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2011 Black Sapphire BMW 335D M Sport - CAR STOLEN YH11 HJD

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by jonjay, Oct 3, 2011.

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  1. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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  2. CharlieRCupes

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    There really good looking but not very quick or tuneable...
    Sorry to hear about the Beemer aswell mate.
    cough "mk2 RS" cough
     
  3. JordanMk3

    JordanMk3 WackyColouredWheelsFTW

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    I actually dont understand why people are tying to steer you away from the Audi.. Brilliant car!!

    Orrrr.... You can just tell the Misses to pipe down, and get a Porsche Cayman ;)
     
  4. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    What's the big differences in cost of the S3 and S4 Maz?
     
  5. JamJay

    JamJay California Bound

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    To buy or to run day to day :D?
     
  6. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    The new GT86?

    Mmmmm quick at the POD or fun to drive ... 'quick' is relative. Fun is key or at least that's what I look for when I buy a car.
     
  7. jonjay

    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Good car but not really what i am looking for. If I was going to buy effectively a two seater I would get a Porsche. Also one Evo review really put me off was the actually performance in normal day to day conditions. Overtaking was a "nightmare".

    £25k for a car like that to me is a hell of a lot of money. Rather have a 370Z...

    MK2 RS is a bit too loud for me.

    I am not sure either hehe.

    For the specification I want your looking at a good £26k-27K for a hatchback thats second hand! Rather have a powerful saloon.

    S4 probably isnt that cheap to run you are right but then I do 5000miles a year.

    I am not going for outright speed or outright fun. I am trying to find a nice balance. My hobbies require me to have a decent sized boot and Mrs wants a baby at some point.
     
  8. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    Buy her a Meriva then :p
     
  9. CharlieRCupes

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    I consider a quick car to be fun...but thats not taking track or strip into account
     
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    S4, S5 or RS4 seems to fit your needs perfectly, if running costs arent a major factor.
     
  11. G.P

    G.P Active Member

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    Nice car, but looking at the power curve it looks like your going to have to rev it to get it to go, so for me I'd rather have a Cayman or Z4, neither of which I'd buy as there is no room for a spare wheel. . .

    It does not have to be quick to be fun. . .
     
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    Your right, I was saying that quick cars are fun, not it has to be quick to be fun.
     
  13. alx_chung

    alx_chung Dark Lord of the Torque

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    How come the RS250 was ruled out? Just couldn't get used to the lower spec interior?
    £245 for Road Tax and 250-300 mile range is putting me off at the moment.
    Alex
     
  14. jonjay

    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    You are right. The S5 is a tad big for my liking and heavy. S4/RS4 seem to be the right size.

    I think its a fantastic car, I really do. I also think the interior is quite good and has come on a long way since the olden days of Renaults. The Audi rep I was talking to used to work for Renault and he also said the 250 Cup is an awesome car. What did it for me was the fact that a fully specced one I am looking at spending 20k-21k with all the features I want (Sat Nav, Recaro leathers, parking sensors, 19" alloys). The Renault in 3 years time will lose a a hell of a lot of money and lets face it, may start rattling by then.

    When I sat down in the Audi and my brother we both went "wow". The interior quality is better than BMWs which just shocked me. I really really loved my 335d but when I got in the S4 I was blown away by the interior. Also test drive was pretty good so that effectively ruled out the Renault. Even sitting in an S3 the gulf in quality is immense.

    I am looking for a specific spec for the Audi S4. It has to have

    1) Sat Nav
    2) Super sport seats: http://www.audi.co.uk/new-cars/a4/s4-saloon/interior-style-features/sports-seats.html

    AND if I can find one with an Audi Sport Differential then massive bonus. Thats pretty rare unfortunately so as long as the top two are met then brilliant!
     
  15. CharlieRCupes

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    wow you really need those seats
     
  16. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    Still think it's a lot of cash to pay for for barge weight and numb steering .....
     
  17. jonjay

    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    I am beyond the age whereby my bones need to be rattled and I can hear the outside more than I can the person sitting next to me inside.

    Yes its an expensive car but tbh so are most cars nowadays. 90% of the time is normal driving and I want that 90% to be in comfort. The 10% you drive spirited has to be fun too. Its probably best in class next along with the 3 series as a fast good handling super saloon.

    At end of the day its pitched as a high performance saloon not a 2 seater sports car or a hot hatch.
     
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  18. UncleFester

    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    The only caveat i'd add is that when you're paying that kind of money for a car, you want to be sure there are NO extras that need adding and as few options for tuning as possible as you bought it as fast / quick / good handling / complete as you need.

    That said, the reason i don't bother with a 'thread' about cars these days is to avoid the toerags casually browsing the net looking for stuff to pinch whilst supping Tennents Super and booking their next slot on Kyle.

    Is this your attempt at kidding yourself you're done with modding ;-)
     
  19. Husbandofstinky

    Husbandofstinky Out from the Wilderness

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    :D

    There has been much criticism of the new electronic steering in the press, although not quite as eloquently put. There is always an Achilles heel somewhere in the package.
     
  20. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

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    Maz, from the posts you've made above, an S4 sounds ideal. Do it.
     
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