Dilemma!

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Re: Dilemma!

Post by stevo55 » Tue May 15, 2018 5:29 pm

vagmachine wrote:
stevo55 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 3:30 pm
£619 a month...
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Thats more than I pay for my mortgage. A good dilemma to have though.
Blimey...wish those prices were the same dahn sarf and I live out in the cuds!
Inner city prices you can poke-pay ££££ for the delights of noise and various sh1tbags wanting to stab you.


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Re: Dilemma!

Post by vagmachine » Tue May 15, 2018 5:48 pm

stevo55 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Blimey...wish those prices were the same dahn sarf and I live out in the cuds!
Inner city prices you can poke-pay ££££ for the delights of noise and various sh1tbags wanting to stab you.
Yep, I've never seen the attraction of living in the city myself. Don't get me wrong I understand why people do it but for me I enjoy walking out my front door and seeing fields and wildlife. I think the only thing that wants to kill me out here are probably the cows if you wander into their field!

Anyway I have de-railed your thread enough. We have'nt joined this forum to talk about adult things like mortgages, we joined so we can talk about how much money we have burned owning Audi RS' and keeping it hidden from the wife. :thumbs:
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by stevo55 » Tue May 15, 2018 6:07 pm

In hindsight (always a winner) I should’ve been patient, kept the C6 (and tuned it!) and then get into a C7 now the prices have come down a bit.
Sometimes I really really wish I wasn’t a petrolhead and just had an A to B car and be happy. I’d save SO much money....


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2012 BMW M135i 3 door. 370 bhp/420 lb ft torque (JB4), Eisenmann exhaust, AC Schnitzer springs, MP Brembo brake system,
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by vagmachine » Tue May 15, 2018 6:24 pm

stevo55 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Sometimes I really really wish I wasn’t a petrolhead and just had an A to B car and be happy.
I hope you slap yourself every time you have that thought!

Who wants to be normal, if it isn't cars it would be something else you spend your money on.
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by stevo55 » Tue May 15, 2018 6:31 pm

‘Tits and Tyres’......


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Re: Dilemma!

Post by Eddie555 » Tue May 15, 2018 6:37 pm

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‘Tits and Tyres’......Image


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My Mrs tits cost me £5000. My tyres cost £2-300 each. I love life :biggrin3:
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by 535dboy » Tue May 15, 2018 6:57 pm

What’s a mortgage?
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by stevo55 » Sun May 20, 2018 12:42 pm

Just to wrap things up a ‘Command Decision’ has been made and for on e using my head not my heart. Holding deposit gone down on this:

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Much as I was lusting after an Audi RS product, the RS7 that I drove was going to cost more to run, more in monthly payments, and also is a big heavy lump that really felt its weight and the tech and interior was starting to feel it’s age. Beemer is bang up to date and handles like a dream (albeit it the dry!). Have to live without LED lights unfortunately but the car looks the absolute nuts I think. It’s also going to be cheaper to run and only 23 pm more than my 2.5 year old POS A45 (which is now sold and I get rid of it next week...won’t be sorry to see the back of it at all). I considered the C63S but apart from the engine and exhaust noise (and they handle quite well apparently although not as sharp as the M) I cannot stand the gearbox and operating systems in Mercs. Absolute turbo dogsh1t. The newer ones are much improved but again it’s ££££. Plus the A45 has really put me off Mercedes for the time being!
Really didn’t think I was going to be back in a RWD and expected to be going back to Audi but the ones I really want are either too expensive or will depreciate too much (the S5 really impressed me but when you look at how much they have depreciated from new it’s crazy). Plus the M3 CP is ‘special’ enough away from standard models and the one I have has the exterior carbon front and rear diffusers which really make it stand out.
I’ll be back with Audi at some point no doubt, I’ll put up a review of the A45 in the ‘adversary’ section as a warning to anyone considering one (it has NOT been a happy and warm ownership experience unfortunately).
As always-thanks for the advice and banter! Image


