Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Then, for a while I own two dream cars. I used the Honda for 2 years and gave it to Kevin; but he refused to drive it. Finally, I gave it away for $500. Used cars are difficult to sell in NZ. Many back packers buy their cars at Auckland or Christchurch airports on arrival. They also arranged to sell them there on departure. The internet is great. All you need is an iphone to connect to the web and you are set to buy or sell anything; including sim cards or sleeping bags. Don't throw any thing away.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
|Volvo 760 GLE|
My third car was a Volvo (760GLE). The Merc was just too old and did not have the power required to tow the new 22-foot yacht, a Noelex 22 at 760 kg which weighs slightly more than the 19 foot Kestrel. This Volvo was very quiet. On long trips, I can hear only the wind brushing past the mirrors and some noise from the tyres. In NZ the roads are chip seals, very rough surface but great road holding properties.
|towing Noelex 22|
Thursday, October 13, 2005
After using the Volvo for about three years I traded it for a 4x4 because I needed more oomph for towing the boat over the hills to the Bay of Islands! This 1999 model, 2.8 litre automatic Mitsubishi Challenger has a turbo diesel engine. It is easy to drive and performs really well. In NZ a kiwi changes 4 possessions every 3 years. He changes his job, car, house and partner. I am almost a kiwi now!
Are you curious what vehicle I am going to buy next?
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Monday, July 18, 2005
Saturday, June 18, 2005
This is the car that Eugene is rebuilding from the rims up. If you are interested to know more about the sport of drifting, please click here
This little car has a large engine! Eugene flew to Dunedin and drove this car back to Auckland. He stopped by at Hamilton to show me this car.