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practical car???

Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 3:38 pm

Well thinking of selling bike (cbr600) and either buying new cbr1000 or cheap 4 door sedan.

Leaning towards car over new bike as baby due July and dont really wanna keep stealing wifes car if want to go somewhere with baby (My FTO has no child safety bolts and dont like driving it too much, it can keep nice and safe in garage)

Question is if I go sedan not sure what to get, must be economical have a/c etc seeing as will be daily like current bike is.

dont really want to spend more than 4k on car. Thinking of another lancer or maybe even corolla/pulsar etc???
want be modding it just seeing if others out there have had any of these or some other ideas? (And no commodores or Falcons, looks at Payaya)
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Post by silverGPX » Sun May 12, 2013 3:43 pm

4 door ce lancer

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Post by bjk » Sun May 12, 2013 3:45 pm

Lancer would probably suit. Could get a 323 like a had before.
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Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 3:49 pm

Yeah had lancer for kick around while doing stuff to fto was cc coupe though. Not bad and partseasy to source. Not sure want another do. Actually prefer a 3 series bmw but in that price range getting bit old now
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Post by Taz » Sun May 12, 2013 4:30 pm

Ford laser
Had a 91 laser as the firsr car. 4 door, massive boot, cheap as sh*t to run and easy enough to source parts. They never die anyway. Ash has tx3 im sure he'll tell you what an awesome car they are lol
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Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 5:05 pm

Almost bought a tx3 couple months back for 1200 but even being four wheel drive turbo seemed very slow compared to my fto. And not econical being turbo awd. Looking for something newer than that though. Even open to hyundais or kias
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Post by SchumieFan » Sun May 12, 2013 5:38 pm

imo, for the price and age of the vehicle you're looking for you'd be better looking for something more reliable and parts handy like a corolla

it's a 96, but k's are reasonably low and body looks good (and has car seat in the back!)
-new tyres
-petrol or lpg
-timing belt done

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Post by Vectose » Sun May 12, 2013 5:46 pm

SchumieFan wrote:like a carolla
Car Rolla? Will Lawso suffice?
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Post by SchumieFan » Sun May 12, 2013 5:47 pm

Vectose wrote:
SchumieFan wrote:like a carolla
Car Rolla? Will Lawso suffice?
nah, he has a rolls canardly
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Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 6:11 pm

thats a nice find thanks shumie. Not overly worried if belts have been done recently etc but always a bonus.

Would prefer to stay manual though, couple reasons - auto boxes getting old on that era vehicles now and dont fancy rebuilding one and lack of power most of them have with 1.5 or 1.8 motors every HP is precious :lol: plus wifes is auto just use hers for city driving.

This car will solely be used to get me from home to work or if need to go out with baby and other she out with her car so higher kms not a issue so can look later model stuff just has to have AC ;)
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Post by kiz » Sun May 12, 2013 7:24 pm

You can have my MX6, like no sh*t, it's yours if you want it hahaha
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Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Haha maybe... what does it need agsin? Clutch and fuel pump?
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Post by kiz » Sun May 12, 2013 7:33 pm

Umm well I got it kicking over when I moved it from my old house to my parents. Starts fine now, so just the clutch. timing belt, water pump and whatever else on the major service
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Post by kiz » Sun May 12, 2013 7:34 pm

Only has a few cosmetic issues but body is straight and interior is nice.... for a MX6.... haha
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Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Maybe but not really practical for baby but can chat bout it later
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Post by kiz » Sun May 12, 2013 7:37 pm

Yea can do. Still haven't gotten around to your place yet, probably won't be until Sunday now if you're home
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Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 7:41 pm

Yeah all good will be doing rubys timing belt sunday so home all day
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Post by vipfto » Sun May 12, 2013 7:41 pm

Yeah all good will be doing rubys timing belt sunday so home all day
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Post by kiz » Sun May 12, 2013 7:47 pm

Righto, i'll pop around at some stage then
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Post by spetz » Mon May 13, 2013 8:34 am

N16 Pulsar is what I would recommend. They have retained less of their value and are reliable and economical, not to mention more comfortable and refined than a Lancer


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