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    good thread, I was the 100th member and got sent a free RS liberty club sticker from George or Bosco which I was pretty stoked about at the time. I joined looking for an RS wagon which were about 15k at the time.

    Couldn't get insurance so bought a Gen 2 1997 GX AWD White wagon, did wheels, dumb teenager stuff like stereo etc
    1996 GT-B in Blue, mad car. Expensive to run and I had a crappy paying job + uni so flipped it
    1995 Nissan Micra (crashed it)
    1992 Nissan March Superturbo (sold to a moderator of a nissan forum, he still has it sitting in his yard not moving)
    1992 White RS Wagon, rusty as balls - wrecked it
    1994 Charcoal Wagon with busted driveline, swapped white wagon gear into it. Paid $1500 for it and it was pretty neat, drove it to Adelaide sold to Hendo
    2001 Daihatsu Cuore (the blue turd, crushed it)
    2000 White Gen3 Wagon with v4 STI bits (drove it for 6 months, sold it)
    1990 NA MX5, turbo'd it. Good car. Rusty so wrecked it
    2005 Polo GTI 1.8T. Nice, comfy, boring. Sold it
    1991 Nissan Figaro, still got it
    1995 Gen2 GX with EJ20 and 4.44 conversion, the original gramps. sold cause too good to stuff EZ36 into
    1997 Gen 2 GX stock as a rock, we turfed everything in it and installed the EZ36 (original gramps, eventually got drowned in a rain storm outside a paint shop)
    2003 Gen 4 GT auto, got driveline and motor from above, supergramps - still got it. 400hp on e85 at around 10psi with a 35/76
    2003 Daihatsu Charade (for when the above was broken) cool little car, a L251 Mira anywhere else in the world
    2007 Mitsubishi RColt awesome car, a bit like a Polo tho, very euro, sold it to buy..
    2010 Evo X, auto, nice but not amazing
    2007 Evo 9, razor sharp, made 300kw. They steer nice but not same feel as a Subaru, harsh. Sold it.
    1990 Daihatsu Mira XX4 Turbo awd, drove in Japan, chopped in half, brought to Aus, re-shelled. Still got it.
    2016 Focus RS built it in Germany, fun but not a long termer, traded for a ranger
    2017 Ranger XLT, awesome ute, put 20km and traded for an B8 RS4
    2014 B8 RS4, first proper VAG car. V8 noises and AWD. RS liberty all over again but euro flavour, wagon vibes. Still got.
    1994 Nissan March Superturbo (should never have sold the first one) still got


    there's more, but those are the ones that had and have meaningful km put on them.
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    Great list Marty if this was on insta or facebook you would have millions of replies by now, met you guys at the Mcm day at Wanneroo raceway oh yeah Gramps is fast chopped me down the straight in my old rs lib(still got it) was ripper day. I've always liked Audi rs series its a more fancy rs lib.....

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    expensive to repair!!!
    1992 white RS Liberty
    522kw and 800nm all at the wheels
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    yeah hence why i don't own one plus i like subaru noises.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    expensive to repair!!!
    I have to say, that my wife's car is a A4 B8 wagon but in 2.0T guise. It has been expensive to keep going... and this is with me doing the work sourcing parts from VAGparts. I got it at 50,000kms and it has 130,000kms now. Have so far had to fix:

    * Reverse camera (no cost, but had to rewire section in tailgate)
    * Turbo wastegate actuator (electrical actuator... about $400 on ebay)
    * Engine had a variable cam timing issue. Replaced solenoids and valves on both cams (about $500)
    * Cracked coolant header tank... only about $80, but it was impossible to remove without crappy clip in plastic pipes falling apart, so had to get replacement from Audi dealer (could not wait for OS) for a couple hundred $.

    At least I have access to a VAGCOM cable. I think the work I have done would have cost >$5k if being repaired at Audi.

    The car drive great when it is not having issues, but I am sick of the issues and will probably get rid of it soon when I can justify the depreciation on it. I was going to get a BMW 330i wagon at the time, but it feel through. Would have preferred that!! I have had a few BMWs with no issues.
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    You guys all put me to shame! New cars don’t excite me other than having the tunability and those other little useful gadgets like scan gauges etc.

    As previously stated, my registered Subaru stable is a 1990 Brumby Targa top and a 1988 L series wagon (“slightly modified”), the family bus is an NP Pajero, goes well offroad too. It’s a great vehicle so much so that the parts car I purchased is now also registered - we have his and hers in the same model! New for us and difficult to keep mod costs down as they are doubled now.

    In the wings is my RS wagon that’s taking forever to get sorted. It’ll get there!

    The R8 looks intriguing. Can’t afford one by a long shot so I’ll admire from afar and through the MCM boys ;) I do want a bike now too, BMW F800GSA ;)

    Cheers

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    I'm a bit like you Bennie. Not had many cars. I don't mind though. Enjoyed them all.

    List is.

