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  1. Ewan

    Quattroporte GTS

    Me too. Though not so keen on that particular wood trim. Leather and carpets are lovely.
  2. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    That’s good going, and huge chunk of time off the last run. I did a 5km on the runner today, but accidentally knocked the incline increase button halfway though and didn’t notice for a while (just thought I was even less fit than usual), and that threw my rhythm and motivation. Came in at...
  3. Ewan

    Thoughts on consolidating maybe 3 cars into 1?

    As above. A while ago I bought a 911 as a daily, so that cars like the Shamal and the Ghibli Cup could be kept for special occasions. But as the miles crept up on the 911, I decided to buy a 944 turbo as a daily instead, to spare the 911 some of the work. The values of 944 turbos started to head...
  4. Ewan

    QP 4.2 VS 4.7 BOTH GTS FACELIFT

    I’ve just read the OP in better detail. There is no such thing as a facelift 4.2 GTS. The choice is a 4.2 GTS from 2007-2009 with the original body, or a 4.7 GTS from 2009 onwards with the facelift. There’s no doubt the later car is better, but if I had one, I’d want to back-date the look (as is...
  5. Ewan

    CAR AUCTIONS

    As much as I love a good mk2 Ghbili, other than its apparent condition, I can’t see the appeal of this particular car. Its an auto, LHD, with the later lower powered engine, missing history, in (IMO) not a great colour. Now, a lovely condition, late, low mileage, dark coloured, RHD manual...
  6. Ewan

    QP 4.2 VS 4.7 BOTH GTS FACELIFT

    The 4.2 version is considerably quieter than the 4.7 and doesn’t have a switchable exhaust. Obviously has less power, also. However, it is prettier, having the original shape. Both are great cars, but if power and noise is what you are after, you’ll need the 4.7 version.
  7. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    Out of interest, what sort of money is a used Dogma with di2 gears? (PM me if you prefer)
  8. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    I still have the Pinarello I bought from you Athol, but I was on the Cervelo today. The Pin has a puncture from last summer that I’ve not got around to fixing yet.
  9. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    It was only about 10 degrees today, but lovely and sunny and our pool area is very protected, so in direct sunshine, it’s lovely. Plus I’m not as cold-sensitive as most.
  10. Ewan

    Should I - Ceramic, PPF or wax it?

    If it’s outside, but on a private drive, I’d say ceramic. But I’d not want to keep a bright yellow convertible Lambo on the street, so if that’s the case, I’d look for the most local private garage/ car park space. In my London days, twice I had my Lambo’s parked privately, hidden away, in...
  11. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    At home (Dorset). Best place for isolation. Now remind me, is it a National Crisis or a National Holiday?
  12. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    Only when road cycling, or swimming
  13. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    On the downside, when I got back, this was my pre-lunch tipple: and this was post lunch:
  14. Ewan

    2020 weight loss and fitness accountability club

    Today was my first real bike ride of the year, i.e. on the road, as opposed to on a watt bike in the gym. Refreshing.
  15. Ewan

    GT Strad VS Ferrari

    Plus a Strad can have 4 seats. Though obviously, that version’s not a “proper” Strad;)
  16. Ewan

    GT Strad VS Ferrari

    The 2 seat Strad compares closest with the Ferrari 550. Similar size, weight, power, performance, price, the lot. It’s a close battle between them on the road, but if I could keep just one it would be the Strad. The Maserati looks better, that’s for sure. The 4 seat Strad compares with the 612...
  17. Ewan

    GT Strad VS Ferrari

    Simple - because that‘s the way they were designed to be from the outset, at that time. The owning company wanted the Ferrari to be the outright speedster, and the Maser to be more the fast GT. As did the car’s buyers. But at a financially equivalent level, a £50-£60k Strad is quicker than an...
  18. Ewan

    Had time to clean

    It’s a deal. I’ll get it done once the lock down is over.:p
  19. Ewan

    SM Covid challenge

    I’m sure they’ll particularly enjoy that bottle of Pol Roger. Don’t forget to put that in the box.
  20. Ewan

    What shape will the car industry be in after all this?

    Public transport is a hot bed of infection. Private car use/ownership is the way forward. Happy days are ahead! Now, I must rush off and buy some shares in Aston Martin while they’re cheap and before the new Bond film comes out.