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 Post subject: Mugabe Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Sold my ute and bought this. '97 Toyota Celsior brought over as a personal import from Japan in '98, dubbed the Mugabe Wagon by the blokes at work. They reckon it needs dark tint and Zimbabwe flags on the corners :lol: Anyway, being an import means all the fancy touch screen menus etc are in chink and radio and TV don't get reception. Luckily being asian I can read it all. Amazingly the multitudes of fancy electrical gizmos still work. It is by far the smoothest and quietest car I have ever driven, including a heap of brand new stuff, thanks to 11ty kilos of sound deadening and 5 mufflers. Runs the 1UZ V8 which moves it along quite nicely for a big boat.

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About the only thing I found issues wise when doing mass googling was the P/S pump leaks, onto the alternator ruining it as well, and bottom ball joints f*#cking out. They weren't lying about that as it currently looks like this.

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From a quick call around just then it seems they're hard to get replacements and they can only get the left :evil: Pain in the arse but doesn't seem to have damaged anything else except the guard.

No plans for it except drive it. I think its too nice to drive/comfortable to mess with, which I've never said before :lol: Though I notice Bullet do a blower kit for them...

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 Post subject: Re: Mugabe Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:46 pm 
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geez can't be too happy with that ball joint! thats pretty scary, looks like a nice car otherwise ... if all else fails you can use the motor in a conversion!

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 Post subject: Re: Mugabe Wagon
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:31 pm 
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I was very lucky, happened after we'd pulled into a car park so I was only doing 5-10 clicks at the time. Minutes earlier I was doing 100+ on some rather twisty roads so it'd have ended in death :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:36 pm 
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Can confirm this thing does epic singles

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 Post subject: Re: Mugabe Wagon
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Epic and singles not usually in the same sentence :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mugabe Wagon
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Like saying cool VN executive Commodore.

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 Post subject: Re: Mugabe Wagon
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I will offer it to you for $155,000, the same price as it cost me (If I were to buy it new in 1997).

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