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What cars do you drive? (Baby You Can Drive My Car. Beep. Beep. Yeah!)
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trcanberra
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24 June 2014 - 10.59pm

thisbirdhasflown said
Thanks for the new "Drive My Car" title! And @trcanberra You guys kept making the Falcon for a long time. I'm gonna miss the Ford factories in Geelong and Broadmeadows!a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

Indeed.  My XR6 is just one awesome car - I hope I manage to get a few job contracts so I can hang on to it.

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25 June 2014 - 1.32pm

trcanberra said

thisbirdhasflown said
Thanks for the new "Drive My Car" title! And @trcanberra You guys kept making the Falcon for a long time. I'm gonna miss the Ford factories in Geelong and Broadmeadows!a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

Indeed.  My XR6 is just one awesome car - I hope I manage to get a few job contracts so I can hang on to it.

I hope you do get to hold on to the XR6. It really is awesome, you know that? It's sad to see all the manufacturers leaving Australia.

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25 June 2014 - 6.23pm

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A supremely decorated red 2001 Toyota Corolla.

Wow. It must be nice to drive a Toyota Corolla as new as 2001. My wife and I share one car: a 1997 Toyota Corolla. Your 2001 might even still have a little of that "new car smell," compared to our old jalopy. But it is paid for, reliable, runs great, and we don't worry about leaving it parked on the street; who's gonna want to steal our dashboard cassette player? :D

My wife is a teacher, and we live across the street from the school, so she walks to work. I drive 5 miles to my job. So, our 17 year old car has only 114,000 miles on it. We are not what you'd call "road warriors." There are lots of other places we would choose to do it besides the road.

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25 June 2014 - 6.35pm

Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said
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A supremely decorated red 2001 Toyota Corolla.

Wow. It must be nice to drive a Toyota Corolla as new as 2001. My wife and I share one car: a 1997 Toyota Corolla. Your 2001 might even still have a little of that "new car smell," compared to our old jalopy. But it is paid for, reliable, runs great, and we don't worry about leaving it parked on the street; who's gonna want to steal our dashboard cassette player? :D

My wife is a teacher, and we live across the street from the school, so she walks to work. I drive 5 miles to my job. So, our 17 year old car has only 114,000 miles on it. We are not what you'd call "road warriors." There are lots of other places we would choose to do it besides the road.

I bought a silver 2001 Corolla in 2000. I still have it. It already has 240,000 miles on it. I bought this red one used last year. It only had 112,000 miles on it. I've already added 8,000 miles to it. I do it in the road - A LOT a-hard-days-night-ringo-6:-)

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25 June 2014 - 6.38pm

I want something like this:

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Anybody have one of these?

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trcanberra
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25 June 2014 - 10.22pm

^^ My sometime spouse wrote-off a nice Corolla I had as well as her Nissan, as well as a nice Ford .....

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Linde
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25 June 2014 - 11.40pm

My parents own a Suzuki. I've hated it from the minute we got it. It's small and very low, so you have to kick the brakes everytime you go over a bump. It also makes getting out of the car a pain in the ass. It's nice when you have small children, but you can't go somewhere in that car with three adult children in the back. It's like being stuck in a box of sardines.

I don't have my driver's license either. Driving lessons are super expensive and I wouldn't be allowed to drive my parents' car anyway, so I see no point in getting it. And getting a car of my own is out of the question. I'm just a poor student. I'm actually a bit jealous of my cousins, my uncle paid for their lessons and even bought them a new car. Sigh. 

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26 June 2014 - 12.14am

@Ahhh Girl said
I bought a silver 2001 Corolla in 2000.

This may be a dumb question (I'm not big on cars), but - if 2001 is the year of the car, as indicated by your conversation about age of cars - how did you buy it in 2000?

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26 June 2014 - 12.16am

Ron Nasty said

@Ahhh Girl said
I bought a silver 2001 Corolla in 2000.

This may be a dumb question (I'm not big on cars), but - if 2001 is the year of the car, as indicated by your conversation about age of cars - how did you buy it in 2000?

The new year's models come out around September of the year before. I bought the car in the last week of September.

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26 June 2014 - 1.35pm

trcanberra said
^^ My sometime spouse wrote-off a nice Corolla I had as well as her Nissan, as well as a nice Ford .....

Three good cars? All gone? What rubbish!

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26 June 2014 - 1.39pm

Linde said
My parents own a Suzuki. I've hated it from the minute we got it. It's small and very low, so you have to kick the brakes everytime you go over a bump. It also makes getting out of the car a pain in the ass. It's nice when you have small children, but you can't go somewhere in that car with three adult children in the back. It's like being stuck in a box of sardines.

I don't have my driver's license either. Driving lessons are super expensive and I wouldn't be allowed to drive my parents' car anyway, so I see no point in getting it. And getting a car of my own is out of the question. I'm just a poor student. I'm actually a bit jealous of my cousins, my uncle paid for their lessons and even bought them a new car. Sigh. 

