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Forum: Other marques 25th January 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By tintin
My Audi dealer was one of the main triggers for...

My Audi dealer was one of the main triggers for me walking away from the brand. It typically took about four conversations with various members of the "service department", none of which were usually...
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 178,133
Posted By tintin
Try doing this at any Audi (or any other...) main dealer

So...I thought I'd share my Tesla recall experience today, which was a world away from what I used to get at Audi (Smith Knight Fay/Inchcape) with my Audi S8.

I got an email this morning from...
Forum: Other marques 23rd January 2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By tintin
Delighted to hear this - I remember seeing it...

Delighted to hear this - I remember seeing it (sort of...;)) under wraps a number of years ago....pics to follow, soon?
Forum: Daily banter 21st January 2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By tintin
Practically of them...

...but I've not had many, 'cos I find letting go very hard :-(.

So, a short list of 3:

1) VW Beetle (3 of them!) - from my student days,
2) Fiat Uno 45S - first new/family car, fun and...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 21st January 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By tintin
+ 1 (again!). Ultimately though, for people...

+ 1 (again!).

Ultimately though, for people on here anyway, it's a bit like house prices - irrelevant unless you're buying or selling.

It's the value you get from the experience of living...
Forum: IT, AV and other Tech 21st January 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By tintin
It must be Friday today then, otherwise it...

It must be Friday today then, otherwise it would've been my usual scowl...:ROFL:
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 20th January 2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By tintin
+1 +++

+1 +++
Forum: A2 8Z 16th January 2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 25,264
Posted By tintin
Neil (Architect_M8tey..) bought one of these a...

Neil (Architect_M8tey..) bought one of these a year or so ago, so he may be a good person to advise/ask.

I considered getting one, but went rogue instead and bought an (absolutely lovely +++ )...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 16th January 2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By tintin
Well done Roberto +++ :D

Well done Roberto +++

:D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th January 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By tintin
Very true +++. Plus we'd like to see it anyway :D

Very true +++. Plus we'd like to see it anyway :D
Forum: D2 - Interior 14th January 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,321
Posted By tintin
I'm pretty sure we had a thread suggestion on...

I'm pretty sure we had a thread suggestion on this a while back, and I for one was all for it then, as now +++.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 13th January 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By tintin
Tried here yet?

Welcome! - and (in case you haven't already...), I'd suggest you try our sponsors first. The link to their ebay site is here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/a8parts

Or just call the number on the...
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By tintin
If you don't ask you don't get ;). It's the part,...

If you don't ask you don't get ;). It's the part, not the car, that's faulty. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 13th January 2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,808
Posted By tintin
Last time I let an Audi dealer "wash and vac" my...

Last time I let an Audi dealer "wash and vac" my S8, they ended up having to pay out about 100 to have the deep scratch marks removed from the boot by my detailer, after they let a trainee loose on...
Forum: Daily banter 5th January 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By tintin
Fascinating: would it be possible (if/when you...

Fascinating: would it be possible (if/when you get any spare time... :D ) for you to summarise these tips and tricks here at some point please MJ? : http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=17
...
Forum: Daily banter 4th January 2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 36,166
Posted By tintin
I hope the heater for your workshop is still...

I hope the heater for your workshop is still working this week! :o
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By tintin
What amused/pleased me this time David was that I...

What amused/pleased me this time David was that I didn't even have to try - other than saying at the start of the conversation that I wanted to check the best way of "shuffling" the various NCBs on...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd January 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By tintin
What's 30 minutes of my time worth?

Approximately 650 (so about right :D ), according to Admiral :) ....

It's amazing what a short chat with your insurance company can do, just before renewal time. +++.

So that's Herman renewed...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd January 2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By tintin
Which '8 model

Which '8 models does this fit? Could you confirm please - and whether any adapters are needed for those - as this is principally a forum for '8 owners? TIA.
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 2nd January 2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By tintin
Tyres?

Are they all shod with these tyres?:

https://www.tyrereviews.com/Tyre/Radar/Dimax-R8.htm

If so, it might be worth adding that to your listing...
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By tintin
Lovely - does it run on V-power or E10? (Oops -...

Lovely - does it run on V-power or E10? (Oops - wrong thread! :rolleyes: )
Forum: Daily banter 24th December 2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By tintin
Merry Christmas Katie, to you and the team! &...

Merry Christmas Katie, to you and the team! & here's to having an actual physical meet-up in '22 :D

+ A nice little Jonny Smith Late Break (Christmas..) Show youtube link, as a wee festive treat,...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By tintin
No surprise, really...

To me, this just strikes me as yet another sporting debacle (like cricket, football, etc...) where amateurish management and neanderthal governance is colliding with serious money-driven business...
Forum: Daily banter 16th December 2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By tintin
Seriously?...

...I had to check if today was April 1st, but it's not (especially with the name of this - Hoonitron :ROFL:) .

This reads like little more than a marketing-led attempt by Audi to paper over the...
Forum: Daily banter 12th December 2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By tintin
It's difficult to take this sport seriously when...

