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FS: 2006 VZ SS MY06 Sedan (6.0 L V8)
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3348 posts
Please see my for sale thread and buy my car.

http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/forsale/thread.php/3267449
10:14am 16/01/13 Permalink
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copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3669 posts
you getting a real/better car?
10:16am 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34979 posts
moving to something smaller and cheaper to run?
10:17am 16/01/13 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3349 posts
Yep. Smaller/Cheaper/Economical. Sick of owing money on cars and wasting my money. Also heading overseas and want the money. It's been a good car to me and I am sad to let it go. <3.
10:23am 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34980 posts
i know that feel bro
10:24am 16/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3670 posts
what are you looking at (or already got to replace it)
10:31am 16/01/13 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3350 posts
No thoughts yet. I am most likely going to buy a second hand car around the 3-5 k mark. I want something reliable (for the price...), easy for me to work on myself and also a car I can learn with! My mechanic skills could use improving. I was thinking about a toyota.
10:57am 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34981 posts
oooooh, a corolla!

i cant even begin to imagine how fancy a corolla you could get for 3k!
10:58am 16/01/13 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3047 posts
Hahaha love the close up of the sick exhaust!
02:06pm 16/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8705 posts
Combined fuel use of 14l per 100km - she's frugal!
02:28pm 16/01/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6315 posts
my new car does on the sticker 5.9, but my dash after 1200km's says 6.4 :(

Or in other words it's around $1 for every 10km's i drive @ 1.50 per L?

Better than the soarer she takes around 5 dollars every 10km. :s she's a bit unhealthy. Working on that now i can take it off the road though.
02:35pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3050 posts
My car is too old to give me any fancy millage readings. But it's a 2.2 4cyl, so I think I'm ok.
02:38pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3351 posts
Hahaha love the close up of the sick exhaust!


Just trying to get it sold mate :). I don't have a hard on for it, but it is a nice sounding exhaust and if you are into V8's, you would get it.

Spook - What Corolla should I get? Will it come with a lifetime guarantee?
02:40pm 16/01/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6317 posts
Toyota is one of the worst for warranty periods. Nissan offered me 4 years manufacturer warranty with 6 years on top dealership warranty. Hyundai offered me 5 years manufacturer warranty. Toyota offered me 3 and for a small fortune, an extension to 5.

Still took the toyota. :s
02:42pm 16/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8706 posts
^

1. fill the car until the pump clicks off

2. reset trip meter

3. drive until car needs fuel

4. fill the car until the pump clicks off

5. Note how many litres the car took

6. note how many kilometers are on the trip meter

7. calculate (litres / kilometers)*100 = llitres per 100km.

8. profit.

02:43pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3051 posts
Just trying to get it sold mate :). I don't have a hard on for it, but it is a nice sounding exhaust and if you are into V8's, you would get it.Spook - What Corolla should I get? Will it come with a lifetime guarantee?

Nah no doubt, not having a go. You know the demographic you're going for. It's just not me and stood out as pandering, but smart pandering.
02:58pm 16/01/13 Permalink
3x0dus
Townsville, Queensland
1700 posts
not sure if its model specific, but i believe Toyota are offering 1 extra year Warranty (to 4years (still 100,000)).

The new Toyota Access looks pretty decent as well

choose car, choose deposit if any, choose how many years + km per year.

They say how much they will buy it back for, only pay loan on the difference, when loan ends, either payout balloon and keep/sell, swap for a new toyota.

Looking seriously at the Toyota Camry Hybrid Luxury late this year/early next.

5.5l /100km, and fairly decent build, 8 year battery warranty.

Last 2 cars have been toyota and they just seem bulletproof.
03:46pm 16/01/13 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15562 posts
Get a AE101R
03:53pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34982 posts
Spook - What Corolla should I get? Will it come with a lifetime guarantee?


i got the hardware model, been super happy with it, even if petal wasnt.

i believe there is a whoop model floating around that would be dreamy!
03:54pm 16/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17707 posts
Lol super happy?

Even though the indicators don't work
04:05pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34983 posts
they work sometimes bro
04:19pm 16/01/13 Permalink
shad
Brisbane, Queensland
3865 posts
guaranteed to work 50% of the time.
05:57pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21146 posts
i got the hardware model, been super happy with it, even if petal wasnt.

i believe there is a whoop model floating around that would be dreamy!

