Suspension and poor ride comfort

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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by XZ4 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:31 am

Pacemaker1000 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:08 pm
No not driven yet.
But I even find the standard BMW M Sport cars too firm. Had a metal roof Z4 (non M Sport) with 19s and sold it pretty quickly.
I had an E89 Z4 a few years ago and the F type is carpet smooth in comparison. Go and test drive one.
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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by scz4 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:11 am

Absolutely nothing wrong with the ride in normal mode, I've always had Michelin PS4's, so can't comment on those vs Pirelli. However I do find the car is easily unsettled in dynamic mode and rarely use it unless the road is really smooth. I definitely wouldn't let the TopGear review put you off, same as with the comment on the convertible boot size, more than big enough for a long weekend away, weekly food shop etc.

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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by JurassicF » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:52 am

XZ4 wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:31 am
Pacemaker1000 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:08 pm
No not driven yet.
But I even find the standard BMW M Sport cars too firm. Had a metal roof Z4 (non M Sport) with 19s and sold it pretty quickly.
I had an E89 Z4 a few years ago and the F type is carpet smooth in comparison. Go and test drive one.
Totally agree, just sold the wife's M Lite and having also owned a Z4, the F-Type is silky smooth compared to any BMW.

BMWs get awful press for their ride comfort, go and drive an F-Type, most configure the dynamic settings to comfort suspension.
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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by Fatboymark » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:44 am

I find the normal setting in mine to be harder than the normal in my 911, but the dynamic in the Jag is not as hard as sport in the Porsche. I would also say that in my opinion the Jag rides far better than the Mini it replaced. As others have said, this all very subjective and the only way to really answer your question is to drive a selection of vehicles and see what you think.
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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by Pacemaker1000 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:16 am

Cheers for all the replies.

Cheered me up a bit compared to Clarksons review. Looks like a test drive is essential, pity I live in the middle of nowhere though ☹️

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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by Volley » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:29 pm

I went on a rally driving course many years ago and the instructor gave Clarkson’s driving skills a mark of zero out of ten!
Take a test drive on different surfaces and switch the suspension setting between normal and dynamic to feel the difference for yourself.
I also swapped my tyres to Michelin PS4S’s and the handling really improved even on public roads.
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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by Mikeyf » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:10 pm

I worried about it too before i bought.
20min test drives are not enough... get a car for a couple of hours. You will fall in love 😍
Truely brilliant
And finally a car where Sport Mode is actually really good... had a few BMWs and they are rubbish compared to F-type...

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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by oversealer » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:30 am

I was also 'put off' by Clarkson's comments. I guess he has to be entertaining and often makes a little thing in to a big thing to be funny. Having said that he is a very influential commentator. Ultimately it's down to individual taste. I was worried about three things, the width, the boot space in a convertible and the ride. For me all three are perfectly fine. Mine is an MY20 and the only one I have driven so not sure if earlier models were harder.
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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by jagRoar » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:14 pm

In normal mode I have found it a comfy for a sports GT. Harder than a xk but its intended to be sportier. I have changed to forged wheels saving over 5kg a wheel, ps4s and lowered 22mm on vap springs and fine the ride better but the car feeling much sharper

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Re: Suspension and poor ride comfort

Post by Geeboy360 » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:51 pm

Jags a dream over BMW’s due to the stupid run flats that bmw insist on! I’ve had loads and won’t go back now! Jag is fine even on 20” wheels!
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