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    I'll go with a Noble, or a used TVR.
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    If you take the TVR, keep a Fire Extinguisher handy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    It's not completely soul less but more soul less in comparison to the 8C, I've been reading about it in this months EVO and I have to say it's a fantastic looking car but then again, it was designed by a German...
    There's another problem. Despite having a clever aluminium chasis it still weights 1635kg. And that's a lot. Basically coming to think of it I don't think this car offers anything remarkable compared to its rivals.
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    "The best V8 in the business"
    "Fantastic build quality"
    Awesome looks and no doubt it'll be reliable more reliable than say an Alfa or Aston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    "The best V8 in the business"
    "Fantastic build quality"
    Awesome looks and no doubt it'll be reliable more reliable than say an Alfa or Aston.
    I don't think reliability is high on the list of potential buyers. Anyway there's the Porsche 911 Carrera S if you want german engineering, and it is £11,000 cheaper than the Audi. For me, taking into account the Alfa Romeo is already sold out, a Maserati Gransport will do.
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    The Audi is as good as the Porsche, if not better but yeah, that price, Audi's certainly not being shy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    The Audi is as good as the Porsche, if not better but yeah, that price, Audi's certainly not being shy...
    I suppose they rely on the association R8 = multiple Le Mans winner, even if the two cars don't share a single bolt. I guess that the diesel engined R8 will be called R10...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    The Audi is as good as the Porsche, if not better...
    What are you basing that on? aside from your fanboyism...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer
    What are you basing that on? aside from your fanboyism...
    Up yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    If you take the TVR, keep a Fire Extinguisher handy.
    Any reason, other than "Because Richard Hammond implied that they burst into flames"?

    They are only as bad as the people who fail to maintain them tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    Up yours!

    Evo Issue 102 Collectors Edition March 2007 Page: 88 "Audi's Moment Of Truth"
    They said it was a very good car. They also said they'd have to wait until they'd tested it on British roads against its rivals (Porsche, Aston etc) before they could give a definitive judgement. Considering the 997 Carrera S has consistently wiped the floor with all of it's rivals in the past I'd say the jury is still very much out on whether it is "as good, if not better" than the Porker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack_Bauer
    They said it was a very good car. They also said they'd have to wait until they'd tested it on British roads against its rivals (Porsche, Aston etc) before they could give a definitive judgement. Considering the 997 Carrera S has consistently wiped the floor with all of it's rivals in the past I'd say the jury is still very much out on whether it is "as good, if not better" than the Porker.
    What is interesting is how the Porsche manages to outperform its rivals despite the power deficit. And the fact that it's cheaper than all its rivals...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    Up yours!

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    I'm an Audi fanboy too but what you're doing is what MDM did regarding his chops, take all the good and completely ignore anything else.
    True, they said it was a good car but also said they'd have to wait until the cars were compared in the UK before passing final judgement on it. I do hope it does well, but right now it can't really be argued it's an all-out better car than the Porsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h00t_h00t
    They are only as bad as the people who fail to maintain them tbh.
    Blaming a TVR's reliability ratings on their respective owners?

    Now that's something I've never heard before.

    Even Smolenski, when took over the company, tried to work out reliability issues. It was the first thing he did actually. But the thing about TVR is not only the mechanical reliability, but also poor build quality and testing.

    TVR's are great cars for the first 1000 miles. Then you need to be a bit careful
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    Quote Originally Posted by h00t_h00t
    Any reason, other than "Because Richard Hammond implied that they burst into flames"?

    They are only as bad as the people who fail to maintain them tbh.
    I was making a joke. Yeah, Uncle J's was fine, never had any problems other than it rolling part way down a hill as he was getting out then realising the handbrake lever isn't connected to anything for some reason.


    Can't wait to see/read about the R8 vs 911 on British Roads, should be good. I am taking into account the price and the fact that the car seems busier than you'd expect and tire noise is a little much.
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