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October 30, 2015, 12:51:12 PM

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Thinking ahead to March 2016
« on: October 30, 2015, 12:51:12 PM »
Yes I'm still alive :-)
Have been thoroughly enjoying the Bentley for the last 19 months. A couple of minor niggles on suspension but dealer service top notch and all sorted with zero fuss (new front struts - ouch!)
Thinking ahead to next car in March 2016.
Any comments (constructive preferably!):

Buy another GTC V8S as there's a small cosmetic upgrade model out now

Mercedes CLS E63 AMG S. Worried about back end facing forwards most of the time when driving.....

Audi RS7. Same stable just robot finished as opposed to hand finished. Some reviews say uninspiring drive though.

BMW X6M. Loved my 2 X6s.

Curveball choice - Maserati (big engined one with 4 doors can't remember name). Build quality suspect

I don't want to drop performance when I change so sub 4.5 to 60 and quick mid range needed. Prefer 4 seater. Must accommodate golf clubs AND trolley in boot not having half my wet kit poking me in the ribs when driving.

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Robin


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October 30, 2015, 12:54:02 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 12:54:02 PM »
Oh will have 100k part ex to help along :-)


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October 30, 2015, 03:32:26 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 03:32:26 PM »
What about Porsche Panamera Turbo, i think these are great cars and if i could afford one i would buy one in a heart beat
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October 30, 2015, 04:45:29 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 04:45:29 PM »
As amazing as the X6M is , I think I'd go for the RS7 . Better still , I'd have the RS6 (C7) .

The rs6/7 have made some pretty astonishing figures with a decat and map (750bhp+)  :))
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October 30, 2015, 06:36:55 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 06:36:55 PM »
Where the h3ll have you been hiding eh?  Us BMW owners not good enough for your expensive Skoda huh..... :P
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October 30, 2015, 10:46:56 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2015, 10:46:56 PM »
If I had 100k trade in to spend on a car one thing immediately springs to mind.

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October 30, 2015, 10:59:23 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2015, 10:59:23 PM »
Or you could think out side the box and get a fully loaded Tesla Model S P90D with the ludicrous upgrade.  0-60 in 2.8 seconds.  A little quicker than any of your current choices.

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October 30, 2015, 11:22:15 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2015, 11:22:15 PM »
Im currently in love with the S Coupe AMG [emoji7]


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October 31, 2015, 09:31:54 AM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2015, 09:31:54 AM »
A Leaf fleet?   Different one each day?
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November 01, 2015, 08:40:33 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2015, 08:40:33 PM »
Hi
I'm not too sure if you are sticking with 4 seats or would go to 2 so a couple of ideas but the last is a bit pricey, but hey it's not my cash  ;)

You could go the Maserati Grand Cabrio routes it does look good and probably sounds even better, with some on YouTube
http://www.gpcars.co.uk/used-car-maserati-grancabrio-47-2dr-vat-qualifying-mc-shift-5857

Or maybe a curve ball is a BMW i8 although 2 seats. However, this would satisfy the leaf part of our forum, which appears to be growing and dare I say it "branching out", sorry about that I know it didhurt typing that one.
http://www.mastercarsales.co.uk/used-car-bmw-i8-15-4x4-2dr-coupe-690

Or a Wraith looks pretty tough in this set up but not a convertible ?
http://www.gcmotors.co.uk/rolls-royce-wraith-in-north-yorkshire-5167572

Or if you have been good then Santa maybe just maybe will bring you it's a stunning car a 918
http://www.gcmotors.co.uk/porsche-918-in-north-yorkshire-4942408

Hope that helps, and here I am deliberating about wether to go for head up displays and pan roofs on an E70

Anyhow good luck with whichever one you get  :)
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November 03, 2015, 08:53:46 AM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2015, 08:53:46 AM »
G 63 amg ......
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November 03, 2015, 10:17:44 AM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2015, 10:17:44 AM »
Well snipez, are you going to contribute to your thread?  There's been plenty of suggestions.  ::)

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November 03, 2015, 08:02:07 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2015, 08:02:07 PM »
M6 gran touring

November 03, 2015, 08:28:55 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2015, 08:28:55 PM »
Test drove a Tesla P85D today.

At traffic lights towards M1 chappy said 'just floor it and see how it moves', and I did!

Freakin hell the feel of that silent 3.1 sec to 60mph!!

Autopilot - adoptive cruise plus auto steers to stay in lane. Just flick the indicator stalk and it even changes lanes!

Pretty impressive I thought.. For first gen. Autonomous driving!

Geeky interior though, with a TV slapped on the dash instead of controls!!
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November 03, 2015, 09:27:14 PM
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Re: Thinking ahead to March 2016
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2015, 09:27:14 PM »
Apart from the electric power, my Skoda does that for 1/3rd if the price!  And goes 600 miles between 'recharges'... :P  doesn't have quite the same off the line (I'm still running it in  ::) )

Lane guidance, adaptive cruise, traffic assist (cruise starts and stops the car in a queue), auto park - very spooky letting a car park itself, radar controlled distance warnings......ooh and possibly dodgy engine software for free >:(
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