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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:21 pm

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He said it was $20k off original price, so I'm guessing he paid around 40 for it. Which is :notbad: but it's a Golf R underneath the beetle exterior so even used it's more money than one of those brand new. IDK though, that plus a tune and downpipe and all it would be a rocket. Supposedly stage 2 gets you into the 11's.

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Akro prices their DP for this car at $3k through their local distributor (asked at the car show today). Once installed and tuned the warranty is gonzo. So that's a big commitment that I just can't justify. It would take a special person.

20k off sounds a little stretched considering that the car is a special order. Doesn't make sense to me but i dont know.
Used doe. So $65k MSRP car, some farts, nobody knows it exists, and it's a non-desirable color to the general public. I could see getting this for $40-45k used.

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm

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Akro prices their DP for this car at $3k through their local distributor (asked at the car show today). Once installed and tuned the warranty is gonzo. So that's a big commitment that I just can't justify. It would take a special person.

20k off sounds a little stretched considering that the car is a special order. Doesn't make sense to me but i dont know.
Used doe. So $65k MSRP car, some farts, nobody knows it exists, and it's a non-desirable color to the general public. I could see getting this for $40-45k used.
Ops my bad. Yeah a nice "upgrade" for someone who only wants 2 seats. Id rather get a new R over this or the S3 because #vapenation #hatch4lyfe #marriedwithcrotchfruit #toocheaptopaydeliveryfees

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Tuned w a downpipe and this is likely high 3s 0-60

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Looks like there might be a :notbad: :scrooge: new tire option available soon:

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/generals ... -are-made/

http://generaltire.com/tires/performance/g-max-rs

ATTN :poorvette: OWNERS: 275/40/17 is one of the sizes being made.
I need 295/35/18, doe. Which of course, isn't an option.
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I'd have gone 255/285 anyway on those :ramz:

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:34 pm

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm
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Used doe. So $65k MSRP car, some farts, nobody knows it exists, and it's a non-desirable color to the general public. I could see getting this for $40-45k used.
Ops my bad. Yeah a nice "upgrade" for someone who only wants 2 seats. Id rather get a new R over this or the S3 because #vapenation #hatch4lyfe #marriedwithcrotchfruit #toocheaptopaydeliveryfees
4 seats
2 doors doe
But has a hatch

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:41 pm

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Ops my bad. Yeah a nice "upgrade" for someone who only wants 2 seats. Id rather get a new R over this or the S3 because #vapenation #hatch4lyfe #marriedwithcrotchfruit #toocheaptopaydeliveryfees
4 seats
2 doors doe
But has a hatch
It’s practically a van!

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Now this is cool, as opposed to fucking jerking it to a Hyundai. Come on people. I got shit for the civic but a venerial is cool?! :gtfo:
I actually don't think this car is cool at all. It's questionable whether this green is pulled off on an RSR, it is most certainly not pulled off on this. The DUB chrome RAMZ are hideous. It's a Miami Vice version of an Audi? It's really just a garish GoRf Karmann Ghia. :gag: :butwhy: :dafuq:
Exactly my thoughts, but I was going to keep them to myself. Since you chimed in, I will agree.

Also, I went to the Audi website and saw the TTRS... how :fullretard: is this.... as part of the "Dynamic Plus package" you pay $6,000 for CF engine cover, Direct TPMS, Front ceramic brakes, OLED taillights, RS fixed sport suspension and 174mph top speed limiter.

So, you end up with mis-matched brakes, carbon up front and iron out back. :wtf: Audi... :wtf:
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:44 pm

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I actually don't think this car is cool at all. It's questionable whether this green is pulled off on an RSR, it is most certainly not pulled off on this. The DUB chrome RAMZ are hideous. It's a Miami Vice version of an Audi? It's really just a garish GoRf Karmann Ghia. :gag: :butwhy: :dafuq:
Exactly my thoughts, but I was going to keep them to myself. Since you chimed in, I will agree.

Also, I went to the Audi website and saw the TTRS... how :fullretard: is this.... as part of the "Dynamic Plus package" you pay $6,000 for CF engine cover, Direct TPMS, Front ceramic brakes, OLED taillights, RS fixed sport suspension and 174mph top speed limiter.

So, you end up with mis-matched brakes, carbon up front and iron out back. :wtf: Audi... :wtf:
Yeah and single rate shocks vs the 3-mode dynamic shocks that come on the standard car :fullretard:

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:41 pm
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4 seats
2 doors doe
But has a hatch
It’s practically a van!
Yas. But rather ideal as a puppy hauler as those rear seats are for things without legs.

