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  • Birthday 06/15/2015

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    Hugo
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    Auckland
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    F12 650i

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  1. hugo_nz

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Where???
  2. hugo_nz

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Yep. The ride comfort is much improved and the steering actually feels lighter. Road noise level is also reduced.
  3. hugo_nz

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Yep, went for non ROF. I keep a spare in the garage but also took hazard cover on the new ones. Bought them from Beaurepairs on a buy one get one half price offer. $700 for both and $90 for fitting and the hazard cover. Also considering the 050s for my rears. They are $605 each which is still way better then the Maxx GTs at over $800.
  4. hugo_nz

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Nope they are narrow and wide setup. Fronts are 245/35/20 and rears are 275/30/20.
  5. hugo_nz

    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Had a bit of bad luck with the 6-er lol. First an old dude drove into me last month (minor damage and repaired exceptionally well by German Kollision) and then on Thursday I find out the inner edge of my front tyres are shredded. Two new front tyres fitted yesterday. I went with the newer Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 rather than the older Sport Maxx GT ROF.
  6. hugo_nz

    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    Good to hear. The 5L NA/V8 is surprisingly frugal (that being said, the bi-turbo in my V8 is surprising me as well). The active cruise control is a bit outdated by today's standards. I had an older ACC system on my CLS550 too and it was really only useful on long motorway journeys. By comparison the active cruise control on the new Tiguan for instance is superb working all the way down to zero. Glad that you're enjoying the big cat. I see quite a few of them out and about in Auckland...would be lying if I said I don't still look twice whenever I drive past one. Such a stunning design. Really looking forward to what Jag does for the next generation XJ.
  7. hugo_nz

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    Been spotting quite a few 6-ers recently 🙂
  8. hugo_nz

    X315 XJL Jag 5.0

    How's the Jag treating you?
  9. hugo_nz

    650i Roadtrip

    Hello Wellington
  10. hugo_nz

    650i Roadtrip

    Forgot this beauty taken in the Lindis Pass. We could not stop for any photos yesterday sadly. Going to try and get creative in Welly today.
  11. hugo_nz

    650i Roadtrip

    The roads are in excellent nic. From Auckland to Wellington was a breeze and rather unremarkable. Picton to Nelson...yoh...we took the mountain road. Man those turns. My sister in law was in the tiguan and they had to pull over because she was getting car sick. My other sister in law and I were in the 6-er and we were a-ok. Nelson to Franz Josef was picturesque and also uneventful. The thing with the 6-er is that she is a typical grand tourer. Everything about the driving is effortless. Smooth, linear acceleration accompanied by nible steering and a very firm but comfortable ride. Franz Josef to Wanaka was beautiful if a bit wet. Again, the windy roads through the Cardrona Valley were a treat in the 6. Wanaka to Christchurch was boring as. Flat country most the way and rather uneventful. Christchurch to Picton today was a challenge. Lost of roadworks on the coastal highway and at one point I was worried that we were going to be late to the ferry. But, it all worked out in the end.
  12. hugo_nz

    650i Roadtrip

    Stunning drive from Queenstown to Christchurch today with a stop over at Lake Pukaki
  13. hugo_nz

    650i Roadtrip

    Visiting Queenstown and Cardrona today. I think she deserves a valet when we get back to Auckland.
  14. hugo_nz

    650i Roadtrip

  15. hugo_nz

    650i Roadtrip

    Having a blast down south. I did het something that took a wee bit of paint off the lower bumper around the air intake, and picked up a bit of curb rash on the one rim...will just do one big claim and recon when we get back to Auckland. We have both the 6-er and the Tiguan on the road trip, and the 6-er is by far the more comfortable of the two 🙂 Fuel economy aint too bad either at 10l/100km.
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