I know what I have done (and seen done to them) try on the limiter (5750rpm) in reverse then with the foot flat and the car moving backwards straight into 1st (rev limiter all the time) (White EL GLI)
on limiter in N then straight to D, decent bang let me tell you. (The cops sitting right behind us didnt think it was funny at all)
The sickest thing I have ever seen done was in a Red EF, about 60 (forwards) then into R, the engine just dies and not a clunk or bang at all (well done Ford) I know you do the same in a VP and it night night nurse, new gearbox please.
Enough stories about the renters, picking a manual toyota carolla :crazy1: (manual) up for 14 days hire soon so we shall see how tough these babies are.:s6:
I bought an XF ex taxi, 3.5 years old with just on 950,000km on the clock. paid $3800 with duel fuel and on the road.
It wasn't the best car on the road but it was definately reliable
We did about 80000km in it until it got knocked off one night from K mart while my wife was shopping.
Cops found it next morning in Melbourne wrapped around a tree.
Had no insurance, so I cut and shut it my self (new front half of car from wrecker) kept it for another 18 months then sold it to my brother.
My father bought an ex renter (xc falcon, 12 months old and cheap) had an excellent run out of it )
I think it is really just the luck of the draw.:oo1:
Too right. Although the lucky family in malaysia who bought the car that i hired there at age 14 or thereabouts (no questions asked either-still don't know the driving age there) when on hols with my mum a few years back would be thinkin that their God really hates them. I don't know how we even got the thing back to the place we hired it from. Luckily it was only a Proton i guess. But from what i know now, the tranny wasn't in good shape and overheating.......well lets just say coolant/water wasn't one of my priorities.
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