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  • B7772ADL
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    Originally posted by TAP-A343

    I don't know this new model but the previous one was just a "fat butt", cheapish build quality and guzzling car.

    A 6-litre V8? I'm sure it's fast in a motorway but I wonder how it handles in a countryside road and how big your wallet would have to be to pay for the petrol in Britain.
    Go read the reviews my friend, this one's built from scratch. The UK's Autocar and motor magazine has driven the base model and given it extremely good reviews. They say it has the handling to match the 5 series.

    Also regarding the fuel consumption....it can't be any worse than a WRX, EVO or any other performance car for that matter.

    If I want good fuel economy i'll stick to my Bora TDI. If I want a bit of fun then the price of the fuel is insignificant.

    And I can vouch for the build quality..i've been in one! No problems there at all.
    Last edited by B7772ADL; 2006-09-21, 19:32.

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  • TAP-A343
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    Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
    Shows that you don't know much about the new Opels .
    I know they are cheap.

    Cheers.

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    Originally posted by TAP-A343
    Opel's can drive very fast in a straight line and keep up with BMW's, Mercedes and Audi's while doing it for all the rest you just can't compare them.
    Shows that you don't know much about the new Opels . They can easily compare to BMWs, Mercs and Audis on routes other than just going straight.

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  • pbateson
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    If you want a BMW 335i with 6 spd it will get less gas mileages

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  • TAP-A343
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    Originally posted by B7772ADL
    Or, for something completely different, on my recent trip to OZ, I was treated to a quick ride in the new VE Holden Commodore SSV....one very, very nice car with Audi build quality and handling compared to a BMW 5. One hell of an engine too..proper 6ltr V8. Rumours have it that Vauxhall are bringing that and the HSV version to the UK next year..can't wait!
    I'm so sorry but a Holden with Audi build quality and BMW 5-series handling is something that I've never heard of. That would be a dream car sold everywhere in this world that everybody would speak about.

    I don't know this new model but the previous one was just a "fat butt", cheapish build quality and guzzling car.

    A 6-litre V8? I'm sure it's fast in a motorway but I wonder how it handles in a countryside road and how big your wallet would have to be to pay for the petrol in Britain.

    I drove a rental Toyota Avalon (Australian model) last year, automatic with a V6 and only 200 hp, and I had never consumed so much petrol in my life for the distance I drove. Fortunately, petrol in Australia costs half compared to Europe.

    Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
    Holden/Vauxhall/Opel/whatever they are called in other countries/Saturn have some powerfull cars out right now. Just look at the whole Opel OPC series, e.g. the Astra:

    Add to that the Meriva, Corsa, Vectra and Signum, and you have a whole car family tuned to the max. And they can easily keep up with the BMWs, Mercs and Audis of this world, heck, the Vectra is licensed to a higher Vmax than either of the other brands.
    Opel's can drive very fast in a straight line and keep up with BMW's, Mercedes and Audi's while doing it for all the rest you just can't compare them.

    Regards.

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    Holden/Vauxhall/Opel/whatever they are called in other countries/Saturn have some powerfull cars out right now. Just look at the whole Opel OPC series, e.g. the Astra:


    Add to that the Meriva, Corsa, Vectra and Signum, and you have a whole car family tuned to the max. And they can easily keep up with the BMWs, Mercs and Audis of this world, heck, the Vectra is licensed to a higher Vmax than either of the other brands.

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  • B7772ADL
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    Hmm, BM's have had their day i'm afraid. There are just far too many about now (at least in the UK) to have any prestige status. Gone are the days where I wanted one. They are rep vehicles which spend thier lives on motorways.

    I am a big fan of German vehicles however, and i'd have to choose an A4 instead...well lets push the boat out and say S4!!

    Or, for something completely different, on my recent trip to OZ, I was treated to a quick ride in the new VE Holden Commodore SSV....one very, very nice car with Audi build quality and handling compared to a BMW 5. One hell of an engine too..proper 6ltr V8. Rumours have it that Vauxhall are bringing that and the HSV version to the UK next year..can't wait!

    Last edited by B7772ADL; 2006-09-20, 21:45.

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  • PIAA310
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    Originally posted by Stephen Toernblom
    I like the new Altima 3.5 SE-R model. I test drove it and it's fast!

    Yeah, the SE-R is a nice car, i liked it, but i didn't want to go with Nissan, for various reasons. HP is about the same:

    Nissan: 260hp @ 5800 rpm..
    BMW: 300hp @1500 rpm <--- makes a difference..

    Also the BMW is twin turbo!

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  • Stephen Toernblom
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    I like the new Altima 3.5 SE-R model. I test drove it and it's fast!

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  • wannabepilot777
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    outstanding.....good choice

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  • PIAA310
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    Originally posted by screaming_emu
    ahh, gotta love the "look at me and all my money" threads

    Then why reply if you don't like it

    Well guys, i don't know how the reputation of BMW is in Germany, but i think the cars awesome! I would really recommend it to anyone whoes buying a car here at the moment! Go and take a Test drive on the 335i in fact, the 300 twin turbo will literally blow your mind (for whats in the price range) its only about 1-2 seconds slower then the M3 (not the new one)...and about 20 grand less...really somthing to think about..

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  • ACman
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    Originally posted by pbateson
    This car is more expensive than VW
    Really? You dont say... I never knew, thanks you for informing me.

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  • FlyingPhotog
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    Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
    99.9% of all 3-Series BMWs in Germany are being driven by Turks.
    99.9% of the ones in Dallas are driven by people under age 30, now burdened by serious debt! My mother-in-law had a 2001 3-series, then a 2003 5-series and now an 2005 X5. I've driven them all and they're all outstanding vehicles. You won't regret your choice. Congrats!

    Also, tell them NOT to install the front bumper license plate bracket, unless it's required where you live. It looks MUCH better without a front plate.

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  • TAP-A343
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    Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
    No, it's the attitude of the drivers behind the wheel that cause the bad rep .
    I get your point, sorry about that. Thanks for your clarification.

    I guess all car brands have a bad reputation in my country.

    Cheers.

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  • screaming_emu
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    ahh, gotta love the "look at me and all my money" threads

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