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????”

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??”

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 !!!”

Back in Italy from the UK, great trip, great car but what a sad, sad UK…

Crazy plan indeed but hey I enjoy crazy cos I love to challenge myself and I certainly did but to be honest the real challenge was not the fantastic journey but the new UK Brexit/COVID regulations, more below. When I set off on a Friday afternoon I decided to break myself in gently to theContinue reading “Back in Italy from the UK, great trip, great car but what a sad, sad UK…”

Engine, engine, engine……

Ok the title does not really do justice to my idea so let me explain further. Over the many years of enjoying both cars and motorbikes (I had a Yamaha Quad Raptor 700 too), I have formed this idea. Basically before I even consider purchasing a car or bike I start with the motor. InContinue reading “Engine, engine, engine……”

Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!

I purchased the Audi S4 Avant just prior to the dreaded lockdown early last year. So although a year has passed I have been able to drive her very little indeed. Well, finally last week we managed to get 3 days off and so I prepared the S4 (checked the tyre pressures and fluids, allContinue reading “Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!”

This car certainly keeps me on my toes..part 2…

Blimey. What a challenge. I love this Audi S4 to death but she is very demanding for sure. Only two months ago I was really enjoying her after the lockdown and the steering suddenly became very heavy indeed, I needed Charles Atlas to help me to turn the wheel. Ah I thought, the hydraulic oilContinue reading “This car certainly keeps me on my toes..part 2…”

I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….

We have been locked-down at home since early March and it is just starting to be eased some 3 months later. So the old S4 has been locked in the garage gathering dust and looking rather sad and sorry for herself. Finally I have been able to take her out for a drive and wowContinue reading “I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….”