Calling all Toyota Owners

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how many of there are us!

Do we out number those Nissans and by what ratio
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Reply By: MTpockets - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:04

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:04
I own a 1992 Toyota Surf SSRX
Best car I ever owned :)
cheers
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:13

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:13
I'm one....

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:53

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:53
I always said that Lynda.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:59

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:59
and I drive a Toyota as well.... !
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Reply By: Davoe - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:14

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:14
hzj 75 campervan with hj 75 running gear for work I have driven hzj75/78/79 as well as a few hiluxes - only make of 4by I have owned/driven
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Reply By: James M - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:35

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:35
When will you boys see the light?
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:47

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:47
I have seven (7) years of figures to prove this theory.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:36

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:36
Hi Ruth,

I'm going to sit on the fence here, as far as "each to their own" - but I'm interested in your ""figures"" - Just what might they be ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 23:52

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 23:52
Even tho' Ruth & Ian own a 'Yota, I thnk they should be invited as the QUEENSLAND ambassadors to the Robe weekend that Eric has proposed for the Melbourne Cup weekend
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 01:54

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 01:54
Yes Ruth - what are they?
I think I remember saying a few months ago that if you sent them through I'd publish it...
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 17:57

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 17:57
Hi there - Ivan you should know about the figures - I counted you also - Rick, thank you for the invitation. Michelle - yes we did talk about it and during the flood I physically started counting. I have seven years of registration books and I have to physically count each page - think I got to the third year. The very interesting thing that has come from this is originally there were only about four different vehicle types and as the years have progressed we now have about twenty-five vehicle types so my spread sheet spreaded! i started doing it in the vain hope that John laws would give me a bottle of Wild Turkey when I proved there were more Toyotas than anything else. No, he didn't and thank goodness we can't get him on radio here. LOL. LOL. I haven't forgotten though - been a bit busy. More EO visitors tonight - very proud of their EO sticker on the back of their TVan. I also must tell you that I had to give away one of my EO stickers to a Member who (a) forgot his Membership card and (b) didn't put his sticker on the vehicle and felt naked. And, a very funny thing has been happening - as you know in Motel units if you look in the drawers you usually find a Gideon Bible, well, in ours you find EO stickers (and it's not me putting them there) - that's how come I had a spare one for the Member. How to explain?
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Reply By: Member - Bernard - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:47

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 16:47
Really!! Who cares ... Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, BMW, Suzuki or Tonka Truck.

After all, while it could well be a case of "those who don't know any better" it's more likely to be a matter of people buying different vehicles for different reasons.

My choice of an NM Pajero was dictated by many things, just a few being ... it was the largest that would fit in my garage, the third row seating was more easily removed and provided a very handy storage space, and carried the spare wheel in a sensible place.

I've am more than happy with the Pajero, but whose knows what the next one will be? Circumstances and needs change. But it sure won't be a Lexus Biggie ... worst test drive I've ever had ... talk about a "wank tank".

I reckon just about everone is happy with their individual choice.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:00

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:00
if i needed to speak to a mitsi owner i would have included you lot!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernard - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:10

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:10
Nudenut ... don't be so brainless and rude. You posted on an open Forum where a lot of people talk sense and discuss things sensibly - not irrationally.

If you can't take the heat ... get out of the kitchen.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:02

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:02
Last owned an 80 series toyota, now own a Patrol, who knows whats next. I simply buy whats best for my needs at the time. If you only ever buy toyota, how do you know its the "best" !!!

ALL have good and bad points, just need to get the good outweighing the bad for your own needs.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:21

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:21
Well said Captain.
You are one of a number of blokes I know who have gone from yota to Nissan, but honestly, I don't know anybody who's gone the other way. Now I expect to hear lots of people say they had a f*&%ing Nissan and now have a wonderful yota....that's fine too.
In the end, who really gives a shyt??

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:46

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:46
Count them on the members rig stats thingy.
If you can count.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:59

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:59
what about visitors ?
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:02

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:02
and yes I can count
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:03

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:03
Your sig.....
"I am human ..i think?
Must be... make too many mistakes"

Your post....
"how many of there are us!

Do we out number those Nissans and by what ratio"

Personally I think one speaks volumes about the other...
But has anyone else noticed it's always the Toyota owners that are crowing about their cars???
If you want to drive a Toyota.... drive one! If you want to drive a Nissan, drive one! If you want to drive a Suzuki, drive one!
It makes no difference! Each to their own Nudenut. Just as my opinion doesn't apply to you, your doesn't apply to me.
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Reply By: Matt H - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:10

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:10
Toyota 100 series have also owned a 45 swb (sold it to Alby Mangles) Driven a few diffrent brands all pretty much the same till it comes to resale When I lived in the bush on stations 99% were tojos thats why I tend to stick with them. Might tell a diffrent story when i get back in a couple of weeeks time. Innamincka Coongie Lakes Birdsville Lake Eyre Adelaide
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 19:00

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 19:00
yep ... you can count me in.....
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Reply By: friar - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 19:36

