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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #30 on: 09 June 2021, 18:05:01 »

Whilst he's sat in the bath, and therefore unlikely to drop the laptop, I did wonder if that 330d would make a good commuter car for Mrs TB...

It would certainly be an improvement over the Zafira in every respect... Quicker, more economical, more comfortable...  ;)
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #31 on: 09 June 2021, 19:27:23 »

Whilst he's sat in the bath, and therefore unlikely to drop the laptop, I did wonder if that 330d would make a good commuter car for Mrs TB...

It would certainly be an improvement over the Zafira in every respect... Quicker, more economical, more comfortable...  ;)
I shall wait until she is in a better mood before asking her.  Simply because I like BMWs more than she does, and I won't have one (M3 and M5 excepted)
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #32 on: 09 June 2021, 19:37:33 »

Whilst he's sat in the bath, and therefore unlikely to drop the laptop, I did wonder if that 330d would make a good commuter car for Mrs TB...

It would certainly be an improvement over the Zafira in every respect... Quicker, more economical, more comfortable...  ;)
I shall wait until she is in a better mood before asking her.  Simply because I like BMWs more than she does, and I won't have one (M3 and M5 excepted)
It's all relative surely? Any flavour of beemer has got to be preferable to a Mk1 zafira.
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #33 on: 09 June 2021, 20:16:20 »

Whilst he's sat in the bath, and therefore unlikely to drop the laptop, I did wonder if that 330d would make a good commuter car for Mrs TB...

It would certainly be an improvement over the Zafira in every respect... Quicker, more economical, more comfortable...  ;)
I shall wait until she is in a better mood before asking her.  Simply because I like BMWs more than she does, and I won't have one (M3 and M5 excepted)

As you know, I was ideally placed in my employment to compare these cars. When I had the E92's (same body as the previous M3 Coupe), we pitched E92 330d's and 335d's against a few E92 M3's and up to a ton there's very little in it. Slight advantage to the M3, albeit 0.4 of a second, off the line up to around 50mph, then the mid range torque of the straight six diesel reels back that difference. Even the guy in North Oxford BMW confirmed our findings when I told him what we'd done in the interest of science.  ::)  Most runs/sprints/challenges off the lights don't go much over these speeds, so a possible 50mpg is acceptable for the same speed without the unnecessary noise.  ;)  With a bigger intercooler and mapping to lose the electronic limiter, these cars will see over 160mph (as does the D3 Saloon), which is why a few went to Hartge before they ceased trading.  :y
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #34 on: 10 June 2021, 19:04:04 »

Big diesels are quick, just not exciting.
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« Reply #35 on: 10 June 2021, 20:36:50 »

Big diesels are quick, just not exciting.
You're getting too old for excitement. Your reflexes are slowing with age so it's time to slow down. Lots of midlife crisis sufferers in A&E. ;D
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« Reply #36 on: 10 June 2021, 20:49:32 »

Big diesels are quick, just not exciting.
Unless they handle properly...

Anyhoo, that one appears to be sold...  ::)
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« Reply #37 on: 10 June 2021, 21:20:26 »

Speaking of midlife crisis I've been drawn to the TVR Cerbera lately.

Sensible choice for the young at heart gentleman? ::)
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #38 on: 10 June 2021, 21:31:02 »

Speaking of midlife crisis I've been drawn to the TVR Cerbera lately.

Sensible choice for the young at heart gentleman? ::)


Can you get in(and out) of one?


Yes?


Can you get out of one when you've exited a bend backwards and the car is now balanced of what's left of a hedge?


Yes?


Then get one :y


The same questions should be asked by prospective Porsche and big-engined BMW owners.
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #39 on: 10 June 2021, 22:46:01 »

Speaking of midlife crisis I've been drawn to the TVR Cerbera lately.

Sensible choice for the young at heart gentleman? ::)

As with any kit car, bank on having to strip it down and rebuild it properly. ;)

But a good one is simply awesome! :D
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #40 on: 11 June 2021, 01:43:33 »

Speaking of midlife crisis I've been drawn to the TVR Cerbera lately.

Sensible choice for the young at heart gentleman? ::)

As with any kit car, bank on having to strip it down and rebuild it properly. ;)

But a good one is simply awesome! :D

Lord Opti's I bought a broken Cerbera thread should be entertaining then?  ;D
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Re: Today's courtesy car...
« Reply #41 on: 11 June 2021, 11:33:06 »

Big diesels are quick, just not exciting.

The excitement comes from doing a 300 mile journey in an hour and a half less than it normally takes and realising that you still have over half a tank of fuel when you arrive.  ;)
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« Reply #42 on: 11 June 2021, 13:06:11 »

Big diesels are quick, just not exciting.

The excitement comes from doing a 300 mile journey in an hour and a half less than it normally takes and realising that you still have over half a tank of fuel when you arrive;)

I think this experience should be documented under 'satisfaction' rather than excitement... ;)

'Excitement'  should be, well, more exciting than 300 miles in a derv. :D ;)
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« Reply #43 on: 11 June 2021, 13:09:09 »

Speaking of midlife crisis I've been drawn to the TVR Cerbera lately.

Sensible choice for the young at heart gentleman? ::)

As with any kit car, bank on having to strip it down and rebuild it properly. ;)

But a good one is simply awesome! :D

Four seats with a sizeable boot........as practical and sensible as a life-draining derv. ;D
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« Reply #44 on: 11 June 2021, 13:12:08 »

Speed Six?
4.2V8?
4.5V8?

Is there a bad choice? ::)
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