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P85DL bad for my morale.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Electricfan, Jul 13, 2017.

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  1. Electricfan

    Electricfan Active Member

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    I had my annual service done on my regular-old 85S. They gave me a P85DL loaner for the day. Now I'm ruined. My car is so freaking slow to me now.

    We took the Ludicrous machine out and launched it many times during lunchtime at work. I got to experience the laughing and incredulous feelings you see in all the youtube videos for myself, for the first time. We all laughed just like they do in the videos. It was a lot of fun.

    But now I'm so depressed.

    Maybe it will get better.
     
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  2. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    They did something similar to me back in 2013. I got a P85+, the top of the line at the time, with 21" wheels. I couldn't believe how much sportier and quicker that was compared to my S85.

    However, the road noise from the thin tires and the stiff suspension made the ride far less smooth and comfortable than what I was used to.

    Years later I was loaned out a P85 with second generation black seats and I was smitten. Jerks. Now that is what I wanna get. Way more comfortable seating, and I loved the all-black interior. That will be my next configuration, oh yes, that. will. be. my. next. configuration.
     
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  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I don't drive my P85 nearly as much as I used to, but... Having the P100D as my daily driver, dropping back the P85 is quite the difference. I imagine the P85D vs. 85 transition is quite similar.
     
  4. kev1n

    kev1n Member

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    I've driven a regular 85, P85, P85D,

    im not sure what they did but the 85 is really slow at low speeds compared to the others, while the P85, P85D is less noticeable.
     
  5. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    It's simple. Get a Performance MS and it will be fine. ;)
     
  6. GlmnAlyAirCar

    GlmnAlyAirCar Member

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    Same here. I got a P85D loaner this week. Better in every way than my 70D. And the lunchtime launches spoiled me. I asked the service center to take their time with my annual service, even if it took them all year.
     
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  7. Electricfan

    Electricfan Active Member

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    My VIN is 85868, our cars were cousins!
     
  8. GlmnAlyAirCar

    GlmnAlyAirCar Member

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    Wow, probably within sight of each other on the assembly line!
     
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