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I had a bog stock XA GT coupe when i was 19

sold it due to temporary insanity,kick myself to this day.

 

Cheers.

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My 1959, FC Holden Special Station Sedan (waggon to everyone else). A genuine 100,000 miles on the clock. All original, great car radio (AM only, of course), PBR power brake booster, oil pressure gauge, etc. NO RUST! Perfectly straight, no dings or prangs. I sold it for $50.00.

 

I've regretted it every day since. 

 

Don't get me wrong: It was pretty horrible to drive. No synchro on 1st (had to learn to double-shuffle) and top speed was 85 mph, which was lucky, because one stop at that speed and the brakes were useless 'till they cooled. Still, it was my first car and all...

 

Prolly worth a heap now.

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With the prices some of these cars are fetching nowadays,imagine what lovely hifi goodies you could buy!

 

Cheers.

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I had a 1973 Mazda RX2 sedan. It was in excellent, factory original condition right down to the hubcaps, numbers matching, original twin dizzy 12A rotary engine, exhaust etc. had only 39000 miles on it when I bought it in 1996 and only 62500 when I sold it in 2000 before moving into a new house I bought. Had no room for it there. Was a fun car to drive and deceptively quick for a granny car. 

 

I hazard to guess it would now be worth many many times more than I sold it for now. 

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Our 2005 Saab 9-5 wagon we replaced a few months ago with a Golf wagon. The Saab was starting to break down too often but now I wish we'd have spent $10,000 renewing everything. It was super comfy, dead quiet,  huge amount of room, great light turbo engine, unfussy 5 speed auto gearbox that pissed all over the DSG in the Golf. No stupid beeps and buzzes going off whenever you get close to another car or a lamp post and no dumb messages popping up in the dash telling you you are too close to the car in front or that you must drive with care and attention at all times.

 

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BMW E36 328i manual. Heated seats, LSD, heated seats, sports suspension, full airbags. Did everything well, even at 300,000km+. 

 

Mind you it sings mighty small in light of some of the travesties above.

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... LSD ...


No wonder you regret selling it! :D



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I didn't sell it....

 

But I got the last version Holden Commodore station wagon with the bubbly extended back.  I had for 3mths, drove it out of the showroom as a company car.  I regret the night I went to Bunnings, for some strange reason my daughter who was 10 or 11 at the time decided she wasn't gonna tag along, very likely she didn't,  this guy from Crown Lifts didn't see the giveway sign he was facing, there were cars on the right of that intersection giving way so it blocked my view, all I saw was a set of head lights heading at high speed heading straight for us in a few metres and I was waiting for the impact.   I was T-boned and where my daughter would sit on the back left seat was totally crushed!   The car spunned 180 into  other side of the road, thank goodness that there were no traffic heading from the opposite direction.  All I remember was the air bags deploying that knocked my glasses off my face and I had to search for them.  When I got out of the vehicle I didn't know which direction was what and it took me a few minutes to get my bearing right.  In the meantime the other driver was wondering in the middle of the road, I jumped out of the vehicle, pulled my son out from the other side because he couldn't open the door and dragged the other driver off the road clear from on coming traffic.  A day I'd never forget.  Today there are traffic lights to replaced that giveway sign and every time I need to go through this intersection it just chills me to the bone.

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Ouch did you make a CTP claim?


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Hang on you're in Vic so that don't apply


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Wow.( to ATMs post, not the response)

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wow indeed. hit like... but gee obviously;y not an experience to like or wish on anyone !

 

cars regretted selling ? i have 3 :D

 

my peugeot 306

 

top line citroen c4 ... last of the citroens i loved...

 

and my first car a red SSS datsun coupe... that if still had it ....i see the crazy money they go for :D 

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13 hours ago, Hergest said:

Our 2005 Saab 9-5 wagon we replaced a few months ago with a Golf wagon. The Saab was starting to break down too often but now I wish we'd have spent $10,000 renewing everything. It was super comfy, dead quiet,  huge amount of room, great light turbo engine, unfussy 5 speed auto gearbox that pissed all over the DSG in the Golf. No stupid beeps and buzzes going off whenever you get close to another car or a lamp post and no dumb messages popping up in the dash telling you you are too close to the car in front or that you must drive with care and attention at all times.

 

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i saw A mint one on the road the other week and thought of yours, remember pics you posted and wondered why sold it !

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1975 Orange Volvo 244,  like this one.     

 

It was a hand me down and my first car.     It didn't pull the ladies,  it didn't go fast and it drove like a boat,  but it was comfortable and had loads of character.    

 

After a few years of questionable maintenance it died a horrible death spewing bits engine over the road as it coasted to a stop.  Never to move again under it's own steam.  Sold to the wreckers for $50 at the age of 23. 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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My biggest regret was selling a:

 

1979 Pontiac Trans Am, 6.6L. Sold it for 10K, easily worth 5 times that now.

 

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Also, my 1998 Nissan Skyline R34 gtst. So much fun for the money.

