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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    yeah okay, think that was one of.
     


  2. bawlin

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    Ahh I get to car-sit an F10 M5 for a month :slayer:

    Still thinking about that AW E92 though. If I can get the guy down to 36k I might have to move on it.
     


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    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    Didn't you say that the m3 felt massively underpowered after you test drove the f10 m5? I'm not sure if the m3 is right for you if you're placing outsized importance on acceleration / torque.
     


  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Stylish Dinosaur

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    Report back on the M5 spend most of the evening youtubing f10 m5 and w212 e63 exhausts.
     


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    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    It should feel underpowered - it gives up around 150 hp/200 tq and makes its power up high in the band.

    Course, some say that's how M's are supposed to be and BMW should leave the turbo monsters to AMG :stirpot:
     


  6. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Stylish Dinosaur

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    Of course it should. It's just that he may not feel so satisfied with his m3 if he's looking for f10 m5 performance.
     


  7. bawlin

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    The M3 felt very slow after the M5, but that was during a back-to-back test drive scenario which will never happen again. I'm sure if I hopped into an M3 today it would feel extremely quick. Heck, the E46 M3 which was replaced by the M5 felt quick when I would drive it after not driving at all for a couple of weeks. Also, I'm sure the E92 M3 with manual transmission will offer a much more engaging and enjoyable experience than the M5 with DCT (the only M3 I test drove had DCT).

    The M5 is something you have to experience for yourself to truly understand. I never cared about big HP or torque numbers until I had a chance to flog it on a few long straightaways. I've been passanger seat in an LP560 going flat out on the Vegas strip and the M5 felt quicker to me.
     


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    My brother in law happens to own a remodeled '32 Ford Coupe and our hobby is to make repairs in his state-of-the-art garage down in Malibu when I visit for the winters.
    We brought it from this disaster to a beautiful well oiled machine. Definitely my favourite project that I have worked on. It is such a hobby that I find myself fiddling with foofaraw on it like a flibbertigibbet! Oh my!
    Godspeed,
    Neville

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  9. AbrahamLebowitz

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    As my everyday car, I drive a 2008 Range Rover Sport Supercharged.
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    On weekends, I have a few.... First off, I have an Aston Martin DB9:
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    I also have a Jaguar E-Type, currently with my mechanic because it needs the transmission rebuilt
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    And, finally, my favorite car - a Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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    ^ great taste. Is the DB9 manual?
     


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    Laddy,
    Let's not get carried away here. I cannot stand to see members of our generation flaunt themselves around in ugly cars such as the Carerra 911. My mechanic and I are working on a project concerning my personal 458. My apologies for the critique, just needed to put a misguided aficionado in line.
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  12. AbrahamLebowitz

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    Yes sir. I won't buy an automatic in a sports car - call me old fashioned, but a manual gear change just feels right to me. However, I have ordered an SLS AMG "Final Edition" - which is equipped with a dual-clutch transmission. I will be using it primarily as a weekend cruiser, so the dual clutch is nice. Plus, it's still faster than anyone who wants to show off.
     
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    Neville -

    I respect your enthusiasm towards the 458, as it is a wonderful car. I test drove one recently, as I was searching for a new sports car myself. However, the Ferrari comes with a certain "look at how great I am" stigma that I am not a fan of. I prefer to fly under the radar and above the speed limit. I think that the Ferrari deserves praise but it certainly can't compare to the finesse of my DB9 or the performance of my 911 GT3. I've just ordered a Mercedes SLS AMG "Final Edition" in trade for my Audi R8 Spyder - both of which I feel are superior to your 458.

    Regards,

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    I understand where you are coming from, my fellow aficionado. I am familiar with the ecstatic, orgasmic feeling of sitting behind the engine of a full-powered manual transmission; however, if you are concerned with the orientation of my cars, I will be the first to let you know that I have them all ordered with DCT for they are far superior in terms of performance.
     
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