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Old 26th October 2020, 08:45 PM
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Default What are the longest journeys you have done in D2?

I want to drive to Sweden and back next summer and I'm curious as to what are the longest journeys you have done in your cars and what were your experiences?
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Old 26th October 2020, 08:59 PM
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Are we talking in one day or over several?
A group of 8 of us drove (in 5 cars - 2 D3s and 3 D2s) around Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way in 2016, that was a fair trek.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwCn...ature=youtu.be
I'm not sure how many miles we did, but including getting there and back, and a few diversions en route, probably well over 2000.
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Old 26th October 2020, 09:04 PM
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I think my longest trip was from here (Leicestershire) to Dumbarton, then to the far north of Scotland to drive the North Coast 500 (with David and Brian) and then back home. Not sure how many miles that is, but well over 1,000, perhaps around 1,500. We all had a few issues (David had an argument with a lamp post, Brian had an argument with a huge pot hole and I took the lacquer off my rear bumper by getting too close with a powerful jet washer!). Other than that, it was a great trip!
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Old 26th October 2020, 09:08 PM
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Some of us do 1000 miles in a long weekend to the German A8 Treffen and the D2 is the perfect car for the trip. Heading home on the Sunday we visit 5 countries in one day Last year we went for a week and covered about 2000 miles with Mike's S8 set up for the Nordschleife (access denied) with coilovers set to schnell! and AP racing brakes, and even that was fine. We had the cruise set to 130mph on the autobahn at one point - no drama.

I've done Exeter to Edinburgh in a day in my S8 which was much, much nicer than flying. I did a round trip to Leeds the other day in Big Red too (600 miles, 8 hours of seat time), although I will admit that by the time I got home I really hated the gearbox ratios in the 2.8 as they are far too high. Its constantly changing between 4th and 5th on the motorway so in traffic I just leave it in S (max of 4th), only using D when the road is clear.
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Old 26th October 2020, 09:18 PM
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From the England to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, England in 2 weeks
Can't remember the distance travelled but is all on here.
Had no issues whatsoever and such a great way to travel
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Old 26th October 2020, 09:41 PM
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I've done several European road trips in my S8:

- one through Belgium and Germany with my father, which included a few laps round the 'Ring,
- one with my family through the Netherlands, France, Germany and Belgium, also including some laps round the 'Ring, and
- one through the Netherlands and Belgium (so sadly, no 'Ring trip).

No idea of the miles of each, but the car is ideal for such trips, although for some reason I got stopped twice by the police when with my father and had the car thoroughly searched both times. Two British adult males in a Black S8 crossing the continent was a bit suspicious, apparently...
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Old 27th October 2020, 12:37 AM
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Did a family run to Latvia in August, about 1600 miles each way + some local driving was 4.5k miles in 2.5 weeks total.
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Old 27th October 2020, 09:24 AM
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Did a family run to Latvia in August, about 1600 miles each way + some local driving was 4.5k miles in 2.5 weeks total.
wow thts crazy!
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Old 27th October 2020, 11:32 AM
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Are we talking in one day or over several?
A group of 8 of us drove (in 5 cars - 2 D3s and 3 D2s) around Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way in 2016, that was a fair trek.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwCn...ature=youtu.be
I'm not sure how many miles we did, but including getting there and back, and a few diversions en route, probably well over 2000.
The WAW is listed as being over 1,600 miles. When I did the recce for it, I reckon I did close to 1,500 of it, plus the 350 to get to the starting grid. When we all did it, I reckon we did around 1,400 just on the WAW. In addition, the rest of you had already travelled to South Wales for the annual meet, plus the ferry and the trip to Cork, and then after the WAW we did the Causeway Coast drive which is another 200 and then your drive back to Dublin (100) and then home, so yes well over the 2,000 mark.
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I've done a few 1,000+ mile trips in mine. The trip home from buying it was 1,100 miles. And did around 1,500 miles last year for a vacation to Florida. It's such a nice car to drive long distance.
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