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 19:36
Hi All
Just a small observation when travelling back from the cape in mid may
we camped on the northen bank of the archer river for 2days, with friends
when the comment was made by my mate, I have only seen 2 petrol
vehicles & 2 nissans vehicles out of about 30 odd vehicles that passed through.
We both drive toyota diesels,but the mate will be going back to petrol, loves
that instant power&reckons australia is not going to run out of petrol in
his life time he may eaven buy a nissan
Friar
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Follow Up By: schevchenko - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 20:51

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 20:51
Yeah - the cape is a bit of a tourist parking lot these days - thats why there are so many yotas. more challenging country will reveal different vehicles altogether.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 20:04

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 20:04
Those of us that own and drive cruisers know we own and drive the best we do not have to justify it.
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 20:53

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 20:53
Hey Nudie, how ya goin?

Tell ya what mate.......

When I did my writing course years ago, we were taught about conflict.......... you know....... 2 dogs and one bone....... that sort of thing.........

Well....... a sure way to upset people here is to just ASK them what sort of wheels they drive!

I reckon some people have got their ego attached to their 4 x 4!

They don't seem to be able to take a good ribbing about something as generic as make of car......

What worries me is in a few years time, are we going to see a holy wat, or Jihad, being fought by the Toyota Separatists against the Nissan Splinter Group?

Come on fella's........ IT'S JUST A BLOODY VEHICLE! Lighten up a little..........

Oh, by the way...........I drive a Honda.......and I don't care what ya all think........
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Follow Up By: schevchenko - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 22:03

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 22:03
Oh dear...we have a Honda driver in our midst!

GET HIM LADS!!!

Just kidding wolf man - I like your attitude.
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:30

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:30
Count me in!!! Love my Prado!!
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 10:22

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 10:22
Could this be Steve awaiting a bullbar ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:44

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:44
The bullbar is in the garage picked it up at 7am this morning, I'm just off to get a set of muddies on, and then put the bull bar on tomorrow!!

Have to update the photo then!!!
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:00

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:00
Sounds like your having waaaaaaaay to much fun this week 8-)))
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:57

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:57
Yep and then off to do a double Brindies crossing this Sunday with the possibility of some rain. Test out the new tyres. Hopefully get some good pics!!!
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:56

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 14:56
Ivan is going on that trip too i think.
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Reply By: Member - Fay D Away (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:59

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 21:59
Copy of reply to Post 15105

Hi Dragan
How many other 4X4's can you hop in and stand up and boil a kettle on the stove then wash the cup in the kitchen sink then slowly (built for comfort not for speed. No turbo or electronics to go wrong) drive up the washed out track, then after sitting back relaxing on the couch watching a dvd or video of the days entertainment hop up into bed for a comfortable nights sleep in the middle of the bush or city

Ps Telescope about $75 from D**K SMITH for stargazing in the bush. will MM you

Bill

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Biggest expense $800 rear diff but fixed the oil leak and fixed the LSD
Drives on three wheels now
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 22:11

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 22:11
Hi Nudenut

Since you asked.........1999 Toyota Extra Cab Diesel traytop here.
Don't care if we do or don't out number anyone, no offence intended.
We drive what suits our needs and what we are happy with.

Cya
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Reply By: motherhen - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 23:08

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 23:08
Count me (visitor) with one of each! We'd "Always been a Toyota man" when we chose our Nissan. Love 'em both.
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 23:26

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 23:26
From memory Landcruiser sales are 420000 in the period 1969-2002.
I guess the half millionth wont be far away.
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 00:44

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 00:44
Where do I get counted with an 80 , suzi sierra and an isoozu mu !!!!????
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 17:50

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 17:50
Hello you lot - made it home? Have a good/great/fantastic time? How many tyres did you do? Sorry about the questions (not really).
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Follow Up By: fourplayfull - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 22:55

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 22:55
Hi Ruth , Yes , we did complete some 4500kms with only minor hic cups , The Layrado sliced a tyre between Indiana Stn. & Ruby Gap & also lost an expensive wheel nut ( $26.00) beforehand . The Hay section was magic with green grass from Madigan's camp onwards . Found some deeeeep water at Boggy Hole crossing , certainly NBG without a snorkel . Great to spend time with Molly Clarke at Old Andado on the way back . The William CK. road claimed a Nissan windscreen . bonnet protector & rob's headlight covers which he did not mind as a Cherokee light is around 1000 big ones . A great trip you could do when you take your 2 x 6 month holidays per year lol .
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Reply By: flashnick - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 01:47

