EM TuningSky Insurance
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 90
Like Tree60Likes

Thread: What is it with Scotland?

  1. #1
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Near Melton Mowbray
    Posts
    1,097

    What is it with Scotland?

    Got the train up to Dundee yesterday to see my parents and within 2 miles off driving we've followed a 14 plate S3 in phantom, a new 14 plate Golf R in red and then another 14 plate A3 184Q.

    We we haven't even been to Aberdeen yet!

    only the second ever S3 I've seen on the road and I've never seen a golf R before.
    Conor_B likes this.
    Build Week 1: Panther Black S3 SB S-Tronic, black nappa, anthracite alloys, comfort pack with adaptive cruise and parking plus, active lane assist, adaptive xenons with variable range control and auto high beam, technology package HIGH with connect, B&O, tyre pressure warning, fold/dim/dip/heat mirrors, reversible boot liner, extended mono pur interior, privacy glass, hill hold assist, LED interior light pack, electric lumber support.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    SJC
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    53
    I heard there was (I think) a 22% increase in new car sales for this launch. Recently been into the local audi garage to get the car serviced and when I asked the service guy how many cars they had going out for the 14 plate he said they had around 700 cars.

    Welcome to aberdeen home of BMW's, audi's, buses and seagulls!!
    stewartrae9 likes this.

  4. #3
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Near Melton Mowbray
    Posts
    1,097
    Wow! Derby Audi had 30 14 plates going out on march 1.
    Build Week 1: Panther Black S3 SB S-Tronic, black nappa, anthracite alloys, comfort pack with adaptive cruise and parking plus, active lane assist, adaptive xenons with variable range control and auto high beam, technology package HIGH with connect, B&O, tyre pressure warning, fold/dim/dip/heat mirrors, reversible boot liner, extended mono pur interior, privacy glass, hill hold assist, LED interior light pack, electric lumber support.

  5. #4
    SJC
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    Wow! Derby Audi had 30 14 plates going out on march 1.
    This was just going by what a guy at the service desk said. So don't hold that as fact. But could believe that. As takes around 3 weeks to get a service booked in and around 6-8 for a Saturday morning slot

  6. #5
    pat15312's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    258

    What is it with Scotland?

    Scotland is a lucrative new market we're looking to start supplying product into. The high value products they buy will more than make up for the cost of transport to get up there.
    Audi 8V S3 s-tronic
    Phantom Black | Black styling pack | Titanium 18" alloy wheels | LED headlights
    Super sports seats | mono.pur
    | Bang & Olufsen | Advance key | Interior LEDs
    Technology pack | Audi Connect | Parking System Plus | Reversing Camera
    ACC | Hold assist | Pre-sense | Headlight assist | Privacy glass | TPMS
    LTE data by EE | Paint protection by Gtechniq | more to come...

  7. #6
    SJC
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    53
    There is a golf r in the shopping centre union square in a nice blue Itguy. If you have Facebook search specialist cars Volkswagen and you will see what I mean.

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    Scotland
    Last edited by holly35; 5th April 2014 at 09:58.
    Scotty2011 likes this.

  9. #8
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    One of the worlds most beautiful and wealthiest countries .Among the top places to live,look forward to handling things our way soon.

  10. #9
    Andy1608's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    York
    Posts
    518

    My Social Networking

    Visit Andy1608's Youtube Channel
    Well at least you have a half decent tennis player and some good curlers anyway

  11. #10
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    ...and a whole lot more

  12. #11
    Pulp84's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    619
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    One of the worlds most beautiful and wealthiest countries .Among the top places to live,look forward to handling things our way soon.
    Yep see you the other side once you have successfully negotiated a currency union with the rest of us and EU membership.

    Agree totally about how beautiful Scotland is. Didn't see a ton of money in Glasgow the other week or many new cars?? Aberdeen of course is a totally different story.
    Sandra likes this.
    S3 Sportback S-Tronic - Amalfi White, Comfort Pack, LED headlights, LED interior lights, High-beam assist, hill hold assist, privacy glass, mono-pur, folding mirrors, TPMS, Audi sound system and black Alacantra. Built week 17. Arrived 17/05/14. Wow......just wow

  13. #12
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    359
    oil money!

