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  # 1727253 27-Feb-2017 16:46
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joker97:...

 

Practical means you can actually fit people and stuff in it, ..

 

 

Toyota Starlet 1998 (3.7M long, 1.3L). Was carrying:

 

- Family of 4 (two adults at the back);

 

- 240L fridge;

 

- Single Bed;

 

- 3.3M Steel Pole;

 

- 3x60 KG Prius Batteries;

 

- 2 x Huge Office Desks

 

All of the above not simultaneously of course :-)

 

After 13 years of ownership at the age of 19 with no issues went to the new owner. Awesome car of all times!


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  # 1727712 28-Feb-2017 15:02
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Geese: As for why I don't like autos, when I say autos, I mean as in regular 4 speed autos (not tiptronic, they are fine as gears can be manually selected and held)... its because they drive me crazy on hills and/or windy roads when they can't make up their mind what gear they want to be in. For example, heading up a hill, its screaming in 2nd, so it drops to 3rd, but thats too tall so car bogs and loses speed, so it kicks down to 2nd, then its screaming, so it changes back to 3rd, and so on. I've only owned one auto which hasn't behaved like this and thats a Falcon because it had a large 4 litre engine so it had enough torque not to need to play gearbox silly buggers.

 

You do realise that with a regular 4-speed auto you don't have to leave the gear selector in drive? If the transmission keeps hunting between 2nd and 3rd when going up a hill, move the gear selector from drive back to 2. Same going down a steep hill - manually shift it into 2nd gear for increased engine braking.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1727719 28-Feb-2017 15:19
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A 4L Ford falcon with a 4 speed auto? Wow




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  # 1728031 1-Mar-2017 00:44
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CitizenErased:

You do realise that with a regular 4-speed auto you don't have to leave the gear selector in drive? If the transmission keeps hunting between 2nd and 3rd when going up a hill, move the gear selector from drive back to 2. Same going down a steep hill - manually shift it into 2nd gear for increased engine braking.



Yes I'm aware of how to use an automatic. My issue with automatics is kickdown. I want to leave it (locked) in third, but there is no option to do this.



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  # 1728032 1-Mar-2017 00:44
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joker97: A 4L Ford falcon with a 4 speed auto? Wow


Wow what?

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