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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. MrKnifey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2008

    Posts: 2,433

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Off topic, but whats the best place to host pics to post on here now?
     
  2. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 16,464

    imgur
     
  3. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 8,011

    Location: Kent

    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.
     
  4. rare

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2002

    Posts: 6,181

    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'
     
  5. grudas

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 18,450

    Location: London

    sure that'll go in no time :D what's next?
     
  6. Acme

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 24,692

    Location: Broken down.

    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! :p
     
  7. rare

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2002

    Posts: 6,181

    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!
     
  8. NooBish AbbZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Manchester, UK

    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 :p
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  9. Uncle_Gravy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2012

    Posts: 3,162

    Location: S.E Wales

    Next you're gonna tell us that wasn't you who did the donuts in the field, stunning 340i though
     
  10. Bickaxe

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 2,641

    Location: Fareham

    I've been a pedestrian for 2 weeks. Thats 2 weeks too long in my book...

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  11. NooBish AbbZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Manchester, UK

    It definitely was :D 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 :)
     
  12. NooBish AbbZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Manchester, UK

    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 :p
     
  13. Tauren

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    Looks great ! Love that grey !
     
  14. Bickaxe

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 8, 2013

    Posts: 2,641

    Location: Fareham

    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.
     
  15. NooBish AbbZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Sorry, one more, at least for now
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    Phone Wallpaper :D Got there pretty easily then hit the restrictor :(
     
  16. dacads

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Space

    Sounds/looks like you had a lot of fun Mr Abbz ;)
     
  17. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004

    Posts: 3,990

    Location: location, location

    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.
     
  18. killsta

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Around

    Bet that 1/4 tank didn't last much longer ;)
     
  19. NooBish AbbZ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,238

    Location: Manchester, UK

    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 :D No idea how much more though :eek:

    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 :D
     
  20. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 25,541

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Hi there


    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:

    Options selected

    • V8 Fastback coupe
    • Orange Fury triple coat paint
    • 10-speed automatic
    • 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
    • No stripes
    • Climate controlled seats (We believe this is not available on Recaro, TBC)


    Standard Features


    • 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:

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    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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