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Favourite surf cars?

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Created by andersbq > 9 months ago, 19 Mar 2011
ggf
WA, 195 posts
20 Mar 2011 2:01PM
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my old favorite surf bus,still sobbing I sold it and kicking myself now


AJEaster
NSW, 690 posts
20 Mar 2011 5:10PM
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evlPanda said...

I'm looking at a Subarau Liberty stationwagon.

Have I lost my edge?


Panda, try the Outback in diesel if you dont mind changing gears. We found the CVT and petrol 4 in the Liberty noisey and gutless in comp. The 6 in the Liberty was ok, but really had to be revved to get the most out of it. In the Diesel, Port Macquarie to Coffs harbour in 6th gear with Cruise at 105klm, enough torque to stay in cruise without changing down even up hills (so long as there are no slow a$$es in the traffic). Uses bugger all diesel, so I get between 900-1050klm per 65L tank depending upon how much hwy I get.

Carries the same amount of gear as my Kluger, all sails and booms in the back. Boards on roof. No passengers, I slide the front seat back into sleep position and my 2 boards ride inside with me with room for another stacked in and a Sh1teload more sails then I normallt carry (4).

Eitherway though, if you go the Liberty or Outback, they arent pretty to look at from the front, although now after 3 months I am gradually warming to it

The Fav surf car I have owned to date is an orange (tech colour name was: Mellow Yellow) 1972 2L VW Kombi. Unfortuantely for the car, I used to live right on Palm Beach on the Goldy and the seabreeze ate it away over 6-7 years. Was expensive to keep on the road as it was always being repaired, but for a car of that age it used to get up and go quite well. Sultman's motors at Burleigh did their best to keep it going, but eventually I had to sell her off. Had racks built into the roof on the inside of the car so the boards, sails and masts were in the roof, and high enough in the roof that they were out of the drivers sight when looking in the rear view mirror - and a futon on the floor in the back. Will try and find a pic

KenHo
NSW, 1353 posts
20 Mar 2011 5:48PM
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That's OK young fella.
One day you might actually own something half as good.
Now I've driven a proper hairdresser's car, and it had SLK on the front.


barn said...

CJW said...

Aww cmon! Say what you will about Audi's but there's something about a twin turbo V10 at full noise with windsurfing gear in the back that just makes me a little warm inside Best thing about the RS4, RS6 audi's is they basically blend into traffic but are wicked fast, which as you know from my stealth spec VL turbo wagon is kind of a pre requisite of mine. I agree with you on the HSV's they are pretty horrid looking cars, the SSv imo looks way better.


hahah yep that thing rocks, stealth spec all the way.. makes up for audis 2 brain farts that TT hair dressers coupe (sorry ken!) and all that advertising they do in movies..






But problem is these are all tarmac bound.. how are we gunna find all the WA secret spots if we have to stay on the bitumen??

(hence the air conditioned nitro buggy)


Waiting4wind
NSW, 1871 posts
20 Mar 2011 7:50PM
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And yeah if I ever own an RS6 it would have to have some sort of exhaust valve etc so I could switch to straight pipes with the press of a button....just imagine...oooh




I don't think you need to, it may be standard feature. The RS4 I drove had a sports mode which opened up the exhaust when you gunned it. A number of the euro performance cars , eg. AMG merc, automatically open up the exhaust when you hit full throtle (wot)!

Richiefish
QLD, 5579 posts
20 Mar 2011 8:23PM
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best oz surf car legend ? EH stationwagon of course !

Bondalucci
VIC, 1571 posts
20 Mar 2011 11:22PM
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a personal favourite. -roof racks might render the ejector seat ineffective though.


Mark _australia
WA, 20738 posts
20 Mar 2011 8:57PM
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evlPanda said...

I'm looking at a Subarau Liberty stationwagon.

Have I lost my edge?


