Finally got my new car! :)

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    Mar 31, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
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    My new bad boy! 200,000 km's, 1989 Toyota Celica!

    It's a manual, I wanted an auto. But oh well.

    Was only 1,000. Just to get my license with icon_smile.gif
  • BmwKid92

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    Mar 31, 2012 6:02 AM GMT
    kms? and why would you want an auto?? Manuel is better in every aspect
  • kiwi_nomad

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    Mar 31, 2012 8:33 AM GMT
    not bad.. could have been alot worse haha! $1000 is quite cheap for an ST162 Celica in Australia!

    also bmwkid.. we use the metric system therefore speed and distance is measured in kilometers. 200,000kms is about 125,000 miles.
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    Mar 31, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
    Congratulations on your first car. A great car and a collectors item.
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    Mar 31, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    Time to Christen the damn thing! icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    Bmwkid92 saidManuel is better in every aspect



    So you're into Latinos?
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
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    My new bad boy! 200,000 km's, 1989 Toyota Celica!

    It's a manual, I wanted an auto. But oh well.

    Was only 1,000. Just to get my license with icon_smile.gif


    Congratulations! That generation of Celica was really quite a good all-around 'sporty' car - not a genuine sports car, but decent handling, practical, economical and of course featured anvil-like Toyota reliability. (and I'm a Ford guy, so that's saying something...)

    There weren't (in Toyota volume terms) a whole lot of them made, so there's probably a speck of collect-abilty too.

    Enjoy - like your first date or boyfriend, you ALWAYS remember your first car, even if all you wanted to accomplish was getting your driver's license.
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    Bmwkid92 saidkms? and why would you want an auto?? Manuel is better in every aspect
    Until you have to replace the clutch because you drive it like a race car.
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    Congratulations and enjoy it!

    I've known many guys who always remember their first car with special pride, knowing it was purchased with hard-earned money. Even after they later buy newer, better, and faster, they took special pride in that first car.

    BTW - I like manual much more.
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Congrats!!
    New or used, it doesn't matter! Your first car is something you will always remember!
    It's a great feeling when you have your first car! Can go where you want, when you want!
    ENJOY HER!!! icon_cool.gif

    Tristan

    Glad you got a manual tranny! All I drive!
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    200 000 km? I hope your mechanic is hot, because you're going to see him a lot in the next two years icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Congrats
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Manual is more fun. Congrats on the car, I hope you enjoy it. Wear your seatbelt.
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    Mar 31, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    my sister had a celica. drove it in to the ground.
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    Mar 31, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    My 2nd car was an '83 Celica GT. I bought it used with 70k miles and put another 75k on it until it rotted away. Ran like a top and always got me there.

    Good luck with yours!
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    Mar 31, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    manual is always better than automatic. sure you'll burn out the clutch eventually, but replacing that is a lot cheaper than rebuilding an automatic. Automatics from that era also got typically fewer miles-per-gallon than their manual counterparts.
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    Mar 31, 2012 5:40 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    Bmwkid92 saidManuel is better in every aspect



    So you're into Latinos?


    LOLOLOL. He likes driving the steek shift. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 7:55 AM GMT
    mizzouguy10 saidI hope you didn't pay $1000 in american dollars


    Spot the uneducated American. Aus to US $ is about 1:1 these days. So yes he did pay more or less the equivalent to US$1000 for his car.

    Australia is a country where $1000 is cheap for a car. It costs almost $1000 per year to keep the car on the roads with registration too.

    However Australia is a country where the minimum wage is almost $20/hr and the average salary is somewhere around $60-80,000 a year. Goods and services are generally more expensive, however when you are earning more money doing the same job in another country it tends to balance out.
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    Apr 03, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    Justtrying said200 000 km? I hope your mechanic is hot, because you're going to see him a lot in the next two years icon_wink.gif


    You must be used to driving junk. 200,000kms is just about run in for a Toyota. The average distance covered annually for a private vehicle in Australia is about 25,000kms (15,000 miles). Not to mention the 5S-FE in that Celica is going to be as reliable as the day is long and that if he ever needs parts they are cheap and plentiful to acquire.
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    Apr 03, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
    Yay. First car. Have a blast and take care of it. You'll always remember that car.
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    Apr 03, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
    Justtrying said200 000 km? I hope your mechanic is hot, because you're going to see him a lot in the next two years icon_wink.gif


    For a Toyota that's just a drop in the bucket! ;D
  • dabcrt

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    Apr 03, 2012 10:59 AM GMT
    Congrats............not much of a back seat but you can get it done back there.
    Have fun...............icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    guyfromnz said
    mizzouguy10 saidI hope you didn't pay $1000 in american dollars


    Spot the uneducated American. Aus to US $ is about 1:1 these days. So yes he did pay more or less the equivalent to US$1000 for his car.

    Australia is a country where $1000 is cheap for a car. It costs almost $1000 per year to keep the car on the roads with registration too.

    However Australia is a country where the minimum wage is almost $20/hr and the average salary is somewhere around $60-80,000 a year. Goods and services are generally more expensive, however when you are earning more money doing the same job in another country it tends to balance out.


    I totally agree with you mate .icon_biggrin.gif