Potential move from //M

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Re: Potential move from //M

Post by ArthurPE » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:59 pm

I went from an e46 M3 to an RS4.
Put 100k miles on the M and 80k on the RS

Brake costs are similar
On the RS the front pad retaining pins hit the rotor before the wear sensor so keep on eye on it. With oem pads the rotors should last 100k. I changed mine at 60 iifc but the old were only 50% worn (a lot of highway miles)

drc mine was ok at 60k when I had Audi's free recall done
I had H&R springs installed at the time
mpg is similar
Oil changes similar
Tire costs similar
The M needs 30k valve adjustments, the RS has hyd lifters, I dyi'ed mine

The RS is deceptively fast, not sure about 'Ring times but my guess similar.
I have owned many BMW's and imho Audi quality, fit & finish is better
Should not have sold my RS (did not want the hassle of 2 cars) it was one of, if not the best, cars I've owned (w205 c63s, w204 c63, e39 m5, e36 m3, e30 m3, etc)

Thinking about getting another to replace my wife's mini clubman.
We'll share it (but that means she'll drive the c63s :( )
Looking at this one https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sal ... pe=listing
Look at the carfax, 36 service records, dealer maintained
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Re: Potential move from //M

Post by coffey555 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 pm

ArthurPE wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:59 pm
I went from an e46 M3 to an RS4.
Put 100k miles on the M and 80k on the RS

Brake costs are similar
On the RS the front pad retaining pins hit the rotor before the wear sensor so keep on eye on it. With oem pads the rotors should last 100k. I changed mine at 60 iifc but the old were only 50% worn (a lot of highway miles)

drc mine was ok at 60k when I had Audi's free recall done
I had H&R springs installed at the time
mpg is similar
Oil changes similar
Tire costs similar
The M needs 30k valve adjustments, the RS has hyd lifters, I dyi'ed mine

The RS is deceptively fast, not sure about 'Ring times but my guess similar.
I have owned many BMW's and imho Audi quality, fit & finish is better
Should not have sold my RS (did not want the hassle of 2 cars) it was one of, if not the best, cars I've owned (w205 c63s, w204 c63, e39 m5, e36 m3, e30 m3, etc)

Thinking about getting another to replace my wife's mini clubman.
We'll share it (but that means she'll drive the c63s :( )
Looking at this one https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sal ... pe=listing
Look at the carfax, 36 service records, dealer maintained
What Clubman does the wife have? I had a JCW R55 and it was a really fun car to drive. I could not justify keeping two though so it went and the RS4 stayed.

That Mugello saloon looks really nice, probably my favourite colour. To my eyes they look better with silver optics and wheels.

Either way, it will be a bit of a change after Imola!
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Re: Potential move from //M

Post by ArthurPE » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:29 pm

coffey555 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 pm

What Clubman does the wife have? I had a JCW R55 and it was a really fun car to drive. I could not justify keeping two though so it went and the RS4 stayed.

That Mugello saloon looks really nice, probably my favourite colour. To my eyes they look better with silver optics and wheels.

Either way, it will be a bit of a change after Imola!
She has the base model, 10 yrs d and hasn't hit 50k miles yet!

Imola, lol, my friends were shocked when I got it, I'm the boring sort :)
Kind of agree on the silver vs Ti trim but I think it only came with Ti in the US.
The other one for sale has it too.
The service history and lack of mods does it for me. It had the complete drc replaced also. Slso new tranny/clutch/diff at 25k miles.

More pics
The front rotors look scored by the pins.
Cluster pic shows pad and brake warning.
Some room to haggle! Lol
https://www.carfax.com/vehicle/WUADU78E88N902542
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Re: Potential move from //M

Post by coffey555 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:18 pm

ArthurPE wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:29 pm
coffey555 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 pm

What Clubman does the wife have? I had a JCW R55 and it was a really fun car to drive. I could not justify keeping two though so it went and the RS4 stayed.

That Mugello saloon looks really nice, probably my favourite colour. To my eyes they look better with silver optics and wheels.

Either way, it will be a bit of a change after Imola!
She has the base model, 10 yrs d and hasn't hit 50k miles yet!

Imola, lol, my friends were shocked when I got it, I'm the boring sort :)
Kind of agree on the silver vs Ti trim but I think it only came with Ti in the US.
The other one for sale has it too.
The service history and lack of mods does it for me. It had the complete drc replaced also. Slso new tranny/clutch/diff at 25k miles.

More pics
The front rotors look scored by the pins.
Cluster pic shows pad and brake warning.
Some room to haggle! Lol
https://www.carfax.com/vehicle/WUADU78E88N902542
Base model Clubman to C63s is quite the upgrade for the wife, I don't think you will hear many complaints about that one but you never know!

My wife runs a Fiat 500 1.2 Pop which is as basic as you can get, does not even have ESP. That is 10 years old as well but no matter how much I tried to swap it for the Mini, she would not budge.

Quite the car history you have there, interesting that you rate the RS4 up there with greats like the E30, E36 and E39 M cars. They were all cars I would loved to have owned but miss the boat years ago.

Getting back on topic, a good standard car is quite a rare thing now as these cars are getting older. I guess the market in the States is even smaller as you only had 2000 to start with?

I still can't belive the pins score the disc surfaces before the warning lights come on!

Did US spec cars only come with SS DRC with no option of SS +?
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Re: Potential move from //M

Post by ArthurPE » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:32 pm

My wife loves the mini, she hauls our mutts in it. The AMG would have to be dog proofed, but leather is better than the mini's cloth. We would alternate.
My commute is 30 miles, hers about 1.

We only got the base suspension and comfort seats here.
The RS feels solid as granite and driving it empowers, makes you a better driver and masks small mistakes. It's build quality/design is in a class of it's own. The integrated deck lid spoiler (not stick on) the fender flares, easy ingress/egress, etc.
The engine (designed by a former M engineer) is imo Ferrari level for the era, and holds its own even now. Revs to 8000+, 90% torque ~2500-7000, 12.5:1 Cr, it is a gem.
If prudent 25 mpg HW. It feels special every time you climb in and start it.
Not flashy or trendy but REAL car people know and respect it.
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