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« June 23, 2017, 00:08:54 »
So after nearly three years with my Calais I started getting itchy feet for that new car smell! I've recently helped a few friends and family to buy cars and the research plus a few test drives resulted in me buying a Fiery RED Auto (DCT) PD i30 SR.

I should get it late next week if the window tinting and front sensors are done by then.

I have some flexibility issues but a recent change in medications has improved that a fair bit. When I looked into getting an economical SUV with the features I wanted the changeover was going to be more than double what I am paying to switch to a fully loaded PD SR.

I decided not to got the Premium as don't use my existing sunroof or heated seats, and can live without LED headlights. I got front sensors, window tinting and a variety of other accessories thrown into the deal.

I drove a 2017 Subaru Impreza yesterday as well as a Kia Sportage Diesel and Tucson Diesel. The Impreza wasn't bad but a bit under powered compared with the SR and servicing was dearer and warranty not as good. The Tucson was nicer than the Sportage in my opinion, but to get the features I wanted (Elite or Highlander Diesel) the Changeover was going to be well over 10K more.

Here are some stock images of the inside and out. I'll update the thread with pictures of mine when I get it and some more feedback.

I must say that Jake and Brad at Motors Devonport were Awesome to deal with. The most stressful part was telling the Wife what I had done when I got home (she doesn't like change)

As a protest she is negotiating to get a Pomeranian Puppy (Dog) which I don't think we need!  :head_knock: :crazy1:









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« Reply #1 : June 23, 2017, 00:32:18 »
Looks great, Dazz.   :goodjob:
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« Reply #2 : June 23, 2017, 00:43:27 »
I hear they go well. Enjoy.
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« Reply #3 : June 23, 2017, 00:49:22 »
Hi Dazz,
You wouldn't believe it but one as you've described was alongside of my wife and I this morning.
Pointed it out to my wife,  "nice,  very nice , like that red " was her reply ," my thoughts exactly " I  said. Hope you and Trish both enjoy the car!
Has hers returned or has she still got the loaner? ?
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« Reply #4 : June 23, 2017, 01:18:14 »
At least it's got the right plates on :rofl:
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« Reply #5 : June 23, 2017, 03:24:22 »
At least it's got the right plates on :rofl:

Long way for a test drive   :lol:
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« Reply #6 : June 23, 2017, 03:27:37 »
Seems like a brilliant deal :goodjob:

I wish our changeover prices were as competitive.

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« Reply #7 : June 23, 2017, 04:20:44 »
Hi Dazz,
You wouldn't believe it but one as you've described was alongside of my wife and I this morning.
Pointed it out to my wife,  "nice,  very nice , like that red " was her reply ," my thoughts exactly " I  said. Hope you and Trish both enjoy the car!
Has hers returned or has she still got the loaner? ?

She's still got the loaner. Apparently they have put everything together but aren't going to add the deluxe gear fluid I supplied on Craig's recommendation until Monday. They expect it to be ready to collect Monday.  :goodjob:

Seems like a brilliant deal :goodjob:
I wish our changeover prices were as competitive.

Yeah, if I forget the 25K I blew in the last three years it wasn't bad.  :snigger:

At least it's got the right plates on :rofl:

Mine's not registered yet. Going to continue with the DAZ001 plates.
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« Reply #8 : June 23, 2017, 04:56:33 »



As a protest she is negotiating to get a Pomeranian Puppy (Dog) which I don't think we need!  :head_knock: :crazy1:



Do they sit on the rear parcel shelf and nod at following vehicles

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As a protest she is negotiating to get a Pomeranian Puppy (Dog) which I don't think we need!  :head_knock: :crazy1:



Do they sit on the rear parcel shelf and nod at following vehicles
No in my car it wont.. :whistler:
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« Reply #10 : June 23, 2017, 05:55:41 »
Congrats on the new wheels Dazz. Wish we got the i30 here with a more powerfull engine as your SR edition...  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #11 : June 23, 2017, 06:03:47 »
A Pomeranian :crazy1:

Dazz, can you put up with a full time indoor dog? they prefer to be around people all the time and the double coat will drive you crazy shedding all over that dark carpet :crazy2:

Quick! get her the Bracelet :snigger:

Car looks great, Kamini likes it too :goodjob2:

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« Reply #12 : June 23, 2017, 06:57:32 »
A Pomeranian :crazy1:

Dazz, can you put up with a full time indoor dog? they prefer to be around people all the time and the double coat will drive you crazy shedding all over that dark carpet :crazy2:

Quick! get her the Bracelet :snigger:

Car looks great, Kamini likes it too :goodjob2:

Cheers, My thoughts exactly!
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« Reply #13 : June 23, 2017, 07:39:30 »
I like the cockpit layout although the red piping/stitching wouldn't be there for me which is a personal preference thing.

Nice looking car Dazz  :goodjob: :goodjob: :goodjob: :goodjob:

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« Reply #14 : June 23, 2017, 07:51:48 »
Thanks Asa. I like the red highlights but I can understand why some like you may not.  :goodjob:
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« Reply #15 : June 25, 2017, 06:07:32 »
Good to hear.
Funny, my wife is pushing me for exact same model but in Marina Blue.
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« Reply #16 : June 25, 2017, 06:39:01 »
Good to hear.
Funny, my wife is pushing me for exact same model but in Marina Blue.

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« Reply #17 : June 25, 2017, 18:52:26 »
Seems like a brilliant deal :goodjob:

I wish our changeover prices were as competitive.



Move to Tassie Stev!!


