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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jonty, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Jonty

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    hey guys, just thought i'd sign up to this forum as i know how useful these types of things are.

    I'm from melbourne, 24, and have never heard of such a thing as a legnum until a bit of searchin around for a wagon with a bit of go. i currently drive a 1990 nissan pintara trx (i'm a member of antrx.com) but it has had its day and its time to upgrade to something "special"; that's where you guys come in! ;)

    was originally goin for the normal path of a rex hatch or a liberty wagon.... but then i saw the boot space of the rex hatch's and insurance wise even an n/a liberty (2007) is gonna kill me! so after a bit of searchin was down between either a nissan stagea, toyota caldina or mitsubishi legnum....

    stageas are a little to boxy and big for my liking; caldina's lookin kinda funky and the boot space is big, but not big enuf.... so have decided to look for a late model legnum! :cool:

    i've mainly joined up here cos i know there is an absolute wealth of info on such sites as these - as i found out from bein on antrx.com - plus i can get more personal info on the cars, as opposed to reviews and "car sales tactics"

    anywho, feel free to ask me any questions, as i darsay i'll be askin quite a few meself!

    cheers guys,

    jon

    PS: the reason for a wagon: need to cart around bike (mtb and/or road bike) and scuba gear! then thought why not have some power on hand "just incase" ;) :D

    PPS: anyone here or know anyone sellin an uber clean legnum; preferably 99+ model (facelift); "the usual" requirements: low kms, not white, maunal.... cheers!
     
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    Hey Jon, welcome to the site. You live in the 'VR-4 state' so drop into one of the Victorian meet ups and say g'day. There are plenty of guys that can answer your questions and show you their rides.
     
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    Mark you beat me to it again! Come on down to next weeks wash meet and see some in the metal Jon. I think we might be showing them off a bit so I'm sure a ride in one is on the books.
     
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    Jon,
    well you've certainly come to the right place. You'll get all the right info here. As for a uber clean Legnum; preferably 99+ model (facelift), all you need to do is contact both of our resident vehicle importers and they'll set you right for sure.
    Ben from J-Spec and Kristain "The Iron Chef". PM them. While your at it ask Kristain why "The Iron Chef"????
     
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  5. takumi

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    Jon u sound just like me ... Road bike and MTB ... I take my two mtb's un top of each other and they fit perfectly on top of each other with no need to take off the front wheel ... There is a thread on here with the pics of some of my bikes in the boot. The legnum IMHO is the best wagon out there by a long shot. The interiors are great (more so on the facelift, sorry pre-face lads) unless u score recaros ... there is heaps of torque and the AWD AYC is fantastic ...
    I think u have found the right place for all your needs ... We have the freindly people, the importers live here in the back room and a wealth of human VR4 wikipedia's (brad, gly, keiran etc etc ...)
     
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    cheers for the warm welcome guys!

    i've actually already been in contact with kristian from iron chef a month or so back enquiring about a late model legnum which was pretty hot: black, manual (i think), dolphin body kit, low km's.... the day i decided to bite the bullet, its gone! :eek: then just a couple of weeks back when a late model purple legnum was back up for sale, was umm'ing and ahh'ing about it for a week or so, then decided to go for it.... BANG! its gone AGAIN! so now i know if i'm pretty keen on it, just contact kristian straigh away! tho i suppose that's the gamble, u really dont know how much interest a car has had (apart from the "hits" counter) til its too late :rolleyes:

    as for j-spec, have just started browsing his site and there's a few that hav caught me eye ;) just one quick qu: does anyone know why j-spec seems to have more legnums on offer than iron chef?

    hehe, nice! what bikes u got? atm, me roadie is a full carbon azzzurri with ultegra groupset; mavic ksyrium sl wheels; michelin pro race 2 tyres; and me mtb is a full carbon scott scale 15. only just got the scott and its awesome! mtb'ing is sooo much more fun than road ridin! btw, i work in a bike store in prahran! ;) :D

    time to go searchin this schweet site a bit more....

    again, cheers guys!
     
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    if you see a facelift manual, you need to get it almost immediately, they do not last for long. Probably only 5-10% of the cars were manual, and about half of those are white
     
  8. takumi

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    I have a Felt S22 full Dura Ace (imported from New York) and just bought a new Giant Yukon to give the mtbing a go ... and I agree it is really heaps more fun.
    I used to do Triathlons but I'm losing a little motivation this year.

    Ur bike sounds good, I have seen the Azzurri's they are v.nice.
    I usually buy my tyres and stuff from probikekit.com which kill the tyre prices of australia.
    Definately need to get u in a leggy mate. :)
     
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    Welcome Jon!

    You wont be disappointed with a legnum, just hang in there and the right one will come up ;)

    J-spec list cars available in Japan and approx costs for landing & compliance, where as Iron chef only puts up cars he has actually bought and their approx cost (which sometimes bites him in the pocket :p)
     

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