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leonf last won the day on November 12 2021

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    Palmerston North
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    clio v6 (phase 2)
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    100% stock
  • Car 2
    1973 Mazda rx2 Coupe
  • Car 3
    '84Fiat Strada130tcAbarth

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  1. gee. Altogether too many unanswered questions with this one. I'm out. BUT the seller has done exactly the correct thing with his $1 reserve auction. Caveat emptor, as they say.
  2. I'll guarantee that was somebody's absolute pride and joy as it left the showroom floor. Even 20years later it looks terrific. Wonder why nobody bothered to save it?
  3. Good grief, that is a LOT of motor car! TradeMe ad says it was $430k when new - does not surprise me. It's an import, but pity the original few owners who sucked the depreciation dollars on these type of cars.
  4. No, there is a $120k red nz new rx2 coupe for TM sale in PalmNth at the moment but that is not mine. Did see the $150k one and yes, it's special. Our white one is a BaT import from Seattle that is being rhd coverted in Dunedin as we speak and I am hanging out for its completion.
  5. thank god for that! Driver must be kicking himself.
  6. Gosh. She's a little rough, but the seller knows that and also knows the asking price is reflective of that. There does appear to be a fair amount of interest in this one on TM. Price driven, surely.
  7. geeezus!! Is that a motorcycle going over the top of that thing that caused that damage?? If so, I wouldn't want to be the rider.
  8. My last 2 Toyota Hiace diesels did 450km of highway running every day. Changed the oil / filter once a month and the belts about every 250,000 (Toyota advise 150k. Don't believe them). Did 650km in the first one and almost 800km in the second (both written off by 1-stray cows, and 2-drunk driver) without any clogging at all of the DPF (diesel particulate filter). Faultless motoring. Annoyed I never got to 1million mark in either.
  9. Sounds like a lot - but I sold a 1973 Mazda rx3 steering wheel last year (great condition - original) for just over $2.5k. It had a lot less buttons on it, too.
  10. Yes,,,,,,,,,,the BUY NOW is set at $25k. But look closer and the no reserve starting price is actually $15k. So theoretically you could be the only bidder at $15k and the car would be yours. That level seems a bit more attractive, yes?
  11. "But, to support your argument a bit, E39s are 'old man' cars and they (we!) are perhaps more likely to have spare cash. M3s are 'younger man' cars, perhaps less cash lying around?" 'Old man' = (hopefully) mortgage free and probably with spare cash. Younger man with a mortgage will find a bit of financial stress coming their way. There is certainly a division of wealth in NZ. The haves and the have-nots. I don't know how to solve it, and I don't think it's a good thing for us as a country. Happy, though, to be on the right side of it.
  12. I actually think it's more a case of not very much is selling at the moment in the weekend/special car sector. That money being spent there is from the descretionary pile and people in general are reluctant to dig into that pile of cash as they are not sure if the current economic mess we are in (as a country) will impact them personally. Best to hold and wait to see if the new mortgage rate is going to be just bad.............or catastrophic.
  13. for sale,,,,,,,,,,,,,e46 m3 coupe. Manual. Has to be the worst ad I've ever seen on TradeMe. Only asking $42k Desciption says "2002 m3" That's it!! Good luck with that. Pic below is the best of the 3 in the ad. Looks a little 'used'. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/listing/3600457430?tm=email&et=45&mt=729E11BE-B8E5-4BCB-A7AF-EACDC8ACB2FD&bof=sDLNGmG3
  14. Anybody keen for a nice 2002?? https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/listing/3596340928?tm=email&et=45&mt=729E11BE-B8E5-4BCB-A7AF-EACDC8ACB2FD&bof=YoeEB7jb Yes, it's a $40k starting price - but if you started with a $20k shitter it would end up costing a lot more than $40k to get it to this level. This one is an auto, which will put a few people off no doubt.
  15. I find it extremely heartening when you (I'm guessing) younger guys refer to us older guys as "gentlemen". Shows a nice bit of respect, and I really do like it. However - just to let y'all know. Not all of us old fella's (me included) are worthy of the title. In fact - happily unworthy in some cases! Apropos of nothing really, just sayin..........
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