Yeah but I do care about shaving time off when I'm buying a high-performance sports car. This is a car I would absolutely take to a track This isn't a commuter car, that's what you would get a Golf or Civic for.Yeah, but I don't care about shaving 1.5 seconds off my commute due to a faster than a human computer controlled clutch. Having a 3rd pedal makes for a more enjoyable drive and that that's more important to me.
You must be in a very different place than me financially if you can buy a $70k car that's only used as a track toy. I'm buying a single car that I use to drive to and from work, and aren't likely to track. I want the more involved driving experience. That's why I'm not looking for a cheap boring commuter car appliance.Yeah but I do care about shaving time off when I'm buying a high-performance sports car. This is a car I would absolutely take to a track This isn't a commuter car, that's what you would get a Golf or Civic for.
I have no idea, but I can't afford a $70K car (at least not without making all other aspects of my life uncomfortable financially). I wasn't suggesting that I could. Part of being able to afford a car like that means that I would have enough cash to afford another car for commuting to work. I don't consider a person as being able to afford a GTR unless they can do so without having to struggle in any other financial way. Simply meeting the car payment isn't ideal or practical for a car like this; it's insane. I never said I wouldn't commute in a GTR, but since it's such a performing car, I was suggesting that it having the dual clutch configuration was ideal. I would absolutely take this car to the track...and also drive it to work. I didn't say I would only use it at the track. The times in which I drive it to work would be limited though, so ideally I would want another car.You must be in a very different place than me financially if you can buy a $70k car that's only used as a track toy. I'm buying a single car that I use to drive to and from work, and aren't likely to track. I want the more involved driving experience. That's why I'm not looking for a cheap boring commuter car appliance.
Speaking of the S4, have you seen the new facelifted 2013 S4? It looks way too understated and too much like the new facelifted 2013 A4 for my tastes.We've already had the discussion about a 4-door sedan that also performs (the S4) and we both agree that the manual transmission is more fun to drive. I consider the GTR several steps above the S4 in regards to performance, but not luxury.
The 2011/2012 S4 already look very similar to the A4. That was one of the complaints I had read and I also agree with once I saw them in person. Was it you who mentioned the 2013 model S4 will no longer have a manual transmission and only the DSG? This picture shows a manual gear lever. That's good news if true.
Yes, I mentioned that before. Specifically that word on the street was a loss of the 6MT in the 2013 refresh.Was it you who mentioned the 2013 model S4 will no longer have a manual transmission and only the DSG?
I'd suggest a 2nd, closer look, at that picture. :rofl:
I didn't know that. I used to screw them as much as I could in the first few years I got that car. I got it in 2004. The strongest I've ever been was between 2004 and late 2006. I made deadlift between 500lbs and 550lbs. Since the movement is similar to what I do with the screw arm when I change my wheels, maybe that's when I fragilized the rods.There is a torque rating for every bolt on the car in the service manual,...
I only find that is a problem when you want to get things apart. I have had wheels corroded on the hub to the point where I had to take the thing down to a tire shop and have some kids whack the wheel off with a rubber coated sledge hammer (won't hurt the rim).The corrosive environment didn't help either.
I'll change my rotors Sunday. Both sides (front).Do your rotors feel warped? Over tightening the lugs can also cause rotor warpage. I think my car requires 80 ftlb to tighten properly which for you would be a finger flex. I use a torque wrench rather than muscle it to death.
I didn't think a clutch was covered under the normal warranty on a car? I thought it was considered a normal wearing item. Sorry to hear you're getting slippage. From what I hear about my car, there will be no warning. The clutch is self-adjusting in my car, so once it's gone, the clutch pedal gets very firm and then the car no longer will move. My TL just had it's 5th birthday yesterday and I'm at roughly 78K miles. I am noticing an alarming usage of oil, though with none to speak of being leaked out onto my driveway.Getting a wee bit of clutch slippage (manual transmission) now as the Elantra gets close to the 80,000 mile mark.
Now for a change this is the one under the 10 year/100,000 mile bumper to bumper extended warranty, we'll see if they fight the fix.
It may be possible DrunkenBastard commutes frequently in a city-like environment causing more significant wear on the clutch.I've never had to replace the clutch of my near 8-years-old car and I drive like a madman (wonder why). I drove 223000Km with it so far.
You must beat your car beyond reason to have to replace it at only 80K miles.
The manual.I didn't think you'd want to go with a manual transmission? Looks very nice though. Also looks like they have the continental Extreme Contact DWS on it. What's your hesitation on it?
What sort of break-in procedure did you follow on it?I am noticing an alarming usage of oil, though with none to speak of being leaked out onto my driveway.
Nothing special. I drove it like normal with occasional bursts of speed. Changed the oil at the recommended time. I never really held any kind of special break-in regime with cars other than to not push it extremely hard for the first 3-5K miles.What sort of break-in procedure did you follow on it?
FWIW, my car's clutch outlasted the car at 9.75 years and just less than 150k miles. It would hold no problems in 6th gear with the pedal floored on the freeway.
Yeah, they call that interior some form of brown. My wife calls is massacre red. 16k strikes me as very low for an '09 (my '09 has 65k) and the '09 A5 has the exact same look as the '11, so the value is pretty strong.:erm: I'm not real sure about that interior. The price also subjectively seem a tad steep for a 2009 w/ 16k miles.