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1993 VP wagon turns 20. Gods War Chariot

Vp4ever

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Paid $3k in 2005 - 112000km 1 owner.
Odometer failed at 126000. Done about 200.

Current faults
Cracked windscreen $275
Needs rear muffler assy & rubbers $300?

It goes anywhere @110km/h with freezing aircon blowing while it's 40C outside and fully laden.
It tows anything. It carries anything. It is economical.
It accelerates, handles & stops like a racing car.
It never fails to start and it never stops till I turn the key off.

Whatever I do to it I can't kill it. It loves it.
It won't die.
I love it.
 

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Only opened thread due to title....


Was not disappointed.



(needs pics!)
 

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Damn man, give that thing a birthday.
 

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Recent repairs:

Split trans cooling hose. $5.00 replaced, topped up auto fluid $20.
Failed coolant by pass hose spigot on the inlet manifold. $20

Picked up by the cops... Yer, we wanna look at yer car mate. These old cars yer know...oil leaks blah blah. Blow in the bag.
Could not fault. 0.00
Check ya later bud lol
 

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This ####ing car is still going! I swear I'm the last bastard standing in the VN/VP forum.

Since I last posted in this thread the old bitch has had:

Yet another crappy chinese radiator, 3rd one.

Fuel sys overhaul, pump, regulator, all new hoses to the tank, return hose in the tank.
Air con re-gas, ####ing thing leaked out after 22 years.
I finally fixed the odometer!

Faults:
The fuel sender arm is jammed on full since I changed the pump, lol. Who cares getting 8-12 just guess.
New front rotors & pads go in tomorrow.
Power steering pump leaks like every other one I've ever seen. I'll get to it when I can be bothered.

It towed a 3 ton trailer up Kalamunda hill & all the way to Cuballing. 80km/h uphill with trailer.

I thought for sure that would kill it once & for all but it just plowed on like always, didn't even get hot.
I do the country trip in it every other week & get 8L/100. Factory figures after 22 years!

It's the go to car in the family... I got a 2002 CV8 & 2002 Astra but the wagon is the all rounder & we treat it like a door mat because it's basically worthless. Load it up, fill it up & go.

It just won't ####ing die.
 

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full tanks of gas, brick on the go pedal... see which lasts longer... motor or empty tank..
 

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Never. Then I'd have to replace it with a less reliable car.
 

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Vale the mighty chariot.

She is dead. Has blown a head gasket.

22 years & 9 months.

A ####en awesome wagon.
 
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