Audi Q5 / Q7 Drivers

Anyone else getting this? I am regularly tailgated on my motorway commute by drivers of Audi Q5's - who just absolutely must get past me at any speed and then anyone else in the way too. I don't hang about and have a big engined German car too, but kind of feel;

1. I'd like to get home to see my family that night.

2. Am not generally troubled by feelings of inadequacy.

3. Always thought braking distances were important.

R

 

 

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1 year 37 weeks ago

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1 year 37 weeks ago

martekmotorservices wrote:

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Recent replies reminded me of

1 year 39 weeks ago

Recent replies reminded me of that original Audi A4 television advert  - remeber the one with the agressive little toerag driving like a tw@t , hadning the ting back to the salesman and exclaiming"Nah... not my style...!"  The Audi salesman smiles and nods...

Oooh the (now) irony!  :->

Challenger440 wrote: Recent

1 year 39 weeks ago

Challenger440 wrote:

Recent replies reminded me of that original Audi A4 television advert  - remeber the one with the agressive little toerag driving like a tw@t , hadning the ting back to the salesman and exclaiming"Nah... not my style...!"  The Audi salesman smiles and nods...

Oooh the (now) irony!  :->

Yes, I was thinking about that ad the other day. Very clever, at the time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIQ-283wKgg

At the time it was an obvious

1 year 39 weeks ago

At the time it was an obvious dig at BMW drivers. I wonder if BMW would dare make the same advert now just swapping the cars around, having a dig back at Audi? 

 

artill wrote: At the time it

1 year 38 weeks ago

artill wrote:

At the time it was an obvious dig at BMW drivers. I wonder if BMW would dare make the same advert now just swapping the cars around, having a dig back at Audi? 

Alternatively Audi could just re-make the advert, using a Q7 and add a different ending:

"So what do you think, then...?"

"Blaady Brilliant - I'll take it...!"

Im not sure about driving

1 year 38 weeks ago

Im not sure about driving styles and manufacturers . From my own experience when driving on business in a company car I went faster and took more risks . However when in my own car just driving to and from work I was much more relaxed and the car was my pride and joy unlike a crappy company car that I did not like .

As usual there is more to this than what at first seems obvious . The same goes for hire cars all of which I drive.... erm briskly . No real idea why but I suppose its not mine so it can be caned without consequences . I also want to see what they can do as well .

There are some old fashioned

1 year 39 weeks ago

There are some old fashioned (because I am old) ways of dealing with these delinquents. (1) excellerate but press the brake peddle lightly.. it is funny to watch their OVER reactions. It also leaves you a little more breathing space :-)  (2) pull the handbrake on but again have your foot on the loud peddle so he wont enter your luggage space. Again you will see the over reactions. These two systems have worked for me for many years. They normally dont get too close a second time because they couldnt understand the first! On the subject of model..I drive 85% of my time outside of the UK, and where the standard of driving is much much lower, tollerences much less and aggressiveness much more. Not just in the old East bloc countries, but include Germany and France and sometimes Italy as well. Here you will find the MONSTER trucks like Q55 Infinity (BUS) and RR and The biggest Landcruisers made, all believe they have bought the road at the same time as the car they drive. Just an attitude problem that goes with the "I am bigger than you so move".. I think I will write a blog later about standards of driving around Europe

 

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Roarsman wrote: Anyone else

1 year 39 weeks ago

Roarsman wrote:

Anyone else getting this? I am regularly tailgated on my motorway commute by drivers of Audi Q5's - who just absolutely must get past me at any speed and then anyone else in the way too. I don't hang about and have a big engined German car too, but kind of feel;

1. I'd like to get home to see my family that night.

2. Am not generally troubled by feelings of inadequacy.

3. Always thought braking distances were important.

R

 

You may be right that certain types buy them.  I just think that owing to their size and DRLs, tailgating is more noticeable. 

The former Mrs LG ran a Q7 for a while, and on the occasions I drove it I could almost feel the resentment coming from other motorists. Now I hate tailgating and leave massive gaps, but my driving doesn't change from one vehicle to another. I am no more or less likely to drive poorly in a large 4x4 or a small roadster. 