    Enjoy life with king salmond... good riddance.
    2013 Glacier White S3 Sportback S-Tronic

  14. #13
    Andy1608's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    York
    Posts
    518

    My Social Networking

    Visit Andy1608's Youtube Channel
    I could type a massive post to give me thoughts but I won't lol especially on ASN.
    I don't see it been a win win situation for anyone though. I think it's all politics and no matter where in the world you are they are known for talking nothing but BS.

  15. #14
    Scotty2011's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    88
    We also have Irn-Bru!
    J6YAK, Adam., markos72 and 2 others like this.
    2014 - S3 3dr S-tronic, Glacier White, Black styling pack, Advanced key, Super sports seats, LED headlights, Interior lighting package, B&O system, Tech pack, Comfort pack, reversing camera, Cruise control, Light and rain sensor, Parking system plus, Privacy Glass.

  16. #15
    VeeDubDan's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    254
    IIRC Aberdeen Audi delivered 120 cars on 1st and c.60 on the 2nd March. Will prices go up when using the Euro?!
    8V S3; Sportback, S-Tronic, Monsoon Grey, Aluminium Roof Rails, Privacy Glass, Supersport Seats, Comfort Pack, Technology Pack High, Bang & Olufsen, Folding, Dimming Mirrors, Interior Light Pack, Extended Mono.Pur, Parking System Plus, Reversing Camera, Rear Side Airbags, Reversible Boot Mat, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Hold Assist

  17. #16
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    564
    We'll never get independence.
    Even if the yes does happen (which I think unlikely), we'll have to give so much away to structure things the way the SNP have proposed that it will not truly be independence.

    In Aberdeen and the shire there is a huge amount of disposable income (despite the high house prices), there are loads of really nice and very exotic cars up this way. Audi's, VW's and Merc's are around every corner and not even close to being a rarity.

  18. #17
    Sandra's Avatar
    MODERATOR

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,458
    Independence is not going to happen.
    Adam. likes this.
    Audi-sport.net Lanyards & Stickers
    To find Audi-Sport-Net members with VCDS check out the MAP


  19. #18
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    28
    A mate just changed his S5 for something a little sharper at Aberdeen Audi, and they said they were the busiest Audi dealership in Europe. No clue if true or not, but a lot of Audi's on the East Coast from Edinburgh upwards.
    RSQ3 - Sepang blue.

  20. #19
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132

    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    Independence is not going to happen.
    Well ,to date I hear the biggest voice against comes from our friends south of the border.Very interesting how the Laurel and Hardey circus ,sorry Cameron and Co Gov came to Scotland to do a bit of scaremongering,(first time in forty odd years I believe that they could be bothered to meet here)it appears that they must have more to loose.Since I pay my tax to Cameron's crew,its up to him to defend his stance,not bottling it to someone else.
    Coming across with 'we love Scotland ' and dictating to us don't go ,then swiftly scuttling south,smacks as one of the most patronising stunts I have seen in a long time.
    There are many small countries,many a lot less affluent than Scotland who do just fine.
    Billions have been wasted since the 70s in idiotic projects.
    Independence then would have seen Scotland even better off.

  21. #20
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    ...and a whole lot more
    Yeah, like blood sucking midges!!!

  22. #21
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    564
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    Well ,to date I hear the biggest voice against comes from our friends south of the border.Very interesting how the Laurel and Hardey circus ,sorry Cameron and Co Gov came to Scotland to do a bit of scaremongering,(first time in forty odd years I believe that they could be bothered to meet here)it appears that they must have more to loose.Since I pay my tax to Cameron's crew,its up to him to defend his stance,not bottling it to someone else.
    Coming across with 'we love Scotland ' and dictating to us don't go ,then swiftly scuttling south,smacks as one of the most patronising stunts I have seen in a long time.
    There are many small countries,many a lot less affluent than Scotland who do just fine.
    Billions have been wasted since the 70s in idiotic projects.
    Independence then would have seen Scotland even better off.
    The vast majority of people I have spoken to are against independence.
    Only one has been for it.
    All Scots living in Scotland.
    Sandra likes this.

