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Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby yo » July 9th, 2015, 1:33 pm

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Got rid of the S5 and replaced it with the new S3 with RS4 wheels. Loving it. Faster, lighter, cheaper, and 4 doors. I'm loving it. I miss the S5's exhaust note and torque off the line, but the turbo 4 in the S3 is putting out 300 HP and is actually a couple of tenths of a second quicker 0-60... and the blue...
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Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby pjbowers » July 9th, 2015, 1:59 pm

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yo wrote:Got rid of the S5 and replaced it with the new S3 with RS4 wheels. Loving it. Faster, lighter, cheaper, and 4 doors. I'm loving it. I miss the S5's exhaust note and torque off the line, but the turbo 4 in the S3 is putting out 300 HP and is actually a couple of tenths of a second quicker 0-60... and the blue...


Looks great, Michael! The Audi S line is awesome...I just upgraded my 99 Maxima for a Scion FRS! Best handling I have ever driven with and the styling is incredible.
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Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby yo » July 9th, 2015, 3:15 pm

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Nice, I see a few of those driving around here with the Japanese badging. There is actually a club of guys that modify these and the Subaru version. Nice car.

Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby Cyberdemon » July 13th, 2015, 7:27 am

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Nice upgrade, love the blue. I keep telling myself I'll pick up a blue car and then wind up back at something gray scale...has happened 3 times in a row so far. I switched to a German of the smaller variety as well. Traded the 335 in for a M235i vert - after the horrible NY winter I needed to get more Vitamin D. Just added the matte black M3 competition wheels. The car's actually a little bit heavier than the 3 series, but with the tighter suspension, shorter wheelbase and a bit more power it's much more fun in the corners.

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Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby slippyfish » July 13th, 2015, 5:47 pm

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Nice work with those photos Mike. What's that aircraft, a F-111?
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Postby yo » July 13th, 2015, 10:03 pm

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Nice! We had a similar downsizing idea. I'm really loving having a bit of a smaller car.
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Postby yo » July 13th, 2015, 10:04 pm

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Now I drive like his on the way to work :-)

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Postby Cyberdemon » July 14th, 2015, 5:53 am

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slippyfish wrote:Nice work with those photos Mike. What's that aircraft, a F-111?


Thanks - yup F111. I live right by the old Grumman plant so there's a lot of random aircraft floating around here.

Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby Cyberdemon » July 14th, 2015, 7:13 am

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yo wrote:Nice! We had a similar downsizing idea. I'm really loving having a bit of a smaller car.


These days "Small" Car is pretty relative. The A3/2 series is about as big as the old A4/3 series, but it's about as good as we can do these days.

My back seat is more of a parcel shelf then something fit for humans.

Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby Mr-914 » July 14th, 2015, 7:29 am

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I've been finding myself oddly attacted to the Nissan Micra and Mazda 2. I think the Micra is second lightest car available in Canada.
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Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby Traftos » July 14th, 2015, 8:05 am


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You can also buy the race version of the Micra from Nissan and race at the Grand Prix! Looked like tons of fun.

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Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby Cyberdemon » July 14th, 2015, 8:23 am

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The new Miata looks phenomenal for anyone who really wants a light car. I'd be interested to see if I'd fit in one though. @ 6'4 I tried driving my sisters Miata for a few weeks and I had to compress my spine to fit into the car, and could barely see street lights when the top was up.

Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby mo-i » July 15th, 2015, 12:36 pm

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The idea of a smaller ride appeals!

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Now back after nearly 3 years of hibernation, due to "other things".

It was almost shocking to be back into something so nimble and swift.
In comparison to todays pocket rockets it can feel a little underpowered, though.

Perhaps I should get a 60ies sports saloon next to it for some calibration.

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Re: Thinking of getting a new ride

Postby rkuchinsky » July 15th, 2015, 2:29 pm

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Yours is the Z, right? not the e30?

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Postby mo-i » July 15th, 2015, 5:51 pm

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