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Audi owners in here!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by GinG, 29 Jun 2012.

  1. zain

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,773

    Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?!?

    For all its' flaws the RS3 is still a beast to own, I've not read or heard a bad review from owners 3 years+. If you were to have the new RS3 it's a 'no brainer' over the RS4 (B7). Biggest advantage with the Mk1 RS3 is automatic, though it will never quite roar like a throaty V8 on steroids!
     
  2. nas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,045

    It effectively Has the same interior, only minor cosmetic updates.
     
  3. TheVoice

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,583

    Location: Glasgow

     
  4. Danger Phoenix

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Jul 2004

    Posts: 6,329

    Location: Bromley / Uxbridge

    That is what I do with my 2015 A6 lol! When walking up to it at night I unlock it multiple times to make people look too... and it always takes me ages to park up near a window as I keep getting distracted! :p
     
  5. Noakesy85

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2014

    Posts: 446

    Location: Norwich

    I'm not an owner yet but I have been looking into it for a while now.

    I have a soft spot for the A7 but they only seem to come in auto which I'm not a huge fan of. Other than that I've seen a few nice 2015/16 A5 Sportbacks. When I'm back in the UK over xmas I'll be heading to the local Audi dealer in Norwich/Swindon to get a closer look / get a feel.

    I have another 18 months or so left here in Cyprus and I'll be needing a decent car for a young family when I get back!
     
  6. ShivP

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Oct 2013

    Posts: 8,685

    Location: Leicester

    There'd be literally 0 market for a big car like the A7 with a manual
     
  7. Noakesy85

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2014

    Posts: 446

    Location: Norwich

    I personally have never driven an auto so I'd struggle, that's the only thing stopping me from seriously considering it :(
     
  8. Robbo

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    They're very good, you wouldn't really want a manual in a car like the A7.
     
  9. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 156,909

    How would you 'struggle'? It's really not hard to drive an automatic - if you genuinely would struggle to drive it then you probably need a Ford Ka not an Audi A7.

    Nobody wants a large luxury car with a manual gearbox. What on earth is the point? It isn't engaging, it isn't sporty to drive and you don't take it out to clip apex's on your favourite B road. So that leaves only the other reason for a manual gearbox - its cheap - which doesn't apply to a car in this market.
     
  10. [TW]Fox

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    I really hope thats a joke..
     
  11. Howard

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

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    Location: South East

    I wonder where the Audi driver bling bling look at me mindset stereotype comes from?! :D
     
  12. Noakesy85

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Apr 2014

    Posts: 446

    Location: Norwich

    It wouldn't really be a struggle, just a change from the norm as I've only driven manuals for the last 10/11 years. I suppose you could say I fear change ;)

    I also have to think of my family now is it won't just be me in the car any more, but I also still want to have a car that looks nice and moves when I put my foot down, which is why I've been swaying more towards the A5 rather than the A7 :)
     
  13. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 156,909

    An A5 manual will be a fairly nasty thing, it's an increasingly ageing car anyway and the manuals tend to be the bargain bucket models with crap engines and poor spec.

    It's a great 10-15k car but it's very disappointing for bigger budgets.
     
  14. ShivP

    Soldato

    Joined: 26 Oct 2013

    Posts: 8,685

    Location: Leicester

    The A7 3.0tdi will shift - my dad has the A8 3.0tdi with the same engine/gearbox (ZF8) and whilst it isn't a rocket ship it does get going for such a large car and the gearbox is excellent in manual mode

    I believe they do an A7 ultra 3.0tdi tho I'm not sure about that one
     
  15. Antony101

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jul 2011

    Posts: 4,178

    Location: England

    So my A3 is in the dealer's for a few days getting a rattle fixed and they have given me an A6. It's absolutely massive. I would not want to drive a manual one. Shame it isn't a 3.0 TDI though.
     
  16. Hamish

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,955

    Location: Deepest Yorkshire

    Just wondering, has anyone had their fuel tank leak after overfilling it?
    I properly brimmed my 2009 Q7 right to the top and parked up for a couple of hours straight afterwards.
    When I came back there was a nice pool of diesel in the parking space under it.
    I spoke to my mechanic and he says sometimes it can leak out of tank breathers, anyone else experienced the same?
    I'm hoping it's just bad luck due to a combination of utterly brimming it and parking up straight away.

    Cheers
     
  17. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

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    I *think* I've had it once with my A6 but I'm not sure. Sorry :p

    FWIW, I always brim it. Today I just put in 83L and parked it. I believe the tank holds 80L..
    I'll check the parents-in-laws' driveway tomorrow and report back!
     
  18. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,531

    Location: Staffordshire

    Got round to ordering my new car finally.

    Really REALLY wanted to justify the S3 Saloon, but I just couldn't make even the man-maths work. A house purchase and a wedding so far this year have taken their toll on my wallet.

    Thought long and hard about an A6, but the fact that they are all diesel, coupled with the fact that our driveway isn't exactly the longest thing in the world (only just fits my A4 and the wife's 316ti nose to tail), I ruled that out also.

    Really wanted to like the new A4, but after spending a day in one, I just couldn't get used to either the interior layout, or the fact that the stupid "ipad on the dash" approach was adopted for the infotainment screen. They are also horrendously expensive to spec up at the moment.

    So given my penchant for saloons over coupés that only really left me with one choice, and this was is:

    MY2017 A3 Saloon S Line 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic
    Daytona Grey Pearlescent Effect
    Rotor Grey Fine Nappa Leather
    Technology Pack
    Heated Front Seats
    Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
    Advanced Key
    Audi Connect Infotainment Services
    Audi Phone Box with Wireless Charging
    Audi Parking System Plus
    Hill Hold Assist
    S Line Sports Suspension (25mm lower)

    Should hopefully collect at the end of October.

    Ended up going through CarWow who came within 2% of the quotes I was getting from Broadspeed and DTD, but without all that faffing about not being able to do a trade-in with DTD.
     
  19. jonneymendoza

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    Hehe I've ordered my car ;)
     
  20. shifty_uk

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    Posts: 12,955

    Location: Glasgow

    Out of curiosity, did you consider other brands? 2/4 series, for example? Or are you in an Audi for life now? :p