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Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 273
Posted By tintin
My S8 has also had the limiter removed, but I...

My S8 has also had the limiter removed, but I think I'd have to grow a bigger pair to go over 155 in it! :o
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By tintin
I have three principal forms of fast transport:...

I have three principal forms of fast transport: my S8, the train, and my Tesla - which is kind of halfway between my S8 and the train, really.....

You can't work on a train, but you can't have...
Forum: Daily banter 4th December 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
More evidence that they're changing their mind on...

More evidence that they're changing their mind on where the demand is going to be coming from - 14Bn EV investment:

https://electrek.co/2018/12/04/audi-investment-electric-vehicles/?pushup=1
...
Forum: Daily banter 29th November 2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
"the future is actually about 18 months away....

"the future is actually about 18 months away. That's because this e-tron GT make production in 2020". Yawwwnnnn.....that's another 18 months away. Again.

Funny how time seems to stand still for...
Forum: Daily banter 28th November 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,074
Posted By tintin
I agree about wanting to get the finish right (I...

I agree about wanting to get the finish right (I was lucky enough to get a pukka replacement from A8 parts for a tenner when mine broke.. :D ) - but wouldn't something like plastidip also be an...
Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By tintin
Wow!

That's news - Ghosn Gone (or going, at least....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46259420

What an idiot, if this is true. And possibly another senior leader thinking he's not accountable...
Forum: Daily banter 19th November 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,662
Posted By tintin
Awesome. Truly awesome.

Awesome. Truly awesome.
Forum: Daily banter 10th November 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
Oh dear. It looks like you're keen to continue...

Oh dear. It looks like you're keen to continue the to'ing and fro'ing on this thread, without really getting the original point of it, which is that Tesla has succeeded in completely changing the...
Forum: Daily banter 7th November 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
I find your last reply on this a bit confusing...

I find your last reply on this a bit confusing (confused? ;) ) Reffro.

Firstly, you seem to have conceded the point that they are the biggest selling car (not "truck", or whatever the US call the...
Forum: Daily banter 5th November 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
Ok, I'll happily give you my views on each of...

Ok, I'll happily give you my views on each of these recent comments - from smoggy Kathmandu, where there's lots of diesel fumes, people wearing face masks, and zero sign of EV adoption!

Hope this...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd November 2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
Here's the source Reffro, so don't shoot the...

Here's the source Reffro, so don't shoot the messenger, even if I was talking about sales by value, not volume. ;)
...
Forum: Daily banter 30th October 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By tintin
Trickle chargers - advice please

So...much as I still love my S8 (and my Fiat Coupe ;) ), neither gets daily use these days, so I really need to invest in a trickle charger, and it needs to be one that I can connect and forget.
...
Forum: Owners Meets 29th October 2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By tintin
+++ MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday Neil...

+++

MJ - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Neil (Architex_matey) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
Mike (CtL) - 1x double, Friday & Saturday
David (A8parts) - 2x superior double/twin, Friday & Saturday...
Forum: Motormouth 29th October 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,651
Posted By tintin
It's a bit like the comment I made earlier on...

It's a bit like the comment I made earlier on this thread re: insurance companies - i.e. they'll charge what they think they can get away with, and fleece anyone who they can. In my case, it's a mix...
Forum: Daily banter 27th October 2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
I don't doubt they will be able to make some EVs...

I don't doubt they will be able to make some EVs for half the price of a Tesla: what I don't believe at all is that they will deliver the same capability in 15 months time.

And they certainly...
Forum: Motormouth 26th October 2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,651
Posted By tintin
RAC or not

Like Mark, I've been with RAC for many years, with some real highs and lows - this year's examples being as follows:

1) The low (May): failing to arrive after more than 2 and a half hours (they'd...
Forum: Daily banter 26th October 2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tintin
VW CEO drinking Tesla Kool-Aid?

VW's EVs "will be available for half the price of a Tesla and just as capable" 15 months from now. Yeah, right.... ;)
...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd October 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By tintin
I'd rather have Vicky B-H...;)

I'd rather have Vicky B-H...;)
Forum: Daily banter 13th October 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By tintin
I think this post just confirms that you're now...

I think this post just confirms that you're now our unofficial "location scout" Ray: it's always interesting to hear what you think of these myriad places that you visit, and whether they'd be...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 6th October 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By tintin
Hi Tjalling - assuming you'e selling (rather than...

Hi Tjalling - assuming you'e selling (rather than buying...), then I'm interested.
Forum: Daily banter 27th September 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 990
Posted By tintin
++++++

++++++
Forum: Owners Meets 25th September 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By tintin
:D

:D
Forum: Owners Meets 25th September 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By tintin
What year was that Mike?

What year was that Mike?
Forum: Owners Meets 25th September 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By tintin
No grit guard in 1st bucket? ;)

No grit guard in 1st bucket? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By tintin
That one went off a bit prematurely (see Sierra...

