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#1 Matt Ingle

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:28 PM

To change things up a bit, I thought we could all post our daily drives up and give a bit of a story about them. Maybe mention your future rides/dream cars too?

 

Here is my 2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo LV in Performance Blue.

 

I bought this car around 9 months ago and it is a ridiculously great drive.

 

Current Mods Installed: Milltek Cat-Back 3-inch race exhaust, Whiteline Front & Rear Sway Bar Kit, Raised rear engine mount, Lowered stock suspension (by previous owner... -_-), Aftermarket Inter-cooler with oversized piping throughout, K&N Air Filter, RS Bonnet Vents mod, MARS Performance Angel Eye/black head lights and blacked out rear LED taillights, Red LED interior and foot well mod, front and rear puddle light mod, tinted windows.

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I eventually want the Ford Focus RS in this green. But a house is first before that happens...

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:03 PM

Hmm,

 

I actually find myself driving two at the moment because my wife is reluctant to sell her two door lancer coupe - nice car, but I have to keep swapping it with mine, Peugeot 307, neither are young but they drive fine.

 

I've sort of lost interest, if it gets me to the shop that will do :)

 

I'm a Euro fan, always have been, had a couple of Japanese cars to put kids in the back, but they are well grown now, Nimbus was good, damn that was a long time ago....

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:19 PM

Nice car Matt :)

The Focus has had a pretty good wrap for quite some time and it looks like you've put a bit of work into yours...

I'm going through a practical phase :) In the past 6 months we have sold two cars (Subaru XV & Mazda SP20).

We bought the missus one of these :

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We have done a couple of reasonable trips in it (it's done just under 7,000 kms) and it seems to like the highway and country roads as much as around town.

 

For me, I'm driving a Subaru Forester that our son had on loan for 12 months to get him to uni.  I have it back now and it needs a bit of panel work, sigh.

 

Anyway, I'm going to fix it up, replace the shocks and do something about the body roll.  It's a good workhorse and we have had it since new so I know how it's been serviced.

 

Foresters have always been a bit bouncy, so I need to find someone who can tame it for me...

 

EDIT : Oh, forgot the 'what do I want to drive' bit :)

 

I can still see us having two cars for a while.  The next car shuffle I'd ideally like to see us get an electric car to replace the A3 for around town and some form of small/medium SUV for longer trips.  We will drive around Oz so some moderate off road credentials would be handy.  I've done more heavy duty off-roading in the past and we won't be going down that road again so it doesn't need to be too over the top.

Sorry, nothing specific in mind for the moment!

 

Though you have reminded me, I need to take my brother's VW R for a spin...


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:29 PM

Hmm,

 

I actually find myself driving two at the moment because my wife is reluctant to sell her two door lancer coupe - nice car, but I have to keep swapping it with mine, Peugeot 307, neither are young but they drive fine.

 

I've sort of lost interest, if it gets me to the shop that will do :)

 

I'm a Euro fan, always have been, had a couple of Japanese cars to put kids in the back, but they are well grown now, Nimbus was good, damn that was a long time ago....

 

Cheers

Nice mate, the little Lancers are a great car :) And the Peugeot 307 has surprisingly stiff suspension too!

 

Nice car Matt :)

The Focus has had a pretty good wrap for quite some time and it looks like you've put a bit of work into yours...

I'm going through a practical phase :) In the past 6 months we have sold two cars (Subaru XV & Mazda SP20).

We bought the missus one of these :

2014_audi_a3_18tfsi_quattro_review_01-09

We have done a couple of reasonable trips in it (it's done just under 7,000 kms) and it seems to like the highway and country roads as much as around town.

 

For me, I'm driving a Subaru Forester that our son had on loan for 12 months to get him to uni.  I have it back now and it needs a bit of panel work, sigh.

 

Anyway, I'm going to fix it up, replace the shocks and do something about the body roll.  It's a good workhorse and we have had it since new so I know how it's been serviced.

 

Foresters have always been a bit bouncy, so I need to find someone who can tame it for me...

 

EDIT : Oh, forgot the 'what do I want to drive' bit :)

 

I can still see us having two cars for a while.  The next car shuffle I'd ideally like to see us get an electric car to replace the A3 for around town and some form of small/medium SUV for longer trips.  We will drive around Oz so some moderate off road credentials would be handy.  I've done more heavy duty off-roading in the past and we won't be going down that road again so it doesn't need to be too over the top.

Sorry, nothing specific in mind for the moment!

 

Though you have reminded me, I need to take my brother's VW R for a spin...

Yeah mate, I bought the car for a measly $13k and with the work done to the car to the right buyer it will fetch $20k.

 

Those Audi's are mental mate. Although not and A3, the S3 I have driven and fuck it was quick. It was stupidly stable through corners. I'm talking about throwing it hard into 2nd gear at 80kmph right/left angle corners and it sticks stupid!



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:15 AM

2012 Polo GTI. Noice car but we're thinking of switching it for a newer CX-3 (more car for the coin).



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:58 AM

Monday to Friday, weekend trips to the hardware store, garden centre and camping holidays:

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Saturdays and Sundays when the weather is nice and I don't want to be practical (+the occasional day on the track)

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Apologies for the crappy pictures, but they were what I could find on my phone at the time.

 

Want cars, both outside my budget for many years to come:

Merc C63 AMG - I could probably claim a wagon offered enough practicality to replace the forester, even if not really suited for camping.