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2006 Liberty 3.0R Spec B Wagon, the non turbo one. Beautiful car design wise, prettiest car Subaru have ever made and drove beautifully with 6 spd STi manual transmission. Also one of the best OEM stereos, a McIntosh.

 

Was going to trade on a V6 Passat Wagon but even with 120k on the clock it drove and handled better than a brand new top of the line Passat (no R series at the time). Ended up trading it on a Ford Territory so I could tow a van:(

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Regrets I've had a few

Maybe just one

Evo 8MR

I'd modded it beyond recognition.

HKS turbo kit - from the time attack car which was ideal for Sepang tuned to about 350hp for track use.
Apexi catback exhaust
Ohlins Flag L suspension - same suspension as the Test & Service track car that was revalved and resprung by Test & Service for the weight of the car
Endless monoblock 6 pot/4 pot big brake kits
Advan lightweight (had to change my Rays one cos it didn't fit the Endless)
Advan A048 competition tires
Titanium strut bar
Stiffer anti roll bars
Rear under car brace
Test & Service front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper with carbon fiber bonnet
C West carbon fiber GT Wing with CF bonnet
Bride bucket seats
Various interior mods -
removable Momo steering wheel - great anti theft device too
RalliArt speedo replacement
Titanium finish shift knob
RalliArt pedals

It drove like a dream - on and off the track

I just needed to use a physical valve to the back of the exhaust tips to help silence the sound for street. And switch to a less aggressive camber.

Wish I still had photos.

I sold it because it was getting unwanted attention from the cops. And my colleagues.

So I ended up with a Mitsubishi i - sold here in the electric car version so I'd get less attention [emoji51]


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None. The new car was/is always a step up from the old.

 

My new Porsche Boxster should be landing in Melbourne early next week.

 

Greg

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I still miss my old Ford Landau 351V8 Coupe.

Big , heavy and thirsty. Didn't like corners at any speed, tyres squealed like millennial that lost his iphone just taking an easy corner.

Body roll to the max and would oversteer in the wet while parking.

But what I would do do have her back!

But that big V8 burble:love

 

Oh I didn't sell it , she was stolen:(

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9 minutes ago, GregWormald said:

None. The new car was/is always a step up from the old.

 

My new Porsche Boxster should be landing in Melbourne early next week.

 

Greg

 

Sir you are bragging.....and I'm jealous!

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5 hours ago, Addicted to music said:

I didn't sell it....

 

But I got the last version Holden Commodore station wagon with the bubbly extended back.  I had for 3mths, drove it out of the showroom as a company car.  I regret the night I went to Bunnings, for some strange reason my daughter who was 10 or 11 at the time decided she wasn't gonna tag along, very likely she didn't,  this guy from Crown Lifts didn't see the giveway sign he was facing, there were cars on the right of that intersection giving way so it blocked my view, all I saw was a set of head lights heading at high speed heading straight for us in a few metres and I was waiting for the impact.   I was T-boned and where my daughter would sit on the back left seat was totally crushed!   The car spunned 180 into  other side of the road, thank goodness that there were no traffic heading from the opposite direction.  All I remember was the air bags deploying that knocked my glasses off my face and I had to search for them.  When I got out of the vehicle I didn't know which direction was what and it took me a few minutes to get my bearing right.  In the meantime the other driver was wondering in the middle of the road, I jumped out of the vehicle, pulled my son out from the other side because he couldn't open the door and dragged the other driver off the road clear from on coming traffic.  A day I'd never forget.  Today there are traffic lights to replaced that giveway sign and every time I need to go through this intersection it just chills me to the bone.

 

Holy s**t. Glad your family is safe.

 

I love that both Saab and Volvo are involved here... if you were Swedes you'd have to pick a side :P

 

And

 

4 hours ago, :) al said:

and my first car a red SSS datsun coupe... that if still had it ....i see the crazy money they go for :D 

 

That's some hard regret right there... they're worth a small fortune now. And remain awesome to drive.

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1 hour ago, joz said:

I still miss my old Ford Landau 351V8 Coupe.

Big , heavy and thirsty. Didn't like corners at any speed, tyres squealed like millennial that lost his iphone just taking an easy corner.

Body roll to the max and would oversteer in the wet while parking.

But what I would do do have her back!

But that big V8 burble:love

 

Oh I didn't sell it , she was stolen:(

 

Those spring left spot welded suspensions that was used on the Falcon Wagons would do that too.  Go around the bend or a roundabout at 60-70km/hr forget it, you'll fishtail and do a complete 180.   The only way to do this is to have 200+ kg in the back of the wagon.  But then I got told by Ford that that void warranty because the wheel bearings at the rare would collapse, and sure enough I had to be towed a few times.....  Those Fords or all Fords are friggin unreliable just like my 7yr old Mondeo wagon...no different!

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Strangely the one that comes to mind is my last two door 1965 Mk 1 Cortina.

 

I'm also a tad sad for all the ones I destroyed over the years.

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None. The new car was/is always a step up from the old.
 
My new Porsche Boxster should be landing in Melbourne early next week.
 
Greg

718? 718S?

Or GASP Spyder!!??

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06 F6 Typhoon :(

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