The positive thread. find something, anything


#1601

1983 Corolla. He wants to be a mechanic and this will be his personal project that he plans to hot up.


#1602

Thought so, looks a little different to the one I had (‘83, red with black stripes) as my first car, thing would probably go on forever, but paint job was first thing to go.


#1603

Yeah there’s some different types from that era. If you had one of these it would be worth heaps, they’re very hip cars to have at the moment:


#1604

Mine was big standard, granny-esque.

In retrospect I should’ve got the V8 Holden Panel van that was going for the same price, but was trying to be low profile.


#1605

Low profile is cool now. You would be “on trend”; V8 Holdens are ostentatious and not cool at all.


#1606

V8’s will always be cool.


#1607

Straight sixes are always my go to although I can live with an H6 like a Porsche or Subaru.


#1608

My mums car has just died in the ar$e - she’s got no money but too much pride to ask for help so she’s just borrowing a mates. I want to get her a second hand one but I’m basically just going to have to buy it then dump it on her so she’s got no choice.

She’s 70 and been driving a Honda legend that’s over 20 years old which is way to big for her but she still wants to carry her grandkids in the back.

I know this isn’t a car thread but any suggestions are great. I was looking at little second hand Audi, vw, puegot types but they seem to be mostly diesel which could get more costly if I get a dud.


#1609

Yep, avoid if out of warranty.

You may have to re mortgage your home for repairs.

Can’t really go past a small Toyota in this space for mine.


#1610

Geebus you must hate your mum! Get something Japanese or Korean. Corolla, Camry, i30, Elantra (or Kia equivalents), Pulsar/Tiida.


#1611

Yep, that would be my choice, …

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or the Yaris if after a Sedan, … ugly, but a great reliable car.


#1612

Mazda has been good and reliable for me.


#1613

Nearly said a Mazda 3 would be another choice, …very reliable over the past decade, but they have (or used to have) a downside of very expensive parts/repairs.

Not sure if it;s still the case, (?) but it was for a very long time.


#1614

Nothing too outrageous for my Mazda 6. Barely needed anything for 15 years.


#1615

I’ve had a CX-5 Mazda 4 years…just about to upgrade it to an Akera CX-5, couldn’t be happier.


#1616

I love my mum. All good Tassie boys do


#1617

So Mazda with Toyota close second and anything European can go hang is the vibe.
Rx7 with dice it is Mum.


#1618

Try - the VW POLO excellent little car, comfy seats, economical fuel wise, diesel or petrol. Ours was diesel 4.6 litres to the 100 kms.


#1619

Never had any issues with 4-5 Subarus we’ve had either.

Toyota Corolla would probably do the job bee though.


#1620

A VW Diesel??

Really? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Watch Episode 1 of “Dirty Money” (NetFlix Doco series) and get back to me on this.