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Old 16th June 2012, 05:33 AM
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Congrats on your new (to you & H) Forry
Sounds like you did very well on the deal (changeover / drive away price etc)

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We all have a debt to our parents that we can never repay, and I just do not understand how some people can walk away from that - YET they do!! !

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Couldn't have said it better mate, and yet, people still do. I can't understand it.
Me either.

When do you get to bring your new baby home mate ?

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Old 16th June 2012, 05:51 AM
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Gidday NL, Rally & Mr T

Thanks fellas.

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Very nice RB...not bad for a:
"**HOLDEN 4 DAY SALE!** **THIS IS HOLDEN'S ONCE A YEAR 4 DAY SALE JUNE 13th - JUNE 17th"

Next time I buy a car can you come along lol
Well, it did appear out of left field ...
They only put it up on their web site last night.
That's what the refresh button is for, I guess ... .

Trick is to look for what they are NOT advertising, as much as what they are.

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Great news. Look forward to you updating your signature now that you have upgraded your car.
LOL!
Not yet; not yet ...
Still have to collect the new baby from the delivery centre ... .

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Congrats on your new (to you & H) Forry
Sounds like you did very well on the deal (changeover / drive away price etc)

That's what I said to the salesman when I rang at about 0907H today ...
I didn't care what they gave us for the Camry, just so long as the C/O price was where we (I ... ) wanted it to be. About $1500 more than I wanted to pay, but then one needs to add back the now redundant requirement to repair the Camry - just about $1500 ... .

It is also around a year younger and about 15~20K Kms less than I was expecting to buy for the money, so those are also relevant factors.

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Me either.
Quite ... Grrr ...

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When do you get to bring your new baby home mate ?
Next Thursday, as presently advised.

They have to do a basic service with oil and air filter change as part of the deal (They're a Holden dealer, so probably don't realise how much a Subaru air filter costs ... !!).

It also has to have a new windscreen fitted (and roadworthy), as badly cracked. Hope the fitters don't **** up the paintwork like they did on Roo1.

I also have to have the "statutory fight" (discussion?) with our insurer as to the agreed value. I will be angling for around $29,000. Seems fair, with the extras the dealer didn't realise it had until it was too late ... .
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Old 16th June 2012, 06:04 AM
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Hi Ratbag,

Congratulations on the new ride mate - looks fantastic!

Brilliant work on the haggling and the extra inclusions you were able to score

And, well done on freeing yourself of a Camry... Subies all round the way to go!

Enjoy it!

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Old 16th June 2012, 07:13 AM
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Looks good RB! I'm sure SWMBO will enjoy it.
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Congratulations RB!!!

I'm sure it will become a much loved car very quickly, ours sure has.
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Old 16th June 2012, 07:24 AM
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Gidday Steve

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Hi Ratbag,

Congratulations on the new ride mate - looks fantastic!
Thanks mate.

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Brilliant work on the haggling and the extra inclusions you were able to score
Thanks again. It is essential to 'unfold' one's position, rather than laying all on the table upfront, IMHO. SWMBO was also actively involved in this process.

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And, well done on freeing yourself of a Camry... Subies all round the way to go!
That's "THE Camry" mate ...
Camry's are a flaming good "fridge on wheels" if you want something that is predictable, reliable and boring ...

Subarus are also just a white-goods car; and the same can be said about them; MUCH as I prefer Subarus


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Enjoy it!
I am sure she will, mate.

But we are both more than a little stuffed tonight!

SWMBO just LOVES hanging around car yards ...

And I woke up feeling like warmed over dog vomit, so really didn't feel at all like doing the grovelling and gawking bit under the then prospective new beastie today, but they would not hear of putting it off until Monday ...
IF one can believe them, they had two other people who rang after we got there, and were not prepared to allow a "subject to inspection on Monday" contract ...

I will have to swap the batteries tomorrow, as just too buggered this arvo.
And besides, had to let the crowd know the outcome ...
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Old 16th June 2012, 08:10 AM
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BTW Folks

SWMBO has christened Roo3 "RonnyRoo", in honour of her Dad ...

A nice tribute to a good father, and a good man.
I did the eulogy at his funeral. He was 92 y.o.
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Old 16th June 2012, 08:17 AM
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RB- Subarus are reliable, but definitely not white goods. Be it the humble Forester or the STI and the incredible Gen 4 Liberty, they are all far too enjoyable to drive to be be just white goods. Now while I won't use the dreaded "C" word, they are indeed reliable and long lasting (unfortunately) and are the classic case of a car that is bought by the head rather the heart. The Subarus that both myself and my family own are cars that are bought just as much by the heart as by the head. Subaru may have lost the plot since those heady days, but over time Subaru have made some outstanding cars, enjoyable to drive and ones that make a lot of sense.
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Old 16th June 2012, 08:29 AM
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I don't disagree, Rally ...

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RB- Subarus are reliable, but definitely not white goods. Be it the humble Forester or the STI and the incredible Gen 4 Liberty, they are all far too enjoyable to drive to be be just white goods. Now while I won't use the dreaded "C" word, they are indeed reliable and long lasting (unfortunately) and are the classic case of a car that is bought by the head rather the heart. The Subarus that both myself and my family own are cars that are bought just as much by the heart as by the head. Subaru may have lost the plot since those heady days, but over time Subaru have made some outstanding cars, enjoyable to drive and ones that make a lot of sense.
However, by "white goods car" I mean mass-produced; not bespoke.
Nor even particularly expensive.

What I said does not go to how well such cars are designed and built, which is why I much prefer Subarus to every other brand of "white goods cars". In no small part, they achieve a standard of excellence in design and build quality by the extremely sensible and cost effective method of re-using parts (e.g. many of the gear sets ... ) time and again.
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Old 16th June 2012, 09:03 AM
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I don't disagree, Rally ...
However, by "white goods car" I mean mass-produced; not bespoke.
I feel that my Subaru's are more than just a car. When I drive other vehicles, holden's, Mazda's, Nissan's, etc... they just feel like a car. When I jump in a Subaru I feel more attached. More control, fun, feel from the car itself.

Especially my L-Series, it has alot of character for a car..
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