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2 hours ago, BacktoCricaddict said:

 

For my 40th b'day, my family gifted me a Lamborghini/Ferrari driving experience (Motorsportlab).  I chose the Lamborghini.  It was in a large stadium parking lot where they had made a track with traffic cones.  Just 20 - 25 min, but ... holy crap ... unfrikkinbelievable. 

Wow!!...you got to experience the Lambo Porn, I haven't yet....:sad_smile:........:protest:  

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2 hours ago, Under_Score said:

Between Infiniti & Audi....which one would you rate better?.......Both Engine smoothness & power wise. 

I think the Infiniti is almost always v6...it felt heavy and sluggish and powerful only in certain circumstances. Also they dropped the ball on interior and tech. The g37 was pretty ok but the q50 didn't know what to do. For a long time Infiniti is a neglected and forgotten brand. For the a4 ...I have only a v4 ...but it feels nippy and the handling is awesome. It is less powerful obviously but feels more athletic. Drive is smooth and the interior is subtle but on point. Although i think since 2022 Audi is falling behind it's German bethren in interior and tech but the exterior is more sharp. Hope they reduce the chrome though. All things considered you can always get the s4 or rs5..if more power is needed but the price for rs is quite high.

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5 hours ago, jf1gp_1 said:

Had a turbocharged Passat, turbo alone gave me so much grief.

German engineering is a myth. I would not touch German cars with a 10 ft pole. Either it is Japanese or GM/Ford.  Heck even Maruti is better than BMW.

 

Having said that Turbos always have issues. Just difficult to maintain.

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9 hours ago, straighttalk said:

I think the Infiniti is almost always v6...it felt heavy and sluggish and powerful only in certain circumstances. Also they dropped the ball on interior and tech. The g37 was pretty ok but the q50 didn't know what to do. For a long time Infiniti is a neglected and forgotten brand. For the a4 ...I have only a v4 ...but it feels nippy and the handling is awesome. It is less powerful obviously but feels more athletic. Drive is smooth and the interior is subtle but on point. Although i think since 2022 Audi is falling behind it's German bethren in interior and tech but the exterior is more sharp. Hope they reduce the chrome though. All things considered you can always get the s4 or rs5..if more power is needed but the price for rs is quite high.

Is that V35?? V6 engine? That is pretty powerful. Did this Infiniti had CVT transmission?

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39 minutes ago, Khota said:

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Almost killed .y self

Volvo not impressed

Colt

Mustang Hydroplaned

Accord

Aries

Impala

Murano

Matrix Very impressed

Maruti Best car value very impressive

 

Canoe life vest saved me otherwise there would be no khota on this forum

Rich boy. Gurgaon ka choro. Can I be your fraaand?

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15 minutes ago, Khota said:

Very poor. Don't care about gurgaon. Like I said Maruti is my favorite car

 . Not a sign of wealth 

Never rode a tricycle or a kids bicycle. First ride was a friend’s bicycle doing katri in 6th  grade. I don’t know what it is called elsewhere .
 

You are short. Right armpit rests on the bar or seat of an adult sized bicycle. Left and right hand on handle, right leg on the peddle inside the traingle below the bar and left leg on the other peddle.

1-DE6-B478-4-CA2-4248-B55-F-CC5-E16-C64-

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Piggyback on my grandfather.

A hand me down kick scooter that was my brothers when he was a kid.

Roller skates. I fell down and needed 5 stitches near my elbow. Remember my grandmom giving an earful to my mom about khoobsurti kharab ho jayegi and no one would marry a skater girl etc etc. :rolleyes:

Skoda Octavia (my first car). I kept it as long as I could. Finally gave it away with a heavy heart.

A whole host of other vehicles later. But these are the ones that I have an emotional attachment to. Till date.

 

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7 hours ago, Khota said:

German engineering is a myth. I would not touch German cars with a 10 ft pole. Either it is Japanese or GM/Ford.  Heck even Maruti is better than BMW.

 

Having said that Turbos always have issues. Just difficult to maintain.

Few years ago I was at a BMW specialist Garage for oil change & dealing with some lights popping up on the dash, the owner admitted that European car manufacturers just couldn't keep the damn engine oil inside those massive engines, they are prone to leak sooner than Jap vehicles, also design flaws were the reasons for very high maintenance costs, that time I paid $100/hour for the labor only...parts additional cost. Recently I got my vehicle serviced for some errors......labor is now $160/hour even to diagnose the problem...all in all, they changed a few minor parts  & sensors....total bill around $2,519 plus taxes. 

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5 minutes ago, straighttalk said:

It is 3.7l 6 cylinder ..the nomenclature is 3.7l v6. I think it was just standard auto though the sport version had a manual.

That is a different engine. Their mainstay is 3.5l V6 engine. Standard Xmission is definitely better. 

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2 minutes ago, Under_Score said:

Few years ago I was at BMW specialist Garage for oil change & dealing with some lights popping up on the dash, he admitted that European car manufacturers just couldn't keep the damn engine oil inside those massive engines, they are prone to leak sooner that Jap vehicles, also design flaws were the reasons for very high maintenance costs, that time I paid $100/hour for the labor only...parts additional cost. Recently I got my vehicle serviced for some errors......labor is now $160/hour even to diagnose the problem...all in all, they changed a few minor parts  & sensors....total bill around $2,519 plus taxes. 

That is German engineering for you. No good and over valued

 

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2 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

Never rode a tricycle or a kids bicycle. First ride was a friend’s bicycle doing katri in 6th  grade. I don’t know what it is called elsewhere .
 

You are short. Right armpit rests on the bar or seat of an adult sized bicycle. Left and right hand on handle, right leg on the peddle inside the traingle below the bar and left leg on the other peddle.

1-DE6-B478-4-CA2-4248-B55-F-CC5-E16-C64-

Never had the money to graduate from tri cycle to bicycle. Got a regular bike, sat on the carrier and learned

 Finally got on the seat. Broke my right arm

 Went to safdarjung and got it fixed.

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5 hours ago, Under_Score said:

Few years ago I was at a BMW specialist Garage for oil change & dealing with some lights popping up on the dash, the owner admitted that European car manufacturers just couldn't keep the damn engine oil inside those massive engines, they are prone to leak sooner than Jap vehicles, also design flaws were the reasons for very high maintenance costs, that time I paid $100/hour for the labor only...parts additional cost. Recently I got my vehicle serviced for some errors......labor is now $160/hour even to diagnose the problem...all in all, they changed a few minor parts  & sensors....total bill around $2,519 plus taxes. 

On a lighter note.

 

Why don't you see German Electronics products?

 

Germans couldn't figure a way for electronics to leak oil.

 

n't 

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On 9/10/2022 at 9:05 PM, Khota said:

Did it handle differently?

I think you are asking me if the Lambo handled differently than the Ferrari.  Well, I wouldn't know because had to choose between the Ferrari and Lambo, so I chose the Lambo (childhood fantasy to drive one).  I got a 2009(?) Gallardo.  I don't know much about cars, but I know this - I will never ever forget the low-end torque on that thing.  The pull I felt was even more dramatic than on an airplane that is about to take off - and I was the one in control.  And the handling around turns was only limited by my ability.   After I was done, the instructor guy said I didn't even scratch the surface of what was possible.  If someone gave me $300K, I could explore all those possibilities :-).

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