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      08-12-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
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The big question ?

We all know hire cars are the quickest cars on the road and we all know that Black cars are also generally quicker.

So..........The question is, How quick will a Black hire car that has a ZERO excess be ?

Just dropped the smurf at the dealers to get the diff done, their hire car section is closed so assist have gotten hold of a BMW from Enterprise `till tomorrow when they will try to get me "a like for like car", I pointed out so many scratches, marks and dents to the Enterprise guy that the he has given me a Zero excess and told me to bring it back with no petrol.

I might even strap the G-tech in it now, I beleive the ideal launch technique for cars with less than 200 hp is to select first gear, floor the accelerator and then side step the clutch. Is that right ?

Anyone want a test drive ? Or even just wanting to come and kick it ?
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Are you going to tell us what car it is ?!
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Are you going to tell us what car it is ?!
i can give it the thrashing of its life round the block if ya like
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      08-12-2007, 09:21 AM   #4
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Time to move the Northern meet forwards and make it a thrash the hire car meet?
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Time to move the Northern meet forwards and make it a thrash the hire car meet?
Hmm....interesting idea.

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It`s a 318i se

I`ve done a few runs with the G-tech, anyone want top hazzard a guess at the 0-60 ?

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Got to be high 4s ?
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      08-12-2007, 12:35 PM   #8
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Got to be high 4s ?

Only with Carl at the helm.
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High 4's .... as in 10.48
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Anyone know what the official stats are ?
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Anyone know what the official stats are ?
For the 2007 318i SE- 0-62 in 10.0secs!

Are you saying you aren't going to get that below 7.0s, Mike?!

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That would be some hill
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      08-12-2007, 01:16 PM   #13
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9.39 is the absolute best and the clutch aint happy at all. The aroma brings back fond memories of thre `ring `tho.
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Anyone want a test drive ? Or even just wanting to come and kick it ?

Why?

How old are you?

I knew guys doing this kind thing 20 years ago - they were 18 at the time.
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Anyone want a test drive ? Or even just wanting to come and kick it ?

Why?
I knew guys doing this kind thing 20 years ago - they were 18 at the time.
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Too young and your definately not my type.



If only everything written on the t`internet was as serious as you, eh ?
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Too young and your definately not my type.



If only everything written on the t`internet was as serious as you, eh ?
9 sec aint bad for 140bhp lol

where did you get your timer thing mike?? is it gps and for what price?

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GPS yes accurate to within +/- 0.02 secs apparently.

Do a google search for G-tech pro R/R for loads of info. You`ll get them from the states for about half of the 300 retail.
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What's the chance that someone subjected your recent purchase to the same abuse?

Is it still as funny?

Oh sorry - it was a joke wasn't it?
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Let's face it the less interest you have in a car the more you'll abuse it. Your own car gets treated with kid gloves, a company car gets some abuse, a hire car gets caned and the loan car you get when your car is delivered faulty gets bounced off the limiter!

Been there done that... but the loaner was a diesel escort before the days of turbo-diesels, so you had to thrash it to make even limited progress.

Hope you get your like-for-like car today Mike.
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What's the chance that someone subjected your recent purchase to the same abuse?

Is it still as funny?

Oh sorry - it was a joke wasn't it?
I sincerely hope it has, thats what ///M cars are designed for.
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We all know hire cars are the quickest cars on the road and we all know that Black cars are also generally quicker.

So..........The question is, How quick will a Black hire car that has a ZERO excess be ?

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Anyone want a test drive ? Or even just wanting to come and kick it ?
See if you can get the tyres almost (but not quite) down to the legal minimum within 24 hours
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9 sec aint bad for 140bhp lol

where did you get your timer thing mike?? is it gps and for what price?

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Carlos you don't want one..... it will only disprove your performance claims!
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