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If budget is not a problem, how about a Maserati Levante?
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wamberal wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:42 am
mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:46 pm What about a Volvo XC90?
We have an XC60. Great car. The XC90 is too big, IMHO.

Option it up.
:thumbup:

I'll definitely go for a test drive, just for fun if nothing else. :)

Towny's probably got one - so I'd need to make sure I had more pimping on it than he does.
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wamberal wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:56 am If budget is not a problem, how about a Maserati Levante?
Too flashy. I'm going for 'reasonably decadent', only.
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clogs

what is that?

cobra?
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:58 am clogs

what is that?

cobra?
Yeh. Not too many original ones lying around, but some seriously good kit cars to be had.
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Clogs wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:10 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:58 am clogs

what is that?

cobra?
Yeh. Not too many original ones lying around, but some seriously good kit cars to be had.
Have they stopped making them?

Or has Dan banned them in Victoria ;)
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:11 am
Clogs wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:10 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:58 am clogs

what is that?

cobra?
Yeh. Not too many original ones lying around, but some seriously good kit cars to be had.
Have they stopped making them?

Or has Dan banned them in Victoria ;)
In Victoria the cops are allowed to kick you in the head for driving them.







If they can catch you.













Who am I trying to kid, the cops in Victoria are allowed to kick anyone in the head when they feel like it. :P
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:lol:

Qlds probably the same
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Our last car in Australia was a 2001 Corolla liftback, and the last thing we did with it was to drive from Sydney to Sydney via Port Augusta, Townsville, etc. The only attention the car needed was half a cup of water administered at Coober Pedy. Checked it again at Mt. Isa, but it was ok. Then we sold it for almost nothing and moved to Thailand.
Now we have a 2006 BMW 525i imported from Japan with about 100 000 on the clock, so in near-new condition really. I really miss that Corolla.
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Shanky - it's in your lower categories but we brought Toyota Rav 4 - car of the year 2020 (https://www.drive.com.au/review/meet-th ... 22830.html)

Hybrid / cruiser option (full spec) - if you've never driven a hybrid it is very good experience, and cheap to run (6.7 litres per 100km actual use).
The F-Pace is a nicer / better car - but meant to be very good.

Only issue that there was a long wait list ~3-6 months as demand has been high.

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Those old Corollas were excellent.

Pretty cool now in a retro sense as well.

Especially the 1970s ones
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kiwigreg369 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:53 am Shanky - it's in your lower categories but we brought Toyota Rav 4 - car of the year 2020 (https://www.drive.com.au/review/meet-th ... 22830.html)

Hybrid / cruiser option (full spec) - if you've never driven a hybrid it is very good experience, and cheap to run (6.7 litres per 100km actual use).
The F-Pace is a nicer / better car - but meant to be very good.

Only issue that there was a long wait list ~3-6 months as demand has been high.

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That’s a nice looking car man.

Is that the ‘sports’ trim?
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Standard look largely - sports trim has black rims, more in the interior with leather seats and trim, sun roof etc.

We really like it, very nice car to drive. We got this colour (saturn blue). Super good boot size and seat space is excellent - my 17yr old is 6.2 and roomy for him. He's learning to drive in it.
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shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:29 pm OK guys


b) Possible list
Cayenne
F-Pace SVR
Q7
Velar


c) Concede and go modest list
Tourareg
Some kind of hot hatch

Don’t think badly of me. This is about asking the board what car we would buy if we simply wanted to ‘flex’ on the other dads who had ‘snorted’ when you turned up in your stationwagon. :thumbup:
Got damn, I like you Shanky, that is pretty close to the list of the cars I currently despise the most. Just need to add the Macan and that ridiculous Lamborghini Anus
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:36 pm Buy an old classic. That shows you have style and character as opposed to just money.
Yeah. But an old tv while you’re at it.
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Zakar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:16 am
shanky wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:29 pm OK guys


b) Possible list
Cayenne
F-Pace SVR
Q7
Velar


c) Concede and go modest list
Tourareg
Some kind of hot hatch

Don’t think badly of me. This is about asking the board what car we would buy if we simply wanted to ‘flex’ on the other dads who had ‘snorted’ when you turned up in your stationwagon. :thumbup:
Got damn, I like you Shanky, that is pretty close to the list of the cars I currently despise the most. Just need to add the Macan and that ridiculous Lamborghini Anus
Yep. Those cars are poop! Well, they’re good quality I’m sure, but I’m not going “KWAAOOOOORRR” when you pass me in the Aldi car park.
Porsche has lost its soul. There is a region in Sweden where Porsches seem to outnumber Volvos. Don’t get me wrong, a GT3 is still a monster, but their range of ‘Shanky’ class vehicles has really taken away a lot of the lustre.

