My new car

Ok, first things first, the Car in my Avatar is my old car, it's there for sentimental reasons, I had to sell it in 2009 due to being made redundant and not being able to afford a 210 KW 285 BHP 2.5 Litre V6 Twin Turbo Mitsubishi Legnum VR4. 
  

I loved that car, it was... magnificent  
 
Well, six months ago I started looking for another Legnum, I was back to being Financially secure and I was sick of put-putting around in slow ass legacy, I am glad that I was able to have something to drive to get back on my feet, but it is time to rejoin with my old friend in machine form  
 
Well, I have to be Honest, I refer to this Legnum as the little Brother, there was something special about my old one, that's not to say that I am not happy, or that it isn't a great car, but it's just not...the same?  
 
It's a Deep Green pearl estate, and it's good to have it back.   
 
 

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28 Comments
Posted by Red12b

Ok, first things first, the Car in my Avatar is my old car, it's there for sentimental reasons, I had to sell it in 2009 due to being made redundant and not being able to afford a 210 KW 285 BHP 2.5 Litre V6 Twin Turbo Mitsubishi Legnum VR4. 
  

I loved that car, it was... magnificent  
 
Well, six months ago I started looking for another Legnum, I was back to being Financially secure and I was sick of put-putting around in slow ass legacy, I am glad that I was able to have something to drive to get back on my feet, but it is time to rejoin with my old friend in machine form  
 
Well, I have to be Honest, I refer to this Legnum as the little Brother, there was something special about my old one, that's not to say that I am not happy, or that it isn't a great car, but it's just not...the same?  
 
It's a Deep Green pearl estate, and it's good to have it back.   
 
 

Posted by FunExplosions

Pretty nice, but we're gonna  need to see some half-pipe action.

Posted by Red12b
@FunExplosions said:
Pretty nice, but we're gonna  need to see some half-pipe action.
?
Posted by MrCandleguy

@FunExplosions said:

Pretty nice, but we're gonna need to see some half-pipe action.

yes.

Posted by Portis

@FunExplosions said:

Pretty nice, but we're gonna need to see some half-pipe action.

Agreed.

Posted by beej

@FunExplosions said:

Pretty nice, but we're gonna need to see some half-pipe action.

Give the people what they want man.

Posted by FCKSNAP
Posted by Red12b
@beej said:

@FunExplosions said:

Pretty nice, but we're gonna need to see some half-pipe action.

Give the people what they want man.

what? i don't follow...
Posted by Kaungo

Nicee, I love hot wagons!

Watch the vid and +1 to giving people what they want.

Posted by beej

@Red12b said:

@beej said:

@FunExplosions said:

Pretty nice, but we're gonna need to see some half-pipe action.

Give the people what they want man.

what? i don't follow...

drive your car in a half pipe obviously!

Edited by dagas

Why so much power in a station wagon? It still looks like a boring car, no offense. I'd rather have that Celica you had on picture even if it's not as powerful. There is a speed limit to follow and all you get is less mileage from an engine like that. I doubt a big heavy car like that feels very sporty anyway. Good for you if you are happy though.

trivia: The Legnum as you call it is knows as Mitsubishi Galant in my country.

EDIT: I looked at wikipedia and it says it's only called Legnum in Japan. I thought it was the American name or something. Have you imported it?

Edited by Red12b
@dagas said:

Why so much power in a station wagon? It still looks like a boring car, no offense 

None taken dude, people are allowed their opinion, and tbh I get that quite often, People say that when they don't know what it's like to drive, and the looks of the car is a little bit of an acquired taste, Somebody once told me it looks like a hearse... different folks I guess, it's a bit of a tame monster and it's unassuming, people underestimate it, AWD, AYC sticks to the road like glue, feels great to drive has power where it's needed, New Zealand is the 3rd Hilliest nation in the world, so it's better to have a little power underneath the hood than not,   
 

 

I'd rather have that Celica you had on picture even if it's not as powerful. There is a speed limit to follow and all you get is less mileage from an engine like that. I doubt a big heavy car like that feels very sporty anyway. Good for you if you are happy though.

trivia: The Legnum as you call it is knows as Mitsubishi Galant in my country. 


