Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jimmy Choo » Fri May 10, 2019 4:37 pm

I saw one in the work car park the other day. It looks good. 8-)
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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Matty » Fri May 10, 2019 5:17 pm

I do like these - big fan of its left-fieldness. Can't argue with a 7 year warranty either...

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by JLv3.0 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:20 pm

Jezh wrote:
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What I have ended up with has a V6, twin turbos, is correct wheel drive and isn't German but has a whiff of their input, 0-60 in a smidge over 4.5 seconds and near on 170mph flat out.
What's not to like 8-)

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by duncs500 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:44 pm

Interesting. They look quite nice, but there's something a little off somewhere, a proportion that's wrong or something. Can't quite put my finger on it.

Anyway, still a nice car and more interesting to hear about a more leftfield choice once in a while. Look forward to seeing how you get on with it.

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jezh » Fri May 10, 2019 7:14 pm

Cheers for all the positivity chaps. Looking forward to updating you when it arrives.
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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Explosive Newt » Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 am

Jezh wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 12:54 pm
This is what it will look like, Panthera Metal & Red Nappa

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Wow! Not normally a fan of red leather but it looks tremendous there. Looking forward to the driving reports; you can’t argue with a 4.5s 0-60 though.

Seems lower than a lot of the opposition (which I like)? Or is that just the way it is photographed?

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jezh » Sat May 11, 2019 7:01 am

This is the one I test drove

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And this is the one in the showroom which convinced me of colour choice. Yes they are reasonably low

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Rich B » Sat May 11, 2019 8:04 am

The one in the early post looks way lower - or is it just the angle of the shot?

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Gavin » Sat May 11, 2019 8:46 am

Is it 6k service interval? I think the V6 had them in long termers but is it a service every 6 k or every second one an oil change?

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jezh » Sat May 11, 2019 11:36 am

Rich, yes I think they do look a bit more raised but overall they quite low.

Gavin, yep 6k service intervals that's why I went fully maintained. Seems a bit ridiculous in this day but only a small annoyance.

Only other minor gripe at the moment you cannot lock the auto into full manual mode. I suppose as a GT rather than outright B road blaster that is to be expected. We shall see how I get on as the ZF8 is a wonderful thing in the 1.
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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by V8Granite » Sat May 11, 2019 11:44 am

Jezh wrote:
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Gavin, yep 6k service intervals that's why I went fully maintained. Seems a bit ridiculous in this day but only a small annoyance.
To me this is a sign the car has a proper warranty and that they look after them. I’d bet it’s a 6k oil change and the actual service is every 3rd change or something ?

Much more interesting than most modern cars, nice choice.

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Rich B » Sat May 11, 2019 11:47 am

The rear looks way less weird when the car is slammed. Some spacers too would make it look far better.

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by 240PP » Sat May 11, 2019 11:52 am

Looks like an Audi A7 humped a Tesla. Which is a good thing.

An interesting car, good to see one on the forum.

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jezh » Sat May 11, 2019 12:08 pm

There seems to be quite a large modding scene in the US which the first pics I posted are from so it may be that one is lowered.

Sorely tempted to get JB4 box for it which apparently takes it up to around 450bhp and loads more torque. Give the standard LSD a serious workout 8-)

When it arrives I will post up so more proportional pics. It definitely looks lower and wider in the flesh.
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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jezh » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:53 am

It has arrived!!!! Better pics obvs when it gets out of the compound.

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Can't get my grubby mitts on it until 2nd September apparently as dealer admin staff don't work Sundays so cannot do the RFL & DVLA registration!!!! Surely it can be registered and taxed on Friday 30th August ready for collection on the 1st Sept? Any suggestions gratefully received.
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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Swervin_Mervin » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:26 pm

Looks very nice 8-) Will look even better without that 7yr warranty sticker in the rear window! I've seen a couple on the roads now and I quite like the idea of one of these.

Is it at the dealership yet? If so why would it take a whole month to get it registered? Our Superb was ready to pickup within a matter of a few days after it arrived at the dealership.

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by dinny_g » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:29 pm

Jezh wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:53 am
Surely it can be registered and taxed on Friday 30th August ready for collection on the 1st Sept? Any suggestions gratefully received.
I would suggest they've hit their August targets and want a head start on their September Targets.
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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by DaveE » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:29 pm

Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Will look even better without that 7yr warranty sticker in the rear window!
I remember when I collected by (new) 306 Rallye, the very first thing I did was pop the hatchback, peel the dealer sticker out, and hand it to the salesman.

Fvcked if I'm tooling around with a big advert for your business in the back of my car.

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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jezh » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:40 pm

DaveE wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Swervin_Mervin wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Will look even better without that 7yr warranty sticker in the rear window!
I remember when I collected by (new) 306 Rallye, the very first thing I did was pop the hatchback, peel the dealer sticker out, and hand it to the salesman.

Fvcked if I'm tooling around with a big advert for your business in the back of my car.
Exactly this ^ I hate stickers of any kind in the windows
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Re: Yet Another New Car (Well on order)

Post by Jezh » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:41 pm

dinny_g wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Jezh wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:53 am
Surely it can be registered and taxed on Friday 30th August ready for collection on the 1st Sept? Any suggestions gratefully received.
I would suggest they've hit their August targets and want a head start on their September Targets.
Possible I suppose. Nothing like pissing off your customer before you've even delivered though :roll:
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