[Oct 18, 2015] Birmingham Audi (Solihull) Dealership Meet (Part of the Lister... (Birmingham)

Tangooneone

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See you all tomorrow :)
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sidibear

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There is a speed camera just down the road from Stratford Rd Audi heading back towards the M42, there is one just after you come off the M42 towards Stratford Rd Audi too just past the lights at Tesco.

You won't miss me tomorrow, I will be the one in the Trilby.
 

45bvtc

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Lol bet my 2.0 tdi will feel shizer after the rs4!!!

You might have a surprise coming as for sure yours will pull from way down in the rev range while you'll need to be pressing the loud pedal and waiting for that naturally aspirated RS4 motor to wake up, once it does mind it'll rev a tad more that your 2.0TDi :scared2: and then you'd better hang on...

As for the RS6: well that pulls from way down and has one of the most amazing, accelerator pedal mashing motors I've ever driven, it's just the single digit mpg that I find disappointing :sadlike: but then as it's always Audi kindly filling the tank :blush: it seems a shame not to. Just make sure you pull that DSG lever back TWICE to engage SPORT mode...
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45bvtc

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There is a speed camera just down the road from Stratford Rd Audi heading back towards the M42, there is one just after you come off the M42 towards Stratford Rd Audi too just past the lights at Tesco.

You won't miss me tomorrow, I will be the one in the Trilby.

My 'test' route from Birmingham Audi is: toward Birmingham and at the 2nd island turn left onto the B4102 toward Earlswood; and then left at the Earlswood post office onto Cut Throat Lane toward Hockley Heath; and then left again onto the A3400 toward the M42; straight over the M42 and back to Birmingham Audi; seems like an interesting route with a fair bit of variety. Depending on time allowed I may deviate some but that'll do me.

Anyone know of anymore speed (SAFETY) cameras on this route? I guess there'll be some on the A3400.

OK, found some data: there appears to be FOUR Safety cameras between the M42 and Birmingham Audi and others as shown here:
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Note there are none shown on my planned route; just saying...
 
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sidibear

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My planned route.
Leave Strat Rd Audi, up to the island and turn back towards the M42, straight over and head towards Stratford. When you get to the M40 islands turn on the M40 north, stay in the left lane and follow onto the M42 north, off at the first exit and head back towards Strat Rd Audi. Nice mix of A roads and motorway.
 

Sandra

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Evening everyone. Can you all please remember to take your driving licence and national insurance number with you tomorrow. The meeting starts at 11am so please try to be there just before that. Enjoy your drive and your buffet lunch. Some pics be nice. Have a great day and please drive safely. Enjoy.:) x
 

IceHanger

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My 'test' route from Birmingham Audi is: toward Birmingham and at the 2nd island turn left onto the B4102 toward Earlswood; and then left at the Earlswood post office onto Cut Throat Lane toward Hockley Heath; and then left again onto the A3400 toward the M42; straight over the M42 and back to Birmingham Audi; seems like an interesting route with a fair bit of variety. Depending on time allowed I may deviate some but that'll do me.

Anyone know of anymore speed (SAFETY) cameras on this route? I guess there'll be some on the A3400.

OK, found some data: there appears to be FOUR Safety cameras between the M42 and Birmingham Audi and others as shown here:
route%20Capture_zpshsjyom45.jpg


Note there are none shown on my planned route; just saying...

Just for reference The fixed 4 cameras on the A34 Stratford Road were all empty earlier today, and afaik not had anything in for a while, the first one from the tescos island heading back towards Birmingham Audi even points at the sky after it was clinked about 18months back lol
Hockley and Earlswood have a van sometimes and M42 from M40 exit too Junction 3 is a good spot just watch for black or Silver 3 series BMW's and A6's

See you all tomorrow
 

Stifler

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Hi.
I gonna turn up also. Hopefully its not to late. :)
Can i jump in like passenger in one of RS?
 

Stifler

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Anyway thanks. Its my fault i didn't read the post. Have fun tomorrow and enjoy. :)
 

Sandra

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Morning all. Have a great day at the meeting. Drive carefully and safely. Please remember these are expensive cars. Remember your driving licence and a note of your national insurance number. I will put up a feedback thread later. Please take the time to leave a comment for me to pass back to the dealership. Enjoy the day. :) x
 

Tangooneone

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Much appreciated. I'm just looking to have the oil temp on all menus. Why they only put it on the lap timer is beyond me!
 

45bvtc

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Oh ******, not cleaned mine yet. It's not that bad so should be ok for a quick waterless wash in the morning, weather permitting.
It's bone dry and dull at 08.06, but that's just the weather, and forecast to stay the same all day...
 

unitzero

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Cleaned the car yesterday before the rain came - looking forward to today ! As Steve said, my 2.0 TDI is going to feel very underpowered on the way home after driving an RS4 :openmouth:

Does anyone know if we are all parking together ? Bringing my camera to get some pics, would be nice if all the cars are in one place
 

Vertigo1

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It's bone dry and dull at 08.06, but that's just the weather, and forecast to stay the same all day...

I'm three miles from the dealer and it's wet here. Not raining right now but the ground is sodden. Hopefully it'll dry out later though.
 

jojo

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Morning all. Have a great day at the meeting. Drive carefully and safely. Please remember these are expensive cars. Remember your driving licence and a note of your national insurance number. I will put up a feedback thread later. Please take the time to leave a comment for me to pass back to the dealership. Enjoy the day. :) x

We need our NI number? How very strange.
 

desertstorm

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NI number means they can check your licence
https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number

There was a link to this in the E-mail from Mark Rennie

http://listers.co.uk/terms/demo-loan-vehicle-indemnity

  1. The customer’s contribution towards the insurance excess shall be £500.
  2. The driver must be aged between 25 and 70 years old.
  3. The driver must have held a full and valid UK licence for at least 1 year. Non-UK licences are not accepted for unaccompanied demonstration drives.
  4. The driver must not have been involved in more than 1 accident in the last 3 years.
  5. The driver must have no medical problems which impact upon their ability to drive.
  6. Unless prior approval has been granted, the driver must not be employed in any of the occupations listed under restricted occupations above.
  7. Test drive duration must not exceed 24 hours unless Listers Group is in possession of either the borrower’s vehicle, an original driving licence or an original passport

    And

    That the driver of the vehicle does not have more than 6 penalty points on their licence.
 
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martin1984

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Hi all not going to make it today was going in the Q7 so can some just let the dealership know thanks
Martin Belewski
 
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