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  Reply # 1373809 25-Aug-2015 13:03
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davidcole: Also for a more family friendly dream machines I'd get an RS6, or a Shooting Brake C63 AMG



Jeremy Clarkson said in a review of this car, it was like an Ax Murderer trying to kill him the entire time he drove it. It's a nice car, but I'd not buy one. Too much power for the Chassis to deal with.


Considering you can't really let it go here - would you really notice if it had too much power?


Based on that, why would you buy one then?

Most cars that do over 150KM/h can't really be "let go" here. 




Exactly, and yet they're still bought.    Just cos you can't legally get it up to top speed is not a reason not to buy it.



My reason for not buying it, is not that I can't get it to the top speed, it's that it has too much power for the chassis and associated systems to cope with, making it dangerous (relative to other cars).

My 335I was much the same, too much power, I would see the traction control lights multiple times a day, compared to my S4 where in 3 years I can't recall ever seeing it. 

I know someone with a C63 Wagon (in fact two), both say they are overpowered, and therefore they need to drive quite carefully with it.

I am not saying YOU shouldn't buy it, I'm just sharing the experiences of owners and people who have made comments in reviews.

I guess ultimately I wouldn't buy it, because "having fun with it" is more likely to kill you than say a RS4 or M3

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  Reply # 1373816 25-Aug-2015 13:11
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Fulltime AWD ftw!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1373820 25-Aug-2015 13:16
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joker97: Fulltime AWD ftw!


100% Agree. I have been a Subaru then Audi Guy and I was very very skeptical when BMW decided they would try it, but I have to admit, the BMW AWD system is very good. My car is only 1500KM old so I am still taking it pretty easy, but shortly I'll be testing it a little harder, after which I can make a more comprehensive statement about how good it is.

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  Reply # 1373825 25-Aug-2015 13:21
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I actually like the styling difference on the Edition 1 models, adds something to differentiate it from the "normal" AMG SLA45.

Fuel economy? I am more interested in the performance - 0 to 100 in 4.8 seconds is quick for a vehicle this size.


Yep, she is quick of the mark for a 4cylinder-2.0L-265kW-450Nm SUV - best feature for me is her superb handling, driving over the Rimutakas for a Clareville pie is so much fun!

Fuel economy is only important for my daily commute to work :-)

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  Reply # 1373827 25-Aug-2015 13:22
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So here is mine:


2009 BMW 550i (4.8l v8) almost fully loaded, only missing Ipod connection (Grrrr) and sports paddleshift on the wheel.

What I would love to have:


BMW M5

Aston would also be nice, having raced in them in the UK, but really they're not practical for a family with kids!

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  Reply # 1373829 25-Aug-2015 13:23
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Benoire: So here is mine:


2009 BMW 550i (4.8l v8) almost fully loaded, only missing Ipod connection (Grrrr) and sports paddleshift on the wheel.

What I would love to have:


BMW M5

Aston would also be nice, having raced in them in the UK, but really they're not practical for a family with kids!


Talk to EuroSurgeon, he has a kit he can retrospectively fit to your car to make it ipod compatible. 
Not cheap.


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  Reply # 1373833 25-Aug-2015 13:26
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Talk to EuroSurgeon, he has a kit he can retrospectively fit to your car to make it ipod compatible. 
Not cheap.



Yup, its about a $1k for it.  To be honest, if I keep the car for a decent time I'm likely to upgrade the CCC to CIC or NBT and then do the iPOD work then; if not, I will trade in about a year or so and pick up a 2010/11 F10 5 series... I love the noise the car makes when you press the peddle and the feeling of 369BHP through the tyres.

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  Reply # 1373840 25-Aug-2015 13:35
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davidcole: Also for a more family friendly dream machines I'd get an RS6, or a Shooting Brake C63 AMG



Jeremy Clarkson said in a review of this car, it was like an Ax Murderer trying to kill him the entire time he drove it. It's a nice car, but I'd not buy one. Too much power for the Chassis to deal with.


Not sure if anyone watched them try to drive a Ford XR8 and a Commodore SS in the wet. It's on youtube. All you get is spinning tyres. I presume a RWD C63 AMG will do the same. Waste of time in a country like New Zealand.

edit: unless of course one owns it for the sake of owning it and not to really hammer it down the twists on a wet day

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  Reply # 1373843 25-Aug-2015 13:37
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davidcole: Also for a more family friendly dream machines I'd get an RS6, or a Shooting Brake C63 AMG



Jeremy Clarkson said in a review of this car, it was like an Ax Murderer trying to kill him the entire time he drove it. It's a nice car, but I'd not buy one. Too much power for the Chassis to deal with.


Not sure if anyone watched them try to drive a Ford XR8 and a Commodore SS in the wet. It's on youtube. All you get is spinning tyres. I presume a RWD C63 AMG will do the same. Waste of time in a country like New Zealand.


But it's so PRETTY!!  And would sound awesome.  If this is anything to go by this one certainly does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck3qglEAIr4 






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  Reply # 1373861 25-Aug-2015 14:00
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I like BMW's Mercs, Audis and alike but I have seldom driven one that does not cause me a lot of pain.




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  Reply # 1373867 25-Aug-2015 14:05
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Lot of love for RS6's here, but I'm a long-standing fan of RS4 wagons. Sadly, the cock-o-meter goes off the scale when you drive one in NZ, it seems.

(Bonus points if you got the reference)




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  Reply # 1373869 25-Aug-2015 14:07
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My partner loves the RS4, its her ideal car if we could get one... Unfortunately, we looked and even the older 2007 ones still retain a premium value, much more than my 550i which surprised me!

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  Reply # 1373871 25-Aug-2015 14:12
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Benoire: My partner loves the RS4, its her ideal car if we could get one... Unfortunately, we looked and even the older 2007 ones still retain a premium value, much more than my 550i which surprised me!


RS cars (just like M and AMG cars) are special.




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  Reply # 1373872 25-Aug-2015 14:12
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nate: Current: 2015 Skoda Octavia (with obligatory company plates)



Dream car: Tesla. Of course.


Be careful when you drive in Manurewa next time ;-P

I must say I haven't seen it for a while now! (Probably because I was on holiday overseas for a month)





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  Reply # 1373890 25-Aug-2015 14:26
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timbosan:
Skillie:
timbosan: Actually, I DO have a car I would like:

AMG GLA45 Edition 1 - The only SUV I have seen that I like:






I prefer mine without the "Edition 1" styling - getting good fuel economy too - 7.5l/100km 


I actually like the styling difference on the Edition 1 models, adds something to differentiate it from the "normal" AMG SLA45.

Fuel economy? I am more interested in the performance - 0 to 100 in 4.8 seconds is quick for a vehicle this size.


Hmm. My 2.3 ton Discovery-designed-like-a-brick  will do 0-100kmh in 8.5 seconds. Looking at that Merc it ought to be more like 3 seconds by comparison!





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