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Show Us Your Motors!

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

  1. NathWraith

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    That AMG looks so thicc
     
  2. Housey

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    BMW, however, well in my opinion they have lost their appeal quite a lot. Not sure why, but I have had over 10 of them and nothing in their range holds appeal to me at the moment, my father feeling the same. The showroom was a soulless experience too and the 8 series for 100K, well it just makes no sense...

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    The bling on that gearstick...yuk.
     
  3. Raymond Lin

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    I love the AMG-GT R/S etc

    Perfect blend of classic and modern styling, it will age very very well I think. Shame i will never be able to afford one.
     
  4. Housey

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    I think the 8 series is the answer to the question how do you make 100K into 50K in 12 months.
     
  5. Gibbo

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    Yep my plan is to wait, watch and be ready to pounce on right deal.
    Gonna get some test drives done in meantime so I can narrow the choice down a bit. :)
     
  6. rare

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    The interior of the new 8 isn’t worthy of a car in that segment, not when you compare it to the S Class Coupe. Total lack of drama.

    I know BMW have never really been about drama inside but they got away with it because their design language was so particular, so ‘BMW’. Most of the range is missing that feel now. It all feels diluted. It’s still a BMW, but it’s the Diet Coke version aesthetically...

    Anyone know what I’m talking about?
     
  7. NathWraith

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    Agreed. 8 Series doesn't look special, not like the old school 8 series were.

    Looks indifferent to the 6 series to me.
     
  8. Cleisthenes

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    :D
     
  9. Janesy B

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    Isn't RRP academic for the most part given most will be leased for carrying execs around?
     
  10. Housey

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    Never get me in the back of one of those!
     
  11. DarrenM343

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    BMW long termer here but must admit the only model that appeals to me is the 2 series. From what I've seen so far of the Z4 that won't be for me, and I've owned a couple in the past (Coupes only). The Toyota Supra from what I've seen (based on same chassis I think) looks much better. Read something about reducing weight too (Supra) which will be good and if they got the S55 engine from the M3/M4...…...
    I hear the M2 being described as "nimble", but I dunno, it's not that far off of 1600KG now. Everything a bit bloaty. Might try to test one soon tho.
     
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  12. rare

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    Have to say I like the look of the Supra as well. It’s the car BMW should of built...ironically they kind of did!
     
  13. Gibbo

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    Supra reminds me of Z4M Coupe, it looks good, BMW version however just looks meh.
    Still cars are getting to heavy for sure.
     
  14. Ryan-3

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    I really like BMW, but the more recent stuff is looking more and more like a profit spinner than clever design and engineering. Shame, as the exterior of the 8 is very nice IMO.

    The AMG GT-R in black though. Hnng!
     
  15. Blackhawk47

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    I think I actually love the M2. The driving experience is on another level compared to my previous cars and I understand that more now that I have lived with the M2 day to day for 1 month. Something I could not get from a 15 minute test drive...

    It is very nimble, having driving my mates F80 M3 and he has also been in the M2 a few times there is a big difference in how it drives on a british country road. Both the M3 & M2 feel very similar in terms of steering feel, the M2 being a tad lighter but still incredibly heavy with lots of feel - which is quite the feat for electric steering. The F80 M3 incredible at motorway speeds but even my friend admits the M2 sounds so much better. And the way it looks really stands out on the road. I've heard the M2 competition is even more nimble then the original M2 - there is a good video from Chris Harris where he reviews it.



    Jumped back in the TT a few weeks ago and went for a quick drive down the road and back - the steering in comparison felt so light and numb. I guess its one of those things you get used to everyday but so far the M2 is an event everytime I start it up.

    I am of the opinion now that the M2 is the true E46 M3 successor.
     
  16. Jimmy Saville

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    Yes the 458 is pure sex, but that AMG looks amazing.
     
  17. Blackhawk47

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  18. Acme

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    Nice TT.

    Shame about that BMW. Just can't stop looking at those M2 arches :(
     
  19. rare

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    The 2 series coupe is the spiritual successor of classic BMW’s of yesteryear for sure. Compact, RWD, good balance of design and performance. The M2 competition is probably the finest car BMW make.
     
  20. dacads

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    Yep interior definitely isn't anything to win awards and I found the steering in M4 very light. All the technology makes everything efficient but essentially takes away what driving is all about.

    Mind you wouldn't mind driving a M2 competition to see what all the fuss is about.