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    1. 01-03-2011 07:03 PM #211
      nice one, chris.
      trust you got in blue?
      i see a pattern....
      autavia
      fulvia
      octavia.

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      01-03-2011 07:07 PM #212
      congrats great choice, thought a little bit narrow for 3 seats in the rear, isn't it slightly narrower than a passat?, I know it would be a tight squeeze with 3. Had a 1.8 TSI as a rent a hack in the gold coast very impressive.
      Yeah I'm a Volvo driver

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      01-03-2011 07:10 PM #213
      way to go!

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      01-03-2011 07:23 PM #214
      Nice choice, the sensible option.

      You need to think laterally with 3 on the back in restraints.

      We did in the Golf V 1 in capsule, 1 in safe'n'sound compaq deluxe forward facing and one in the middle no restraint. Then went to 2 compaq deluxe forward facing.

      I have a few spare compaq deluxe (until the MultiVan arrives) if you want to do some product testing.

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      01-03-2011 09:09 PM #215
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      nice one, chris.
      trust you got in blue?
      i see a pattern....
      autavia
      fulvia
      octavia.
      Black actually, and you are onto something with the nomenclature progression,
      No.3 is a girl, and pending face to face interview on the 10th will most probably be Aurelia.....

      Car seats are a jamb, just bought new narrower booster for Henry, Louis still in Recaro, and No.3 in maxi cosi, all fits. If we need more capacity will just take two cars...

      Internal width vs. Passat negligible, boot capacity just a little less too, for the same price as a Passat 118TSI the RS was a no-brainer.

      Will most probably pick up car on Monday, then watch as it is destroyed under detritus of kids food, empty coffee cups, and sundry crap....

      For anyone who is interested Trivett's Blacktown also have a new Black RS Diesel wagon for $39k driveaway and you get a free years comprehensive insurance.

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      01-03-2011 09:21 PM #216
      Any chance you need a 5th year grad for your practise when your back?

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      01-05-2011 06:16 AM #217
      So it's my turn to ask the question on 7 seaters. No it's not for me, but a close relative (can't reveal who yet as it is too early in the term ) is expecting another child and she now needs a 7 seater. My list so far is this. What have I missed?

      BMW X5
      Merc GL
      Merc R class
      Tarago
      Odyssey
      Multivan
      Land Rover Disco 4

      In the UK, you can get E-class estate with 7 seats. Can we get it here? This person currently drives a big Euro diesel 4WD and she wants to keep it diesel if possible.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      01-05-2011 06:47 AM #218
      Not that I'd go there myself but you can get the Chrysler Grand Voyager in a CRD.

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      01-05-2011 06:59 AM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      So it's my turn to ask the question on 7 seaters...

      This person currently drives a big Euro diesel 4WD and she wants to keep it diesel if possible.
      This should meet your needs, and more.


    10. 01-05-2011 01:44 PM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      This should meet your needs, and more.
      I think not. No way of flaring the guards.

      Octy should serve you well. Ours has been faultless for the past 2 years. The space is fantastic, and the performance unrivalled in this class.

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      01-05-2011 06:02 PM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      So it's my turn to ask the question on 7 seaters. No it's not for me, but a close relative (can't reveal who yet as it is too early in the term ) is expecting another child and she now needs a 7 seater. My list so far is this. What have I missed?

      BMW X5
      Merc GL
      Merc R class
      Tarago
      Odyssey
      Multivan
      Land Rover Disco 4

      In the UK, you can get E-class estate with 7 seats. Can we get it here? This person currently drives a big Euro diesel 4WD and she wants to keep it diesel if possible.
      E class AMG wagon (7 seats) would have been my preference, budget dictated otherwise...
      Pov spec E class diesel also available. Audi Q7?

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      01-05-2011 06:50 PM #222
      Nice one, i am very happy with the RS so far. Sounds like you got a good price too.

      You get free nav?

    13. 01-05-2011 08:21 PM #223
      Quote Originally Posted by WAY View Post
      So it's my turn to ask the question on 7 seaters. No it's not for me, but a close relative (can't reveal who yet as it is too early in the term ) is expecting another child and she now needs a 7 seater. My list so far is this. What have I missed?

