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    H5DJR in Audi Driver Mag

    Letters page, asking about gear ratio's.

    You know you've made it when you get published in Audi Drivel.
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    I spotted that too!

    Good work!
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    Also nice to see the audi-sport.net advert!
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    Shame they got the answer wrong... see posts in thread TFSI vs TDI power curves comparison.
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    Was that the edition with the Jason Statham interview ?
    I read that then binned it.
    Tell me,is there anything more pointless than a roadtest in these types of magazines ?
    I mean,are they ever going to say anything bad about the car ?
    Biased = pointless.
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    Can you get this mag in Smiths or is it too specialised? I haven't seen it in any shops.
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    You can get it in Borders

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    Borders, is that a local newsagent chain?

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    How come some of us get it and some don't ?
    I thought it was free to all owners,as is the Renault mag with the wife's Clio and the Honda mag with her HRV before that.
    IMO gents,it's really not worth buying.
    It's what you would expect.
    A glorified brochure.
    I can honestly say the Jason Statham interview is the only time I've been interested enough to tear open the polythene.
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    I get it free as I arrange the Audi International Days at Castle Coombe!

    Not a bad read for free..
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    It's not the first time I've had a letter published in Audi Driver. There was one I wrote some time ago - so long ago I cannot remember what it was about!

    I quite like the magazine as it has a lot of useful information about Audi cars and Audi in general. Like the following interesting piece of information...

    "Mind you, if recent rumors are anything to go by, the whole shape of Audi might be different in future. My speculation earlier this year that Dr Piech, (who controls Porsche) may be trying to orchestrate a Porsche/Audi group under his control seems to be coming closer."

    Another interesting article is about how customers in the USA can arrange to collect their cars from the Ingolstadt Customer Collection Centre and combine it with a 15 day holiday in Europe. They then take their car to any one of 20 locations across Europe for shipping back to their local dealer in the States.

    When are we going to be able to take advantage of this option? At the moment around 250 cars a day are handed over directly to customers in the centre at Ingolstadt and a further 160 a day at Neckarsulm.

    And just for you bowfer, they do sometimes criticise Audi cars. This is not the Audi Magazine that is published by Audi UK and sent out free to Audi customers but Audi Driver, published by Autometix Publications Ltd. They also produce a Volkswagen Driver magazine. But then you would automatically not like any to do with Audi anyway. Perhaps you should be buying BMW Driver or is Ford Driver these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr
    "Mind you, if recent rumors are anything to go by, the whole shape of Audi might be different in future. My speculation earlier this year that Dr Piech, (who controls Porsche) may be trying to orchestrate a Porsche/Audi group under his control seems to be coming closer.
    They are not rumours, Porsche already owns pretty much all it can of the VAG group without taking it over.

    Also appears some interesting stuff is about to happen -

    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=15706

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    Well done Dave! Wonder if your letter will inspire anyone else here to write in. It is a forum, after all ...
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    They are not rumours, Porsche already owns pretty much all it can of the VAG group without taking it over.
    "But the real powerhouses in the VW group remain Pich and entryist Porsche boss Wendelin Wiedeking. Porsche owns about a third of VW which gives Wiedeking a seat on the board, even if, under a German law designed to prevent a foreign takeover of VW, he can't exercise more than about 20 per cent of his voting rights".
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    From AutoBeat Daily 10/01/07

    "PORSCHE CEO PUSHES CHANGES AT VW. Porsche
    AG CEO Wendelin Wiedeking says his company expects
    a lot of changes at Volkswagen AG, in which Porsche
    owns a 27.4% stake.
    Speaking to reporters at the North American
    International Auto Show yesterday, Wiedeking said VW is a
    gold mine that needs a push to boost its lagging perfor-
    mance. He said he expects more management changes
    there, but wouldnt comment on whether VW brand chief
    Wolfgang Bernhard will, or should, stay. Porsche engi-
    neered the November coup that replaced CEO Bernd
    Pischetsrieder with Audi chief Martin Winterkorn.
    Wiedeking says Porsche isnt planning a merger,
    and he denies interest in running both companies or
    becoming VWs CEO. Rather, he repeats Porsches
    rationale in becoming VWslargest shareholder: to share
    the expense of technology development with a mass-
    market automaker.
    Wiedeking and Porsches CFO also are members of
    VWs board, and he says Porsche wants at least one more
    seat. VWs board, which is holding committee meetings
    today, meets as a group tomorrow. "

    AutoBeat Daily 12/01/07


    "BERNHARD EXITS AS NEW CEO SHAKES UP VW
    MANAGEMENT. Confirming weeks of speculation,
    Volkswagen AG says Wolfgang Bernhard, who has headed
    its VW brand for two years, will leave the company at the
    end of the month.
    The announcement came yesterday as new CEO
    Martin Winterkorn announced a reorganization of the
    automakersstructure that would have stripped Bernhard
    of much of his power. Winterkorn says he will assume
    responsibility for the VW brand and the newly created job
    of head of R&D.
    The big question is what Bernhard will do next.
    Analysts believe DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche
    would welcome the return of his former No. 2 at Chrysler
    Corp. VW insiders suggest Bernhard may have negotiated
    an exemption from VWs rule that bars departing execu-
    tives from working for a rival for two years.
    Some observers speculate Bernhard could become
    head of the Mercedes Car Group, a job Zetsche has been
    filling temporarily. However, the brash cost-cutter clashed
    with the groups labor representatives in the past.
    Others predict Bernhard will return to head Chrysler
    Group, where current CEO Tom LaSorda has been strug-
    gling with big losses and slumping sales. Zetsche has
    repeatedly voiced support for LaSorda.
    Meanwhile, VWs board approved Winterkorns plan
    to realign the automakers managers along functional
    lines instead of by brand. Jochen Heizmann, Audis
    production chief, takes the new job of production czar.
    VW says it will name a sales chief later. Brands will be
    managed individually. "
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    Interesting times ahead!
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    There are 2 magazines being discussed above...

    To help with any confusion:-

    Audi Magazine is the free quarterly jobbie you should get as an Audi owner, as long as you're registered with Audi. This should be done automatically if you purchased your car from a franchised dealer, or you can do it on the Audi website if not. I agree that the reviews in this magazine are heavily favourable, but then they'd be stupid not to be!

    The 2nd magazine is Audi Driver, the one where the gear ratio answer was reproduced, and which is a privately owned magazine and which has no official links with Audi. So, reviews should be more objective.
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    Out of interest, especially to you S3 guys, in next mouths issue of Audi Driver is a report/test of a 306 PS Superchips S3. The magazine is due out on 7th February
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