Car appreciation... the aesthetics, the engineering, etc

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  • i'll be at Silverstone on Sunday

  • historic sports car club? gonna be ridibg very near there. wonder what the chances are of popping in for couple of hours. Will look into it

  • That’s the one.

  • Yup. 24mpg is doing well for me.
    Mine’s an 06 non-MSport and it’s right comfy, great wheel travel for B-roads. Have to put traction control onto DTC (sport mode if you like) on a bumpy road else it just robs all the power. Open diff too which I think the Z4 shares so when it gets loose it gets really loose, probably better in that car though as you’re sat right over the axle.

  • Probably going to Stonor, it's 15 mins from my house and my 9yo son is desperate to go

  • Z4 ragtop every time. All coupes are lighter/stiffer/faster than their convertible brethren, but, no wind in the place where hair once was. The Z4 top is utterly fine in winter, no draughts to tell you the top is not tin. The heated seats are a bonus.....

    Greenhell: it is interesting that the hive perception of the TT is so poor. It is a very capable machine, apparently suffering from a poor image. It just isn't that involving to drive, the bastard probably thinks it could do perfectly well without a human(ish) occupant.

  • Also, the Audi cost a mere £35k more than the (old) Z4 for less than 1 sec of pointless 0-60 time and seems slower once 40 has been reached. The Z4 will comfortably exceed the speed limit more than twice over and then some. Naturally, I would never do this, officer.

  • are the 3l z4s ulezerific?

  • Almost certainly not, unless you rob a bank and buy a new one. This is not an issue in rural Sussex where gassing a sheep is probably more acceptable than buggering one.

  • Correction: using the search engine of choice, computer says 'yes'!

  • Who knew!

  • Since this forum seems to love Foresters so much here’s one I took in a trade.
    2” lift and Yokohama geolanders, Subaru should have sold the car this way IMO. It really sets it apart from the Impreza hatch and legacy wagon now. And it earns that low range gearbox they gave it.


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  • Very nice. Does look like it should have in the first place.

  • I get the impression that JDM is mythologised a lot more in the US since they're not allowed to import cars and jap cars are RHD. Plus they're all idiots in thrall to their fast and furious boxsets.

  • Eunos Cosmo 20B (3 rotor rotary) has to be up there in terms of most JDM car ever made. Even if they were all automatics it's so cool, and I challenge you to find a better looking petrol filler cap #niche

  • what became of your polski 126 dude?

  • cheers dude. I remember that happening. just wondered if insurance worked out and if the little car was saved

  • Oof. Needs a trigger warning

  • nice dude, nice. What's under the bonnet? No forced induction?

  • Unfortunately I just absorbed the loss as I wasn’t confident dealing with the claim alone, didn’t want to deal with polish insurers, had to move countries shortly after the accident and at the end of the day after selling the car I was only down about a oner.

    Sold it to a nice polish chap who sad he was gonna fix it up.

    Still hurts to look at though.

  • Nah just an N/A ej20, it’s fairly gutless but it does have the low ratio lever on the gearbox so it’s fine getting up steeper and slippery slopes.

    I might keep it, I might move it on. It’s not really fast or fun enough to justify its fuel consumption* IMO. Maybe my opinion will change after taking it for a good thrash about in the mud but I could sell it and buy a disco that’s better for towing, better off road, cheaper to insure and better on fuel.

    It’s an awesome car but I just don’t feel it’s for me.

  • Well at least you have memory of great hoot bringing it over here. and it's good it has gone to a polish dude who will fix it up.

    probably best call in the end

  • MX-5 passed it's MOT this morning with 0 advisories, what was I worried about.

  • Snap- 911 went through MOT with nothing plus a service where they couldn’t find anything to do other than lubricate the roof mechanism.

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