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Offline AshSimmonds

  • Geekitecht

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Drives: GF's shitbox :(
  • Location: Adelayed
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I'll keep an eye on the various SA car forum spotters threads to see if it gets a mention - you can bet it will!



Offline S4Simon

  • The Rubber King of Adelaide

  • Joined: Jul 2006

  • Drives: Something a metre high
  • Location: Not the Badlands
Couple of teasers from today

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I've been rich & I've been poor...

Rich is better



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Thanks Simon.  I saw your car but not you.  Wasn't it a great day out on the road? (the morning tea and lunch formats need work if you ask me).

I got to sit in the R8 at least.  Beautifully finished I can report.



Offline S4Simon

  • The Rubber King of Adelaide

  • Joined: Jul 2006

  • Drives: Something a metre high
  • Location: Not the Badlands
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(the morning tea and lunch formats need work if you ask me).

I think the problem is - How to accomodate for 300 cars...

Again this year we just stayed for the morning tea and then went our own way for lunch - much more pleasant.

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I got to sit in the R8 at least.  Beautifully finished I can report.

Inside was 'As You Would Expect' - lovely.

I found some outside bits a bit too plasticy, but I suppose that's how it is these days.

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I've been rich & I've been poor...

Rich is better



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Just got back from a drive in the Hills and thought I'd share impressions while they are fresh.  The car I drove is an R-tronic (sp?) - effectively an e-gear.  The gearbox is much smoother and better than the e-gear although the exhaust blip on downshifts is more muted.  The power is good, the steering is OK but not Porsche-sharp and the handling is good.  But the car didn't make me want to turn around and drive the road again like the Porsche did.  I had the sales manager next to me so maybe I wasn't going fast enough to really appreciate it.  I'd have preferred to try the manual but he's ordering all cars with the R-tronic for stock.

The seating position wasn't ideal for me - pedals too close to me or something - and the seat wasn't as comfortable as the 911 seat.  The sound of the car is disappointing - more gear noise than engine note.  The car is very well balanced in corners and the turn-in is crisp.

Dunno - the car is impressive but lacks the heritage and road feel of the 911 and lacks the drama of the Gallardo.  Maybe that's its problem - not practical (not much more than Lambo sized boot) and not exciting like a supercar.



Offline leburpor

  • Loves Tom Cruise

  • Joined: Feb 2007

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So, have you ordered the Porsche yet??  :D



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
So, have you ordered the Porsche yet??  :D

Not yet - I'm having too much fun driving dealers' cars. :D

Also, I still have a deposit in for the Scuderia (but this is looking less likely).



Offline leburpor

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Can you test drive the new M3? I would appriciate your views on it. They have a car available for test drives now. I won't be able to test drive for another 2 weeks :rolleyes:



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Can you test drive the new M3? I would appriciate your views on it. They have a car available for test drives now. I won't be able to test drive for another 2 weeks :rolleyes:

OK, I'll check it out.  I think the answer is that it is very good thing. 

I've got the M5 on the market for $160K, BTW. ;)



Offline leburpor

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I've got the M5 on the market for $160K, BTW. ;)

really?? ..........  :scratchchin:

Got a build date and odo reading?



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