Exige Roadster V6 would be nice to replace the elise.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:59 AM

Still driving the rattly old 1993 Diesel Hilux 4x2 flat tray I have had since the late 1990s.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:13 AM

Excel.  Good on fuel, like 6.8 highway, 7.5 city.

Problem is, it's about the 3rd slowest car ever made although everyone still gets in my way.

Also too small, no AC, no PS, becomes a sauna in minutes.

 

Thinking of something along the lines of XTrail or Hilux twin-cab, though the medium sized ones not the bloated modern day ones.  Though the preference would be 4WD, diesel.

The earlier Foresters aren't tea-bag, don't like the look of the modern day bloated ones.  In fact it shits me that almost every car just gets bigger and totally loses touch with it's original purpose.

Driven a few other Subaru types, what I like is they build a car that's tough yet still wants to be a driver's car.  Liberty wagon isn't bad but a bit lacking for looks.

 

Previous cars were a VS Commodore for 11 months - it went OK but was utterly shocking on fuel and for that was glad to be rid of it and even made some money on it.

 

Had the XF Falcon for 13 years, was low km an in almost as-new condition.  Was dual fuel so cost less than a Camry to run.  Problem with LPG though is it's not good on gaskets (carburettor and head), the 4th head gasket blew and water settled in 2 pistons and eroded the rings, so the car was sold.  Suppose I was lucky to get the $400 for it, though sold the louvre seperately for another $50 and still have an original grille that's barely used and might fetch $50 as well.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:39 AM


Thinking of something along the lines of XTrail or Hilux twin-cab, though the medium sized ones not the bloated modern day ones.  Though the preference would be 4WD, diesel.

The earlier Foresters aren't tea-bag, don't like the look of the modern day bloated ones.

 

Yay I'm not the only one that thinks a lot of recent models are bloated and oversized.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:17 AM

 


Thinking of something along the lines of XTrail or Hilux twin-cab, though the medium sized ones not the bloated modern day ones.  Though the preference would be 4WD, diesel.

The earlier Foresters aren't tea-bag, don't like the look of the modern day bloated ones.

 

Yay I'm not the only one that thinks a lot of recent models are bloated and oversized.

 

 

 

I find this happens to all cars.

 

I look at the hatches when they are first released verses a couple of makeovers later and they all put on weight.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:50 AM

2015 Nissan Pulsar B17 ST

 

5 year lease. Added the towbar and dashcam as part of the package (and BP/Caltex fuel cards)

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:15 AM

:)

 

Years ago I ran a driving school, with a small fleet of then small Toyota Corollas - a couple of years ago I had to hire a car in Adelaide, I really could not believe Toyota still called it a Corolla, it was twice the size of the ones I taught in.

 

The Euros seem not to do that, part of why I like them I suppose. They get more reliable, not that my Pugs have really given me any trouble beyond Lambdas installed back to front in my 306, cannot do that in a 307, but yes many do bloat with time.

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:24 AM

This Pulsar is almost as big as a Maxima, it's got a huge boot, and so much rear legroom. Yet it's still about the same size as a corolla
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:42 AM

Pulsar seems to have never made it's mind up what category it wants to be in.  And also has alternated between being smallish with big engine and largish with undersized engine.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:16 AM

still in an old subaru outback (when i'm not on the vtr250)

 

living in sydney, there is no point in owning a "lovely" or "fast" car - between road rash from inconsiderate people using your vehicle for tactile parking, or as means to discover when they can't open their door further than your duco allows, and traffic at a crawl mostly


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:31 PM

Monday to Friday, weekend trips to the hardware store, garden centre and camping holidays:

forester_2.JPG

 

Saturdays and Sundays when the weather is nice and I don't want to be practical (+the occasional day on the track)

elise.jpgelise_malalla.JPG

 

 

Apologies for the crappy pictures, but they were what I could find on my phone at the time.

 

Want cars, both outside my budget for many years to come:

Merc C63 AMG - I could probably claim a wagon offered enough practicality to replace the forester, even if not really suited for camping.

Exige Roadster V6 would be nice to replace the elise.

 

Oh wow, nice Lotus Elise! They're very agile cars and a very fun drive!


Edited by Matt Ingle, 17 February 2017 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

I don't have a picture of my own car to share, but this is what I drive:

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:11 PM

Still driving the Subaru outback but at least its the 3.6 so it can get its fat ass moving when required.

 

Eventually that might be changing to a Land cruiser.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:52 PM

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1991 toyota corolla seca .colour champagne .almost exactly like the pic but not.

I've had it for maybe three-ish years now and I'm only it's second owner during it's fairly long life. Not a sports but very reliable

and economic.

 

I'd like a mini cooper S .


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:15 AM

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1991 toyota corolla seca .colour champagne .almost exactly like the pic but not.

I've had it for maybe three-ish years now and I'm only it's second owner during it's fairly long life. Not a sports but very reliable

and economic.

 

I'd like a mini cooper S .

Hmm,

 

I had an original Cooper S way back when, dunno 70s some-when - great to drive, as reliable as a two bob watch but I progressively fixed it - did not keep it long.

 

A mate has one of the new ones, had a drive in it over Christmas, great little car, he's very happy with it, but the again he just pays for servicing, don't think he would know which end of a spanner does what :)

 

Reminds me, better check the oil in the Pug, doesn't leak any but been a while since I topped her up :)

 

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