Comfortable performance cars?!

Comfortable performance cars?!

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wadsy

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337 posts

223 months

Friday 11th June
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jamie-hw314 said:
RS6 C7 are a great buy compared to the C8s. Very comfy and plush ride in the comfort setting (im DRC), or hit dynamic for a sharper ride when you want the full nutter mode. Ive have one for 3 years, ticks all the boxes and im struggling to see what car can match it next for the same money. Relatively cheap to run too (compared to other similar wheels).
Thanks.

Am I right in saying they are standard with air suspension, and option of 'dynamic' with steel springs?

I was thinking the air option would offer the better ride quality; any thoughts?

Cheers

popeyewhite

14,252 posts

87 months

Friday 11th June
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Didn't think my RS6 was particularly comfortable in comfort setting. OK for a performance car though. S500 good call IMO, I have my eye on one.. .

Jonny Wishbone

661 posts

13 months

Friday 11th June
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wadsy said:
Thanks very much for your reply/info.

I've had a B3 Bi-Turbo (saloon) previously and the new B3 Touring with AWD is certainly appealing, although, probably too expensive at the moment. I'd planned to spend up to around 50k, maybe 60k at a push.

If you have a link to your thoughts on your B3, I'd be interested to read them.

Cheers
No worries. More info here.

Canon_Fodder

123 posts

30 months

Friday 11th June
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The silver S500 that ZX linked to is a very nice looking machine!

Batleyred

658 posts

86 months

Friday 11th June
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I’ve a rs6 performance, suits all my needs, Chuck the dogs in and away you go. Huge boot and very comfortable in comfort mode. I payed 56k on a 17 plate. Like all cars this year it’s value has risen. I’d hold on a few months and wait till cars drop.

Mines on air suspension and happy I went for it. 605 bhp on tap, very fast straight line performance and not to bad on country roads.

Love mine




Edited by Batleyred on Friday 11th June 14:52

ZX10R NIN

21,743 posts

92 months

Friday 11th June
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wadsy said:
Yep, good shout on the S Coupe. One I had thought of. After our 6 coupe though, I was thinking I'd prefer something a little smaller (for car parks/lanes etc) and with a more upright driving position than a coupe, hence looking more at estates and saloons.

The comfort/spec (massage seats etc) does make it an interesting option though and well worth checking out.

Cheers
You want something smaller but are considering an RS6? biglaugh have you seen the size of them.

Now they're the RS6 is a good car, the S Coupe is a great spacious place for four people & a step up from the RS6 interior wise too performance wise the 63 will match the RS6 once rolling.





wadsy

Original Poster:

337 posts

223 months

Friday 11th June
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ZX10R NIN said:
You want something smaller but are considering an RS6? biglaugh have you seen the size of them.
I know laugh ....tricky to find the compromise between comfort, size, handling etc! rotate


ZX10R NIN said:
Now they're the RS6 is a good car, the S Coupe is a great spacious place for four people & a step up from the RS6 interior wise too performance wise the 63 will match the RS6 once rolling.
Cheers smile

wadsy

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337 posts

223 months

Monday 14th June
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Jonny Wishbone said:
No worries. More info here.
Thanks, good read smile


CSK423

644 posts

174 months

Tuesday 15th June
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I didn't see a budget in the thread but I went from a 640d GC to a F15 X5M in 2018.

I would highly recommend, we wanted a fast load lugging SUV with comfort.

mattman

2,531 posts

189 months

Tuesday 15th June
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recently acquired the devils spawn in the shape of an X6 40d - far more performance than a car of this size should have, very comfortable and reasonable luggage space. Not as good as the equivalent X5 which is a lot more practical but i prefer the coupe lines as its not a family wagon 95% of the time.
Handles ok for a tank - although don't tend to drag it around bends on its door handles - stupidly sized tyres means it has lots of grip and expected to be 100% useless in the snow without decent winter tread

They seem to be loved and hated in equal measure (perhaps more on the hate side) so possibly a more decisive choice smile

trowelhead

1,796 posts

88 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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Depends if you want more performance car feel or waft/GT car feel?

S class coupe is an excellent shout and meets the brief almost perfectly.

Jaguar XJR 5.0 supercharged?

Another option would be a 5.0 supercharged range rover sport (not svr - too harsh). More power and waft / GT car feel... Would be a huge leap in ride comfort (on sensible wheels and air suspension) vs the 640 and a step up in road noise isolation, interior quality and specialness.

Bentley continental an excellent choice too.