As far as inadequacy goes, I'm yet to be convinced that there is a direct correlation with what you drive. I must keep an eye on my tackle from now on - maybe it does vary based on what I decide to drive that day?

For the record, I find that for overtaking, it's far easier to start the move from way back, as you get a much wider field of vision to plan the move and time your acceleration so you have a good closing speed as the planned space becomes available. I really question the common sense of people who keep ducking out from behind a big truck to see if there is an opportunity to pass. Surely a well planned overtake can't happen from 5 metres behind an HGV?

You can't condone tailgating,

1 year 39 weeks ago

You can't condone tailgating, but neither can you condone not moving over but justhogging the outside lane.Is one make more likely to be driven by a tailgater than another?

So difficult to say but generally it is newer cars, maybe company cars driven by people whose schedules are too tight.

Mario B wrote: ...but

1 year 39 weeks ago

Mario B wrote:

...but generally it is newer cars, maybe company cars driven by people whose schedules are too tight.

No excuse whatsoever. Everyone else manages, get out of bed earlier.

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I have been tailgated by many

1 year 39 weeks ago

I have been tailgated by many different types of car, when I am in a perfectly legal and normal position. I don't think it's just one particular make, let alone model of car. Maybe the fact that the big Audi's are the easiest to identify highlights them.

 

For example, I was on the M25 outside lane, overtaking slower traffic on the middle and left hand lanes. There was a long line of traffic, all travelling along just fine when this bozo in a Range Rover came from nowhere and sat around 2 inches off my bumper. I continued to perform my overtaking of a coach and he was STILL trying to drive through my car to get to the one in front. Once I had passed the slower traffic and was getting ready to move into the middle lane and let this pillock go, he swerved into the middle lane to try to undertake! Now I am a firm believer in braking dstances, so there was no way I was going to cut into the middle lane and side-swipe the guy I had just passed, but this bozo wasn't even patient enough to wait a few more seconds. The traffic was flowing at typical speed, not below the limit. Maybe it's just the fact that they have waisted so much money on their tanks, and their fuel, that they think they deserve to drive like retards??? BTW, my car is certainly not slow, and I could have blown him away if I had wanted to. But I refrained! 

Roc R wrote: I have been

1 year 39 weeks ago

Roc R wrote:

I have been tailgated by many different types of car, when I am in a perfectly legal and normal position. I don't think it's just one particular make, let alone model of car. Maybe the fact that the big Audi's are the easiest to identify highlights them.

Very true.  I do get tired of this sort of blanket labelling of drivers according to brand, especially what is now a very mainstream brand.  I have found plenty of tw*ts driving every brand of car...

disco.stu wrote: I do get

1 year 39 weeks ago

disco.stu wrote:

I do get tired of this sort of blanket labelling of drivers according to brand, especially what is now a very mainstream brand.

Given that companies like Audi put substantial effort into understanding exactly what kind of person buys their product, and work hard to fine tune that product to better suit its target demographic accordingly, it follows that over time there emerges a clearly identifiable kind of person who buys, say, a Q5, much like there is a kind of person who shops at Waitrose and not at Asda (not to mention those who aspire to shopping at Waitrose rather than at Asda, and so on).

In fact, where would you be more likely to see a Q7? Waitrose or Asda? In answering that you have also answered your own question on labelling.

As I see it the original question didn't make any `blanket` statement anyway, and was more an observation that a lot of Q5 and Q7 drivers are impatient. And my experience is the same. Audi drivers are late 20s to mid 30s stereotypes, Beetle drivers are female, Jaguar drivers are losing their hair etc. etc. etc.

hedgecreep wrote: In fact,

1 year 39 weeks ago

hedgecreep wrote:

In fact, where would you be more likely to see a Q7? Waitrose or Asda? In answering that you have also answered your own question on labelling.

No idea, I get my Waitrose shopping delivered by Ocado.

Have you tasted Asda's own brand food? Yuk!

