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Old 27th July 2012, 10:19   #256
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You had 19s right ? Always thought they were a bit of an overkill. Too delicate for this city's roads IMO. Anyway i have had second thoughts multiple times along the way and even if i upgrade it will only be to 18s, nothing more.
Drove a 3.2 with 18s briefly and it seems livable provided the driver is careful.
Yea i had 19s it wasnt that bad since i had michelin pilots
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The 13th of October saw the group get out for a drive around the city. Encircled the city and ended up in town with a combination of both highways (E.E.H & W.E.H). Covered a distance of around 70-75kms in totality. Late night driving meant there wasnt too much of traffic to bother us (10 cars) and distances were covered ...rather swiftly.
It was a combo of Bhpians and a few Non-bhpians
BMW 320d (e90), BMW 525d (e60), BMW Z4, BMW 328i (F30), Mercedes E280 cdi (w211), Skoda superb V6 petrol , New VW Jetta, BMW 530d (f10), Audi S4 & Audi A4 3.0 TDi completed the line-up. A handful of pics from the same drive (pardon the quality) -
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With all the monsters around how did the Skoda superb V6 petrol & VW Jetta perform.
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With all the monsters around how did the Skoda superb V6 petrol & VW Jetta perform.
Save for times when the other cars absolutely floor it on acceleration , the superb and jetta keep up surprisingly well. They can cruise at high speeds all day . Its just that the superb drinks petrol
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& so its happened !
My neighbour , with his maroon w212 E350 has nicely brushed past my car's front bumper while getting his car out of the garage.
Result ? Dislocated front bumper. I am a bit surprised since i did not expect it to be dislocated at parking speeds but its happened nonetheless
The pain i felt when the watchman told me about it & it saw the car myself just cant be described !! Felt a 'CRUNCH' right in my heart !
The watchman claims he (neighbour) tried to contact my place through the intercom but no one was around to receive. I give him the benefit of the doubt since hes supposed to be a decent fellow. But until he calls me himself again, i just wont be at peace !
From what i saw in the darkness last night the bumper just seems to be nudged out of place and insurance or any other tedious procedure wont come into play HOPEFULLY !! The bit of paint from his car thats on the bumper can easily be gotten rid of with a simple diluting solvent. The yearly service is coming up in 20 days and now this !! I really wanted to drive my car around all of december !! Good weather, cars perform that much better.
Hoping for the best ..
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Good luck with that bro thats horrible it had to happen in around december. hopefully you get that sorted out. By the way your buddies S4, how much did that run him on road. I am coming to India late next month and i dont have a car ( i sold my a4)
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Good luck with that bro thats horrible it had to happen in around december. hopefully you get that sorted out. By the way your buddies S4, how much did that run him on road. I am coming to India late next month and i dont have a car ( i sold my a4)

Im not sure actually, i didnt bother finding out cuz i know im never going to have the balls to afford a high end petrol
IIRC 58-61 OTR (????). Not sure through
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Im not sure actually, i didnt bother finding out cuz i know im never going to have the balls to afford a high end petrol
IIRC 58-61 OTR (????). Not sure through
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Enjoyed reading your thread buddy. Your update is long due

A detailed update with cost incurred on upkeep would help new owners like me. Cheers.
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Old 25th June 2014, 07:21   #264
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Enjoyed reading your thread buddy. Your update is long due

A detailed update with cost incurred on upkeep would help new owners like me. Cheers.
Will do.

Give me sometime to check all invoices and click a few pics.

The car is currently at 51k and over 4 years , service has cost me anywhere between 15k to 30k each, depending on the things iv gotten done from them.

Also 15K might be misleading in a way that it sounds too good to be true but i guess that was the amount i paid a couple of times once in 2010 and then in 2011...not ever since.
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4 years & 2 months. That's how long its been today.
Time has flown and how....

Took her out for a little drive today simply because i dont get the time to take her out frequently. Drives with her are a rare scene since the Laura arrived 2 years ago.

If it wasnt for the Laura i would probably have 75-85k on the odo today given the rate at which we were driving her. Hit the 51k mark today & just thought of a tribute of sorts to her for our fantastic journey so far & here on....

Let the pictures talk now. Here's to years and years of hassle-free,fun & torquelicious ownership !
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& a few more spread right across the last 4 years (posting them as i find them)
FULL CREDIT to Bhpian Cartman for most of the pictures. To call his work fantastic is an under-statement.
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Finally, a brief mention to these 2 culprits.
Culprits since they both are primarily responsible for the Audi spending most of its time in the garage.

On the left is the 2006 Honda Civic 1.8s .From one of the first lot to reach our shores back in 06, she stands at 85k today. She is my primary everyday drive and boy what a car ! 8 years ,85k kms & many monsoons later i can still say she has been absolutely flawless and without even niggles. One of the BEST steering feedbacks for the pure hydraulic unit ,a beautiful notchy gearshift & that cream of an engine albeit with the lack of low end torque. Many cars were launched after her but i still dont see anyone bettering her looks in her class, not even close ! Still not bored !

On the right stands the 2012 Skoda Laura L&K. Bought as dad's primary car she is at ~40k on second birthday i.e 24th June 2014. Beautiful 2 litre oil-burner & that 6-speed DSG. Award winning combination quite literally. I often choose to drive her over the civic when i have a choice thanks to her hassle-free driving experience and the fantastic drivetrain.

Like i mentioned before,if it wasnt for these 2 babies the Audi would perhaps be at 75k+ today but also a lot more worn out. All in all on the car front i am one heck of a happy & lucky fellow !
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What a beautiful car ! Very glad to note that there are no niggles throughout the ownership period.

This is still the best looking A4, the current gen A4 front end looks confused.

Are you still running stock or have you gone for some remap ?
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What a beautiful car ! Very glad to note that there are no niggles throughout the ownership period.

This is still the best looking A4, the current gen A4 front end looks confused.

Are you still running stock or have you gone for some remap ?

Yep , have been really lucky to have a problem free ownership. Touchwood !

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https://www.facebook.com/Stage1Auto/...type=1&theater
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Yep , have been really lucky to have a problem free ownership. Touchwood !

This should answer your question as long as you are on facebook -


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Oh, so you are running a RD tuning box, why not a remap from say TOT ?
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