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« Reply #18 : June 25, 2017, 18:57:52 »
That is great news Dazz, I have seen a few driving around now and like the look.
Hey i like red , But i can remember you in the old FD day's saying Red was not your pick?
i'm not up to date with what under the hood, to me budget the seats and inside!! i go straight to the heart! i always lift the hood find out how much TORQUE and how quick it makes it!
so what motor do the new i30's get?

tires look a bit thin on profile hope Tassie roads smooth?

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« Reply #19 : June 25, 2017, 19:57:42 »
The main issue with the red on the FD was it was flat, non metalic paint and might be prone to fading in Tassies harsh sun.

The metalic red on the above model should fair better for the 2 hours of sun Tassie gets a week.  :whistler:
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« Reply #20 : June 25, 2017, 23:45:43 »
My Renault Fuego was red but gradually turned orange above the bumper strips.  :disapp:

You should get the car in white and the pomeranian in red. :D
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« Reply #21 : June 25, 2017, 23:51:36 »
@Lakes  :wts:

Flat red seems to fade much worse than metallic red for some reason. Had a non metallic red Lancer GSR in around 1989 and even after 12 months you could see some fading!

I think the i30 will fare better + my cars are garaged now.

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« Reply #22 : June 26, 2017, 04:28:42 »
The main issue with the red on the FD was it was flat, non metalic paint and might be prone to fading in Tassies harsh sun.

The metalic red on the above model should fair better for the 2 hours of sun Tassie gets a week.  :whistler:

Crule!
when i road Cairns home only sun i saw was In FNQ the rest was cloudy even my friends in Eumundi told me never had it so cold before. & remember Tassie was tropical before the ice age.
they make up for winter with very long days in summer and also save daylight!!

Ferrarri Red not metallic they don't fade do they? i had a shinny red V8 ford ute & was still shinny red when i sold it, also owned a Shinny Red HQ One Tonner & stayed Shinny Red was a V8 too.
both not metallic both had clear coat over the paint just like metallic.
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« Reply #23 : June 26, 2017, 04:32:56 »
@Lakes  :wts:

Flat red seems to fade much worse than metallic red for some reason. Had a non metallic red Lancer GSR in around 1989 and even after 12 months you could see some fading!

I think the i30 will fare better + my cars are garaged now.

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Clear coat.

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« Reply #24 : June 26, 2017, 04:39:24 »
@Lakes  :wts:

Flat red seems to fade much worse than metallic red for some reason. Had a non metallic red Lancer GSR in around 1989 and even after 12 months you could see some fading!

I think the i30 will fare better + my cars are garaged now.

150K Turbo Petrol 1.6 ltr with 265 nm of torque from 1500 to 4500 RPM  :happydance:

Clear coat.

Headlight protectors also act as a UV filter. saves the Polycarbonate lights going yellow early

thanks for that tw2005! Dazz's new motor sounds good! i would like manual!!
i remember Rick saying how good that 1.6 turbo petrol Veloster felt said if he fitted in that car better he would have owned one.


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« Reply #25 : June 26, 2017, 06:06:19 »
@Lakes  :wts:

Flat red seems to fade much worse than metallic red for some reason. Had a non metallic red Lancer GSR in around 1989 and even after 12 months you could see some fading!

I think the i30 will fare better + my cars are garaged now.

150K Turbo Petrol 1.6 ltr with 265 nm of torque from 1500 to 4500 RPM  :happydance:

Clear coat.

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thanks for that tw2005! Dazz's new motor sounds good! i would like manual!!
i remember Rick saying how good that 1.6 turbo petrol Veloster felt said if he fitted in that car better he would have owned one.
Basically same motor and gearbox as turbo Veloster,  but they've switched to a different turbo I think with a better torque curve and tweaked the DCT transmission as well. :happydance:

Some companies better with paint longevity than others... Mitsubishi and Honda (amongst others) had dodgy paint on some models back in the 90's.

My arm is getting a bit iffy so it has to be an auto and unfortunately the manual misses out on some of my favourite features.
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« Reply #26 : June 26, 2017, 06:58:20 »
@Lakes  :wts:

Flat red seems to fade much worse than metallic red for some reason. Had a non metallic red Lancer GSR in around 1989 and even after 12 months you could see some fading!

I think the i30 will fare better + my cars are garaged now.

150K Turbo Petrol 1.6 ltr with 265 nm of torque from 1500 to 4500 RPM  :happydance:

Clear coat.

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thanks for that tw2005! Dazz's new motor sounds good! i would like manual!!
i remember Rick saying how good that 1.6 turbo petrol Veloster felt said if he fitted in that car better he would have owned one.
Basically same motor and gearbox as turbo Veloster,  but they've switched to a different turbo I think with a better torque curve and tweaked the DCT transmission as well. :happydance:

Some companies better with paint longevity than others... Mitsubishi and Honda (amongst others) had dodgy paint on some models back in the 90's.

My arm is getting a bit iffy so it has to be an auto and unfortunately the manual misses out on some of my favourite features.

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« Reply #27 : June 26, 2017, 07:03:46 »
:snigger: I had one of those when I was 40, they are over-rated. :whistler:
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« Reply #28 : June 26, 2017, 08:53:17 »
I was parked next to a Black SR on Sunday, same trim. Did check the paint out, must say it's a decent coating just a little orange peel
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« Reply #29 : June 26, 2017, 15:43:44 »
I was parked next to a Black SR on Sunday, same trim. Did check the paint out, must say it's a decent coating just a little orange peel

Haven't seen my actual car yet. Coming from Launceston on the back of a truck. Only other red one I've seen in the flesh was nearly 2 months ago at Agfest. Be interested to inspect the paint close up as red would show any orange peel effect more than white (which was the Demo I drove)

Funny, the red looks darker (more burgundy shade) in some pictures than others..

These were the Agfest pictures again (little did I know I would be buying one exactly like this when I took these photos in early May!







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