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  1. Just some consumer advice for folks looking at dash cams... Really look at what features you want/need. The blackvue cameras are awesome, as are the top of the range thinkware ones, but if you just want good video quality and parked recording there are great cheaper alternatives out there. I didn't need half the big money features the blackvue and thinkware ones come with so got the VIOFO A129 Pro Duo instead. In most of the testing performed the video quality was as good if not better in some situations than the more expensive blackvue and thinkwares, but at near on half the price
  2. By no means a deal breaker but I'd prefer if they lopped off that bottom part. Made them more like the RS5/R8's you see in the background.
  3. Thanks for the recommendations all. Will take a look at those and see how I go.
  4. Anyone got any recommendations for a decent snow foam? I just bought a new pressure washer after washing with a standard hose / buckets all these years. I've heard the snow foamer that came with it isn't the best but figured I'd give it a try before looking at better lances/guns.
  5. The C43 didn't come with a spare either (although there is room for one) but to my surprise it also didn't come with run flats. It's just got the old compressor and foam can thing in there which is fine with me. How often do people really get blow outs anyway? Every puncture I've ever had has been a slow burner, slow enough to inflate and drive on anyway. Most modern cars also have the pressure indicators as well so no risk of it dropping too low.
  6. Yeh, it was always an annoyance on the Golf for me. The Merc already has a switchable performance exhaust, but this just allows more control. It also means I don't have to keep turning the exhaust back to open every time I start the car which is nice. They have versions on there for the Tiguan R, Golf R32, mk6, mk7, mk7.5 and mk8 R as well. From memory I think it can be changed in the software for the Golf's though. Or maybe that was just the soundaktor?
  7. After mulling it over I pulled the trigger and installed the ASR exhaust module. https://asr-component.de/startseite/82-2836-klappensteuerung-rx2-mercedes-ml2-c205.html#/37-startmodus-letzter_zustand_standard/52-handsender_variante-typ_1_mit_schieber Even when set to "powerful" the exhaust doesn't open 100% until certain criteria are met. One of these is above 4000rpm but I think it might also open fully under full load at low rpm. This module now allows me to open it 100% all of the time for a bit more sound when driving around below 4000rpm. At the click of a button
  8. Very good choice and glad to hear you are enjoying it. Out of all the options you listed it's definitely the best decision.
  9. A fair bit before my time but both are beautiful cars - I especially like the TR6. The Dolomite immediately made me think of the BMW 2002 for some reason. Looked it up and both were out around the same time so must of been the style of the day. I always find it a shame that the UK car industry went the way it did and that I didn't get to see its heyday. There was some seriously cool stuff being pumped out by UK brands. Would of been interesting to see what they could of produced today if it hadn't of gone to shit.
  10. Colleague of mine has one and it's actually really nice inside and out. If they had offered the 5 cylinder version in the UK I very well might have. It's definitely got some presence on the road.
  11. Get the M340i. It won't "feel" as fast as a mk8 R but it makes up for that in luxury and build. I recently jumped out of my mk7.5 R into a C43 estate so did a similar thing as what you are looking at.
  12. Might not be the cheapest but you pay for what you get when it comes to quality... https://www.thule.com/en-gb
  13. It's a long way off but I've always said that one day I'd get an Aston Martin Vantage, DB9, DBS or Vanquish. The last two might be out of any future price range but the DB9 and Vantage can certainly be done. They may not be the best driving cars in the world but they are definitely one of the most beautiful and all sound amazing. Sadly though I think by the time I get there cars like that might be unavailable due to the inevitable taxes and huge fuel prices you'd have to pay for a non-electric in 30-40 years time. That's if they let you drive them at all...
  14. Yeh I've heard this. There is a noticeable difference between "Comfort" and "Powerful" on the exhaust, but as you said I think it opens up more at higher revs. I'll have to give it a try at some point to see if there is a sudden increase in noise or if it's gradual. Depending on the age of the coupe they may have been using "emotion start". On facelift cars, if you hold one of the paddles when you start it, it starts with the exhaust 100% open with a few extra revs to give it more grunt. Normally get a few crackles as well. Might piss of the neighbours first thing in the morning t
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