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Offline brian

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« 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
« 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
« 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
« 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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Offline RS ZWEI

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« 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
« 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
« 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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Offline brian

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« 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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Offline FFS

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« 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
« 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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Offline VW'n

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2017, 08:44:20 pm »
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2017, 08:52:07 pm »
thanks ffs, super shift it was.
power and economy, the reality was brian's slow and slower.
iirc it also worked on reverse gear.

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2017, 09:35:30 pm »
4 B8 RS4's, 2 C7 RS6's on my 4km trip to the gym including 2 Teslas...
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2017, 10:26:10 pm »
he should move back to a BMW so people would be forewarned!

Audi is the new BMW - Did you miss the memo?

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2017, 09:04:39 am »
4 B8 RS4's, 2 C7 RS6's on my 4km trip to the gym including 2 Teslas...
Did you drive past a dealership  ;)
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 12:32:32 pm »
Audi is the new BMW - Did you miss the memo?

no, up to date there and I have noticed the general ability of AUDI drivers has deteriorated over the past few years, not to mention the Amarok drivers who are just driving "utes"
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2017, 01:29:48 pm »
audi is the new bmw in every way !

 :P

meanwhile ...

black mac parked in mobility space without a mobility card ...  tsk, tsk

 >:D


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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2017, 01:51:46 pm »
didn't do well with the parking either  :laugh:
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Offline brian

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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 28, 2017, 03:13:47 pm »
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 :P

meanwhile ...

black mac parked in mobility space without a mobility card ...  tsk, tsk

 >:D



That doesn't suprise me at all
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Re: The Official Spotted Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2017, 05:34:37 pm »
Palmy don't care,ZERO damnS GIVEN!
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