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Hello there! Let me first introduce myself, i might break a record here :) : I am 22 and live in N. Italy. Infact, any G-owners in N.Italy out there??? I just ordered a new Gallardo in flat black with red interiors....taking delivery in January.
As I am totally new to lamborghini cars, infact this is my second car ever :) , I have a few questions:
1) I got my car with manual as I will not drive it every day and as i like a bit of action (everything automatic is a bit "too modern" dont you think? :) ). What are your general suggestions? Manual or E-gear?
2) I got the optional titanium colored wheels, impressions? any pics?
3) The dealer suggested I don't take sport setup as it will be too "extreme" what is your advice?

THANKS info very much appreciated!!

P.S. In case you are wondering, yes I am crazy :evil: (in a good way of course)
 

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Congrats on the new car, your going to love it. I've got the same colour exterior (a pain to keep clean) looks great. Mines a manual so I'm a bit biased. I had a paddle shift on my previous car and didn't like it as much as a manual. there are lots of people here that have the new Egear and think its fantastic so I'm sure you'll get lots of advice. I've had no personal experience of the Lamborghini Egear so don't feel qualified to give a balanced opinion. Not seen the titanium wheels in any photos, so I'm interested to know how they would look. On the black car I'm guessing it will go really well.

Anyway not sure Ive been much help, but welcome to the community!

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RE: Thanks!!

Thanks James, response very much appreciated! I also got the lifting system on the car which is a new option and should lift it about 10cm which is good to go over bumps etc...
Anyways thanks for the quick reply!!!

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i test drove the e-gear and the 6 speed back to back on a track ,and decided on the 6 speed , had paddle change on th F car previosly and although quick just not exciting, the G cars e gear is just to slick for its own good if you want a smooth change buy a merc if you want excitment and involvement get a 6 speed does anyone know if this lift system is going to be an after market option also as this is the only pain in the rear with speed humps breeding a phenominal rate around here i bet January cant come quick enough to your house, enjoy
 

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Yes, more info on the lifting system please. (although, I've developed a keen eye for angles and inclines by now. In fact, no matter where I am, I can't help myself mentally checking approach angles, even if I'm not in the G!)

Anyhow, welcome to the community. As for your questions, you'll get opinions that differ, so you need to make your own mind up. The flat black is fantastic and the titanium wheels should set it off nicely. "Sport" could be good if you like to track the car - although the standard set up is great, it is softer than some other cars, I believe.

One thing we'll all agree on is that you have chosen the right car. :)
 

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I went for the manual, but have e-gear on my other car. I totally agree the manual is a nicer, truer experience but... the clutch on these cars is made of cheese. Mozzarella to be precise! The E-Gear - giving a more exact gear change and rev matching has got to be the cheaper 'long term' option. What with the price of cheese these days.

When stuck in traffic (living in London it happens occasionally - well done Ken), there are times I just feel like getting out of the bloody thing and leaving it in the middle of the road... the manual can be such hard work!!!

P.S. You can now get the Gallardo with upgrade option of a Parmesan clutch. Much harder wearing.
 

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Webbo said:
the clutch on these cars is made of cheese. Mozzarella to be precise!
P.S. You can now get the Gallardo with upgrade option of a Parmesan clutch. Much harder wearing.
LOL, Andy!

I have to say (and i may regret this later) but the replacement clutch i had done under warranty is fine. Lots of rumours about the early ones having issues. I admit in heavy traffic the cars not much fun, with quite a lot of lurches etc. Also the in and out of gear needed in order to not ride the clutch can be a hassle.
 

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Manual or Egear

Finally today i test drove the manual and the egear. I must admit that the e-gear is very well done on this car. You can change abruptly and fast if you don't lift off or if you lift the accelerator a little change gear without even noticing it. And it dosen't have the problem of gearbox oil warming up.... Still I think i will go for manual. It is altogether a better experience and you feel really connected to the car. Plus my dealer here in Milan Italy told me that only 3% more or less of G cars are manuals... and i don't know about you but i like to be a little different. :) The manual is more challenging if you will. And i wont be using it every day anyways so...The clutch on the manual i drove was totally fine, not too hard not too soft and it caught traction (or however you say it...) immediatley as you lifted your foot..The only thing sometimes tricky was getting the gears in properly but i suppose that comes with getting used to "the grill". :D

Anyways the dealer also told me that on 2005 cars, of which they are getting the first deliveries, there will be an upgrdade of some sort on the gearboxes (both manual and egear). Plus the seats will have a better incline for improved visibility....
The dealer also told me to go for Tubi style rumore exhaust which is truly amazing "its like being in an F1 car" he said. And from what ive heard on the net its true....

