“Larry, Can you tell Vincent what it is you need”? Larry: “Something very fast. Audi S8. Something that can shove a little bit. I’m also gonna need a nitrous system.”
The psychology of buying cars is changing with more and more of us opting for the attractive leasing deals. I too have given this a try with a 2016 Mercedes C250d. However, calculate a deposit of near £3k + just under £300 a month for 2 years and you have spent almost £10k on a car, which you are just going to hand back with nothing to show for it. Continue reading Audi S8 D2 Daily Driver
A bit of a ramble about selling cars privately via the usual online options; eBay, Autotrader, Pistonheads and the Facebook Market Place.
We’ll start with the most expensive, Autotrader. The charge was £56 for the premium option, for which they achieved around 1000 views and 4 phone calls. I only took 1 phone call, however and a host of emails. The result – not even 1 viewing. Continue reading Selling Cars Privately
Looking for something a bit more exciting than my previous daily, the MK5 GTI, my criteria included the following:
– 0-60 in around 5 seconds
– sub £15k
– comfortable for 3 people including a decent boot
– manual gearbox
– V8 – never had one!
– nice to have – 4wd, Bose (or similar), heated seats, modern interior including navigation
With the above filtered on in the likes of Pistonheads, Autotrader and ebay, it was really just the Audi S5 that met my criteria. Continue reading Audi S5 V8 Daily Driver
Having covered 6,000 miles since July last year, I now feel I have a better understanding of what this car delivers, both good and bad.
Lets start with the good – the performance for this size of car is immense. On a road trip to France last year, there was nothing keeping up with us. I’ve read reviews of 0-60 in 4.6 seconds with no modifications and this actually seems to be down to the lightening speed gear changes that give a very enjoyable rumble on the up shift. The Avant probably gives a better effect due to echoing in the open boot space. Continue reading Audi S4 Avant – Update
It’s a strange situation to be in when I have always strongly voiced the following opinions:
1) never buy a new car, it’s a waste of money.
2) never buy an Audi when it doesn’t handle as well as a BMW or ride as well as a Mercedes-Benz. Continue reading Audi S4 Avant B8.5