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adrianxw
04-05-2004, 08:13 AM
As a few of you know, mt old Toyota went for scrap a few months back. Weather is getting better now so time for a new car. Bought this one a couple of hours ago, pictures copied from the dealers site.

It is a Nissan Sunny. 1.6 litre, twin camshaft ,16 valve, 5 door model.

http://www.adrianxw.dk/personalsite/carpics/bilfor.jpg

http://www.adrianxw.dk/personalsite/carpics/bilbag.jpg

http://www.adrianxw.dk/personalsite/carpics/bilbagagerum.jpg

XSquared
04-05-2004, 09:51 AM
How much did ya pay for it?

undisputed007
04-05-2004, 09:59 AM
Congratulations adrianxw for the new car

ober
04-05-2004, 10:00 AM
European cars are all the same. Small.

axon
04-05-2004, 10:12 AM
>>European cars are all the same. Small.

that is certainly true...

congratulations adrian; hope it servers you well. BTW, what year is it, and what is the odo?

for us Americans, the Nissan Sunny, is like our Sentra....

undisputed007
04-05-2004, 10:15 AM
Nissan is not european car it's asian i dont remember definitly wether it's japanese or korean

axon
04-05-2004, 10:27 AM
>>Nissan is not european car it's asian i dont remember definitly wether it's japanese or korean


thanks for pointing that out to us captain obvious :rolleyes: but most cars made for europe have different model names then the ones made for north america....

Thantos
04-05-2004, 10:36 AM
... and different model names for Asia.

Its all about marketing to the culture.

adrianxw
04-05-2004, 11:18 AM
>>> How much did ya pay for it?

I paid 49,900 Kroner. Equivalent to 4,435 or $8,113.

The price is meaningless outside of Denmark really. What is relevent is the "book" that values cars by year model and so on. This car was 200Kroner over book price, i.e. it was almost exactly right.

>>> what year is it,

September 1994

>>> what is the odo

143,000km. Equivalent to 88,856 miles, (UK miles - I think US miles are the same).

This is well under the expected distance for that age. 1 owner from new, non smoker. Full service history. Underbody treated. All the usual electric bits and bobs plus extras including CD player and heated seats.

>>> Small.

Why would I want a gas guzzling pollution spewing monster?

ober
04-05-2004, 11:38 AM
And you're saying that car doesn't spew pollution????

And I am not saying everyone needs an SUV. I'm just saying that I like cars that are bigger than a Geo Storm.... ya know... I don't like to chew on my knees when I get in a car.

Govtcheez
04-05-2004, 11:42 AM
ober, your car's not exactly huge ;)

XSquared
04-05-2004, 11:44 AM
I'm a marketing manager who lives in the suburbs and commutes to work on the highway. I live alone, so of course I needed a car that can seat 12 and is equipped to drive across arctic tundra...it just makes me feel better!


Phil and I just had another kid. So of course we need a bigger SUV. Being a mom is hard, with soccer, football and lacrosse practice, so we bought the new Maibatsu Monstrosity. It's so big...we lost little Joey in the back and couldn't find him for an hour! When I'm rushing to the mall, or talking on my cell phone, I know me and my family are safe. The Maibatsu Monstrosity has 4-wheel drive, and in amphibious mode...it can cross rivers. So far I've only hit a few puddles, but it's good to know it's there. With the time I save taking shortcuts through the strip-mall parking lot I can focus on the important things. Like gazing longingly at the pool boy or...buying more exercise equipment off the TV. So what if it gets 3 miles to the gallon!? I'm a mom, not a conservationist!

Hmm. It doesn't count quotes in the length of your post. Wierd.

ober
04-05-2004, 11:46 AM
ober, your car's not exactly huge ;)

I didn't say it was :p It's a midsize car tho... so at least you have some room.

Thantos
04-05-2004, 11:51 AM
Oh so you can nibble on your knees without having to eat them outright?

axon
04-05-2004, 11:53 AM
>>$8,113.

damn, that is pretty freagin expensive for a 94! I paid $11.5K for a brand new Hyundai Elantra with all the options...

a 94 sentra in the states, even with that ODO, stands at most @ $4K

ober
04-05-2004, 12:07 PM
Oh so you can nibble on your knees without having to eat them outright?
damn straight. :)

adrianxw
04-05-2004, 12:09 PM
>>> that is pretty freagin expensive for a 94!

As I said...

>>> price is meaningless outside of Denmark really

... it doesn't matter how much it costs in the UK, or the US, I can't get those prices here! Cars are expensive here - full stop. I can't buy one abroad and bring it here, it is not permitted to drive a foreign registered car here for more than, (I think), 6 weeks. Then you have to register it here. To do so entails paying the tax that would have been levied on the car if it had been bought here, tax levy on new cars is 225% purchase price - uneconomic to bring used cars here.

>>> I don't like to chew on my knees when I get in a car.

Odd, most Americans I have met are the same size as Europeans, height wise at least...

I don't "need" 15 drinks holders either!

Govtcheez
04-05-2004, 12:40 PM
> tax levy on new cars is 225% purchase price

Holy crap

Thantos
04-05-2004, 12:49 PM
Thats why you have them write you a receipt for 1 dollar. Then its not too bad ;)

adrianxw
04-05-2004, 01:03 PM
>>> Thats why you have them write you a receipt for 1 dollar

Sweet naivety - got to smile!

maes
04-05-2004, 01:11 PM
Nissan forever baby.
I've been driving one for almost 5 to 6 years (a primera)
And I must say I'm very pleased with it.
No real difficulties (well one atualy but I have a suspision it's not nissans fault but Pioneers' )


>>tax levy on new cars is 225% purchase price
:eek:
here it is 21% and I thought that was bad.

-KEN-
04-05-2004, 01:21 PM
225%?!?! My car ould have cost over 60,000$! Jesus. Move.

RoD
04-05-2004, 01:24 PM
Nissan is japanese.

Anyway, my boss has an 02 Nissan Sentra GXE im thinking bout taking over payments on. 30K on it, its nice.

Thantos
04-05-2004, 01:45 PM
When I went looking for a car someone actually said they'd write the receipt for less then the purchase price. Needless to say I didn't spend much longer looking at the car and left quickly without that car (the guy had misrepresented the truth a couple times in about 5 mins also)

RoD
04-05-2004, 02:14 PM
Yea thats basically the problem i had, then my boss offered up the nissan for the low price of taking over the payments.