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V AR 164

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2018, 07:22:03 PM »
Cheers for the replies,

Alot of food for thought. Have thought of a 2005ish Yaris, and although they are verrry boring, parts are cheap as and their fuel economy is great.

Considering an early Swift or a Mazda 323 Protege, manual of course. I was also looking at MX5s, and it would be heaps of fun and i'll own my first RWD car, but they are a tad too expensive and I feel as though if I had a RWD car, I would just be tempted to slide it about...

Also was looking at a 147, but again, would like something a bit more 'mainstream'. As CB said, I would like a change in scenery, something from Japan would be very welcomed.

Cripes. Don't tell Tony those GTA rims are probably worth as much as he wants for the whole car!

I thought they were the standard rims on the car? I always thought the GTA rims had the 5 circle design?

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2018, 07:27:35 PM »
I may be wrong - I thought the 147 GTA rims were three ring. No matter, buy the rims get the car for free! Aren't they what is on your recently acquired 164Q?

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2018, 07:32:21 PM »
RWD cheap hoon fun = ex-Taxi Falcon wagon on LPG. 3m wheelbase makes them fairly stable and predictable.

But do you really want to lose points or nudge your premium for hanging the tail out?  And the minute you take your "cheap car" to the track to get it sideways it is not a cheap car anymore, it's another hobby costing more than the money you thought you would save.

You can buy a shitter E46 for a few thou, it's another car well supplied by aftermarket internet parts.  Judging by the Gumtree adverts, many seem to come with P-plates more or less permanently stuck on them.

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2018, 08:46:51 PM »
RWD cheap hoon fun = ex-Taxi Falcon wagon on LPG. 3m wheelbase makes them fairly stable and predictable.

But do you really want to lose points or nudge your premium for hanging the tail out?  And the minute you take your "cheap car" to the track to get it sideways it is not a cheap car anymore, it's another hobby costing more than the money you thought you would save.

You can buy a shitter E46 for a few thou, it's another car well supplied by aftermarket internet parts.  Judging by the Gumtree adverts, many seem to come with P-plates more or less permanently stuck on them.

Exactly my thought, I want a daily, not another project!!! I want to get something which is difficult to modify, so I won't have the urge to mod it. And I can't loose licence points drifting if I get a FWD, something that I wouldn't be able to say if I pick up a VX or BA...

I may be wrong - I thought the 147 GTA rims were three ring. No matter, buy the rims get the car for free! Aren't they what is on your recently acquired 164Q?

Hahaha, fair enough. Indeed, they are the wheels that were on the black car. Still unsure if I like them or not, the tri spoke design hasn't grown on me yet.

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2018, 09:56:45 PM »
I'm very surprised you can get these so cheap. Tough as nails too. But almost too nice for a beater.

www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Subaru-Liberty-2001/OAG-AD-15968789/?Cr=0

And it seems the three ring are just standard 147s - but at least I got the price right!
www.ebay.com.au/itm/Alfa-Romeo-147-17-wheels-rims-alloys-toyo-tyres-/292367599560
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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2018, 10:21:22 PM »
Iíve mostly seen those wheels on Ti trim 147s, with matching lowered suspension and extra-bolstered seats. Look like the ďBiohazardĒ symbol to me!

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2018, 10:23:37 PM »
I'm very surprised you can get these so cheap. Tough as nails too. But almost too nice for a beater.

www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Subaru-Liberty-2001/OAG-AD-15968789/?Cr=0

And it seems the three ring are just standard 147s - but at least I got the price right!
www.ebay.com.au/itm/Alfa-Romeo-147-17-wheels-rims-alloys-toyo-tyres-/292367599560

That Liberty is sweet! I didn't even know they were as cheap as that! Definitely one to consider, although I agree with it being too nice for a beater. But it is indeed a very nice car... ugh, too many decisions haha
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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 08:30:21 AM »
With Black GONE & cash in your pocket pressure is on.
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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2018, 01:50:42 PM »
Definitely, may sell the silver car with the black one so will free up even more space and some extra cash can't hurt!!

Been looking at small hatchbacks and the 1995ish Starlet's have caught my eye.

Always thought they were pretty cool cars, just something about they way they look. Fuel efficient, 4 door, manual and parts are very cheap, whats not to like?

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2018, 02:01:13 PM »
Maybe get something a little bit heavier ( not much)  with an airbag. I remember hiring one of those (Starlet) many years ago. The sound of  the drivers door slamming didn't inspire a lot of confidence. Also not to sure if 1.3 litres really cuts the mustard anymore . Maybe 1.6 , 1.8 or 2.0 litres is going to keep up with traffic and not afraid of a hill or slight incline.
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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2018, 12:35:38 AM »
NX coupe or SSS pulsar will cost minimal fuel, is probably already door dinted to hell and as long as they've serviced it well is pretty much bulletproof and enough fun that you'll want to do the suspension.

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2018, 06:44:29 PM »
RWD cheap hoon fun = ex-Taxi Falcon wagon on LPG. 3m wheelbase makes them fairly stable and predictable.

How much do these things cost?  When I see an ex-taxi in private use I tend to think: how desperate are these people?  Alternatively they might be a 'disposable car' bargain and they are actually laughing at me!


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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2018, 07:09:57 PM »
Prices vary widely, rust treatment was hit-and-miss. Also the amount of bruising and mileage will impact. 

The other issue with ex-cabs used to be the obsessives, a subset who were convinced "Gotta get an ex-taxi on LPG because it's cheap to run" but would overpay in real terms for the relative economy and overall condition of their asset. This can push asking prices up.

I really like LWB vehicles for the composed ride, but if you find yourself doing laps of the inner city looking for a parking space, something measurably shorter usually appeals.  :)

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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2018, 09:44:28 PM »
"3m wheelbase makes them fairly stable and predictable. "

He wants to buy something to drive not live in
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Re: Cheap Dailys??
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2018, 11:10:22 PM »
Iíve seen plenty of small cars where - by the range of debris within - I would not be surprised if told the owner was living in them!  :P