CarMad

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Post a pic of your car

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

    Go for a 8 series instead, launched a few weeks ago looks fantastic.
  7. 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.
  8. "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
  9. "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.
  10. "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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. RS3 - Saloon!

    Enjoy it, I'm sure you will.
  14. RS3 - Saloon!

    This^^, honestly throw away the VW group comfort blanket and go and have a play. I remember driving a 330i on a wetted circle with my foot flat to the floor at a BMW day once and it just went round and round, open the steering and it went off like a scalded cat, it was amazing how clever it was. Like Mac I don't give RWD a single thought for 95% of the time driving the other 5% its probably snowing and you need to be treating the conditions the same regardless of the car.
  15. RS3 - Saloon!

    Leave DSC anything on on a public road and that just doesn't happen. Didn't the same happen to that R8 after a meet, powerful cars of any type need respect especially when the toys to keep you safe are turned off.
  16. RS3 - Saloon!

    I take it you have had a test drive of one of the BMWs Riz? You haven't just looked at the pictures have you? Get in one and take if for a spin what have you got to lose hey, nothing except for a fun hour or so.
  17. Insurance costs?

    Renewal a few months away for me so not seen anything, fingers crossed it is not a one off.
  18. RS3 - Saloon!

    Thats true he is used to his front end being on the softer side...
  19. BMW M3 Competition

    Literally never saw that coming.
  20. BMW M2 Competition

    It depends what you are driving and how though doesn't it. Pick any BMW low to high and in default DSC and you can floor the thottle and it will just go round in a perfect circle. Turn it off or have it in M mode and then the fun starts. Many do the former and think they are gods gift but forget there is 400bhp going through two pieces of rubber and that doesn't end well. On the road the No. of times you can really do this is limited, M mode gives you more of a chance to play but still a safety blanket. Personally I've found BMWs feel more secure on and near the limit than the Audis I've had but there are merits of both. Try them, I did this when I tested the S3 and 330i all those years ago and they were night and day different. By chance I test drove through the same greasy roundabout and the Audi was an understeered mess the BMW went round almost as if the road was dry I genuinely shocked. Give both a go.
  21. 2018 UK F1 TV schedule

    That F1 them is pants. Anyone see the Horner interview today around Ferrari going against the gentleman agreement on staff, this season is going to be interesting.
  22. Dunhill Sidecar Revolette Pen

    Wow six years on, that is a LONG lead time for a sale.
  23. Electric cars. And tax?

    They will start increasing road tax, purchase tax on cars is already going up and maybe car exchange tax maybe. They will find a way, my first post points to the fact that they are already moving away from a measure (CO2) that saw them lose revenue. They won't want to lose £37+Bn in car tax revenue lets be honest.
  24. 'Inside Team McLaren' on Amazon Video

    Yeah they haven't had a good time of it at all have they, far from it. I bet they have there head in their hands considering how well Honda reliability looks ultimate performance another matter.
  25. Electric cars. And tax?

    They have already done it, a default tax rate for cars up to £40k of £140 a year and for cars over and many Hybrids and Luxury cars regardless of emissions its another £310 a year on top for the first 5 years of the life of a car. So a Tesla will be £450 a year from now on. Very very few ultra low emission cars get any really low rate these days.