New member, some questions

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Guest, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Guest

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    Hello All,

    I'll give you a quick run down of my situation and hopefully i can get some
    good advice. I've been looking around the forum and there seems to be plenty of it. ;) I've searced before i posted but couldn't find anything
    in regards to regular towing.

    I'm very interested in purchasing a legnum soon but have a few concerns.
    My current car is an au falcon. Not very exciting but extremely reliable.

    My questions are How many of you use your legnums daily? Are they
    suitable for racking up a decent amount of kms without major servicing
    bills? ( not including unforseen failures obvoiusly).

    Also i need to be able to tow a 6 x 4 trailer with motorbike in the back
    probably every fortnight or so. Will the car have any problems with this?

    I was looking at wrx wagons and libertys but these are pretty pricey
    for what seems like comparible cars.

    Thanks

    Justin
     
  2. BuzzPuppy

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    Mine's an everyday driver, covering 4000km so far and snickells has covered about 8000km in his as well. The servicing will be more frequent and has to be kept up on to keep these beautiful machines reliable (oil changes every 5000km, keeping an eye on transmission fluid if it's an auto, etc) whereas the AU could miss one or two (although not recommended).
     
  3. Guest

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    Normal servicing is no problems, even the au gets the oil and filter
    changed every 5000kms along with anything else that needs replacing.
    I do the same with any car.

    With regards to towing, assuming i have a trans cooler installed this
    should be no problems? I saw on another thread that finding a tow bar
    can be a problem but besides from that the car would be (semi) suitable?

    Since i've only ever owned family sedans i'm not sure on the suitability of this kind of car to my lifestyle. Thats my real concern.
     
  4. bogan bob

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    Hey Justin, I use my legnum daily, have just racked up 5k and have had no probs, i dont think reliability is an issue with these.

    The only think is that a new clutch and/or timing belt can get a bit pricey due to the amount of labour involved, that is probably the only draw back

    There was talk of a group buy on tow bars, dunno what happened to that?
     
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    i have owned both no turbo legnum and did 40000km in 1.5 years in that thing! my vr4 i have at the mo i have owned nearly 2 years and done about 30000kms. never had any major probs, just wear and tear. servicing costed abit more but as a mechanic i do it myself.

    and if i had a choice of au or vr4....well that wouldnt be a choice! im a ford mechanic and know for a fact the vr4 is A LOT more reliable than a falcon could ever be! not to mention alot better looking!
     
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    Welcome to the forums Justin (and David too!)

    VR-4's are very reliable, if you're towing a lot with an auto car then I would recommend an ATF cooler, the gearboxes don't like being overheated.
     
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    snickells Leaving Skid Marks Lifetime Member

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    ford v's vr4? vr4 for sure!
     
  8. Guest

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    unless its a Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, then i'd take that. :p

    on topic however.. i've done ~5000km in my legnum with no real problems. :)
     
  9. Guest

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    Thanks for all of the replies. It looks like it could be the way to go:cool:

    I will definately get a trans cooler. I agree that the falcons are ugly
    i bought it for practicality first looks last ;)

    Guess i better start shopping around. I noticed in another thread there
    were a few legnums for sale at motorwell so i might go and have a
    good look (for comparison, i hate car yards) and then start crunching some numbers.
     
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    G'day Justin, welcome to the forums. Just noticed you're in SA, so hit up Kristian, the Iron Chef!! He'll be happy to show you everything you need to know about the cars I'm sure :)
     

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