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Erikwi
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new car

Post by Erikwi » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:55 pm

regal station wagon
awd
turbo
the dealer made me an offer i could not refuse. 10k off a new car.

its pretty fast. apparently 0-60 is 6 seconds

this replaced a volvo.

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Mattel
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My tercel:: 1988 Corolla 4wd Wagon (AKA Corolla All-trac) 5speed, AC, Power Sunroof, Windows, Mirrors, Steering, Locking, Diff Lock, 14" Corolla SX Alloys with Silica Hankook Tyres, 4afe, King Springs, Upgraded Headlights, Full Synth oils, 210,000kms
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Re: new car

Post by Mattel » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:16 pm

They aren't a bad Subaru option. Here in Australia they haven't been popular as they replaced the Australian made Holden Commodore and people didn't accept the Euro made replacement
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Re: new car

Post by Erikwi » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:37 pm

I did test drive a few Subaru. Wasn't impressed that to get what I wanted I had to get a sunroof. I went out of my way to find a new car without a sunroof.

Subaru have better feeling brakes. This thing is over boosted

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Re: new car

Post by NWMO » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:01 am

Hey Mattel and Erik,

Just for clarification, this is a Buick I believe. Very nice looking car.

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Re: new car

Post by The Professor » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:49 am

I wanted my wife to test drive the Regal TourX, it was on our short list, but she preferred the feel of the 2019 Outback we ended up purchasing.
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Re: new car

Post by splatterdog » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:03 am

Quite the contrast from a T4! Fast wagon's are fun. When the snow get's deep enough a T4 could give that a run for it's money though, looks pretty low.

Being a Euro car and a turbo, I would suggest only feeding it the highest quality fluids and never wait for the OLM to run out. Pay close attention to the maintenance schedule for all other services.

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Re: new car

Post by Erikwi » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:56 am

i have not seen deep snow here yet. not saying it does not happen.

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Re: new car

Post by Erikwi » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:07 pm

made a trip to a old bowling alley. COVID killed it basically.
i got part of a lane. going to be a massively strong work bench.

i VERY MUCH underestimated the weight. its easily 200 lbs

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i need to get a trailer hitch asap for stuff like this.

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