White AE92.
16" mags
4AGE "100kw" version
bluetooth / ipod head unit
fuly sik 12" doof doof (parcel shelf was already there from previous owner, had a spare sub, figured why not)

Needed to pass RWC:
- 1 tyre
- 1 brake light... pfft the thing has 5 f*****g brake lights, like one missing is going to matter but apparently it does
- new wiper blades
and he reckons the CV boot is leaking, I reckon it's not, it's just all the grease coming out because I packed that f***** too full when I put it all back together and the excess grease has forced its way out. Either way I have a spare CV boot I'm contemplating putting on if it is broken, otherwise it just needs cleaning off.

Also have a big box full of spare s*** and the 4 original 14" alloy rims, 2 with near new tyres, spare instrument cluster, spare facia and a spare ECU. Also have a spare head and cam covers.
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm190/pointyfork/cars/th_all_zpsc603b145.jpg
06:43pm 16/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17708 posts
how much are you chasing for that car out of curiosity whoop
06:57pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21148 posts
I dunno, you see them all over carsales for $1500 - $5000, I was thinking somewhere in the middle. Maybe stick 2 or 3k on it and let someone haggle a bit. There's always that guy who rocks up & goes "I'll give you $1900 cash right now".

I've got about 12 more days to fix the crap on it & get the final inspection done before I can sell it rego'd though.
07:11pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34984 posts
2k? thats an outrageously expensive price!

glad i got the hardware model!
08:17pm 16/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17710 posts
lul

are you really bro? i highly doubt that

but buying the first car you looked at was the smartest plan
08:30pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34985 posts
i looked at other cars, but they wanted too much money.
09:00pm 16/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17711 posts
Internet doesn't count
09:23pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34986 posts
when they have prices attached and price is all important, it does.
10:45pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3274 posts
All you people getting older and trading your hoon mobiles for more sensible cars. I've done the reverse :/
10:45pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21149 posts
^^ same. Although I do like the fact the econobox goes more than 200kms before I have to fill it up again.
2k? thats an outrageously expensive price!

glad i got the hardware model!
Difference being whoever buys mine will have a car they can just go and drive, and a boot full of spare parts, and another set of rims instead of a rusty s***box that's full of holes that's probably a deathtrap.
10:51pm 16/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34987 posts
for that price, they would want to!
05:48am 17/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17713 posts
All you people getting older and trading your hoon mobiles for more sensible cars. I've done the reverse :/


don't worry bro i'm not about to sell my car for some eco-s******
07:59am 17/01/13 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3352 posts
Its not about the environment, it's about the money. I sat down and worked out how much it was costing me and there is more to life than cars I decided. Plus I have to grow up and become more responsible, I am even consolidating my super. So many chores to do. Getting older is no fun.
08:57am 17/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34988 posts
09:04am 17/01/13 Permalink
jesu
Brisbane, Queensland
715 posts
^

1. fill the car until the pump clicks off

2. reset trip meter

3. drive until car needs fuel

4. fill the car until the pump clicks off

5. Note how many litres the car took

6. note how many kilometers are on the trip meter

7. calculate (litres / kilometers)*100 = llitres per 100km.

8. profit.


Or get an Android app: Fuelio. It has charts! B****** love charts
10:47am 17/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21151 posts
Or get an Android app: Fuelio. It has charts! B****** love charts
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=38354
06:19pm 17/01/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6319 posts
The new Toyota Access looks pretty decent as well

There is two ways to look at this:
1) The car is basically a mobile phone plan, you go from model to model.
2) The car is on a huge balloon lease, where after 4 years you restart the whole thing, kind of like a lease car but without any salaray sacrifice lowering of income etc.

I basically couldn't figure whether to go 0% for 4 years or toyota access for 4, but i guess it works like this: if you keep your car low KM's and clean, you probably would be better off selling it outright after 4 years for more than the balloon is worth. But you did pay upfront money to get there. So you have to discount the cost back to compare.

It's actually a really complicated thing, so in the end i went with the good finance rate and outright ownership after 4 years, because all the figures are too guesstimatey to use finance calculations with any kind of meaning.