      BMW X5
      Merc GL
      Merc R class
      Tarago
      Odyssey
      Multivan
      Land Rover Disco 4

      In the UK, you can get E-class estate with 7 seats. Can we get it here? This person currently drives a big Euro diesel 4WD and she wants to keep it diesel if possible.
      XC90 and Q7
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      01-06-2011 02:43 AM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by monkeysrus View Post
      Nice one, i am very happy with the RS so far. Sounds like you got a good price too.

      You get free nav?
      Yes MY has nav standard. Also came with MDI connection and front parking sensors...

      Can anyone offer advice on tinting? Never bothered previously, but if it reduces heat in car and has other benefits then any advice on what to use, who to go to would be appreciated.

      Trivett's have Cancer Council recommended tint, including donation for $695.00 ???

    15. 01-06-2011 03:30 AM #225
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      Cancer Council recommended tint
      Seriously ??

      ... interested in any tint answer goodness too, as we need to do the Alfa (it was a London car), along with re-gassing the aircon

      /hijack

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      01-06-2011 04:47 AM #226
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      Yes MY has nav standard. Also came with MDI connection and front parking sensors...

      Can anyone offer advice on tinting? Never bothered previously, but if it reduces heat in car and has other benefits then any advice on what to use, who to go to would be appreciated.

      Trivett's have Cancer Council recommended tint, including donation for $695.00 ???
      Rob @ Hunters Hill tinting is always recommended. 0418 464185.

      I have a MY11 as well. I have all options on a TDI wagon so paid a premium. Still great bang for buck. Just clicked over 2500k's today.

      As mine lives in Bellevue Hill and travels down oxford st often i am sure to come across you at some stage. Not many of them out there.

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      01-06-2011 05:05 AM #227
      Blue? Tinted windows? Wagon?

      Saw one on New South Rd, near Edgecliffe this morning...

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      01-06-2011 06:08 PM #228
      I was on new south yesterday, wrong car though. I have a white wagon, privacy glass so just tint from rear windows back.

    19. 01-06-2011 11:14 PM #229
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB2C View Post
      do what i did...
      Start by considering a porsche boxster, then goto S3, then R32, then back to S3, then Skoda RS, then GTI, then Skoda RS, then eventually go a GTD manual

      edit: oh, and take 2 years to decide
      Give that man a medal

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      01-07-2011 01:31 AM #230
      Hey WAY, I saw a RHD Cadillac Escalade today...didn't know they were sold here...seemed to have an abundance of seats, although I doubt it's diesel. Still, something..er...different (provided said friend isn't a blingy diva!)

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      01-13-2011 09:25 PM #231
      Yeah I'm a Volvo driver

    22. 01-13-2011 10:16 PM #232
      I like that
      El Paso? I spent a month there one night.

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      01-13-2011 11:30 PM #233
      If you love them so much Chuckles, in today's paper, they were advertising new Defender 90's at $39,990 drive away....
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    24. 01-13-2011 11:50 PM #234
      bargain, but I hear you can get a 1980's 911 for less $$
      El Paso? I spent a month there one night.

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      01-14-2011 12:41 AM #235
      Quote Originally Posted by Del Griffith View Post
      bargain, but I hear you can get a 1980's 911 for less $$
      We all of a sudden seemed to be flushed for choice.... well, it could be "WE" if you would loosen the reigns on your purse....
      Quattro drivers do it on all fours....

    26. 01-14-2011 12:48 AM #236
      is chuck an evreo or something?

    27. 01-14-2011 01:17 AM #237
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      is chuck an evreo or something?
      Now that I know what "evreo" means ... post of the year so far
      El Paso? I spent a month there one night.

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      09-28-2012 08:51 PM #238
      Quote Originally Posted by R'chitect View Post
      Here's an obscure piece of Land Rover trivia.

      Donald Judd's Land Rover (A rare site in Texas to be sure). Having been modified by one of the most important American sculptors would make it extremely valuable. It was out in the open when we visited in 2004, don't know where it will be now. A decent Judd piece will set you back $2M+......
      As of May 2012 it's still outside. A little worse for the wear I think.

      Quote Originally Posted by Tank Engine View Post
      Suits his mimimalist style - his mods would have been to rip everything unnecessary out.
      Actually he modded the inside extensively adding stainless steel water containers and other things to hold the rocks and stuff he liked to pick up. It was cool, but not minimal.

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      09-28-2012 11:27 PM #239
      How is Marfa these days?

      Have always loved this shot looking out onto the big concrete installation.


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