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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:37 PM

lol, is there anything you can do about your lights piperka? i agree with you, i dont particularly like the front of your car either. thinking of changing them?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

It's not worth paying to change anything when I can just sell it and buy something else lol, which I'll probably do some time this year. Because the previous owner paid money to do these modifications!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

you're thinking of replacing it sometime this year? what have you got in mind?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

Umm I have no idea actually, but something Australian again, like a Ford XR6, or Holden Calais. But I'll see when the time comes!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:05 AM

QUOTE (chris @ Monday, Mar 5 2012, 14:34)
Out with the old ......

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In with the new .....

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1998 Ford Mondeo GLX 2.0 16v, it's had two previous owners, its done 120000mi and it drives perfectly, it's an automatic unfortunately but i got the car for practically nothing so can't really complain, besides just f*cking look at my old car haha

Front tyres bald or what?!

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I'm just messing, I'm sure there's 1.6mm of tread depth there tounge.gif My dad had one of these cars when I was about 11/12 brand new, loved it as a nipper biggrin.gif

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

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New classic grille emblem. Pic was taken at my grandmothers place.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:55 PM

I was kind of wondering why you and your dad both had cars each worth several times more than the homes around them.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:16 PM

I know a dude who lives in a 60's mobile home with a GT3.

His garage is like twice as big as his home and worth a few times as much.



Of course he is kinda nuts, eats a lot of Ramen too.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

That's how I would live. Don't really care how my house looks so long as it has the bare essentials. The cars on the other hand, would definitely be where it's at.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

QUOTE (yngwierocks @ Sunday, Mar 18 2012, 15:37)
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I think it looks great! perfect throwback to the original icon14.gif

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:06 PM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Sunday, Mar 18 2012, 17:28)
That's how I would live. Don't really care how my house looks so long as it has the bare essentials. The cars on the other hand, would definitely be where it's at.

You can always tell a true gearhead from a poser. A true gearhead relinquishes the investment of any old house for that of a rare automobile.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

As long as I had a bed, I'd be happy.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:19 PM

I wouldn't choose to have a great collection of cars over a nice house but I wouldn't call myself a poser. I don't pretend to have a knowledge of what goes on inside the car or how to repair it if its gone wrong but I do love driving and I do have an interest in cars and I think that's all that matters.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

There is a difference between having an interest in cars and being a gearhead.

But you're loaded, so the topic really doesn't pertain to you, no offense or anything, it's just a huuuuuge difference.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

I'm sorry, but what does that have to do with anything? It's neither here nor there.

Also, what is a huge difference? I don't understand why you say the topic doesn't pertain to me. As far as I can see, it does as it's all just a hypothetical scenario.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

In a hypothetical sense, it really isn't all that relevant. But at the same time, I don't think an upper class guy like yourself could go down to the bare essentials the way someone skirting on the edge of poverty like me or murdoch could. Might be too much of a step coming from your way of life. I guess it's like this: You've already tasted some incredible cheese and are addicted to it whereas us common peons just look at it like it's some overpriced cheese and don't give it a second glance. We just care about nice cars and the rest of the glitz and glam doesn't appeal to us as much.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

I'm also not saying that everyone who likes cars needs to be a "gearhead", that's just differences in tastes.

It is a big difference the way we see things because we are very different people with vastly different lives, so while it is a hypothetical situation, we will both view it very differently.
Also, I didn't really mean that it "doesn't pertain to you", I used the wrong wording, I was basically referring to how it can be harder to understand anothers reasoning when we see the same thing in such a different way.

You have to remember that you grew up being driven around in cars that are worth more than my house, so we're always going to have differences in opinion, and we will always struggle to understand certain aspects of each others lives.

