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GStarrr last won the day on August 31 2014

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    2011 Mk6 VW Golf GTI DSG 5dr

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  1. GStarrr

    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    What a cool upgrade with the lights. Look forward to seeing the end results Rob.
  2. GStarrr

    Anyone swapped an E39 M5 for a Golf Gti?

    I got a mk6 GTI last summer and absolutely love it. Recently had an APR stage 1 remap, and it has transformed it. It was already reasonably quick and torquey, but now it’s in a different league! 262bhp/312lbs/ft. In a relatively lightish car. So much fun. Also, still very good on fuel, solid little car. Mine has quite a lot of options too. I would imagine the current 7.5 versions are every bit as good if not slightly better with the 7spd dsg. As mine is the older 6spd dsg.
  3. GStarrr

    maintenance for the long term

    Off topic a bit here. The RON issue is an interesting one for petrol cars. Given that bmw and VAG sell lots of petrol cars in North America and their super unleaded is mostly around 91-93 PON (their method of octane rating) which roughly equates to our 95 Ron therefore using super unleaded here is a waste of time as these manufacturers do thousands of miles testing engines etc and normal 95 Ron here is more than suitable for most cars with the exception of high performance cars. As the octane rating is more than enough for these types of petrol engines. I tried using v power and Tesco super in my GTI for a while. But it made no tangible difference and actually the mpg was generally not as good compared to using 95. Yet the sticker on the inside of the fuel cap states to use super....... so went back to using 95 and even with a stage 1 remap that it has now. It positively flies
  4. GStarrr

    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    Good to see the M5 back resuming normal service Rob. Although not so good to have a break down on the way home. Hope you source a new relay with no probs.
  5. GStarrr

    E39 540i 6 speed manual £3695

    That looks pretty decent
  6. GStarrr

    E39 530D touring - low miles

    I would definitely have another one of those. Awesome cars.
  7. GStarrr

    Stunning e34 535i sport

    That is awesome. Seriously nice combo for an e34.
  8. GStarrr

    E39 525i touring - what the...?!

    Interesting that the 525i has xenon lights as well as the sunroof, but is very basic other than that. Does look a nice car though.
  9. I always thought that engine in an e60/61 would have been the perfect combination for the uk especially for people who did not want a diesel or a v8.
  10. GStarrr

    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    The king of the IX’s though is the Alpina B10 Allrad would love to own one of those even though they were never made in RHD I think? https://www.alpina-archive.com/?p=1590
  11. GStarrr

    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    It’s all wheel drive like an Audi Quattro and the 5 series IX was the precursor for the X5 coming out as bmw learned all the 4x4 stuff from the e34. Also there was an e30 IX too. Which is probably even rarer now.
  12. GStarrr

    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    I did and was very impressed with how competent it was, even with just regular tyres, i reckon with a set of those cross climate type tyres it would be even better. Sadly the young guy that bought mine from me burned the gearbox out in it by drifting it and I think it was scrapped thereafter. Such a waste of a nice and reasonably well spec’d IX Touring in calypso.
  13. GStarrr

    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    Nice ix! I wish I had kept my Touring one. Can’t be many red saloon ones left now I would have thought.
  14. The difference between a coach and a bus in the uk anyway is that a coach has no standing allowed whereas a bus does. That is the main classification difference from a dept of transport point of view.