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  1. A car thread on TSN!!!

    I'm not a BMW fan myself, but see why people like them. Congratulations on scoring a "twofer" deal for you and your dad. Are you going to pop up some pictures?
  2. C63S Front bumper trim

    I suspect you will get a "duck, dodge and weave" response. Reaction to your cleaning agents perhaps?
  3. Bought this yesterday: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2018-mercedes-benz-cls450-auto-4matic/OAG-AD-17402365/?Cr=0 Traded in Moby Dick (ML500) after 5 faultless years of service - but I really didn't need a big SUV anymore (if ever )
  4. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

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

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

    Noice! What is the spec?
  7. 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. :-)
  8. 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...
  9. 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..."
  10. 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.
  11. So what did your VAG man actually end up replacing?
  12. New pants please

  13. 944 Turbo S - Project Time

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

    Was it any good?
  16. New pants please

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

  18. A few from the village car show

    What is that?!?!?!?!
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. RS3 - Saloon!

  22. RS3 - Saloon!

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

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