I do take your general point, though but I think it is more than just brand perception. I'd say that overall we spend less on food now that we get it from Waitrose rather than Tesco's or Asda's because it is much nicer and usually has much longer sell by dates. This means we tend to eat it rather than throwing it in the bin and getting a take away 3 times a week which is what happened when we bought the 'cheaper' alternative.

Same applies with cars. I bought my BMW rather than the Ford alternative because the whole life costs of the couple of years I'll keep it for a lower than for the 'cheaper' alternative.

As for driving, I don't drive any different now that I have a BMW than I did when I had an Audi, or a Citroen, or a Ford...

Lee23404 wrote: Have you

1 year 39 weeks ago

Lee23404 wrote:

Have you tasted Asda's own brand food? Yuk!

Their ready meal curry's are a lot better than Tesco's!

I don't think all tailgaters are necessarily aggressive, they're just in their own little world and don't see it as a problem or even realise they're annoying the person in front.

Evo_ermine wrote: Lee23404

1 year 38 weeks ago

Evo_ermine wrote:

Lee23404 wrote:

Have you tasted Asda's own brand food? Yuk!

Their ready meal curry's are a lot better than Tesco's!

I don't think all tailgaters are necessarily aggressive, they're just in their own little world and don't see it as a problem or even realise they're annoying the person in front.

I was being a bit unfair on Asda, I've had their curry and it's not bad. I quite like their pizzas, too. I was just making the general point that there is more to brand than just snob value.

I also agree with you regarding some tailgaters, particularly some women who from the look on their faces (they're close enough to see in the mirror) are just pootling along completely oblivious to how much they're annoying the person in front.

Isn't judging supermarkets by

1 year 38 weeks ago

Isn't judging supermarkets by the quality of their ready made curries a bit like deciding which of two wars was the best?

Both scenarios are going to cause upset at some point.

Sick

Summarising posts from various threads over the last five years, that I have been a member of this forum, the prevailing prejudice is that I'm a fat arrogant wankér cünt that tailgates, while using all the lanes, drives too fast, that never indicates, and can't drive anywhere in the winter.

Pinch of salt.

If I knew what I was getting into, I wouldn't have done it...and I would have been wrong.

The Colonel wrote: Isn't

1 year 38 weeks ago

The Colonel wrote:

Isn't judging supermarkets by the quality of their ready made curries a bit like deciding which of two wars was the best?

Both scenarios are going to cause upset at some point.

Sick

Summarising posts from various threads over the last five years, that I have been a member of this forum, the prevailing prejudice is that I'm a fat arrogant wankér cünt that tailgates, while using all the lanes, drives too fast, that never indicates, and can't drive anywhere in the winter.

Pinch of salt.

Haha, champion post, that, Colonel.  I'm a walking stereotype, too.

If anyone wants to discuss it further, I'm usually the only bloke with a Ferrari parked in the local Lidl.

liquidgold wrote: If anyone

1 year 38 weeks ago

liquidgold wrote:

If anyone wants to discuss it further, I'm usually the only bloke with a Ferrari parked in the local Lidl.

Jarred sauekraut fan?

Evo_ermine

1 year 38 weeks ago

Evo_ermine wrote:

liquidgold wrote:

If anyone wants to discuss it further, I'm usually the only bloke with a Ferrari parked in the local Lidl.

Jarred sauekraut fan?

I can't cope with that, but I do like a pack of Frikkadellen.  I can't get with the snobbery, think their cooked meat is for winners.  I might not be their anticipated buyer demographic, but I do like value for money.

I hear ya. I think they do

1 year 38 weeks ago

I hear ya. I think they do great cooked meat too and also fish. Rollmop herrings were a new sensation for me after a visit to Lidl, also Crayfish. I love Polish sausage such as Kabanos but it's a heart attack on a plate. Nice now and again though.

They also do decent cycling gear that snobs turn their nose up at but it's actually half decent.

Just realised all I've contributed to this thread is the merits of certain supermarkets. So I better chuck something car-ish in there. I'd love a picture of your 458 in Lidl's sometime loaded with bags full of German salami!

