CarMad

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  1. RIP: Fifth Gear TV Show

    Good who doesn't like a good car program.
  2. There is a view that sometimes teams focused too much on him and his opinion against other wisdom. He has certainly cost McLaren dear in his requests for what but there issues run far deeper. I guess I feel the same about Schumacher, never warmed to him at all but respected him as a racer. Didn't like his tactics and arguable he stole some wins through what some might say is cheating and you can't say that for Hamilton. Prost again was excellent but cold for me and too clinical and didn't have the passion. Senna, Hamilton, Schumacher, Alonso, Prost for me in that order all during my time in relation to F1, although I'd say there are some that inspired in other series or bikes but thats for another debate all together.
  3. He is a great driver just took too many bad turns along the way. One of the best no he has been beaten by team mates at times in the same car so not a Schumacher, Hamilton, Senna for me.
  4. RIP: Fifth Gear TV Show

    Great it was a good addition in the past will see if I can find it.
  5. Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull

    Going to be very interesting to see how this pans our. Renault have got some very good technical guys that haven't joined recently so it will be interesting to see how this goes. I think he wanted the move to get out under the shadow of Max which they have obviously got as No. 1 drive and I suspect he will get a chunk extra cash. One article seems to think he will be getting £20m which will be way more than Redbull were offering.
  6. RS3 - Saloon!

    BMW never took all the buttons away, even on my 330i years ago it still had many of the normal buttons and buttons that you can set to do what you want as a quick shortcut. As for the 8, yeah its moved even more upmarket from the 6 of before and more premium options to boot and its an entirely new car.
  7. RS3 - Saloon!

    Yeah I can see that I was going to say I will be interested to see what they look like when I see one in the flesh. Certainly think they are quite colour sensitive but overall a really good looking car to me. See what the 4 door looks like.
  8. RS3 - Saloon!

    I still think the new one looks stunning and as for the comment on buttons BMW have had good use of buttons and Drive for a long time its a great balance.
  9. RS3 - Saloon!

    I'd see what happens with the GC version there will be tweaks certainly. I quite like it but not in white needs another colour.
  10. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    A GP is only over three days.. unlikely.
  11. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    Yeah they couldn't stop him talking bless him.
  12. Yikes - those street circuits always seem to cause crashes like that once in a while.
  13. RS3 - Saloon!

    GC Confirmed for 2019 release there are patent images of the car out there now but in a basic spec. Add the M-Sport and it will look fantastic.
  14. Red Bull decides on Honda F1 engine switch

    The Honda engine has proven to be better this year and the most recent update seems to have given a good step. Honda aren't as bad as Mclaren have made them to look in reality so its going to be interesting to see how things are played out. Did anyone also read that there seems to be a mini mutiny at McLaren trying to push out good old Eric B it seems. I'd personally say they have forgotten to integrate as a race team should do and they aren't focused on the racing and being too robotic and finger pointing.
  15. RS3 - Saloon!

    On the size point its getting silly, my car is huge in that respect and annoying with it. We tend to use the wife car at the weekend for that reason. Take mine to many supermarkets and its always sticking out and only just fitting in the space. To make matters worse the 6 GT is even longer and wider than the 5GT which is the last thing I wanted. I'm considering going X3 40iM or GLC43 as a replacement I quite like driving the wifes car and having something all our performance when I can hardly ever us it I just find frustrating personally. I'd prefer something that sounded fantastic and had average performance I could have fun with on a backroad. Anyway decision is a way so slightly academic.
  16. RS3 - Saloon!

    Yeah M3 stopping as they have to change to put a particulate filter on all cars (yes even the petrols) and didn't want to do it on a car that was going out of production. New 3 series out soon M4 is getting the filter as it has a way to go before being replaced. BMW seem to have taken some of the criticism of the M3/4 to heart and there are plenty of reports the 8 series sets a bit of a new direction with engines sounding better being part of that. Will have to see if the proof is in the pudding I guess.
  17. Post a pic of your car

    A very nice bumble bee spec motor.
  18. RS3 - Saloon!

    Go for a 8 series instead, launched a few weeks ago looks fantastic.
  19. RIP: Fifth Gear TV Show

    Yeah Plato tweeted today that he had been at Angelsey today, looking forward to it I rather enjoyed the last few seasons. I hope they don't try to be Top Gear or Grand Poor.
  20. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Another reason to always keys downstairs, better they get the metal than try and come and find them and disturb you, that gets a whole lot messier. I take it you haven't got them back yet? You will be nailing those lovely motors about before you know
  21. "Relay Crime" reality?

    I believe they can be a LONG way from the front of the house or anywhere in the house and can be detected. The signal apparently gets boosted a LOT. We also have the spares in a pouch in another location in the house to make certain as well.
  22. "Relay Crime" reality?

    I got two different ones and fortunately both worked. We have the spares in a big pouch and two smaller ones for daily use, work a treat. I put the keys in both and the car couldn't detect the keys at all on the wifes car with comfort opening.
  23. 2002 996.2 3.6 Coupe

    I've done both cars in Crystal Serum Light and EXO v3 after a good buff and its incredible. Water hardly even sits on the surface let alone bead, the car almost cleans itself its crazy how good it is, highly recommended if applied and worked properly.
  24. Crazy isn't it, hopefully it got more coverage being banned than it continue to be showed. Anyway just going to wrap the kids in cotton wool... not.
  25. RS3 - Saloon!

    Enjoy it, I'm sure you will.