    Mark 1 Escort. 1300 4 speed. Super fun car but rusty AF. Died a grim death as a bush basher in the end.
    1975 LH Torana (got T-boned by a Bluebird)
    1970 LC GTR Torana. By far the most fun car I've ever owned. Wish I never sold it.
    1973 GB Galant. Setup as a rally car. Still own it.
    1995 WRX. Loads of mods. Still own it.
    1977 GC Galant. Setup as a track car with a vr4 turbo motor in it. Still own it.
    A long list of Falcon wagons. Cheap shitters. EB, ED, AU and BF. Hate them but they are bulk cheap. The current BF is okish. Still a poo bus though.
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    Marty, can’t wait to see more on that edited out vehicle! Should be interesting and eye opening for many!

    JimmyG, my first car was a ‘71 LC Torana. Came with a 186 with three speed slush box but that was binned for a four on the floor. Was on gas too. I used to wind out the mixer bolt over summer while I was working for some extra get up and go. It wasn’t the best example around and dad used to drive it from the Macedon Ranges to Dandenong every working day pre-city link. It was straight back then and all the way until I hit a dirt biker on the wrong side of the road in the bush behind our place. I wasn’t happy to say the least but I was glad to get out of there! From that point on it was called the bush pig after straightening the front RH corner back out as best we could.

    Then it hit a roo in the same spot about 8 weeks later. I got that straightened out again (both done at home with two big trees, a chain, a winch and an oxy torch). She was really rough from that point on until my DD mate rolled it the morning after a pub session on his way back to me - on a back road. Quite a dodgy section that caught him out. Car is dead but he’s still one of my best mates. And that’s how my choice of the Subaru brand began, it was several years before I moved over to my L series, but this was the catalyst for it.

    I loved that car until the second hit - everything seemed to squeak or rattle. I was probably being picky but I was looking for another body at least. A 2 door would’ve been sweet but I couldn’t afford it.

    Next up was a ‘78 Chrysler Lancer 1.4 litre that was an interim vehicle - still got a galant body at M&D’s, dunno if it’d be any good to you Jimmy, we won’t use it so it sits wasting away.

    I took the brumby for another good drive. Last weekend 450km round trip to the other side of Melbs and back again, didn’t miss a beat! Yesterday down to Trentham for the spud fest then to M&D’s for some practical research on some future mods then back to Bendigo with a near hit of a big roo near Metcalfe. We got a close up viewing of that fella!!

    Cheers

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    Hate to think what our Torana's would be worth now. Lol

    What model Galant is it?
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    I think it’s a ‘76. Pretty rough but might have some small parts or suspension components that’ll help you out. I’ll double check the details on it this weekend as I’ll be there Sat for an early mother’s day...

    Cheers

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    GB most likely. Text me a pic if you remember.
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    I just bought a 92 GX AWD trying to slowly restore it and get it nice to drive

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    Welcome. Please feel free to post up your own build thread. Love to keep up with your progress.
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    its nothing fancy just stock and obviously bit worn for its age, just doing cosmetics first then engine swap as its an na :/

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    Well these cars are getting rare so anyone putting time into one is worth spending some time on I'm my book.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    im not very mechanically minded, all i know is most subarus are legos but i want to just do the basics first then the big boy stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    Well these cars are getting rare so anyone putting time into one is worth spending some time on I'm my book.
    Agreed. There’s a white Gen1 wagon that lives near me. Tastefully lowered, neat exhaust note - just done right for the factory NA setup. The guy drives it nice too - not hard acceleration, not holding gears too long but long enough to appreciate the Subaru burble it has ;)

    Don’t worry about not being mechanically minded, being realistic and open minded is where the learning will come from ;)

    @jimmyg - the galant is a ‘76 GD sedan. I don’t have you number to send pics through to.

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    yeah, mines got rough paint so after the lower, fixed up exhaust i wanna do a respray doesnt have to be perfect but there alot of scratches and chips and i want a different colour got no idea how much itll cost though probably 4k+

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    Current stable includes...

    MY93 RS Turbo. Last shipment in August 93. Owned it since 2008. 218,000km. Stock as a rock except for a Whiteline strut brace, A boost gauge, Alpine head unit and a modern Momo tiller.
    MY92 SVX Coupe. March 92 build. Owned it since December 2019. Showing 257,000km. It's a good one. Bought it from previous owner who said "nothing to spend". Have receipts for everything that normally fails on these so he has proven right so far. Just rego and running costs since I bought it.
    MY13 Outback. Wife's car and daily driver. Bought new in 2013. 158,000km. First automatic car (albeit CVT!) that I ever bought. Hasn't disappointed me yet.

