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Wildlife Photographer
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Hey guys,

I got the phonecall today, "..your loan has been approved".
Come Christmas-Eve I'll be picking up a brandspanking
new white BA XL ute, 4L 5speed manual with Flexi-Glass
Canopy (with side barn-windows).
I'm stoked !!! Please forgive me for my previous mistake,
*cough* VR Clubsport *cough*, which is costing me a
fortune in insurance and is basically falling to pieces.
I am now back in the blue oval and promise never to defact to the darkside ever again. As soon as I've picked it
up I'll post some photo's.

I'll keep you all updated.
 

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Just give me an excuse...
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welcome back mate :hy: you are forgiven......just this once :HAHA:
 

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Van was in the market for a new car. At the time a good EL XR8 was hard to find and more money than the VR HSV that happened to arrive at the time. The HSV appeared to offer good value in terms of specification levels, as you would expect so the decision was made. Have I recalled the circumstances correctly Van?

Anyway very pleased to have you back in a FORD, although my feeling was that you never left, just simply trying on a different pair of shoes so to speak.

Cheers,
Colville
 

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Wildlife Photographer
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Thanks guys, I'm happy to be back & CDAA; your spot on.
I was losing too much money on the Clubby and paying too much
($3000) insurance on the damn thing plus I got bored driving it.
I've just been offered a job tiling for the housingstrust as a sub-
contractor. And since I was in the process of buying a car, I
thought the best option would be to buy a trade-vehicle. I had
previously testdriven and almost signed up for a Zetec Focus.
My life is definately moving in the right direction, I've got a
brand spanking new car, a new job, a beautifull girlfriend for 6
months and I'm back in the blue oval. Woo Hoo !!

Cheers to all of ya's.

P.S. : Does anyone know 1/4 mile and 0-100 times for a
5 speed manual BA XL ute ? Cheers.
 

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I'm glad you had a change of heart and realised what you had been missing all this time!!

I don't want to start a slagging match of any type, but can I ask what actual problems you experienced with the Clubby?

Cheers.
 

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Wildlife Photographer
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XRated said:
I'm glad you had a change of heart and realised what you had been missing all this time!!

I don't want to start a slagging match of any type, but can I ask what actual problems you experienced with the Clubby?

Cheers.
Same problems you get with any other car that's ten years
old really, discrotors that feel like the himalayas, noises
from the clutch, the uni's were on their way out, the heater
control-button broke off. Dings and dents and stonechips.
One dent was from my girlfriend playing golf near the car !

The car is starting to loose it's value quite rapidly and it
would cost me a fortune to fix up all it's dilemma's.
And for basically $20 a week more over 5 years, I can
drive a brandnew car around which is cheaper on petrol,
rego and insurance...go figure. Not only that, I will be
able to claim most of the payments/insurance/petrol back
at the end of the financial year on tax.

BTW, can some recommend the best way to drive a
brandnew car ? Drive it hard or take it easy ?

Cheers, Paul
 

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Falcontastic.
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Welcome back mate,sound's like everything in your life is going sweet just now,enjoy it,post some piccie's when you can,cheer's.
 

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Team Galaxy: Mad Bastard
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Ahhhh....another car owner who has finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel...better late than never mate. I went from a Scooby to an XR6....never looked back since then. Congrats and don't forget to flood this thread with pictures of the new ride okie dokie?

Merry X'mas!
 

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WELCOME BACK
Good decision
 

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I am a Turbo Wanker
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You do realise that the BA produces as much power as the Clubby did!? Nice move, no downgrade in performance.
 

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94ED_Fairmont said:
You do realise that the BA produces as much power as the Clubby did!? Nice move, no downgrade in performance.
LMAO! How true that is. That'd mean it's got even more power than the equivalent XR8! Scary!! It's amazing how quickly car manufacturers catch up in power figures these days :wnc:
 

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V8 ute driver!
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Nice aint it gettin a new car for chrissie, i'm gettin me XR8 UTE on the 24th as long as it get's here from vic in time.
Go the utes!!
 

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Good to see you back driving the Blue Oval. I guess after driving and owning the dark side vehicle your even more Blue blooded.
 
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