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Returning to the fold

Post by Aussie » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:30 am

Been reading these forums with interest for a while, thought I'd best set up an account and say g'day.

Quick bit of history - my first 11 years with a license was driving (and spending money on) rotaries - first car I owned was a '79 RX-4 coupe. Started stock, ended up on it's third rebuild with a bridge port, 55mm weber and twin 2" pipes. Fast, loud, thirsty grin factory. Moved on to a S1 RX-7 running a large extended port, and then followed that with a (fairly) stock S4 RX-7. Then 'the usual' happened - wife, kids, practical family cars, zzzz.

After way too many years driving 4 door snooze-fests, I've brokered a deal with the Minister for Finance and Entertainment to replace the second car with an RX-8.

As such I'm currently on the hunt for a fairly low-ish Km '09 or '10 S2 Luxury in Melbourne and surrounds - seen a few so far, been impressed with what some people think their cars are worth, but not found the perfect match yet. And to head off the question, chasing low Kms less about the engine, more about overall wear and tear on the chassis, body and other mechanicals. I've already got a few additional shekels put aside for a rebuild if and when.

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Post by skc » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:36 am

Welcome, the RX8 has excellent chassis with amazing handling. You will be well rewarded at the track.
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Post by Matt13b » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Thats a great line up of previous rotaries. Nice

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Post by Txateu » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:52 pm

Hi Aussie,

Great line about the minister of finance. I too consultant the minister for approval. I sold the idea that the rx8 is still a family car and that I would break even on selling the current car.

Looks like you have some great experience. Are you planning any mods?

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Post by Aussie » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Picked my new pride and joy up last night after work - an '09 S2 Luxury with 86k on the clock, full service history and a very healthy compression test result. Already managed to put 240km on it. Holy hell it's an amazing car. Not the fastest car I've owned off the line, but I've never driven anything that handles as well or is as fun to drive. Getting all the boring stuff sorted (vicroads registration, plates moved over etc) - once done will post some pics.

@Txateu - Planning on keeping it absolutely stock - while I had fun as a 20-something modifying the earlier RX's, the 8 has to be a practical daily driver for me. Even did the school-drop this morning with 3 kids on board... all three have fallen in love as well.

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Post by Txateu » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:15 am

Picks of car?

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Post by Aussie » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:28 pm

Haven't had a chance to take some good glamour shots yet (and still waiting to transfer my plates over) but here are some quick snaps from my phone.
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Post by Txateu » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:20 am

Looks good Aussie they look like glamour shots to me! I also didn't realize you were in Melbourne. We should go on a cruise.

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Post by BobsRX8GT » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:07 am

Welcome back. Great car you have too. We are needing a Melbourne cruise organised. Been awhile.

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Post by Aussie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:55 pm

Cheers!

I'm keen for a cruise, where's the best place for it to be organised? In the Vic section of this forum, or has it all moved over to FB now?

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Post by Txateu » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:52 pm

I think on the forum in the region are is best. I don't use bookface.

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Post by BobsRX8GT » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:34 pm

We can post in both places, forum then link to the FB page to capture everyone. Will need to be a Saturday for me as I finish work around 5pm and live a good 2 hours from anywhere of significance.

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As I lay rubber down the street,
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But if I spin and start to slide,
Please dear god protect my sweet ride.

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