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ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 07:36 PM
Gotta brag about it somewhere! Not bad for my first car IMO.

Whattaya all reckon? It's only the 1800cc baby engine, barely any grunt.

tweak'e
22-07-2010, 07:55 PM
it will still do well over 200km/h easy enough. you do not need a lot of power to go fast.

otherwise it looks nice. much much nicer than my first car !
look after it ! ! !

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 07:56 PM
Meh, it was a struggle to get it up to 140 while passing!

xyz823
22-07-2010, 07:58 PM
Auto or Manual?

Also how much?

What year Impreza is it?

Mileage?

I'm currently rolling in a '94 mazda familia. Mum and Dad paid $1300 for it. 4 door silver hatchback. Does the job at the moment and also isn't a cop manget. (Good for carrying passengers :p)

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 08:02 PM
Auto, paid $3000 for it, '96, about 145k.

Went for it 'cos it's blardy tidy, well looked after too. Only needs a CV boot, and might be due for some new oil soon.

somebody
22-07-2010, 08:04 PM
Meh, it was a struggle to get it up to 140 while passing!

On a private test track, right :) someone like you wouldn't pull a stunt like that on our roads would you...

Congratulations anyway on your purchase - very nice for a first car.

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 08:05 PM
On a private test track, right :) someone like you wouldn't pull a stunt like that on our roads would you...

Honestly, it wasn't me driving. Father drove it back, I'm still on my learners, and have yet to sort out insurance. Couldn't afford to crash it!

xyz823
22-07-2010, 08:08 PM
Yea not to bad for the price, although I do prefer manuals over autos. More fun to drive!

pcuser42
22-07-2010, 08:11 PM
I'm still on my learners

Still!? :eek:

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 08:12 PM
I've been told that I don't have the multi-tasking ability for a manual, they're probably right.

Always easier to remove tread with a manual though ;)

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 08:13 PM
Still!? :eek:

Meh, I only got it last sept IIRC... haven't had any real practice either yet :( only a few short (rural) drives, in a ford transit :(

xyz823
22-07-2010, 08:16 PM
I've been told that I don't have the multi-tasking ability for a manual, they're probably right.

Always easier to remove tread with a manual though ;)

Nah driving a manuals eaaasy. Although most new(ish) cars these days are autos.

nedkelly
22-07-2010, 08:17 PM
I like manuals too, Hmm come to think of it since I got my own car in 08 I have not driven an auto at all.

pcuser42
22-07-2010, 08:19 PM
Nah driving a manuals eaaasy.

Agreed, but being a lazy sod I drive an auto :D

Snorkbox
22-07-2010, 08:22 PM
Probably beats the poo out of my first car. Austin A30.

Nomad
22-07-2010, 08:42 PM
i didn't get my first car till 15yrs after i got my license, still now i prefer public transport. but i got something nicer with a working salary ;)

ryanjames.powell
22-07-2010, 08:46 PM
It's only the 1800cc baby engine, barely any grunt.

At least it isn't the 1500...

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 08:47 PM
At least it isn't the 1500...

They make 'em that low? You could push it faster!

Nomad
22-07-2010, 09:02 PM
mum had a mazda familia that we just got rid of for $600 to a mechanic student, 92, 1300cc, just needed a water pump replacement and maybe fix the brakes, should be a breeze for a mechanic. only thing is the aircon does not get cold, had it checked before but he couldn't find a leak - at the aircon specialist, he filled up refrigerate and after some months .....

actually i quite enjoy 1300cc japanese - cheap, easy to maintain, does the job, easy on the petrol. had ours for 15yrs. we don't use it for travel thou, we really just travel once at xmas ..

Nomad
22-07-2010, 09:04 PM
They make 'em that low? You could push it faster!

you get imprezzas at queenstown, they are rented for tourists mainly for campers and backpackers with a 1500cc engine.

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 10:00 PM
you get imprezzas at queenstown, they are rented for tourists mainly for campers and backpackers with a 1500cc engine.

I can imagine with some of the geographic routes around there that you'd want the tourists as slow as possible!

wainuitech
22-07-2010, 10:35 PM
They make 'em that low? You could push it faster! Does the Speed limit -- So there shouldn't be a problem.

To many young drivers think they have to have a lot of power/speed - those are sometimes the ones who are no longer about (dead) because they cant handle it. You dont have to have a powerful car to get into trouble.

Nice looking car, take care of it (you mentioned oil change -- do it regularly when required by mileage and they last longer) drive sensibility and enjoy it.

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 10:42 PM
drive sensibility and enjoy it.

I fully intend to. The excess is $1500 if I crash it! God, my age bracket sucks for insurance...

I've been running through a budget, and I'm left with pocket lint at the end of the week, but it's worth it!

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 10:44 PM
Guess I should add; the internal CD player (stock) doesn't like CD-R's, and it doesn't have a band-expander! grr, only one radio station :(

wratterus
22-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Yeah that's pretty normal. :(

Save up a few bucks (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Car-stereos/CD-players/Sony/auction-304341402.htm)...:)

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Heh, dad's partner has a similar model in her car (but no mp3). Might be able to do a swap ;)

Erayd
22-07-2010, 11:15 PM
At least it isn't the 1500...I have a 1500 Civic, and to be honest I find that to be more than enough - 1500 is plenty of grunt for almost any situation you're likely to encounter on NZ roads. No good for towing heavy stuff obviously, but as I rarely need to tow anything I don't see that as enough of a problem to care about - I'd rather have the efficiency.

wratterus
22-07-2010, 11:33 PM
A 1500 flat 4 subie boxer engine would be somewhat more gutless that a straight 4 I imagine... 105bhp rings a bell? Pretty sure your average nissan or honda 1500 has a bit more power.

