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.
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.
10 Aug 2017 17:48
What car are you going in Anvais?
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.
17 Aug 2017 14:46
Know shite all bout cars…..
need a new family runaround.
BMW 1 Series 116D MSPORT
Mercedes-Benz B-Class B180 Cdi Sport
any other suggestion's
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.
17 Aug 2017 14:57
2 series if you can get over the FWD.
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.
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.
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
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.
18 Aug 2017 10:15
Also it has an engine which moves the vehicle in a forward motion if you press the gas.