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  1. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

  2. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    That is a sweet package. I hope you enjoy every mile with a smile!
  3. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Noice! What is the spec?
  4. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Try and see if you can afford the turbo'd 5.5l V8, and AWD - but I suspect the latter might still be in the depreciation curve above where you want to pay... Pre-2010/2011 6.2l V8 cars, like the C63's had potential head bolt failures - so if looking at one of those check the head bolts have been replaced (otherwise put a bucketload of money aside to do them). the 5.5l engine is legandary - so I'd say go for one. :-)
  5. He got a complete new set of P Zeroes and an engine and transmission service before pick up. The air suspension is a known failure point, but you are supposed to wait for it to fail before remediating...
  6. The car got a gold star on mechanical inspection (he bought it in Sydney). It was 2 weeks after he drove it home to Canberra that it went "pffffftt..."
  7. Yep. A colleague here got his hands on a 2005 AMG CLS55 - and in a wek had the airsuspension crap out due to a compressor failure... Then a month later due to the front struts losing air (the car had apparenrtly sat for 4-5 years and not been run). It wasn't cheap for him to fix.
  8. So what did your VAG man actually end up replacing?
  9. New pants please

  10. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

    What's the damage going to be for all that?
  11. It's like Project Binky... only finished.
  12. RIP: Fifth Gear TV Show

    Was it any good?
  13. New pants please

    That is some serious air and hang time...
  14. New pants please

  15. A few from the village car show

    What is that?!?!?!?!
  16. GLC 63S

    https://www.caranddriver.com/flipbook/these-are-the-quickest-suvs-weve-ever-tested-so-far#12 I knew it was quick - given the GLE 63 SUV is 0.1s faster than the GLE 63 "Coupe", I suspect mine is quicker (@ 1935kg) than the 2020kg GLC 63 "Coupe" that is #1...
  17. GLC 63S

    Picked one up at lunchtime today... Money I should have saved, but hey. Will put up some pics once I take them - after it gets its ceramic paint stuff done tomorrow.
  18. RS3 - Saloon!

  19. RS3 - Saloon!

    ...and my new one is even faster and more grip (bigger tyres - and the same drivetrain as the E63S).
  20. RS3 - Saloon!

    You could go test this one:
  21. Wow! Dangerous driving indeed - they were going more than 20km/h!
  22. RS3 - Saloon!

  23. GLC 63S

    Yep. The sides of the wheel are "Dynamica"/alcantara, and the seats have the same fabric running as ribs in among the leather of the front seats. Also, just like Porsche - the front headrests have the AMG Affalterback logo (the circular one) embossed into them.
  24. GLC 63S

    Yes and yes.
  25. GLC 63S

    Interestingly the GLC 63S was regarded as the "fastest SUV in the WORLD!" at 0-100 in 3.8 or somesuch... No sure it it keeps its crown now the Urus has launched.