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Non-Stop-Pop by broettonavarro
Non-Stop-Pop
Ferrari 348, made by Hot Wheels.

This miniature came with a Ferrari dealership set.
I didn't care much about the 348 back when I was a kid.... but nowadays I think it's a (very) interesting car.
I'm glad younger-me got that Ferrari playset years ago. Otherwise, I'd hardly have this 348 in my collection.
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BRAVA II by broettonavarro
BRAVA II
Fiat Brava ELX
 
The Brava and the Marea were sold in here as Fiat's top-of-line models, so when they were brand new, they were far from being a bare-bones econobox. Nowadays, Bravas and Mareas are quite cheap to buy.
Thanks to that, a lot of people have bought those models in the second-hand market paying relatively low pricetags.
Meaning that one could get luxury items, comfortable ride, powerful engine... all for the same price of a (entry-level) brand new car.
Sounds tempting. And a lot of people thought so. Me included.

Problem is, they're not as cheap to mantain as a basic car.
The result of that? The second (and third, fourth, etc) owners of Bravas and Mareas didn't gave their cars proper maintenance. The cars would eventually brake down, and the blame would be Fiat's (according to the careless owners).
It's already noticeable that both models, Brava and Marea, are getting rare.
A pitty, because they look great.
Finding a Brava or a Marea in good shape nowadays is already a hard task. 

This Brava being one of those rare specimens.
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GR8DRIVE by broettonavarro
GR8DRIVE
Mercedes-Benz CLK Convertible, made by Matchbox.
1:60 scale.


As of now, August 2015, this CLK is 10 years old.
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Foreign II by broettonavarro
Foreign II
Honda Civic Si, made by Hot Wheels.
This one's from the Pride Riders series, sold in 2003.


Revisiting some old shots of mine, I found this photo in the need of some small adjusts.
After some time on it, the results looked nice. So here it is.
Related to this other pic broettonavarro.deviantart.com/… (back from 2012), which has a somewhat greenish look to it, which annoys me a bit.
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Moving on. Updates on my list of cars I drove.

- 2015 Volkswagen Gol 1.6 Rallye: drove it around for about 3 days, approx. 70 kms.
The car looks cool, it's a somewhat "off-road" version of the Gol. I liked the looks, but washing the car proved to be quite tiresome due to honeycomb grills and other details. The sound of the engine was a surprise, being more deep and substantial (compared to my 15' March 1.6 and my older '99 Gol 1.6). Comparing to my current car, the '15 March 1.6 S, opening and closing the doors of the Gol Rallye feel more heavy. The steering wheel feels a bit more heavy... the whole car feels a bit more heavy and stiff than the Nissan. But far from being uncomfortable. The gearbox is excellent, changing gears is sweet. Not the best gearbox I can recall from other cars from my list, but it's one of my favorites.
The car is rather quick in the city. But in higher speeds (faster than 120 km/h) it starts to feel a bit loose. Maybe it has something to do with its higher height, I do not know.
Overall, I liked the car. But if I was to buy a VW Gol, I'd have the Gol 1.6 Power, not the 1.6 Rallye. The off-road-ish looks are cool to look at, but they shouldn't make the car so hard to be (properly) washed.


- 200? Chevrolet Astra 2.0: driven twice, very short trips to groceries stores. I have a sense that this particular Astra needs a new set of clutch. Can't say much about the car... I'd like to have a chance to take it to a road or take it to a longer ride and spend more time with it, feel it better.


- 1991 Chevrolet Chevette DL 1.6: small maneuvers. This car spent some days parked in my garage, due to the lack of room at its own house. My neighbor bought a new car, and this Chevette didn't fit in his garage anymore. I offered my garage, so the Chevette would have a safe spot to spend the days before it moved to another garage.
That said, I was in charge of starting its engine every now and then, making it work for a couple of minutes, making sure the engine and battery were ok. I maneuvered it about 3 times, including driving it back to my neighbors' garage. 


- 2015 Nissan March 1.6 SL: being added now, simply because it wasn't listed in the last journal. It was the car I drove during a test-drive at the Nissan dealership, before I ended up buying my Nissan March 1.6 S. 


That said, my "Cars I Drove" list looks like this:

Driven for more than 1.000 km:
1999 Volkswagen Gol CL 1.6 Mi 
2001 Fiat Palio EX 1.0
2001 Chevrolet Vectra Challenge 2.2 16v MPFI  
2004 Citroën C3 GLX 1.6
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Variant 2.5 20v Tiptronic 
2009 Ford Focus GLX (Mk.I) 1.6
2015 Nissan March 1.6 S  (new!)


Driven for 500 km - 1.000 km:
1996 Chevrolet Corsa Wind 1.0
2003 Chevrolet Corsa Classic 1.6 Automático 


Driven for 100 km - 500 km:
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 V8
2008 Renault Sandero Authentique 1.0 16v
2010 Chevrolet Celta Life 1.0 VHCE  
2011 Chevrolet Celta LT 1.0 VHCE
2015 Renault Sandero Expression 1.6


Driven for 50 km - 100 km:
2006 Volkswagen Santana 1.8 Mi
2009 Renault Mégane Sedan Dynamique 1.6 
2009 Volkswagen Golf Sportline 1.616v
2010 Toyota Corolla Sedan XEi 2.0 16v
2012 Renault Fluence Dynamique 2.0 16V X-Tronic  
2015 Volkswagen Gol 1.6 Rallye  
(new!)


