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Digger

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8,281 posts

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Hi all. I'm thinking of chopping my RS6+ in for an S2 and going to look at my first one in a couple of hours.

Completely green so any initial advice and pointers most welcome.

It's a 111R Touring with 35k on the clock. Dealer says weather is ruling out a test drive but will see if I can persuade them. smile

Rakoosh

295 posts

56 months

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Is it an RS6 avant you have?

I ask as I have been looking for a practical switch from my car... (an Elise SC) - I'll snd you a message!

Arun_D

1,931 posts

81 months

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RS6+ Avant, looking at his profile. Rather tasty looking, too.

Rakoosh

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Ah I could not see the pic at work.

Digger this could be a match made in heavan... pretty unlikely but worth a shot.

First things first- have a look at the S2 at the dealer... decide if an elise is for you (and an s2 to boot) - and then ... well you have my email.

I have a few months yet before the Elise _has_ to go so I was planning on waiting but what the hey if its meant to be...

Captain Muppet

8,082 posts

151 months

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Digger said:
Completely green so any initial advice and pointers most welcome.
Hope this isn't too late - but always slide the seat all the way back before trying to get in or out - it can make a huge difference to how easy it is.

It's my No.1 Elise newbie handy hint.
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Digger

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Hi guys. Yeah. . .i sort of acquired a method of entering and extricating myself, certainly not easy with the roof on.


Rakoosh said:
Ah I could not see the pic at work.

Digger this could be a match made in heavan... pretty unlikely but worth a shot.

First things first- have a look at the S2 at the dealer... decide if an elise is for you (and an s2 to boot) - and then ... well you have my email.

I have a few months yet before the Elise _has_ to go so I was planning on waiting but what the hey if its meant to be...
Hey Rakoosh. . . it seems like an SC is going to suit me better with its extra torque, so says the Dealer! smile

What colour and mileage is your SC? Do you have a hardtop for it?

Rakoosh

295 posts

56 months

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No hardtop sorry. Funnily enough when I got my car I wanted one - and I was actually going to pick one up (a s/h but virtually unused OEM one for a rather bargainous £500) but then I lost the use of a garage I was going to store it in in the summer so passed on it. That said I had a hard top on my old 911 that never made it out of the garage. But if you can pick one up its never money badly spent as they hold their value.

23k miles, starlight black.

Drop me a message if keen. I tried via this forum but did not work

That all said - it may not work out in terms of timing after all as I am now looking at some track days in May with some mates (the real sell by date is when the OH goes back to work and I will need my car to drop kid off to nursury, etc).

Also the fact that I have tracked my car might put you off!!

wink

Digger

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8,281 posts

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Bum!

Unfortunately I untick all the black cars when I do my searches . . . really sorry Rakoosh. Let me know if you want to take a look at my car, as & when you sell yours,& assuming mine's still about. smile

For info it looks like my favourite colours are Ardent Canyon Red, Carbon Grey (red soft top), & Storm Titanium a close third! Are all three available on 2006 - 2010 SC's?




Edit - oops, wrong red!

Edited by Digger on Thursday 24th January 04:36

Digger

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8,281 posts

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Do these come with heating for the feet? Is it a cheap & simple diy bodge if not?

Rakoosh

295 posts

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Ah no its not meant to be tbh... its way too soon for me really was just a thought when I saw your post but I am not looking now so no help.

The new thinking is to keep the Elise and buy a cheapo shed for carting kid around. Just depends!

Anyways back to your questions ->
Ardent Red was a standard colour and I think most SC's were premium colours of some sort.

I've seen various greys but I can't recall any red ones.


Digger said:
Bum!

Unfortunately I untick all the black cars when I do my searches . . . really sorry Rakoosh. Let me know if you want to take a look at my car, as & when you sell yours,& assuming mine's still about. smile

For info it looks like my favourite colours are Ardent Red, Carbon Grey (red soft top), & Storm Tianium a close third! Are all three available on 2006 - 2010 SC's?

Rakoosh

295 posts

56 months

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Yes the blower goes to the feet... how effective? Well it won't be toasty like an audi but tis ok.


Digger said:
Do these come with heating for the feet? Is it a cheap & simple diy bodge if not?

otolith

26,137 posts

90 months

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You can direct the heating to the screen, out of the dash vents or towards your feet from somewhere under the dashboard.



It's OK.

Digger

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8,281 posts

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I'm guessing all damp & / or wintery journeys start with a blast to demist the screen, followed by the body, then down to the feet. wink

otolith

26,137 posts

90 months

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They do steam up a bit. Mine doesn't have AC...

Mr E

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145 months

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Digger said:
I'm guessing all damp & / or wintery journeys start with a blast to demist the screen, followed by the body, then down to the feet. wink
No misting problems. Roof is always off.

Digger

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8,281 posts

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What exhaust is recommended for a slightly deeper tone without sounding boomy or hyperactive iykwim?

otolith

26,137 posts

90 months

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Digger said:
What exhaust is recommended for a slightly deeper tone without sounding boomy or hyperactive iykwim?
2bular for me - phone Jim Valentine up, explain what you want and he'll make you something appropriate.

This is mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SElDf3sDY3I

This is a (comprehensive) before/after comparison:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L0A3Z6KqA0


otolith

26,137 posts

90 months

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Oh, looks at the TRD induction as well - makes no difference to the noise until you put your foot down, then sounds much better. Cheap as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9tQLwjeAZ0

Captain Muppet

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Digger said:
I'm guessing all damp & / or wintery journeys start with a blast to demist the screen, followed by the body, then down to the feet. wink
I've got an S1, which only has the option of screen or feet, and I very rarely direct the air to my feet even in winter.

I do have carpets in mine though, because I'm a massive girl.

Digger

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Thanks for that Steve. Much appreciated. smile

Did you consider a Larini exhaust at all?
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