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    Thread: Left car outside for 9 months

    Thanks for the tips mate!

    I decided to come back to NZ next week so I will sort it out and hopefully there is no mould inside... 9 months it's not that bad I hope.

    I did find a mechanic nearby...

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    Thread: Left car outside for 9 months

    Thank you all for the tips!

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    Thread: Left car outside for 9 months

    Thank you! I was just a bit worried since I kinda been ignoring the car for a while but I reckon it is time to get it sorted

    The car is a 2001 Toyota Allex (6 speed manual - 2ZZGE) and it is at my...

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    Thread: Left car outside for 9 months

    Hi all,

    Merry Christmas!

    Long story short; I went overseas at the start of April 2019 and I still have not come back to NZ (might not come back at all).

    My flat has got a huge front...

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    Thread: Work issued iPhone

    iPhone really has won me over with the IOS and how faster all the apps load.

    I know it is 2 years newer than the S5 but I still feel everything is very solid compared to Samsung

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    Thread: Work issued iPhone

    Hey thanks very much for this answer, it really made me less paranoid!

    Our work mobile provider is indeed Vodafone. I had a look at my Mobile data under Settings and 'Mobile Data is 12.6GB and...

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    Thread: Work issued iPhone

    Hi all,

    When I started my job at the start of the year I was given a work iPhone.

    Recently, I have been using my work iPhone 7 more frequently as my personal Galaxy S5 is very slow (also...

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    Thread: Comprehensive Insurance question

    Yes policy is full comprehensive, which I just paid $650 for the year (on a agreed value of $7000, nearly 10% of my car value!).

    I drive nothing fancy just a 2001, Toyota Allex which is the same...

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    Thread: Comprehensive Insurance question

    OK thank you!

    Yes, I definitely think its not worth paying the $300 excess, especially since rise in premium etc... and from my understanding after talking to the operator there is no need to pay...

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    Thread: Comprehensive Insurance question

    So on the weekend I miscalculated my parking at a tight spot and ended up scratching the car to the left.

    Wasn't bad at all, just a little bit of paint got scratched, but anyway I gave the other...

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    Thread: Thoughts on These Cars?

    Well you don't need to rev to 6k rpm in normal daily situations.... It has enough torque on lower gears, eg: 2nd and 3rd for daily driving.

    TBH the only time I use the lift its on motorway...

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    Thread: Thoughts on These Cars?

    I drive an Allex 2ZZGE 6 speed manual. They are very good cars with a a very short gear ratio (you can drive on a 50km zone on 5th gear). Wouldn't get anything but a a manual as the 'lift' kicks in...

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    Thread: How to check if you have a tax refund

    Thanks for the answers everyone :)

    So in most circumstances, you would agree that if I have requested a PTS and the IRD PTS has come through, then the position of that PTS is most likely to be...

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    Thread: How to check if you have a tax refund

    The way I thought it works would be as:

    Assume I earn $25 an hour fixed salary for 80 hours a fortnight: my fortnight earnings is $2000 before tax, PAYE of ($365.52)

    If on the following...

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    Thread: How to check if you have a tax refund

    My assumption is that any overtime is paid at a higher tax rate (for example my employer is paying PAYE on that overtime assuming that I earn that as a yearly income, however it is not the case as...

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    Thread: How to check if you have a tax refund

    Sorry I am not sure if this has been asked before.

    I have requested a PTS in April and during that time I had an estimate of how much refund I would receive (around $700).

    I just checked my...

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    Thread: Advice on buying a wagon ~$4000

    I am looking to sell my Mazda wagon if you are interested?

    1997 Mazda Capella Wagon
    150,000km
    1.8 DOHC
    Rego paid til end of Aug 2014
    WOF not due til April 2014

    $2,500 ONO

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    Thread: What did you do to your car today?

    Took my car (2001 Toyota Allex, 140,000) for a full service yesterday at N Shore Toyota.

    Overall cost was $185.00 incl. oil/filter change, all fluids and checks + free wash and groom. They said...

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    Thread: What did you do to your car today?

    Haha thanks, I am quite happy with the purchase, it is very tidy inside and out and according to my mate he said the mechanics overall felt alot smoother than another Runx we test drove even though...

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    Thread: What did you do to your car today?

    Haha thanks, I been driving automatics for over 6 years and never even got a chance to touch a manual before.

    I was told that the 6 speed gearbox does make it more fun + the valves lift at...

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    Thread: What did you do to your car today?

    Here is the link

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=682452531

    lol to be honest I don't know how to drive a manual, so a good mate of mine whom is also more knowledable about cars...

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    Thread: What did you do to your car today?

    Bought my first car today for $8000 :)

    2001 Toyota Allex
    140,000
    6 speed manual
    1.8L VVTL-i 2ZZ-GE engine (rated at 141kw)
    TRD suspension
    Colour: black

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    Thread: Good value cars under $12k

    Has anyone ever driven the Mark X?

    They similar in price to the Accord CL9 and would be good to see feedback. Cheers

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    Thread: Good value cars under $12k

    Could be interested.. What is the specs?

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