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Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:12
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take SWMBO car shopping! There I was with my head under the bonnet of a GQ checking things out when dearest calls
"Look what I have found........" I look......
"Nah its a bloody X Trail...softroader".....
"Ooohhh but its nice and look at that champagne colour....can we take it for a spin?"
To humour her we go for spin and we both like it.
It is a 2003 X Trail ST with 28,000 on the clock.
"Yeah, but what about me?" sez I.

The end result is to trade the Commodore and scratch some moola out of the bank account.

2003 Nissan X Trail ST
1994 Nissan GQ ST(everything electric) 4.2 diesel

So at last we are getting some updated vehicles. Pick them up next Wednesday.

Did someone say I was jumping ship????........hahahahaha
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:24

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:24
Willie.....I"m glad you're sorted...I was starting to get dizzy with all the procrastinating...can't wait to see Jude in the X-trail...and I'm sure there's plenty of room for Jeddah.....
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:45

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:45
Patience is a thing you learn with age dear. Procrastinating...its not my scene but yeah, I was guilty of it. Glad you are feeling better now...hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:49

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:49
I'm much better now...and looking forward to obataining more patience...ahhahahaha...

xx
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 20:36

Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 20:36
Gee willem It didn't take you long to get the new rig pic on. Nice vehicle!
Cheers,
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Reply By: Wombat - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:29

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:29
Congratulations Willem and Jude. They wouldn't take the Valiant as part trade in, as well?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:35

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:35
No and now we will have 4 vehicles in the yard. No more room for visitors...sorry.........:-)
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:57

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:57
Hope theres room for some Bonza people , we could park outside in the street and roll out the swag in the car yard.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:18

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:18
or in the lane out the back
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:19

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:19
Yeah, I forgot about the laneway. There's plenty of room there. Just a long walk to the long drop...hahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:53

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 19:53
Hi Willem Congrats on the updates, I'm sure Jude will enjoy the drive in the X-Trail but will she let YOU drive It ?

You wont know your self in the huge GQ might need some lessons on parking it LOL

Better not cross the border in the new rockets you know what happened to
Muddy Doe LOL

Enjoy your new toys
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:40

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:40
Coming to Mexico next month...but I take the backroads where that extra 10k is allowed
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:01

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:01
X-trails.. wife wanted one too, we looked at them, they are SOoooooooooo tinny.. You look at them they dent. 1 shoppin trolley at Coles, and she will be a write off!

thats why we went the pathfinder. TONS stronger... specially for shoppin trolley work.

A GQ.. Welcome to the REAL world Mr.

Mate has a set of genuine Nissan manuals for sale, they are worth bout $400, I think he will let go for about $80ish.. I can ask if you like.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:36

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:36
We don't shop at Coles.

Yeah ask him about the manuals, please
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Follow Up By: duncs - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:40

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:40
Actually Truckster the front guards and lights on the X-Trail are plastic and designed to bounce the shoping trolly off with no damage. Supposedly good for impacts up to about 5k/h.

At least that is true of the early ones. I was looking at one in yard when they first came out when the salesman wanders up and kicks it just above the front wheel. I saw it deform and spring back into place.

Hey Willem

Is the GQ Orange

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:42

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:42
The doors arent! I lent on one and did about $5k damage.
You could lean on the pathy ones with no issue at all.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:20

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:20
Duncs,

It is red over gold. Click on my Rig Pic, it is hiding in the background
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:04

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:04
Aren't you glad it will be fathers day soon Willie, 2 cars- one to look at and wash & clean for the leader and the other a plaything for you. damn so lucky !!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:46

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:46
Wash cars? Not my scene, but yes, these new toys may be washed more often than the traded ones.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:07

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:07
hahahaha Willie I thought you were REDUCING cars there not increasing them, hehehehe I like the way your wife shops
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:42

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:42
So did I Bonz!!!!!! If Rosie doesn't sell she has a home to go to. Will put the Valiant on the market next or maybe change it for an old Harley?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:38

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:38
You should put the Val up on Ebay... Same with the G60.. people pay crazy prices forbleepon there.. would get you lots of $$... good for buyin accessories for the GQ
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:23

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:23
Your ship has certainly come in this time.

