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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2017, 12:46:17 pm »
nordschleife in his gold mk1 gti.
Rare sight!

Haha, that it is.
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2017, 02:04:52 pm »
silver SEAT Toledo rental in Spain
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2017, 01:24:59 pm »
Black late model RS6 on Lincoln road, gdamn, with the factory exhaust, they are just wicked, under the radar racing machines.

It was even quieter than the S8, but the acceleration was awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.   >:D
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2017, 03:49:31 pm »
Not a VAG but not a very common site
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2017, 10:48:07 am »
spotted in palmy.

pink (with vinyl roof)

ugly

nz new !

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2017, 11:14:23 am »
Possibly bound for here (New Plymouth) as next week is the Americana festival .
I see that they have 800 entries so I think gridlock will be the order of the day.
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2017, 11:25:16 am »
Wow, brave colour choice.

I sat in a Thunderbird at Ted Tracey Cars in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, about 30yrs ago when I were car shopping ($9,995, - same price as an HX Holden Monaro there, which I bought). There was a plate attached to the inside of a door panel which read something like:

Do not lower windows at speeds in excess of 100mph.

I were 18 or so and don't think I'd ever sat in a car which would do 100mph, let alone travelled at over the ton. Coming from a CNG powered 161 cubic inch (2600cc) 1960's Holden, I were impressed with that Thunderbird. But it didn't look anywhere near as cool as the Monaro GTS.

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2017, 03:16:51 pm »
tidy metallic brown AUDI A2 on Akoranga Drive yesterday
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 08:26:12 pm »
kamm tail Alfa Spider in heavy traffic on the Southern motorway this morning
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 04:29:38 pm »

Mirage Panther:



Haven't seen one for years. I thought those graphics were so cool when I was a kid.

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2017, 04:33:52 pm »
the twin shift gearbox not so much cool

 ;D

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2017, 07:25:25 pm »
the twin shift gearbox not so much cool

 ;D

Can't say I've ever had the pleasure.
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2017, 07:46:28 pm »
Can't say I've ever had the pleasure.

Slow and slower were the two options
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2017, 08:39:42 pm »
the twin shift gearbox not so much cool

 ;D

Called Super Shift I think? A separate lever for overdrive, but you could apply it to any gear if I recall right.  Later models (like the Sigma) used an electronic motor to select overdrive when you shifted into fifth gear (manual) so it only had the single gearstick again. 

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread 2017
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2017, 08:40:18 pm »
AUDI S5 on the bridge Saturday afternoon, not so much notable for the car, but rather for the ahem, gentleman behind the wheel

I'm headed into town on lane 1, towing the trailer to help No2 son shift, Mr S5 comes steaming up and tailgates the car in lane 2, then changes to lane 1 passes the car on his right and back into lane 2 showing that he saved money on fitting indicators to his purchase; net gain, one car length gained!  he falls back and on the downslope, I change to lane 2 in front of him because he dozed off, he wakes up and realising that he's been overtaken by a wagon with trailer, sits about 2 metres off the back of the trailer, then tries to change into lane 1, narrowly missing a flash Commodore and slinks back in behind me, once the way is clear he races off to sooth his ego

he should move back to a BMW so people would be forewarned!
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