  23. #22
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    359
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    Well ,to date I hear the biggest voice against comes from our friends south of the border.Very interesting how the Laurel and Hardey circus ,sorry Cameron and Co Gov came to Scotland to do a bit of scaremongering,(first time in forty odd years I believe that they could be bothered to meet here)it appears that they must have more to loose.Since I pay my tax to Cameron's crew,its up to him to defend his stance,not bottling it to someone else.
    Coming across with 'we love Scotland ' and dictating to us don't go ,then swiftly scuttling south,smacks as one of the most patronising stunts I have seen in a long time.
    There are many small countries,many a lot less affluent than Scotland who do just fine.
    Billions have been wasted since the 70s in idiotic projects.
    Independence then would have seen Scotland even better off.
    Most people south of the border that I speak to would love to get rid of the Scottish and never again have a labour govement.
    2013 Glacier White S3 Sportback S-Tronic

  24. #23
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by CraigI View Post
    The vast majority of people I have spoken to are against independence.
    Only one has been for it.
    All Scots living in Scotland.
    Really,rock on then,our other option is to be continually bled dry by Westminster and have Scotland's assets squandard.
    Now,I wonder if anyone has the builders phone number who build that wall? Hadrian somebody? Now here's a Guy with vision.!
    RYuill likes this.

  25. #24
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    Really,rock on then,our other option is to be continually bleed dry by Westminster and have Scotland's assets used for others benefit.
    Now,I wonder if anyone has the builders phone number who build that wall? Hadrian somebody?
    Aren't the Shetland Islanders now saying most of the oil assets belong to them, and would want a referendum of their own in the event of a yes vote?

  26. #25
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Midlothian
    Posts
    251
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra View Post
    Independence is not going to happen.
    Hope you are right, how many Eckies will we get to the pound, President Salmon and Chancellor Sturgeon are two dodgy sounding brands I'd be quite happy stacking with the wife's butterbeans and leaving at the back of the cupboard.
    Pulp84 likes this.

  27. #26
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by Rexus View Post
    Aren't the Shetland Islanders now saying most of the oil assets belong to them, and would want a referendum of their own in the event of a yes vote?
    Scotland will be all the worse off without independence,roll on Sept 2014
    Last edited by holly35; 5th April 2014 at 14:50.

  28. #27
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    You have to look further.Alex Salmonds SNP completley obliterated all other parties in Scotland.
    What's wrong with taking charge of our own country?
    All we ever get is Labour and the Cons continually blaming each other for their mistakes.
    Nothing will ever change.
    Remember that when your spine hits your next pothole ( shouldn't have to wait long)
    Independace for Scotland in the 70s could have us in Scotland driving on beautifully surfaced roads,instead of some stupid money pit idea we have had to suffer from Westminster.
    Finish of rant,phew, I feel much better!!

  29. #28
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    359
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    Really,rock on then,our other option is to be continually bled dry by Westminster and have Scotland's assets squandard.
    Now,I wonder if anyone has the builders phone number who build that wall? Hadrian somebody? Now here's a Guy with vision.!
    Bled dry?!?! Last time I checked Scotland takes out more than it puts in...
    VeeDubDan likes this.
    2013 Glacier White S3 Sportback S-Tronic

  30. #29
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    Complete rubbish.
    Perhaps not!!
    Petition for independence in the Western Isles, Shetland and Orkney | Herald Scotland

  31. #30
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    Quote Originally Posted by RobH_S3 View Post
    Bled dry?!?! Last time I checked Scotland takes out more than it puts in...
    .. From the ,Westminster herald no doubt.
    Cameron is worried on loosing some coffers,its pathetic.

  32. #31
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    132
    The islands won't survive on there own.

