Sold after 24 years...

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 21:59
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Today I sold my faithful old Subie, bought new in 1984, and the tears are flowing. My wife just can't figure how you can get emotionally attached to a hunk of metal.

She's done 308955km, a trip around Australia, Birdsville Track, Oodnadatta Track, Cape York, the Flinders, Kimberley, Tibooburra.
Taken me from Uni student to father of two.

Like the Lee Kernaghan songs says "I've got a yarn for every dent..."

I remember being interviewed for the loan by the Commonwealth Bank manager back then while I was still at Uni. He asked if I had any assets. "A 1962 VW Beetle" I said proudly. His reply? "You obviously don't understand the question..."

No air con, wind up windows, as much horsepower as a Bamix, more rattles than a childcare centre, but I loved it.

So long Scoobie!
Monday I have Friday on my mind...
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:32

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:32
Well yeh, about time, you looked very young when you bought it ..

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Follow Up By: warfer69 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:56

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:56
Your a dag doug


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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:33

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:33
I had an 89 Brumby that i loved. Then an 84 Wagon :). Great cars both of them.
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Reply By: giffo - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:37

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 22:37
And the new owner will probably get a heap more Ks out of it !

Giffo
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:10

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 23:10
Good luck with the three litre Michael....something tells me it won't give you as many years of happy service.

still, who builds them "like they used to" ?
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 01:22

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 01:22
G'day Michael,
My commiserations and understanding at your current position. I'm just about to sell my first 4WD, gotta tell ya I'm not looking forward to letting the old girl go :-(
Lots of trips with the family, lots of expence over the years, but best of ALL.......... lots of GREAT MEMORIES of the places we have been, the people we have met and I wouldn't change a thing, ummmm, did I mention more than the occasional breakdown?? All a part of the experience.
Nice post.

Regards,
Wayne.
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 05:31

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 05:31
LOL bought one new in '84 as well. Did nearly 15,000k in six weeks on our first real adventure up through the Centre and FNQ. Great little units.

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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 09:25

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 09:25
My Sisters 84' Leone....GREAT car.....MY 84' Touring wagon, mmmmmm not so great. Probably can't blame the car more like me driving like it was a comp truck!!! LOL (it was my first car)

Cheers Stefan
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 09:26

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 09:26
Thinking about it now.....NOT much has changed!!! lol
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Reply By: Geoff & Karen - Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:20

Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 10:20
Get over it mate, hope the farewell party is not this weekend as we are still having a ball in the snow and rain in tassie. The sympathy card is in the mail. See you soon Karen and Geoff.
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