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my first car, what to get?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by sv9946, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. sv9946

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    Hey Mate

    Y not look into getting say a VT or VX manual V6 for now, if you can get one cheap that is and keep it until you can get a V8.... You can get VT's for as low as 5k ive seen them in the paper so yeah, they look good, and get one with metalic paint give it a polish and it'll look new hehe....
     
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    You say the alloytec is torqueless yet the RX-8 is far from being torque laden. Where is peak torque reached on the rx8? 5000 - 6000ish? Unless your gonna be taking off with some 4000 revs from every set of lights the alloytec will be better
     
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    And why not just change the diff ratio?
     
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    you say first car yet you also say "hence previously owning 4 5 litres, 1 vl turbo, 1 s/c v6 vs calais etc etc plus a pleathora of quick motorbikes"
     
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    Ripcell R8 FTW!!!

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    youde be better off getting something with an alloytec in it over an ancient 5ltr motor, the torque curb on the alloytec is a lot flatter than a wicked 165kw 5ltr with its wicked awesome pushrods and no vvt. you would be getting more power and better fuel economy out of an alloytec and it would still be p plate legal.

    if you want torque then go get a straight 6 ba, lots more torque, pulls across the entire rev range with the 6 speed zs auto if its pull you want, they chop and pos 5ltr

    anyway stop complaining about pathetic things like that, i was fortunate enough to buy an 02 vx when i was 17, it was 2 yrs old, most people have a crap old vn or vs or something relic like that for a first car, go buy a vn, thus you will appreciate getting something newish later
     
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    Torquen Boost FTW

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    iv got a vs 5speed manual V6. cant rate them highly enough for a tipicly sligish engine. iv owned both a manual and auto vs v6 and the manual (while not being QUICK by any meens) is very fun 2 drive and as you said wont depricate alot in value.
    just my 2 cents. feel free 2 PM for any more info.
     
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    Marco-EFIVL Now driving R34 GT-T taxi

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    I'm going to get pounded in the @ss for this...

    Buy a Skyline matey...
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    If you are worried about depreciation I wouldnt buy a Falcon as they depreciate very quickly. If you were assessing the Falcon vs Commodore based purely on resale value then the Commodore usually wins out. If you want low down torque then a diesel would appear to be your only real option that is within the law and diesel utes tend not to depreciate as badly as sedans either. A 2WD diesel ute would fit the bill for what you require at the moment and wouldnt lose too much money in depreciation in the coming years.
     
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    Get yourself a Datsun Stanza. Best first car you could get. In fact if you have save enough buy two for when you stack the first one. Mine never missed a beat.
     
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    Max torque is 5500rpm on the RX8. If you have never owned or driven a rotor you can't comment on them, totally different to drive. All you do is keep them up in the powerband.
     
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    saw the rx8 on top gear last night, they had it compared with some jag (can't remember) and the audi TT, i was quite surprised to say the least the rx8 did very well especially on the track. and being RWD just tops the cake:p
    (if you want to see it look on you tube 99% positive it would be on there)

    just a suggestion...what about a honda prelude? they go pretty well against the 5L up to 100km/h
     
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