  33. #32
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    The islands won't survive on there own.
    They would easily with the lions share of the oil.

  34. #33
    Andy1608's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    York
    Posts
    518

    My Social Networking

    Visit Andy1608's Youtube Channel
    Will be like the Mexican border before long if holly has anything to do with it lol

  35. #34
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    61
    Well I live in Dundee and its true about Aberdeen doing very well. The car share pooI parking area gets bigger very week. I see Audi, quite a few R8 and RS series, Merc, BMW, quite a few Astons and the odd Ferrari regularly heading up the A90.

    But the cars (at least second hand) are more expensive here. Just purchased a 4 month old A3 saloon, all Scottish dealers could not get anywhere near what I paid from a dealer in England. They said we would love your money but we can't match the price, I think they assumed I'd cave in. The English dealers as well as a great price gave me a great trade in price and delivered new and picked up old car, fantastic service. The delivery guy delivers from different manufacturers and he said he is up to Aberdeen at least once a week. He was saying the Saudi's are buying many seriously expensive cars and they go straight onto the ships.

    Still nice that I've only spotted one other saloon on the roads here, still feel quite exclusive

    I guess at least in Dundee house prices are very low compared to southern England, so if you can get a half decent job there is more cash to splash.
    pedro61163 likes this.

  36. #35
    Pulp84's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    619
    As a very good friend from Scotland said to me the other day - it's one thing having Salmond and his crew deciding what kids eat at school and where to build roads......totally different thing letting him run a country.

    If he succeeds with his dreams then everyone will have an opportunity to have have a new car etc - if he fails potentially it will be a much bleaker future.
    S3 Sportback S-Tronic - Amalfi White, Comfort Pack, LED headlights, LED interior lights, High-beam assist, hill hold assist, privacy glass, mono-pur, folding mirrors, TPMS, Audi sound system and black Alacantra. Built week 17. Arrived 17/05/14. Wow......just wow

  37. #36
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    359
    Quote Originally Posted by holly35 View Post
    .. From the ,Westminster herald no doubt.
    Cameron is worried on loosing some coffers,its pathetic.
    Rose tinted glasses...

    Scotland has taken out more than its put in for years. Cameron gave you your referendum did he not?

    Also its very much in the conservatives favour for Scotland to leave along with the vast share of the labour vote.

    Its been made very clear you wont be using the pound. No EU membership = no Euro... a new currency will be worthless.. good luck!
    2013 Glacier White S3 Sportback S-Tronic

  38. #37
    Pulp84's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    619
    Quote Originally Posted by RobH_S3 View Post
    Rose tinted glasses...

    Scotland has taken out more than its put in for years. Cameron gave you your referendum did he not?

    Also its very much in the conservatives favour for Scotland to leave along with the vast share of the labour vote.

    Its been made very clear you wont be using the pound. No EU membership = no Euro... a new currency will be worthless.. good luck!
    Oh and you can have RBS back too lol
    S3 Sportback S-Tronic - Amalfi White, Comfort Pack, LED headlights, LED interior lights, High-beam assist, hill hold assist, privacy glass, mono-pur, folding mirrors, TPMS, Audi sound system and black Alacantra. Built week 17. Arrived 17/05/14. Wow......just wow

  39. #38
    dieselguy's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Camb
    Posts
    147
    I thought there's only whiskey and shortbread over there!.....

    Hehe joking aside, I do like the scenery and enjoyed my driving every time I'm up there!

    As for independence, I hope we stay together... But then again I don't have a vote.
    Rexus likes this.

  40. #39
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    61
    I for one will be moving down south if its a yes, assuming the price of my house doesn't seriously nose-dive.

  41. #40
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    leicestershire
    Posts
    10
    we might let you in if your passports up to date
    CHEZ, Andy1608 and steviedr like this.
    Current - A3 2.0TFSi monsoon grey

    New 2014 coming March 3rd - 10am - S3 Phantom black - black styling pack - comfort pack with ACC - SSS - B & O - interior lights - rear parking sensors

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO