Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 07:20 pm, by: David Vaughan(Davidv)
Very good decision indeed. Lend your spare ones to me when you are not using them. We are in the right city
Assuming you can tolerate not having all variations of optional extras, that means you will have six cars. V8 4.0 with coil springs Twin turbo 2.5 V8 4.0 with air suspension 3.0L six V8 4.0 Active Single turbo 2.5 One of the V8/Air and Active will need to have the EMV and the other not, just to get the major variations right.
I think you should have fun with that lot, but which one will you drive today?
I am not sure about the 4.0GT (V8 with springs) but everything else exists in the ACT (with friendly owners on this forum) if you want to see the cars and hear the owners rave about the reasons for their particular choices, their advantages and disadvantages.
Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 09:48 pm, by: Michael Kay(Kayak)
What are peoples thoughts on having an import company find me a Soarer in Japan, that matches my requirements and shipping it over and compliancing it? Imports seem to be much cheaper now than say, 6 or 7 years ago.
I'm starting to swing towards a UZZ32 now. Are they more plentiful in Japan, compared to Australia?
Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 11:04 pm, by: Adam Lonergan(Alchemistal)
Michael... just bite the bullet... I did! Bought a car currently in Japan, from a guy I've never met in Queanbeyan, who will have it complied in Brisbane, for registration in Wodonga and finally to be parked in my driveway in Melbourne, whilst I'm in South Africa. Couldn't be simpler.
All you have to find is one that is in good nick with genuine acceptable km's on it. There has been an engine upgrade along the way (may '95 - only 13 was made of these) but the earlier ones are more plentiful (although only 873 made in total).
With a UZZ32 most of them are now in Australia and other places out side of Japan. Some times it is better to buy one here, as it can be looked at. Neil said he knows one for sale! So if you are ready contact Neil and go have a look. With a UZZ32 there are hard to find and you will have to take it as is and look after it! I got mine a few months ago and still did the suspension service and it was the 6 last one ever made. But still so nice to drive!
Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 08:18 am, by: Adam Lonergan(Alchemistal)
Michael, I was just trying to suggest is that you shouldn't be too worried about buying one from Japan unseen if it's what you want. I'm sure someone here will be able to sort out ANY problem the car might have, just make sure the price is right and factor in that you will have to fix a few things. Obviously the delivery time is much longer. If a 32 was an e-type nobody would think twice about buying from OS.