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 01:47
Im an Avid toyota owner have had a few and reckon I got a good run out of them all. I just love mine, I chose it because I know it is trouble free and it does what I want it to do - Its like owning a racing car it hangs on (needs a hotter donk but hey cant have everything but sadly My Toyota of the now, -- is a Celica, -- gotta be the best looking car on the road judging by the number of hoons that try to drag me off. Im smart though I have the best of both worlds, I also have a Nissan yes its a Patrol Its what I drive where I cant take my Celica, Why a Patrol?? Drivetrain and Clearance and the best LSD in the business, So you guys can jabber on about Landcruisers and Patrols all you like - if you are into comfort reliability and some great looks - Toyota you will never beat, but hey If you need the isolid drivetrain - (read - front diff) and a top Lsd and the same reliability and good departure (read - no spare tyre under)and entry angles you wont beat a patrol. It goes beyond opinion you just drive what you want. both do the job - once it was Holden and Ford for no apparent reason. So give us a break and let each to his own.
To some Landcruisers feel right - to some Patrols feel right I dont think anybody builds better vehicles than Nissan or Toyota. You can have your BMWs commodores and everything else - I think Nissan and Toyota owners should unite - they both are breeds apart from everything else - hey we could be talking Ladas and Zooks - but the big two are great vehicles - lets declare Toyota and Nissan month in August and celebrate the good of both - to hell with the rest --- YAY!!!!!!!!

Nick
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Reply By: Tim - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 07:27

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 07:27
Put me down for one! Got a Prado a few months back.
Tim
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Reply By: waveslave - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 08:26

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 08:26
Go the cruiser!! Don't believe they've ever taken a Patrol to Antarctica. The resident truck there is a Landcruiser. Why's that? Well they're more reliable. Not saying that Patrols are crap. Far from it, they may have some better 4wd capabilities, but if it's a truck that lasts forever you want, you can't go past a cruiser!

http://www.toyota.com/landcruiser/minisite/

This site is awesome, posted it in the Troopy question recently, but for all those that missed it....

You Patrol drivers may wanna check it out too, see what you're missing out on ;)
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:58

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 09:58
Count us in we have a troopy & a 2000 Corolla (no need top lift bonnet).
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Reply By: Shawn - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:50

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:50
Oh dear Nuddie, you have started something here.

I agree with the others who have commented that it doesn't matter what you drive, just as long as it gets you out of the smog infested s#*t holes they call cities and into the bush.
Sorry guys I own and drive a Patrol, but have driven L/Cruisers since 1978, got my licence in my dads shorty, have been driving all Toyota 4x4 versions with work. I like the 80/100 series for comfort (but way to much chrome for my liking), love the troopies (go any where they pointed) and seriously considered buying one instead of Patrol, but Patrol was more practical for me. Only Toyota 4x4 I don't like (read my opinion) is the Hilux (to light in the rear end for my liking) especially when it goes sideways on a muddy road with a slight camber at 15-20 kph (s#*t myself) but probably wouldn't have happened if it came with descent tyres.
My opinion only, but you got it anyway!

Cheers
Shawn
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Follow Up By: Shawn - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:53

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:53
Sorry Nudie,
Spelt your name wrong, hopefully your not in the nuddie.
Cheers
Shawn
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Follow Up By: Alex Callaghan - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:51

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:51
G'day Shawn,

Mate, you say..." I like the 80/100 series for comfort (but way to much chrome for my liking)"

Fair call mate, but you seem to have a jumpin jesus great big piece of chrome (shinny alloy.....is there a difference??) attached to the front of your vehical (more than I could poke a stick at!!) that would probably amount to the contingent of chrome on my 100 and then some.

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Follow Up By: Shawn - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:51

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 08:51
Naaaah, its not chrome, its polished alloy,
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Shawn - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:04

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:04
Could have went either way Yota/Trol, but personal choice came down to the Patrol, as does every one elses vehicle.
I think in the future though, doesn't matter what 4by we drive we will be banding together more to make a bigger voice as things get tighter for us as a 4WD fraterity
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Reply By: Moose - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:37

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:37
G'day Nudie
Geez mate some people get all stroppy about their vehicles don't they?
Given that Toyota outsells Nissan, one would expect that more Toyota owners to frequent this site. But then again who knows - many Toyota owners may stick with the LCOOL site.
Oh yeah - I'm an 80 series owner.
Cheers
Moose
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Reply By: Alex Callaghan - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:59

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 15:59
G'day Nudenut,

I've got the feeling mate!!! I'll keep it too looking at thoses but ugly Pootrols that are coming out soon!

GO TOYOTA!!! Heheheheeee

I like my 100 series. Just like all you Nissan owners like your Nissans. Isnt that all that matters at the end of the day??
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:46

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 19:46
Im still stuck in the mud....after sooooo many yotas.....lets see...Corolla 4wd98,4 runner 84, 70 shorty88, 60 petrol 4 speed81, 60 diesel sq headlight88, 80 petrol 3f90, 80 1fzfe auto94.
I prefer my nissans as 1600's, 280zx's and Skylines....reliving my childhood at the moment in a 280.....wondering if a shorty chassis will fit under it!
Andrew
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Reply By: rock hoper - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:24

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 21:24
i drive and own over 20 cruisers.

( driven over a nissan lately)
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:37

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 09:37
nearly bought a GU but ended up with the 80 series thankfully.
Wouldn't bother me either way but am happy with my selection
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 19:30

Saturday, Jul 31, 2004 at 19:30
Sounds like you need a good night out nudenut.
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