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I was looking at this

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But I bought this

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I got tired of the Volvo's finicky AC and tractor like qualities (and 230000KM). From a Swedish tractor to an Italian sewing machine. Cheap, should be OK to run once I do the timing belt so the engine doesn't explode.

Pretty great experience with the dealer I ended up going with, they are going to respray the bonnet as they weren't happy with how a couple of stone chips turned out after touch-ups but wanted me to take the car for a couple of weeks to make sure if there are any issues they can fix them all at once while a have a loan car. Used car salesman wanting to actually fix things, mind blown.

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Dang, dealer of the year maybe? My BMW came with overspray and a badly refitted front bar but the dealer knew nothing about that. :D

Looks great! I love Alfa's and I love Mitos. Are you enjoying it?

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31 minutes ago, PranK said:

Dang, dealer of the year maybe? My BMW came with overspray and a badly refitted front bar but the dealer knew nothing about that. :D

Looks great! I love Alfa's and I love Mitos. Are you enjoying it?

Picked it up today, pretty happy with it. A very different place to be to the Volvo. Now to try and resist driving everywhere in Dynamic mode.

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On 11/14/2019 at 5:03 PM, PranK said:

wtf is an "it girl"?

The one everyone wants to bang?

Also, never thought I'd participate in this thread but I will soon when I take some pics... Don't get too excited it's nothing special

 

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Stage 3 upgrades completed. 

Made a smidge off 257kW at wheels (was 210kW at wheels when stage 2+)  and a genuine 550Nm. The DSG TCU was already tuned but had to be custom tuned to cope with the torque increase (100Nm) over stage 2+.  Feels like 11 second 1/4 potential, although traction is a challenge. 

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4 hours ago, whatsisname said:

Stage 3 upgrades completed. 

Made a smidge off 257kW at wheels (was 210kW at wheels when stage 2+)  and a genuine 550Nm. The DSG TCU was already tuned but had to be custom tuned to cope with the torque increase (100Nm) over stage 2+.  Feels like 11 second 1/4 potential, although traction is a challenge. 

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Sexy engine bay.

 

Every time I see a Scirroco "that's the best looking Golf I have ever..oh right it's a Scirroco"

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So much for leaving my wife's car stock,  also threw the new car warranty out the window too lol.

Turbo muffler delete, bigger turbo inlet and APR reflash (yes the tuner went to get an off the shelf remap, turns out Kess by Alienware is nearly $6k, not buying a tuning suite for 1x tune).

I'll go strap it up to the dyno next time I'm using it and see what it pumps out

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On the other end of the scale; 

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By friend. I'll miss you. :(

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I made myself sad, so I went down to Rose Street and took some photos with the other wagon;

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Hey Guys.

After years of driving Imports (as daily drivers) we were looking to upgrade from our V36 sedan. Something with switchable driving modes, as Miso (main driver) wants best of both worlds, comfortable and still fun/capable in the twisties.

Picked this up, a 2013 328i msport. Its got a few mods, as life's too short to drive standard cars, haha.

Goes pretty well for a 2.0L!

First Euro car? why not make it a modified one for your first Euro experieince, lol.

Still holding my breath for something to happen, but so far so good. Previous owner looked after it well

Still can't believe it doesn't have a dipstick for the engine oil!

 

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Anyone want to buy my Megane? Best car I've ever owned lol.

Back to Regrets and Regression over here now :P

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On 11/13/2019 at 4:20 PM, PranK said:

Dang, dealer of the year maybe? My BMW came with overspray and a badly refitted front bar but the dealer knew nothing about that. :D

Looks great! I love Alfa's and I love Mitos. Are you enjoying it?

Dealer excellent, panelshop that does the repair work? Pretty shit really.

This is all communicating directly with the owner. They are a Porsche specialist. Impossible to organize a loan car as they couldn't tell me when one would be in as if they had no idea. My dad kindly dropped off and picked up the car for me as he works much closer to the city than I do.

Three things needed to be done: Respray bonnet, fix drivers footrest and passenger seat flip forward not releasing.

What was actually done:

Cables tightened up for the passenger seat, seems OK now.

Bonnet touch ups sanded down a bit and then the bonnet polished by whom I can only assume was the work experience kid because it is swirled up something horrid and the drivers guard somehow has swirl marks like the orbital was dropped on it. Polish was left on all the edges, window washers and even the windscreen wipers.

Footrest panel was sikaflexed in place and popped off under hard braking when I avoided hitting a wallaby. You can’t Sikaflex interior panels in when they have serviceable items under there – AC fan, condensation container and drain etc.

Funny thing is they asked about getting rid of bad google reviews from cars they never had at the shop. I know two are from friends of the panel shop down the road but I guess they'll never get that information now. 🤐

 

On 11/13/2019 at 4:53 PM, DivHunter said:

Picked it up today, pretty happy with it. A very different place to be to the Volvo. Now to try and resist driving everywhere in Dynamic mode.

Not resisting, bugger all difference in economy but Dynamic is how the engine should behave all the time.

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Plot twist, dealer cracked the shits with panel shop. An apologetic panel shop called me to organize to fix things properly including ordering a new interior panel to replace the footrest. Admitted they simply rushed the job.

I am happy with that outcome as long as it all comes through and I don't have to drop the car there myself however the dealer already offered to pick up the MiTo and leave a loan car to get it done.

So I think I can safely say that Ross at Auto Central Sales is a champion and I would definitely buy more cars from them.

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Nice, good result! 

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