It's difficult to take this sport seriously when you see it being run like this.
Forum: Daily banter 11th December 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By tintin
Which? This year's or prior years ones? ;)

Which? This year's or prior years ones? ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 10th December 2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By tintin
So no pics then? ;)

So no pics then? ;)
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By tintin
I'll always put 18" rims on as winters in prior...

I'll always put 18" rims on as winters in prior years: This year's the first time I've had 20s on with winter tyres (and my first non-pukka '8 OEM stock rims - feels a bit weird...)
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By tintin
I think that's your only wheel option,...

I think that's your only wheel option, unfortunately - mine's the same: you'll just have to do the only sensible thing and get a (full size...) set of PF/Ronin wheels to match the mini version, like...
Forum: Daily banter 10th December 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,523
Posted By tintin
I love that second photo :love: Christmas has...

I love that second photo :love: Christmas has come early in the HP household +++. No playing with it till 25th, mind! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daily banter 7th December 2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By tintin
I'd broadly agree with Ainars logic, but not...

I'd broadly agree with Ainars logic, but not wholly with his conservative estimates ;), after the point above about 250/260 miles range once this has "stabilised" a bit. I'd say charging to 90%...
Forum: Owners Meets 6th December 2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By tintin
Thanks Stephen - you're on the list! :D - please...

Thanks Stephen - you're on the list! :D - please PM me with your details.
Forum: Daily banter 5th December 2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By tintin
Oh goody :)++++++

Oh goody :)++++++
Forum: Owners Meets 5th December 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,545
Posted By tintin
At long last...

...and very belatedly, I've attached the (final..) version of our tribute book to Mark. The hardcopy of this was actually presented to Lyn a few months ago, but a number of other things have got in...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 4th December 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,231
Posted By tintin
"8500 its now Fiesta money for 1 week only...

"8500 its now Fiesta money
for 1 week only this price"

You're funny Roberto: never a boring post ;) +++.

The real question is: how much will you buy it back for? :D
Forum: Daily banter 4th December 2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By tintin
Google says...

None personally, but their TrustPilot and Feefo ratings seem pretty good overall here: https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.warrantywise.co.uk and
here:...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd December 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By tintin
Is Barry to you what Scotland is to Roberto Sarg?...

Is Barry to you what Scotland is to Roberto Sarg? ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry,_Vale_of_Glamorgan
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 3rd December 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By tintin
But it's (generally..) not as good as the stuff...

But it's (generally..) not as good as the stuff on here..:ROFL: :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd December 2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By tintin
Patience...there are a (large!) number of people...

Patience...there are a (large!) number of people on here who don't come on here on a daily basis - those with busier lives than me :ROFL:.

I'd suggest giving it until at least the end of the...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st December 2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By tintin
Yup, there's a recent thread on this...;)

Yup, there's a recent thread on this...;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st December 2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,664
Posted By tintin
Welcome & I hope you find something that suits. ...

Welcome & I hope you find something that suits.

Would you be able to give some more guidance that might help those on here to help you with this - e.g. your guide price/budget would be the most...
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 30th November 2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By tintin
All done now...

Well, maybe I was lucky - or maybe my luck will run out when taking them off in springtime :( - but these dodgy centres went on with little fuss.

They're certainly not as slick or an instant snug...
Forum: Daily banter 25th November 2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,245
Posted By tintin
Ah....Gruffalo hunting at Delamere, a fun day out...

Ah....Gruffalo hunting at Delamere, a fun day out :rolleyes: - I remember doing it with these little tykes a while back. However, I (generally....) prefer mountain biking there.

Either way, a...
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 25th November 2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,800
Posted By tintin
That was about right Nick - getting the lights...

That was about right Nick - getting the lights looked at is one of my (several...) post-hibernation jobs for her ;)
Forum: A6/S6/RS6 C6 23rd November 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,800
Posted By tintin
Call that dim? try driving a Fiat Coupe in the...

Call that dim? try driving a Fiat Coupe in the dark - after our last Northern mini-meet, Nick asked me how it felt to be driving back in the dark with the road lit by candlepower :rolleyes:
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd November 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By tintin
Cheers! Good practical advice, as ever. I'm less...

Cheers! Good practical advice, as ever. I'm less worried (for now...) about getting them out again - I might leave that to my friendly KwikFit manager as a springtime challenge for him ;)
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 22nd November 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By tintin
Additional winter wheels/centre caps question...

I have a set of centre caps - suitably darkened to match the winter rims - from a "spare" set I had lying around - but they seem to be a very tight fit, and I'm concerned about them not fitting, or...
Forum: Daily banter 20th November 2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By tintin
Collective club?

It's pretty clear from the sign that it belongs to all lairds - otherwise it'd say Laird's ;) - so maybe Jim's really part of an Antipodean landed gents club? :D
Forum: Daily banter 8th November 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,245
Posted By tintin
Good stuff - I'll wave if I see you ;)

Good stuff - I'll wave if I see you ;)
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Generic car items 8th November 2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,484
Posted By tintin
Might be worth adding your location, in case...

Might be worth adding your location, in case someone is near(ish) you and can thus avoid carriage costs.
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