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Borrowed Matt's car for the day

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Borrowed Matt's car for the day Reply with quote

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It's been a while since I drove a D3 Bi-Turbo so it was nice to reacquaint myself - the car is definitely how I remember it - although the power delivery was far more linear than I thought - no real peak just continual pull. Handling every bit as good as I remembered - even on the slightly wet roads Wink

I took a few short videos which I'll knock together and post up later.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Borrowed Matt's car for the day Reply with quote

neil wrote:
the power delivery was far more linear than I thought - no real peak just continual pull. Handling every bit as good as I remembered - even on the slightly wet roads Wink


Absolutely spot-on, Neil. Peach of a car, especially in the handling stakes: just not sure about the JPS-style logos Rolling Eyes I guess it's all so the brand is noticed while he's mooching around - good advertising, if a little 'loud'.

Is Matt's a manual? Is he in your 1er? Shocked Laughing

Look forward to the vids Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Borrowed Matt's car for the day Reply with quote

ade and liz flint wrote:
neil wrote:
the power delivery was far more linear than I thought - no real peak just continual pull. Handling every bit as good as I remembered - even on the slightly wet roads Wink


Absolutely spot-on, Neil. Peach of a car, especially in the handling stakes: just not sure about the JPS-style logos Rolling Eyes I guess it's all so the brand is noticed while he's mooching around - good advertising, if a little 'loud'.

Is Matt's a manual? Is he in your 1er? Shocked Laughing

Look forward to the vids Cool


Video is uploading as we speak - i'm absent from it this time - just car Wink

I'm back in the 1er now

Got to drive something else too - but more about that later

Oh and the D3 is a switchtronic
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely got.to look at a D3BT when Cindy's lease car is up for.renewal - over 2 years left so hopefully a F30-based D3BT will be out by then - according to the current rules, we.can pick anything witb a max capacity of 2l diesel, so should be fine

Given the build quality of our current F20 1 series a F30 based D3BT should be a wonderful place to park your bum Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning car & superb video Neil
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