Just understand that you never own the car unless at the end of the 4 year access you pay out the 8k or 16k or whatever the agreed final value is.

Edit:
don't worry bro i'm not about to sell my car for some eco-s******
Well, if this is Pave's advice, what could possibly go wrong..........
08:06pm 17/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17715 posts
apart from upgrading to a gtr of some kind at some point or maybe a 335i or a audi s5 down the track as a daily

i guess it depends on 2 thing:

1. how much you really like cars

2. if you know you'll be capable of earning enough money to do boring responsible s*** and own a not-boring car at the same time

08:13pm 17/01/13 Permalink
Space Ninja
Sydney, New South Wales
3592 posts
don't worry bro i'm not about to sell my car for some eco-s******


That hurts me right in the i30 :(
09:25am 18/01/13 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15566 posts
That hurts me right in the i30 :(
you carry around too many subwoofers to get fuel economy out of an i30
10:04am 18/01/13 Permalink
Space Ninja
Sydney, New South Wales
3593 posts
I just got 640km out of my last $60 tank :D
10:27am 18/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8716 posts
I can get 1,000km out of a tank in my i30 - and it's Turbo, yo!!

Highway, yes.
10:44am 18/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21159 posts
How many litres though? No good if it's a 50megalitre tank.
11:09am 18/01/13 Permalink
Space Ninja
Sydney, New South Wales
3594 posts
Yeah thats 640km city with the 2.0L petrol

I've done 700+ driving syd/bne though
11:17am 18/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8717 posts
Tank is 53 litres.

The light came on around 950km from memory. Car was full to, 2 adults, 3 kids and boot full.
11:21am 18/01/13 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8718 posts
Stupid f*****g edit.....

It averaged around 4.7l per 100km on that trip.
11:23am 18/01/13 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15567 posts
Turbo i30 are Diesel right?

Edit only works from http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/
12:02pm 18/01/13 Permalink
Space Ninja
Sydney, New South Wales
3595 posts
Yeah there are no Petrol Turbo i30s - just Diesel

Other than that its a veloster turbo
12:18pm 18/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3673 posts
my 2L renault petrol, averages 6.8L/100kms in normal

and a 7.9, in the city 8.1 with the A/C on full
02:19pm 18/01/13 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3275 posts
My car has wtfhorrible mileage, but it often wins in a d*** waving contest.

http://i.imgur.com/dFw9J.png

Maybe nf will finally respect me :P
06:57pm 18/01/13 Permalink
Space Ninja
Sydney, New South Wales
3596 posts
Respect? no

Ridicule? yes.
07:41pm 18/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21162 posts
My car has wtfhorrible mileage, but it often wins in a d*** waving contest.http://i.imgur.com/dFw9J.pngMaybe nf will finally respect me :P

I was sitting at the lights in my fully sick corolla (from previous page) and an xr6 turbo owner (it was blue) was so jealous when the lights went green he pinged it off the rev limiter just to get in front of me. Then proceeded to go granny pace around all the corners and as soon as another straight came BAMF! rev limiter.

what a f***en tool.

There might also have been a dragon
07:47pm 18/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17727 posts
is that a BA thunder ?

i had a hilarious xr6t driver pull up at the lights next to me the other day and do the same thing whoop, i didn't follow him through lights but he nailed it full ball just to get in front of me

i just take off like a granny because my f**** given are pretty minimal
03:28pm 20/01/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22118 posts
Heh yeah I was driving the other day and I saw this car that was obviously less powerful than mine and I thought "who gives a f***". Later I posted about it on the internet.
03:41pm 20/01/13 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3277 posts
FG series 1.

Only serious complaint so far would be the ZF gearbox in it. I gotta get mine look at because the change down from 2 to 1 is sloooooow when cold. In semi-auto mode the gear change is OK, so I assume the electronic timing settings on it need work.

