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      10-10-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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Autocar - M3 vs C63AMG and new A4

As per the title really. Didn't get chance to buy a copy but they seem to be liking the new A4 compare to the 3 series (when you see them side by side I can see why) and they also seemed to rate the C63 over M3 - caveat: I didn't get to the conclusion, was late for train!

What have autocar got against the M steering wheel?! FFS its lovely and they continue to drone on about how thick it is...... GET ADULT SIZED HANDS! The C63 one looks just as chunky in the photo anyway. The M3 interior looks better IMHO.

Worth getting I reckon.. (The mag) I will be.
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After reading the article its harris gives the nod to the M3 ( obviously nothing to do with the fact hes ordered one)

C63 faster than M3.
C63 Better steerinf feel

M3 slightly lighter front end so better adjustability
M3 Revs higher therfore a bit more of a pure driver car.

I cant be arsed changing gear manually any more, i do 30k per year i love torque and the m3 dont have much, but i think its horses for courses, bothe are clearly brilliant cars which ever you choose you;ll have a great car just IMO the C63 looks better than the M3, the 6.2 liters V8 sounds utterly amazing and i'm getting one

he says if the M3 driver isnt a brilliant driver he wouldnt see which way the C63 went......enough for me to know ive made the correct decision.......roll on 2008
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Actually I think you'll find Chris Harris prefers the M3 over the C63 but only by a very small margin.

Got to rate the new C63 though, awesome car me thinks. Compared to pictures of what the new saloon M3 will look like, i for one much prefer the look of the AMG. So much more aggresive, the M3 saloon just looks too ordinary.
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After reading the article its harris gives the nod to the M3 ( obviously nothing to do with the fact hes ordered one)

C63 faster than M3.
C63 Better steerinf feel

M3 slightly lighter front end so better adjustability
M3 Revs higher therfore a bit more of a pure driver car.

I cant be arsed changing gear manually any more, i do 30k per year i love torque and the m3 dont have much, but i think its horses for courses, bothe are clearly brilliant cars which ever you choose you;ll have a great car just IMO the C63 looks better than the M3, the 6.2 liters V8 sounds utterly amazing and i'm getting one

he says if the M3 driver isnt a brilliant driver he wouldnt see which way the C63 went......enough for me to know ive made the correct decision.......roll on 2008
I knew you would get in quick when I saw c63amg in the title of the thread

I have to say I think the new c-class is a fine looking car .. at least the sport model with the AMG grille is.
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[quote=needforspeed;1520466]I knew you would get in quick when I saw c63amg in the title of the thread

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like a rat up a drainpipe


im keeping the 335d though its going to be the mrs drive, and im happy because its loosing up and its a fantastic car
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Worth getting I reckon.. (The mag) I will be.
I won't as postmen seem to be as rare as hen's teeth what with the strikes:sad0147: So much for the subscription
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is this in this weeks mag?
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I won't as postmen seem to be as rare as hen's teeth what with the strikes:sad0147: So much for the subscription
If it's any consolation I know someone who works for Royal Mail and he is well and truly hacked off by the whole thing. Mainly because every day he strikes is a days pay lost.
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My heart bleeds for him.

Still, I suppose that he can spend all day in the pub rather than having to wait until 1 pm. Bit of a double whammy though - less pay, more to spend on beer.

Is this why he is so upset?
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after how many miles is it loosening up. Mines on 120 miles and am loving it. Will post some pics on Monday. Black Sapphire with Saddle 335d E92.

Back to the thread, peoples opinons vary, its all a little subjective, the C is a nice car in AMG spec though, specially in white.

on tangent, with no spare in the E92 what happens if u have a puncture on a long road trip holiday in the UK?!
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My heart bleeds for him.

Still, I suppose that he can spend all day in the pub rather than having to wait until 1 pm. Bit of a double whammy though - less pay, more to spend on beer.

Is this why he is so upset?
He is a manager in the sorting office. He doesn't earn a massive amount and works a regular shift.

The dispute is really about the guys doing the rounds, but one of the issues my mate has is that under the new terms he could be sent anywhere to do his days work. So he could end up having to make his own way, unpaid, to an office 60 miles away. Normally this would be constructive dismissal, but he is being asked to waive this right in return for ... well nothing.

The problem is that these 'spanish practices' have been part of the terms and conditions for years. So it really is the case that the employees are being asked to do more than has been previously required for no additional money.

I can see both sides of the argument, as can he, but he doesn't get paid a lot and the loss of 4 or 5 days wages a month will be painful
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I knew you would get in quick when I saw c63amg in the title of the thread

I have to say I think the new c-class is a fine looking car .. at least the sport model with the AMG grille is.
I did post this just to get Steve talking
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is this in this weeks mag?
Ya. Out yesterday.
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Ya. Out yesterday.
usually on my door matt for when i get home on a Wed
Fe##ing postal strike!! (but to be fair,gives me longer to pay invoices)

the big Merc with the big engine,sounds nice enough if your getting on a bit,but i lke to drive my motor sometimes,when i am a lot older i will too buy a Merc waftermatic
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i bought it this morning, a ZOO-ogical mazazine also!!

will have a read whilst takin a dump later
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dxb335d i bought it this morning, a ZOO-ogical mazazine also!!

will have a read whilst takin a dump later
Way,way too much information!!
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I did post this just to get Steve talking
sorry ive been a bit quiet lads we thought the mrs was having a miscarriage, so felt a bit shitty, but the scan yesterday said all is well.
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lost interest in autocar (wrote in a letter of distain re: their review of m3 - which was printed I only read EVO now, and they prefer the e92 m3 over c63 and rs4 (just)
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sorry ive been a bit quiet lads we thought the mrs was having a miscarriage, so felt a bit shitty, but the scan yesterday said all is well.
Glad to hear all is ok Steve, know what that's like.
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sorry ive been a bit quiet lads we thought the mrs was having a miscarriage, so felt a bit shitty, but the scan yesterday said all is well.
Mate,glad everythings cool
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