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Offline roystinho  
#1 Posted : 17 July 2014 09:59:34(UTC)
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Hi folks

Decided to start a thread for when posts go off topic but are still great discussions. This way you can carry on discussing a particular topic without it taking the thread totally off it's original aim.

Please don't be offended if your post gets moved into here, if anything if someone does move it into here it's because it Is seen as a very good or interesting point but has nothing to do with what the thread is about.

I'm particularly thinking in recent times about (all the) M135i rants, Jackal and his awesome Golf R purchase in a 200T thread etc.

To be clear, if things get brought up in relation to the thread, so discussing the new Golf R v a 275 Trophy then it wouldn't be moved

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User is suspended until 26/07/2046 21:22:23(UTC) MrVix  
#2 Posted : 10 September 2014 11:01:59(UTC)
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MrVix, the exhaust is a must imo. The uprated steering wheel is nice, and then leather and the command is what I'd go for if it was my car


The GF wanted all those things and the Panoramic roof, if she had her way I would have shelled out over 45K which is faintly ridiculous on this type of carShocked

I managed to get a 2.5K discount so the black 19s, calipers and exhaust were effectively chucked in for free. Still too much money though for what is effectively a school run hatchback.

I would not have considered buying it in a million years but the GF has had a rough time of it recently so I had better do the right thing for onceWink





I'll be quite surprised if you don't quite like it. The bang-crackle on upshifts is laughable (in a good way), and though maybe it doesn't have the finesse of a megane, it's devastatingly quick


The M135i was also very quick but it was also very boring. You are right though Roystinho I am unfairly judging a car that I have never even been in let alone driven.

I think the problem is I am smarting at the cost of the thing, is it really worth 12K more than a 275 trophy, I think notConfused At least it cant be as bad as the BMW.......................................... I hopeLOL LOL


I've heard nothing but good reports about the Merc

I'm sure you have a good car there (well the GF anyway)..Wink


Most of the hot hatch reports I have read either have the Golf R as top dog or the 265. Still not convinced on the A45 Jackal but we shall see.

Just confirmed the order and we take delivery in early November. The GF is doing cartwheels so I might fill my boots while I have the chance if you know what I meanWink LOL
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#3 Posted : 10 September 2014 12:46:33(UTC)
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MrVix, the exhaust is a must imo. The uprated steering wheel is nice, and then leather and the command is what I'd go for if it was my car


The GF wanted all those things and the Panoramic roof, if she had her way I would have shelled out over 45K which is faintly ridiculous on this type of carShocked

I managed to get a 2.5K discount so the black 19s, calipers and exhaust were effectively chucked in for free. Still too much money though for what is effectively a school run hatchback.

I would not have considered buying it in a million years but the GF has had a rough time of it recently so I had better do the right thing for onceWink





I'll be quite surprised if you don't quite like it. The bang-crackle on upshifts is laughable (in a good way), and though maybe it doesn't have the finesse of a megane, it's devastatingly quick


The M135i was also very quick but it was also very boring. You are right though Roystinho I am unfairly judging a car that I have never even been in let alone driven.

I think the problem is I am smarting at the cost of the thing, is it really worth 12K more than a 275 trophy, I think notConfused At least it cant be as bad as the BMW.......................................... I hopeLOL LOL


I've heard nothing but good reports about the Merc

I'm sure you have a good car there (well the GF anyway)..Wink


Most of the hot hatch reports I have read either have the Golf R as top dog or the 265. Still not convinced on the A45 Jackal but we shall see.

Just confirmed the order and we take delivery in early November. The GF is doing cartwheels so I might fill my boots while I have the chance if you know what I meanWink LOL


Yeah, I know what you mean..Wink
Offline Teg  
#4 Posted : 10 September 2014 13:22:34(UTC)
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A bit harsh to say the M135i is a bad car. Or in other words, it isn't a bad car. It just sounds like it didn't meet your expectations.

I was tempted by the A45. Like you, I couldn't get over the price of the thing. If I am spending that sort of money, the car has to be a keeper or a really special car.
User is suspended until 04/04/4757 06:08:35(UTC) The Jackal  
#5 Posted : 12 September 2014 16:46:44(UTC)
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Does it? From new? or the older R model?

I have a quote on a 280 for £390 a month for 3 years PCP, 12000 miles



http://www.nationalvehic...I-R-Personal-Lease/37419

£300.46pcm for the same 12k miles.


cheap as chips...


Unfortunately they dont take part exchange .. which then opens up a whole heap of other issues :(



Are you using the 250 as your asset, no deposit?
Offline Marc_250  
#6 Posted : 12 September 2014 19:49:35(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush
Offline Georgeski  
#7 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:24:06(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile
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#8 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:27:38(UTC)
MrVix


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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zooms pastWink
Offline Marc_250  
#9 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:35:14(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


Nope, no matter how far it goes into the distance it will still 'look' sh..

