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  1. Shawnw

    Your ultimate garage, Sub 75HP edition.

    There hasn't been a ultimate garage or dream garage thread lately, so I thought I'd start one. Restrictions: Choose a maximum of 5 vehicles. Under 75HP when new. Steering wheel, not handlebars. Three wheels plus. No one-offs. No price limits. I'd start with the Suzuki Cappuccino, 3...
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    Another "what car?" thread.

    I?ve made up a few of the ?what car?? threads before. I?ve looked for 4x4s, comfy highway cruisers and cheap, fun import beaters. I never actually pulled the trigger and bought one though. Usually I have difficulty getting a response from the seller, and then when I go round to tale a look...
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    Missing files and favorites

    I was online yesterday and the computer froze up. I restarted the computer and when everything opened I only had the internet explorer icon and couldnt find any of my pictures, movies, ect. So I restored the system and all the shortcuts and everything at the main screen is back to normal but I...
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    Cheap, fun Japanese beaters?

    So I've abandoned the search for a cheap W123, Lincoln or Volvo 240 after finding nothing but completely rusted out crap and decided to go with a cheaper option, a cheap Japanese beater/runabout. I am at school 4 days a week, but walk. The car will just be for running around the city, maybe up...
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    Which Automotive Cockroach? Volvo 200 series or Mercedes W123?

    I say automotive cockroach because it seems like the only cars that just wont die are the Mercedes W123 and the Volvo 200 series. Which would you prefer? Both come as Coupe, Sedan and Wagon. Both seem to be owned by two very different groups. Enthusiasts who fix and polish and pamper; and...
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    Leaky Truck.

    In the past few weeks I've noticed that I've developed a nasty leak somewhere in the cab of the Dakota allowing quite a bit of water inside. I cannot find the source of the leak. The water pools in the drivers footwell and none of the other carpet seems to be damp. The underside of the...
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    1961 Hillman Minx. Or, proof that I have poor impulse control.

    So its been a while since I've had a new old car to play with and I was growing kind of restless. When my Accent got hit on the highway and looked as it was going to be totalled I started searching the classifieds with renewed vigor. It turns out that ICBC decided to fix the Accent, so I...
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    Dealing with contaminated fuel and cars that have been sitting for years.

    So I think I found a new car. Its got everything I'm looking for, but it hasn't been driven in the last 3 or four years. Apparently it was a daily driver until it got a bad tank of gas and started running like crap. It was was parked while the owned used his van and never fixed. Whats the...
  9. Shawnw

    Comfy weekend car?

    In the upcoming months I'll be moving off of Vancouver Island and back to the city in search of work in a non-dying field. This means I no longer need a truck and will have somewhat reliable public transit to get around town, so I want a weekend/evening car. Something for weekend trips down to...
  10. Shawnw

    Used cars with crazy asking prices

    When scanning Craigslist and the local classified sites I'm always blown away by the crazy prices being asked of particular models. Around here I first noticed it with Toyota 4X4s. They may have done half a million kms and are many are mostly rusted away but they are advertised, and seem to...
  11. Shawnw

    In search of a 4x4

    So I've been too long without a truck and have decided to start a search for a 4x4. I've still got a small, fuel efficient car so my needs in a 4x4 should be pretty easy to meet. What it will be used for: Camping, accessing trails, winter snow, general backwoods exploring. No heavy duty rock...
  12. Shawnw

    My vehicles past and present.

    I've be lurking around here for a while but have never really gotten involved so I figured I might as well start by introducing my past and present cars. My current car, 2007 Hyundai Accent. Something cheap and reliabe that I'll be able to count on for years to come. Terrible angle here, I...
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