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  1. Football results today

    Ok, so maybe Aguero isn't needed.....
  2. S8 V10 findings after a few weeks of ownership

    This fate probably awaits SK when he gets older..... Poor old bugger!! Sad people vandalising the car. Looks like CCTV will be needed.
  3. Well, it still makes me smile when I start it up. The previous (one of) owner had the engine flaps removed from the intake, as these are a PITA and can break very easily from my research beforehand. He also had it remapped to take that into account. Not sure if it has meant anything else in terms of power though. The difference I have found, and they mentioned this in the ad, is that the engine is very lumpy when starting when cold, for the first 30 seconds or so. Once the secondary air pump stops, then the engine is smooth. Gearbox is smooth, the ride is fantastic on the 20's with the suspension in auto. Hardly any cornering lean and if in Dynamic mode (lowers suspension by 10-20 mm) then it is possibly a wee bit too hard on normal roads unless pressing on on a country lane. . I remember the S6 got slated for not having air suspension and I can understand why. It would be way too hard for many in normal use. Back to the engine.... the sound it makes is intoxicating, even small throttle increases make it sing. It doesn't burble as such, but you can hear something very different in it. Bloody quiet when off throttle and when cruising. However, just the one niggle - the gearing is very low for such a fast car. Just shy of 30 mph per 1000. Not a problem, as the engine is quiet at motorway speeds with just a hint of sound. You lot will laugh at this, but I have not needed to use Sport mode yet, the thing flies if you only half floor it! Adaptive Cruise is damn good with different 'Audi driver tailgating' settings. MPG - on a cruise including motorway, A & B road with traffic and the odd overtake, gave me 22 mpg using the brim to brim technique. I am still playing with the settings as it has the fingerprint recognition start (or I can use the key). And for some reason, the previous owner had turned off the Main Beam in the MMI... which I found out at night down a lane. Any regrets? Only that I am gathering too many Shell points. But I did get a free drink flask thing from Shell after filling with V Power. Would I buy another one? Yes.
  4. S8 V10 findings after a few weeks of ownership

    What have I missed?
  5. Football results today

    7th? Since 2015? Didn't realise that. The media are too busy with Watford, Palace and Leeds manager roundabouts.
  6. You could be getting moisture in on the contacts in the rear light cluster. Causing poor connection and increasing the resistance making the car register different values. My mate's 57 plate A6 Le Mans had the light issues. He cleaned the connectors and it was OK. But had to keep doing it. one of the moisture seals might be poor.... Hope that helps.
  7. S8 V10 findings after a few weeks of ownership

    Very happy camper!!
  8. New pants please

    That is a very streamlined A3. That Indian lad on the Pug advert would be proud. Maybe the driver thought that straight would stay straight for the next 200 miles?
  9. S8 V10 findings after a few weeks of ownership

    I drove down to Cornwall, 315 odd miles. On a Monday. I went from Peterborough to Northampton to Oxford to Burford to Cirencester and Tetbury to the M4, the M5 and the A30. Took about 5 hours and a stop, no traffic!!! filled the car up, and have just filled it again. 25 mpg.... was a gentle cruise along the lovely A & B roads to the M4, but quite impressive mpg... I drove through the most fantastic Oxfordshire/Cotswolds village of Bibury. Wow!!! Lots of coaches of Chinese tourists and Chinese tourists with cameras wondering around clicking! Tetbury is pretty damn quaint too. If you can, drive through Bibury.
  10. I quite like the look of the egg. But the sound isn't a patch on the Chiron. Bloody impressive linear acceleration graph !!!!
  11. Monarch (financial trouble bewing?)

    Jesus... Poor feckers... must be gutted. Hope you paid for your flights on a credit card Mr Booster... Shame Monarxh couldn't get the full benefit of RA's woes. Although, that would only be temporary. Have EasyJet, Wizz et al put their prices up in the routes where RA have cancelled flights?
  12. Monarch (financial trouble bewing?)

    They didn't manage to turn the business around then. At least the pilots will have options.... Ryanair will be able to grab good and well trained pilots!
  13. MOTs in older cars

    The Government MOT checking website is a boon! Checking on old cars for daughter number 2 and it I see amazing how many smaller cars have failed once they get to 3 yrs old!! Some have failed every year for 6 yrs! And the cars are only 9 yrs old!!!! Naturally, we can ignore headlamp, indicator, bumper light type failures, can ignore the windscreen wiper smearing type issues too, but many have suspension failures, so I would presume people are launching themselves on road humps!! Or straddling the smaller humps. Many have emission issues too. It is a good site to check for common issues for the same type of vehicle.
  14. MOTs in older cars

    Does that mean it's been crashed and is sitting in a Copart compound somewhere?
  15. New Audi A8 owner

    Hello.... We have loads of info on the 2000 A8 in the A8 forum area in the Audi section. Lots of stuff about getting your gearbox oil changed to cam belt changes to the RNS stuff, wheels, exhausts etc etc. Happy reading!
  16. Football results today

    Poor Man City... Aguero in searing form, and usually he would injure himself on the field, about now. However, this time he has injured himself in a car crash! We'll see how the City squad respond. It's not as if they are short of talent.....
  17. M2 or Macan

    What engine in the Macan? Have heard the V6 petrol in the Macan and it sounds divine!!! Slightly more so than the BMW. But it is a close run thing....
  18. Uber lose Private Hire licence

    I get the impression people don't care and will continue to use them. People ignored the VW diesel scandal, the lack of taxes paid by big companies, Tesco over stating their profits and seemingly squeezing their suppliers etc, so I don't think this will have too much effect.
  19. Uber lose Private Hire licence

    Oh!! When does come into effect? Would,imagine black cab drivers will be ready to celebrate. Maybe better vetting of the drivers, as you hear a lot of negative stuff about more of them, than other taxi service drivers.
  20. How to get rid of cold callers

    My mate has bought some air horns for cold callers on the phone.....
  21. Riz - Have Tissues Handy...

    Wow!! That will be better, as they say not going down the AMG 45 / Mitsubishi Evo route and a highly strung 4 pot, but getting the 5 cylinder 2.5. Will look forward to more harmonious sounds from future Golfs.
  22. One-touch memory / keyless go / safety password

    Are you still on here? I took the plunge and bought an S8. Love it!! 2008 model, 90k miles, Daytona Grey (with dark wood interior.....), black leather blah blah oh, adaptive cruise too. Performance is phenomenal! It has had the engine flaps removed and mapping to register that. It is a bit lumpy when starting from properly cold, but after the first 30 seconds or so, all settles down. Smooth as and rides very well! You are a bad influence!!! Yes, I am blaming you....
  23. S8 V10 findings after a few weeks of ownership

    If I cut them up enough, I can probably fit 4 or 5 in the boot.
  24. Wow

    And most of them are foreign....
  25. S8 V10 findings after a few weeks of ownership

    Spoke (email, as his email was on all the Audi invoices) to one of the previous owners, he now has a D4 S8. He drives it to the Alps once or twice a year, and is now using 2 less tanks of fuel to do the same trip than in 'my' S8. I think the D4 might have a 2 gallon fuel tank size advantage