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Straykiwi last won the day on April 26

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  1. NZ also buys more RS cars as a percentage of total Audi sales than all other markets too so the news didn't surprise me at all. And I don't mind BMW NZ selling their EV range of cars as it means the average C02 emissions of the whole fleet are low enough they may continue to sell as many ICE cars as they want.
  2. And here she is after 500km and needing her first wash (hopefully this weekend). If the guy driving a white E91 Touring who waved at me on SH1 northbound lane just south of the Newmarket bridge in Auckland on ANZAC day around midday is also member here, hi back! 👋
  3. I see the owner spent the extra cash on the carbon ceramic brakes. Did you see if they had the sports buckets as well?
  4. And here she is at the dealers. Collection will be sometime in the not too distant future after registration, pre-delivery checks and PPF application are done. I have a mate who is an amateur photographer, will get him to take some decent shots I'll upload as promised.
  5. Update: Vessel is now ~35nm east of Great Barrier Island on an ESE heading at 14 knots, due to dock in Auckland tomorrow evening.
  6. It looks like a failed design for a 1970's sci fi movie vehicle
  7. Oh for sure, photos will be provided here, no need to ask. I have a mate who owns a F80 M3, I might meet up with him and his car somewhere in Auckland at some point after the dust settles. Lots of things need to happen before that becomes possible, so we shall just have to wait and see.
  8. Update: My car is on a vessel awaiting passage through the Panama Canal. ETA in NZ is early April.
  9. Do you think this would sell well down under?
  10. I used to run mid range brands like Bridgestone, Dunlop, Goodyear and Falken on my cars over the years, then I was introduced to Michelin Pilots and I won't be going back. But if you are on a budget those tyres give about 90-99% of the performance of more expensive tyres. In the dry sometimes it's hard to tell any difference, I found with Michelin Pilot Super Sport you get noticeably better initial turn in response but that's about it. However it is in the wet where you see the benefit of all the money you spent as the mechanical grip level is simply incredible.
  11. Update: App now says delivery is under way. Let the logistics lottery begin!
  12. Update: received my vehicles VIN number from the dealer this afternoon.
  13. Pretty much identical to what I am buying externally. EDIT: I don't know how I feel knowing I won't have the only Isle of Man green M3 Touring in NZ. I thought everyone went for Dravit/Oxide/Brooklyn/Skyscraper Grey these days? EDIT 2: Since NZ's car registry data is searchable, for the month ending January 2024 there are 21 M3 Tourings registered in NZ. There will be 3 'green' M3 Tourings in NZ once mine arrives. We know at least one of the others is also Isle of Man green, the third one could be an individual colour, who knows? Keep an eye out in and around Auckland as that is where the other two were delivered.
  14. Speed Revenue Safety Cameras about to quadruple in number "to increase safety" Yeah right... Rant over
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