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Forum: Daily banter 10th May 2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By tintin
Well done Nick - a short post by you, which I...

Well done Nick - a short post by you, which I suspect might be a bit like an iceberg, with a lot more under the surface that we've not seen.

I'm sure it took a lot of persistence from you with...
Forum: Daily banter 7th May 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By tintin
Yup. My S8 is the best built car I'll ever drive,...

Yup. My S8 is the best built car I'll ever drive, regardless of make. Audi quality - build and support - has pretty much done to the dogs since then.
Forum: Owners Meets 6th May 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By tintin
Ooh, yes please...

I'd probably be up for that - I've not done the 'ring in Herman for quite a few years now, though I might need that bit of fine fettling finishing by you first Michaela ;)...;)
Forum: Motormouth 6th May 2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By tintin
I'd love to, but - like David - I'm away during...

I'd love to, but - like David - I'm away during this period now :-(
Forum: TT/TTS/TTRS 8J 4th May 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By tintin
Indeed! Not a mini at all anymore - if the Beemer...

Indeed! Not a mini at all anymore - if the Beemer one was anyway :rolleyes:.

I'd love to see a photo of the "real" mini, next to a "new" 4x4 mini-max, next to a "real" Maxi. I bet it's closer to...
Forum: Daily banter 26th April 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,375
Posted By tintin
Stunning, and...

...the name should be Green With Envy :D . As a collective group name, you understand ;).
Forum: D2 - Axles, Brakes, Suspension and Steering 22nd April 2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,709
Posted By tintin
Did you do a swap? ;) (pics or it didn't happen -...

Did you do a swap? ;) (pics or it didn't happen - you know the pics rule Andrew ;)...)
Forum: Daily banter 21st April 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,630
Posted By tintin
I like that - appropriate and definitely not...

I like that - appropriate and definitely not already taken ;)

Not an FE?:-(
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 21st April 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By tintin
I might - but I already have a perfectly...

I might - but I already have a perfectly respectable one that cost about 1/10 of this price +++
Forum: Daily banter 19th April 2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,630
Posted By tintin
There are few things in life as pleasurable as a...

There are few things in life as pleasurable as a drive back home from MJs with your "new" 8 +++. Every time I get in mine it reminds me how much better she made it :D
Forum: Daily banter 18th April 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,630
Posted By tintin
Gorgeous. One very happy owner, for sure +++.

Gorgeous. One very happy owner, for sure +++.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 14th April 2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By tintin
Provided you can afford the lease or purchase...

Provided you can afford the lease or purchase cost, making your next car a Tesla is pretty much a no-brainer, and as good an investment as any new car can be. I can't imagine buying anything else.
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 9th April 2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,356
Posted By tintin
Love this +++

Love this +++
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 6th April 2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By tintin
Tempting....

...very tempting. And I'm glad to hear that you have a MY coming - great cars, and a hatchback too +++ (the M3's only real shortcoming...)
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 6th April 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By tintin
100% agree. It is totally impossible to perfectly...

100% agree. It is totally impossible to perfectly recreate the original FE 20" finish, which I found out when I had Pristine Wheels in MK (now closed :-() re-do mine. I asked them about...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 1st April 2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By tintin
Sadly, mine's a Brilliant Black one, so wouldn't...

Sadly, mine's a Brilliant Black one, so wouldn't qualify ;)...
Forum: Daily banter 29th March 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,630
Posted By tintin
That has a nice ring to it :D

That has a nice ring to it :D
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By tintin
"Allegedly" ;) ...though I should probably update...

"Allegedly" ;) ...though I should probably update that :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By tintin
"Allegedly" ;)

"Allegedly" ;)
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By tintin
Solar sunroof thread

There's also this thread:

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/showthread.php?t=5370&highlight=solar+sunroof

which may/may not be relevant or helpful, of when Ian retrofitted a solar sunroof to my S8 -...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 19th March 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By tintin
Ah...a 3am in the morning post...I wonder if...

Ah...a 3am in the morning post...I wonder if you're already reconsidered this (mad?) idea?

Aaaanyway...I'm with Michaela on this - don't do it, you'll devalue your D2 :tuttut:

...and she's...
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By tintin
Can't figure out if they're all "driving" related...

Can't figure out if they're all "driving" related - they all could be...:rolleyes:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 17th March 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By tintin
Nice - though I thought you'd typed LOL after the...

Nice - though I thought you'd typed LOL after the price ;). Seriously though, GLWTS, I'm sure there's someone out there that this is just right for +++
Forum: Daily banter 17th March 2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By tintin
Ooh, good one - forgot about that one ;) :...

Ooh, good one - forgot about that one ;) : definitely very high on my list +++
Forum: Daily banter 16th March 2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By tintin
Best driving songs for an '8?

Ok, I'm standing here cooking me dinner**, and glugging on some Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon whilst listening to Highway Star by Deep Purple, which got me thinking....

What would be your Top 5 (10...
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By tintin
You're welcome ;). One like this would have been...

You're welcome ;). One like this would have been my ideal S8 replacement:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202201141357310

as it's:

1) - The estate (I prefer the styling, as well...
Forum: Daily banter 15th March 2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By tintin
Strange but true...

