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Old 16th February 2021, 03:47 PM
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OK so the usual suspects have been done (D2 and D3)...what about a D5? Or are you waiting for the S8 to come down in price a bit?
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Old 16th February 2021, 04:09 PM
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shame i sold my D3 what a cheap car that was when it reached £10,000
you could have ran it and sold it me back LOL
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Old 16th February 2021, 05:27 PM
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Does it have to be Audi?

Love the wife's Focus ST (I don't have a car since selling the TT) - I am still working in the office and have to drop my son off at the train station every morning so manage around 40 miles per day.
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Old 16th February 2021, 05:50 PM
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Does it have to be Audi?

Love the wife's Focus ST (I don't have a car since selling the TT) - I am still working in the office and have to drop my son off at the train station every morning so manage around 40 miles per day.
No, no need for Audi particularly.... I confess, the ST's did raise my interest at one point, but not sure if I could be seen to go 'backwards' to a Ford.... Brand snobbery getting the better of me there....
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Old 16th February 2021, 06:21 PM
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Sean and the ni chaps should know this ,I don't know if there was any more of them or not ,( it's called a mini haha)
Classic tax and insurance ,not much power but you could still wheelie it which has to be a thrill at 50 mph , and its unlikely anybody else local will have one
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Old 16th February 2021, 06:22 PM
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I confess, the ST's did raise my interest at one point, but not sure if I could be seen to go 'backwards' to a Ford.... Brand snobbery getting the better of me there....
Well they're not making them any more, but the Volvo V40 T5 CC I have is effectively a Ford Focus with "class" and MUCH better tech. Several things Ford just don't offer at all.
(And did I mention, AWD, radar cruise from 0-Max, over 250bhp and 400NM after its Polestar tune, creamy-smooth 8-speed auto and faster than my S8 at UK legal speeds)
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Old 16th February 2021, 06:30 PM
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I love German cars from 80s, 90s and early 2000s
D2 was the last of them.

I’d run my D2 pretty much forever if it wasn’t ruined in accident.

For post COVID low mileage world
find yourself a model that no longer depreciates,
service it well, and stick to it

4 star classics have good low mileage models.
Pay premium and just enjoy.
After what you lost on Tesla there’s nothing more to lose
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Old 16th February 2021, 06:51 PM
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S5 is nice, but cab didn't come in the 4.2 engine, only the oil-drinking 3.0 tfsi, which whines nicely with its supercharger, but i'd rather just have the old reliable 4.2 lump.
Weíve had our S5 SB a long time, but itís only just hit 74k miles. It used to need a litre of oil between annual oil changes, but when I had the thermostat done again recently I got David to fit the updated PCV valve (which also involves dialling home to Germany for an ECU update) which deals with oil consumption problems. Oil level hasnít moved since, and itís been our main car of choice over the last year. They donít hide abuse terribly well, so a baggy one should be quite obvious

In terms of car ownership - we couldíve sold either car a year ago and survived just fine. The fixed costs of 2 cars atm does seem a bit daft when my wifeís been made redundant and I donít commute by car anyway! Only the seemingly depressed used market has really put me off, and not wanting people to come to the house to view while Iím shielding
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Old 16th February 2021, 08:04 PM
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I think I have probably spent more on trickle chargers and electricity than I have on fuel in the last 12 months
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Old 16th February 2021, 08:51 PM
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I think I have probably spent more on trickle chargers and electricity than I have on fuel in the last 12 months
And yet weirdly, I haven't
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