What Car Do You Have?

Let’s see what the people of ozbargain drive. Is the cash people are saving off this website enough for some high end cars? Probably not, but let’s hear it anyway. (No I don’t drive).

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  • +1

    99' Galant VR4 - weekender/endless project
    14' Swift Sport - daily & track hack

  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
    Ford Ranger WIldtrak

  • +2

    Went through a bit of "1/3 life crisis" beginning of the year (I blame COVID) and got myself a 2021 BMW 128ti recently. Got sick of driving a mid sized SUV (I have a couple of young kids) by myself most days during the week. Swapped over to a hot hatch - no regrets!

    • +2

      Nice! The 128ti is supposed to be really good value.

      • Yeah I think it was better beginning of the year. I ordered in March. Looking around Car Sales for a similar spec 128ti, it's about $4000-5000 more for a dealer demo than what I paid for brand new.

  • 2011 WRX STI Spec R Hatch
    2016 hail damaged Mazda 2 for the daily run around

    Hoping to sell the STI and replace it with a 2022 86/BRZ

  • I drive a 2008 Holden Astra, that I bought ex fleet in 2015, for thousands less than its value at the time. Bought outright.

    Will drive it into the ground.
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    I'm saving for a house, and I will never have a car loan because I will never have a loan on a depreciating asset.

    • +1

      I have 2 homes and still drive the can i purchased in 2010 which is a 2006 Ford Escape. Totally agree deprecating assets ESPECIALLY cars are a total waste of time. I will never loan money for a car

  • +1

    1990 Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier (4.0L Diesel)

    • Dang, and i thought i would surely have the oldest car here but you pipped my 1992 Toyota Celica by a few years haha

  • +1

    Still own my first car paid cash / credit card for points

    Subaru 2013 XV

    Only recently replaced the OEM battery last weekend.

  • Isuzu D-MAX X-Terrain 2021

  • Kia Sportage AO Edition 2018
    Toyota Yaris 2018

  • 2019 Toyota Hilux SR5

    In my opinion a great multi-purpose car. I use it daily, for work, camping, grocery getting and casual drives.

  • 2011 Toyota Aurion AT-X

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe for play
    2010 Audi S5 Coupe for daily

    • +1

      Why not just drive the AMG as daily

      • Because it would be more fun if I miss it all week and take it out for a spirited spin on the weekends :)

        • +1

          you can drive it all week and taek it for a spirited spin on weekends too

    • Is there an ozbargain way of getting the c63s?

  • 2021 Mazda CX-30 Touring w/package - got ex-demo for ~15% off RRP with 5k kms
    2014 Holden Cruze SRI-Z for daily work & errands

  • +1

    I'm surprised how many have multiple cars.

    • Me too. Cars are expensive. My Mum and I both own our car and pay everything half each. It's still damn expensive to run (and it's only a 1.8L, not to mention its registered in my Mum's name because she's a pensioner).

      Threes no value in owning more than one.

      • Well, I commented the cars my wife and I own and drive, because we sometimes swap but… I disagree. There certainly can be instances where there is great value in owning two vehicles.

        • +1

          My husband and I have owned a car each in the last 15 years (even when none of us needed it to go to work). With 2 kids and us likely to go to the gym or shops we always noticed one car wasn’t enough anymore. Now I need the car to go to work so it makes sense and my daughter is on her Ps and hopefully once lockdown is over she will drive it /need more (and I’ll use my husbands)

  • +3

    I see everybody over extending themselves borrowing to finance all these high end cars when all cars do the same thing get you where you need to go or take the kids to school and stuff

    • +3

      Yup, I see that too. I was so excited when I bought a 7 year old car. It was the first time I had a car that was more than just an engine in a shell haha. And it's still the best car I've ever had (even though it's 13 years old now!)

    • +3

      I am old school in that if I can't buy the car outright in cash I can't afford it.

      • People on high incomes are better off leasing

        • That's for people with an ABN? I am PAYG so I can't see the benefit as I cannot deduct cost against tax.

          • @ymmf: Cost get taken out pre tax, so lowers Ur taxable income

        • Not that simple, depends on value and how much you drive it.

    • I totally get this point of view but what's the most 'fun' car you've lived with? I think it changes things a lot…

  • +1

    '19 (MY20) Outlander PHEV Exceed
    '07 BF MKII XR8
    '04 BA GT

  • -2

    '19 Urus
    '20 1 Series M135i

    • +1

      YOU do not have a Urus…?!! :00000

    • +1

      '19 Urus

      well, thats quite a car :O

  • 2021 GOLF GTI

  • Black 2014 Mazda 6 GT.

  • 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS for me
    2007 Holden Commodore SS-V as my garage ornament
    2020 Toyota Rav4 Cruiser Hybrid for the partner

  • 2017 Golf R (dsg) in white.

  • I own a Nissan Pulsar (1997). It's been reliable, affordable to run and simple to maintain. I may consider upgrading to a Camry (4 cylinder) (10 years newer)

  • +5

    So many BMW and Merc owners…. thought this was OZB

    • Haha I’m surprised too!

  • +1

    Model T Ford with a EV conversion.

  • +1

    Mustang GT V8 - garage queen
    Cerato skateboard

    Frugal and cautious in saving/investing/spending but love a little luxury as my reward.

    Car is unmodified - don’t waste money on tacky accessories , economical if driven prudently.

