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Old 6th January 2017, 04:49 PM
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Good that you've consulted a shrink (brother) and he's helped you get some perspective.
It's only a car. A great car, and one you can only enjoy if you have it.
Enjoy. Sh1t happens, a dented car is not sh1t
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Old 6th January 2017, 05:37 PM
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Car is no longer for sale
Excellent decision.
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Old 6th January 2017, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for positives guys, sorry about my wobble!
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Old 6th January 2017, 05:42 PM
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A great result.

I suffered similar anxieties when I owned the RS6. I was convinced every time I parked it somewhere it would either be damaged or missing when I return.

I was proven entirely wrong. 12 months of pain free ownership in that regard.

I think in reality whilst we see our beloved Audis as the monster desirable machines that they are, to most people they're just a big 4 door car and don't really attract any attention from the average joe.

My general principal is to either park it as afar away from everything as possible, or on an edge space where I can bleed over the line giving more room, or worst case circle round and park it next to the most expensive thing I can find hoping they're more bothered about their car, than mine

Enjoy it
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Been doing a lot of talking with friends and family - particularly my brother who is also a petrol head - I've come to the conclusion that nothing last forever and you have to enjoy things while you have them.

Put some things into perspective, and its only worth stressing about things that happen, not what ifs

Car is no longer for sale
Glad to hear it, good decision
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That news made my weekend! Glad to hear it!
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Good to see you reached the correct decision!

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Old 12th January 2017, 03:13 PM
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Good to see you reached the correct decision!

Says the man who sold it to me! :-)

How's the 90? Did you ever get a D4?
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Been doing a lot of talking with friends and family - particularly my brother who is also a petrol head - I've come to the conclusion that nothing last forever and you have to enjoy things while you have them.

Put some things into perspective, and its only worth stressing about things that happen, not what ifs

Car is no longer for sale
Finally you came to your senses
Wise words there as well. If your car was getting wrecked each trip then I would understand if it costed you more in repairs than actually running cost.

Well done mate and really happy for you

So what's the next mod/Retrofit then
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Old 12th January 2017, 05:14 PM
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So what's the next mod/Retrofit then
I have a new rear screen going in hopefully at the weekend as with all the rain that condensation issue has come back once more - thought it had gone! Car is in overnight at Castle for the new door handle on the o/s rear passenger - so that's two things that are in the works

Then, I need Turbo Tony to hurry up and fit a standard exhaust so I can buy his milltek.

I've done nearly 10k since the major service so will get her serviced again, dyno, carbon clean, dyno

Be good once and for all to see what these FSI engines lose power wise through coking- I've not seen a hard facts account yet anywhere so I'll take one for the team in the name of research.

After that a new set of wheels for summer and winter tyres for these for winter
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