Hassles and damage eh? You should do what I do - each time I put my car in for warranty work it comes back damaged worse than when it went in. I hate this POS Pursuit and it's making a real good run for worst car I have ever owned - quite an achievement after my HSV GTS-R.
I hate driving it, it bugs me with all the things wrong with it, and there's no improvement even after spending a hell of a lot of time in the workshop.
So, back to trail riding:
- Brindabellas (near Canberra)
- Watagons (towards newcastle)
I organise my rides by tagging along with the crew at www.dirtbikeworld.net
although you can look into other sites as well I guess (not wanting to advertise or whatever).