Again, I don't mean any of this negatively, and I wouldn't really call you a poser, but I would if you had a bunch of supercars and didn't know jack sh*t about them or how to drive them.
You're not trying to be something you're not, and I've no problem with that.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:21 PM

I appreciate you taking the effort to help me understand your point of view, the wording in your original post did throw me off a bit which led to a bit of a misunderstanding for which I apologise. I do have one question though, when you say that if one were to own a bunch of supercars and didn't know sh*t about them, to what extent does one have to know about the cars for it to qualify as "knowing"? I mean of course the engine, how many horses, torque and all that spec sheet data but what else would one have to know?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:39 PM Edited by *MURDOC*, 20 March 2012 - 11:41 PM.

Just basic car sh*t, which you would be amazed at how many owners of really high-end cars don't know.

Stuff like how to change a tire (even if you don't need to), how to correctly read and understand all gauges, and basic driving technique, because even if you never take your Lamborghini above 100mph, you (and those around you) will fare a lot better if you can keep that thing on the road.

It's also good to be humble and know your skill level, so you know which cars you can handle and which ones will escort you to a fiery death.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:40 PM

I'll be honest, if I was rich, I wouldn't buy a supercar without knowing about it. I've no idea what the Lamborghini Gallardo is like for example, and therefore if I had all the money in the world, I wouldn't buy it today.
An Aston Martin Rapide on the other hand....

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:54 PM

QUOTE (Garfield 2 @ Tuesday, Mar 20 2012, 18:40)
I'll be honest, if I was rich, I wouldn't buy a supercar without knowing about it. I've no idea what the Lamborghini Gallardo is like for example, and therefore if I had all the money in the world, I wouldn't buy it today.
An Aston Martin Rapide on the other hand....

I can't say I agree with that. The best way to learn is hands on experience.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:12 AM

Yeah, if you've only ever driven an Accord or something, hop in an F430 and immediately take it into traffic or something.

You'll learn.



You better learn.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

Obviously you'll only want to do what you're comfortable doing. But if you've only driven an accord, then you shouldn't refuse to ever buy anything faster. You'll never be able to drive it unless you start learning.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:33 AM

Babysteps would probably be the direction to go in that sense. The whole Accord to F430 jumpstart thing might work ok if you get familiar with it on a track first.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:34 AM

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But if you've only driven an accord, then you shouldn't refuse to ever buy anything faster.


Who said that?

I think he meant that he would not buy one until he knew that he was capable of driving it, which too many people don't do.
And of course that often leads to week-old Murcielagos sitting in lots with their undersides ripped to shreds and wheels missing or pointing all the wrong directions.

@Lurch, that's what I mean, I wouldn't recommend just pulling it right off the lot.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:54 AM

Well it really depends on how you treat it. Say the fastest thing you've driven is an Accord, you'd most likely be fine assuming you're just driving along with traffic. Where as if you drive it off the lot and floor it to the next intersection, you're going to have some problems. I'd go ahead and buy the car, just taking babysteps with the way I drive it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (MikeWh @ Sunday, Mar 18 2012, 06:05)
QUOTE (chris @ Monday, Mar 5 2012, 14:34)
1998 Ford Mondeo GLX 2.0 16v, it's had two previous owners, its done 120000mi and it drives perfectly, it's an automatic unfortunately but i got the car for practically nothing so can't really complain, besides just f*cking look at my old car haha

Front tyres bald or what?!

*produces EFPN book*

I'm just messing, I'm sure there's 1.6mm of tread depth there tounge.gif My dad had one of these cars when I was about 11/12 brand new, loved it as a nipper biggrin.gif

I'm too scared to spin the front tires, petrols gone up again! I've already been pulled over three times since i've got this car, two drug searches and one cause i forgot to put my lights on pulling out of a garage forecourt, the officer who pulled me at the garage was a genuine bloke and let me go on my way, the other officer were all absolute bellends so i asked for stop forms, the first time they had ran out and told me to report to the station if i wanted one and the other gave me one and circled the drugs icon on it. I'm going to keep all the ones i get given and make a collage of them that i will keep in my car and show to the next officers who pull me over, i hope they appreciate the gesture.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:53 AM

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:02 AM

So just a paint job away from being complete or is there anything else to do?




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