Driven for 10 km - 50 km:
1989 Volkswagen Parati Surf 1.8
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Iced Teal Pearl
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Taffeta White
2002 Fiat Mille Fire 1.0
200? Mk.IV Volkswagen Gol 1.0
2008 Mitsubishi L200 Outdoor HPE 4X4 2.5
2011 Citroën C3 GLX 1.4 Flex 8v  


Driven for less than 10 km:
1995 Chevrolet Corsa Wind EFI 1.0
1997 Fiat Palio EDX 1.0
199? Chevrolet S-10 Standard Cab
1999 Volkswagen Parati CL 1.6 Mi
1999 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (AT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2000 Honda Civic Sedan (EK) LX 1.6 16v (MT) Thunder Grey Metallic
2001 Renault Clio Sedan RN 1.0 16v
2004 Volkswagen Gol Power 1.0
2005 Toyota Corolla Fielder 1.8
200? Volkswagen Fox 1.0
200? Chevrolet Astra 2.0  (new!)
200? Peugeot 307
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L V6 4WD
2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 **
2011 Fiat Uno Sporting 1.4 
2011 Nissan March 1.0S
2012 Toyota Corolla Sedan Altis 2.0  
2014 Volkswagen take up! 1.0
2015 Toyota Etios X 1.3 
2015 Nissan March 1.6 SL  (new!)


Barely driven (simple maneuvers / less than 1 km):
198? Volkswagen Voyage
1991 Chevrolet Chevette DL 1.6  (new!)
1998 Fiat Mille CS 1.0
199? Ford Ka 1.0
2009 Chevrolet Meriva Maxx 1.4
2009 Citroën C4 Pallas 2.0
200? Mk.VII Toyota Hilux SRV 4X4 3.0
2010 Chevrolet Agile LTZ 1.4
2011 Fiat Uno Mille Fire Economy 1.0
2013 Ford Fiesta Mk.VI 1.0


((**Although I didn't drove the 2011 Mitsubishi L200 Savana 2.5 4X4 for more than 1 km, it doesn't go to the "Barely Driven" category, because it was driven at an off-road event, which I can't describe as an "everyday-drive"))

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Broetto Navarro
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Amateur photographer, Broetto loves cars since he was a little brat.
He also likes diecast miniatures of cars, and has a somewhat small collection of them.

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:iconroddy1990:
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Depois dá uma olhada nos primeiros videos desse cara...:XD:
www.youtube.com/user/MrAlejand…

E a propósito, feliz aniversário com 2 semanas de atraso!!! :lol:
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha obrigado atrasado então! =D

Dirigir num evento de hillclimb (ou qualquer espécie de track day) é uma vontade que tenho faz anos....

Uma diferença que percebi entre o March e o Gol:  o VW tinha um comportamento mais substerçante do que o March. Dava pra sentir o Golzinho puxar de frente em algumas curvas, enquanto que nas mesma situações o Nissan não dá sinais de que vai sair de frente. Ainda estou para descobrir se o March realmente tem bem mais aderência do que o Volks.... ou se o March simplesmente se torna substerçante de forma súbita, sem avisar o motorista.
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Roddy1990 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
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Sempre bom ter uma serra por perto...:lol:


Possivelmente o March tem mais aderência...pneus mais modernos, motor transversal, que tem distribuição de peso melhor no eixo dianteiro, o próprio motor pode ser mais leve (não lembro se é bloco em alumínio ou ferro)...de qq forma, acredito que o March possa impressionar/assustar os mais desavisados numa estrada sinuosa, devido ao seu acerto...:P

Não esqueça de escrever as impressões quando vc tiver a resposta =P :thumbsup:
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Quando vou para o Paraná, dentro de todos os 780kms de estrada do caminho, a parte que mais gosto é o finalzinho da jornada, o trecho entre Sertanópolis e Londrina. Especificamente nesse sentido, indo de Sertanópolis para Londrina. 
A estrada é sinuosa, tem trechos de subidas e descidas, tem curvas ligeiramente inclinadas, tem espaço para ultrapassagens (terceira faixa), a sinalização é impecável e o asfalto é muito bem cuidado. É um tesãozinho de estrada.
Sempre que me vejo nesse trecho do caminho, faço questão de pisar mais fundo no acelerador e aproveitar as oportunidades de fazer as tangentes das curvas =D


Por falar em comparar Gol e March, meu pai trocou a (belíssima) Jetta Variant dele.
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Ikro2009 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Parabéns cara, feliz aniversário!!!!!
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Obrigado Lucas! Fazia tempo que não te via =)
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Ikro2009 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tô direto aqui :D
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Feliz Níver, te desejo tudo de bom! :iconcakeplz:
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Estamos aí, ficando mais velhos e tals... haha obrigado cara! Tudo de bom para nós =D
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
De nada e de nada, yeah! ;)
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Broetto! :iconcakecookieplz:
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:iconbroettonavarro:
broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cookie cake? That'd be amazing! =D
Thanks a lot Hank :bow:
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Cake Cookie Aaaauuuugggghhhh! :iconhomerdroolplz:
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SwiftysGarage Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Happy birthday! :)
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broettonavarro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Swifty! Thanks a whole bunch, pal =D
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