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    Senior Member Felonious Crud's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus View Post
    It would be very much an occasional car, by all accounts it is very loud so I don't think the neighbours would appreciate 6am v8 alarm clock!
    Then you'll need to replace your neighbours. The sound is glorious!

    As per Matt, the Strad with 2-seats is, for me, better / more fitting than the 4-seater. If I needed four I'd personally go for a 'normal' GTS, and there are plenty available for your budget so you can pick a spec which suits you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus View Post
    Haha - I suppose something has to make up for the circa 2005 design infotainment
    The infotainment is ****. But the exhaust note is sublime. The sat nav will just about get you to where you need to go, so thats all you need.

    Did I mention the exhaust note is sublime?

    Where are you based? I'm sure someone nearby would be more than happy to take you out in their GT so you get an idea of what they are like.
    As it's for occasional use, you seriously don't want the M6. GTS or Strad all the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffCapes View Post
    The infotainment is ****. But the exhaust note is sublime. The sat nav will just about get you to where you need to go, so thats all you need.

    Did I mention the exhaust note is sublime?

    Where are you based? I'm sure someone nearby would be more than happy to take you out in their GT so you get an idea of what they are like.
    As it's for occasional use, you seriously don't want the M6. GTS or Strad all the way!
    I’m based in Worcetser in the midlands, and yes the sounds is pretty intoxicating (especially when compared to something turbo like the M6)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus View Post
    I’m based in Worcetser in the midlands, and yes the sounds is pretty intoxicating (especially when compared to something turbo like the M6)
    Compared to anything!

    This is mine, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aviixGJPVA&t=57s and as it was wet (and I needed new tyres) I couldn't give it the full beans!
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    Here is my guide to the nav, long winded but you can get to the exact point you need to get to with some forward planning:

    Guide to planning a trip.

    Adding GPS locations to the DIRECTORY for easy recall to the NAVIGATOR:

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    OBTAIN THE DMS (DEGREES/MINUTES/SECONDS) COORDINATE FORMAT. YOU CANNOT INPUT DECIMAL COORDINATES HERE:

    For example type into google maps and right click the destination (pin) and then select "What's here", this then brings up a little info tab at the bottom of the map as shown below in red.

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    Click on the hyperlink within this tab where you see the decimal coordinates and it will then on the left hand side of the screen give you the decimal coordinates and the proper GPS (minutes, seconds etc) coordinates as used by most if not all Nav systems.

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    Put in the Long (W) and Lat (N) coordinates here (they are the wrong way round in the above image):

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    Voila!


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffCapes View Post
    Compared to anything!

    This is mine, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aviixGJPVA&t=57s and as it was wet (and I needed new tyres) I couldn't give it the full beans!
    That does sound pretty epic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conaero View Post
    Here is my guide to the nav, long winded but you can get to the exact point you need to get to with some forward planning:

    Guide to planning a trip.

    Adding GPS locations to the DIRECTORY for easy recall to the NAVIGATOR:

    01.jpg

    02.jpg

    03.JPG

    OBTAIN THE DMS (DEGREES/MINUTES/SECONDS) COORDINATE FORMAT. YOU CANNOT INPUT DECIMAL COORDINATES HERE:

    For example type into google maps and right click the destination (pin) and then select "What's here", this then brings up a little info tab at the bottom of the map as shown below in red.

    gmaps.jpg

    Click on the hyperlink within this tab where you see the decimal coordinates and it will then on the left hand side of the screen give you the decimal coordinates and the proper GPS (minutes, seconds etc) coordinates as used by most if not all Nav systems.

    gmaps2.jpg

    Put in the Long (W) and Lat (N) coordinates here (they are the wrong way round in the above image):

    04.jpg

    05.jpg

    06.jpg

    07.jpg

    08.jpg

    09.jpg

    11.jpg

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    Voila!
    To be honest i'm pretty used to google maps on the iphone. Have a Jag XJ and the sat nav is pretty shocking in that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus View Post
    That does sound pretty epic!
    It gets an X pipe this week, so will sound even more so!
    Gran Turismo Sport MC Shift in Blu Nettuno

    Previous Italian Mistresses
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    Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTDM in Nero
    Alfa Romeo 155 2.0 TS in Rosso
    Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 TS in Nero
    Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 TS in Blu

    And I'm not the real Geoff Capes! My name is Mark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffCapes View Post
    It gets an X pipe this week, so will sound even more so!
    I should hope so! I wasn't sure you had it turned on in that video, Mark. ;-)
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    Hayter lawnmower, in dark verde ithica

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felonious Crud View Post
    I should hope so! I wasn't sure you had it turned on in that video, Mark. ;-)
    Must be your old age Adam. Might wanna turn the old hearing aid up!
    Gran Turismo Sport MC Shift in Blu Nettuno

    Previous Italian Mistresses
    Maserati 4200 in Grigio Nuvolari
    Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTDM in Nero
    Alfa Romeo 155 2.0 TS in Rosso
    Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 TS in Nero
    Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 TS in Blu

    And I'm not the real Geoff Capes! My name is Mark!

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