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Unread 19th November 2018, 10:11 PM
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There's a few modified Subarus in Cairns of various models, but by far the most common Suby up here is stock. they're so prevalent that it could hardly be considered a 'Marque' (or in the case of Peugot an oddity.. )
Peugeots are not so much of an oddity as Subarus when it comes to doing things differently. My 404 was a very conventional car. The only thing odd about it was the hypoid diff. Even the styling resembled the late 50s GM cars.

I confess I still have a soft spot for older Pugs and even considered buying a new one instead of my Forester. I was pulled up next to one in a car park when I was weighing up my options and the owner came back to it while I was there. I asked them what they thought of it as I was looking at getting one. They very quickly changed my mind when they replied, "Don't buy one whatever you do. They're put together with spit!"

Such a change from the older bulletproof rally winners.
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Unread 20th November 2018, 03:58 AM
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They've always been an oddity on Australian roads, is what i mean. Even when Morrises & Austins were semi abundant..

Nothing wrong with the old 404s though, like Renaults of similar vintage.
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Unread 20th November 2018, 08:05 PM
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Aaaah, the old Renault 10.

Unbreakable. The engine would rev like a well oiled sewing machine.
Had about as much power too.
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Unread 20th November 2018, 11:05 PM
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I had 2 of them. I could undo all the connections and a friend and I could lift the body up and push it forward on the front wheels leaving the whole engine and transmission there to work on. It was one of the simplest cars I ever owned with front seats as comfortable as my Forester.

Can't say I miss the snap oversteer on lift off mid corner courtesy of the swing axles at the rear.
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Unread 26th November 2018, 06:09 AM
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Could change out the thrust bearing in a morning, very simple job.
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