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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kuzman89, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. mz_hsv

    mz_hsv New Member

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    i had a au xr6 ute for my first car, then i moved onto the vy s on my greens and now i drive a clubsport. so its really up to the girl and how girly she is.
     
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    Pop them all and see if the car doesn't get written off because of the cost to replace them.
    Of course, if it saves your life in the process, that's different.
     
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    87RB30VL Swiggidy Swag

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    This isn't from a Renault, but it sure as hell looks like you'd have the comfiest crash ever
     
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    That's the insurance companies problem not yours.

    To the op anything she likes other than the Hyundai?
     
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    Astras are shocking, don't ever consider buying one. They are stupidly expensive to repair and maintain (timing belt changes $$$) and they are notorious for bad wiring/electronics, often killing ECU's for no apparent reason and costing a lot to fix.
    For something different, thats very safe, relatively compact and economical, why not consider a volvo s40? You can get the 1.9L turbo which is pretty powerfull for such a small sedan and they have a pimp interior too :p
     
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    She's 18 so unsure if she can drive a turbo on her p's? mainly just wants something safe, good on fuel and easy to use. Will be using my car for longer trips.
     
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    DAKSTER Beam me up Scotty!

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    My personal advice would be to do as my daughter did. Buy a $3000 Corolla and drive it for a couple years. Make a few mistakes, reverse into a few trees, all good. Cheap to run, cheap to replace. A few years down the track, buy a brand new car.
     
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    Already considered that, can't argue with what she wants haha. Tried telling her but then calls me a hypocrite as my first car was my sv6 4 years ago and I've had no accidents.
     
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    The no turbo law has been scrapped.
     
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    DAKSTER Beam me up Scotty!

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    no more than 130kw per tonne for a turbo.. thats for commercial turbodiesels, so apprentices can drive the work ute :)
     
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    I should have been more specific.

    By 'scrapped' I didn't mean R35 GTR's.
     
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    A 1450kg 165kW 5L VN is only 114 kW per tonne. So why aren't they allowed to drive one of them? In the dry at least?
     
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    DAKSTER Beam me up Scotty!

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    Coz they're ugly... ?

    I dont know mate, none of the rules make any sense at all. I can show you a 2.4L V8 with 550hp, or a 4.1L straight six with 300hp, or a turbodiesel 4L with 250hp.. V8, 6, engine capacity, turbo, makes no difference. Small non turbo engines can make big power too.

    The only sensible measuring stick is power to weight ratio, but thats the one measure that is used the least.
     
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    It also means that a P Plater could drive the non-supercharged Lotus', most of which are 0-100 in less than 5 seconds.
     
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    I had a toyota camry as my first car (though was a 1990 lol), was super fuel efficient and extremely reliable.... only got retired cos my brother made it unroadworthy with damage(a year ago) but it still ran!
     
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    Just an update, ended up finding a nice 2005 Hyundai Sonata NF Elite 3.3l V6 for sale, amazing condition, leather interior, service history, alloys, new tyres, 6 air bags, 3 month warranty and all that for $6900 drive away. Drives really well and quite powerful for a V6, makes more power per litre than the equivalent commodore of that year.

    Main thing is it's not a deathtrap, I convinced her to get something a bit bigger.
     
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    the word hyundai in translation to english means 'death trap'
     
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    DAKSTER Beam me up Scotty!

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    So the 4 star ANCAP rating on the Sonata he just bought is inferior to the 4 star rating on your Evo 8?

    [​IMG]
     
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    commodore665 expat Saffa

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    You don't work for your City Council by chance , they are the car of choice in NZ for Council office staff , well they are in my District .
     

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