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Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby 3t3p » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:06 pm

I have my own thoughts already but wanted to see those of others on here.

I am going for the N55 lci M2, in manual.

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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby Zanic L3 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:19 am

What about an RS3? Is it not cheaper? Cheaper in taxes 2.5 with 5 cylinders vs 3 liter inline 6? Also, it's quicker and 'easier' to drive.
There was an RS3 saloon next to me a couple of days ago and he totally smoked me (was pouring rain as well) and it sounds gorgeous. It also does offer more practicality
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby Paradox1 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:54 am

M2 are lvoely cars, GO to BMW and drive one to seal the deal
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby Kev » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:15 am

Ex-member on here Wigit had one for a couple of years and seemed to like it. He's just chopped it in for a cayman 718S.

Not sure manual is the right choice for that car though.
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby 3t3p » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:44 pm

Not interested into the RS3 though I'm sure it's a great car.

Most reviews if you watch/read them DO recommend manual for the M2.

I have test driven a DCT M2 and as usual felt disconnected from the car and engine in general. It was easily liveable in town it's ride was firm but damping ok though the rear is bolted straight to the chassis so you feel the bumps in the back!

Tyre roar was above that of the Scirocco maybe 20% more.
Wish I liked the TTRS more and didn't look like an Audi TT still. ..oh and it was cheaper:D

Need a boot for a practical daily.
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby Zanic L3 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:26 am

Why not interested in an RS3? It's a car that I will be upgrading too in a few years.

It is very practical as you need a boot.
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby Paradox1 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:44 am

Zanic L3 wrote:Why not interested in an RS3? It's a car that I will be upgrading too in a few years.

It is very practical as you need a boot.


Its a lovely practical car, but it looks like a A3 sportsback. Nothing special looking about it.

Now a TTRS ... :D :D :D
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby 3t3p » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm

RS3 masks its speed too well, and leaves me cold in the looks department. It isn't reviewed as a car that rewards your driving but as with all Audi's is point and squirt. Yes constant traction is a good trait but not the be all and end all.

I wish I liked the golf R as I'd just get one of those and stage 2 it alas they leave me cold too.

Need a bit of flair/pizzazz in the car.
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby Kev » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:03 pm

Alpine A110?
Cayman?

I have to say my TTS is plenty quick enough but I will admit an M2 is the better car.
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby 3t3p » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:38 am

Needs to be able to do road trips and Ikea's and have odd person in the back now and then without chopping limbs off:)
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Re: Thinking of buying an M2, thoughts?

Postby Kev » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:08 am

I've had people in the back of my TTS :)
It's not tooooo bad for them!
The boot is much bigger than it looks. You just have to be careful with stuff that's high as it might hit the window.
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