Otherwise the car acts just like you would expect when you plonk a turbo on an xr6. 270kw, still handles like a boat :P

I don't see many other xr6 turbos getting around tbqh
06:14pm 20/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17734 posts
you must be blind because they are everywhere

i've seen more xr6t getting around than xr8 for a long time
06:49pm 20/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21182 posts
Heh yeah I was driving the other day and I saw this car that was obviously less powerful than mine and I thought "who gives a f***". Later I posted about it on the internet.
needs dragons bro
07:55pm 20/01/13 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3278 posts
Yeah barely any xr8s getting around. The falcon is a dying model. No more past 2016 apparently.
08:09pm 20/01/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3681 posts
Yeah barely any xr8s getting around. The falcon is a dying model. No more past 2016 apparently.



no quite, that is a media bit trolled out at the end of every falcon model life since the EL

sure, the future is unsure, but the falcon is the longest running large car, and the only one left with a true link to the sports cars of the 60's 70's

after all, pretty sure the falcon (if you go by early media releases) should be a small front wheel drive car by now
08:30pm 20/01/13 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10454 posts
The falcon is a dying model. No more past 2016 apparently.
Yeah, this isn't totally correct. No more falcon as a unique model, it'll be a mustang based falcon.

So it's just going back to the 60's and 70's shared-model essentially.
09:47pm 20/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21184 posts
a mustang based falcon..


?
??
???

!!!!!!!!!!

http://i.imgur.com/So94D36.jpg
11:55pm 20/01/13 Permalink
Crusher
Sydney, New South Wales
1230 posts
The only drivers who drive more d***ishly than XR6T drivers are Nissan Navara drivers.
08:42am 21/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21185 posts
my mate drives a navara
06:56pm 21/01/13 Permalink
Crusher
Sydney, New South Wales
1231 posts
Does he drive like a d***?
07:14pm 21/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21187 posts
Yes.
07:18pm 21/01/13 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10455 posts
I hate navara drivers
they are generally the worst f***wit tradesman types you've ever met
09:31pm 21/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21190 posts
Funny, I seem to think the same of ford & holden drivers. Bunch of f***wit bogans. I should know, I was a commodore driver. Lost the commodore, I'm still a f***wit though.
01:03am 22/01/13 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2289 posts
I saw a car thread thought I would upload some pics of the new ride between the misses and I.

2013 VW CC (not a Passat)

200hp 2.0l TDI (goes well gets up to a limited 250km/h on the autobahn in a reasonable time)
double clutch paddle shift gearbox
bi-xenon headlights
EDC suspension (sport, comfort & normal. I was surprised at the difference this makes while driving)
17" winter wheels 235/40/17 (i think) & 18" summers 255/35/18
auto stop start
auto brake hold
ABS button applied handbrake
10 speaker stereo with bluetooth,
windscreen heater (so awesome for living in snow)
6L/100km city driving
10% tint on all rear windows
nav system
auto windscreen wipers
climate control
heated seats
cruise control
Traction control
electric steering (i dont really like this)
leather cross suede (sp?) seats
auto headlights
parking sensors
brake disk drying feature for wet conditions
traffic updates via nav
brushed ally interior
full trip computer
custom plates except for the N at the start, the first letter of our first names and weeding anniversary

Not the best photos I have had limited time to get clean shots plus the weather has been crap lately.

http://i.imgur.com/1sxhu5M.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RfkmyOf.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1OPILHh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZMGu9O2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/n8zYhsr.jpg
07:00am 22/01/13 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2290 posts
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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17742 posts
custom plates except for the N at the start, the first letter of our first names and weeding anniversary


http://media.tumblr.com/64f871bd5105dbc2de2bd5a3086be914/tumblr_inline_mgn43glY7X1qbnggp.jpg
08:18am 22/01/13 Permalink
Tiny
Brisbane, Queensland
3354 posts
So whos going to buy my car? :-D
08:33am 22/01/13 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2291 posts
haha pave made me laugh and the wife say "thats a bit rude"
08:40am 22/01/13 Permalink
Crusher
Sydney, New South Wales
1232 posts
I hate navara drivers they are generally the worst f***wit tradesman types you've ever met
Usually the kind who arent good enough or smart enough to have enough $$ to buy a hilux.
08:43am 22/01/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35017 posts
pretty much all custom plates are gay if you ask me.

even if they refer to a womans weewee parts.
08:49am 22/01/13 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17743 posts
sounds like someone is jelly that they will be an old(er) man by the time they can afford a car worth putting personalised plates on + afford the plates themselves
08:02pm 22/01/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21191 posts
+ afford the plates themselves

7 digit prestige plates for $3k+, tempted for e-peen value only.
08:43pm 22/01/13 Permalink
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