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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Just wondering who here has bought themselves a POS just to save their pride and joy? I had been looking for that perfect car that is machanically good but I could never like it and yesterday I found it. It is a 91 pulsar and now I can wrap the XA in cotton wool and only take it out on Sunday's. Know I don't have to worry about all those d#@kheads at shopping centers or anywhere else that can damage it.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 09:19 AM
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Re: Run around cars

I have a POS as well as the Monty. We have a KA 1500 automatic Laser that refuses to return to the Earth no mater how hard I neglect it... Cheap hack car at least, doesn't drink premium!

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 05:11 PM
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i have a POS XE ute which i've run into the ground over 2 1/2 years cos i dont have a show car yet. i've always had 2 cars cos if you've got a spare you never need to use it. my spare is also a POS XF sedan both cars have had a blown head gasket for at least 6 months, they wont die cos i've got a spare motor ready.
i'm planning to get a nice car but it will be daily driven cos IMO thats the point, unless its a true show car or barely legal race car or rare as..
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 05:20 PM
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I have an '83 Mazda 323 that I bought recently whilst I do some work to the mustang.
Drinks ULP, and is cheap to run...

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78 eski 2ltr P/van shagin'waggin, I got to have a POS as where I work there is heaps of acid/fume that eats paint!(ST goes nowhere near it...)

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 05:57 PM
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Cars are for driving. The only cars that should be put away and hardly driven are GT's and other such rare cars. Otherwise I dont get it. The car isnt going to appreciate atleast for a very, very long time.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 06:21 PM
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I have my XR6 which gets driven a fair bit but, for the hack work, we use the EF Futura wagon.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 06:41 PM
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No second car, but wouldn't mind driving the gaywoo in a demo derby though.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-04, 11:35 PM
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got 1989 laser wagon for the dog. we take him to the beach and river and it doesnt matter if he gets sand and shit though the car. also useful for going to the shopping centre in and carting car parts. much better than ruining the falcon or sierra.

You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-24-04, 12:21 AM
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I bought myself a motorbike as a run around. It isnty registered yet but will a hoot when it is. Cheap as well. It should return 200km for a 12 litre tank. It will be cheaper than the turbo EB anyway when that is ready.

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