Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.
Off topic, but whats the best place to host pics to post on here now?
I moved from Photobucket to Imgur. It's fine for desktop use, but the app has some drawbacks, like not letting you upload an image directly to an existing album (which you can do on the website). It's also a little harder to copy links than from Photobucket.
Thanks all for the comments RE the 190E! It's on ebay now as I've got an opportunity to buy another car but I need to make some room...'doh'
sure that'll go in no time what's next?
Excellent advert. I'd be careful claiming there's no hint of rust on the entire car though. That's incredibly unlikely on a 1990 Merc unless it has had a full bare shell rebuild!
On the bodywork I would never go so far as to say the whole car as that would be ludicrous. But on all the body panels and the wheel arches, boot, doors and so on it is one heck of a tidy car!
Back this morning from my trip to the Nurburgring for the DTM Weekend and a lap around the Nordschleife.
Ypres, Spa Francorchamps, the Ring and Donuts all feature
Next you're gonna tell us that wasn't you who did the donuts in the field, stunning 340i though
I've been a pedestrian for 2 weeks. Thats 2 weeks too long in my book...
It definitely was but thank you A couple more things to do to it before i have it how I want. Those being M performance side skirts and rear lip spoiler, and a gloss black roof wrap
Fareham, I'll keep an eye out for you! And i love the (Stealth?) grey on the ST's. Focus ST's were in the running before I bought the 340i
Looks great ! Love that grey !
I'll try and notice you in my rear view
Been driving around for a few hours playing with it. Had a blast but back to work tomorrow.
Love the colour, was an actual coin toss in front of the salesman between this and Tangerine Scream. Glad it was this in the end.
Sorry, one more, at least for now
Phone Wallpaper Got there pretty easily then hit the restrictor
Sounds/looks like you had a lot of fun Mr Abbz
Ha, my M135i is the same. Seems like it still has loads to give at the limiter. I reckon with it disabled it would be good for 175mph, maybe even more, yours is probably the same.
Bet that 1/4 tank didn't last much longer
I did Brilliant couple of days away, especially as the Nurburgring has been a bit of an iconic place since early Forza games and Gran Turismo games
Certainly felt like it could do far more No idea how much more though
Unfortunately I was leaving the autobahn in 2 miles as you can see, didn't take long for those 2 miles to count down though
Well I've being planning a new car purchase for an MY18 Mustang for a while, but unfortunately Ford would not officially accept my order until they had updated their internal order taking software and were officially accepting builds.
That happened this morning and so I placed a new order with a Nottingham dealership. Gave up on Ford Stoke (Bristol Street) due to lack of response, plus the sales guy at Nottingham dealership is a friend and also ordered a car for himself as well ensuring our cars are first orders and first UK deliveries.
In short I went for what Ford UK has nicknamed hero specification:
V8 Fastback coupe
Orange Fury triple coat paint
Custom Pack 4 (SYNC 3, Nav, Shaker 12 speaker hifi, Polished forged 19" wheels with PS4s tyres, black trim surround, extra leather on interior covering fisher price plastics)
Recaro ebony leather seats
Rear spoiler/wing delete if possible
Adaptive dampers (GT 350 magneride suspension / ARBs etc)
Black painted roof
Climate controlled seats (We believe this is not available on Recaro, TBC)
Active tri-bar DRL's as per USA cars now on all exports
LED exterior lighting throughout, Pony puddle lamps
Active quad exhaust system
Heated steering wheel
12" digital LED dash
Performance Package (Brembo's, braces etc.)
New gen3 Coyote with 444HP @ 7600RPM & 420lb/ft
0-60 in sub 4s (10-speed only)
All the other regular stuff you'd expect
As much as I love my MY15 Mustang I am simply wanting an automatic in what is my daily driver, but saying that I even prefer driving with paddles when on a weekend blast / road trip / track day etc.
I love the MY18 for its massive leap on in technology improvements, the fact you can option pretty much the same under pinnings as the GT 350 is impressive removing the need to overly mess with suspension too much (you watch me still mess with it though) and Ford have addressed many of the issues and complaints of the MY15 like floaty rear-end, cheaper interior plastics (some still exist) etc.
Unfortunately it won't be the 35k bargain I got my last one for, though Ford have offered 31-32k as a trade in for it (returned to stock or as close to stock) which at 18 months old is fantastic, the car has lost around £150 per month ownership in depreciation which is fantastic on a brand new mass produced car. I am not trading however, I am keeping my MY15 as I cannot part with it so early, so I shall continue enjoying the car for next few months.
My only major gripe with MY18 is the droopy EU looking front-end, I like the front bumper looks really and mean and aggressive compared to MY15. But the hood (bonnet) just looks weak, but by the time I have the car if I still dislike this there will be several solutions available from companies like Roush, Saleen, Steeda, Shelby etc.
Now the waiting begins, at least this time I am in exceptional hands as I've placed the order with Aaron Borg at Nottingham dealership who has also ordered one himself. Our two orders are the first in his dealer network along with a handful of cars from other dealers which are for themselves as showroom cars. Expected delivery is March/April so just in time for an 18 plate too, though I am not fussed about that as WTF shall be firmly put in place. Aaron has promised to keep any sheets, build sheets and the stuff new cars typically get saved, laminated for me to put in an ownership folder. He is also going to try and get photos of both our cars being built in Flat Rock and emailed over as a nice extra touch, in fact I think he might even be keener and more excited than myself, so I know I am in good hands.
As I've gone pretty much with Ford's Hero specification the car will essentially look identical to this:
So it all starts again haha, not as bad this time as I've still got the current one and of course it probably won't remain looking like the above for long at all with mine having black roof. Plus I will probably move my current wheels onto the car, fit the same wing as on my current car and add some discreet black stripes down the side again. Not doing much power wise though this time round, shall just fit a set of full length headers and a tune, should be good for 550HP NA then.
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