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Post by firebobby » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:25 am

ronk wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:41 pm
His family despair :rofl:
Sounds like he's spending the inheritance Ron :rofl: :rofl:
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:22 pm

john-e89 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Gazza51 wrote:
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If you fancy neck snapping flappy paddle gear changes, an outstanding induction growl, large boot and smiles for miles with sensible MPG you need a CSL, gives me buzz every time I take it out :driving:
I don’t have eleventine squillion ruppees for one Gazza, plus it’s a GT car I need, those CSL’s are far too track focused for my needs. :thumbsup:
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This is a bit of you John...

Real GT car

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2015-MERCEDE ... Sw9CVbL50p

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Post by john-e89 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:38 pm

Z4M-2006 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:22 pm
john-e89 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Gazza51 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:26 pm
If you fancy neck snapping flappy paddle gear changes, an outstanding induction growl, large boot and smiles for miles with sensible MPG you need a CSL, gives me buzz every time I take it out :driving:
I don’t have eleventine squillion ruppees for one Gazza, plus it’s a GT car I need, those CSL’s are far too track focused for my needs. :thumbsup:
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This is a bit of you John...

Real GT car

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2015-MERCEDE ... Sw9CVbL50p
:rofl: 83k..!!

You do make me chuckle at times Gaz..... :wink:
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Post by john-e89 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:40 pm

Having said that I’m looking at SL 400 amg’s, more toys and comfort than a 35is...any thoughts fella..?....apart from the expected ‘shite’... :D Only thing that puts me off is the tranny is a bit slow to respond, that’s not good in anyone’s book.
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:51 pm

Come on John

Sell all the frippery and dig deep...You know you want too.


You need a double clutch gearbox in a merc (7G DCT)if you want the fast gearchanges like the DCT in a 35iS...

The 7G MCT is better than the standard box,but dual clutch is what your looking for.

BMW have concerns with DCT with cars that are pushing decent bhp....reliability "may" become an issue.

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Post by john-e89 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:57 pm

I haven’t even got a job Gaz...!! .I’m one of the great un-washed.... :lol:

Think it’s got to be either a 35is or a 3.4 981 PDK. A 35is is a nose length ahead simply because it’s cheaper and hopefully in a year or so a new Zed M140i will be nestling on the driveway if the reports so far are anything to go by.
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 pm

john-e89 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:57 pm
I haven’t even got a job Gaz...!! .I’m one of the great un-washed.... :lol:

Think it’s got to be either a 35is or a 3.4 981 PDK. A 35is is a nose length ahead simply because it’s cheaper and hopefully in a year or so a new Zed M140i will be nestling on the driveway if the reports so far are anything to go by.
You are certifiable John,you really are. :rofl: :rofl:

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Post by john-e89 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:08 pm

Z4M-2006 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 pm
john-e89 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:57 pm
I haven’t even got a job Gaz...!! .I’m one of the great un-washed.... :lol:

Think it’s got to be either a 35is or a 3.4 981 PDK. A 35is is a nose length ahead simply because it’s cheaper and hopefully in a year or so a new Zed M140i will be nestling on the driveway if the reports so far are anything to go by.
You are certifiable John,you really are. :rofl: :rofl:
Excellent....standards haven’t slipped...I’m happy with that... :D :hairdryer:
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Post by Monkeydonkeyratmagic » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:15 am

Tuscan convertible should offer what you are looking for. Very frugal and all manual input. No abs or anything.
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Post by ronk » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:55 pm

firebobby wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:25 am
ronk wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:41 pm
His family despair :rofl:
Sounds like he's spending the inheritance Ron :rofl: :rofl:

Im sure he is! He seemed to have a good outlook on life.

He said that he has some petrol in his blood - and I had to smile when he talked of 500+ Bhp being “enough” at his age and not wanting to be overly extravagant.
You don't stop playing when you get old - You get old when you stop playing!
So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by jimmybell » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am

I assume the paddles were not the Alu ones?

I quite liked the Alu ones when tested.

(I'm not sure lots of travel is desireable unless for a purpose? McLaren's probably have the best feel i've seen but they're certainly not a 'Manly' event - quite precise click and thin carbon paddles).
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:16 am

jimmybell wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:06 am
I assume the paddles were not the Alu ones?

I quite liked the Alu ones when tested.

(I'm not sure lots of travel is desireable unless for a purpose? McLaren's probably have the best feel i've seen but they're certainly not a 'Manly' event - quite precise click and thin carbon paddles).
They were the alu ones Jimmy, if you feel a Porsche’s paddles they have a groove cut into the paddle that fits your fingers very nicely, not just a flat surface, plus there’s a good amount of travel. I sat in a California T the other day, they have huge paddles in line with the edge of the steering wheel with good travel and the same groove as Porsche have, perfection! The Porsche ones would be perfect if they were in line with the edge of the wheel too, but as all others they’re still not long enough, you have to reach round too much. It’s a small irritation but it makes a big difference.
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Post by jimmybell » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:28 am

I agree it can certainly affect your impression of a car! I did once go around goodwood FoS and test all the cars paddles for that reason.

Easy solution for you - buy a manual :D
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Post by Nictrix » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:48 am

john-e89 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:16 am
The Porsche ones would be perfect if they were in line with the edge of the wheel too, but as all others they’re still not long enough, you have to reach round too much. It’s a small irritation but it makes a big difference.
Maybe your hands are too small, you should inquire if they supply different steering wheels for women :lol: :poke:
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:20 pm

Nictrix wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:48 am
john-e89 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:16 am
The Porsche ones would be perfect if they were in line with the edge of the wheel too, but as all others they’re still not long enough, you have to reach round too much. It’s a small irritation but it makes a big difference.
Maybe your hands are too small, you should inquire if they supply different steering wheels for women :lol: :poke:
Nowt wrong with the length of my fingers though...
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