Tommo Posted 3, November 2011 Report Share Posted 3, November 2011 Thought I'd formally introduce myself and the car here This is "Eire's" old 182 Cup, which I purchased last month. She's a real beauty, and in mint condition. Me and my old man drove her back to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney, and went through Buckett's and Thunderbolts way, and it was such a fun drive , we were both a little taken back by the performance of the car, my dad said "I haven't felt a car like this since a Lotus Elise." One of my mates dad drives an Audi TT, and he reckons that this car handles better . He couldn't believe the value either. (I think he's eyeing a RS250 now?). It's got new Bridgestone RE002's and the 50,000km service completed since, and I'm not really sure what we're going to do into the future. She's totally stock, and I kind of like that? There's a loose baffle (we think) in the exhaust, which causes a few noises on deceleration and reverse, so we'll probably get that looked at and end up with a subtle (not to noisy) after market solution. Cause the OEM exhaust is very pricey in comparison. I turn 18 tomorrow (4th), and this is my first car. Luckiest 18 year old in the world? Probably a bit of a bombshell for you guys? Am I the youngest member here? I'm not really into the whole "rice" deal that most guys my age go through (I know too many Nissans, Hondas, Toyotas etc..); this car is a massive sleeper, which is great to avoid any unnecessary attention. I like the subtle charm about these cars, and how they exude style, and the performance without turbos and noise and all the nonsense that goes with it. I raced karts for 5 years or so (I was 3rd in QLD at one stage :wanker: ), and with parents getting hammered in the real estate industry, that fizzled out quickly. This however, is a bit of fun for us, and with everything I had saved, some inheritence money and a grandparent eager to buy me a car (I probably would have ended up with a Barina or something..) this was the perfect solution. I finish school in 2 weeks, and I'll be at UQ next year doing something. I think there's a few here that go to UQ as well? We'll do a few track days, and see how she goes. Me and my old man will be at the Happy Laps event at Lakeside this weekend. Here's some eye candy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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