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      10-21-2009, 07:41 AM   #1
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Gave the car a bit of exercise this morning...



Had to visit a customer so decided to use the scenic route on the way back - over the mountain!

Location is the edge of the Brecon Beacons.

Weather got progressively better and was a great drive. Last time I did the road was in my Lotus....covered it quicker today, but not so "involved".

(sorry pics seem a bit big!)
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I envy you being able to do that route.
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I envy you being able to do that route.

For reference, Penderyn, over the top to the Brecon road (A470) then back south.
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Great pics, looks like fun. Is the 320d tuned? how does it compare to the 320i?
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For reference, Penderyn, over the top to the Brecon road (A470) then back south.
Yeah ok don't rub it in, FFS
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Nice Chris.............always great doing that kind of driving, gives the feel good factor.
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For reference, Penderyn, over the top to the Brecon road (A470) then back south.
There's a decent single malt made in Penderyn!
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lurvly looking road for a nice sunday morning blast
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Karlos - my car has evolved recently .....

Compare to the 320i??? Shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence!!!

320i engine, when working properly, is smooth....but thats about it imo..it sounds like a diesel at tickover, doesnt return good mpg, and needs to be worked hard to get any pace....

320d (177) is a great engine - quiet for a 4 cyl diesel - from anywhere other than drivers seat you wouldnt know its diesel. Goes very well while still good consumption. I run it on the company so has to be the best choice for cost effectiveness.
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There's a decent single malt made in Penderyn!
What's the name of it Ed?
How does it compare to Laphroaig?

The A470 is a blinding road especially at 6.00 on a sunday morning when there is little traffic
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What's the name of it Ed?
Penderyn........funnily enough..........

http://www.welsh-whisky.co.uk/index.html
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I took my M3 for a quick blast across there the other week just before I sold it, great bit of road.

I didn't realise you were that close mate, could have popped in for a coffee!!
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I took my M3 for a quick blast across there the other week just before I sold it, great bit of road.

I didn't realise you were that close mate, could have popped in for a coffee!!
you should have!
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