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Ok I scrapped the Astina from the list but have found this Laganza in good nick. It's an auto 2.2 with 200000 on the clock, rego runs out in a fortnight and they are asking for offer.

What's peoples opinion on these as the NRMA review is pretty good but I know nothing about these? :confused: Thanks.

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Does it have to be an auto Foo? Both my kids learned in manuals. Son's first car was a Morris Minor and daughter's was a Triumph Toledo. They didn't keep them long. Son bought a Mazda 1300 Coupe and daughter bought a Corolla, both manuals. Both gave good service. Maybe a Corolla Coupe would do the business? I have no idea about prices these days.
 

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Ok I scrapped the Astina from the list but have found this Laganza in good nick. It's an auto 2.2 with 200000 on the clock, rego runs out in a fortnight and they are asking for offer.

What's peoples opinion on these as the NRMA review is pretty good but I know nothing about these? :confused: Thanks.

Foo
Dont go there Foo:nono:
 

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Wouldn't trust a daewoo as far as I could throw it.
Go Japanese Foo.
 

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Not in a trillion trillion years.

Of that era stick to Japanese cars.

Cheers

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He's going for a manual license Esty but doesn't give a stuff about what car he gets.

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I'm feelin some hate for these cars. :)

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it really depends ow much it is thats a fair amount of kms for 1 my wife had one as her second car we had it for a few yrs but everything started to die there is alot of electrics in them they even have side view mirror demisters, ours had less kms than that and the list of things that were dead were

dash peeled up, all the clear coat had lifted, electric windows would work when they want to they would go down but struggle to go up if at all, air con compressor leaked internally the car wasnt worth having it replaced, and the heater core sprung a leak it wasnt worth taking the dash out for, so it had no heater and no air con it was very pleasant to drive lol, and i also had to replace clutch, and constant leaks from ****ty plastic rocker cover, but it went ok for a i think it was a 2 litre i sold it for $1000
 

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Foo your best bet will probably be a Corolla. Yeah, the ones of the era you're looking at are ugly, and they're so fkn boring, but they're not too pricey, parts are everywhere, and they're reliable.
 
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I hate this looking for a car. :headwall:

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my ex's son works for a GM dealer

he reckons that korean cars from that era are boat anchors. ie daewoos and hyundai bubbles.

they offer between $150 to $500 as a trade in - and if the motor is buggered its not worth fixing
 

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I remember doing the training course for daewoo when they first came out. The back window blew out into a million pieces while i was plugging in the diagnostic do dah. Either the body was too small or the window too big and the heat expanded it. Pretty sure some of them had that excellent camira engine too
 

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I remember doing the training course for daewoo when they first came out. The back window blew out into a million pieces while i was plugging in the diagnostic do dah. Either the body was too small or the window too big and the heat expanded it. Pretty sure some of them had that excellent camira engine too
Maybe plugging the diagnostic do dah into the rear demister wasn't the right plug mate. How did the diagnostic do dah fair. Were you paying attention during that training course. LOLLOL
 

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My MIL had one.

Mago crap.

Get a lada niva.
 
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I remember doing the training course for daewoo when they first came out. The back window blew out into a million pieces while i was plugging in the diagnostic do dah. Either the body was too small or the window too big and the heat expanded it. Pretty sure some of them had that excellent camira engine too
Yeah some Daewoo's had an engine based on the Family II engine... same engine family as the Camira's engine.

Speaking of shattering rear windows, I remember that a few HQ Monaro coupes had that problem right before they were released. A bunch of them shattered a few weeks before the cars were shipped out so they had to change to a different glass, apparently when people were restoring them, some people found little bits of shattered glass hidden under carpets and stuff.
A useless fun fact for ya lol.
 

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I will say this about them though...

I'd rather any daewoo as a boat anchor over a TD42. At least the anchor would get to its destination before the boat floated away.
 
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