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Old 08-12-2018, 05:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not talking about dream cars here, I'm talking about realistically what you're looking at next as an additional vehicle or project. If you realistically can buy that Maserati, Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini, then say so, otherwise I'm talking about what you can realistically planning to get, not dreaming to get.
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I may sound all over the place here but I'm looking to add another GV, Tracker, Rav4, Mini Cooper (as in my other thread), Civic coupe, Mazda or some other vehicle that's a coupe. The only 4-door I would consider is the GV, Tracker, or Rav4. Still deciding between between a manual or auto trans. Maybe another Kia Soul could sneak in as well.
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Looking at your stable,
you are missing a two-door.

They are a blast to drive, especially after driving my loooong truck.

Next project will be camming the Trans Am, which will need intake and exhaust work for the cam to do it's job.
Then paint, I think I have her convinced that she wants it burgundy red wine pearl, it looks a lot like candy but last longer.
That's going to be fun.

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I may sound all over the place here but I'm looking to add another GV, Tracker, Rav4, Mini Cooper (as in my other thread), Civic coupe, Mazda or some other vehicle that's a coupe. The only 4-door I would consider is the GV, Tracker, or Rav4. Still deciding between between a manual or auto trans. Maybe another Kia Soul could sneak in as well.
Well, I used addition through subtraction. When my wife's Kia Soul got totaled in an accident (not her fault), she took my (our) 2004 XL7 back for now, and she enjoys driving it again, but I feel bad after she was used to driving a 2013 with nice features like Bluetooth, backup camera, and all the other nice bells and whistles the Soul had.

In the process of waiting for our insurance claim to be processed, I did have a rental car for about a week but on a whim I picked up a 1994 Toyota Celica hatchback that I saw for sale at the side of the road, real sporty with a spoiler, and minimal surface rust underneath, the body all around is straight and runs straight. Two main issues, one bad rust spot in the passenger rear quarter wheel well, which is really weird because the rest of the car still looks glossy with the original red paint, it really looks new for its age except for that cancer just at that one spot. Can you spell Bondo?

The other issue are the brake pads are basically gone down to the rotor, I can hear the scraping but I'm hoping it's not because the calipers are stuck frozen. But again, the car starts, idles, and runs like a champ, and still has tons of pep in it. Took my hands off the wheel and it drives straight. Even has a cassette player, lol, but that's going to change. If I put some nice wider wheels to fill out the wheel wells and some nice fat rubber to give it a more aggressive stance, this car can still be a great looker. I'll try and post my own pic in the near future but search google images of 1994 Toyota Celica GT and the one I got looks like many of the ones in red color.

So I got my "toy" in the process, which may end up being my daily driver as the guy who sold it to me was a mechanic who just got a new car and unloaded this. As they say, one's junk is another one's treasure, I guess. I paid $1000 for it, and I also see another GV for around $1200, I may take a stab at the GV as my winter car but I can't go too crazy, because we'll probably need a new car again in a few months unless my wife enjoys the benefits of zero car payments for now.

But our 04 Suzuki seems happy to be the main car again, we took it for 2 hour drive the other day, no issues whatsoever (knock on wood) despite the extreme heat, and this "new" old Toyota I got still has ice cold AC to boot as well. Just amazed at the quality of some of these imports despite their age.
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I want a Deuce and a half with a whistler turbo just to upset the neighbors.
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I already have my toy(ota), but I'm jealous of you guys overseas who have the two-door Grand Vitara.
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I already have my toy(ota), but I'm jealous of you guys overseas who have the two-door Grand Vitara.
Don't be, you can't fit a pair of size 12 boots between the door and the back of the rear seats
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Forget the shoes.

All my groceries fit just fine.








It's fun to drive.

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Forget the shoes.

All my groceries fit just fine.





It's fun to drive.

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yeah, your one has space in the back, try a 3rd gen GV, no boot space in there to speak of
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