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28 minutes ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:


Im over 4W drive excitement now so just went for the front wheel drive 2 litre GXL .petrol model . My mileage is very low these days so that was all I need . I went for comfort and reliability . It’s got all the bells and whistles I will ever need  , some of which I don’t use , but also very impressed with all the safety features. 

We are going for the FWD too, but looking at the Cruiser (mainly for the electric seat memory we change it so often) and the hybrid, Mrs Gut still does a lot of kms.

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6 minutes ago, GUT2407 said:

We are going for the FWD too, but looking at the Cruiser (mainly for the electric seat memory we change it so often) and the hybrid, Mrs Gut still does a lot of kms.


Sensible move . Does it have the auto rear door . That’s the only extra I wish I had got .Door a bit heavy to close sometimes 

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I have a 2 litre turbo diesel Forester which I'm very happy with except for the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter). As an AWD it has great handling in all conditions, especially in the wet . As a "soft" off roader it suits me when geocaching and the torque from the diesel donk is excellent for towing my 16' Viscount pop top. It has excellent economy even when towing the van. A few times I have driven a Mitsubishi ASX SUV rental and didn't particularly like it as it was only 2wd and the CCT auto was also not to my liking. I don't think Subaru make  diesels anymore.

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I have front and rear parking sensors, radar for emergency braking to avoid hitting other vehs, objects etc, beep beep if you cross a lane line or turn without signalling, etc, etc, all too much, CVT transmission is so quiet. No key, push button start and so it goes on.

 

Innovation, go Nissan779408825_th(2).jpg.dc0a385c7b53cc6d98046d1218bee286.jpg

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1 hour ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:


Sensible move . Does it have the auto rear door . That’s the only extra I wish I had got .Door a bit heavy to close sometimes 

Yep some cars with out the auto rear door, Mrs Gut almost does chin ups on.

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Prefer side opening rear door,..... Safer  had to put new gas struts on mum's rear hatch...  as it almost got me i slight breeze blew it closed from fully up.... scared the willies out of me....  Also not a fan of CVT... but that is me.....

 

Sometime i just like the simple cars.... you could fix with a piece of wire.....

 

Remember my first car an old hillman... went into the garage to fill up... remember when you got served....   any way asked for a quart of oil in the engine and to fill my half gallon can... he just looked at me and asked does it use a bit of oil   ( it was about a pint every 100 miles )

 

Cheers Don

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57 minutes ago, Kiwi Kruzer said:

I still have to get used to no handbrake lever 😳

Oh yeah, you have one too like me, press the button.

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20 minutes ago, getting older slowly said:

Prefer side opening rear door,..... Safer  had to put new gas struts on mum's rear hatch...  as it almost got me i slight breeze blew it closed from fully up.... scared the willies out of me....  Also not a fan of CVT... but that is me.....

 

Sometime i just like the simple cars.... you could fix with a piece of wire.....

 

Remember my first car an old hillman... went into the garage to fill up... remember when you got served....   any way asked for a quart of oil in the engine and to fill my half gallon can... he just looked at me and asked does it use a bit of oil   ( it was about a pint every 100 miles )

 

Cheers Don

Talking about old Hillmans, my first car in 66, a 65 Hillman Imp, Green. Engine in the back like a VW.  Made by Rootes Group.

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My late father used to always tell a story about the time I "fixed" our Rover 75 when it broke down one day. I was about 6 years old and for some unknown reason I insisted on poking some part of the engine with a hairclip. Much to everyone's astonishment the car started again and ran quite happily until we got back home and Dad was able to take it in to the garage.

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The Imp I thought was really cool at the time... I had a 67 super minx wagon...

 

with about 70000miles on it when i got it.. put a new engine  in and ran a lot better

 

Cheers Don

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16 hours ago, getting older slowly said:

Prefer side opening rear door,..... Safer  had to put new gas struts on mum's rear hatch...  as it almost got me i slight breeze blew it closed from fully up.... scared the willies out of me....  Also not a fan of CVT... but that is me.....

 

Sometime i just like the simple cars.... you could fix with a piece of wire.....

 

Remember my first car an old hillman... went into the garage to fill up... remember when you got served....   any way asked for a quart of oil in the engine and to fill my half gallon can... he just looked at me and asked does it use a bit of oil   ( it was about a pint every 100 miles )

 

Cheers Don

A friend of mine had an old Ford Prefect. He said he would pull into the garage and ask them to: "fill the oil and check the petrol". Way back before the eco-friendly days.

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1 hour ago, nnps said:

A friend of mine had an old Ford Prefect. He said he would pull into the garage and ask them to: "fill the oil and check the petrol". Way back before the eco-friendly days.


You never see a drip tray these days .

The young ones have probably never seen one ...🚘🤪🚘

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Every car i have had... except the current 2   have all had an oil leak somewhere....

 

Maybe they put barsleak in the oil now a days..... 

 

Egg white and pepper, and leave the radiator cap loose   was a temp fix for leaking water

 

Don

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Yes loss of oil in cars was usually because it was burning oil, on motorcycles it was usually leaking. The old biker saying "if there is no oil under it, there is no oil in it" was well earned. I think you will find it still holds true with some vintage bikes (especially Triumphs).

I just realized that the all wheel drive that for me is pretty important really is not that important for you in Oz.

All wheel drive for days like this

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I took that from my deck a couple years ago, our driveway is a 14% grade and about 60 meters long. We don't enjoy that walk if the vehicle can't make it up on the few days like in the picture.

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On 10/17/2020 at 11:56 AM, getting older slowly said:

Every car i have had... except the current 2   have all had an oil leak somewhere....

 

Maybe they put barsleak in the oil now a days..... 

 

Egg white and pepper, and leave the radiator cap loose   was a temp fix for leaking water

 

Don

I've never had a car that leaked oil, not even my 1961 Mini 850 in 1968.

Next car was a 1970 Corolla 1200 then

1974 Subaru 2wd wagon

1980 Datsun Bluebird - it burned oil from new.

1984 Subaru 4wd Auto Touring Wagon

1995 Daewoo Espero

2006 Kia Cerato

3 Mitsubishi Vans -  when I had a spit roast catering business

A couple of recreational Subaru 4wds

And at present a Subaru Forester and a Mitsubishi LWB van.

Never had a Ford or Holden - maybe that's why  no oil leaks.

Dad was a Holden man until he bought a Citroen D19.

The Subaru Touring Wagon really shone when we used to go skiing. Never needed chains (although we carried them) when driving in snow.

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