    Owned nothing but Subarus since 1992 ...
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    Well done on keeping Subaru!! I was for a while... but when the only choice for a family wagon was CVT, I moved on. That is not to say I am against an Auto... I just don't like CVT. Ended up selling our Liberty 2.5i manual to get an Audi A4 DSG. Mind you that has been one of the most unreliable cars I have owned!!
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    Took a "leap of faith" into the CVT Outback. But I have to say it has been a great car and not had a problem of any sort. Unexciting maybe, but very efficient. You just have to get used to the way it works. And I understand that it's one of the best CVT trannys in the marketplace.

    Diesel as well was just a step too far...

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    I should say the CVT was the major concern, and I am sure as far as CVTs go, they are up there.... but I was also frustrated by the loss of the Liberty Wagon meaning you had to get an Outback. I like a car that handles like a sedan, but has the practicality of a wagon. There is not much in that market anymore with all manufacturers moving to SUVs. But I am dissappointed that Subaru is going the same way. I figure they are only doing that as reflection on sales... so I guess my needs are not as popular! The Audi A4 ticked many of the same boxes as the old Liberty (mid sized wagon with good power and AWD with nice handling), but it has missed quite a few in practise :-(
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    I’m surprised to hear that Subaru dropped the livery wagon in favour of the sedan (didn’t know about that). Sedans are the dead platform in my book. I’d never own one again only from a practicality point of view.

    I might have a classic one some day but that would be it, nostalgia and nothing more really.

    @Daves B4 - got two nice Subarus in the stable there! I’ve not seen an SVX up close yet. A fella in our car club has one though so it’s a matter of time until I get to see one.

    I’d like to import an L series RXII coupe. One with no running gear would be fine - then it could be a sleeper with an EJ turbo hiding under the bonnet ;) This goes under the classic sedan category in my book, even though it’s a coupe, same-same different ;)

    Cheers

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    fkn fail at forums these days ...

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    spose another update is due.. Never bought the RS3.. cant legally have a towbar in NSW.. go figure.. not on the Vehicle information sheet tendered by Audi to RMS.. so bought a V6 rok.. 580 highline. Got mick to tune it, threw some cool sound gear in for groovin, and so far its knocked up 8500 klms in 3 months.. gos hard for a big old ute.. hard enough to scare the odd V8 of the lights.. Still can go thrash the missus car if i feel like reliving the old days









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    I joined back in 2007, and have been lurking in the background just watching and reading as it was a quite a few years before i became a RS owner.
    My car history isn't that long, but here are the ones of note:
    - 1981 VC Commodore SL 253 V8 (first car, owned for 12 months, sold)
    - 1975 HJ Holden Monaro GTS Sedan, 5.0 4 speed (owned for 8 -9 years, sold)
    - 1969 VE Chrysler Valiant Regal 225ci (owned 6 months, was a one owner barn find)
    - 1995 VS Holden Commodore SS manual (owned for 18 months)
    - 1983 WB Holden Caprice (had it for about 2 years, sold it)
    - 1993 Liberty RS Turbo (current daily)
    - 1979 HZ Holden Panel Van windowless (found in a paddock, cleaned up and sold for a tidy profit)
    - 1995 VS Holden Commodore Executive 5.0 manual (still have this one, it's immaculate and just sitting in the shed)

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    Fire up your time machine so you can sell your future self that Monaro.
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    Well I'll never be able to remember every car I've owned by I'll try my best.

    I still have my 91 liberty RS turbo white with sunroof sitting in Vic had it since 2014 been off the road a few years.
    I've had so many cars over the years but mostly old stuff nothing new.

    Some of the faves I can remember.
    VN SS 5L
    VL TURBO
    R33 GTST
    2x VYs
    Multiple gen 1 liberty GXs
    A gen2 liberty
    Had a VN Calais
    VL wagon
    VR berlina
    VS
    XF falcon
    ED falcon
    Daihatsu charades 1995 and 1989
    Gc8 Impreza non turbo
    94 Impreza non turbo
    1995 and 2000 Camry
    99 and 2000 and 2002 Magna

    More recently
    Hyundai accent 2000
    Hyundai getz 2007
    Currently driving CJ LANCER VR 5 speed as my daily

    Sadly my RS is sitting and waiting for me to have time and money to fix it up miss it so much nothing handles quite like
    Subaru AWD

    There's other cars I know but can't remember.

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    1990 L series wagon, turbo'd and lifted it. Sold it and it was stolen & crashed
    1992 RS Wagon, modified the fuck out of it, hillclimbed it, it broke my heart so I sold it, it went to Melbourne, then Canberra, then crashed and written AFAIK
    199x E30 323i - rusty AF, wrecked (I have regrets)
    1999 WRX - drove it for 6 months sold it
    2007 Ranger DC 4x4 - did the job, sold due to company ute
    2015 Colorado DC 4x4 - company ute, quit the job

    Current
    2010 Colorado 4x4 Single cab - resto'd it after an ice addict owned it. Now our camping rig/self propelled trailer
    1971 BMW 2002 - 9 year ground up restomod. Fuck hoot to drive. Will never sell
    201x dual cab 4x4 company ute arrives Monday
    I AM BE-PEE!

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