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Everything posted by emts

  1. if you look around I think this more of COVID tax than GTR tax any cars currently have been massivly over priced since oh ppl could pull 20K from their super and no-one traveling to bali so they have money some I saw recently Suzuki Jimny, 1 year old ones trading at 15K over list. Mini same as mine, cheapest was 7 more than I paid. A certain car I've been watching for a while 60K start of year 85 now. even worse is older aussie cars was seeing roller HQ's with rust for 10K Valients even worse but they are coming slowly coming back to normal. but yes what they are selling for is the big unknown. anyhow hoping to pick up my 2021 project shortly. Genuine barn find aussie chrome bumper car.
  2. Just rereading that, Maybe I should have gone with the 8th gen Civic Type R I was cross shopping with.. just could not get comfortable in that tho.
  3. I was expecting less go. but yeah. stock 96 S2 S14 200sx 265Nm at 4800 rpm 08 Cooper S 240Nm at 1600 rpm with 260 avalible on overboost. New Turbo's are so much more effective. down low it pulls much harder, runs out of breath much quicker as well, and honestly I would prefer it the other way around. planning to throw some hankook RS4's on to see if that helps(and hopefully not kill the clutch)
  4. unpopular opinion. I think most hot hatches now days are overpowered. When I got the Mini the plan was just to run it for a bit as a cheap car then grab a i30N but even with it's limited power I still cannot open the car up in most circumstances. it's still spinning tires if the TC is off (this is with improved tires and a mechanical LSD.) you current ST/typeR/i30N/ are all 200+kw, we are talking near stock GTR power from a FWD hatchback. For a daily I want to be able to put the foot all the way down more than jsut on an on ramp. I guess I finally see the attraction of MX5's So I've really started looking at Kei cars now as an option for next. a "sporty" one of them might be just what I need. just need to see if I fit in one On another side note here, after all this RONA stuff is obviously going to impact travel for some time I've started thinking might be time to replace the ute with a 4WD. Went camping with mates a few weeks back and it seems a lowered ute is not the best thing to go offroad with. Maybe a 25+ year old 4wd on club rego could be a cheap way of heading out plus a repalcement tow car.
  5. It was till zombie hatish brought shit up
  6. unfoutnatlly not the corner blocks I bought in Werribee cannot go to auction in the current environemnt.. /s
  7. well this is awkward: PranK cannot receive messages. you might want to talk to an Admin about that.. ?
  8. do we get sau branded loo paper and face masks this year but real question now, how do I change my address on the order?
  9. Just had my renewal pop up, is this still a thing?
  10. you couldn't just let this die a peaceful death could you.....
  11. That will teach me to comment i’ll accept if there a 2nder
  12. well I think the current team are doing a great job so I'm throwing them back up for re nomination President AndrewCVice President SimonHSecretary JohnR
  13. tried to join the renault crouwd today.. weather gods said no
  14. yes but who would be irresponsible enough to do that.
  15. well I was quoted just over 30K for a 300sqm shed. so call it $100 a quare meter, so a 50x50 meter skidpan your looking quater a million. (but also using less then 10% of the block....)
  16. Considering tire comapnies have to pay to get rid of old tires #4 is the easiest step.
  17. Unless something major happens No.
  18. hey I won our last skidpan day in the S14..... thinking of bolting some RS4's on the front of the mini for the next one tho to give people a chance
  19. didn't he like breed or something? so likly a CX5 or rav4? or even worse a Golf
  20. Yeah the bank was the worst part of our process as well. I'd come to them do you ahve everything, yes we all good. 3 days later whilst I'm in an airport, oh can you go and get "XYZ that has to be done in person" for us. Multiple Fkn times. they do this day in day out, give a bloody check list and I could have it all for you in 2 days. and have machine learning take care of the risk side as it will be faster and more accurate.
  21. because 'merica. nissan has been so focused on the USA market for past 8+ years and they don;t buy small and fun. Quantity over quality. where as Renault is not even sold in USA they are focused on EU markets where small and peppy is everything.
  22. did you buy about 6-4 month ago. as that sounds like one of the ad's I was looking at. Pre face lift model? ie 2 spoke wheel? and yes this has had the timing belt and tensioner done, High pressure fuel pump, thermostat housing, all new cooling hoses, expansion bottle cap, and air cond recharge, new tires and a RWC. previous owner is a n older Principle of a Local school and she had paperwork for the last 7 years at the same repair place. naturally none of this was in the add just 3 very bad photos and as a country car, no one wants small cars. I was the first to look at it after 3 months of advertising.
  23. I was seriously looking at those, power to weight is similar (slight advantage to RS) but I found the interiour of the mini to be more me, add in the 60cm shorter so easy to park. was RS225, mini cooper S, WRX and HSV astra there at the end.
  24. and for a daily that's the point. mine has the mechanical LSD, dual sun roof, leather, Bluetooth and a few other options. plus 17K of receipts for work......for 8K drives great and will do me for a couple years till the mortgage paid off a bunch and can get something more fun.
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