This is the kind of crap that meant that Suzuki quit selling cars in America. It does sound like rubbish. And it's sad to see you can't get a driver's license. I hope sometime maybe you will.

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27 June 2014 - 12.16am

thisbirdhasflown said

trcanberra said
^^ My sometime spouse wrote-off a nice Corolla I had as well as her Nissan, as well as a nice Ford .....

Three good cars? All gone? What rubbish!

thisbirdhasflown

I have suggested she is a menace to anyone on the road and is wasting a lot of cash herself and should stick to public transport (all in as nice a way as I could of course) - but apparently she is getting a Mitsubishi Lancer tomorrow.

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27 June 2014 - 12.50pm

trcanberra said

thisbirdhasflown said

trcanberra said
^^ My sometime spouse wrote-off a nice Corolla I had as well as her Nissan, as well as a nice Ford .....

Three good cars? All gone? What rubbish!

thisbirdhasflown

I have suggested she is a menace to anyone on the road and is wasting a lot of cash herself and should stick to public transport (all in as nice a way as I could of course) - but apparently she is getting a Mitsubishi Lancer tomorrow.

Let's see how long this car lasts this time!

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28 June 2014 - 1.35am

My dad and I share a passion in old cars, although he knows a lot more about them than I do. My great grandmother bought a 1948 Oldsmobile new, and its been passed down the family and ended up with my dad, so we are restoring it together. Here's what it looked like a year agoIMG_0256.JPGImage Enlarger

So far we have just been taking it apart, which takes a while since some bolts are so hard to get off. But anyway now this summer we get into the actual repair.

  

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28 June 2014 - 8.31am

Mimi said
My dad and I share a passion in old cars, although he knows a lot more about them than I do. My great grandmother bought a 1948 Oldsmobile new, and its been passed down the family and ended up with my dad, so we are restoring it together. Here's what it looked like a year agoIMG_0256.JPGImage Enlarger

So far we have just been taking it apart, which takes a while since some bolts are so hard to get off. But anyway now this summer we get into the actual repair.

  

That is so cool! I was going to do that with my uncle, he had two old cars (not quite as old as yours) and we were going to fully restore them in summer.

But... My uncle died and the cars got sold. 

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28 June 2014 - 4.09pm

ahdn_paul_06thats terrible I'm so sorry about your uncle 

How old were the cars? 

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30 June 2014 - 10.10am

thisbirdhasflown said

trcanberra said

thisbirdhasflown said

trcanberra said
^^ My sometime spouse wrote-off a nice Corolla I had as well as her Nissan, as well as a nice Ford .....

Three good cars? All gone? What rubbish!

thisbirdhasflown

I have suggested she is a menace to anyone on the road and is wasting a lot of cash herself and should stick to public transport (all in as nice a way as I could of course) - but apparently she is getting a Mitsubishi Lancer tomorrow.

Let's see how long this car lasts this time!

thisbirdhasflown

Well - she is off to a great start - drove 30km home from the garage where she picked it up with the handbrake (aka parking brake) on - nice burning smell when she pulled up.  I dropped her at the garage so she could pick it up and ALMOST reminded her that the handbrake was in a slightly different place than on her last car - but figured someone who has been driving for 20 odd years should know about this stuff ......

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Mimi said
ahdn_paul_06thats terrible I'm so sorry about your uncle 

How old were the cars? 

Thanks.

 

I really don't know how old the cars are exactly, but...

One was an Alfa Romeo, about 30 years old.

The other one was a Beatle Beetle, about 50 years old, or less, but I'm really not sure about it.

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1 July 2014 - 3.51pm

trcanberra said

thisbirdhasflown said

trcanberra said

thisbirdhasflown said

trcanberra said
^^ My sometime spouse wrote-off a nice Corolla I had as well as her Nissan, as well as a nice Ford .....

Three good cars? All gone? What rubbish!

thisbirdhasflown

I have suggested she is a menace to anyone on the road and is wasting a lot of cash herself and should stick to public transport (all in as nice a way as I could of course) - but apparently she is getting a Mitsubishi Lancer tomorrow.

Let's see how long this car lasts this time!

thisbirdhasflown

Well - she is off to a great start - drove 30km home from the garage where she picked it up with the handbrake (aka parking brake) on - nice burning smell when she pulled up.  I dropped her at the garage so she could pick it up and ALMOST reminded her that the handbrake was in a slightly different place than on her last car - but figured someone who has been driving for 20 odd years should know about this stuff ......

Well so far so good. I hope she does keep this one for a long time. She should know after driving for 20 years but some people you never know.

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Anybody recognize this?

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If you noticed it was the Abbey Road Volkswagen Beetle, you're right! Now the question is: Which museum is it currently located at?

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