Shanky, you need a G65 AMG

You’re welcome 👍
You rich fark!
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Yep. If you're going to be spending 100k+ on a car it better be

A) phenomenal at the job you want it to do; or
B) make passers by faint due to the volume of blood rushing to their genitals.
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Zakar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:38 am Yep. If you're going to be spending 100k+ on a car it better be

A) phenomenal at the job you want it to do; or
B) make passers by faint due to the volume of blood rushing to their genitals.
A and B are the same, are they not?
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towny wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:43 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:38 am Yep. If you're going to be spending 100k+ on a car it better be

A) phenomenal at the job you want it to do; or
B) make passers by faint due to the volume of blood rushing to their genitals.
A and B are the same, are they not?

I guess if B is the goal, then it is true for A. :thumbup:

That said nobody has ever been swamped by extreme tumescence by a Land Crusier Troopy, but there isn't really any better car for long overland outback journeys.
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Zakar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:48 am
towny wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:43 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:38 am Yep. If you're going to be spending 100k+ on a car it better be

A) phenomenal at the job you want it to do; or
B) make passers by faint due to the volume of blood rushing to their genitals.
A and B are the same, are they not?

I guess if B is the goal, then it is true for A. :thumbup:

That said nobody has ever been swamped by extreme tumescence by a Land Crusier Troopy, but there isn't really any better car for long overland outback journeys.
Agree. Even that AMG - it’s still a 4WD.

Shanky, if you want a nice family car that can take 3 sets of golf clubs, I would be looking at Mercedes. They look the best. Don’t know how they drive.

I did once rent a Volvo XC90. Gorgeous! But the Audi and Merc probably go just as well or better.

Volvos are nice btw. 👍
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Sorry, but I don’t like those G class ones

I’m interested in going fast
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I would like to know what car Zakar of Mosman would pick
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:56 am Those old Corollas were excellent.

Pretty cool now in a retro sense as well.

Especially the 1970s ones
I bought a new Corona in 1971, four on the floor, just a lovely little vehicle.
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I may have been unfair to the G class

Look at this, drag race!

https://youtu.be/P4PYpZKkBzI
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How old are you?

Shirley it's time for a mid-life crisis car?
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:22 am I may have been unfair to the G class

Look at this, drag race!

https://youtu.be/P4PYpZKkBzI
It’s an absolute beast!
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 am How old are you?

Shirley it's time for a mid-life crisis car?
Absolutely. Although I was relying on you guys to help me pick one and still retain an ounce of credibility

I’m on a shortlist of 2-3 now but I refuse to go down the ‘comfy saloon’ path.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 am How old are you?

Shirley it's time for a mid-life crisis car?
When I was young, I lusted after an MG. By the time I could afford one I was too fat to fit into one.
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wamberal wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:36 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 am How old are you?

Shirley it's time for a mid-life crisis car?
When I was young, I lusted after an MG. By the time I could afford one I was too fat to fit into one.
:lol:
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wamberal wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:36 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:22 am How old are you?

Shirley it's time for a mid-life crisis car?
When I was young, I lusted after an MG. By the time I could afford one I was too fat to fit into one.
Mine (RS 265 Cup) isn't that special but it's likely to be the last manual car I own :(
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The Q7 should be perfect for you... :nod:
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guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 am The Q7 should be perfect for you... :nod:
Not sure if serious



:lol:
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kiwigreg369 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:10 am Standard look largely - sports trim has black rims, more in the interior with leather seats and trim, sun roof etc.

We really like it, very nice car to drive. We got this colour (saturn blue). Super good boot size and seat space is excellent - my 17yr old is 6.2 and roomy for him. He's learning to drive in it.
Cool.

You’re a brave man letting the kid learn in your nice new car!
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I thought every Aussie's dream car was a Nissan Skyline.
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Glaston wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:01 am I thought every Aussie's dream car was a Nissan Skyline.
Wait, what?

Just like every Englishman dreams of a Mondeo Sports?
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VK Commodore is the answer to any car thread. Fast, fashionable and always entices the ladies.
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:nod:
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shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:55 am
guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 am The Q7 should be perfect for you... :nod:
Not sure if serious



:lol:
:lol: :thumbup:

Go the Jag. I always wanted a Jag.
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guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:16 am
shanky wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:55 am
guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:39 am The Q7 should be perfect for you... :nod:
Not sure if serious



:lol:
:lol: :thumbup:

Go the Jag. I always wanted a Jag.
:)
I certainly approve of the noise it makes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2XJesytqzE

I think it's down to this and the Cayenne
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