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Offline Happy Expat

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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2007, 12:09:02 am »
 :2funny: Badprop, you would be called a "shiny" here ;D

Only the tough trucks go offroad.......Toyota O0

There is a huge friendly banta thing that goes on here in our club between the Nissan drivers and Toyota rulers >:D :clap:


Offline Smallfly

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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2007, 12:21:16 pm »
I personally don't like Jeep. They are useless offroad :(


Don't agree  :tickedoff:

I had a grand cherokee limmited, and on Sodwana, where you can still drive on the beach,

it out performed everything.It drives effortless on the sand, and around some of the old

warhorses who where stuck in the sand. Never needed the tractor to pull me out  O0

I must admit though I do like the freelender, but when I test drove the 20tdi,

as far as I am concerned it was a thoroughbred dead donkey !!

I realy realy like the disco, but they have a very bad reputation of being disasterzones

 here in SA, and the dealers don't give a sh!t  :(

NO !! Aftermarket service  :(

NZ having close ties with the UK, will probably have better dealership commitment,

as their good name and pride in their product may weigh a little heavier than here.
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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2007, 12:21:16 pm »

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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #47 on: September 11, 2007, 12:44:05 am »
Hubby works for a dealership and he says they beat SA hands down O0

Toyota Rules :clap: ;)


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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2007, 11:19:34 pm »
I bought my first NZ car, a 1992 Toyota Corona with 152 000km on the clock. Maybe I can add this. This car has had a clear Warrant of Fitness (WOF) now for the last 14 years it has been in NZ. New Zealand car owners have a good record of keeping their cars in good working order. My Toyota has travelled the whole North Island and she has been very faithful. So i am going to keep her for another 5 years probably for my son to screw up later. Guess what it is also manual. Everyone does know that 99% of cars sold here are automatic, even your Toyota Tazz

No motor vehicles are manufactured here, but most of second hand Asian vehicles come to these shores and no import taxes so cars are really cheap (affordable) and yet they still have a good public transport system. Please check on your licence disk though to see when the car arrived in NZ. If nothing then don't buy it. When you buy your vehicle visit site www.vir.co.nz so you know what you are buying is genuine. you may have to pay $20 but it will be worth your while.

Toyota rules :twothumbs:
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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2007, 11:35:23 pm »
thanks for the tips Charlie O0

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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2007, 09:26:30 am »
Thanks Charlie  O0



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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2013, 07:11:50 pm »
Any car made in Asia. Japanese and Korean vehicles are very popular and cheap to maintain. I've got a Chinese ute, and although it has a serious flat spot before the turbo gets going, it is good value for money. Ask the seller to get a new warrant of fitness(WOF), preferably issued by VTNZ.

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Re: What car to buy?
« Reply #51 on: April 22, 2013, 07:11:50 pm »