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    Man... i'd love to drive Laguna Seca... Might have to put that on my bucket list.

    Keep posting GZ. I like EV's and I agree they will be the future. I'd happily have one now. The constant bashing and digs at your posts on here by others is ridiculous. If you dont like GZ or EV's, read another thread instead of trolling this one.
  3. Project Garage

    Oops, got those digits in the wrong order somehow. I meant its 4784, so that'll leave me 11cm spare front and back,
  4. Project Garage

    Progress looks good. I pick up my Mustang in a few days and i've just measured my garage. Width is fine as it's a double, but length... my garage is 5000mm and the 'Stang is 4478mm so it's going to be pretty close... phew!
  5. Building a 1/24 scale 350Z

    That is stunning, what a brilliant job.
  6. Drift experience/ training

    Check out the drift days at Oulton Park. Easy, safe, doesnt hurt your car or tyres. Here is me and my mate last year. http://player.vimeo.com/video/222959151
  7. New car Purchase - TT or Mustang

    What are people’s thoughts on wheel and tyre insurance? Ford are offering me this for 3 years for £250. I can make something like up to 10 claims for wheel refurbishment and the same again for new tyres within that period if they’re damaged. Sounds like a good price, but I’m not sure if it’s worthwhile or not. In fairness though with the gloss black alloys and the style of the spokes I can see them being kerb magnets. What at would you guys do?
  8. I've just listed this on eBay with a £999 start price. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273099981215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
  9. New car Purchase - TT or Mustang

    Only just seen this. Yep i'll pop over, a visit is well over due!
  10. New car Purchase - TT or Mustang

    Well... sorry to keep you all waiting. I wanted to get my ducks in a row before i posted again. The TT was due to be picked up tomorrow, but after 5 calls I finally got through to speak to Audi and cancel the order at the weekend. I spun a yarn about getting my maths wrong and not being able to afford it. They were disappointed, but accepting. I spent about 4 hours at the Ford dealership on Saturday and test drove a Mustang 5.0 V8 Auto. The roads were wet/cold, and the dealer spanked it around the industrial estate initially, getting it fully sideways a couple of times. Nice to see they know how to sell a car of this nature. Anyway, it was a dream to drive - much nicer than I was expecting, although I wasn't pushing on as it was pretty treacherous. Everything just felt sharp, responsive and on point. We spent quite a while trying to find a car with the spec I wanted. We got close, but not quite perfect. I wanted the Pro sound system and Sat Nav and Reverse parking sensors but the only cars with reverse sensors had the heated seats too which I didn't want (@ £500 and not very good). So I saved myself £25 per month and skipped the reverse sensors/heated seats. It's got a rear camera as standard anyway so its not the end of the world. Anyway on to the best bit - I've got the car on a 0% deal for 38 months. I've only put £1500 deposit in as the money is better off being in my account seeing as its interest free. I really beat them up on the price, so much so that they're actually losing £900 by selling this car to me! The facelift model comes out in July and they've got a surplus of pre-facelift cars which they're struggling to shift. If they dont sell them in time, the dealership has to buy them from Ford and then they'll make a massive loss on each car, so it's better for them to sell to me at a small loss now. Crazy, but i'm not complaining. So i've got a £1500 deposit, 38x monthly payments at £475, then a £18700 GFV payment at the end if I wish to keep it, which i'm sure I will be doing. 3 year old V8's today are still over £30k so if that trend continues i'm sure to have around £10k equity in the car hopefully. My car arrived at the dealership today so I went to take a look at it. I've chosen the Grabber Blue colour which is the lighter one on the left. I definitely made the right decision in my opinion. The car is ready to collect later this week, but I'm delaying it until the 19th March as that pushes my first payment out until May, which'll help as i'm selling my Range Rover privately. In terms of mods, Dan, I asked them and they said that modding is fine and to crack on! First order of business will be a roof wrap and stripes either in gloss black or gloss carbon fibre. Going to add a pinstripe to the outer edge of the stripes too, in one of red/orange/yellow I think. It'll need an exhaust at some point too I think, but i'll worry about that in a couple of months. Anyway, here's a few pics.
  11. New car Purchase - TT or Mustang

    Despite being an RS, i'm not a hatchback guy... I've never liked them. I think out of the Audi range the TT is the most appealing. Good shout though about swapping to an alternative. One to consider for sure.
  12. New car Purchase - TT or Mustang

    Cheers guys, Still been unable to get hold of the Audi dealer so you might be right - they could be avoiding my calls, either that or snowed in at home like the rest of the country. Dan - good point on the T&C's RE mods, i'll be sure to check it out.
  13. New car Purchase - TT or Mustang

    Cheers guys. Jim - i'm with you, i've already been scoping out which mods i'll be doing. I feel like I did 6 or 7 years ago when I had my last zed. As i'll be buying on a PCP i think i'll need to be careful about what mods i do, making sure they're all reversible etc. I definitely be adding a gloss black roof wrap with black stripes (and maybe a red pinstripe).
  14. Decisions decisions.... I've decided for the first time in my life to buy a new car. I've always owned cars that are 8-10 years old at the bottom of their depreciation curve, but i think the time's right in my life to get something new. I wanted an Audi TT simply because I love the Virtual Cockpit. I've visited the dealership several times this year and this weekend I settled on the model I wanted - a Nano Grey TT 2.0 TFSI Black Edition S-Tronic with Nav. The car came to a cool £39,600 with options - just under the all important £40k threshold for new car tax rules. I've signed on the dotted line and it will be available to pick up from the end of next week. I would have paid a deposit but their card machine wasnt working so they said they'd get in touch this week to sort everything. Here's what the car will look like: The thing is though, at no point did I feel excited by the car. I felt like I was settling for a convenient, half decent motor. I've never liked the TT previously, and they just dont seem particularly special. Things came to a head on Sunday night watching the new Top Gear, where they had a Mustang on. CRAP!!! How could I forget about the Mustang and buy a TT???? Fast forward 3 days and countless phone calls and I've settled on a 5.0 GT Coupe, probably in Grabber Blue. The options list is quite small anyway but im not having the premium sound system or heated seats in order to keep it under the £40k mark. Just waiting on a call back from the dealer tomorrow to confirm they can get me this car. I've tried to call Audi to back out of the deal but my sales man hasn't been in work since the weekend. Ford seem to think I can get out of it (I sent them the paperwork to see if they could advise) but i'm still nervous. I'll be pretty gutted if I get stuck with a TT. So fingers crossed that in the next couple of weeks i'll be driving a Mustang!
  15. Best Comedy

    Father Ted for me.