 
Yeah, The Galant is the sedan model, and the Legnum the Station wagon, it may look heavy and unwieldy but it has the Evo's Rally AYC (Active Yaw Control) diff which helps it corner so it handles exceptionally well for it's size,  
 
 

I'd rather have that Celica you had on picture even if it's not as powerful. There is a speed limit to follow and all you get is less mileage from an engine like that.

 
While I agree with you about speed limits and practical responsibility, if that was the norm then we would all be driving smart cars, and people in the world at large would take more care of how they treat the earth through their actions, do we? no, Am I arrogant for saying this? sure, can I save money by driving a small car? Yep,  
but that's not what I want, it's the reason people buy expensive/nice cars, it's something that speaks to them, about their personalty, it becomes and extension of themselves, it's an essence, it's what they feel behind the wheel, something people take pride in. 
 
 
And yes, the Celica is very tidy, My mate found a very nice deal when he picked that up, he took a smart look at what he should drive after owning a GTiR  
Edited by Red12b
@dagas said:


EDIT: I looked at wikipedia and it says it's only called Legnum in Japan. I thought it was the American name or something. Have you imported it?

I live in New Zealand and it's called Legnum here and England and Australia, it's second hand 2 previous New Zealand owners, we get New Zeraland new Japanese imports and sell them at car yards in New Zealand. because Japan goes through new cars very quickly they ship them overseas to countries that have relaxed automotive laws, (import laws) 
 
Since America has it's own Automotive industry you'd usually get the new models,  while we do get new models of cars, the majority of cars on the road unless used as leases are second hand New Zealand new jap imports. 
 
Also, I ninja'd my post above to give you a little more insight as to why I like the car,
Posted by ajamafalous
@Snapstacle said:

@FunExplosions said:

Pretty nice, but we're gonna need to see some half-pipe action.

VS a Yaris.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4g_MKOFQWo

Fucking god damn, I forgot that game existed until just now. I still have it on my hard drive.
Posted by McShank

Red i am happy you love your mitsubishi as I love my Lancer just as much :D Also the galants are uglyer then shit here in the US and there are 0 station wagon versions that i have seen over here.. But i know how those cars drive and can understand why you love it.

Posted by iam3green

well nice to hear that you got a new car that you enjoy. i think that you need to drive a car that you enjoy to drive than a car that you hate. i think it's weird to have a powerful car being a stationwagon. what ever floats your boat though.

Posted by TooWalrus

Neat, I guess. I don't really care for cars- when I turned 16 I bought a '98 Civic, and it's never given me any real trouble. I'd rather spend my money on other shit then monthly car payments, even if my car isn't as fast.

Posted by Devil240Z

Cool. I wish I could get a sick car. Need to find a 91 Legacy Turbo.

Posted by Aus_azn

Props, mate.
 
I've gotta say, I have a penchant for estates and hatchbacks (love the rear wiper). Even more hilarious when some dingbat in his jumped up American car thinks he can race my Saab and win.
 
My dream performance car is a Subaru Impreza WRX STi. The reason why it's that and not something more expensive is that I can't justify dropping $50k on a Subaru in my head, whereas I'd be able to justify buying an Audi R8 if I was rolling in money.

Posted by Claude

The steering wheel is on the wrong side. You need to get that fixed.

Posted by Crixaliz
@Claude said:

The steering wheel is on the wrong side. You need to get that fixed.

This. Also nice photography skills
Posted by StaticFalconar

I really do wish wagons are more popular then the SUV or pickup truck is nowadays. 

Posted by FritzDude

How does it smell?

Posted by Red12b
@Crixaliz said:
@Claude said:

The steering wheel is on the wrong side. You need to get that fixed.

This. Also nice photography skills
thanks 
 
 
@StaticFalconar said:
I really do wish wagons are more popular then the SUV or pickup truck is nowadays. 
Yeah, wagons are a good in-between 
 
 
@FritzDude said:

How does it smell?


like home 
Posted by PeasantAbuse

Looks nice man.  How does it handle big ass ramps?

Posted by Red12b
@PeasantAbuse said:

Looks nice man.  How does it handle big ass ramps?

like fiddy son, like fiddy
Posted by Binman88

Very nice mate. It is just me or is your old car a little lower? If so, is it worth getting the new one lowered, or are you better off at that distance from the ground (ie. for dirt roads/minor off-road stuff)?

Posted by AhmadMetallic

Congratz !