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


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FrIEND
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13670 posts since 27/11/03

8 Aug 2017 21:17
Nurburgring is great. (Consider a crash helmet) .

stay/go here in the eve

http://www.am-tiergarten.de/en/restaurant_nuerburgring_pistenklause
anvais
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478 posts since 15/12/12

posted 9 Aug 2017 06:53, edited 9 Aug 2017 06:53
Yeah been there a few times in the past, actually leaving the cars there for now and flying back home. Always used a crash helmet even in cars with proper roll cage, you never know who's driving there especially during tourist days.. Private days aren't any different though as just more faster cars with wealthier drivers behind the wheel.

Are there any specific roads we most definitely should take between the cities? We try to avoid Switzerland as the speeding tickets are fucking ridiculous..

This is the current route:
oldgregg
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6370 posts since 13/4/02

10 Aug 2017 08:05
^would do the opposite, ring is overrated and driving on the autobahn is 90% sitting still. I usually do the car train thing so I can skip germany all together, just drive the car onto the train, book out a cart and wake up in switzerland. Drive all the passes in switz, france and italy should be the better experience imo.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

10 Aug 2017 14:30
+1 the Autobahn part. Especially near Keulen, Bonn, Frankfurt, Nuremberg and Wurzburg. Besides lot of restricted parts and roadworks on your route. Lost my license last year in Wurzburg coming in hot from an unrestricted part and missing a 120 sign near a bend.

That part in Italy coming past Genova towards Milan is just chugging on 3rd world roads in bumper to bumper traffic. Same for Monaco.
quest
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3687 posts since 11/7/11

10 Aug 2017 17:48
What car are you going in Anvais?
anvais
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478 posts since 15/12/12

posted 13 Aug 2017 12:16, edited 13 Aug 2017 12:16
Thanks for the input. I think we're going to make adjustments on the go if some roads seems shitty.

We're taking 991 GT3 and Huracan.
padawan
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4465 posts since 27/6/03

17 Aug 2017 14:46
Know shite all bout cars…..
need a new family runaround.
choices

BMW 1 Series 116D MSPORT

Mercedes-Benz B-Class B180 Cdi Sport

any other suggestion's

sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

17 Aug 2017 14:53
ek9 civic
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

posted 17 Aug 2017 14:55, edited 17 Aug 2017 14:55
B will be much more family friendly but much less fun to drive than the 1.

1s have a smallish boot and rear space taken up by transmission tunnel.

Wouldn't get a diesel for a runaround either.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

17 Aug 2017 14:57
2 series if you can get over the FWD.
swede
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9822 posts since 21/3/09

17 Aug 2017 17:22
illwill wrote: B will be much more family friendly but much less fun to drive than the 1.

1s have a smallish boot and rear space taken up by transmission tunnel.

Wouldn't get a diesel for a runaround either.

116ds are very sluggish though
Gaz
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2659 posts since 20/10/05

posted 18 Aug 2017 09:20, edited 18 Aug 2017 09:20
I've got the 120d Msport xdrive and it's anything but sluggish Puzzled

184bhp, 0-60 in under 7sec, 4WD and often getting 60+mpg - what's not to like?
Gaz
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2659 posts since 20/10/05

18 Aug 2017 09:21
If you're keen on the 1 series diesel though, definitely look at 118d, better still the 120 or 125.

Sorry Swede - just seen you were referencing the 116d in particular and you're right.
padawan
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4465 posts since 27/6/03

18 Aug 2017 09:32
cheers fella's !!
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

posted 18 Aug 2017 09:57, edited 18 Aug 2017 09:57
118i isn't bad either. Blown 1500cc feels like a bigger engine. Wide powerband, no lag. Good torque. Reasonable fuel economy, good even when making mostly highway miles in 6th gear.Though closer to 6.5l/100km than the very optimistic 5l bmw reckons. 0-60 in 8.5 seconds.

Mookie_blaylock
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1665 posts since 19/7/06

18 Aug 2017 10:06
Pad's after a family car though so engine size, 0-60 etc is irrelevant.
1 series is tiny inside, defo B class IMO
burny
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6024 posts since 25/5/06

18 Aug 2017 10:11
I've got a GLA now Pad and love it. Loads of room, nicer looking than the B (imo) and getting 62mpg.

I drive about 40 miles a day, 5 days a week. Fill the car up 1.5 times a month(average). Costs £60 to fill so its pretty good.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

posted 18 Aug 2017 10:14, edited 18 Aug 2017 10:14
Mookie_blaylock wrote: Pad's after a family car though so engine size, 0-60 etc is irrelevant.
1 series is tiny inside, defo B class IMO

Is it? He still got to drive the thing, family or not.
If it's practicality you are after get multipla. Unparalleled interior space for it's class and seats 3 in the front.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

18 Aug 2017 10:15
Also it has an engine which moves the vehicle in a forward motion if you press the gas.
swede
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9822 posts since 21/3/09

18 Aug 2017 10:22
Gaz wrote: Sorry Swede - just seen you were referencing the 116d in particular and you're right.

you fucking prat