Normal cars that people have made awesome with good taste

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  1. Nesquik

    Nesquik Long timer

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    a thread for everyday cars that are exceptionally clean, tastefully modified, or just made plain cool.

    My best friend used to have a really fast econobox piece of shit Dodge Colt

    Once a grocery getter; always a grocery gettter but with highway burnouts this go around . Definitely not exceptionally clean or tastefully modified, but it is just plain cool!

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  2. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    Soccer mom mobile... 99% of these stay stock and run over 300k miles without issues.

    (Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series, probably one of the best luxury off-roaders out there.)

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  3. Nesquik

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    This is exactly what this thread is about
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  4. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    LHD with an Australian tag (TJM bar and Oz' lights), what's the story?



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  5. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    No idea. Just google searched a nice 100 and that's the one I liked most.
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  6. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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  7. PK2

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    That 100 series is an odd one, as mentioned LHD so unable to be registered here. Have to be 30 years years old to be registered as a left hand drive.
    Obviously the photo isnt reversed as number plate reads correctly.

    Wonder what the go is?
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  8. motorhead748

    motorhead748 Been here awhile

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg My Ford Fiesta. Homemade turbo
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  9. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    Appears to be the same wagon out of Atlanta, GA. http://www.expeditionportal.com/for...730764a6462e1b651116175&p=1077273#post1077273




    The TJM bar and LightForce lights he/she may have bought in the states... and the NSW plate came from?


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  10. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I dont think it is an Aus number plate. Yes, it looks an Aus plate but i dont think it is high enough, proportions dont look right
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  11. insomnia

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    this thing is out to lunch
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    Having owned multiple Mk1 Fiestas, I have to ask...
    How the hell do you get traction?
    Though long gone here is my last Fiesta. Built from a $65 (yes) forgotten car from the back row of a car dealership. Big wheels, much suspension, Supertrapp exhaust and a $300 respray it remains my favorite car of the 50+ I've owned over the years.
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  13. PK2

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    Looks like a legit front NSW plate to me
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    motorhead748 Been here awhile

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    The little bit of turbo lag gives you a second to guess which way the torque steer will take you!!
    Agreed, the mk1 fiestas are great cars. Easily on my short list of the greatest all time car. I've had several.
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    I restored that one, it had a homeless sleeping in it for a while.
    Turned out nice I thought. MK2 GTI oily bits.

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  16. Nesquik

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    that's a real girl grabbing machine every body knows that purple drives the women wild . just pull up beside them smile and say hi do you know where to get a good coffee around hear , then invite them to join you . your on your own after that . just one more thing if they ask are you a police officer floor it they be wanting your $ after you make love to them . :1drink
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    I need to track down pics of my buddies' Ireland Engineering BMW 2002 with the 325 motor....or 318 motor.

    Either way I need to find some pics!
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    Those were actually pretty decent driving cars in their day!
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