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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:33 PM

The car my parents owned when I was born was a mid-80's Mazda 323:

 

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It looked pretty much like this, including the paint and the louvers but without the Australian plates (because I'm from NZ). We had that until about 1997 when it decided to die and we replaced it with a 1991 Toyota Camry.

 

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We had this until it became impractical to keep repairing it. Given that NZ is plentiful in used imports from Japan (because of very lax import laws), we briefly acquired one of these:

 

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It was a 2002 Toyota Caldina, a JDM only car which was actually quite rare when we first got it. It became the family runabout for a short while until it became too expensive to fill it up at the pumps. It was sold onto Dad's new employers soon after Mum got her 2005 Suzuki Swift.

 

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It was identical to this until this year when she replaced the standard steel rims and hubcaps with aftermarket rims and performance tires. It's very economical and easy to park, but hasn't been the best car when it comes to reliability and it's a bit flimsy. 

 

So far, we've had a puncture, a broken rear bumper after someone rear ended it, a broken and continuously leaking rear window, a broken boot latch and sticky spedometer/rev counter. The paint is looking a bit tired and the lights are very badly scratched. But, seeing as we really can't afford to replace it, it's going to continue to provide cheap and much needed transport. 

 

Currently, our garage consists of a 2013 Nissan Navara, which is Dad's work ute given to him by the company he works for, Mum's Swift and my younger brother's 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer. 


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

The car my parents owned when I was born was a mid-80's Mazda 323:

 

1024px-1982-1985_Mazda_323_(BD_Series_2)

 

It looked pretty much like this, including the paint and the louvers but without the Australian plates (because I'm from NZ). We had that until about 1997 when it decided to die and we replaced it with a 1991 Toyota Camry.

 

800px-1992-1994_Toyota_Camry_Sedan.jpg

 

We had this until it became impractical to keep repairing it. Given that NZ is plentiful in used imports from Japan (because of very lax import laws), we briefly acquired one of these:

 

2002_toyota_caldina_zt_99669469739973710

 

It was a 2002 Toyota Caldina, a JDM only car which was actually quite rare when we first got it. It became the family runabout for a short while until it became too expensive to fill it up at the pumps. It was sold onto Dad's new employers soon after Mum got her 2005 Suzuki Swift.

 

Suzuki+++Swift+001.jpg

 

It was identical to this until this year when she replaced the standard steel rims and hubcaps with aftermarket rims and performance tires. It's very economical and easy to park, but hasn't been the best car when it comes to reliability and it's a bit flimsy. 

 

So far, we've had a puncture, a broken rear bumper after someone rear ended it, a broken and continuously leaking rear window, a broken boot latch and sticky spedometer/rev counter. The paint is looking a bit tired and the lights are very badly scratched. But, seeing as we really can't afford to replace it, it's going to continue to provide cheap and much needed transport. 

 

Currently, our garage consists of a 2013 Nissan Navara, which is Dad's work ute given to him by the company he works for, Mum's Swift and my younger brother's 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer. 

 

 

Before buying mi Current Seat Ibiza, i went to the Suzuki dealership to check out the Swift Sport but i didn't like the price for what Suzuki offered me.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

Swifts are great little cars. The Sport is a bit more expensive than the standard Swift but there's nothing wrong with the standard car.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:51 AM Edited by Willstig998, 25 May 2014 - 11:54 AM.

My fathers old Ford Falcon XF.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:16 PM

My grandfather had a C3 Audi 100, same dark blue color when i was little, just beautiful and grand and it had all the extras. He has had a sh*t load of cars, but this remains my favourite:

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

Back when i was a kid all shops that owned vans had the Citroen C15 or the Ford Transit

 

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Important companies that could afford something a bit more expensive bought this:

 

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 09:47 PM

Well might as well put on my family car history.

When I was a baby my dad had this, a Ford Scorpio. Later my aunt had it and for some reason I found it very cool.

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Shortly after we had a Mark 2 Golf and then a 3rd gen Toyota Hiace van which was the first car I drove...at the age of six. It looked a lot like this, only blue. Many great memories with this one, like sneaking up onto a race track in the middle of the winner only for my dad to spin it at the beginning of the main straight into a snowbank.

