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 Post subject: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:21 am 
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Yes, sadly today I have to say that there will be one less Iggy driver on the road. Crashed my car today, doesn't look good. The fact that I walked from the scratch unscathed still bewilders me.

I am so sad to see this car go. It was my first car, and I felt that it had so much potential. I didn't even get to install my Rear Sway-bar! It's still sitting in my room! I guess I should be glad that I haven't ordered my Cusco Front Strut and Under Body bracing yet, I would've been so cut to see so much money go down the drain.

Anyways, it was so great while it lasted, but guess I might have to move on to new adventures now...


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:36 am 
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Glad that you're ok.
What happened though?! you really think it'll be a write off?


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:06 am 
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Sorry to hear that, but good that you're OK. Is the car repairable?


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:03 pm 
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The car has been confirmed to be a write-off.

Now in search for another car, should be fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Lord Gaz wrote:
The car has been confirmed to be a write-off.

Now in search for another car, should be fun!


Buy another Ignis Sport.. they go for around 10-13k, a bargain when compared to the New Swift.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:23 am 
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Yeah I know, but kinda wanna move into something new, was in seriously consideration of the new Swift Sport, but meh.

Depending on how much I want to spend, might go from something like a Corolla Sportivo to an old EG civic with a integra type r engine in it!


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:58 pm 
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OKay, I've just talked to the insurance company this morning, and they said my car will be auctioned before going to any wrecking yard. Sorry I don't have any more information in regards to that, but if you guys really want to know, i maybe able to try and find out about the auction.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:42 am 
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Thanks. If you hear where it goes please let us know.If I know where it gets scrapped I might get some parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:20 pm 
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Sure, I'll try and find out the name of the auction it's going to, and see how I go from there!


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:46 pm 
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Lord Gaz wrote:
Depending on how much I want to spend, might go from something like a Corolla Sportivo to an old EG civic with a integra type r engine in it!


Sorry to hear mate!

In regards to the new cars both have been done to death. I say stick to a suzuki and do something different!

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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:46 pm 
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yeah I know, civics are too old, and sportivos, always liked them, so see how it goes.

Am considering a Colt Ralliart too! Not a big fan of the looks, but the performance makes up for it, or so I like to tell myself!


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:44 am 
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Are you going to purchase the wreck back from the insurer and part it out?

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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:48 pm 
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Lord Gaz wrote:
Am considering a Colt Ralliart too! Not a big fan of the looks, but the performance makes up for it, or so I like to tell myself!


After looking at the figures on paper, I strongly recommend throwing one through a corner to gauge it's so-called 'performance'.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:29 pm 
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Don't sound great in this ...
http://www.thegarage.com.au/review_deta ... =79&rtype=


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:32 pm 
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Yeah I've read numerous reviews about the RColt compared to the likes of Swift Sports, Polo Gti's and XR4's, so I am still in consideration. What the RColt lacks in cornering it makes up for speed, so I'm not sure which I prefer more atm. Plus my friend owns one, and last time I drove it I really liked it!

But Swifts look so damn hot!!

Decisions decisions!


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
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If you are considering the Colt, take an XR4 for a spin.. or if the bank stretches an XR5 turbo. They are popping up all over the place down here.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:07 pm 
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Yeah I'm seeing more and more XR4's around now, XR5's abit less, but definetely more XR4's on the road. But never really considered the XR4. To me it's either the Swift Sports or the RColt.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:26 pm 
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Lord Gaz wrote:
What the RColt lacks in cornering it makes up for speed, so I'm not sure which I prefer more atm. Plus my friend owns one, and last time I drove it I really liked it!

But Swifts look so damn hot!!

Decisions decisions!


Yep - your money, your choice. It's all about the bendy bits for me so the RColt doesn't appeal.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:55 am 
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I would take the XR4 over the SS or Colt any day
I drove one a few months ago & the handling/roadholding is superb

There's a modified version in the UK tuned for Ford by Mountune I think it is
You could get the parts imported to further modify the car

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 Post subject: Re: Well, that's the end of my ride.....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:59 am 
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Really? Hmm might just have to wait and see how things go, but I still prefer to stay with Japanese cars. From the looks of things, Rcolt seems like a big possibility for me, but I'm still not set yet. Maybe when I have all my money organised and stuff, my mind will change again!


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