Bye Bye BMW M3 - Mitsubishi Lancer Register Forum
 
 

Go Back   Mitsubishi Lancer Register Forum > General Stuff > Non-Lancer Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-11-2020, 20:05   #1
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
Bye Bye BMW M3

It's taken less than a week and some quick fire-decision making.

Middle of last week I hadn't even thought about changing my BMW. I've been realising lately that the F80 just doesn't give me a lot of joy, though. It's a beautiful object, The leather/carbon interior is exquisite while still being functional. It's comfortable. The colour is stunning. And this M3 is the first with more than adequate brake setup. It's also fast. In a straight line, anyway, just don't expect to pull out from a T-junction and accelerate into a small gap in busy traffic like you can with any Evo. Recently it's been leaving me a bit cold.

Cue some Autotrader and Piston-heads browsing.

Test drove a used car yesterday.
Agreed a deal.
Picked it up today, leaving the M3 behind.

How's that for a spur of the moment car change?
__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Rampant For This Useful Post:
RichW (14-11-2020), willox (05-11-2020)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2020, 21:27   #2
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
I still have the Evo VI, but it is now joined by this:

__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Rampant For This Useful Post:
ant1 (05-11-2020), dreMR (05-11-2020), evo5d (04-11-2020), peeler (04-11-2020), RichW (14-11-2020)
Old 04-11-2020, 21:50   #3
leeslancer8
Senior User
 
leeslancer8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Car: EVO 8 260 - EVO 7 RSII - EVO 8 FQ320 MR - EVO 4 GSR
Posts: 3,330
I’m tempted by a f80 whilst keeping the Evo. Subaru looks nice are they similar priced? Obviously the scoob will have the great 4wd advantage

Car looks great
leeslancer8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 07:34   #4
ant1
Senior User
 
ant1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: At you mums
Car: Evo TME RS
My Car
Posts: 11,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
I still have the Evo VI, but it is now joined by this:

I did a similar thing and just purchased a impreza to daily.

forged 2.5, APs all round, PPG gearbox etc. So much more fun than my M5/M3 I was using before.

IMG_2114 by Anthony Bunce, on Flickr
ant1 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ant1 For This Useful Post:
Rampant (05-11-2020)
Old 05-11-2020, 09:16   #5
Goginawa
Zero Fighter
 
Goginawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: London
Car: EVO IX FQ 320
My Car
Posts: 12,782
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
I still have the Evo VI, but it is now joined by this:

funny though as I was looking at them recently. How do you find it Mark?
__________________
MAPPED BY ORACLE
evoless ,now something on a different Note
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Goginawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 10:46   #6
Baileyk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 699
always liked these. How does it drive? Always looked at is as the scooby version of the Evo X (in the looks department).
Baileyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 18:31   #7
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by leeslancer8 View Post
Iím tempted by a f80 whilst keeping the Evo. Subaru looks nice are they similar priced? Obviously the scoob will have the great 4wd advantage

Car looks great
Hell no.

Subaru half the cost of my trade in. Cost wise it's an entirely different league.
And the newbaru is really not that fast, but it makes me smile a bit more.



I hope I haven't hurt the Evo's feelies by bringing an STI home

__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 18:37   #8
leeslancer8
Senior User
 
leeslancer8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Car: EVO 8 260 - EVO 7 RSII - EVO 8 FQ320 MR - EVO 4 GSR
Posts: 3,330
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rampant View Post
Hell no.

Subaru half the cost of my trade in. Cost wise it's an entirely different league.
And the newbaru is really not that fast, but it makes me smile a bit more.



I hope I haven't hurt the Evo's feelies by bringing an STI home

That last comment

Thanks I will be honest never even looked at a Subaru costs etc.. Iím in a daily predicament regards car choice. It will be great to hear more about your views on the Subaru after more use.

Could I just ask how you found the fuel costs in the f80? Average mpg if used on the road.
leeslancer8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 18:39   #9
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goginawa View Post
funny though as I was looking at them recently. How do you find it Mark?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baileyk View Post
always liked these. How does it drive? Always looked at is as the scooby version of the Evo X (in the looks department).

Yep - I've looked at them once or twice before - quite an attractive but meaningful looking thing without taking itself too seriously if you know what I mean.

It drives quite well. Definitely and categorically not as sharp as an Evo, and it does have a slight tendency to understeer, but the controls offer so much more in the way of communication and feedback than my M3 ever did. Also not really very fast in standard 300bhp guise. Quick, but not that quick. Max boost is 1.1 bar and it feels quite "weedy" for a fast turbo car because it's quite progressive, but then strangles a little bit at the top end.

Both those things can probably be sorted quite easily. I'm only 24 hours or so into ownership and thinking about mods already, lol.

Quite subtle sound exhaust as well, but with that burbly undertone. Another mod that would bring massive enjoyment...

Overall, quite happy so far. Except for the Bluetooth that won't connect to my phone when I get back in the car... Maybe another mod to swap to an android nav headunit???

Not a massive fan of the wheels, but they'll do for now

__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 18:40   #10
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
It also needs a front lip spoiler.
__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 18:47   #11
H18BY0
... now with more Bang :)
 
H18BY0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cider Country
Car: [Red TME / Astra Mk3 / Hyundai i30 / VW T5.1]
My Car
Posts: 17,579
You are straying to the dark side!!!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

:::::::::::::::::::::: Tommi Mškinen ////////// Edition No.13 ::::::::::::::::::::::
____________________________________________________________________
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Signed, stickered and polished : ) v
H18BY0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 18:56   #12
Humps85
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 538
Was the M3 comp pack ? Mapped ?
Humps85 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2020, 21:02   #13
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by leeslancer8 View Post
That last comment

Thanks I will be honest never even looked at a Subaru costs etc.. Iím in a daily predicament regards car choice. It will be great to hear more about your views on the Subaru after more use.

Could I just ask how you found the fuel costs in the f80? Average mpg if used on the road.
F80 daily driven on road mostly to and from work, although less so in winter (that's what the Evo was bought for), just under 15,000 miles in just over 2 years.

Average consumption = 21mpg properly tacked from mileage and fuel receipts (although the car computer reported the same - surprisingly accurate). Always driven quite hard on the gas, no namby pamby stuff.

I get 18-20 mpg in the Evo for comparison. Well, actually, the Mrs gets 20 and I get 18...

The F80 was surprisingly frugal for the engine size, power output and my throttle abuse.
__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rampant For This Useful Post:
leeslancer8 (05-11-2020)
Old 05-11-2020, 21:03   #14
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humps85 View Post
Was the M3 comp pack ? Mapped ?
Comp pack yes, DCT gearbox driven 100% on the paddles, not mapped.
__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Rampant For This Useful Post:
Humps85 (05-11-2020), leeslancer8 (05-11-2020)
Old 05-11-2020, 21:10   #15
Rampant
Profound thinker
 
Rampant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Orbit pattern - Low block 3
Car: Evo VI GSR Import (& '16 WRX STI & gen1.5 997 Turbo)
My Car
Posts: 6,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by H18BY0 View Post
You are straying to the dark side!!!


NEVER
__________________
Je cherche l'orgasme d'auto
J'ai trouve l'orgasme d'auto
C'est une evo VI bleu par le Rountree

***Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon***
//// Do as you OUGHT, not as you WANT ////
Rampant is offline   Reply With Quote
Mitsubishi Lancer Register
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 15:31.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.