Any feedback on the optional sport setup? what is it exactly? has any of you got it? is it too extreme considering the car won't be tracked often?

One more question: On the e-gear the ESP has 2 settings, normal aand a little bit permissive when sport button is pressed. Is there the same option on the manual version (of a more permissive esp)?? CHEERS


Conclusion: January can't come fast enough as one said :D
 

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Hi Gallardo301004, I think I have a pic of the Titanium-colored wheels, look at my attachment.

Could you please tell more details of the 2005 changes, especially about the front-lift system? I heard the Diablo's not that reliable and it leaks. Also, you said it lifts the front for 10 cm?

Thanks :)
 

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Hey there thanks for the picture. The changes as far as the dealer has told me are general updates including a better clutch (don't know better in what way...) a slate under the driver's seat to make it somewhat higher (maybe the back portion) and therefore better for the driver's visibility. I was told that the lifting system will higher the car by about 10cm which seems a bit too much for me...but i tink it will higher it at least 5cm which will be good for bumps etc... I am sure the ones on the G car are revised and better than the ones on the diablo so I doubt (and hope) there will be any problems.... sorry i can't be more precise. If i get more info. i will post it.

I attach a picture I found of a G car with dark rims. Do you guys think these are the titanium colored wheels? You can see the complete set of pictures of these wheels and car at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6290&item=4505195120&rd=1

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"The dealer also told me to go for Tubi style rumore exhaust which is truly amazing "its like being in an F1 car" he said. And from what ive heard on the net its true...."

I have the tubi rumore on my gallardo- it does sound really good. I've listened to it back to back with the stock exhaust on another gallardo- the tubi is deeper and when it revs it does remind me of a F1 exhaust, but not as shrill sounding. There has to be a weight savings too judging by the size of the mufflers taken out. Plus the heat shields around the rear body work are removed so you can see the chrome muffler through the rear grill- looks a lot cooler than stock!

As an aside my brother saw a post on a dodge enthusiasts site of someone who saw an orange gallardo with a tubi that sounded awesome in florida. When he asked what town, it was my town- so my car is definitely getting attention- luckily not from the police (yet)
 

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part of the excitment.

Speaking as a person that is never going to own a Lamborghini I have to wonder if part of the excitement in buying one is the limited information on what you are buying before getting it. Even lamboghini.com gives limited information. To me it seems funny that online you can build your own civic and check out all the different options and colors that are available. Yet with Lamborghini there isn’t much out there except for past models information . Im lucky I guess as I won’t have to worry about that choice Thanks for finally clearing the lift thing I have had been searching every where for that and couldnt find it any where. :(
 

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Gallardo -manual 6 speed- clutch problems

:mad: I chose the gallardo with the manual transmission, and after ONLY 4300 KM my authorized dealer says I have clutch problems and wants to tear the car apart to find out how much it will cost me. I'm very disappointed and would appreciate hearing from anyone who did get warranty coverage as they are not being helpful in this regard. All I noticed was once or twice it was a little tough getting between first and second gears.
 

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Clutch Problems

I can't remember where but if you do a search on gallardo clutch there is extensive coverage on clutch, clutch problems and replacement. Try also in the old LT forum (can find link in the forum lists).
Your problems sounds strange, the clutches are designed to last alotmore than that and i guess that you would feel if there was a problem so I dont know WTFyour dealer told you...ask for more info on the problem...+ Do you trust him? tough getting between first and second could be due to cold gearchange oil temperature...
Apart from this I can tell you that my dealer has informed me that the 05' models will have a revised clutch. (should be better...) Hope i was helpful! :)

Cheers.

P.S. any photos of your car?? always want more photos :evil:
 

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Congrats!!!

Bravo Lorenzo! Compliments on your new car!
I'm Italian too, not an owner but very lucky to be passenger and sometimes even driver of some Lambos.....
Are you from Milan? I live just 30kms away from the factory....
Hope to hear from you soon on the forum, I wish I had more time to join the L-Talk!!!
Ciao, Max
 

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Ciao Max! Good to hear there are some computer literate Italians on L-talk!! :) It would be nice to know if there were Lambo owners in N.Italy so we could organize rallies or meetings.... Don't know if there is a lambo club here in N.Italy.
If you live just 30km from the factory i bet you see alot of exotics!! How come your so lucky to drive various lambos? :) Speak soon,

Lo.
 

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You have to join the Lambo Club Italy for some events during the year.
Now I don't have the adress but you can find it on the Lambo official site.
I hope to be able to be more present on the forum....
Nice talking with you, bye

Max
 
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