Well, a Skoda Superb is the only car I'd ever have considered replacing Herman with (until you-know-who came along...:rolleyes:) - simply because being sat in one felt almost exactly the same as my...
Forum: Daily banter 9th March 2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,799
Posted By tintin
Franchise profiteering?

Unless I'm mistaken, a number of Shell stations are franchises, so are often owned and managed by "independent businessmen" who are pretty much invisible when it comes to taking the flak/being...
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By tintin
Maybe because you've not taken the red pill yet ;)

Maybe because you've not taken the red pill yet ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th February 2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By tintin
It was pointless without the price, so is fine...

It was pointless without the price, so is fine now - although you might find it more helpful to quote a price with and without the tyres, as you may get more interest without those Nankangs.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 27th February 2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By tintin
Nice rims, but not tyres - and pointless ad...

Nice rims, but not tyres - and pointless ad without a price...:(
Forum: Daily banter 24th February 2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By tintin
I agree about the biturbo in the A6 - I hate all...

I agree about the biturbo in the A6 - I hate all diesels, but this is the sole exception to that rule :rolleyes:
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 23rd February 2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,188
Posted By tintin
+1, separate summers and winters, every time, on...

+1, separate summers and winters, every time, on all my cars - except my Coupe, 'cos it only comes out to play in summertime ;). Anything else is a compromise where I live/drive.
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By tintin
"Physical" is the word that came to my mind when...

"Physical" is the word that came to my mind when I saw this (beautiful) picture. Worlds away from a modern driving experience....
Forum: Daily banter 18th February 2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By tintin
I've have "silents" (i.e foam-filled) variants on...

I've have "silents" (i.e foam-filled) variants on both my Tesla and S8, though I haven't put a "new" tyre on any of my cars for about five years now :ROFL:. They do make a bit of a difference -...
Forum: Daily banter 12th February 2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 59,303
Posted By tintin
"Great Ocean Road" is my personal favourite -...

"Great Ocean Road" is my personal favourite - that did what it said on the tin(nie...) for me +++ : https://www.australia.com/en/places/melbourne-and-surrounds/guide-to-the-great-ocean-road.html
...
Forum: Daily banter 11th February 2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 59,303
Posted By tintin
One of my favourite clips from one of my all-time...

One of my favourite clips from one of my all-time favourite movies: https://youtu.be/PSofqNSuVy8
- both deeply chillingly and very, very funny. Genius +++
Forum: Owners Meets 4th February 2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,701
Posted By tintin
Do you get breakfast in bed then? :ROFL:

Do you get breakfast in bed then? :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 4th February 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,630
Posted By tintin
Vorsprung Durch Komplexität - Audi all over...

Vorsprung Durch Komplexität - Audi all over :rolleyes:
Forum: Owners Meets 3rd February 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,862
Posted By tintin
1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double,...

1. briang9 and Mrs G - Classic Courtyard Double, Fri & Sat. Attendance Confirmed
2. David's8 and Mrs D - Classic River View Double, Fri & Sat. Attendance Confirmed
3. Tonupkid & Mrs Tonup - Classic...
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,701
Posted By tintin
Yes, but no, but yes, but...

Also noted +++ - not sure if it'll be in the same car that I came in last time :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 2nd February 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,630
Posted By tintin
If that happens, it'll either be a very short or...

If that happens, it'll either be a very short or a very, very long thread...:(
Forum: Owners Meets 2nd February 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 56,817
Posted By tintin
Good plan - are you staying over in Glasgow that...

Good plan - are you staying over in Glasgow that night then? :)
Forum: Daily banter 1st February 2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 63,630
Posted By tintin
Glad you replaced mine when it disintegrated in...

Glad you replaced mine when it disintegrated in a, errr..., timely fashion at yours then :veryhappy:
Forum: Daily banter 27th January 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,304
Posted By tintin
Last time I filled up - which I must confess was...

Last time I filled up - which I must confess was more than a month ago - the price differential was a lot less than 10p. But then again that, as always, was with Tesco Momentum - and Tesco have...
Forum: Other marques 25th January 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 195,595
Posted By tintin
My Audi dealer was one of the main triggers for...

My Audi dealer was one of the main triggers for me walking away from the brand. It typically took about four conversations with various members of the "service department", none of which were usually...
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 195,595
Posted By tintin
Try doing this at any Audi (or any other...) main dealer

So...I thought I'd share my Tesla recall experience today, which was a world away from what I used to get at Audi (Smith Knight Fay/Inchcape) with my Audi S8.

I got an email this morning from...
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,810
Posted By tintin
Delighted to hear this - I remember seeing it...

Delighted to hear this - I remember seeing it (sort of...;)) under wraps a number of years ago....pics to follow, soon?
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,905
Posted By tintin
Practically of them...

...but I've not had many, 'cos I find letting go very hard :-(.

So, a short list of 3:

1) VW Beetle (3 of them!) - from my student days,
2) Fiat Uno 45S - first new/family car, fun and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st January 2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,687
Posted By tintin
+ 1 (again!). Ultimately though, for people...

+ 1 (again!).

Ultimately though, for people on here anyway, it's a bit like house prices - irrelevant unless you're buying or selling.

It's the value you get from the experience of living...
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