Can understand de-badging a car but to stick a lower badge on your car...I don't get it.
Offline Georgeski  
#10 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:35:31(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zooms pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.
User is suspended until 04/04/4757 06:08:35(UTC) The Jackal  
#11 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:37:49(UTC)
The Jackal


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Originally Posted by: Georgeski Go to Quoted Post
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zooms pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.


Only one way to find out....

Side by side, Georgeski and Mrvix in their respective motors

On your makrs, get set....
Offline Georgeski  
#12 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:41:35(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zooms pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.


Only one way to find out....

Side by side, Georgeski and Mrvix in their respective motors

On your makrs, get set....



g7reg lives in the same village as me so we may find out soon enough
User is suspended until 26/07/2046 21:22:23(UTC) MrVix  
#13 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:42:18(UTC)
MrVix


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Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Georgeski Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Penn Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Wraith1uk Go to Quoted Post

Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zooms pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.


Only about 2 secs to a tonne, I reckon there is the same same gap between the 265 to the M135i as there is from the M135i to the A45.

However remember speed alone does not a great car make.
User is suspended until 04/04/4757 06:08:35(UTC) The Jackal  
#14 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:43:10(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zooms pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.


Only one way to find out....

Side by side, Georgeski and Mrvix in their respective motors

On your makrs, get set....



g7reg lives in the same village as me so we may find out soon enough


Well get someone to video it

Then post it on here..Wink

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#15 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:46:53(UTC)
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Even the M135iX trails the A45 quite substantially on a drag and round the twisties the BMW has no chance. The 265/275 on the other hand imo would bury both.
Offline Georgeski  
#16 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:50:27(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zoomvs pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.


Only about 2 secs to a tonne, I reckon there is the same same gap between the 265 to the M135i as there is from the M135i to the A45.

However remember speed alone does not a great car make.


Not a chance, remember it is power to weight that counts and 4wd is quite heavy
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#17 Posted : 12 September 2014 20:54:46(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zoomvs pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.


Only about 2 secs to a tonne, I reckon there is the same same gap between the 265 to the M135i as there is from the M135i to the A45.

However remember speed alone does not a great car make.


Not a chance, remember it is power to weight that counts and 4wd is quite heavy


Look up the tests/reviews Georgski.

The GF has had me looking at every review under the sun in the past 48 hours and the closest the M135i gets in any test is 0.9 sec to a tonne, some have it over 2 secs behind. The A45 is by far the quicker car but as I said speed is not the b all and end all.
Offline g7egt  
#18 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:01:45(UTC)
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I'm up for a drag race, my car was built todayBig Smile
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#19 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:03:45(UTC)
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I'm up for a drag race, my car was built todayBig Smile


Go for it G7egt, don't let 'team AMG' downLOL

Remember to run it in first thoughWink
Offline Georgeski  
#20 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:05:50(UTC)
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Just don't stand out enough.


That's the appeal, for me at least. Would be even better without the quad pipes



Agree, that's why it appeals to me too - it's why my car was ordered debadged from the factory


Put a 114d badge on the back :P


I am aware of someone who has.


Well the M135i will have no issue pulling that 'look' of. Blush


Until they put their foot down Big Smile


And the A45 Zoomvs pastWink


Straight line race, I don't reckon there would be much in it.


Only about 2 secs to a tonne, I reckon there is the same same gap between the 265 to the M135i as there is from the M135i to the A45.

However remember speed alone does not a great car make.


Not a chance, remember it is power to weight that counts and 4wd is quite heavy


Look up the tests/reviews Georgski.

The GF has had me looking at every review under the sun in the past 48 hours and the closest the M135i gets in any test is 0.9 sec to a tonne, some have it over 2 secs behind. The A45 is by far the quicker car but as I said speed is not the b all and end all.


I've seen them too, some have them as near as damn it level pegging, others don't I.e the start makes a huge difference. After a tonne is where there is a real difference, the a45 runs out of puff and the difference in displacement comes into play, by 150mph there is a 4 second difference.

Anyway, both great cars, over twisting road the a45 would leave the Beamer for dead, unless it blew its turbo......
Offline g7egt  
#21 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:06:04(UTC)
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To Wales and back, still part of the UnionLOL
Offline Georgeski  
#22 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:06:40(UTC)
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I'm up for a drag race, my car was built todayBig Smile


It's up to 155mph right though?
Offline g7egt  
#23 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:09:51(UTC)
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I'm up for a drag race, my car was built todayBig Smile


It's up to 155mph right though?


Flipping heck best we go to Germany for that

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#24 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:09:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Georgeski Go to Quoted Post
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I'm up for a drag race, my car was built todayBig Smile


It's up to 155mph right though?


I would be interested to see these figures Georgski as the A45 has a superior Power to weight ratio and will accordingly pull even further away from a ton onwards.
Offline Georgeski  
#25 Posted : 12 September 2014 21:17:55(UTC)
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I'm up for a drag race, my car was built todayBig Smile


It's up to 155mph right though?


I would be interested to see these figures Georgski as the A45 has a superior Power to weight ratio and will accordingly pull even further away from a ton onwards.


There are a number of videos on YouTube which show after 100 it comparatively runs out of puff . This is just one I found quickly:

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