Dave

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  1. Audi starting to drop Torsen?

    Not read the whole article.. but i much prefer Torsen to Haldex.. I don't like the way the electronic version comes in.. Be interesting to see how this new version is ... but I suppose its the same as they have been racing at Le Mans for a few years
  2. Jesus!!.. feck me!!

    So, I've been enjoying the S6, it is one seriously quick estate car.. and being a bit OCD, I've been cleaning it etc (Using Ammo products which are amazing.. another post) Anyway, was bombing down the A39 in Cornwall and the wife wants to change the CD over, and guess what?? She only inserts it into the dash!!! .. no, not just a little bit.. the whole ****ing thing!! So, it's off to the dealer to get them to get the CD out from behind the dash... Joy of joy!!
  3. Jesus!!.. feck me!!

    No, you won't believe what it is?? Disc two of the Pete Tong compilation!!.. No, seriously!! As I said to the wife in the car.. It's all gone Pete Tong
  4. Jesus!!.. feck me!!

    Lol, tell you what Rachel.. are you using that Ammo NYC stuff??.. it is the best car care stuff I have used.. full stop Each bottle does exactly what it should, cleans and protects.. and the hydrate drying stuff is amazing.. won't use anything else.
  5. Jesus!!.. feck me!!

    I'll tell you what Rachel.. this has to be worth some anal [/joke]
  6. Jesus!!.. feck me!!

    I think it'd be cheaper to buy a new wife!
  7. Jesus!!.. feck me!!

    Yes mate.. missed the Cd slot by about 5 cm!!.. honestly..
  8. In the press today that Audi are looking to increase prices by around 5% on the whole range due to increasing costs. Might make it more difficult to haggle. Saying that my dealer was flexible when I bought the S6
  9. You might laugh mate, but we get a frost at least twice a year!
  10. Can anyone put a name to this alloy? Many thanks Dave
  11. Ok, that's good to hear.. Auto Express didn't like them.. http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/66645/winter-tyres-test-reviews-and-prices-2013 But then, i don't expect they paid for the advert!!
  12. Yes, that star spoke alloy that Paul listed in the pdf is a little different.. if you look at the photo I posted every 3rd spoke is thick with two thin spokes each side. Yes, I'm after some winter rubber on the 19" alloys ..http://www.audi.co.uk/owners-area/winter-campaign-2013/winter-tyres.html Audi do the wheels but they come with Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D AO These have shite reviews so i wanted to order the alloys separately and then add Nokian or Continental tyres
  13. Paul, Many thanks for the pdf but that specific alloy isn't listed.. although it is an official Audi product Come on Ian, get your finger out man
  14. Makes you wonder if Renault had something in those engines that they didn't want discovered??
  15. I've been calling it snowflake.. no idea if that is right or not, but to the parts department I think i would have done better calling it George!
  16. Diesel or petrol

    I've just come out of a 3.0l Q5 tdi.. it was a nice car, no doubt.. But in your case I would go petrol.. you will enjoy it more and due to your low milage it will suit petrol more aswell
  17. S6 Avant

    Absolutely right.. it's great to be back on air suspension.. we first had it on the Q7 and nothing is a quiet and comfortable.. The S6 also has this noise cancellation technology that works but sending out anti-noise from the stereo.. it works amazingly well! This isn't a track car (although it would surprise a few cars), but it is like a Bentley in comfort.. I really am over the moon with it, (and don't get me wrong here) I'm 100% sure it's the right choice over the RS6.. they are almost too extreme I'm looking for a bit of pace but mainly comfort.. and the S6 gives that in spades.
  18. S6 Avant

    Hi guys... Yes, I've decided I've done the Q thing and it's back to the S brigade! Why not an RS6 you might ask?.. well.. not only is it ridiculously priced, and it's pushing the boat too far, it's not really the quality ride that I want in my advancing years. So i'm back to the S6.. beautiful build as you would expect from an Audi.. plenty of power from the V8 (as much as you need on the Uk roads nowadays) and not too in your face. It's also around 5 or 6 years since I last had a petrol car.. and I'm really looking forward to it!
  19. S6 Avant

    Yes, lol.. it does come up on the dash when it goes into 4 cylinder mode.. you can't hear or feel any difference.. there is an audi video on youtube that explains how it works.. it's clever!! It is amazing to drive.. very neutral.. Audi have learnt a lot from the R8 program.. for the size of it there is very little understeer!
  20. S6 Avant

    Yes,, think it was over £800! and despite what they claim the fuel economy is shocking
  21. S6 Avant

    True, you aren't going to gain any friends from environmentalists!
  22. S6 Avant

    Proof that we were young once
  23. S6 Avant

    Me & Mike still laugh about it now.. basically getting up with a hangover.. burning across beautiful sections of France.. and then getting pissed up again in the evening.. Didn't realise it was your wife that opening the champers!!.. what a good night that was It's amazing how a fairly simple trip like that creates such good memories of good times
  24. S6 Avant

    Wow!.. great pictures Paul.. have superb memories of that trip.. do they still do it? It was amazing to drive through France in a convoy of smart Audi's!! Great to see the old beast too.. I wonder where she is now?.. Probably scrap Funny about the overtaking.. I took a mate of mine who i still see regularly.. Mike.. he was terrified of pranging the S6!
  25. S6 Avant

    Cheers Tony.. good times!!.. I still remember the two phones