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GorGasm last won the day on September 19 2023

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  1. All down to age and tyre type in the OP's case. An old, worn all season vs a new UHP, I wonder if there will be a difference?
  2. GorGasm

    Quick rant thread.

    All my insurances have gone up significantly this/last year, with State who were the cheapest at the time. So, it's not just AA. Unfortunately for AA, they weren't offering anything over what State offer me and weren't willing to negotiate.
  3. There's a lot more going on under the surface on the cyber truck. Structural body panels, battery tech, steer by wire, etc. Euros are the cars crammed with gimmicks. China knows what's up, make high commodity, affordable, practical, and efficient ev boxes on wheels.
  4. Haven't watched the video yet, but from what I have seen of the new 5 so far. What is the point of it? It's time for some real innovation in cars. Cybertruck is a step in the right direction.
  5. GorGasm

    Quick rant thread.

    I agree with the anti capitalist notion, but still think we should have a strong focus on sustainability. Just because things will run out under the current system doesn't mean we should use it all as fast as possible.
  6. By the same logic you should replace them every 5k to 10k kilometers or within 2 years as the performance of a tyre drops off significantly once worn and aged, you wouldn't want to compromise your safety would you? There was a tyre reviews video which demonstrated a worn Michelin was significantly worse than a new budget tyre. Regarding the triangle noise, I think I agree, the Laufenns were quite noisey as well. The FRD26 seems pretty quiet though. Everyone has their priorities, as a daily driver not doing any spirited driving I am happy with the performance of my budget tyres and I think they have come a long way in the last 10 years. If I was still interested in pushing the boundaries I would look at something higher grade. I'm also buying in the 19/20" sizes and the difference in price is huge. Think $800 a set instead of $2400.
  7. I have had a few cheap tyres now and few/no issues, used to be a bit of a tyre snob. Biggest issues I have had with tyres is age and i feel anyone complaining about grip levels should check the date stamp on their tyres. I could be wrong but I suspect the main issue with the OP is that they're all season and age. Currently I'm running Farroad FRD26 and Blacklion HU02 which came on my car/wheels. Have had Triangle TH201 and Atturo AZ850 as well and they were fine. With that said I rarely drive spiritedly anymore as sadly the 535i and 330e just aren't worth bothering in that regard. I have an inkling that the new Triangle TH202 is probably a decent buy at present.
  8. There's an F10 520d M-sport on facebook at the moment for $8100. A lot of car for the money!
  9. Different experiences. There's certainly plenty of ratty, smoky, Japanese imports. I just don't buy them. Off the top of my head I have had at least 4 Japanese imports that are many years old with various mileages but appear to have just rolled off the factory floor. Usually within weeks of them being here in NZ they scratched in multiple places.
  10. Good luck finding a well maintained NZ new F11 Or any well maintained NZ new car.
  11. Wikipedia has the specs of all the engines, even if the numbers don't quite match all the Japanese models. The 2.5 is an N52. The 2.0 turbo N20B20 would be better. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_5_Series_(F10)
  12. Worst thing about black cars isn't the heat, it's that they're dirty again 5 minutes after you just clean them. It's a reasonable idea to wait for the right car. I wouldn't settle for one in poor condition, even if it is cheap.
  13. Not many available on trade-me at the moment. Here's my picks: https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/523i/listing/4407845419 https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/535i/listing/4391340312 https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/335i/listing/4238028052 https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/328i/listing/4397012724 523i has the N20 2.0 turbo 135kw. Might be a bit down on power. 535i has the N55 3.0 turbo 225kw . 328i has the N20 2.0 turbo 180kw. 335i has the N55 3.0 turbo 225kw. I would potentially just stay with the car you have.
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