Banter TRTT Part 11: Ghosts n Sh..tuff

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edgie

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Cars that I could afford in high school and were relatively common back then are worth a shitload now

I wonder what today's equivalent vehicles are
I was looking at a VY, my commodore, but in a V8 Calais model, a few years back and they were like 6 grand.

They're now 15.

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backtozero

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Depends on your definition of manual. You still select each gear just not in the traditional way. Their core purpose is building sports cars and all the best racing categories use this technology, so that makes sense to me.

What doesn’t make sense is four doors and a boot that’s big enough for a pram and the weekly shop. That’s about as far away from who they are as they can get. It’s their Southern Power moment.
Well yeah you can change gears manually and most cars these days have that option but no gated gearbox or clutch since 2012. Lambo and McLaren also don't offer manual gearboxes. Automatics are obviously more technologically advanced and quicker but Ferrari reckon the manuals just weren't selling, which probably says a little bit about who buys their cars.
 

edgie

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Wonder how many Nissan pintaras are still around? For those that couldn't afford a skyline.
I work with one of those bogan but at the same time sheltered socially outcast nerd who's claim to fame is having the fastest Nissan pulsar in town.

Righto friend I didn't know that was a thing.

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Christoffarken

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All the hot birds in sundresses at Bunnings with a butterfly on their ankle must be devastated that the middle aged blokes on bigfooty aren't interested
Not all (but I'm not exactly middle age... Yet)

Cars that I could afford in high school and were relatively common back then are worth a shitload now

I wonder what today's equivalent vehicles are
I paid $500 for a '78 Gemini that got written off (got $1k in insurance) back in the early Oughts

Similar model, nothing special about it going for $25k on marketplace 🤔

Today's cars? Who knows though
 

edgie

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Did almost everyone hate it? I was assured by the director and fanbois of The Last Jedi that if Empire Strikes Back were released today, it would be extremely divisive too.
 

edgie

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You upgrading old mate Dell Boy?
Sooner or later, preferably sooner. Some good sales on the Dell website currently, also have a mate who used to work in IT and still has a business account with a parts supplier who might be able to put something together for me for more value, but that involves finding time to see him and he works weird hours being on call regularly. Also the internet shows me he got his fish tanks in to his new house so any trip there will now involve a detailed rundown on his setup.

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JimmyBC

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Sooner or later, preferably sooner. Some good sales on the Dell website currently, also have a mate who used to work in IT and still has a business account with a parts supplier who might be able to put something together for me for more value, but that involves finding time to see him and he works weird hours being on call regularly. Also the internet shows me he got his fish tanks in to his new house so any trip there will now involve a detailed rundown on his setup.

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Fish tank people yea pumps 'n what not.
 

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