What is your dream car? (if you had unlimited money)

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pabloholder started the topic in Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 at 4:54pm

My dream car is the Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce.
I am from Australia and a used one costs $800k+

A more realistic dream car for me would be the Audi R8 or Nissan R35

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velocityjohnno commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 3:08pm

Some great cars folks. Didn't know that about the boot and seats of the Fairlane, but it was drifting around gravel pans somewhere east of Ravy in a 1972 white ZF Fairlane that got me into them. Car had just driven directly across the gravel and dirt centre at 160km/h to get there. Beasts. Love the EH too, those used to be surf wagon par excellence. Had HJ, HZ, girlfriend had WB V8 ute, then had mint XW wagon.

It's nice to see front bench seats coming back in things like the 2020 Defender - so practical.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 7:46pm

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 5:42pm

trying to upload pic of Maserati drive yesterday from imgur but can't seem to work it from this phone.

any thoughts? or an easier way?

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yorkessurfer commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:07pm

@Zen: I’ve started using imgbb after getting sick of imgur not working properly. Blowin suggested it in one of his comments a few weeks back. It’s heaps easier, just select the bbcode etc. Hope that helps....

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:28pm

Awesome Yorkes, thankyou. I'll give it a shot.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:38pm

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:38pm

success! theres one.

thanks Yorkes- legend!

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:44pm

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:42pm

I was gonna say read this old thread from Feb 2019, Zen, it'll sort you out image-wise.

https://www.swellnet.com/comment/602688

Ahh, life in the bus lane...

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:45pm

cheers Facto, i'm a bit of a tech numpty

ffs- anyway, if you click on the above link side on view of the Levante

nice burble and Italian rasp.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 6:44pm

Hey, if we helped Blowie, we can help anyone. Knowledge is power. Share the wealth I say!

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Craig commented Thursday, 5 Dec 2019 at 10:03am

Zen's dream car..

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zenagain commented Thursday, 5 Dec 2019 at 10:28am

Cheers Craig,

you can actually fit a board in this one.

Drives nice.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 5 Dec 2019 at 3:48pm

0-snow in 4.5 seconds. Those sports SUVs are the ticket for mountain roads and a cargo area full of snowboards :)

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 29 Feb 2020 at 2:33pm

OK bump to thread. Zen doesn't know how lucky he is. I've discovered the perfect young surfers little wagon; the problem is it's not really sold in Australia. As opposed to the dream supercars, how does this more everyman's fare sound? Little wagon, 3L/100km FWD hybrid so lessen your consumption/imprint dramatically (go further on less $), also AWD versions exist too for the snow, as do normal petrol versions with the uber-reliable 1NZ-FE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC5_OmlfESc

Turn on the subtitles (settings/subtitles/Japanese-auto generated/click on subtitles again/auto translate/select your language) and you also get a hilarious computer driven translation. The poor Toyota engineer is introduced with: "I'm a cheap Shinichi from Toyota Motor Corporation", and there are gems such as "The first thing I did in Rio was play crash safety..."

Why don't we get these in Oz?!

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 29 Feb 2020 at 5:37pm

Not really a car person, but ive decided on my dream car.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 29 Feb 2020 at 5:41pm

Where do you get these VJ?

Our neighbour just bought a Corolla Fielder hybrid. You're right, good little practical car. Pretty much the sales reps car of choice.

Lots of surfers use little 'Kei' vans here 3 cylinder, 660cc. Reliable, cheap as chips to run and low tax. My first Japanese car here was a Mitsubishi Bravo van- AWD. Best $1000 i've ever spent.

Having said that its sayonara or should I say auf wedersehen to my wifes A1 tomorrow. She's test driving a new A3 or maybe a TT if the numbers are right.

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zenagain commented Saturday, 29 Feb 2020 at 5:51pm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microvan

I reckon a good 60:70% of Japanese surfers up here in the country drive these.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 12:24pm


Please don't judge me.

In all the doom and gloom got to take a new Aston-Martin Vantage for a surf check this morning. Rides a lot harder than the DB, only two seats and 4 less cylinders (4.0 twin-turbo V8). Fun ride.

No, even if I could afford one, which I can't, I wouldn't buy it. Just a nice experience for me from time to time.

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H2O commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 1:01pm

Nice clean conditions Zen

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zenagain commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 1:10pm

Coupla sliders out there for sure.

One of the locals jaws dropped when i waved driving past. Usually i'm in my old trusty Subi.

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A Salty Dog commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 1:22pm

Hi Zen,

I took the AM GT4, the racing version of the Vantage around the track at Abu Dhabi a few years ago. Scared the absolute crap out of me. But the noise was magnificent!!!

I'd never driven anything like that before so I didn't want to exceed my limits but managed to get to over 220k's near the end of the straight when the instructor said to brake at around the 150 meter mark.

What I can't believe is the F1 guys who hit over 320k's are braking at the 50 meter mark for a 70kmh corner!!! Exceptional reflexes!!!!

I'd love to do it again.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 1:30pm

I know Salty, if you love machines it's intoxicating to have so much power at your toe tip.

I drove the same guys Panamera turbo early one morning on our expressway- hit 270 kph before I had to back off, incredible feeling.

I drove my wifes old A4 S-line at 250 when we first picked it up, again so easy. Jap expressways are awesome.

Lucky to not lose my license.

Kinda stupid to do in public actually.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 2:45pm

Hi Zen, we can get those little Fielder wagons in Oz, see like this:
https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2014-toyota-corolla-fielder-aut...
But it's an import rule thing, Toyota Oz doesn't sell them, so it's a 5 year delay maybe and you have to go through a shop licenced to import/compliance them.
There are Jap sites that export globally, and if I wait a couple of years the ones with a more horn body kit will be available:
https://www.beforward.jp/toyota/corolla-fielder/bg667785/id/1597801/?mfg...

Then consider Corolla hatch here about 27K onroad?

Nice Aston Martin!

That microvan link, the Daihatsu Midget, lol! I reckon I wouldn't be able to stop laughing in a Jap surf car park...
The young one has got it in his head that an 80 Series Cruiser might be a fun car to have for beach/travel when all this blows over. Has mates/cousins doing extreme 4wd. I was lucky as my work provided the training and the situations to use stuff like that and I do remember being bonnet deep in water ploughing through stuff, and going up mountain tracks in Tassie held up by 44 gallon drums filled with rocks (!) on the corners... And one where the track went up the spine of the mountain, you couldn't see road ahead, road on the sides, or road behind and I was watching the inclinometer well over 20 degrees and listening to the rear diff slip, then catch with the LSD - it was like taking off in an aeroplane - fun times :)
So for me, add a 60 series Cruiser to my list of everyman's dream cars...

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zenagain commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 3:12pm

Diesel 80 series with a locker. Stay on top of the oil changes and he can't go wrong.

They'll take you to the moon and back.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 3:29pm

Funny you mention that, bought my 60 at 14 years old and 285,000km, sold it with 445,000 - so technically it had made the moon and was swinging around for the return trip! Gotta stay on top of the oil changes but they are easy. 80's are at a low of their depreciation, so to find a nice clean one...

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Blowin commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 4:10pm

Saw on a YouTube vid that troopers were the only car ever designed by engineers with no input from marketing. They were given the spec to design a vehicle capable of 25 year life span under 3rd world conditions.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 19 Mar 2020 at 4:17pm

They are so good, I had the FJ73 as my first 4wd, the rare medium wheelbase FRP top with roll cage underneath. I could sling boards up to 9ft inside the fibreglass roof using the cage and straps, and the thing was a beast on sand :) Been looking for a good original LX auto for a couple of years with no luck...