Nice choice BB!
The Classe E is a FULL Car, a mature car with lots of tecnology!
And about the Hi-Fi in it, did you chose the extra, or is the standard...?
The engine is a bit noisy at lower speeds. When cruising on the motorway, it's relaxed and quiet. Far more comfortable than the C class. It's got sensors all around it (not just front & rear), so if a car on the side comes close, the car emits a beep to warn me.
When I was driving to work yesterday, the car in front of me suddenly braked. I only started applying pressure on my brake, but the car sensed the impending danger and applied the brakes hard itself, and tightened my seat belt. Quite impressive!
There's a really funny video somewhere of when they first demonstrated the Emergency Brake Assist (as I believe it's called) and it, umm, didn't work...
I'm sure it works perfectly now though...
No signature worth mentioning...
Hmmm a sign of things to come,soon all cars will be limited and controled by satalite
Blackbox technology already exists to do this, all road speed limits are read by the box and you cannot exceed the limit.
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I was thinking of going for the Harman Kardon system for £650, but that would've meant a new order at the factory, and a wait for 1 or 2 months. The existing system is quite good anyway, so didn't opt for it.
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I managed to avoid a head-on collision by accelerating above the speed limit to avoid a car that had crossed carriageways and was heading towards me - so hope that big brother doesn't get that bad, or I would have been dead.
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Well today I took out a 3ltr Jaguar XF and a 3ltr XFS all I can say It aint an old mans car the XFS is very well equiped and comfortable but from the off very quick and when in sport mode the engine remaps and the susspention sets its self up and for a big car handles very well I took it down some realy twisting turning lanes at full throttle and the car didn't become unstable the only thing that was a bit unstable was the salesman no only jocking he was alright although he whent a bit quite both cars were great at the moment the boy racer in me realy wants the XFS the 3ltr XF is also a very quick car and the ride was a bit smother on uneven roads there about a 3/4k premium on the XFS which has the Bower & Wilkins 400w sound system with full Dolby Prologic it also has a 30gb hard drive which you can rip 10 cds onto in lossless . O I have just thought it might be an old mans car after all I am 55 so it must be
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Only yesterday, I was discussing cars with a colleague of mine. He was set on buying an Audi Q5 after selling his BMW 3 series. Upon my strong recommendation last month, he test drove the XF last week. He was stunned at its performance, especially the 3 litre engine. Now he's really confused......will probably end up buying the XF instead!
Jag is an outstanding car.....my next upgrade in the next 4-5 years.
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Nah, you want:
Mid-30s mpg when tootling along A/B-roads; high 30s/40mpg on motorways
160g/km (ie, lowish tax)
5-door hatchback practicality
0-60 in 4.1secs
A 2.0-litre turbo, derived from F1
7-speed twin-clutch 'box
And it's not a bloody diesel
And it is an AMG
Nah. They all need to keep their golf club / sailing club / tennis club / masonic / resident's committee (etc.) memberships, and not despoil their reserved parking spaces, nor shame their families, incite the neighbours to raise petitions, or become the butt of a brother-in-law's antediluvian car jokes at Christmas gatherings. ("What do you call a Skoda convertible .. etc.")
Besides, to the untrained eye, a posh Skoda is indistinguishable from the three million Skoda taxis in our city. Drive it at night (here at least) and hundreds of people will be staggering into the road from pubs and clubs to get a ride home.
An almost affordable AMG is quite an exciting proposition! I like that M135i though myself.
As for that review, how can someone make some pretty interesting cars sound so boring!
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Ive not heard anyone make Skoda jokes for years. Now the only cliche is "but of course, its really a Volkswagen".
I think you'll find it's an Audi.
As for taxiness, I had far more solicitations in my Sharan...
Same horse I suppose.
I went past a local Skoda garage the other day - they had a 13 plate Octavia RS for about 20k. Not a bad price for what you get. For build quality etc I dont think you can go wrong, but they still lack desirability compared to Audi.
Mine's a Superb estate in Elegance trim - in-dash nav with DVD player, SD card slot and 20GB hard drive, bluetooth and phone prep, full leather (cream), electric seats with memory, auto lights and coming home/leaving lights, in-boot partitioning system blah blah.
It's a 60 plate with 24k on the clock and would cost you about £12k.
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