Fun to Drive

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pascal, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. pascal

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,830
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Brasil
    My wife got the new Jetta TSI (GLI e US) and it is really fun to drive.
    My first impression is OMG ! :grin:
    Mainstream cars have improved a lot in performance, safety and technology (specially drive by wire) during the last decade.

    Some Jetta TSI performance tubes:

    0-238 Km/h


    Road test


    Post your example of fun to drive.
     
    #1 pascal, Jun 14, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 14, 2012
  2. Onkl Bjorni

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2004
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Norway
    Looks like a fun car :)

    The most fun car I have driven, must be my z4.

    Made this "short" video to test out my GoPro camera.



    Ps: Turn down the volume, because there is just a lot of wind noise(used the wrong back cover on the GoPro :-( )
     
  3. Lightman

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    475
    Location:
    Torquay, UK
    Nice thread and nice cars!

    Here is my AlfaRomeo 156 Sport 1.9 Disel from 2005:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]



    3rd and 4rh gear


    Sunday Drive on English Country Lane (low speeds)


    Later I will add few more longer videos as they are still uploading ...

    Also in 2 months time I'm driving through Germany so I hope to make some Autobahn videos (when it's safe) and maybe even top speed which should be close or slightly above 142MPH+ (~228Km/h)
     
    #3 Lightman, Jun 14, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 15, 2012
  4. pascal

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,830
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Brasil
    Congratulations. That is fun !

    I have tested the 540i.
    Good old days.

    Great Alfa :smile:
    My first contact with Alfa was 1978.
     
  5. pascal

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,830
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Brasil
    This weekend I tested the Jetta TSi a little more and I am very impressed with the DSG transmission. Very fast e smooth operation, much better than tiptronics.

    DSG Mechatronics


    DSG in operation


    I could not find a Jetta TSi review in english so here is a similar Jetta GLi review:
     
    #5 pascal, Jun 18, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 18, 2012
  6. Onkl Bjorni

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2004
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Norway
    Made a new movie. It's a time lapse of me driving on one of my all time favourite driving roads in Norway, The Lysebotn Road.



    The Lysebotn Road is a 30km mountain road connecting the Lysebotn valley with the western part of Norway. (the road is closed in the winter and boat/ferry is the only way to get to the valley from November to May/June) The last 8km the road drops 800m and features about 30 hairpin turns and a 1km tunnel.

    Here is a link to TopGear's (magazine) take one the road.
    http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/jaguar-xkr-s-top-gear-norway-2011-07-20?imageNo=0
     
    #6 Onkl Bjorni, Jun 27, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2012
  7. Lightman

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    475
    Location:
    Torquay, UK
    Great road!

    I hope one day I go there and try it myself! Looks fabulous to drive, just the kind of road I like.
    I have very nice roads similar to yours around Devon/UK but they much shorter as up to few Km. Will try to get proper camera mount for my car and do Time Lapse video myself at some point!


    PS. tweaked my Alfa a bit as it had low power up to 3500RPM due to broken vacuum hose connected to VGT actuator. In other words - power is back and it's quicker than ever, especially in my videos above. Stay tuned :wink:
     
  8. pascal

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,830
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Brasil
    Two months and still impressed with the DSG transmission.

    DSG is better than most drivers. See this side-by-side DSG and manual gear.


    More about how it works


    I will try to make a movie in beachs road :)
     
  9. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    14,899
    Likes Received:
    2,312
    seen a car ad and it said power 250ps
    what is ps ?
     
  10. rendezvous

    Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Lund, Sweden
  11. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    14,899
    Likes Received:
    2,312
  12. RudeCurve

    Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,831
    Likes Received:
    0
    ps is always slighty higher than hp
     
  13. Billy Idol

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,940
    Likes Received:
    768
    Location:
    Europe
    PS for Pferdestärke in german which translated in english is horsepower.
    Thus PS should be exactly the same as HP...but I never checked if they are defined differently...
     
  14. Silent_Buddha

    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    16,158
    Likes Received:
    5,096
    Slightly different due to the different measuring units used. Similar to how UK MPG isn't comparable to USA MPG, although the difference in the case of MPG is much larger.

    Regards,
    SB
     
  15. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    14,899
    Likes Received:
    2,312
    I think thats because a gallon is 8 pints and a u.s pint is smaller than a u.k pint
     
  16. Silent_Buddha

    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    16,158
    Likes Received:
    5,096
    Quite so. Which leads to one my bigger pet peeves on the internet. People comparing US MPG directly to UK MPG and then blasting US cars because the MPG figure is worse.

    Regards,
    SB
     
  17. epicstruggle

    epicstruggle Passenger on Serenity
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Object in Space
    Speaking of fun to drive. I've looked at a few Tesla model S videos and they look incredibly fun to drive.
     
  18. Lightman

    Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    475
    Location:
    Torquay, UK
    After my Holiday trip to Poland I have legally (!!) captured what is very close to top speed of my trusty old Alfa 156 on 225/45 ordinary tyres. I say very close because I had my wife (extra weight + moaning) on board and lots of luggage both in trunk and on back seats. Besides I didn't get clear Autobahn when the road was flat and most of the time it was slightly uphill (between 0-4 degrees). At least I didn't do it downhill :lol:.

    Part 1


    Part 2 (forgot to close windows so it's noisy)


    Also 0-150km/h with passangers


    Not as quick as Jetta 2.0 TSI but still ok for an old Diesel car! Not to mention I'm getting 50+ British MPG combined when driving normally.

    Finally nice English road near Cheddar. Unfortunately I had to drive slowly there as I had some delicate parts in the car.
    Ford Focus 2.0TDCi

     
    #18 Lightman, Aug 22, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 22, 2012
  19. SimW

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
  20. pascal

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,830
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Brasil
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...