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Old 08-30-2002, 05:57   #1 (permalink)
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I Miss My Car

It's been two weeks since I've driven my car, and I miss it dearly. I don't care if I've got a Ford Focus to thrash the living daylights out of, these FWD, 1.6l 4 pot specials are not enough to curb my driving appetite.

I think if I ever moved here to the UK, I'd either import my Falcon over, or get one of those Verte Falcon imports. I couldn't return to a regular drive in such a pissy car.

As they say, you don't what you've got until you're without it!
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Old 08-30-2002, 06:02   #2 (permalink)
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Well imagine how I feel I've been without my Juicy for longer then I want to think about & I'd prefer to be behing the wheel of a Focus then a Magna wagon anyday
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Old 08-30-2002, 23:33   #3 (permalink)
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Your dead right mate and i can feel for you, i guess it's the diet that we've gotton use to. I saw the Focus up close today and must say while it's nice for a small car theres something that doesn't cut it for me.
I bet you miss the tail out attitude of the Live axles when going around the corners under power. :s6:


I wonder if next time you go over seas you can put your car at the back of he plane as well. :s3 :s3
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Old 08-31-2002, 00:27   #4 (permalink)
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I know the feeling, too. When I visited Europe in both 1998 and 2000 I missed my Falcon. We didn't have a car at all, so I missed it because of not having any wheels, but also because in Europe all you see are those dodgy little 4 cylinder crap boxes where even 2 litres is considered a 'big block'. I told some friends there that I own a 4 litre car and they almost gagged. Had they have seen the size of it they'd probably collapse.

Ah, there's nothing like a big Aussie car!

Anyway, given the current situation in Europe a dinghy might be more the go. :sad:
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Old 08-31-2002, 00:44   #5 (permalink)
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Yes but if you go off the main roads there the hedges are so bloody close to the road and that narrow you'll scratch the left side of your car heaps.They have passing areas, but only usefull if the you & other driver arrives near one..

Houses are very close to roads too ha ??

I'll miss mine too going to Canada / U.S for four weeks..Next month
To make it worse I'll be peddling a Chevy 4 cyl...
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Yeah, the Falcon would be a big car on UK roads, but the Mercs, Jags, etc don't seem to be bothered too much.
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I don't think Australian cars are that big, they are just average, they are not tanks or anything near it...which is a shame, cos i like the old Bel Airs, Caprices, Fleetwood Broughams etc.....
They should make cars that size again!
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You poor baby Mark,

Aren't you lucky that you don't have a job like mine?

I quite often kiss my car good bye and wave to the wife then leave for months away. I trip for me may be anything up to six months or more. More than likey I won't even get to drive a car for that long.

Angie hates it when I'm away for a length of time ,then want to drive home. You tend to get very rusty after a few months away!
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I don't think Australian cars are that big, they are just average, they are not tanks or anything near it...which is a shame, cos i like the old Bel Airs, Caprices, Fleetwood Broughams etc.....
They should make cars that size again!
Our cars are about right, the big ones.It's just that when you get off the M roads the next step down is very narrow,the next very very narrow, U.K don't have edges on there roads as here,hawthorn,barberry 2m off ashfelt. Even the road to Silverstone raceway is quite narrow, there's only one into there as well!!.

Here I think Ford better get its whatsit into gear with the medium to small cars..imo..
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Would you be able to afford to run the thing in the UK - I hear fuel is quite expensive in the UK? (and I'm not suggesting your XR6 is a gas guzzler!)
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