@brazil2007: Nice. Goodluck driving them, those are expensive cars. I’m sure if you ask your dad nicely or get him some presents you can bribe your way to the 911. Either that or chloroform, which always works. ;) just kidding.
@benh: That is actually amazing. I have a few friends who drive a Suzuki Wagon R, it’s a good car, nice handling and spacious interiors. Shame they’re gonna change the externals this year or next. It’s quite a bang for the buck.
@polishboy808: Congratulations on your new car. How is the 2013 Passat? Looks wise it is much better than the previous ones I suppose. I wish to buy a Jetta soon, maybe in a few years time, as I won’t be able to afford a Passat. And if I can afford a Passat then I’d invest a little more and go for the Audi A4.
Shame about the Porsche but BMW X5 is a good car.
@aish Thanks! And the American Passat is slightly different from the European one (If I’m not mistaken, the American car is based on the same chassis as the A6, while the European one has the underpinnings of an A4). That being said, before we had the Passat, we had an Audi A4 Avant, and that car was great. I really like the Volkswagen/Audi/Skoda line of cars, but Volkswagen almost always ends up being the best deal. When we compared the American Passat to the A4, we realized the A4 just wasn’t worth the extra money (the base model A4 is about 8 thousand dollars more than what we payed for the Passat).
@aish its not a bad runner when it wants to be. Only thing is it likes to pop out of gear a fair bit and the roof leaked (botch-job fixed that with some epoxy resin down the side of the roof rack). Plus the timing belt is off so it has been known to stall on occasion when doing low speeds (0-5mph, so it does it a lot in car parks :P). Tyres need balancing properly too as I get a few vibrations when going over 65 (gets undriveable when going towards 85 [which, of course, I have never done ;)]). Other than those though, great runner. Most of it is fairly cheap stuff to sort out, its just getting the time to get it done. One thing I would want from it though is more boot space, as it isnt that great. Not practical for us as a family car anyway with pushchairs etc, but good for running round.
2004 Rav4… used to have a 1988 corolla GTS with a 4age20v silvertop in it…. sad thing is I killed it going 120mph…. rolled it over and all…. the only salvageable things on it where the engine internals and the head… the block broke from one of it´s supports…
I was a darn shame…. really loved that car. After it, I had a 2000 civic EX with some engine mods but sold it. Now I´m stuck with the RAV4 but I´m trying to get a corolla XRS. They are sure hard to come by though….