I've just past-ex'ed my 8P and it had done over 81k miles. The car never missed a beat and I would have kept it but I felt another year's miles might make it too much for people to want the car.
So these cars can do lots of miles without breaking sweat as long as they have been looked after.
I've been using Tune2Air for years now and it is fantastic, though it has a couple of quirks.
You can't make Bluetooth calls using the Tune2Air, though you can use a separate Bluetooth headset or adapter to make calls whilst using the T2A for music.
Siri gets confused when you have T2A. It...
That was kind of my experience when I bought mine - I rang four dealerships only to hear that the car had just been sold. I actually bought mine over the phone, unseen and undriven, because they were selling faster than hot cakes!
Based on the specs I have whipped up for a Golf R vs an S3 Saloon, the Audi would be over 40k whilst the Golf would not. Bummer.
But it am confident that the manufacturers will respond to the changed tax regime and introduce new bundles which help you get a lot of stuff whilst keeping under the...
I've just looked at the full, official budget statement (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/summer-budget-2015/summer-budget-2015#budget-policy-decisions) and the new system applies to cars registered after 1 April 2017. No mention of earlier cars, so still as clear as mud!
An Audi extended warranty can be had for a few hundred quid unless the car has extreme mileage on it. I have bought it twice for my 11 car for the peace of mind it brings. My car is 100% unmodified mind, and Audi wouldn't cover a modified vehicle.
Don't let a few years or miles put you off. The...
Bear in mind that all 0-62 times from manual cars are performed by racing drivers and with zero mechanical sympathy. The average driver could not reproduce these in the real world.
So you are still good. I've never used LC with my car, but I've never been taken from the lights when I chose to...
Just to offer an alternative perspective, I loved the mag ride on my TTS. And in back-to-back comparisons it gave better cornering grip. It's on my 'must have' list when it's offered as an option. I had 18s on my car, so that might have made a difference versus your experience.