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Previous:
2009 C6 RS6 phantom black saloon. Milltek cat back.
2012 BMW M135i 3 door. 370 bhp/420 lb ft torque (JB4), Eisenmann exhaust, AC Schnitzer springs, MP Brembo brake system,
2012 BMW M135i 5 door.
2006 BMW Z4M Roadster.
2004 Alpina Roadster.
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by 535dboy » Sun May 20, 2018 12:55 pm

That is very nice - just don’t forget fresh underpants on the wet days :biggrin3:
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by daytonamart » Sun May 20, 2018 1:06 pm

That's a great looking car, colour combo works really well IMO.

Hope you have more enjoyment and less doubts over this one.
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Re: Dilemma!

Post by stevo55 » Sun May 20, 2018 2:29 pm

535dboy wrote:That is very nice - just don’t forget fresh underpants on the wet days :biggrin3:
Ha yes I’ll Have to adjust my driving style a bit and get ready for a bit of ‘Skid recognition and control’! The CP is a massive move forward I read from the stock M3/4which are notoriously twitchy and easily unsettled and tail happy. The Competition Pack brings revised springs and adjustable dampers (plus a load of other kit-for £3k Extra over stock it really is a no brainer to add it from new) and a common description is the CP is. ‘The M3/4 it should always have been’.
When it gets damp then I’l have to rein it in a bit am sure and that’s where AWD really excels.


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Previous:
2009 C6 RS6 phantom black saloon. Milltek cat back.
2012 BMW M135i 3 door. 370 bhp/420 lb ft torque (JB4), Eisenmann exhaust, AC Schnitzer springs, MP Brembo brake system,
2012 BMW M135i 5 door.
2006 BMW Z4M Roadster.
2004 Alpina Roadster.
2001 BMW 330 ci convertible.
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Dilemma!

Post by stevo55 » Sun May 20, 2018 2:35 pm

daytonamart wrote:That's a great looking car, colour combo works really well IMO.

Hope you have more enjoyment and less doubts over this one.
Yes the A45 has been a massive mistake and without a doubt the most overrated, frustrating and disappointing car I’ve ever owned. I’m relieved I didn’t buy from new as I would have felt mugged-they really are not worth the asking price and a one trick pony. My one was around £54k new but at around the 2 year old mark I paid £36.5k so my pants are only halfway down my legs (although am having to pay more than I’d like just to clear the finance deficit-they are not holding their value at all). Just not with the asking price for what you actually get....AMG should be ashamed.
If you’re 21 and wear your SnapBack hat backwards then it would be a great car (loud music is a problem as the Harmon Kardon system is absolutely shite-unlike in BM’s and Minis where it’s great).

And yes it really works well (Silverstone Blue II with interior and exterior carbon bits plus black extended Merino leather interior), car just leapt out at me when I walked in the showroom and looked so much more impressive than the all blacked out ones.


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Previous:
2009 C6 RS6 phantom black saloon. Milltek cat back.
2012 BMW M135i 3 door. 370 bhp/420 lb ft torque (JB4), Eisenmann exhaust, AC Schnitzer springs, MP Brembo brake system,
2012 BMW M135i 5 door.
2006 BMW Z4M Roadster.
2004 Alpina Roadster.
2001 BMW 330 ci convertible.
1994 E34 M5 Saloon

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Re: Dilemma!

Post by Paulm » Tue May 22, 2018 3:17 pm

Looks lovely I am sure it will be great fun, and way better than that merc :thumbs:
F10 M5 LCI, awesome still no rear grip lol
S7 black Edition, Too big and heavy
S3 8V FL Black DSG 310ps, road noise is a joke
RS3 8P Canyon Red. Rubbish
C7 RS6 Sepang Blue. Fantastic car but missed playing, too big and heavy
GTR R35 800bhp, too extreme, crazy fast though
911 Turbo Remapped. Hated it, overall rubbish
F10 M5, awesome but no rear grip
RS6 V10 700BHP, made me laugh but crazy mpg
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