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Old 30th July 2017, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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London to Croatia in a GTR with kids

Guys, don't shoot me down in flames for this. Has anyone done it here?

I have driven BMWs many times (with young kids, 5 series, 6 series and x5) and have been to Rome, Barcelona, Interlaken etc many times but GTR is different animal. I drive in stages, first day I will try to cover as much distance (500-600 miles) as possible and afterwards it is upto 300 miles a day max and keep ticking local attraction.

I am worried about breakdown also, not sure how reliable GTR will be in the long journies and incase of any problem is it easy to sort it out there. Any local specialist in Germany, Austria or Croatia region incase of a problem I can get a tow or limp to? Not that I am expecting it but will be assuring.
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Old 31st July 2017, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's what the GT-R is designed for. It's a proper GT car, and generally a very reliable one. Just get your suspension done first
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Old 31st July 2017, 02:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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500-600 miles, and presumably in summer, it's gonna get warm in there! As for the poor kids in the back.......
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I do a Europe rally every year. 2000+ miles in 5 days. Admittedly without kids.

Car never misses a beat, though it did hate Stelvio. We normally do 500+ miles on first day - France roads are so smooth. Get a SANEF toll tag, it makes your life soo much easier.

I take out separate Euro cover from RAC, think you'll need zone 3 for Croatia. Never had to use it but they will get you home with no limit to cost.

Take a litre of oil with you. I'm really pushing the car, which with kids I'm sure you won't be, but I always need a top up on the last day.

I always have the car fully serviced 2 weeks before the trip.

Other than that, enjoy, it's made for this stuff!
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The car is made for this stuff, not sure the kids are lol it's bad enough in the back of my car with two kids when we drive 40mins to Santa pod...... like a sodding sauna LOL
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As long as the kids have tablets, games, movies etc. No problems.
It's normally the adults that get bored.....
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As long as the kids have tablets, games, movies etc. No problems.
It's normally the adults that get bored.....
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As said above they are made to burn through the miles
My worry would be the kids in the back
Im 6"1, my kids are 4 and 1 and it is far from comfortable for them, the older of the 2 generally starts to winge after a few hours
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Only use tablets and games if you are 100% sure they don't get travel sick......... my youngest filled the girls audi with puke after playing games in the car, she loved that LOL

The car is actually better when the kids get older, my 11year old fits nicely in the back because his feet touch the floor, his little feet just fit under the drivers seat when I put the seat back
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Only use tablets and games if you are 100% sure they don't get travel sick......... my youngest filled the girls audi with puke after playing games in the car, she loved that LOL

The car is actually better when the kids get older, my 11year old fits nicely in the back because his feet touch the floor, his little feet just fit under the drivers seat when I put the seat back
My tall 9 year old fits better then 4 years old. My worry is they both keep fighting and lil one has found indefensible tool against taller one which is ear piercing shout. can drive anyone crazy.

With a bemmer 6 series (convertible) I have been to Rome but back then lil one was not aware of his newfound weapon of mass destruction. GTR back seat has more space compared to 6 series. With the kids legroom is not really much of a concern.
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Rohypnol in the Robinsons juice = nice quiet drive
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It's quite easy to split the drive, car to Dusseldorf then get the overnight train to Vienna and then drive from Vienna to Croatia. The GTRs fit ok on the train as we have used this route previously.
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Geez

What ever happened to mum and dad trips to Europe

Fag on the go, smoke drifting into the rear of the cortina

Tut tut
Moff, Tinyflier and snuffy like this.
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It's quite easy to split the drive, car to Dusseldorf then get the overnight train to Vienna and then drive from Vienna to Croatia. The GTRs fit ok on the train as we have used this route previously.
And this is how Barry moved 400kg of heroin and 35 dead hookers
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I've done London to Isle of Skye with no drama and 2 kids in the back.

Also done chocolate runs to Bruge but that's not very far and the GTR is not a good chocolate carrier.

On a long drive the car gets very hot in the inside make sure your air con has been gassed!
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Generally avoid underground car parks and rough roads unless you have the up-rated suspension.
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Generally avoid underground car parks and rough roads unless you have the up-rated suspension.
Why avoid underground car parks?
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Why avoid underground car parks?
Because they are generally very tight and no ****er can park in them!!
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No, it was 35kg of heroin and 400 dead hookers.
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