Evo_ermine wrote: I hear ya.

1 year 38 weeks ago

Evo_ermine wrote:

I hear ya. I think they do great cooked meat too and also fish. Rollmop herrings were a new sensation for me after a visit to Lidl, also Crayfish. I love Polish sausage such as Kabanos but it's a heart attack on a plate. Nice now and again though.

They also do decent cycling gear that snobs turn their nose up at but it's actually half decent.

Just realised all I've contributed to this thread is the merits of certain supermarkets. So I better chuck something car-ish in there. I'd love a picture of your 458 in Lidl's sometime loaded with bags full of German salami!

Forget the salami, I'm filling the generous boot with Kabanos, the sausage of champions.  I will gladly oblige in the New Year, the car has been put to bed for the winter now, unless climate change can perk the weather up in an unseasonable way.

I love Lidl - did some really good fireworks this year, too.  Anyone declining shopping there on the basis of brand image has clearly got a few issues.  Then again, I suspect I'm part pikey.

liquidgold wrote: I love

1 year 38 weeks ago

liquidgold wrote:

I love Lidl - did some really good fireworks this year, too.  Anyone declining shopping there on the basis of brand image has clearly got a few issues.  Then again, I suspect I'm part pikey.

I'm a regular vistor to Lidl because I love Mortadella and they sell it quite cheaply there. As has been said, their cooked meats and sausages are great. I also like their faux Mars Bars which I think are called something catchy like Choco Caramels. Actually I think I prefer them to Mars bars.

I know a few people who turn their noses up at Lidl's and no doubt Aldi (which I haven't tried yet) but I'm sure that if they tried them they'd be back.

EDIT: I'll be trying some Kabanos next time I'm in there.

I have to confess that I

1 year 38 weeks ago

I have to confess that I never walked in a Lidl store, even if there are plenty of them here in Turin too. The only supermarket I go often is Eataly, I find its sophisticated ambience a less depressing place to do the grocery shopping after work. I think they should open in London too, the store in New York got some success.

Waitrose and M&S do the best

1 year 38 weeks ago

Waitrose and M&S do the best food of all the supermarkets. And i drive a BMW. If that makes me a snob so be it. Or... Maybe it means I've tried everywhere else and formed the opinion as the result of experience! The poorest fresh food has to be Asda followed by Tesco. 

Best value? A more difficult decision. Personally, I avoid supermarkets as much as possible. I get meat from the local butchers, bread from the bakers, fruit & veg from the market and local farms. 

Sheesh! I was born twenty years too late...

www.thecarexpert.co.uk/forums

Rich_uk wrote: Sheesh! I was

1 year 38 weeks ago
Rich_uk wrote:

Sheesh! I was born twenty years too late...

I hear you, Rich. You are not alone but there is a vocal minority that will have you believe that you're some kind of anti-progression Luddite for holding such a view. Many, many people spend an awful lot of time belly aching and hand wringing over the political classes and finance industry, but the supermarkets have had a very big role in the state of the UK today, but, while MPs and bankers are the eternal villains of the piece, the supermarkets continue to be embraced. Bizarre.

I've only once parked my car at a Lidl. It was in Guéret, right in the middle of France. The French equivalent of banjo country, if you will. Needless to say it was a less than fulfilling experience. Nothing wrong with it, especially, but it was quite an illogical place to navigate. I did get what I needed and no scenes from The Deer Hunter were played out. So that would be a win. I guess.

Beyond that, I've never really lived near enough to one to bother, and I'm not so sure that they are that good (in terms of price and offering) that I'm likely to go out of my way for them. And to be honest, I love a mince pie, but I'll always take Mr Kipling at £1.79 over Lidl at 99p. I live a three minute walk from a Waitrose, and what I don't want to lug, they will deliver. It's that simple.

The only supermarket I actively keep out of, however, is Asda, but that is only because the frequency of their lighting makes me ill.

If I knew what I was getting into, I wouldn't have done it...and I would have been wrong.