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Later we shortly had a 5th or 6th gen Ford Escort followed by this. Volvo 745 which is my favourite out of all the cars our family has had. My dad used to drift this on more snowy days and it was extremely comfortable for road trips.

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Then when I was about 10 we got a Citreon C2. Despite having only a 1.1 litre engine and 59bhp it felt very swifty. After a few years we had to replace it because I couldn't fit in the back anymore.

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They decided to replace it with a brand new 1.5 Suzuki SX4. Turned out to be a very lovely car.

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But my grandfather had the most interesting car in the family I think, 1982 Volkswagen Passat which I remember looking a bit different. Not sure if it's just my memory or there was a more rare version of it.

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 02:20 PM Edited by phoenixShine, 01 June 2014 - 02:22 PM.

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Polski Fiat 125p.

 

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Trabant.

 

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Mercedes-Benz W123.

 

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FSO Polonez Truck.

 

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Daewoo Lublin.

 

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Daewoo Nexia.

 

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Opel Omega A.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:53 AM

Truck my dad had when I was around 5-10, GMC Sonoma (not actual pic) and he also owned a Dodge Dart:

 

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and the Dart

 

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My mom had a '73 Dodge Coronet, pretty cool car and some station wagon, no need for a pic, we all know what those look like:

 

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:54 PM

Opel Calibra... 

 

Used by low lifes/ chavs in Spain in the 90's

 

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:14 PM Edited by Worship, 02 June 2014 - 03:14 PM.

End of the 90's... I remember all of russian cars:  Qaz 21, 31, 12 Zim, Lada Vaz 2101 to 015, Niva, Chayka.

We were used to own most of them in 1985-2000.

 

But the slickest thing i remember is W126. I loved that  :inlove:

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:36 PM Edited by pajkosinjoSRB, 03 June 2014 - 08:54 PM.

Fiat Pandas were really popular when I was younger. Today my grandpa bought one for 450 euros!

I love that car. :inlove:


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:33 AM

Fiat Pandas were really popular when I was younger. Today my grandpa bought one for 450 euros!

I love that car. :inlove:

 

In the small neighboring country Andorra, they drive 1990's Fiat Pandas a lot since thet where cheap and 4x4 perfect for a small country that get a lot of snow in winter.

 

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:20 AM Edited by pajkosinjoSRB, 09 June 2014 - 10:21 AM.

 

Fiat Pandas were really popular when I was younger. Today my grandpa bought one for 450 euros!

I love that car. :inlove:

 

In the small neighboring country Andorra, they drive 1990's Fiat Pandas a lot since thet where cheap and 4x4 perfect for a small country that get a lot of snow in winter.

 

FIAT_PANDA_4X4_G.0_002.JPG

 

My Panda isn't a 4x4 but it's great for off-road.

Here's my baby:

It's tall and you can park it anywhere. Mine is a 1988 Panda.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:57 AM

 

 

Fiat Pandas were really popular when I was younger. Today my grandpa bought one for 450 euros!

I love that car. :inlove:

 

In the small neighboring country Andorra, they drive 1990's Fiat Pandas a lot since thet where cheap and 4x4 perfect for a small country that get a lot of snow in winter.

 

FIAT_PANDA_4X4_G.0_002.JPG

 

My Panda isn't a 4x4 but it's great for off-road.

Here's my baby:

It's tall and you can park it anywhere. Mine is a 1988 Panda.

103415866272822373400652.jpg

 

What is the car parked next to it?

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:21 PM

 

 

 

Fiat Pandas were really popular when I was younger. Today my grandpa bought one for 450 euros!

I love that car. :inlove:

 

In the small neighboring country Andorra, they drive 1990's Fiat Pandas a lot since thet where cheap and 4x4 perfect for a small country that get a lot of snow in winter.

 

FIAT_PANDA_4X4_G.0_002.JPG

 

My Panda isn't a 4x4 but it's great for off-road.

Here's my baby:

It's tall and you can park it anywhere. Mine is a 1988 Panda.

103415866272822373400652.jpg

 

What is the car parked next to it?

