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The Official A.net Gran Turismo 4 Thread!  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

I had put up a deposit since last year to ensure I would have it on the day of its release in Eire.
So, who has it , what are your thoughts and what is your ride(s)/progress ?
I am at 3% (after half a day) with a gray APC Motorsports VW Golf R32 '03 (550 hp).
The graphics engine is really much better, and that Director's mode is great for racking up credits while doing something else Big grin

UTA


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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Yeah looks really good. I dont have it, but dont get paid til' the end of the month!

Im learning to drive anyway at present so maybe i can get my parents to fork out for it - 'as a learning tool' LOL!

Cheers
Tom



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

I just bought it for a friend of mine's kid - he is 10 - is it any good ?

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2382 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 2):
is it any good ?

It is the best thing since sliced bread Big grin

UTA



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

As a long time GT fan, I'm busy biting my fingernails at the moment. It was released in the UK on Friday, but I'm having to wait until this Friday - reason I'm getting it for my birthday and I was threatened by my other half not to dare buy it !!!

Rather pleased to see that my own real life car is available in GT4 - which means I get to drive it round the Nurburgring - something I want to do for real, but understandably my partner isn't so keen on me doing....



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
Rather pleased to see that my own real life car is available in GT4 - which means I get to drive it round the Nurburgring

Someone digitised a 2CV ? Wow, bet the digitial version requires more power to run the Xbox than the real things engine could produce  Silly


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Not only the 2CV but almost every manufacturer has "lengendary" vehicles that you cannot purchase and have to be unlocked.

So far I unlocked the 1979 Autobianchi A112 Abarth and the 1970 Chenvrolet Chevelle SS (440 HP in 1970 lol).

UTA



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 6):
Not only the 2CV but almost every manufacturer has "lengendary" vehicles that you cannot purchase and have to be unlocked.

Does it have the legendary Vaxhall Astrhaa and the magnificent classical Megane ?

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 7):
Does it have the legendary Vaxhall Astrhaa and the magnificent classical Megane ?

Indeed, I have a 2001 Renault Megane 2.0 IDE, I am waiting for an Astrhaa equivalent to the generation of the one I own to be available in the user car dealerships (another new GT4 feature).

UTA



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 5):
Quoting Cornish (Reply 4):
Rather pleased to see that my own real life car is available in GT4 - which means I get to drive it round the Nurburgring

Someone digitised a 2CV ? Wow, bet the digitial version requires more power to run the Xbox than the real things engine could produce

Actually the 2cv is actually in it - fancy racing a 60s Fiat 500 against it and a beetle actually.

As if I'd own a rusty old French car that refuses to start  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 9):
As if I'd own a rusty old French car that refuses to start

So go on then - what car do you own ? The suspense is killing me !

That 2CV vs Cinquecento vs Beetle sounds like fun ! About all the speed I can cope with in Xbox racing - I'm hopeless !


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

JGPH1A is now banned from playing this game - on the grounds that he is too old and French


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Wait till I get that 2CV and upgrade it to 300hp or something - I manged to get 260+hp out of a classic Mini in the old GT3 Big grin

UTA



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
So go on then - what car do you own ? The suspense is killing me !

A new shape Audi A3. and a very nice car it is too  Smile

Actually we used to drive a friend's 2cv on the beach in Cornwall when I was younger - so much fun. With that in mind the 2cv should be a hoot on Gt4s rally courses.



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 13):
A new shape Audi A3. and a very nice car it is too

I am looking to purchase that vehicle, however I heard reports that the chassis setup has been so badly engineered it eats up tires, apparently they need to be changed at 15.000/20.000 kilometers.

True or urban legend ?

UTA



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
JGPH1A is now banned from playing this game - on the grounds that he is too old and French

That's it, where's my Fatwa pen ? You're for it now...

Kirkie, you should refrain from comment until you've blagged enough old ladies' benefit giros to buy yourself a car. What will it be, a Vauxhall Nova with a whaletail and a 13in exhaust, or a 1983 Golf GTI with a rear windscreen made of binbags ?

Quoting Cornish (Reply 13):
A new shape Audi A3. and a very nice car it is too

Very boring respectable  Smile


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24923 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

And just to annoy you even more JGPH1A, just check out my new sig  Wink


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 14):
Quoting Cornish (Reply 13):
A new shape Audi A3. and a very nice car it is too

I am looking to purchase that vehicle, however I heard reports that the chassis setup has been so badly engineered it eats up tires, apparently they need to be changed at 15.000/20.000 kilometers.

True or urban legend ?

I've got the sport package with the fatter tyres and firmer suspension and have had it from new for just over a year. I've done just over 12,000 miles (so that must be about 18,000Kms I think) in the first year. Although it mainly gets used for weekday commmuting, my drive is over some good "keen driver" roads so it gets a good workout. The tyres are looking in very good shape at the moment.

Mine is with the new 1.6 Fsi engine that replaced the old 1.8 (don't get the boggo basic 1.6 engine). I'd like the 2.0 next time. I'd be suprised if the 2.0 eats its tyres much worse than the 1.6 fsi. I'm a keen driver and got plenty of tread left. Maybe the non-sport is worse with smaller tyres, but I'd be surprised.

