General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)

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Kadafi39 avatar

2193 posts since 30/10/09

posted 3 May 2022 15:18, edited 3 May 2022 15:18
quest wrote: couldn't you get an f80 for only a little more?
I know its not the same as the e9x v8, but its a pretty perfect all round car imo.

You can get a f8x for less than a clean e9x. Just depends on what you want really, for me the f8x sounds dull and isn't as engaging to drive, its either on boost or off, when its on it spins its tyres in the dry and struggles to put the power down making it less predictable on the limit. Its quicker, more of a handful, has better seats and a slightly more refined interior though.

Overall I prefer the e9x.

Edit: This is for a weekend/ not daily car. If it was a daily I might prefer the quieter, more refined and much more frugal f8x.
ismvil avatar

2090 posts since 16/9/11

3 May 2022 16:17
Appreciate the knowledge Kadafi, esp on the rod bearings
Kadafi39 avatar

2193 posts since 30/10/09

4 May 2022 09:43
No worries, shouldn't really be an issue for most well cared for cars on the right side of 60 to 70k miles, but if driven hard from cold they can spin the crank or push a piston through the block as low as 30k miles. Let me know if you need anything.
ismvil avatar

2090 posts since 16/9/11

4 May 2022 10:39 this was a helpful watch as well
Kadafi39 avatar

2193 posts since 30/10/09

4 May 2022 11:07
Yeah Imran from Evolve is on here too, though like me he spends more of his time on the M3 forums!
morgan avatar

1147 posts since 22/2/11

4 May 2022 15:12
My car is up for sale. Don’t use it at all now.
Rirawin avatar

9651 posts since 17/7/05

18 May 2022 14:25

15 Tesla Supercharging sites now open to non-Tesla EVs.
Dee avatar

12203 posts since 22/11/07

11 Jun 2022 07:47
Anyone drive plug in hybrid? After a new used family motor 20 to 35k, probs finance at higher end, was thinking golf r estate but fuel economy being the issue it is ive started looking at another 3 series m sport. Bit stumped on what to go for.
Seventyfour avatar

9613 posts since 6/10/05

posted 6 Aug 2022 10:08, edited 6 Aug 2022 10:08
Recommendedations on home EV chargers and any way of getting a discount obviously missed the government incentive Roll Eyes
Appleseed avatar

220 posts since 2/4/17

6 Aug 2022 12:05
I drive a 1997 Toyota Tarago. So smooth. I drove an EV Kia rental to get the Toyota. The shit tried to correct my stearing and accelerated waaay too rougly. Tarago is all smoothness. Total control…no electronic bullshit tech installed, just driver to drive train communication. The way it should be..Cool
morning mist
morning mist avatar

3718 posts since 29/5/05

6 Aug 2022 12:37