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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by fufty1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:08 am

TRL wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:51 pm
No I bailed on the idea of a manual with my M140 so switched my order to an Auto.
Never ended up with a Manual.
My Shadow is about to arrive at the end of the month...soon to be advertised as available to first person
who wants it.... going to be marmite for most though as I went 3 door in Sunburnt orange with oyster leather!

I must admit I am now torn... on the one hand I loved my M140 and the idea of a brand new shadow to my ideal spec
is so appealing. The manual M2 that I have recently been "running in" (just a terrible part of my job) actually put me off M2's
but then this M2 M-DCT landed in my lap at an affordable price..... and I know it will be better than the manual ( I think!)
And being a white M2 its going to look the nuts when I fit the MP carbon kit and exhaust.... :?
Tony,

what did you not like about the manual? Interested as I didn't get on with the auto (sublime gearbox thought, just not for me) so currently chopping my auto m135i in for a manual m240i.
Current: M240i manual EB with cognac.
Gone: m135i auto MG

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:19 pm

fufty1 wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:08 am
TRL wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:51 pm
No I bailed on the idea of a manual with my M140 so switched my order to an Auto.
Never ended up with a Manual.
My Shadow is about to arrive at the end of the month...soon to be advertised as available to first person
who wants it.... going to be marmite for most though as I went 3 door in Sunburnt orange with oyster leather!

I must admit I am now torn... on the one hand I loved my M140 and the idea of a brand new shadow to my ideal spec
is so appealing. The manual M2 that I have recently been "running in" (just a terrible part of my job) actually put me off M2's
but then this M2 M-DCT landed in my lap at an affordable price..... and I know it will be better than the manual ( I think!)
And being a white M2 its going to look the nuts when I fit the MP carbon kit and exhaust.... :?
Tony,

what did you not like about the manual? Interested as I didn't get on with the auto (sublime gearbox thought, just not for me) so currently chopping my auto m135i in for a manual m240i.
Personal reasons more than anything, so don't worry.
I had a manual M235i back in 2014 and fitted the LSD and MP kit on it. With the MPE it sounded lovely.
What happened this time was I convinced myself I would do track days and fast road driving so planned to go manual M140... then after a few weeks
I realised that when I do drive it I will be mainly on the M25 or in traffic... and for that the Auto is a no brainer.
A manual car is more analogue and tactile without a doubt, you have an extra connection, and more control.
the downsides for me are the fact that 1st gear is a bit short, and it feels like you need to grab 2nd asap, and that's about it.
I actually liked the gear change and there was no issue with the clutch as its nicely weighted. so go ahead. no issue.
"I don't sell cars, I sell thin air, as we have run out of cars"..... :mrgreen:
530d xDrive M Sport (for work); inbound M140 Shadow Edition 3dr (for FUN) :D .

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:26 pm

CJ92 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:26 pm
TRL wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:51 pm
No I bailed on the idea of a manual with my M140 so switched my order to an Auto.
Never ended up with a Manual.
My Shadow is about to arrive at the end of the month...soon to be advertised as available to first person
who wants it.... going to be marmite for most though as I went 3 door in Sunburnt orange with oyster leather!

I must admit I am now torn... on the one hand I loved my M140 and the idea of a brand new shadow to my ideal spec
is so appealing. The manual M2 that I have recently been "running in" (just a terrible part of my job) actually put me off M2's
but then this M2 M-DCT landed in my lap at an affordable price..... and I know it will be better than the manual ( I think!)
And being a white M2 its going to look the nuts when I fit the MP carbon kit and exhaust.... :?
Now you mention it I do recall now that you opted for the auto after first considering the manual.

Have to say I am really enjoying my M140i and although I could be tempted into an M2 the head is over ruling the heart 3 - 1 at the present time.

However I will be following your time in the M2 with interest and it would be nice to have first refusal
when you decide to let go.. :wink:
I shall run her in gentle and give plenty of updates on the M2.... and note your interest for when my time is up!
"I don't sell cars, I sell thin air, as we have run out of cars"..... :mrgreen:
530d xDrive M Sport (for work); inbound M140 Shadow Edition 3dr (for FUN) :D .

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