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  1. That’s pretty good, my OBC in the Audi tends to lie, tells me 12 runs at 16 😂 trys to make me feel better.
  2. Very nice and love the wagon, keen to hear how it goes and your thoughts on maintaining and efficiency , the Audi might transform into a 535 one day
  3. here Pete
  4. Welcome Jamie, nothing like a good E39. And yours looks a sharp
  5. Yip at this stage I’d get them again
  6. I have Primacy on the back of the E38 and to be honest have been really impressed with them, they have had a fair bit of stick as well, I have RE003s on the work Falcon and find them slightly noisier but a great grip tyre andlikely will look to keep again as I run 35k a year in this. The 740 has burnt through rears in the past, at 6k for one set . These are standing up well in comparison. Closing on 10k and still plenty of life. my talent runs out before the grip has so far also ....
  7. Your right Mike, ultimately I think I like the idea of a small turbo go cart but my reality will be something bigger, more of a good GT with good spec. Jags interesting for sure. I don’t have kids to worry about hauling but like a nice wagon for styling, SUV out. Just not me and don’t need it.
  8. Ok, after much deliberation on what to replace an E38 with. I've gone with the S8 Audi. Keeping the Silver E38, can't part with that. I looked at a few E65s and after throwing up in my mouth consistently, I decided I needed to look elsewhere. E60 550, been there. Options on large sedans with autos and pace with style are quite limited and this baby ticks all the boxes. It's a NZ New, 1 owner with full Audi service history, 140ks. love the look and the options boxes are well ticked. V10 5.2l 450hp, B&O upgrade audio, keyless entry. All the full A8 options. Drove back from Auckland, got 11.6l/100ks which was better then I thought. Included some spirited Action from the V10, sounds quiet glorious through the hills. will keep a running record of maintenance and ownership here
  9. Yeah I tend to get restless, possibly impending move to Auckland may also land the S8 as the daily .... not what it’ll be best at. Time will tell. The 38 will stay Sunday driver duties no matter what. Trouble is once you start the options are near endless from turbo N54s in every disguise, shape and type to 535ds which are also tempting. Plenty of time to work it out
  10. BMW ‘pushing’ engineering again, they seem to have a thing for buggering up V8s, from the M62 to the N62 and now the N63. Likely look at a LCI N62 08 or 09 as they’ve got that one more sorted ... with a mech warranty of cause.
  11. Couple of new tyres Potenza S001s for the fronts before Xmas, $1050. normal annual service, WOF etc. everything else has been great, spare a fiddly issue with the window washes on the drivers headlight needed some sorting and a new cable tie. Had a couple of runs up to Auckland recently. Avg 11.8l per 100ks overall off the trip computer. Getting 11.2 on the open road trip up and back, get stuck and slowed with holiday traffic along at 80 it soon comes back to 10s so can’t complain. We’ve had it for a while now so might look to move back to a 550 or there abouts. Plenty to think on. Sitting at 162ks now
  12. Couple of days for decent wheel cleaning, full car decontamination, machine polished and sealer on. Pleased with the results. Colour pops really nicely now Usual new car replacements of fluids and filters, air and cabin complete. Hardwired detector in also. CIC sorted and music loaded to the HDD. Bosses plates on, Ready for service thinking of a rear roof spoiler to close it off ..
  13. Have been looking for a smaller car for Jan for some time, after looking and trying X3s, 3 series, we settled on the E87 and got a nice Msport Spec 2010 LCI 130i with 118k for $12990. This Lemans Blue metallic with black leather interior including sunroof has a nice balance with sportiness and spec. The N52 honks along very nicely thank you ☺️ With CIC upgraded I Drive needs maps updated, which we may do later and phone integration still, prep only currently. NZ RDS radio and HDD drive. overall in very good nick and the 17s instead of 18s help soften the ride which on these Msport cars can get a bit harsh. 2nd NZ owner which hit the country at 70ks. Ordered new air and cabin filters which are pretty suspect. Just had a service but will get all fluids inspected and replaced where necessary. Needs a decontamination and clay bar, plus a minor polish to really bring out the awesome colour. Xmas leave job. On the list is a radar detector which is pretty necessary as no cruise on this one which would have been nice however getting one with a sunroof in Le Mans was more important to me, I mean my wife Jan
  14. It’s always the little things, nice job
  15. Sorry to hear Graham For Naki Choices are grand, pretty much anywhere in Naki to NP is 60mins, opens up the whole district We’re in Inglewood, weathers a bit more dire to be fair, personally I’d pick somewhere from NP upto Urenui if your looking for some land, weathers better on the coast, bit warmer as well. Check out the Taranaki Regional Council page for annual weather info, it’s pretty changeable across the region, so worth checking out. feel free to hit us up if your after a chat or cuppa if you have to come over for a look
  16. Welcome Phillip, great looking Z4. We really need to have another Naki meet up
  17. Nice catch on the E34. As Pete says we Naki bound have joined a few Welly events. Well worth it.
  18. Personally never seen a 740d E38 in NZ. Plenty of pics in UK and Europe. Definitely rear beast here
  19. Crack into it lads, you’ll love it. Was tempted myself ....
  20. Love the question, Is that for both of them , 😂
  21. Pretty special condition for a great non M3 car, but not super special other then condition and mileage as a measuring stick, could you buy another? Probably not, but does that mean it's worth the coin, maybe to another collector. Personally something that's more special and individual would be my go to
  22. Madness, mint condition but still boring 318 so the market for it will be very small. Comparable you can get a 325 for that, although they are climbing on the back of E30 tax
  23. Riced up the 38, well as much as I will. boot spoiler. Gets a new windscreen on Wednesday to fix the cracked one
  24. Yip, price is coming down nicely on these and 550s are starting to drop as well
  25. You can buy a gun locker for the E38, OEM. Finish out the Mafia look