Wish I could afford to buy two cars like that at a time. LOL.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:49

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:49
I think that you have more toys than me young fella(but less than Eric)...Yes we hope that ship comes back again soon 'cause there are a few things I need LOL
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:33

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:33
sticking with tried and proven nissan good to seee mate!

now on to the accessories?

you wont believe the comfort changes i bet!

best of luck
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:38

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 20:38
Yeah the accessories............... Luckily I have most of the stuff. Have to find where to put everything though.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:23

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:23
Willem , I will take my camera to work tomorrow and photgraph a GQ for you . This guy works at one of the wholesalers and has done up his GQ rather nicely . He has removed the rear seats and has set it up very well with heaps of storage . Its very hard to explain . I think you need to see the pic's
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:41

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:41
You should see some in our club.. They would weigh 4 ton!

2 seaters now, with air tanks with outlets all round the car, 3 batteries, stainless water tanks under the floor, showers, water taps in the back, fully self sufficent travelling machines..

You should come to the club property one weekend when we have a workin bee, or something like that, its phukin amazin... the cars would barely move they have that much kit in them!!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:23

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:23
Thanks Eric. This time I am in for a seachange. Going to limit my gear to the bare minimum..hmmmmmmm :-)
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:46

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 21:46
Well, well, well (three holes in the ground) at long last. gee this has been a protracted birth. I can remember talking about this with you over 12 mths ago, Congrats on a final and wise decision. Rosie must now have some historical value, is there a museum nearby ??
and you going to strip any gear off the old girl, and I don't mean SWMBO.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:26

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:26
Hi Cocka,

Most of the gear is coming off Rosie. Yes it has been protracted but then so is life LOL. Dunno about historical value.............
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:09

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 22:09
Onya Willie,
Don't forget....the first hole you drill in it will be the hardest.....
Is the GQ an auto, like you wanted?
Cya mate
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:29

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:29
Hi Roachie

I have no compunction drilling holes or tek screwing thing onto cars. LOL.....after all the GQ is number 100.
No, not an auto this time. Hopefully when I trade up to a GU or beyond we will get there :-)))
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 23:18

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 23:18
Trouble with you young fellas is that whenever you have a bit of spare cash, it burns a hole in your pocket. Talk about the impulsiveness of the young.....

Congratulations anyway - they are terrific and I am sure that you will be still able to keep up with the Subys.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:30

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 04:30
Impulsiveness ....YES.....Not so sure about the YOUNG...LOL
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 09:37

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 09:37
I thought a man of with your experience would have known that:

1. never give a woman a credit card
2. and never never never never take them shopping
3. when we say NO!...we mean it!

and just who is your bank manager? whats his phone number?
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:40

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:40
Willem,
is it true the X-trail has no N-trails?
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 13:14

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 13:14
Good on you mate, bloody hell you gone flash eh bro?
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 12:48

Saturday, Aug 14, 2004 at 12:48
Willie,

Heather had told me of the post. Congratulations mate on your purchases and to Judith too. We will look forward to seeing you two in one or other of the new cars near mid month. Look forward to sharing a glass or two of red too then.

Will catch up a bit more when I am back on line at home. Am not out 4bying at the moment but still on battery power for the puter and getting near full charge for me.

Best of luck friends...
John and Heather
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Reply By: MrMagoo - Sunday, Aug 22, 2004 at 23:49

Sunday, Aug 22, 2004 at 23:49
Willem - and others,
I just went round the merri-go-round of choice. Got myself the TI-L with sunroof and a tube of sunscreen for the balding scalp.

I think I test drove everything but -hey- what new car dosent feel good around the block. There were noticible differences in all brands on offer but I guess the best car is the one that suits your needs.

I almost got the terracan (sorry boys) but I drive 30K a year on freeway for work which equates to an extra $2500 in petrol a year. I am not sure if I will miss the Low Range though.

BUT -
Will the X-Trail get me on (and off) Frazer; Morton; Sand in general?
Where have you taken it?
Where have others taken theirs?
Do I need permits to get onto NSW or QLD Beaches?

Magoo
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