KilometerMagazine.com - End of an Era - Cayman Sold
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    The Car Lounge
    Page 116 of 116 FirstFirst ... 1666106112113114115116
    Results 2,876 to 2,884 of 2884
    1. Member
      Join Date
      May 7th, 2010
      Location
      Toronto, Canada
      Posts
      10,351
      Vehicles
      2017 Golf R
      02-12-2017 12:59 PM #2876
      '89 VW Jetta GLI | '02 VW GTI 1.8T | '05 Porsche Boxster | '05 Ducati Sport1000 | '06 VW GTI | '07 Porsche Cayman | '08 Ducati 848 | '14 Porsche 911 | '17 VW Golf R

    2. Member caj1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 16th, 1999
      Location
      Washington, DC
      Posts
      8,485
      Vehicles
      2016 Audi TTS; 2016 VW GTI w/PP
      02-12-2017 01:36 PM #2877
      They probably assume that if there is ice hanging off your front bumper, the conditions might not be ideal for cruise control

      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Yeah it is odd that if the adaptive part of the cruise control isn't working it shuts down cruise control altogether. I wonder why that is?

      Other than that though I find ACC functions really well, no real complaints.

    3. Member Elite_Deforce's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 18th, 2012
      Location
      Montreal, Quebec
      Posts
      7,686
      Vehicles
      2012 Mustang GT, 2008 Mazda3 GT, 1986 Mazda RX-7 GX
      02-12-2017 06:52 PM #2878
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Man I sure had some fun last night with our first decent snowfall in a big empty parking lot.

      Did the usual shenanigans for about 20 minutes until I noticed a cop car sitting in the far dark corner of the lot watching me. After about 20 minutes he flicked on his overhead lights briefly as if to say, "Alright that's enough" and I re-engaged traction control and drove off.

      Never was sure whether or not it's okay to do donuts in a big empty city parking lot or not. I think it kind of is as long as you don't go too crazy. This one was empty. No cars at all.

      The car is a blast in the snow. I love AWD. Never going back to two-wheel drive again.
      Depends on the cop. I've experience party poopers before.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ernie McCracken View Post
      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

    4. Member
      Join Date
      May 7th, 2010
      Location
      Toronto, Canada
      Posts
      10,351
      Vehicles
      2017 Golf R
      05-19-2017 09:35 PM #2879
      My other ride, just got a new set of wheels today.

      '89 VW Jetta GLI | '02 VW GTI 1.8T | '05 Porsche Boxster | '05 Ducati Sport1000 | '06 VW GTI | '07 Porsche Cayman | '08 Ducati 848 | '14 Porsche 911 | '17 VW Golf R

    5. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2001
      Location
      London, Ontario
      Posts
      880
      Vehicles
      2017 Subaru BRZ, 2006 A4 2.0T Avant
      05-19-2017 10:16 PM #2880
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      My other ride, just got a new set of wheels today.
      Very nice - both the bike and the wheels. I'm somewhat surprised you're running a mechanical groupset on it though.

    6. Member
      Join Date
      May 7th, 2010
      Location
      Toronto, Canada
      Posts
      10,351
      Vehicles
      2017 Golf R
      05-19-2017 10:18 PM #2881
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 F1 Fans View Post
      Very nice - both the bike and the wheels. I'm somewhat surprised you're running a mechanical groupset on it though.
      The bike is 5 years old. Electronic groupsets were relatively newer back then. I honestly never considered that an electronic one would be any benefit. And someone mentioned to me today that my frameset wouldn't allow for one anyway, but I'm not sure.
      '89 VW Jetta GLI | '02 VW GTI 1.8T | '05 Porsche Boxster | '05 Ducati Sport1000 | '06 VW GTI | '07 Porsche Cayman | '08 Ducati 848 | '14 Porsche 911 | '17 VW Golf R

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2001
      Location
      London, Ontario
      Posts
      880
      Vehicles
      2017 Subaru BRZ, 2006 A4 2.0T Avant
      05-19-2017 10:41 PM #2882
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I honestly never considered that an electronic one would be any benefit.
      Debatable, I suppose. I switched one of my bikes over a couple years out of necessity (bad crash in a TT that, among other things, resulted in severe ulnar nerve damage that at the time made my left hand weak enough that I couldn't shift a mechanical group). It really does work fantastically well. When I bought a new race bike a year ago (Louis Garneau A1) I put the Di2 on it - the 11sp Ultegra it came with went onto my old aluminum Cervelo Soloist Team.

      Of course, the bike on which I've had the most success doesn't even have shifters...

      Track Nationals last fall; won, and set the national record in, the Master B 750mTT. If you haven't tried out the new velodrome in Milton I highly recommend you do. It is a fantastic facility.




    8. Member
      Join Date
      May 7th, 2010
      Location
      Toronto, Canada
      Posts
      10,351
      Vehicles
      2017 Golf R
      05-19-2017 10:46 PM #2883
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 F1 Fans View Post
      The bike on which I've had the most success doesn't even have shifters. Track Nationals last fall; won, and set the national record in, the Master B 750mTT.
      Congrats!
      '89 VW Jetta GLI | '02 VW GTI 1.8T | '05 Porsche Boxster | '05 Ducati Sport1000 | '06 VW GTI | '07 Porsche Cayman | '08 Ducati 848 | '14 Porsche 911 | '17 VW Golf R

    9. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 18th, 2009
      Location
      Austin, Texas
      Posts
      500
      Vehicles
      89 FJ62, 84 Carrera
      05-19-2017 11:30 PM #2884
      R5 is a great bike, I've had two. Was riding my 2016 when I got T-boned by a car.. the crash replacement frame is still in its box. I moved on to a fancy, comfy steelie. I miss the Cervelo sometimes, but I do plan to sell the BNIB frame to recoup some of the various necessary and elective expenses from the last year.

      That said, I enjoyed my Golf R and R5 a lot and you have good taste and don't let the haters get you down, mechanical groups are superior in every way except for ease of shifting (in the above case of ulnar nerve damage). I often think I'd like electric shifting on my TT bike, but I also rarely race tris anymore and it's a slippery slope once you start upgrading the things you already own. Cheers to all the bike dudes in here!

    For advertising information click HERE

    Page 116 of 116 FirstFirst ... 1666106112113114115116

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •