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    Default My Jumbuck was killing me

    Okay so killing me was a bit of a stretch,but i couldn't work out why i was feeling so run down.
    I have a very good diet , i do a 7.4 k walk at least 5 nights a week. I am working as the leading hand electrician
    on a block of 38 apartments spread over 4 levels. so i spend all day going up and down 4 floors.

    When the Jumbuck's radiator failed a few weeks back i left at a mates place while i was getting the bits to fix it.
    My mate lent me his series 1 goon for the week.

    By the end of the week i was feeling much better, and my mate remarked that i was looking a lot less tired.
    After a fair amount of deductive reasoning, ( a few glasses of Mount Gay Rum and Coke).
    we reasoned that it was time for the Jumbuck to go.

    The Jumbuck has very firm suspension. plus i had replaced the seats with a pair of Recaro's out of a Proton Satria GTI. Whilst they were more supportive than the originals you cold feel every bump in the road.
    Add this to the daily commute to work of 40-50 minutes in the morning and any thing up to 3 hours of stop start traffic on the way home.

    So began the search for a replacement work car, the criteria was simple it had to be comfortable, easy to drive
    have AC and be an automatic.
    I had a very close look at a Kangoo, until i found out that it had a 4 speed auto, i couldn't get enough distance
    between it and my self and it quick enough.

    So by a process of elimination i have ended up with a low mileage 2010 Commodore VE ute.

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    Reading the thread title I was expecting lashings of Banjo Patterson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post

    By the end of the week i was feeling much better, and my mate remarked that i was looking a lot less tired.
    After a fair amount of deductive reasoning, ( a few glasses of Mount Gay Rum and Coke).
    we reasoned that it was time for the Jumbuck to go.
    G'day,
    you need to try Tasting Notes - Beenleigh RumThis is one of the best they have produced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
    G'day,
    you need to try Tasting Notes - Beenleigh RumThis is one of the best they have produced.
    Beenleigh Rum is like stomach cleaner in comparison to Mount Gay Old.
    The Mount Gay distillery is the oldest is the oldest rum making distillery in the world, they have been making the stuff for over
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    Ten Cane is a bloody good drop, but mixing ANY rum with that black Yanqui bilge water is sacrilege.
    A small drop of rain water if you're too soft to take it neat!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Reading the thread title I was expecting lashings of Banjo Patterson.
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    I might have thought that you deserve lashings from Banjo Patterson or perhaps from others for posting these brand names on a French car forum.

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    Last year I was planning on doing a fair bit of home renovations and seeing as 90% of the time it's just me in the car and the missus has a wagon for the few times the whole family go out together, it just made sense to get a ute.
    My criteria were the same as yours 27of85 and guess what? I ended up with an Omega VEII ute, the funny thing is it's a ex VIC Police vehicle and I'm in Sydney.
    The one thing it desperately needs is a reversing camera or sensors at the very least, for a ute it has terrible blind spots!
    I have since added a bit of luxury to it by fitting a full leather SS interior, I've also fitted an SS front bumper just to make it look a little more pretty.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    Okay so killing me was a bit of a stretch,but i couldn't work out why i was feeling so run down.
    I have a very good diet , i do a 7.4 k walk at least 5 nights a week. I am working as the leading hand electrician
    on a block of 38 apartments spread over 4 levels. so i spend all day going up and down 4 floors.

    When the Jumbuck's radiator failed a few weeks back i left at a mates place while i was getting the bits to fix it.
    My mate lent me his series 1 goon for the week.

    By the end of the week i was feeling much better, and my mate remarked that i was looking a lot less tired.
    After a fair amount of deductive reasoning, ( a few glasses of Mount Gay Rum and Coke).
    we reasoned that it was time for the Jumbuck to go.

    The Jumbuck has very firm suspension. plus i had replaced the seats with a pair of Recaro's out of a Proton Satria GTI. Whilst they were more supportive than the originals you cold feel every bump in the road.
    Add this to the daily commute to work of 40-50 minutes in the morning and any thing up to 3 hours of stop start traffic on the way home.

    So began the search for a replacement work car, the criteria was simple it had to be comfortable, easy to drive
    have AC and be an automatic.
    I had a very close look at a Kangoo, until i found out that it had a 4 speed auto, i couldn't get enough distance
    between it and my self and it quick enough.

    So by a process of elimination i have ended up with a low mileage 2010 Commodore VE ute.

    What's happened to the Jumbuck? We might need a ute.
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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't the Dacia a ute?
    If you've got too much traction, you haven't got enough horse power ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't the Dacia a ute?
    Proton, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27of85 View Post
    Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't the Dacia a ute?
    Yeah but I dont want to put it back in full time work. I want it on club plates and just putt around. It's days of carting engines and heavy lifting are over.


    You recon the Jumbuck is bad try doing 1000kms a week in a Dacia.
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    You add coke to your Mt Gay?
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    I think it is something to do with protons. We had two at work and every time I drove one I got car sick. Never been sick in any other car in my life and I am a retired motor mechanic.

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    Besides having a rough ride, they are also at the top of the list for "worst car to have a crash in"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renomad View Post
    Last year I was planning on doing a fair bit of home renovations and seeing as 90% of the time it's just me in the car and the missus has a wagon for the few times the whole family go out together, it just made sense to get a ute.
    My criteria were the same as yours 27of85 and guess what? I ended up with an Omega VEII ute, the funny thing is it's a ex VIC Police vehicle and I'm in Sydney.
    The one thing it desperately needs is a reversing camera or sensors at the very least, for a ute it has terrible blind spots!
    I have since added a bit of luxury to it by fitting a full leather SS interior, I've also fitted an SS front bumper just to make it look a little more pretty.





    Mine is also a 2010 Omega VEII Ute, and the funny thing is mine was originally registered in Newcastle,
    it also has a canopy and full length slide out drawers to keep all my tools away from prying eyes.
    I would post pictures if i knew how to do it and if i had a camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signwilson View Post
    I think it is something to do with protons. We had two at work and every time I drove one I got car sick. Never been sick in any other car in my life and I am a retired motor mechanic.
    I get sick just looking at one.
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