Non Electric Vehicles



  • @antipodean said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @SammyC said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @dogmeat said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @mariner4life Interestingly a large number of Audi's in NZ are used imports from Singapore. Mine's NZ new but I can confirm parts are fucking eye wateringly expensive. But so's the car. I mean you can drive three of Nick's Nissan Leafs off the showroom floor for the price of one S5 - but wudyawanna?

    A mate of mine recently bought a Nissan Leaf.

    32 horsepower or something similar...Fuck that

    LOL My brother just had his car tuned and it's running 590 at the wheels. Although if it's just a town car, I wouldn't care too much. If I want to accelerate there's very little you can register that will come close to my HP4.

    ATM I've got a project car (which if I'm honest isn't progressing) to put a M157 into a W114 coupe. Perfect Sunday car.

    Start your own bike thread!!!



  • @TeWaio said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    Thanks @MajorRage and @JC. I'm planning on paying cash, from a dealer, so thinking of going near quarter end on a Friday to try and haggle price down. Probably in September, as apparently convertibles trade cheaper going into winter (and SUVs higher, with the opposite occurring in Spring?).

    I've also heard they're reliable for a supercar as a lot of the platform is shared with the Audi R8. My neighbour is a bit of a car nut: has a Ferrari 488 Spider, two Telsa Model S P100Ds, a Lamborghini Galladro Coupe about the same age as the ones I'm looking at, and an Aston DB9. I've driven the Lambo and it's the one I prefer, was thinking of getting a Telsa prior to that, but I'm now converted (sorry @NTA).

    Basically my thinking is, if you're going to spend money on a "silly" car, make sure it is properly silly. Hence a convertible Lambo, probably in yellow or orange. Needles to say my fiancee, who loves Astons, is not that impressed..

    That certainly is a dilemma. I really hope you guys get through this. Those kind of differences can kill a relationship.



  • @MajorRage said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @antipodean said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @SammyC said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @dogmeat said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @mariner4life Interestingly a large number of Audi's in NZ are used imports from Singapore. Mine's NZ new but I can confirm parts are fucking eye wateringly expensive. But so's the car. I mean you can drive three of Nick's Nissan Leafs off the showroom floor for the price of one S5 - but wudyawanna?

    A mate of mine recently bought a Nissan Leaf.

    32 horsepower or something similar...Fuck that

    LOL My brother just had his car tuned and it's running 590 at the wheels. Although if it's just a town car, I wouldn't care too much. If I want to accelerate there's very little you can register that will come close to my HP4.

    ATM I've got a project car (which if I'm honest isn't progressing) to put a M157 into a W114 coupe. Perfect Sunday car.

    Start your own bike thread!!!

    Nah, if I get an electric bike I'll shit up @NTA 's thread too. ๐Ÿ˜‚



  • @antipodean said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @MajorRage said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @antipodean said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @SammyC said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @dogmeat said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @mariner4life Interestingly a large number of Audi's in NZ are used imports from Singapore. Mine's NZ new but I can confirm parts are fucking eye wateringly expensive. But so's the car. I mean you can drive three of Nick's Nissan Leafs off the showroom floor for the price of one S5 - but wudyawanna?

    A mate of mine recently bought a Nissan Leaf.

    32 horsepower or something similar...Fuck that

    LOL My brother just had his car tuned and it's running 590 at the wheels. Although if it's just a town car, I wouldn't care too much. If I want to accelerate there's very little you can register that will come close to my HP4.

    ATM I've got a project car (which if I'm honest isn't progressing) to put a M157 into a W114 coupe. Perfect Sunday car.

    Start your own bike thread!!!

    Nah, if I get an electric bike I'll shit up @NTA 's thread too. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Isn't this a vehicles thread anyway? ๐Ÿ˜





  • @antipodean if I have a criticism, BMWs colour range is quite poor. Black, white, a couple of greys and a couple of blues, one of which is weird. You canโ€™t actually buy that silver colour in the UK now. Very few of the colours do much for the lines of the car to be honest.



  • @antipodean said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    My brother in law has an M4 and wow, that thing can seriously move. It's also reasonably comfortable. It was funny, he walked into a local BMW dealership wanting to look at a used but late model M3 and walked out with a brand new M4 in that original yellow/orange colour.

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    However, looking at that video, the MB AMG GT(?) didn't use it's launch control and got off the line quite a bit slower than the M5.

    Going through my own midlife crisis, when we had problems with our previous car late last year, the wife let me chose what I wanted this time and gave me a decent budget so ended up with a 2017 Mercedes Benz GLA 45 AMG with just under 13,000 kms on the odometer. Got it just at the budget so the wife was happy about that.

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    And fark me, yes it's a bit wanky but I love this car. It is one of those strange crossovers or SAV's (great term, hadn't heard that before) and you kind of ask yourself is it a hatch or a small SUV because it isn't that big but damn it can move. It sits in the same family as the AMG A 45 and CLA 45 but isn't as uncomfortable as the A 45 hatchback or as strange looking as the CLA 45.

    Performance wise, 280kW of power and 475Nm of torque and can do 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds.

    Ahhh, now where did I put that box of tissues, need to clean up this mess.



  • Can the mods please rename this to the Ultimate in First World Problems Thread.



  • @JC said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    @antipodean if I have a criticism, BMWs colour range is quite poor. Black, white, a couple of greys and a couple of blues, one of which is weird. You canโ€™t actually buy that silver colour in the UK now. Very few of the colours do much for the lines of the car to be honest.

    Yeah, it's true. Since Bangle left they have designed their larger cars to look a lot more understated, and the colour schemes go with that. I'm ok with that, as I think it gives them a bit more of a premium look. We have a dark grey X5 with black wheels and I think it looks awesome.

    @RoninWC that is a serious piece of kit, well purchased! I'm still not a fan of MB myself, but that is a mean looking cross over!

    I looked at an M3 earlier this year - I've never owned one and it's always been something which I think has been missing. However, the current generation is at the end of the line and I just didn't feel like it felt it was worth the cost. The interior, design, switchgear felt quite old and moving across to the X5 felt like a real step up. On the road though, wow. The overtaking acceleration was insane. Going along at about 65 mph, and pull out to pass, though may have gone up to 80mph and was nudging 100! It would be the end of my license.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    Can the mods please rename this to the Ultimate in First World Problems Thread.

    If this thread doesn't become the most Ignored thread on TSF, I'll be surprised.



  • On a seperate note, has anybody driven / been in an Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio?

    Really intersted in what it's like. 510 hp!!



  • @MajorRage said in Non Electric Vehicles:

    On a seperate note, has anybody driven / been in an Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio?

    Really intersted in what it's like. 510 hp!!

    Separate?

    Well fuck, this is the closest I've come to ignoring a thread on TSF. But I won't, because fuck you.


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