My newly-purchased 2017 Mercedes Vito is packed with technology and recently I drove her the 15 km from Amalfi to my garage and I then returned to Amalfi in my cherished Audi S4. The S4 is 2005 vintage and the S4 was a very expensive car new (more than 50k UKP), top of the range,Continue reading “How quickly automotive technology is advancing”
Category Archives: Audi
So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????
For the very first time since I bought her more than two years ago the lovely old S4 finally let me down. It must be said that I was VERY lucky indeed because I had already covered some 2600 kms without any problems that weekend so it could have happened anywhere whereas the red lightContinue reading “So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????”
The old Audi finally lets me down…..happy update: now back on the road!!!
Well last weekend I headed to the north of Italy to see some friends and family and I had three destinations in mind: Alba (where my lad lives), Omegna on Lake Maggiore (where he played an important basketball match) and then home via Milano to visit my little girl. Well the journey north went veryContinue reading “The old Audi finally lets me down…..happy update: now back on the road!!!”
Using my Audi S4 V8 as a daily driver…really??
Ever since the days when I worked for Land Rover in Solihull I have always loved the V8 petrol engine. In those days the Range Rover V8 engine was purchased (the license) from the USA Buick I think and was aluminium and thus very light, it was considered at that time too small for theContinue reading “Using my Audi S4 V8 as a daily driver…really??”
WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….
That was the punch line to one of their best adverts many years ago and in my opinion it still holds true today. The story of the product is very interesting too, see the company web site or Wikipedia. I first came to know this product when I was a kid and my Dad showedContinue reading “WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….”
My updated view on used cars and stuff…
Well, like many lucky fellows, for most of my younger life I owned or had access to new or almost new cars. And I guess that like most of us I would totally avoid an old or high mileage or damaged car, convinced as I was that they should be scrapped or something! When IContinue reading “My updated view on used cars and stuff…”
Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing
The current combination of factors from Brexit to COVID to Russia to world transport/container shortages plus the shortage of electonic components and the economic crisis cum boom all add up to a very wierd situation with regard to the second hand vehicle market that I love to frequent. To cut a very long story short,Continue reading “Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing”
My old Audi S4 gets better with age !!!
Well, I have now had this 2006 car for 2 years but for the first year (thanks to COVID) I never really used or appreciated her. I had a few problems too so I was not really in love, although the few drives I made were very enjoyable indeed (see previous posts). I also discoveredContinue reading “My old Audi S4 gets better with age !!!”
What a lot of car for 9k Euro mmmmm
As the old saying goes, you pays yer money and you takes yer choice (or something). And this truth applies to everything that we purchase whether a house, a car, a bike, a van or whatever and I should know cos I have a van, a car and er several bikes too. BUT as weContinue reading “What a lot of car for 9k Euro mmmmm”
My lovely garage, plus its contents.
Until three years ago I lived and worked in Roma and as I owned a small lock up garage my bikes were kept happily warm, dry and out of sight. Of the wife. (I always tried to purchase blue Yamahas but even she noticed that the R1 was not an XT660, rats). My car andContinue reading “My lovely garage, plus its contents.”