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some of the audi/bmw etc brands dropping their v8s for turbo 6/4s too. but when you are spending big bucks fuel consumption isnt an issue ahaha

 

well car manufactures are dropping big family cars so families had no choice other than to get suvs. so not all customers fault really. I feel a bit of both and petrol prices continuing to rise pushed families away from falcons and commos etc too.

 

my 2 cents 

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If fuel consumption is a priority best buy the 4cyl. I would rather walk.  Not really.  Just ride one of my bikes. 

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I actually saw one of these go around Wakefield last week doing a low 1-12. Apparently a pro driver did a 1-09 with semi slicks, but I didn't witness that one. Nevertheless they aren't just a i30 with a spoiler and 2psi boost like I initially thought. They also sound quite angry. Lots of pops and bangs. This and the Stinger have really changed my perspective somewhat on the Korean offering as of late.

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I bought this up the other day with Matty P worth getting but I'd wait for a auto.

I would but for the wife........wink wink.

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These new offerings aren’t all bad especially considering 15 years ago a stinger would of dominated anything in the Australian market speed/power wise by a big margin ! 

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well im onto my second hyundai for the wife and never had any issues, super reliable, good build, not rattles or noises, first was a 2010 i30 when they first hit the market, now a tucson. never thought id own hyundai. 

 

the stinger id consider but its fugly as poo

 

I got a good look at the i30N the other day love it. once an auto version is out maybe on the cards. :idunno:

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A few of us in the IT department have been watching a heap of Youtube videos lately and noticing a few more Stingers around Perth, plus there's the i30N review and the Stinger review John Cadogan did where he really likes them.

 

Then yesterday we were discussing this article, so it looks like there's a bit of a fire being lit by these newcomers.

 

https://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/fastest-ever-golf-gti-coming-this-year-118106.html?trackLink=SMH0?ffref=watoday

 

The German brand has revealed a series of sketches for a road-going TCR edition hatch based on the race-ready Golf GTI that competes in the popular World Touring Car Cup. Claiming the title as the fastest GTI in the line-up, it will be unveiled at Worthersee and launch later this year to topple its close rival the Hyundai i30 N.

 

The GTI TCR turns up the wick on the standard 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine to produce 213kW at 5000-6800rpm and 370Nm from 1600-4300rpm through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and unique mechanical front locking differential.

Compared to other front-wheel drive hot hatches that's more than the i30 N’s 202kW/352Nm (with temporary 378Nm overboost) and the standard GTI’s 169kW/350Nm, but down on the Honda Civic Type R’s leading 229kW/400Nm.

 

The Golf GTI TCR will also be the fastest GTI on the road, reaching a Vmax of 264km/h and likely to hit a sub-6.0 second 0-100km/h sprint.

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well im onto my second hyundai for the wife and never had any issues, super reliable, good build, not rattles or noises, first was a 2010 i30 when they first hit the market, now a tucson. never thought id own hyundai. 
 
the stinger id consider but its fugly as poo
 
I got a good look at the i30N the other day love it. once an auto version is out maybe on the cards. :idunno:
Small engines with autos are terrible to drive
Plus you're losing so much of the driveability that is what this car is all about

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They are certainly alot better than they were 10 years ago with a 4 speed slushbox behind a n/a 2litr.

 

However (my 2c only of course) I would never-ever consider an automatic hot hatch. I feel it just completely contradicts the aura of what the car is about. Engaging connected drive, go kart handling, smashing through the gears etc etc

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^yeah exactly. I've driven an xr5 turbo and skoda Octavia rs.. they are made to be manual and great fun cars as manuals
When you're not chasing straight line speed but instead sweet cornering and an engaging drive I dont know why you would want anything other than a manual.

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I actually really enjoyed it, yeah. I used to very much agree with respects to having a manual over an auto in smaller cars, but driving an auto Gti definitely changed my stance. If I'm punting around a race track or through the hills then a manual is great, but for dawdling through traffic about town I'd have an auto any day of the week these days.

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On 10/05/2018 at 9:32 AM, Lennox said:

Small engines with autos are terrible to drive
Plus you're losing so much of the driveability that is what this car is all about

On 10/05/2018 at 1:00 PM, Lennox said:

Nah I haven't. Good? Every auto car with a little petrol engine I've driven I've hated. Not enough torque so they're always kicking down

you do realise the i30n is turbo yer?

 

you dont drop down a gear in a manual car ever?  :bangcomputer::bangcomputer:

 

your thinking of autos in old 4cyl cars from like 15 years ago. times have changed. 

 

for a daily drive in peak hour no faaaarking way am I ever going back to a manual.

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had a another look at one the other day at the dealer.

 

a few things stopped me from even remotely thinking of handing over 45-50k

 

boring as feck interior, bland seats, bland door cards, the interior looks like a mid spec regular i30, boring manual handbrake, dash is not digital, exterior not different enough from say a sr. wheels look a bit bob jane specials. not sure. I supposed im used to my xr with the option red interior which continues to the door cars. and then you have got the silver spears that break up the dash. even the dated elantra turbo that was there gets a option red interior haha.

 

wasnt able to drive this one as was in showroom so ill have to wait until a salesman gets one in. I hope the drive is better, and I love everything hyundai are doing atm, but for the coin the N is just not exciting enough. needs more boy racer. 

 

I just dont know. ill wait till a update with awd and auto. hopefully brings a freshen up. 

 

my2c.

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renault megane rs looks like a better choice. my wife got a new gt line and it is sensational. the rs will add serious quickness to a great car. tech out the wazoo. interior mood lighting is ace. seats hug you like race buckets. I cant believe a turbo 7 speed auto 1.2L can move like it does with 130hp. the 270kw/ 440nm rs would be sensational.

 

https://www.motoring.com.au/renault-megane-2018-rs-280-111002/

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love these i30N, seriously considering getting one in a year or two when used examples at reasonable prices are more common. I just wish they brought out an elantra N, prefer the looks to the i30 but still pretty sweet.

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yer they brought out an elantra turbo with current model, the shape definitely looks better than the i30. but new model is on the way but im not convinced about the front. an N version is on the cards I believe.

 

cautofoto2019-Hyundai-Elantra-Limited-fr

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wow that must either be a USA version or a recent update, which looks eh... the original Elantra SR looks great, for just a daily runabout wouldn't be bad either. 0-100 in low 7s with dsg, economical, heaps of tech, probably heaps cheaper to insure than the XR6t... makes a lot of sense to me

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