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Johnny_P wrote:
Tarspin wrote:
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Ops my bad. Yeah a nice "upgrade" for someone who only wants 2 seats. Id rather get a new R over this or the S3 because #vapenation #hatch4lyfe #marriedwithcrotchfruit #toocheaptopaydeliveryfees
4 seats
2 doors doe
But has a hatch
Neat

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+1 on ZF. Johnny did not get nearly enough seat time. Its a superb gearbox. Id like to have an M car with it....and thats coming.....
How are you liking the dct in the m2? That’s my main concern with the m3. I wasn’t super happy with that trans in the test drive
The M4 I drove today was fantastic, and the M3s I've driven in the past have been fine.

My only qualms about any DCT I've driven thus far aside from Porsche's PDK is how long it takes to engage reverse.
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How are you liking the dct in the m2? That’s my main concern with the m3. I wasn’t super happy with that trans in the test drive
The M4 I drove today was fantastic, and the M3s I've driven in the past have been fine.

My only qualms about any DCT I've driven thus far aside from Porsche's PDK is how long it takes to engage reverse.
These things are coming along nicely, night and day in my experience between mk6 and mk7. No idea about real men's cars like da porsche or Ultimate Bobble Machine

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:36 pm

Gen 1 honda shitvic? Put a K20 in it :fullretard:

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:52 pm

Tiguan vs Tiguan R-Line

Turns out Europe released our ver of the R-Line from the giddy-up and we are just now seeing the handsome version this year.

Still :whocares: but it looks niceImageImage

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Other colorful veedub things fyiImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:56 pm

Things that are "more than you can afford, pal"

The LC has a 5L v8 with 470hp so I consider it a comfortable/refined corvette from Japan. It's a nice blue too.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Listen guys, the Lobster is ugly. I'm sorry.

I didn't mind the look of the aquatic neon yellow frog thing though....ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Honda products looking :notbad: after spending enough time with the KoreansImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Kia Sphincter looking ok. I enjoyed sitting in it and blasted beat45 on Serious with bass cranked all the way up right as i got out for the next passer buyers. Not sure why. Just seemed right. These are my quirks.ImageImageImageImageImage

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Kings of marketing, this was the first thing you see when you walk in. ImageImageImage

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Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:17 am

Hyundai Kona looks good.

I dig the purple dubs. Wish you could actually get them in that color.

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Johnny_P wrote:Hyundai Kona looks good.

I dig the purple dubs. Wish you could actually get them in that color.
I can, you can't. Golf R and E-golf have the $2999 30 paint pallet option including dat purp.

I heard Muricans mentioning their dissatisfaction with the limitations on vape forums. Weird man, such :butwhy:

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Johnny_P wrote:Hyundai Kona looks good.

I dig the purple dubs. Wish you could actually get them in that color.
I can, you can't. Golf R and E-golf have the $2999 30 paint pallet option including dat purp.

I heard Muricans mentioning their dissatisfaction with the limitations on vape forums. Weird man, such :butwhy:
We can get the custom colors, but only on Audi and Porsche stuff. :thanksobama:

That being said, a base A3 Quattro with a cool color and sport package for like $35k isn't too bad. The problem is that it's worth $15k in 3-4 years.

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Tarspin wrote:I can, you can't. Golf R and E-golf have the $2999 30 paint pallet option including dat purp.

I heard Muricans mentioning their dissatisfaction with the limitations on vape forums. Weird man, such :butwhy:
We can get the custom colors, but only on Audi and Porsche stuff. :thanksobama:

That being said, a base A3 Quattro with a cool color and sport package for like $35k isn't too bad. The problem is that it's worth $15k in 3-4 years.
I think people sell their cars way too often. Keeping a new 35k car for 8-10 yrs isn't terrible is it?

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Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:47 am

Tarspin wrote:
troyguitar wrote:We can get the custom colors, but only on Audi and Porsche stuff. :thanksobama:

That being said, a base A3 Quattro with a cool color and sport package for like $35k isn't too bad. The problem is that it's worth $15k in 3-4 years.
I think people sell their cars way too often. Keeping a new 35k car for 8-10 yrs isn't terrible is it?
Same problem... It's worth $5k then. If you started with a $60k Cayman it would lose (cost) the same $30k, so why bother with the A3?

Start with a $60k used 911 and it'll still be worth $40k+ in the same 8-10 years... You save money by buying better cars.

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