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    Default 505 5spd Manual Wanted

    I need to get a 505 on the road in NSW for under 2 grand if possible. As per my previous post I was really after a diesel but manual ones seem to be a bit out of that price range. Similarly whilst a wagon would be great, I am happy to get a sedan as we have a GTI wagon in the family already. Definitely want a manual though as we live up in the hills and 90% of our driving is up and down and I find myself driving the auto as a manual a lot of the time anyway. Plan is to convert the wagon to manual later on but not in the budget just now...

    The Story:
    Just got rid of the little buzz box (Daihatsu ) the wife was driving so need a second car at some stage before too long before she kills me! Had to sell it as it just wasn't safe enough in my mind for her and the kids with all the idiots out there on the roads. I guess I didn't have to sell it without telling her, but she was a bit attached to that little piece of @#$%! Good news is she is a convert and is now thoroughly enjoying the 505 .

    People have been trying to persuade me to go with a 405 SRDT but they look like just another modern car to me and I love the ride and handling of the 505 on these greasy windy back roads and potholed dirt roads and driveways. Any comments?

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    Check ebay.

    I got my S2 manual leaded GTi Sedan for $1000 from some people who didn't really kow what it was, they were going to send it to the wreckers.

    Over the last month or 2 there was a S1 GTi executive in the Quokka (classifieds news paper) for $300, an SRDT for $700 and a SRDT, 2 litre STi and GTi executive all for $1800, why do I have to have no money! Anyway, just proving they are out there for cheap.

    Good luck with the hunt, I'd get a 505 over a 405, more practical and well... It's a 505!

    A diesel is going to be difficult to find, for cheap too, worth the effort I imagine though.

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    I have a 505 SRDT 1985 model manual you can have for $1500 if you like. It's not the prettiest paint wise, but it's incredibly reliable and economical. PM me if you're interested.
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    I'm sure the little Daihatsu served her very well. They made excellent small cars (especially in the early 90s) before Toyota pulled them from the Australian market.

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    Default Daihatsu Sirion

    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404 View Post
    I'm sure the little Daihatsu served her very well. They made excellent small cars (especially in the early 90s) before Toyota pulled them from the Australian market.

    Dave

    Yes I am a bit harsh on the Sirion - the motor is quite cool - 1.0 litre 3 cylinder ohc and runs on the smell of an oily rag, quicker than my 505GTI. Very unpredictable handling however, and it didn't feel safe on these back roads up the hills with my two kids in the back. It has front air bags but I don't see them helping much in a head on with a prado. There are many 4wds around here these days that never see the dirt, because they are always being driven in the middle of the road.
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    I have a 1983 Familiale manual - petrol engine - for sale.

    Price is negotiable.
    PM me if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomevans View Post
    Yes I am a bit harsh on the Sirion - the motor is quite cool - 1.0 litre 3 cylinder ohc and runs on the smell of an oily rag, quicker than my 505GTI. Very unpredictable handling however, and it didn't feel safe on these back roads up the hills with my two kids in the back. It has front air bags but I don't see them helping much in a head on with a prado. There are many 4wds around here these days that never see the dirt, because they are always being driven in the middle of the road.

    How quick a car is shouldnt be a criteria in choosing a car to buy or own. How a car handles on a road should be giving more consideration. Is the car good enough to protect/save life? With this, you will have to consider the suspension, body structure, brake, etc. All these matters on a highway. I pity people i see driving KIA picanto on highways. Summary of my point is that 505 was designed to save lives, not just for fun you derive while driving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikenna351 View Post
    How quick a car is shouldnt be a criteria in choosing a car to buy or own. How a car handles on a road should be giving more consideration. Is the car good enough to protect/save life? With this, you will have to consider the suspension, body structure, brake, etc. All these matters on a highway. I pity people i see driving KIA picanto on highways. Summary of my point is that 505 was designed to save lives, not just for fun you derive while driving it.

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    Exactly - that's why I love the 505, amongst other things. Safe. Good handling and fun is an added bonus. Plenty of room. Power steering makes them easy for anyone to drive. Comfortable. I could go on....
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    Thom, just sent you an email.

    I missed the "5spd" bit.......I have a Haynes Manual, not a whole car!

    WHOOPS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mi16 Man View Post
    Thom, just sent you an email.

    I missed the "5spd" bit.......I have a Haynes Manual, not a whole car!

    WHOOPS!
    Cheers
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    Bahahaha! To be fair you're not the first one to make that mistake - my misleading subject was at fault, sorry...
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    I've got a 1986 505 (Series II) manual sedan that I would love to see go to a good home. I am in Melbourne though, which may be a pain.
    Let me know if that is of any interest.
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