Its a great car and I'd recommend one to anybody - its great to drive, looks good and just sit in one and you quickly appreciate just how special the cabin is and how well built it is too. Far better than the equivelent BMW 1 series imo. Perhaps on the sport model the suspension is a bit too firm and crashy, but I can live with that, and anyway that tends to be an Audi trait on the UKs roads.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 16):
And just to annoy you even more JGPH1A, just check out my new sig

Pig from hell ! I have never owned a piece of gold jewelry or any item of Burberry in my life. I choose to ignore you utterly, you skirt-wearing Pictish reject.  Smile


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

I had choose between GT4 or Ace Combat: Squadron Leader.

I chose to fly. But rest assured I will buy GT4 as soon as I can afford the game.

*If you'd like to help me out, contact me via e-mail and I'll give you my account number so you can donate some money.

Thom@s  Wink



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 15):
Quoting Cornish (Reply 13):
A new shape Audi A3. and a very nice car it is too

Very boring respectable

Yes but I'm getting older and need comfort, performance and reliability these days.

However I do want to get something far less sensible to accompany it. Thinking on the lines of an original Fiat 500 to zap around London in. Far cooler than any modern city car and not common over here  Smile



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 20):
Thinking on the lines of an original Fiat 500 to zap around London in. Far cooler than any modern city car and not common over here

That would be fun, if you don't mind driving around in a Cadbury's creme egg. Not a lot of room in them, plus you'll be at exhaust height to all the school-run moms in their giant Jeep Cherokees who won't see you or even feel the bump when they reverse over you. If up you want something nippy and Italian, how about an Alfa Spider (the old one that doesn't look like a wedge of Dutch cheese) ?


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 21):
That would be fun, if you don't mind driving around in a Cadbury's creme egg.

I like to think it as more like a clockwork mouse  Smile

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 21):
plus you'll be at exhaust height to all the school-run moms in their giant Jeep Cherokees

Don't get me started on that one !!. I have to drive through part of Surrey where its X5s and M-classes on the school run and they're completely out of control !!

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 21):
If up you want something nippy and Italian, how about an Alfa Spider

Mmm - maybe but perhaps a bit girly for London. Also I figure everyone will smile at me in the 500 and let me out of junctions and things !!



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Just get the modern-day iteration of the smallish, fun city car - get a Twingo  Smile

UTA



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 28
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

It's out! really!

I remember getting the original Gran Turismo and thinking it was amazing and then got GT3 on PS2 and the guys in our boarding house managed to waste god knows how many hundreds of hours playing that game!

Just ordered my copy, can't wait to give the Nurgburgring a spin, hopefully its the infamous 13 mile version....



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25 Post contains images Cornish : Yes it is
26 Delboy : If you haven't already got it I would politely suggest you get yourself over to the playstation.com website and read the topics highlighting problems
27 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : May I also add I can't wait to get home tonight UTA
28 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : Yes I do. The cars are racking up in the garage already, and the delivery of the Logitech Driving Force Pro steering wheel should be imminent!
29 Fbgdavidson : Really? Whats the problem with it? I got mine in December '01 (or whenever Grand Theft Auto for PS2 was released), not sure if that makes it as old a
30 DesertJets : GT4 is reason enough for me to buy a PS2, either that and Halo2 and get an XBox. However for now I am stuck with a PSOne and GT2 to amuse myself with.
31 JGPH1A : There was an excellent "Top Gear" on BBC World the other week, with The Dreadful Clarkson doing his best to get an S-type Jaguar round Nurburgring in
32 Cornish : Saw that a while back over here. Really funny. it was a diesel Jag too ! I think it was under something like 8 mins 15 seconds he had to aim for. Wou
33 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : Under 10mins, and he did it in 9.59.
34 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : The tips are coming to leak out Hint: Fast Racing For Fast Profit Start out with any vehicle you like. When you make enough money to make your vehicle
35 Fbgdavidson : Just thought I'd bump this..... Anyone done Driving Mission #34 yet? You've got an SLR and have to beat a 300SL and a few other Mercs around the Nurbu
36 AirbusA346 : I have it and my dad is like 'GIVE US A GO, GIVE US A GO' he can do for fill his dream of going round Nurgburgring in an M3, An just to make you lot j
37 Post contains images UTA_flyingHIGH : A-spec = you are driving B-spec / Director's mode - some fool (or foolette) is driving under your orders. You choose pitstop strategies, car setup, e
38 777DadandJr : I loved GT3, and I am beginning to love GT4. The rendering of the cars is top notch, even down to the glowing brake rotors during hard runs. I like so
39 AirbusA346 : I brought the game yesterday How do u do it UTA. Tom.
40 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : Easy, instead of selecting A-spec when when starting a race, choose B-spec (second choice from the left). Best bet (provided your choice of car is po
41 AirbusA346 : How many credits do you have UTA and what cars. Right at this second I have 13,402 credits and a Honda Civic Type R (EK) '98, I want a Subaru for powe
42 UTA_flyinghigh : Around 6.800.000 credits as of this morning and 70+ cars. My weapons of choice : HPA Motorsports GTI R32 (600 HP) Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) (78
43 AirbusA346 : Have you noticed the writing on the track at Nurgburgring, does anybody know what it says Also has anybody been around the Nurgburgring for real. Not
44 Post contains images Cornish : No but really want to, next time I go over to Germany in the car -could do with a tad more power for it though. Have been round the parts of Le Mans
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