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Temptation. And then not.

audinary May 6, 2009

  1. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    So, I've just returned from delivering a car to the deep south, and my wheels for the trip back were the part-exchange vehicle:

    2001 A6 Avant quattro, 2.7t. Ours for the princely sum of £1800, as it has 140k miles on it. But no matter, it purred like a kitten, showed no obvious signs of burning oil nor other mechanical misbehaviour, and crucially, it went like stink.

    Naturally, throughout the journey my head was abuzz with thoughts of changing my car. I like power, I like quattro, and crucially, I like big cars.

    So, maybe, I out to get an A6. 2.7t (pretty much S4 engine). Probably not this one as 140k scares me (being as my '98 has 64k...) but if a slightly newer one came up.....

    And then it hit me. Why? What's the point?

    And then I kept finding reasons not to. Firstly, I already have a car I love and it owes me nothing. Secondly, I get about 35mpg, the computer told me the A6 was averaging 24... Thirdly, Why do I need to go that fast? I rarely do the 0-60 drag, my favourite acceleration increment of 80-110 is very illegal, so maybe I shouldn't be encouraging myself?

    And finally... what happens when I get bored? Is it really worth changing my car for something considerably faster when it's just going to be a fix until something else comes along? And when I get to drive fast cars every day at work as a matter of course?

    No. Sod it. I'm keeping the A4. And I'm going to make her better. Maybe a bit faster. Because I already love her.

    A bit like my girlfriend; Sometimes , a blokes eyes are drawn to the sultry girl in the club with the leather skirt and the huge tits, and you think, yeah, that might be fun. And then you could be on a journey to a whole world of regret. But with my girlfriend our love lies deeper than just lust, it's about how well we know each other. I know my car very well.

    Time I gave my car some love. I have dodged the thunderbolt of temptation. Now it's time to get back to business as usual.

    This post sponsored by late night alcohol.:beerchug:
     
  2. olds_kool

    olds_kool Active Member VCDS Map User

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    if that was me id be the proud owner of a 2.7t a6 by now! i have to stop buying cars i dont need
     
  3. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Lol @ Audinary, you should write poetry! :eyebrows:
     
  4. Foxmeister

    Foxmeister Fired Up!

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    :lmfao::lmfao:
     
  5. Lee Goodall

    Lee Goodall Active Member

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    Only just read this thread..

    Leather skirt?? Not doing it for me! lol
     
  6. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    Nor I, mate! Nor I! Seriously!

    Ahem.
     
  7. Lee Goodall

    Lee Goodall Active Member

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    Now PVC!!!.. that's a different story :hubbahubba:
     
  8. Dan Gliballs

    Dan Gliballs Active Member

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    140K isn't a big deal if it's been serviced and cared for. At £1800 you could sell much of it off in pieces if the turbos died tomorrow.

    I bought one last year with 109K miles on it to go camping in. Much more luxurious and spacious than my S4. Lovely lovely smooth/quiet cars.
     
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  10. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    Thats a good price for a fully loaded A6, with plenty of space one main thing i hate about my B5 is the rear legroom, my wifes corsa has more legroom in the rear. But your right if you dont need it, well put!
     
  11. audinary

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    This 2.7t seemed a strange spec to me, with 16" rims which looked like casters.
    Anyway, the car is going to a trader, who will probably put it on his forecourt for £3995...
    And at any rate, I wouldn't buy it, not now i've just spent £39 on two lower door trims...
     
  12. phille87

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    haha audinary I like your post, do you have some pics of your beauty??
     
  13. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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  14. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    Sorry to bring this old thread back...

    The abovementioned '01 A6 Avant 2.7T Quattro, Manual (six speed) in Silver with a full recaro leather interior, 140k (full history) and in need of a damn good clean....

    It went to auction in the end. Sold for £1500. Crazy cheap.

    I'm glad I got to play with it before it went to its new home....
     
  16. dieselfitter251

    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    That price is bonkers, how much were the brand new? £28k?ish
     
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  18. Dan Gliballs

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    Circa £34K iirc.
     
  19. Drizz

    Drizz Project Plush

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    What a coincidence. Just looked at a local one, looked like a 1.8t A6 but was the 2.7t up for £3995. Was very tempted to px mine, but TBH my thoughts are exactly the same. I love the A4, why risk being unhappy just to go a bit faster!
     
  20. Dans-first-Audi

    Dans-first-Audi Member

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    Jesus, when was the last time you went to a club?

    :faint:
     
  21. audinary

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    Fortnight ago, bear in mind I'm in North Essex, fashion takes a bit longer to reach us....
     
  22. dieselfitter251

    dieselfitter251 Blow ma own trumpet?

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    Lol!
     
  23. aidank1981

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    essex... isnt that white stiletto country? i ended up at AmD essex gettin my work done but never got a night on the piss! duno if i wish i had or glad i didnt after this thread :think:

    certainly the visual talent was out! love how sunshine does that!
     
  24. Drizz

    Drizz Project Plush

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    Oi! Less of that! My Mrs is from Essex!
     
  25. audinary

    audinary Complete And Utter Member

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    As is mine, and my Mums maiden name actually is Essex!
     
  26. aidank1981

    aidank1981 Member

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    ok ok put the guns away :box: . i enjoyed it down there!
     

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