Spec-R-Bear aka Patrick // Bremen - GERMANY

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hi,
my name is Patrick and i bought a "Mitsubishi Galant V6 Avance" 2 months ago.
I'm from germany (Bremen) and as i learned in the past, most international communitys are better then german communitys :ROFLMAO: (like the sxoc.com for example)
so I hope you'll welcome me! (and sorry for my bad english..)

The Galant is for everyday usage but I also have a Nissan S14 (sr20det) for the weekends.

a Legnum or VR4-versions doesn't exist here :banghead: (i'd like to kick the ass of the guy who is responsible for that) thats why I had to take the biggest available engine in germany... the 6A13 (2.5 V6 SOHC with 163 hp) and Galants were only available as FF, no AWD for the europeans... GRRRRRRrr. My Galant Wagon (in black!) is from 1999 and has 100.000 km on the clock. It was sold as an "Avance" model here, which means it has the nice front and rear bumper, side skirts, 17" alloys and so on... but no leather.:mad:

In the future, some small tuning parts will follow. A week ago i took it from a professionel car-cleaner, who has polished the car and gave it a nano coating. It looks very nice now, hope it'll hold for a long time!

here is a picture of the car, will take some more at the next days!

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VR-04-TT

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That looks beautiful! Welcome to Ozvr4 mate! :D

We all dream of the German autobahns here ;)
 

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Thats still a nice ride - VR-4 or not, i do like it!

I got relo's in Germany, Frankfurt to be exact! But don't ask me to speak anything German coz i got no idea what they are on about!

Welcome to the site :D

Dawso
 

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That is a nice car, does it have the high vis dash? Your car looks stunning. You may know my car, I put a thread up in mitsubishi talk de recently with my 4 Legnums.
 
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Thanks guys! Nice that you like my car. It was very hard to find it, because most of the V6 Galants in germany were sold in silver / grey and with an AT instead of the MT. Thats why I'm very happy that i found my favourite color (normally it would be white, but I think Mitsubishi has never sold a white Galant V6! in germany) and one with an MT.

@bradc
yeah, I've seen your thread, lovely cars! this picture is my favourite klick it
and yes, my Galant has the hi-vis dash... one of the coolest features I've ever seen :)

@VR-04-TT
hehe, I know... can't understand why, but the whole world dreams of our autobahn. Germany has 12.174 km of the autobahn, but whit a lot of traffic on it and you can't drive as fast as you want everywhere. There are a lot of speed limits, like 120 / 80 or 60 km/h... i think round about the half of the autobahn has these speed limit and that means only 6000 km are without a limit (most in the north and the east of germany). But you a lot of the roads are under construction, or people crash and that means a lot of traffic yam :D
you see... it is a bit like a modern fairy tale.
But to drive a car fast means (in my opinion) not to push down the pedal on a straight road... curves are the real challenge :)
 

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in NZ if you go over 110km you just about get shot. I would love be able to take my VR-4 up to the redline in 5th
 
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in NZ if you go over 110km you just about get shot. I would love be able to take my VR-4 up to the redline in 5th

110km per hour... hmmm... we got a speed limit outside the city (on the normal roads) of 100 km/h, but everyone drives 120 km/h, because it costs only 40 Euro (~66 AU$) if a speed camera gets you. :cool:
but remember... driving is only a kind of transporting people from A to B... and 250 km/h and more are only the quickest way for the transport to B


here are 2 pics of my S14, which were taken last year. At the moment I have to wait for my new alloys (Rota P45R in gunmetal) and the "Final Konnexion" Bodykit, both from england.
these pictures were taken before I got a new TÜV-medal, thats why the exhaust-system was switched back to the OEM one and some other parts too. To TÜV is an institution which checks your car for safety every 2 years, they also check if the pollutant is ok and if everything works fine (so your car must be in good condition to get the medal). You have to legalize aftermarket parts in germany, that means you can put them on the car, but have to drive directly to some one you can legalize it for you. The problem is, no british/japanese/US tuning-parts have a certificate, that makes it very strange from time to time, if you drive a japanese car and wanna tune it. The guys with german cars (most of the people in germany drive german cars) got no problems, because you can get every part for a VW Golf/Polo/Passat, Audi A3/A4/A6, BMW's or Mercedes with a certificate. (the quality of these parts sucks, but most of them have the certificate nevertheless).:rolleyes:

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will take new and better pics of the galant these weekend!

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Wow what a mint looking S14. Especially love the front lip extension that most of those earlier S14 models here in Australia don't have.
The paint looks very good, has it been resprayed?
 

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No offence but Germans tend to have an arrogance to anything not from Germany, do people question why you drive a jap car? You have 2 nice examples there, they should have no reason to if they do!!!!
 
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The paint looks very good, has it been resprayed?
I had to respray the back of the car... trunk and on of the rear fenders. the rear fender needed the respray because of a lil crash on a wet autobahn access corner. the trunk is from the kouki, because of the third brake light and I wanted to remove the wing, too. Its difficult to respray, because of the composition of the color.

I've put a z33 steering wheel in the s14 and wanted to do something like this with the Galant too. So I imported a Evo 7/8 steering wheel from japan, but the steering column is to small for the big hole in the Evo steering wheel. :(


No offence but Germans tend to have an arrogance to anything not from Germany, do people question why you drive a jap car? You have 2 nice examples there, they should have no reason to if they do!!!!
no, not really! I'm not interested in the german tuning-scene, there are only BMWs that can drift and go fast through the corners. The AWD from Audi sucks (in my opinion) and a Mercedes is something for grandfathers. So, if some1 asks me why to drive a japanese car, there is only one answer "they were build from parts that work" (hope you'll understand what i mean)... if you drive a VW, you have to visit mechanics and workshops all the time, a japanese car works fine (every time!). I had a SEAT IBIZA (a small car, same like the VW Polo and build from VW), but the small engine/accumulator for the electrical window broke down... same on a VW Bora Wagon (you call it Jetta I think) at this point, you must replace everything inside the door of the car. Thats why i can't understand why they use words like "made in germany" (especially when the cars were build in other countries, because it is cheaper... in Romania for example).
I mean... a german car like a Mercedes, BMW or some Audis are really nice, but every german car has bugs and non of them is rare on the german streets, even a AMG, Audi S/RS, BMW M. I never had quality-problems on a japanese car and I can repair the most things by my self! (hate this sucking plastic engine-covers where you can't see a metal-part of the engine :D )

Thats why all the people look to the S14... there are only ~2000 of them in germany (kouki and zenki... together!) and no one knows them. They often ask me, if I imported it, because they've never seen it before and the shiny white is the most rare color on a european S14!
Every guy I spoke with said that the Galant is a briliant car, "you got so much space in there" "wow, that engine is nice" "the car looks good, agressive but with a piece of understatement". It is only a everyday/allday car to drive from A to B, but the people notice it more then a BMW 5-series or an Audi A6.
I like to drive something rare and I hate the german tuning-community, I think thats the point ;)
 

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I like some BMW's....I own an 850CSi :)

Having a facelift VR-4 over in Germany with the wheel arches would be great fun :D
 
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