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Oh, so do you have most the same cars that Australia has?

My first car (the beetle) was a real shit box. The floor and the exhaust were rusted and the defroster in old beetle are on the muffler so I had to drive with the windows open all the time. The 3-speed semi auto either 1st and 2nd worked or 1st and 3rd worked, but never all three. I did an oil change and there was a ton of metal shavings in the filter so I knew the engine was toast. 0-60 in 10 minutes.

I always wanted a Baja Bug so I tried to kill it completely by taking it on the local motocross trails.
Those beetles are pretty tough. It was catching 6 feet of air with ease!
I sold it to some idiot (stupider than me anyway) because while the underneath was garbage the body looked perfect.

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Yeah buddy! The most fun I’ve had in a car was off road Baja/rally style.

I’ve gotten about 4 feet in that Mazda. 0-60 in a hokey pokey 11 seconds. I tell myself it’s a rally car because of it’s GTX, and GTR variants
I did have a 81 Dodge Ram 50 (Mitsubishi Mighty Max), and it’s 0-60 was really bad probably almost a minute (never timed it).

This is an older one

If anyone interested, it’s actually a pretty cool car IMO.

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Similar. We have a lot more lenient import restrictions so we get a lot of cars that Australia doesn’t.


I think it’s time to contribute my list of shitbuckets to the list.

I haven’t had many, but let’s go through the list.

In order of acquisition and year:

2003: 1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra (sold in 2008)
2008: 1984 BMW 325i (sold in 2013 to a friend in need)
2013: 2012 Mazda Mazda6 (brother currently using it for college but haven’t driven it since I bought the Benz, so I’m cool with this.)
2015: 1994 Mazda Miata
2017: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe

The Miata is set up for auto-x, the Buick never had anything past a wash and maintenance done to it, the 325i was S52 swapped, the Mazda 6 has speakers, The Benz is stock since I bought it in May and don’t modify cars I’ve got a payment on.

I’ll go into detail on these at a later time.

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New BMW Z4.

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Try as they might, BMW has still failed to make a better car than the Miata

Shitposting aside, I’ve got mixed feelings about it.

The Miata isn’t a car. It’s a legend.

I just thought the Z4 looked cool. No one has test driven it yet to know the specs.


I don’t like looking at concepts or renderings because you get your hopes up for something. My major issue with it is the wheels. The rear wheels look too small in comparison to the front. The rear quarter is higher and the front is lower, so it gives the illusion that the front wheels are bigger when I’d absolutely want a staggered set on this car, in the opposite way.

Certain concepts are pure fantasy but this one looks pretty close to production.
I don’t want one or recommend it, but it’s a brave move for BMW Design.
Where I found it.


Absolutely. I think it’s going to make a lot of BMW fans happy if they can get back to their roots with it, similar to the 1-series attempted.


BMW 507. 1956-1959.

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I was thinking of the 1 series with respect to e30’s tbh, but this new Z could definitely be a spiritual successor to the 507.

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That’s sweet. Did you get 70’s Japanese cars?

Did you do it your self?

I’m not a BMW fan yet, but these are my type of cars .

Yep. It was easy. Don’t have any progress pictures though. Wasn’t really into that at the time.

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I´m driving in my dads Merc, but thats really boring. :slight_smile:

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Nice! That’s cool I hear a lot of people talk about engine swaps, but I hardly ever hear of someone actually doing it.

Volvo T5 engine swap

And auto to manual

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What kind of Mercedes?

An W211 E320 manual 2005.

We had an W220 S320 2002 / 2003 before that, which was really an amazing luxery car.
However this year the car started to become a bit like a money pit.
It started with air suspention issues.
And later the transmission started to fail, and some other electric gremilins.
So my dad exchanged it for an E-class which is slightlly smaller but newer.
And it drives really well.