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  1. #7891
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    200 is the min for the big name boys . eg the Michelin's are 230.
    But there are occasional great tyres over here and the Sessantas fell into that for sure and for 100 less !! The Falken 452 tyre also is "good" on the '8 for similar. Last set were 452s but the Sessanta had the edge so going back to them. As good as Yoko, Toy Proxie etc for all round, though maybe slightly lower in perfect dry smooth tarmac - eg track.

    We are seeing a massive influx of <100 tyres in performance car sizes but as you'd expect they are rubbish.
    Everyone who's ever complained in the club about the handling of the '8 has usually bought the car second hand with the Chinese plastic tyres fitted. Get them onto something decent and they cant believe it.
    "A woman without curves is like a road without bends, you might get to your destination quicker but the ride is boring as hell'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    With a six like yours.

    But the problem is that petrol would make even poorer than I am now.
    They can nudge 40MPG on the Motorway...(the facelift 330i is actually better than the smaller cars due to having a 6th gear). You can also buy them for not a lot of money now - so compared to a new car, you're already thousands better off before you even turn a wheel.
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    16' tape measure.
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    I replaced all four tyres last week for Michelin Pilot Sports for 142 each.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clivey View Post
    They can nudge 40MPG on the Motorway...(the facelift 330i is actually better than the smaller cars due to having a 6th gear). You can also buy them for not a lot of money now - so compared to a new car, you're already thousands better off before you even turn a wheel.
    I doubt I would get 40mpg... Then there's the problem that while cheaper it still costs like a german premium car to run and then there's the little voice in your head telling you that you'll never know how it was treated before if you go second hand.
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    Bought a lawnmower. Opted for a cheap one since we are moving next year and I am not going to lug a lawnmower along with me. Used ones are running $75-$100, at that price might as well buy new. Beats paying the lawn guy to mow the properties I manage, so I see it as paying myself $50 every time I mow. So far seems like a good buy. Only 4,5 lb-ft of torque, so I was worried it might bog down. I have been behind mowers with 6 or 7 lb-ft which get bogged. But it has chopped everything I put in its path with no complaint. It starts easy too. As a side bonus the little motor doesn't use much dead dino juice either. Only thing I don't like are the mini rear wheels which make the back yards more of a chore than I thought due to the little drainage gully going through them. My wife likes the workout I get though

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp123 View Post
    Bought a lawnmower. Opted for a cheap one since we are moving next year and I am not going to lug a lawnmower along with me. Used ones are running $75-$100, at that price might as well buy new. Beats paying the lawn guy to mow the properties I manage, so I see it as paying myself $50 every time I mow. So far seems like a good buy. Only 4,5 lb-ft of torque, so I was worried it might bog down. I have been behind mowers with 6 or 7 lb-ft which get bogged. But it has chopped everything I put in its path with no complaint. It starts easy too. As a side bonus the little motor doesn't use much dead dino juice either. Only thing I don't like are the mini rear wheels which make the back yards more of a chore than I thought due to the little drainage gully going through them. My wife likes the workout I get though

    Murray 20" Gas-Powered Lawn Mower: Gardening & Lawn Care : Walmart.com
    I am disappointed that you did not buy...


    a Honda lawnmower.


    Not my purchase, but my dad just spent $150 on one Michelin tire. He got a puncture on his left rear tire on the way to work, about a couple weeks after I punctured the right rear tire.

    The difference? Mine was a slow leak, his was an immediate one.

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    If a Honda had been cheaper, I would have bought it.
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    Speaking of tyres...had one blow out yesterday. Running on the spare. I'll put a cheapie on the other wheel and call it a say.
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    Just had to get this as a present to self for my 55th !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    Just had to get this as a present to self for my 55th !!!!
    Where from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sledgehammer View Post
    Where from?
    Oooo, can I post this without giving myself an infraction ???

    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/products-page/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine View Post
    Just had to get this as a present to self for my 55th !!!!
    You have to wear that next time I'm over!

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    Excellent purchase!

    I've been eying that shirt for a while now.

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    Debating whether to get this...

    MSRP is $375 but it looks good and I like the eco-drive movement. Best of all, a local retailer has it on clearance for $175.

    Downside: not having a date window really throws me off and I wonder if its lack of a second hand will make me feel it's too simplistic in the future.

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  15. #7905
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    What are the shiny diamond-like things where the numbers should be?

    These would really put me off if I was interested in it.

    (Or is it the picture?)
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