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  1. Zyrofillica

    KIA Stinger GT

    Ceramic Grey with red interior is sex. this is the best view and it pops in this colour.
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    KIA Stinger GT

    the nardo grey test drive unit at FULCO already has this feature. cannot be turned off.
  3. Zyrofillica

    KIA Stinger GT

    i thought all the existing GT line already has exhaust note piped in from speakers.... since it was launched? Cant be turned off.
  4. Zyrofillica

    KIA Stinger GT

    whats the offers now at the carshow on the 2L GT line? Which colour did you choose?
  5. Zyrofillica

    KIA Stinger GT

    yup approx differences only which includes annual depre/additional loan interest borrowing 40% of car price.
  6. Zyrofillica

    KIA Stinger GT

    Got same dilemna, test drove both 3.3 GT and 2.0GT Line. Really love the Nardo Grey test unit with red seats at Fulco (Kia Ubi). would buy the 3.3GT in a hearbeat but it would be a big stretch to afford the 3.3GT now as the difference in running costs is a big issue for me. (another +SGD 8000/yr ) So i have no choice but to compare the 2.0GT line or newing my current ride coe for 10years. both around same yearly costs (incl. fuel insurance maintenance roadtaxes etc) decisions decisions
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    KIA Stinger GT

    Any Black Friday deals for stinger?
  8. Zyrofillica

    KIA Stinger GT

    yeah my 3 series has the same rubber seal mice random squeaks squeaks! every bmw owner will know the solution, gummi pflege amd krytox grease. Seriously considering stinger..... cos my car scrapping feb 2019. just thinking if i should go into more debt since car already considered fully paid (if i renew coe full cash). stinger is a good family car compromise, other alternative is 420i grandcoupe which cost 25K more
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    KIA Stinger GT

    stinger 2.0 or 3.3 drivers could you can give some real world fuel consumption data please for your driving habits? 2.0L ---- km/l ? 60% highway, 40% city? eg. much appreciated
  10. Zyrofillica

    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    The quoted 0-100 timing by PA is based on sport mode with launch control (if your car have). Hint: turn off ESC, foot on brake, other foot mash pedal. The rpm will hold around 3000+. But i think the DSG dry 7speed doesnt have this feature. 1.4 best record is 9.1sec (mine) 1.0 best record 9.7sec (friends) S mode only changes the shift points on the gearbox, hence it "feels" different. Only a ECU tune (stage 1,2,3) will give you better 0-100 times.
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    Which car?

    sorry but I lolled. hope you are just trolling the thread starter on this.... But the harrier 2.0 is really slow. the 2.5 hybrid is not bad though. errrr... q5 eat your dust because he is stopped and turning left?
  12. Actually LTA can summon but they normally go only when there is a complaint. They will just summon all vehicles. After furnishing proof that your vehicle is registered to you staying at that address (driver registered address), they will waive the summons. Those outsiders parking there will have to pay fines. My neighbor always call LTA on those visitors. The crazy thing is they got 6 cars and only space inside their house for 1. ridiculous!
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    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    Well no doubt the car is really nice to drive and meets all my needs. But some things i do not agree with AD, like some items within 3 yr warranty is considered wear and tear instead of warranty. also, battery issues which plague me every year. Having to wait 2-3hrs for audi service to change my battery without any prewarning of low batt is very disruptive. The usual time wasted back and forth to service centre to rectify some issues with car, left there for few days (within 3 yr warranty), also no offer of courtesy car (I asked). Basically alot of wasted time and money spent on the this stock car. And i can only expect it to get worse in the next 3 years. I guess its normal for conti owners but I came from a reliable jap.
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    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    Hi Spring, no offence. im just being objective as an engineer. the time taken for petrol engine to reach 1500 rpm will be shorter than the time taken for diesel engine to reach 1200rpm due to inertia and stroke length of pistons. so technically the petrol engine reaches it peak rpm before the diesel engine (look at time from pressing the accelerator) instead of just looking at RPM figures. Eg, the bicycle wheel vs car tire example. Still... I am supportive of drag races to prove the points raised! after all theory is just theory! (don't jio me please I don't want spend more money repairing my a3 lol)
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    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    Well I don't know where to lift the official comparative 0-20 or 20-40 or 40-60 figures. but straight up 0-100 official timings are 116/216D are about 10.5sec. A3 1.0 is 9.9s. A3 1.4 is 9.3s official but I have done consistent 9 sec flat stock timed. I'm an engineer and studied automotive but my explanation skills suck bad so I cut and paste from internet I think its a good layman explanation why diesel engines (similar CC and turboed) will always lose to petrol engine in acceleration. Why does petrol engine accelerate faster. Before going into the topic ,Diesel engine's reciprocating parts are much heavier than petrol , this is because the engine is built robust as the compression ratio and peak pressures are high for diesel. More mass = more inertia, so a diesel engine will need to spend more energy to reciprocate its piston. Consider two wheels given to you as below. (BICYCLE WHEEL) (CAR TYRE) If you try to accelerate both wheels with your hand , the first (cycle)wheel being lighter is easy to rotate , so you can hit the maximum rpm , faster in this wheel. While is the second wheel (car), although the maximum achieved rpm is same , but you could have taken more time. So this is reason why petrol engine can accelerate faster.Also petrol engines have mostly squared engine ie stroke = bore in dimension. So the stroke length is less and can rev at higher RPMS. Another reason lies in nature of fuel Petrol is well refined than a diesel , The flame speed of petrol is much faster than diesel. Since flame speed is high all of its energy is released in sudden. Hence lesser reciprocating weight and faster combustion gives petrol engine its better acceleration , also its torque curve is almost linear. So as you increase speed , the torque is getting increased. But in diesel engine , the torque curve is not linear , it has good low rpm torque , but the torque vanishes after crossing that rpm. If the car is using a traditional gearbox (NON CVT) with fluctuating rpms, it is clear that the diesel engine is always out of its max torque performance range. Well i drive an A3. But i am very neutral. Because i have fallen out of love of my a3. many problems. wallet got hole! The rest of the article for those interested in this diesel/petrol debate, explaining why truck/ships/tanks/high weight requiring high torque applications go for diesels rather than petrol and for pick up/acceleration application, petrol engine is always used. Why diesel engine gives out more Torque Common reason is the compression ratio and pressure at end of compression being higher. Another thing is that diesel fuel has higher Lower calorific value. Also the diesel fuel is more denser than petrol. Hence for a litre of fuel , you have more energy in diesel. Another reason is that diesel burns steadily than petrol ( it burns faster within fraction of seconds) Take this example , imagine your self cranking this grinding machine using hands. You make two attempts , One by continuously gripping the handle and rotating other by rotating it few degrees then withdrawing the hand , then rotating after a gap. So when will the grinding wheel have more torque. It must have more torque when the wheel is rotated continuously So higher compression ratio ( more stroke length) , better fuel ( with higher LCV),and higher peak pressure and steady burning diesel gives more torque . So why does petrol engine develop more horsepower. Now its easy to figure out from the very first example i gave you Petrol engine can revolve faster and can have higher peak RPM. Also the torque curve is almost linear. More Speed with optimum torque gives more power. Mostly petrol engines achieve peak power at higher RPMS. So final summary Petrol engine accelerates faster due to its lesser reciprocating mass and faster energy release. It produces more power as the torque curve is linear and ability to rotate at higher max speed combines to give more power. ( actually as said by Twyla Naythias that this is technique to attract more users people , they just see the power rating , they fail to see at which RPM the power is obtained) Diesel engine produces more torque as the compression ratio is large ( so larger stroke ) and combined with more energy which is released steadily .
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