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Old 10-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #631 (permalink)
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Previa: when my son inherited one and started driving it, I realized they were all over the place. The local taxi company liked them and fielded nice clean examples.

I don't think you could get AWD and a turbo; but the Canadian imports had an optional tachometer. The ultimate Previa would combine the 3 options.

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Old 10-21-2014, 10:04 PM   #632 (permalink)
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Freebeard - my 5 speed Previa doesn't have a tach, but I have seen it in automatic models here. You'd think if they were going to make the effort to add a tach, they'd do it in the one with the 3rd pedal?

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I haven't been to the Pick A Part in ages, but I was there yesterday looking for some 25 year old Mercedes parts, and I spotted this...



No rust, but at least it was an automatic.

And this was at the auction a while back. 236k KMs I seem to remember. 5 speed. Clean little car. It thankfully did not go to the scrap guy!

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Old 10-21-2014, 11:06 PM   #633 (permalink)
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:16 PM   #634 (permalink)
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I was just going to shut the computer down when I got that notification.... how am I supposed to resist that kinda bait!?

Automatic ... crisis averted!!
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:34 PM   #635 (permalink)
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Ya it was beyond saving, it was so tweaked the motor had shifted about 6 inches off kilter. Who knew that a 20 year old Suzuki clone convertible wouldn't take a hit well??
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:49 PM   #636 (permalink)
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You think that's hard to see? Have you seen the G1 Insight with the K24a wedged into it? ...And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth...

I did see another unmolested G1 Insight on Sunday in Ladner while driving mine. No time for a pic.
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+1 on the Previa as best van. They threw a lot of development money at that one. 4 valve per cylinder, mid engine, classic design, 4x8 ply slides right in to the back. Handles like a car. Is capable of 36mpg at the hands of a skilled ecomodder. *cough*
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:02 AM   #638 (permalink)
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Ya I agree, just imagine what you could do with a 5 speed one! *More coughing*
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The potential is staggering! Now where could one find such a rare beast if one didn't already own one? *heavy hacking*
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:13 PM   #640 (permalink)
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Whoa whoa whoa...am I interpreting your hacking correctly? You have a 5 speed Previa? And you didn't get it from me??? Ouch, now that's just looooow. You know that here at War_Wagons Eco Ride Emporium we'd rather make a friend than a customer! I'm hurt I must say. If you're looking for me I'll be in a dark room somewhere being moody and introspective, and listening to Joy Division haha

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