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  Reply # 1725876 24-Feb-2017 20:01
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Here's my daily drive, not a rocket ship but lots of fun:

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1725954 24-Feb-2017 22:10
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shk292:

 

Here's my daily drive, not a rocket ship but lots of fun:

 

 

When Clarkson said this is one of the only road cars you can get behind and feel like you're driving a race car, I thought he was exaggerating, but I got to drive one a few weeks ago and that thing handles like crazy!  You're sitting pretty low and the steering is really tight and responsive, yet fluffy enough to not be skittish and crazy.

 

Could do with a bit more power though, and rear visibility is worse than my MR2!






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  Reply # 1725956 24-Feb-2017 22:13
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Could do with a bit more power though, and rear visibility is worse than my MR2!

 

 

Yep, not over-powerful but 200hp in 1200kg works OK.

 

As for reversing, you just need to use the force


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  Reply # 1725984 24-Feb-2017 23:04
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shk292:

 

DravidDavid:

 

Could do with a bit more power though, and rear visibility is worse than my MR2!

 

 

Yep, not over-powerful but 200hp in 1200kg works OK.

 

As for reversing, you just need to use the force

 

 

It needs 260 or a turbo and yea, you really do.  Or a really long neck!






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My current work car. Good for carrying lots of equipment when needed without being super slow off the mark.

 






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  Reply # 1726922 27-Feb-2017 10:26
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Hiamie:

 

My neighbor has a Lamborghini. He took me for a run around the block the other day. Very nice.

 

When we got back, I thought I'd do the right thing and reciprocate, so I offered to take him for a ride around the block in my Corolla.

 

He declined.

 

How rude!

 

 

 

 

What kind of Lambo? I've driven 4 of them, and I have to say, they are powerful, fast, handle nicely, but they aren't that nice to drive, the gear changes are spine crushing etc. Not really daily drivers. (Older Ferrari's are the WORST for it).

 

The Ferrari 458 was the best super/sports car I consider suitable as a daily driver, really refined. The Audi R8 was pretty acceptable too, it felt bizarrely familiar to drive compared to my V8 S4.

 

The biggest surprise of all the cars I have driven, were the XK-RS Jag. That is an exceptional car. Refined, freaking fast, smooth, handling was exceptional and a fraction of the price of some of the more well-known cars. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1726942 27-Feb-2017 10:51
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Gilco2:

 

my first car. towed it more than drove it

 

 

 

and was my dream car

 

 



My parents had a Renault Dauphin when I was 3-5 years old....it was black. I loved it. 





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  Reply # 1726992 27-Feb-2017 11:26
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TinyTim:

 

TimA:

 

joker97:
MikeB4:

 

My wife was in Auckland this week and saw the Tesla's she likes them a lot. I get the feeling our bank account is going to take a big hit.

 



Don't worry you have a few years to save up. Aren't they write slow to fulfil their orders?

And you must have as much luck as me with cars. I only drive japs and they all have significant issues. Dare not even touch euros.

 

 

 

Apart from my S4, Ive never had a euro thats cost me much to repair. Also apart from my S4 ive never had a significant issue on a euro.
I have purchased a 'dud', but that was a mistake and as it goes for any car, If its been poorly looked after...
Bushings, Bearings and other wear items on my E36 328I are cheaper than a lot of jap cars. Second hand parts are also plentiful.

 

 

 

Would be interested to hear about your repair experiences with the S4. Our other Audis (A1, A3) on average have had one repair a year, which each cost around $1k (and well worth it in my opinion), but the S4 will undoubtedly cost more (haven't had it very long yet).

 

 

 

 

We paid low 40's for the B8.5 S4 with every option ticked, adaptive suspension, Sport diff, interior carbon etc etc.
We have had to do a coolant tube under the super charger and thats it. Everything else is just basic maintenance. 
My B5 S4 was a mess, It cost me a lot to keep that on the road. Every second week it was either a coolant pipe or sensor that was gone.





 


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  Reply # 1727020 27-Feb-2017 11:56
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Got rid of my E46 a few weeks back and moved into this 2012 version. Has all the options and so far love it to bits.

 

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  Reply # 1727139 27-Feb-2017 15:07
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Mspec:

 

Got rid of my E46 a few weeks back and moved into this 2012 version. Has all the options and so far love it to bits.

 

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You need to change your name to GTIspec now. tongue-out






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  Reply # 1727243 27-Feb-2017 16:15
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DravidDavid:

 

Mspec:

 

Got rid of my E46 a few weeks back and moved into this 2012 version. Has all the options and so far love it to bits.

 

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You need to change your name to GTIspec now. tongue-out

 

 

 

 

More like Hairdresser Spec...

 

I bet we will see Mspec crawling back into the BMW camp looking super sorry for himself.

 

 





 


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  Reply # 1727283 27-Feb-2017 17:06
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heheheheh not anytime soon , tongue-outtongue-outtongue-out





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  Reply # 1727295 27-Feb-2017 17:27
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Mspec:

 

heheheheh not anytime soon , tongue-outtongue-outtongue-out

 

 

You will miss an engine that doesnt leak oil/water or go into limp mode weekly. Plastic that doesn't disintegrate as fast! Rear wheel drive, 50/50 weight distribution, Boot space, Looks!
The BMW has it all. 





 


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  Reply # 1727344 27-Feb-2017 19:44
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TimA:

 

Mspec:

 

heheheheh not anytime soon , tongue-outtongue-outtongue-out

 

 

You will miss an engine that doesnt leak oil/water or go into limp mode weekly. Plastic that doesn't disintegrate as fast! Rear wheel drive, 50/50 weight distribution, Boot space, Looks!
The BMW has it all. 

 

 

Why did you trade yours for the Audi?





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  Reply # 1727433 28-Feb-2017 08:47
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joker97:

 

TimA:

 

Mspec:

 

heheheheh not anytime soon , tongue-outtongue-outtongue-out

 

 

You will miss an engine that doesnt leak oil/water or go into limp mode weekly. Plastic that doesn't disintegrate as fast! Rear wheel drive, 50/50 weight distribution, Boot space, Looks!
The BMW has it all. 

 

 

Why did you trade yours for the Audi?

 

 

 

 

What Audi :P Dad has the B8.5 S4.
I had that Yellow B5 S4 a year ago or so, Now I'm back in a real car!

 

I had to betray the BMW to understand how much i missed her. 





 


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