Alex B
22-07-2010, 11:34 PM
I can imagine with some of the geographic routes around there that you'd want the tourists as slow as possible!

Pretty much.

Crown range + Integra Type R = would be a lot of fun if it wasn't for 50000000 camper vans.

5 of us packed into a 1500 non fwd impreza to go to Wanaka from Dunedin, that was not a quick trip.

george12
22-07-2010, 11:44 PM
Auto, paid $3000 for it, '96, about 145k.

Went for it 'cos it's blardy tidy, well looked after too. Only needs a CV boot, and might be due for some new oil soon.

Sounds like a good deal :)

ubergeek85
22-07-2010, 11:49 PM
Sounds like a good deal :)

I sure think so; carjam seems to agree. It thinks the average auction price, for those km's, would be $4,400!

somebody
23-07-2010, 07:13 AM
Guess I should add; the internal CD player (stock) doesn't like CD-R's, and it doesn't have a band-expander! grr, only one radio station :(

Band expanders cost about $15 from places like Repco. I had to fit one to my car as it didn't come with one.

pctek
23-07-2010, 07:48 AM
I fully intend to. The excess is $1500 if I crash it! God, my age bracket sucks for insurance...



Because so many of your age think they can gt away with silly driving.
Drive carefully, look after it.

Always exciting getting a new toy!!

george12
23-07-2010, 08:32 AM
When I got my first car at 15, five years ago, the insurance was only $28/month for third-party. And if you don't claim, it will be down to half that in a couple of years.

I do not recommend full insurance - better to save the money and pay cash for damage caused to your own car by your own fault. Third party covers damage to anybody elses car or property that's your fault, which is the REALLY killer thing because though your car is only worth $3000, you might crash into a $100,000 car, or even a house.

Additionally, if somebody crashes into you and it's their fault, you still don't need full insurance as it is their insurance company's job to pay you. And if they don't have one, your 3rd party policy will pay.

Just be glad you're not in America, where a driver your age would be paying probably $400/month for insurance (even just 3rd party!) :p

Cicero
23-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Probably beats the poo out of my first car. Austin A30.

Mine too,

A Hillman Minx.

Trev
23-07-2010, 09:35 AM
And my 850cc Morris Mini.
:)

wratterus
23-07-2010, 10:10 AM
My first car was a manual bluebird with a SR20 in it... loved that car! :punk

johcar
23-07-2010, 10:45 AM
First car: 1961 Anglia 105E, with a 109E engine, radial tyres on all four corners (a newish development at the time). Went like stink .... for an Anglia.

sam m
23-07-2010, 11:19 AM
First car: 1961 Anglia 105E, with a 109E engine, radial tyres on all four corners (a newish development at the time). Went like stink .... for an Anglia.

I had the same first car. The passenger side floor had ventilation that allowed the passenger a view of the road.

PaulD
23-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Just be glad you're not in America, where a driver your age would be paying probably $400/month for insurance (even just 3rd party!) :p

Injure anyone in America and you become their ACC, that's why there are so many ambulance chasing lawyers.

1101
23-07-2010, 01:58 PM
1st car: Fiat 850 , 2nd fiat 124. Roadside repairs became a way of life
Bit of a horror to see how easily a small jap car crumpled up the 850, small jap car almost undamaged & drivable. Good 'ol Russian steel.

inphinity
23-07-2010, 03:22 PM
You dont have to have a powerful car to get into trouble.

Nice looking car, take care of it (you mentioned oil change -- do it regularly when required by mileage and they last longer) drive sensibility and enjoy it.

+1 - drive carefully, take care of it, and be sensible. It's a good first car imo (though I'd have gone manual :P)

And no, you don't have to have a powerful car to get in to trouble - 100km/h is the same speed in a 80hp 900cc or a 670hp V12.

That said, I do think there is a case for getting in trouble for lack of power, too ;)

R2x1
23-07-2010, 03:51 PM
. .we don't use it for travel thou, we really just travel once at xmas ..
Glad you got that out of your system ;) Some suckers sit in queues every year trying to pretend they are having fun.

pctek
23-07-2010, 04:05 PM
Probably beats the poo out of my first car. Austin A30.


I loved my A30.
No seatbelts, no synchro, no shocks, turn 360 degrees in an area the size of a dinner plate, easy to park in spaces already taken by other small cars.

It was my 3rd car. My first was an A60. Which actually lasted till after the A30.

SP8's
23-07-2010, 08:14 PM
Anyone taking book on how longs it takes Uber to put a dent in it ??? :devil

ubergeek85
23-07-2010, 08:38 PM
It has a couple already :D on the wheel arches, but so tiny that they're barely noticeable, could probably push them out from the inside.

Gotta show off some more!

hueybot3000
23-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Nice first car, mine was a 86 323, admittly it was the flashy 1500cc twin carby model (GT?). Went hard until it stopped going.

Current car commodore 3800cc, I'm now classed as modified car so AMI forced me into Full Cover (or no theft cover third party). Insurance went from $18 a month to $21 a week. Just for my car!

tazzy
23-07-2010, 10:23 PM
Nice little car mate, I started out with a 86 Mazda 323 GT Turbo, went like a bat out of hell...got a 'family' car now, mmmm, oh well.