Not if it is the older Legacy twin turbo, or a B4

nosinkanow
NSW, 441 posts
21 Mar 2011 12:49AM
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For windsurfing gear any 6 cylinder "family" wagon will do the job and let it rust away without crying.

If you want acceleration forget cars, buy any large capacity sport motorycle, more bang for your buck. Sheesh for $5k you could buy a 20 year old Yammie FZR1000 and accelerate faster than most cars $100k and more could only dream off. For $10k+ you could buy a newer bike that can take you to 0kph-100kph in 3 seconds. Even my 30 year old Guzzi has better 80kph-120kph acceleration than most modern cars (just) and it's not even a sportsbike....she's a good old bus, love her to bits....qualifies for "classic" status now.

barn
WA, 2960 posts
20 Mar 2011 10:05PM
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KenHo said...

That's OK young fella.
One day you might actually own something half as good.
Now I've driven a proper hairdresser's car, and it had SLK on the front.




That's OK old man, one day you'll be young enough to not be able to afford, need or want an expensive car... oh wait, errr never mind.






P.C_simpson
NSW, 1471 posts
21 Mar 2011 3:23AM
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All these new V8's and Audi's etc. might be your dream car but hardly qualify as a "surf car", think some of you guys have chosen favourite cars, sure i would love a Lambo with roofracks, but it would be a pretty sh#t car for a surf car..don't think i would like to throw in surfboards, windsurfers or get into any of these wet and sandy..

Now a slightly pimped Herse or even a jacked up one with big ass tyres and 4x4would be more on the money, remember your not heading out to pick up chicks in it, just headin to some waves..

Like this one.







king of the point
WA, 1831 posts
21 Mar 2011 12:37AM
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pc simpson i know you want to enter your car.

Mind you any car with your graffit on it would be sort after and way

KenHo
NSW, 1353 posts
21 Mar 2011 8:14AM
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Out of luck there.
I'm 47, and still young enough to not need or want an "expensive' car.
I paid less for the TT than most new soccer-Mum mobiles, so it never really qualified as a mid-life crisis car anyway.
Happy with a van these days, happy as a clam. Cos it fits all my silly gear in just fine.



barn said...

KenHo said...

That's OK young fella.
One day you might actually own something half as good.
Now I've driven a proper hairdresser's car, and it had SLK on the front.




That's OK old man, one day you'll be young enough to not be able to afford, need or want an expensive car... oh wait, errr never mind.









Bondalucci
VIC, 1571 posts
21 Mar 2011 10:07PM
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When you've got a 4 cylinder van like my trusty Econovan, thats practical but dare I say "not macho", maybe you need one of these!!



(might even help Flipper pull a chicky!)

(thanks to KGB)

japester
VIC, 63 posts
22 Mar 2011 8:40PM
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mx 5, top down, fits all my wave gear into the passenger seat.
(board, 2 sails, boom, 2 masts)

can't fit the wife in with me though

Mecky
NSW, 56 posts
22 Mar 2011 10:19PM
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Squid Lips said...

Something like this would be ok




Yea, try to load the roof rack...


or maybe this if a couple of mates want to come



This one is better because you can put your gear inside!





On a more serious note: If I would have the money and the surf mobile would not be a daily driver - I would go for big van (eg. Sprinter) with a high roof. You can store your stuff inside, could get changed or even sleep inside.

Spocktek
WA, 281 posts
22 Mar 2011 7:22PM
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The delicas sick!!!

What do ya reckon bertie, lets do that to yours?

nosinkanow
NSW, 441 posts
23 Mar 2011 12:15AM
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Squid Lips said...

Something like this would be ok




Nah, still not high enough.

rustbucket
NSW, 290 posts
25 Mar 2011 10:43AM
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I'd get a Baja bug,







well you wouldnt get far in this one, cause its a Tamiya Sandscorcher...errrr radio controlled model

curac
WA, 1113 posts
25 Mar 2011 9:00AM
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