Brother in law's new car!!

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 20:57
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My brother in law just rang from the UK and told us that after a 12 month wait he will be receiving his new car next week.

More money than sense I reckon.

Don't scratch it!

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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 21:40

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 21:40
With more than 300Kw its got my respect. Don't matter what guise it comes in! I wish him every happiness!!

CheersButcher Country Track - Vic
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Follow Up By: ross - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 22:07

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 22:07
Pity he didnt get to read the latest 4x4 Australia mag,he might have got a Lexus or something.
Offroad it didnt do much better than the $35k Japanese softroaders.
For that kind of money you could buy a performance car that would outrun it on the road and a offroader that will out perform in the bush/greenlanes.

Of course if you want the badge on the bonnet thats what it costs.
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Reply By: Brett - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 22:30

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 22:30
He just want it to go to and from work and a bit of cruising around
"oh and it snows here in winter you know!" he told me.

No, good luck to him he has built his business up from nothing he is entitled to buy what he wants. I did try to get him to buy a Lexus and send the balance here to me so I could get a new troopy.........it didn't work.

You know he was offered seveal thousand Pounds to swap delivery date with others who are further down the delivery chain.......more money than sense that lot..
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 22:42

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 22:42
Price: ->> A$ 203,400.00 incl. GST

You can buy 100 acres for 200grand. payin that much for a car? LMAO Must be a drug lord..
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Follow Up By: Brett - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 23:10

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 23:10
Would you believe he manufactures and retails pine furniture.
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 14:01

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 14:01
you always seem to poo poo people who buy something expensive...

If i had my house paid off, and $100,000, or my company had the spare cash flow, i would, without questioning myself, buy a porsche cayenne....

Life is too short not to enjoy it, and if you have the cash, get the toys i say :)

Steve
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 21:46

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004 at 21:46
Steve. but you could never do in a poorsche what you can in a GU or Playdoe..

Also you wont ever pay ya house off, AND have $100k in the bank...

Why without question? impractical car if I ever saw one! bleep Id buy 3 playdoes first, set one up as a hack, one for touring, and one for weekdays...
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 16:08

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004 at 16:08
I would comfortably take a Porsche Cayanne up the cape.....

and if i owned the house, had a spare $4k a month turnover to blow on a lease, porsche here we come.

Practical? Who cares..... Comfort and speed... thats all that matters.

Steve
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Reply By: Member Eric - Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 23:16

Saturday, Feb 28, 2004 at 23:16
I wish is to make enough money to purchase 1 of all the above mentioned . Hope enjoys it . If I had the money , I would get one and go sick on it , High lift kit bull bar winch , then i would drive it down to hamiltons to see all the suit and tie boys frown lol hahahahaha Venus Bay
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Reply By: Goran - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 00:50

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 00:50
Good luck to him......but i wouln't swap my 80 for it.
Article mentioned above was published in 4WD Monthly......not 4x4 Australia
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Reply By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 07:05

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 07:05
Here's what they are selling for in the USA

by comparison the Lexus lx470 is $63,000

All prices in US$$

2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4dr All-wheel Drive
MSRP: $55,900 See our low price
The standard features of the Porsche Cayenne S include 4.5L V-8 340HP engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, automatic, 18" alloy wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, four-wheel drive, and a stability control.

The local dealer has about 20 in stock..................

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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 21:10

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 21:10
Could I ship my LX470 over and exchange it for one?Bob
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Follow Up By: Wil - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 09:58

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 09:58
Hi Bruce & all

What's the VW V10 TD priced at in US?

That at least has a real motor in it.. imagine grafting a V10 into a Patrol or an 80 series and burn some rubber in 4WD mode..hellishly awesome...
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce (San Diego) - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:17

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:17
Wil

The v10 TD is not available in the US, this is the most expensive version, has six speed transmission.

It has not sold well here,

A point to remember is that here in the US we can't get ANY diesel cars or 4WD's

No Nissan, Toyota, MB, Disco, BMW etc, the only diesels we can get are in the Chevy, Ford and Dodge truck ranges of pickups.

Bruce

2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8x 4dr All-wheel Drive
MSRP: $49,950 See our low price
The standard features of the Volkswagen Touareg V8x include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, Side Curtain Protection(TM) curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, Climatronic automatic, 18" alloy wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, 4XMOTION four-wheel drive, and a stability control.
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Reply By: David N. - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 09:11

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 09:11
Notice, among other things it can tow 3.5 tonnes!
Practical or not, it's bloody impressive engineering, though I wouldn't want to pay the bill to service it.
Good luck to him - looks like a bloody nice machine. I might be able to afford/justify one next time. (Next life, that is..)
Cheers
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Reply By: navaraman - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 12:55

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 12:55
Nice car, more status symbol than anything else. As a pom I can tell you that the off road limitations won't be a problem to him as there is very little of what I would call decent offroading to be had in the old country.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 21:13

Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 at 21:13
With 620 Nm and 331 kW he'll be battling to keep it on the planet let alone on the road.Bob
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Reply By: Member - Russell - Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 02:25

Monday, Mar 01, 2004 at 02:25
Half his luck, good on him if he's worked hard to get it.
I just couldnt help laughing about how his PCT with PASM, PTM & PSM could sit idle if his better half has PMT. He might want to go for a drive and be told to POQ.
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