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Old 14th December 2016, 04:10 PM
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I would be lost without you folk.
My best find ever apart from realising that SWMBO was serious when she said that she wanted to buy me an 8.
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Old 14th December 2016, 04:30 PM
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I've been a regular of many forums over the years, pretty much 80% related to Audi's and I think that a good forum is an invaluable resource for the models covered, its telling that in my early searches for a car and info before buying, RS246 and AudiSRS have a section for these cars but no one posts there and when I asked anything, they all said to come here...

This forum has helped me find my car, reassure me about my ownership experience and likely running costs as well as vent about all the idiots that seem hell bent on hurting her. I feel welcome here and hope to eventually offer as much in return over time as others have offered me so far.

I haven't had any parts from A8 Parts yet - nothing personal, haven't needed anything thankfully, but they did supply my new TT rocker cover and based on that experience, I would happily buy from them when the time (inevitably) comes.
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Old 14th December 2016, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnick View Post
frankly I couldn't afford to run an A8 without the aid and advice from members here

so thanks to all as well as our sponsors
Have to reiterate what oldnick said. It would be impossible for me to maintain my A8 without the help and assistance from everyone on here, in addition to our sponsors, who give us this excellent forum to hang around on.
2001 A8 D2 FL 3.7 Q - LPG Conversion, Engine: AKC, Gearbox:FBB, Colour:LY5X Aqua Blue pearl effect, Interior:WJ light beige/dark beige valcona leather with burr walnut inserts

My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

My DIY jobs - Fan Jet Windscreen Washers, Retrofitted Electric Side Blinds
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Old 23rd December 2016, 10:06 PM
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Well, thanks for all the kind words folks.

But, in fairness, the forum is just a platform we built for a decent bunch of folks to meet up and exchange information and banter, and here you all are

You guys make it really, we just leave you (mostly) to it and its worked out pretty well.

I remember when it started and it was very D2 centric, and now its mostly D3 centric with some D4 coming in.

I have ambitions to try and attract other prestige Audi models into the forum and welcome those owners who enjoy the finer points of their model, even if they didn't quite go for the whole 8. We have sections now, but don't actively attract the likes of Q7 / A7 / A6 owners for example, but I think with so much crossover between the top end models in terms of tech these days, we could all benefit....
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2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey,
2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue,
2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue,
2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey,
2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6,

The Second 20 Audis:

2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster,
2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black,
2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black, 2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black (almost an Audi)
2009 TT Roadster Daytona, 2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey, 2002 GmbH D2 demonstrator, 2006 D3 A8 LWB 4.2 Tdi Black

Most Recent Audis:

2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2007 4.2 FSi Q7 ABT Blue, 2016 S5 Coupe Launch model, 2004 S4 B6 Cabriolet, 2016 Q7 Sline White, 2006 Q7 4.2 FSi Black
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Old 24th December 2016, 04:21 AM
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Well said. - it will have been 8 years since I joined in January when it first started. I wouldn't be on my 3rd 8 if it hadn't been for this forum...especially as my last two 8s were bought off Ian!

Thanks for a great job managing what I think is the best car forum. I am a member of many others but the people and quality of content is undoubtedly great here.

Merry Christmas everyone.


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