    I invested in six year factory warranty - knew I was buying Ford not a Lexus

    Cars are shocking “investment”

    In early 90s my wife and I owned three houses. We were only couple we knew who had BOTH CARS from the 70s

    In true OzB style, done the calculation - Stang is 1.37% of TNW or 0.7% if still with aforementioned wife :)

  • +1

    2018 Suzuki Jimny Auto - fun small daily runabout and very capable for the occasional off road adventure. Currently worth ~$10k more than what I bought it new.

    2005 Subaru Forester - Was going to sell but cost of sorting leaking head gasket pretty much eats up value of the car. Will probably keep using as our second car until it dies.

    • -4

      Bull only very rare or in demand cars go up in value not some tiny little Suzuki girls car

      • +1

        LoL. I love how you didn't check. The wait on a new Jimny has been over 6 months since release, and they regularly sell for significantly more than purchase price. A unique but quirky little thing with obvious flaws, but FUN!

  • +2

    Currently - nothing!

    • Something I miss about working in dealerships, although I don't miss some of the trade-ins I used to take home.

    • BS you took a GR4 home when the lockdowns happened, hid it under some papers on way out

      • +1

        Lol that actually was my demo the last lockdown

        • +1

          There is your mistake, you gave it back, Id would of claim salvage rights or finders keeper, whatever is applicable in NSW law

  • Holden Colorado

  • 2005 Accord Euro 6-speed Manual. Only drive twice a week.

  • +4

    1994 Toyota Aristo (2jz-gte)

    • Roses are red, violets are blue, my 2jz goes, sutututoo.

    • +1

      Me too homie! Same year even

  • 2015 Mazda CX-3

    My little 2005 Toyota Yaris was totalled because someone rammed into the back of me. He admitted fault.

  • 2018 VW Tiguan R Line in white
    Also have a 2016 Golf Comfortline in blue

  • 2021 Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo

  • 2006 Honda Accord Euro
    1975 LA Lancer (2 door)

  • 2009 Toyota Aurion Touring 3.5L V6
    Probably the best V6 engine made by Toyota it out drags SV6 commodores and XR6 falcons

  • +1

    Kia Cerato S Premium 2015

    • +1

      Kia Cerato are very good value for the money! We recently sold our 2012 as we upgraded to a Pathfinder.

  • +1

    '17 BMW 440i

    • Nice!

      • +1

        Thanks! Got it in Snapper Rocks Blue, 6 months old after being registered and used by BMW Australia (so somewhat true to OzB fashion)

  • +1

    Subaru WRX, Premium, 2015, manual
    Toyota 86, 2012, manual
    Subaru Impreza WRX, 2001, manual
    Toyota Soarer, 1986, automatic
    Honda Prelude 1982, manual
    Toyota Corona, 1976, manual

    • What's the point of 6 cars… I mean I've owned dozens but not all at once

      • +1

        Currently I am driving Subaru WRX Premium 2015.
        All the others were my past cars :)

        • +1

          Oh well you didn't specify lol

        • +1

          I've had all kinds even had an R33 but my daily is a lancer and my project car is an old Subaru liberty RS turbo ;)

    • +1

      Toyota Corona, 1976, manual

      Nice!

    • I've got the 2016 WRX Premium. My previous was a 2001 WRX too. Bug eye.

      I feel the WRX lost its way a bit. The next generation is about to be announced. Supposedly more powerful….

  • +2

    Model 3 Tesla

  • W124 Merc E220 special edition, had it for 16 years and apart from servicing and replacing the blower fan haven't had to lay a spanner on it, hardly use it so I'll get 'club' rego on it when I can be bothered :)

  • 2014 VW Multivan camper. Just to annoy the four kids (three teens and one 26 yo). Apparently I was supposed to downsize when the eldest two left home, not upsize and make it comfortable for myself.

  • Nissan Fuga
    Toyota Vellfire

  • +2

    2021 Haval H6, 2005 Jeep Cherokee KJ 2.8 CRD (Borrowing from a friend) and a 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 project car.

    Did a post a while back about looking at getting a Haval, got told to buy anything else by the community. Been enjoying it the last couple months, still borrowing my friends jeep when the misses is using the Haval and have since decided to torture myself with my first project car which has been off to a bumpy start as the first shell I bought caught fire while I was at bunnings. Onto shell number 2 now but already have 3 and 4 lined up.

    • How has the Haval held up over the last couple of months? Any big issues?

      • +1

        Been pretty good, at about 4500km on the odometer at the moment. Only have had 1 fault with the car so far. That being the TPMS system spazzing out and not syncing up. Was easily fixed by disconnecting the battery.

        Other than that the only gripe I have had with the car is when cruise control is on the car can freak out when it comes up to a bend in the road and slows down quite dramatically. This can result from doing 100 to 80 in about a couple seconds. Have put a formal complaint in as I know south Africa has had this feature disabled. Pretty much just have to have your foot on the accelerator when coming up to any bends at the moment though.

        Good value for money, would get the Awd version as the power makes the front wheels abit skittish in the wet on the fwd version.

        Android auto works fantastically and all round a very decent car.

  • I had a MG ZS 2019, but it was written off as a Lexus hit my parked car, and destroyed both cars.

    I am currently driving a Mitsubishi Asx.

    I do want to get the MG Zst Vibe!

  • M35 Nissan Stagea. Bargain import performance wagon. However, it has forced me to improve my skills as an ameteur mechanic. Good stuff to know.