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by DDtB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best hot hatch for £10k
Replies: 84
Views: 2272

Re: Best hot hatch for £10k

If I'd gone down the V6 Exige route, plan was to get a £10k hot hatch too. Unfortunately Leven kept trying to sell me an Exige for many thousands more than other dealers were selling them and ended up going off the whole idea and into an M2. With regards to the hot hatch though.... much as I would h...
by DDtB
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interested in an Evora
Replies: 92
Views: 10161

Re: Interested in an Evora

Thanks George... good info!

Research still underway but RS5 continuing to tick a lot of boxes.
by DDtB
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interested in an Evora
Replies: 92
Views: 10161

Re: Interested in an Evora

Realistically it'll be for around 3-5k miles per year at most.. so may as well take advantage of that and get something where MPG is not a factor like it usually is. The days of big NA V8s etc are gone it seems so also keen to have one before they get too old too. £30k seems to buy a lot of RS5 too.
by DDtB
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interested in an Evora
Replies: 92
Views: 10161

Re: Interested in an Evora

Funnily enough.. currently having a serious look at V8 RS5s.

Love the RS4s but already have one 'fast' estate so looking to compliment it with a coupe or something, rather than an even faster estate.
by DDtB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interested in an Evora
Replies: 92
Views: 10161

Re: Interested in an Evora

I'm back to forming a plan to sell mine 'soon' to get something SWMBO is happy to use if I bugger off in the 335d to a trail centre with the MTB etc.... but trying to find a replacement is proving to be one of life's great challenges. Fiesta ST, Mustang, M2, M3, M4, C63, Campervan.. etc. All on the ...
by DDtB
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dreaded Clutch Problem (Sport350)
Replies: 213
Views: 18507

Re: Dreaded Clutch Problem (Sport350)

Following this thread with interest (and sadness) so definitely keep the updates going. Also not convinced I'd buy a used car from the dealer in question now... but also not convinced I'll be continuing with my plans for a 350. It may be a relatively rare issue with the clutch, but that's irrelevant...
by DDtB
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tut the Legend
Replies: 123
Views: 18584

Re: Tut the Legend

RIP Tut. Hope he's dicking them wherever he is. Owning an Elise has been life-changing and he was a big part of that. Those Tut-Towers events were epic every time. It won't be the same without him but at least he made sure to live life to the full. He'll be remembered for sure! Pic from my 1st ever ...
by DDtB
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Was it you ?
Topic: Hi Kinger !!
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Hi Kinger !!

Looking sexy in the S1 .... albeit on the M8 in a wet rush hour. Brightened up my journey for sure!

Hope you enjoyed my multiple enthusiastic waves!!

:wave :wave :wave
by DDtB
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heatproof material on the bulkhead
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Heatproof material on the bulkhead

I wouldn’t go near an S2 manifold on the s1. I fitted one when I had the K and it was at that point I started frying alternators ... not to mention the paint damage to the boot lid from the heat too. I know others have had similar problems too. May be a series of coincidences, but any ‘gains’ aren’t...
by DDtB
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Dreaded Clutch Problem (Sport350)
Replies: 213
Views: 18507

Re: Dreaded Clutch Problem (Sport350)

The insurance clause about being garaged after 10 usually has a sub clause about only applying if the car is within a certain distance of your house, like 0.5 miles or something. Disappointing to hear about the lack of updates from Lotus and the dealer though. It’s right to expect and be given bette...
by DDtB
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New toy
Replies: 447
Views: 31042

Re: New toy

The narrow power band might not be an issue on fresh out the wrapper cars with clever auto boxes and sequential or equally clever turbo arrangements. However, you don't have to go to old before cars have manual boxes and single old fashioned turbos where the power band restriction is more evident. ...
by DDtB
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New toy
Replies: 447
Views: 31042

New toy

Unfortunately.

V8 next time hopefully!

Or by the looks of things.. some kind of petrol hybrid with mega mpg and high bhp too!


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by DDtB
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New toy
Replies: 447
Views: 31042

New toy

My commute is just under 100 miles as a round trip. I’m getting 40mpg in a 300+ bhp 4wd estate with stupid high torque too. Mix of stop start and foot down blasts when the traffic allows on the m8. The noise from the 6 cylinder diesel is actually surprisingly good and the power band is just constant...
by DDtB
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New toy
Replies: 447
Views: 31042

Re: New toy

:damnfunny

Never given the ride height a second thought until you posted it and then became strangely curious about trying to fist my wheel arch gap.

:damnfunny :damnfunny

I can confirm the engine is tremendous though :thumbsup
by DDtB
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New toy
Replies: 447
Views: 31042

Re: New toy

Car completely empty, less than 1/4 tank fuel... max ride height pic...


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Will do a side by side comparison with the Mike and the rest of the 330d posse and the next SEBMW meet :sheeplove :drive