Edited by trowelhead on Wednesday 23 June 12:26

TheAlastair34

324 posts

95 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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If you dont need to carry 4 then a Lotus Evora is the best riding sports car built

wadsy

Original Poster:

337 posts

223 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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Thanks for the further replies chaps smile

The car I would really like is a 997 (tiptronic) Turbo!... I may just get one of these and try to make it work with a DSC tuning box for the PASM suspension and more sound deadening! laugh

I will try one first though, and an Evora too, although not many about, especially autos!

One of my 'criteria' is that "special-car-in-the-man-cave" thing!

If they don't do the job then I may need to work my way up the comfort scale!... I think a 5.0 XKR is worth trying (as well as a Quadrifoglio and Alpina B4!) possibly a Conti GT, then the S63 AMG seems to be the ultimate comfort/sport oriented option.

The RR isn't a bad shout, but I plan to keep my old (1994) Pajero as a run-about/green-laner, possibly change it for something more day to day friendly like a Mk3 Shogun or a Disco 3 to cover a few more bases.

I'd also love to get back into biking!... so the funds are getting even more thinly spread! laugh

Cheers

mattman

2,531 posts

189 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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wadsy said:
Thanks for the further replies chaps smile

The car I would really like is a 997 (tiptronic) Turbo!... I may just get one of these and try to make it work with a DSC tuning box for the PASM suspension and more sound deadening! laugh

I will try one first though, and an Evora too, although not many about, especially autos!

One of my 'criteria' is that "special-car-in-the-man-cave" thing!

If they don't do the job then I may need to work my way up the comfort scale!... I think a 5.0 XKR is worth trying (as well as a Quadrifoglio and Alpina B4!) possibly a Conti GT, then the S63 AMG seems to be the ultimate comfort/sport oriented option.

The RR isn't a bad shout, but I plan to keep my old (1994) Pajero as a run-about/green-laner, possibly change it for something more day to day friendly like a Mk3 Shogun or a Disco 3 to cover a few more bases.

I'd also love to get back into biking!... so the funds are getting even more thinly spread! laugh

Cheers
So for the "special car" point - Aston Martin DB9 or a Maserati Gran Turismo?

trowelhead

1,796 posts

88 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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mattman said:
wadsy said:
Thanks for the further replies chaps smile

The car I would really like is a 997 (tiptronic) Turbo!... I may just get one of these and try to make it work with a DSC tuning box for the PASM suspension and more sound deadening! laugh

I will try one first though, and an Evora too, although not many about, especially autos!

One of my 'criteria' is that "special-car-in-the-man-cave" thing!

If they don't do the job then I may need to work my way up the comfort scale!... I think a 5.0 XKR is worth trying (as well as a Quadrifoglio and Alpina B4!) possibly a Conti GT, then the S63 AMG seems to be the ultimate comfort/sport oriented option.

The RR isn't a bad shout, but I plan to keep my old (1994) Pajero as a run-about/green-laner, possibly change it for something more day to day friendly like a Mk3 Shogun or a Disco 3 to cover a few more bases.

I'd also love to get back into biking!... so the funds are getting even more thinly spread! laugh

Cheers
So for the "special car" point - Aston Martin DB9 or a Maserati Gran Turismo?
Gran Turismo is an excellent shout - one of the best noises out there. Would also suit "special-car-in-the-man-cave"

XKR would be lovely.

Failing that, a vantage wouldn't be a bad shout either.

W204 C63 6.2 coupe has also got that special feeling, but is comfy enough. (Esp non performance pack, 18" wheels)

Pretty much all of the cars being thrown about are very low in the depreciation curve which is always nice. Decent low mileage C63s are still the same price as when i sold mine 4 years ago - and 507 edition seems to be appreciating




trowelhead

1,796 posts

88 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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Batleyred said:
I’ve a rs6 performance, suits all my needs, Chuck the dogs in and away you go. Huge boot and very comfortable in comfort mode. I payed 56k on a 17 plate. Like all cars this year it’s value has risen. I’d hold on a few months and wait till cars drop.

Mines on air suspension and happy I went for it. 605 bhp on tap, very fast straight line performance and not to bad on country roads.

Love mine




Edited by Batleyred on Friday 11th June 14:52
Gorgeous looking car that - i prefer the look of these to the new ones too

wadsy

Original Poster:

337 posts

223 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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mattman said:
So for the "special car" point - Aston Martin DB9 or a Maserati Gran Turismo?
Hmmm, probably worth a look!

Cheers