That one went off a bit prematurely (see Sierra Mike's post on that PH thread here: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1726130&i=220 )

Today's Porsche announcement seems a...
Forum: Daily banter 23rd September 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By tintin
Nail in coffin time....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45619994.
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 21st September 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,767
Posted By tintin
Me too! I have my old pair of cats sitting in my...

Me too! I have my old pair of cats sitting in my garage from when I replaced them - sounds like an easy way of getting 100!
Forum: Other marques 20th September 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 43,281
Posted By tintin
The long read...

..and probably only for those on here who are interested in the wider - but related - topics of IT/business disruption ;)
...
Forum: Daily banter 18th September 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By tintin
And another (though VAG, not Audi, technically..)...

And another (though VAG, not Audi, technically..)

https://electrek.co/2018/09/18/vw-meb-platform-electric-for-all-affordable-evs/?pushup=1
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By tintin
Haha! It'll never be a Tesla. Chalk and cheese....

Haha! It'll never be a Tesla. Chalk and cheese. :tuttut:
Forum: Daily banter 16th September 2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By tintin
At last - a (real..) electric Audi

https://youtu.be/rHmXOkA-cUM
Forum: Daily banter 14th September 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By tintin
What Andrew said ;) . Forum members get discount...

What Andrew said ;) . Forum members get discount anyway, from memory that's at least as much as this eBay discount.
Forum: Daily banter 10th September 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By tintin
Not me...

...in either marque :ROFL:

I was here - https://www.thelongroad.com all weekend ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th August 2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By tintin
Ah, where would I be without you keeping me...

Ah, where would I be without you keeping me straight Ian :rolleyes: - I'm only really interested in OEM and removable (like the Parrot kit +++ ) - so I probably mis-read this as OEM kit? If not - to...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th August 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By tintin
Interested

Hi YB. As per title, I'm interested, with the benefit of being relatively local and no LPG complications. Will PM you later today, if that's ok...
Forum: D2 - Body and Exterior 22nd August 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By tintin
Well that's got our attention! More please...

Well that's got our attention! More please...
Forum: Daily banter 21st August 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By tintin
I'm curious - what's the attraction of this...

I'm curious - what's the attraction of this particular example? It wouldn't be in my top 10 BMs, or even in my top 5 small BMs, but maybe that's just me...
Forum: Owners Meets 17th August 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By tintin
Next time...

This was a great meeting, and I was really glad I could make it. Next time I'll come in a "proper" German car, not an American insurgent ;). I just got back to the UK early this morning, and this...
Forum: Owners Meets 10th August 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By tintin
And all you need now is for the Americans to join...

And all you need now is for the Americans to join in, late as usual. At least this time there's only one of them... ;)
Forum: Daily banter 8th August 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By tintin
Oh dear.... :rolleyes:

Oh dear.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 1st August 2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By tintin
+1

+1
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st August 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By tintin
Sounds like a lot to me, and - though I've never...

Sounds like a lot to me, and - though I've never seen it in the flesh - I wouldn't put it in my top 5 colour choices in terms of saleability, and (sadly...) the market isn't interested in what you've...
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st August 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By tintin
Wow! that's a lot - mine are just sat in my...

Wow! that's a lot - mine are just sat in my garage... :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 1st August 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By tintin
+++

+++
Forum: D2 - Fuel and Exhausts 31st July 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By tintin
I have a duff pair (appropriate, really... :D)....

I have a duff pair (appropriate, really... :D). Just the cats, not the full pipes, and they're a bit noisy, as the internals on at least one has partly disintegrated (which is why they were replaced)...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - General 31st July 2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By tintin
Show Star 3...

That's the third one Herman's been at now, and this was harder work than the others tbh, but all in a good cause, I suppose: first car on the Oktoberfest stand, and the last one to leave yesterday...
Forum: Other marques 31st July 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 43,281
Posted By tintin
No, that's estimated sales (i.e. deliveries to...

No, that's estimated sales (i.e. deliveries to customers): refundable deposits are well in excess of 400k for the Model 3 - or were within a week of the reveal 2 years ago, I think they're higher...
Forum: Other marques 31st July 2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 43,281
Posted By tintin
Model 3 sales outstripping BMW, Audi and Mercedes

Obviously this is only in the US, but that's the only market you can buy the Model 3 in at present - and this graphic shows they're outselling each of the premium german marques on the combined sales...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 30th July 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,644
Posted By tintin
Wot he said - except I don't even bother steering...

Wot he said - except I don't even bother steering either :ROFL:
Forum: Daily banter 30th July 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By tintin
Welcome -and ask away (ideally after you've...

Welcome -and ask away (ideally after you've posted your photos +++..., though we'll happily wait if necessary ;) ): any question you have will probably answered on here, we're a very friendly bunch.
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