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About Dauphin3

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  1. Well it just so happens that my dad has an 08 Accord Euro...and I obviously have an Aurion ZR6. Without a shadow of a doubt, the Aurion has ALOT more balls and is a heck of a lot quicker off the line. But we all know why that is.... Secondly, I have to say, I actually prefer the interior of the Aurion over the interior of the Accord Euro. Yes the Aurion's interior may be simple, but that's exactly why I like it! I jump in to dads Euro (he has the luxury version) and I'm surrounded by knobs and buttons. It's all too confusing and just looks far too cluttered IMO. Yes the interior feels a bit more solid in the Euro, but at the end of the day, like every other car out on the market, it's full of plastic! Plus, the torque steer is pathetic in the Euro compared to the Aurion. Toyota have done a really good job in regards to reducing the torque steer. Hands down, I would buy an Aurion over the Euro anyday!
  2. Looking great. I too love the rims...looks hot! :D
  3. It's all well and good replacing the bumper, but you need to make sure that the towbar punching through the bumper hasn't caused any damage to components/items behind the bumper. I had a similar accident once and I too thought it was simply going to be a matter of replacing the bumper. What I didn't know (until quoted by the panel beater) is that when the towbar had punched through the bumper, it had actually hit and bent one of the radiator support posts and damaged some of the mounting brackets for the head light. In the end, "the simple job of replacing the bumper" turned in to well over $1000 worth of work.
  4. Have you tried taking it back to place that did the re-paint to have them rectify the problem?
  5. Sorry to see that Lee...always a PITA when something like this happens!! We've put a couple of our cars through Sheen Panels in Ringwood and never had a drama with them...fantastic customer service! Hopefully the same goes for the Sheen place you're baby is at!
  6. Gents, Just wondering if anyone else has since had a Hayman Reece towbar fitted to their Sportivo, if you wouldn't mind posting up some more pics? :D Plus, would be interested to know if anyone has done the following: Thanks!
  7. Sorry to drag up an old thread.... Edit: Found what I was looking for... :D
  8. Thanks guys. That's a bit of a weight lifted. Went back to the car wash in an attempt to find the cover, but as expected, didn't find it. Looks like I'll be ordering another one.
  9. I bought one from car care products a little while back and have used it several times since. It's perfectly fine! Build quality is good, feels quite solid. Has an adjustable speed, which is great! Performs quite well. Haven't had any issues with it what so ever. When you compare this to some of the other RO polishers you can buy, like Bosch one's for example - this is no where near as expensive and is certainly value for money! I'd certainly recommend it.
  10. Gents, Had a little issue with the Aurion today. I was a lazy prick and decided that I would just head down to one of those "high pressue" car wash places to give the Aurion a quick rinse - as opposed to the full wash I'd normally do at home. Anyways, once I got home and was drying her, I noticed that the cover over the front tow hook was missing. It must have come off when it was blasted with the high pressure hose (even though I've blasted that area many a time when washing her at home, but it's the only thing I can think of?) My main concern is this: take a look at the photo's below - the right side of the tow hook surround looks like it's been snapped off ie: has a jagged edge - as opposed to the left side, which is neat and looks like the original moulding. So if part of the surround has been snapped, then I'm doubting that the cover will 'lock' back in to place (will have to wait until I can order a new one...) Is someone please able to have a look at theirs and tell me if it's just meant to be that way, or if mine has definitely snapped. Sigh...teaches me for being a lazy bastage!! Thanks guys.
  11. My roster isn't out yet for that Sunday so I'll be a tentative. But will definitely try and come!!
  12. Hi all, A work colleague of mine is currently selling his Toyota Aurion SX6. Refer to his carsales ad here for more details. Selling due to end of lease. I have seen and ridden in this car and can vouch for the condition that it's in. Any queries/interest, give Doug a call on his mobile (in the carsales ad). Thanks guys! :D
  13. I hear ya 1stKill - I've seen hundreds of pics of those particular rims on commonwhores... I'm liking the look of black rims with some machining or something similar... And I think I may have found their replacement!
  14. Almost thought I was looking at a picture of a Honda Accord Euro...