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Goodbye, Farewell, So Long

JRock247 Mar 6, 2018

  1. JRock247

    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Hi Guys n Gals,

    With much regret and sadness I am leaving the Audi World :bye:

    After owning Audi's for the last 7 years, I have decided I need a change. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of the Audi's I have owned but I think it's just time for something different.

    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your help, suggestions and general banter. This has been one of, if not the best forum I have ever had the pleasure of being part off. You lot are so awesome and have made owning my Audi that little bit better, so thank you.

    After some careful thought and an amazing offer, I am moving to........ a VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R :yahoo:

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    It's been a pleasure.

    JRock247 signing off :salute:
     
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  3. inflyte21

    inflyte21 Registered User

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    I presume you’re heading over to VW Vortex. Nice looking ride and good luck!


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  4. JRock247

    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks @inflyte21

    Heard good things about the VW Vortex forum from a friend at work, so will be my new go to forum for the next few years :)
     
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  5. inflyte21

    inflyte21 Registered User

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    Very cool. I’m on both. Audizine with my 2011 S4 and Vortex with my 2015 TDI Sportswagen!


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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Best of both worlds :)

    I may also check out the VWForum.co.uk as well
     
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    inflyte21 Registered User

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    Indeed


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  8. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Hi Jamie, sad to see you go. I love the new car though. I hope you enjoy the forum of your choice and make as many new friends as you have on here. Enjoy the new car to the max. :) x
     
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  9. JRock247

    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks Sandra and thanks for all your help in making this forum amazing :)

    I will enjoy it to the max, I can grantee you of that :)
     
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  10. Crazyfool

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    Nice. I’m seriously considering selling our V6 cab for an R cabriolet.


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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Not that I want to encourage you to leave the Audi seen but DO IT! You won't regret it :)
     
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  13. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I wasn't even aware of this section!

    I will most definitely use this, wouldn't want to leave this excellent community totally :)
     
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  15. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @JRock247 - Great looking Golf R mate !
    Exhaust tips could do with a clean mind ... :D

    I've also left the Audi brand after 16 years of continuous ownership
    Collect my new car, all being well, next Wednesday (14th March)

    You'll find me in the thread @Sandra mentioned ;) :D
    http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/forums/volkswagen-and-other-vag.71/

    PS Don't know whether @jdp1962 will still be talking to me mind ... :whistle2:
     
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  16. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Fantastic news Jamie. You get to put up with me for another few years, lol. :) x
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks @Bristle Hound, she's a real beaut! Love the look of your Cupra, my favourite Seat and in the best colour choice IMO.

    She's not arrived yet, should be here.......OH.......the 14th, same as you! We can count down the days together lol

    I will be giving her a full details when she arrives at her new home, can't wait to get my hands on those filthy exhausts!
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    You're worth putting up with Sandra :)
     
  19. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Thank you Jamie. I see you sporting the new banner I made yesterday as well. Between you and Bristle hound you will get that section as popular as the other sections. :) x
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Only yesterday! I feel privileged :)

    Would be nice to see that section grow on this forum. Might be a struggle to get it as popular as the others but we can only try.

    I still can't believe I didn't know it was there before, I used to own a Passat and Golf in my younger years, would have joined up a long time ago otherwise.
     
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  21. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Your not alone, a lot of the members tend to stick to their own chassis sections. It’s a huge forum and we try to cater for everyone. If there is something you want to see on the forum, you just need to ask and I will look into it. Glad your liking your new banner. If you tell me exact colour of your car I will make you and Brustle hound little exclusive banners. :) x
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Oh thanks @Sandra, you are too kind :)

    My car is Deep Black Pearl.

    P.S Is it your birthday?
     
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  23. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Banner made and applied.
    My birthday was yesterday. Member posted it up on general chat, lol. :) x
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Oooooooo, thanks Sandra, I love it!

    Happy Birthday for yesterday, hope you had fun celebrating :)

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  25. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Thank you Jamie. Yes I had a fantastic day. :) x
     
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    I’ve always said the worst car I’ve owned is my S-Line B8 Avant and the best is my cab, even over and above our current V6 S212 which I have no issues with.

    The problem is the cab was supposed to be a 2 year stop gap, but it’s turning into a 6 year plan. I love it, but the boys are getting older and although it’s built like a brick S-house, compared to the Merc the safety features are non existent.

    I would have liked to buy an A5 cab, but after all the heart ache and issues I had with my B8, it’s gonna take a lot of persuasion to buy another new(ish) Audi. So I’m thinking about the Golf


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  27. Bristle Hound

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    @JRock247 - Thanks :thumbs up:

    Only 6 sleeps to go my friend ;)

    Doing my own new car Detail too. Just deciding on what products to use TBH
    I fancy going a bit 'old skool' this time :D
    I don't think it will be as intensive as my one on my old S4 tho'
    http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/thread...lue-b8-5-audi-s4-black-edition-saloon.247421/
     
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  28. Bristle Hound

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    @Sandra - We'll see what @JRock247 & I can do ;) :D

    We might have to try & tempt some other 'MQB Platform' owners in there too ;)

    What do you reckon @Rob2k68 @GaryP @Chiefbadger @smk82
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Had to delay the car arrival :(

    Managed to pick up a virus on Monday, so have been bed ridden (quarantined) ever since.

    Re-organised to collect the car on the 23rd during my holiday in York......providing I'm no longer contagious.

    How's the new motor @Bristle Hound, happy with the change?
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Sorry for the slow update all. Due to illness, holiday and life in general, I have only just got around to posting my update on the car.

    Finally collected her on Thursday and couldn't be any happier :)

    Took her out for a spin on the Yorkshire Dales and then North York Moors.......so much fun!!

    Couple of pics on the dales.

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    Had an interested race with a GTD and GTI on the way home........you can guess who one that one :)
     
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    Lovely car, and a beautiful place to drive it. The Dales and the North York Moors are one of my favourite corners of the world, and I wish I lived nearer to them.
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks @jdp1962

    First time visiting both the Dales and Moors, would love to go back some day.

    I too wish I lived closer but a 4hr commute for a drive, is a little much for me.
     
  37. Sandra

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    @JRock247 nice car. Hope your enjoying and good your sticking around Jamie :) x
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Absolutely loving the car @Sandra :)

    Still can't wipe the grin off my face!

    Glad to be sticking around, just wish the 'Volkswagen and other VAG' section had a bit more activity on it.
     
  39. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Well you and @Bristle Hound will soon liven it up. :) glad your smiling, that shows you made the right decision Jamie. :) x
     
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    I keep looking at these. They’re so nice in blue!

    Did you try any of the competition beforehand?
     
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    JRock247 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I do love the Lapiz Blue, especially with the Pertori wheels :) Would have had that colour if I could find one in my budget and with the spec I wanted.

    I tried an S3 out and don't get me wrong, it's a lovely car but there was just something about the R that left me with a larger grin on my face. The R to me, feels a little more racier than the S3 and just seems to handle itself far better when pushing it hard. The S3 almost felt a bit willowy when pushing it hard.

    I personally think you get a better bang for your buck with the R compared with the S3 but that's just my opinion.
     
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    We can only try @Sandra :)
     
  43. LEW_PERFECT

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    That's the impression I get in the S3 vs R. Think the R is more shouty and the s3 is a little more refined.. however I'd have the S3 in a saloon over the hatch.
     

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