 

It's my brother's Skoda Favorit 135 L

Here's the actual picture:

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:33 AM

My earliest life memory funnily enough was of me in the backseat of my dad's Saab 900 while my parents were driving. I must've been about 2 or so. My dad told me that it was red, and I remember it having a cream interior.

 

Looked similar to this:

 

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pajkosinjoSRB: Did you, or your family, ever drive any Yugos?

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:56 AM

I remember this car from my early early childhood in Germany and when we first moved to San Antonio. Unfortunately it got broken into and the stereo was stolen. Loved the car though. Sold it for $1800 in 2003.

 

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Ours was grey.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:34 PM Edited by jimmydsantaki288, 14 June 2014 - 03:35 PM.

Growing up in the 90s', I remember being driven to school in my parents' Ford Mondeo estate. What a crapbox.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:22 PM

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:15 PM Edited by pajkosinjoSRB, 22 June 2014 - 10:20 PM.

My earliest life memory funnily enough was of me in the backseat of my dad's Saab 900 while my parents were driving. I must've been about 2 or so. My dad told me that it was red, and I remember it having a cream interior.

 

Looked similar to this:

 

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pajkosinjoSRB: Did you, or your family, ever drive any Yugos?

Yep. A Yugo 45AX.

Just like this one but blue.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:18 PM

*Not my pic

 

My dad used to drive a '99 Escort, Same colour as this. Someone tried to steal it once lol, He said he wished it was stolen since it was a piece of sh*t car.

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:46 PM

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The next two generations were obiquitous, especially these.

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I remember that my uncle's friends used to have a minivan which in my blurred memories resembled to a Lumina. Maybe it was a Pontiac Trans Sport as it was sold in Europe or simply a Renault minivan.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 11:47 PM

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There were 3 kids at my elementary school that all had Chrysler Town & Country minivans like that but with fake wood vinyl on the sides.

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:55 AM

- Granny had a cream white Wartburg 1.3

          -snip-

An identical one as a matter of fact. It was a 1991.

 

 

I haven't read much about Wartburgs. Were they any better than Trabants?

The car I remember the most fondly was my father's 1986 Buick Century sedan, not too unlike this one albeit a darker shade of grey. My brother inherited it after my dad died and sold it so he could get money to go to college.

 

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:17 AM

 

My earliest life memory funnily enough was of me in the backseat of my dad's Saab 900 while my parents were driving. I must've been about 2 or so. My dad told me that it was red, and I remember it having a cream interior.

 

Looked similar to this:

 

 

 

pajkosinjoSRB: Did you, or your family, ever drive any Yugos?

Yep. A Yugo 45AX.

Just like this one but blue.

 

 

Ballin'. The Yugo is up there as one of my most potent memories of rural Serbia. Even the last time I was there, in '08, a good 3/4 of all cars were Yugos and the uniformity and Yugo-nostalgia (mind the pun) of seeing them drive around was fantastic.

 

"Yugo, but the car doesn't."

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:58 PM Edited by pajkosinjoSRB, 23 June 2014 - 05:34 PM.

 

 

My earliest life memory funnily enough was of me in the backseat of my dad's Saab 900 while my parents were driving. I must've been about 2 or so. My dad told me that it was red, and I remember it having a cream interior.

 

Looked similar to this:

 

 

 

pajkosinjoSRB: Did you, or your family, ever drive any Yugos?

Yep. A Yugo 45AX.

Just like this one but blue.

 

 

Ballin'. The Yugo is up there as one of my most potent memories of rural Serbia. Even the last time I was there, in '08, a good 3/4 of all cars were Yugos and the uniformity and Yugo-nostalgia (mind the pun) of seeing them drive around was fantastic.

 

"Yugo, but the car doesn't."

 

Yeah, I loved that car, but it ain't excactly like they showed it in a commercial. :D

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 02:06 PM

Didn't the Yugo have back window heaters so you didn't catch cold while pushing it?

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 05:34 PM

Didn't the Yugo have back window heaters so you didn't catch cold while pushing it?

Yeah, it did.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:47 AM

Didn't the Yugo have back window heaters so you didn't catch cold while pushing it?


Funny, I thought the trabant had that




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