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post #9826 of 14791
never cared for the standard turbo what with all its mainstream appeal via pdk, all wheel drive, etc
post #9827 of 14791
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

How is the Saab? Which trim?

Hi it's a 1.8 turbo edition although badged as 1.8 it's actually a detained 2.0. Compared to the 1.8 linear sport wagon we had its a much smoother more responsive car to drive, the good thing about this edition / trim was there was lots of standard equipment thrown at it:-)
post #9828 of 14791

@Horndog

 

1. As already mentioned, it is forbidden to take most luxury cars to eastern countries even regular Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche models aren´t allowed in those areas

 

2. One way rentals from Austria to Germany can get really pricy, you have to bring the car back to Austria yourself if you don´t want to spend a fortune

 

3. At least Sixt always has special offers like M3, M6 all year long etc.. At the moment they are offering Aston Martins in Munich (my office is next to a Sixt station and we share the same parking garage)

 

4. You can rent all BMW models (except Rolls Royce) in Munich directly from BMW Welt but it is rather expensive

 

 

I hope You already have a confirmed reservation for a tent they are all usually sold out around March.

post #9829 of 14791
Audi Driving Experience review:

R8 fucking rules. That is all.
post #9830 of 14791
How does it compare to the 458?
post #9831 of 14791
It's not better laugh.gif I do feel, however, that it's better than it's cousin the Gallardo

But I drove the R8 on the track and was only able to drive the Lambo and 458 on the road. Audi knows what they're doing here as I'm convinced that you will always like a sportscar better once you've driven it on a track.

I got overexcited with the R8 and drove it pretty sloppily for the first couple of laps but it covered up for my mistakes admirably. The Quattro on all the cars performed wonderfully as I could feel it helping me rotate the car in the sweeping corners and it digs fucking hard when you exit the corner, unwind the steering and just mash it

The S7 was my second favorite car with its ridiculous torque. S5 is nice but is clearly a step or two behind the M3. Absolutely hated the TT-S.

Only wish I could have driven the RS5 and TTRS, which might have given me a better impression of those two models
post #9832 of 14791
Can't wait for my turn at Sonoma..

Also, went through two tanks of gas this weekend -- bitch be thirsty!!

Hroi, how much coaching / teaching is there at the event?
post #9833 of 14791
Not much. They just let you enjoy the cars, although you'll have a go at a timed autocross lap. The track time is lead -follow stuff so you can't get in trouble. I couldn't really push as hard as I wanted to because I knew people would brake way too early and I'd end up stuffing one of the cars

You can ask for a bit of instruction between events but there's not much of an opportunity tbh. It's not a HPDE - more of an extended test drive

Although they were very complimentary of the Sonoma track, that's where they conduct their driving schools
post #9834 of 14791
I dont follow this thread very closely-- what are you driving Greenfrog?
post #9835 of 14791
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Not much. They just let you enjoy the cars, although you'll have a go at a timed autocross lap. The track time is lead -follow stuff so you can't get in trouble. I couldn't really push as hard as I wanted to because I knew people would brake way too early and I'd end up stuffing one of the cars

You can ask for a bit of instruction between events but there's not much of an opportunity tbh. It's not a HPDE - more of an extended test drive

Although they were very complimentary of the Sonoma track, that's where they conduct their driving schools

Gotcha. And how much drive time do you get per car? Do you get to spend equal amounts of time in each?
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I dont follow this thread very closely-- what are you driving Greenfrog?

An E60 M5.

Averaging 9.5 MPG. LOL.
post #9836 of 14791

^ Shit!!
 

post #9837 of 14791
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Second time ever curbing a wheel in my entire driving history.

And you've been driving for six or seven years? confused.gif

Almost three decades of driving and never even close.
post #9838 of 14791
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And you've been driving for six or seven years? confused.gif

Almost three decades of driving and never even close.

Not trying to defend GF, I've never curbed a wheel either, but how often are you driving in areas where you have to parallel park, Pio?

Here in NYC I see curb rashed wheels everywhere I look frown.gif
post #9839 of 14791
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Not trying to defend GF, I've never curbed a wheel either, but how often are you driving in areas where you have to parallel park, Pio?

Here in NYC I see curb rashed wheels everywhere I look frown.gif

Or in a car where curbing is possible wink.gif
post #9840 of 14791
gonna rent a car in melbourne for a nice coast drive. any suggestions/tips?
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