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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #15 on: October 03, 2018, 21:50:27 PM
I feel exactly the same, my cars have all been 2005 or older, there's simply less to go wrong and far better value for money.

I'm facing the same dilemma with my car too now as it turns out it probably needs timing chain and valve stem seals doing sooner rather than later, I'm hoping I can get another 5-10 years out of it though.

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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #16 on: October 15, 2018, 08:54:58 AM
Might be worth having a chat with some of the importers, most have guys in Japan, can get prices and can get parts.  You might be in for a wait though as they'll bundle them inside a car purchase.
Or look at Jauce?
https://www.jauce.com/search/MR2+Suspension+sw20

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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 01:30:35 AM
5 years in Sydney and not needed a car yet


- Toll roads everywhere! IF you leave Sydney or enter Sydney by car you have to pay to get in.
- If you go anywhere longer than 20 minute drive in Sydney you are going to hit a toll.
- Parking, especially in the city you have to pay the council a fee so you are classed as a resident and can park outside your house if you do not have a garage.
- If you think London for example is bad in terms of parking fee's and lack of free parking - Sydney has most places beaten.


- Public transport is good, the trains go everywhere and are double decker
- Uber and others
- Taxis now competing with Uber pricing
- You have hire cars parked everywhere in the city, as a member you just book in a car, stroll up with a key fob and unlock the car to use for your booking
- Living close to city centre you can walk it to a lot of the places you need to be. Work is 15 minutes walk for example


Miss having a cart but also do not miss having a car. Once I need a bigger place with the family and move further out and as a family unit I am sure I will need one but even when people have cars they always train to work still

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Re: Happy Birthday MR2 (18)
Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 19:12:39 PM
People in London don't use cars because they've made it expensive and impractical, but living in the centre of London and dealing with all the public transport issues seems like a nightmare to me, the tube is hell at rush hour or weekends. Anywhere else though, public transport is just all round garbage unless you live right next to a station or 5 mins from work. I'm sure Sydney is a lot better, but it's not really comparable is it, it's not even apples and oranges, its apples and aardvarks. :lol:

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