


the first car I bought, for $200, was a sport skoda coupe.  I repainted it and sold it for a large profit about 3 years later :)  looked a lot like this, and was also yellow:




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  Reply # 965011 11-Jan-2014 08:20 Send private message

Psilan:
Geektastic: We have the only officially imported Toyota Alphard Hybrid in NZ, a Honda Jazz and a 12 year old Pajero for farm work and towing our Ifor Williams trailer.


Probably not the market for consumer level buses in NZ.


It's a high spec 7 seat mpv that retailed for the equivalent of NZ$80,000 when new. Not really a bus any more than an Estima! At 7l/100km it makes good economic sense if you drive 25000 km a year , too.








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  Reply # 965014 11-Jan-2014 08:27 Send private message

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BigMal: 1994 Toyota Corolla wagon with 250k on the clock.

Though I have imported a newish car from Japan that should arrive in the next 10 days. 2008 Mazda Atenza Wagon. It'll be my first time owning a car built this millennium :-)


Hey who did you import with? I have a very specific vehicle i'm after but don't know where to start or who totrust


I used IBC Japan.  I had a few friends who used them and from my virgin car importing experience it's an incredibly easy process.  The hardest part is waiting for the ship to arrive :-)

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  Reply # 965016 11-Jan-2014 08:31 Send private message

blakamin:
BigMal: 

Though I have imported a newish car from Japan that should arrive in the next 10 days. 2008 Mazda Atenza Wagon. It'll be my first time owning a car built this millennium :-)


Be interested in seeing pics of that... mrs has a 2008 mazda 6  wagon.


It hasn't arrived yet but from the Japanese site:




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2000 Subaru Version 6 WRX STI:



NZ new, 88,000kms.  Absolutely love it.  Goes like a rocket :)




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  Reply # 965028 11-Jan-2014 09:49 Send private message

BigMal:I used IBC Japan.  I had a few friends who used them and from my virgin car importing experience it's an incredibly easy process.  The hardest part is waiting for the ship to arrive :-)


My family used IBC to bring in a few cars. They had good success with them.






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  Reply # 965036 11-Jan-2014 10:10 Send private message

Regs:
... first week I bought it (back in 20005 ...


Wow! Can I borrow your time machine. It would be great to see what cars are like in 20005! ;-)

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