Lidl's Prawn Crackers are

1 year 38 weeks ago

Lidl's Prawn Crackers are also pretty good...

liquidgold wrote: I'm a

1 year 38 weeks ago

liquidgold wrote:

I'm a walking stereotype, too.

If anyone wants to discuss it further, I'm usually the only bloke with a Ferrari parked in the local Lidl.

Smile Good! I think that no matter how a car is flashy, stopping using it as a mean of transport just because of its flashiness is wrong if you ask me.

On the other hand I have to confess that if I am driving a flashy car I like using/parking it in a context where it doesn't attract too many eyes. It feels more natural. I know people who drive their Ferrari just to go from home to the club in which I play tennis. I don't approve their waste of "driving experience" but I understand how it feels hospitable that parking/context for such a car.

The Colonel wrote: Isn't

1 year 38 weeks ago

The Colonel wrote:

Isn't judging supermarkets by the quality of their ready made curries a bit like deciding which of two wars was the best?

Both scenarios are going to cause upset at some point.

Sick

Summarising posts from various threads over the last five years, that I have been a member of this forum, the prevailing prejudice is that I'm a fat arrogant wankér cünt that tailgates, while using all the lanes, drives to fast, that never indicates, and can't drive anywhere in the winter.

Pinch of salt.

Fair point on the curries, although, Waitrose do a nice Lamb Rogan Josh...

I recognise that general description of me, too. Although I would also add that when I drove an Audi I also knew nothing about cars and suffered a constant back ache due to the terrible ride. Whereas now I drive a BMW it's all good again. Well, appart from being a fat, arrogant wan...

hedgecreep wrote: In fact,

1 year 39 weeks ago

hedgecreep wrote:

In fact, where would you be more likely to see a Q7? Waitrose or Asda? In answering that you have also answered your own question on labelling.

As I see it the original question didn't make any `blanket` statement anyway, and was more an observation that a lot of Q5 and Q7 drivers are impatient...

I agree that Audi and its competitors put a lot of effort into their marketing, and their price/model range dictates a wealthier demographic than cheaper brands.  But that has precious little to do with tailgating or general driving ability.

Maybe I'm just being cynical, but I find it odd that a new user would join the forum to make a solitary post about Audi Q5 drivers' tailgating habits and then disappear again.  It's an oddly-specific target, as opposed to "all Audi drivers" for example, and a curious choice from the Audi range, as you are far more likely to see A4s, A5s, A6s or Q7s on a motorway than Q5s, as there are simply far more of them on the road.  

It's almost as if it was an employee of a rival manufacturer talking trash about a rival to their new model...

disco.stu wrote: I agree

1 year 38 weeks ago

disco.stu wrote:

I agree that Audi and its competitors put a lot of effort into their marketing, and their price/model range dictates a wealthier demographic than cheaper brands.  But that has precious little to do with tailgating or general driving ability.

That is where we disagree.

There have been a number of studies conducted over the years which link unethical behaviour with money. From the UC Berkley study in February:

``Trained observers hid near a downtown Berkeley intersection and noted the makes, model years and conditions of bypassing cars. Then they recorded whether drivers waited their turn.

It turned out that people behind the wheels of the priciest cars were four times as likely as drivers of the least expensive cars to enter the intersection when they didn't have the right of way. The discrepancy was even greater when it came to a pedestrian trying to exercise a right of way.``

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/27/science/la-sci-0228-greed-20120228

This confirms the suspicions many of us share, i.e. that you CAN tell a lot about someone from the car they drive, and that the more wealth and power an individual has, the less likely he feels bound by the rules the rest of us feel morally obliged to follow. You see it played out in headlines almost every day, from the breathtaking arrogance of those we are supposed to trust (e.g. MPs) to the crooked antics of those we never did (e.g. city traders).

Of course it goes without saying that this does not apply to every wealthy driver, nor every driver of an expensive car. No, you cannot determine the ability of the person behind the wheel, though I'm not sure why you mentioned that as it was never part of the argument.

What we are talking about is behaviour, and the study above and all those preceeding it show that a given situation can elicit very predictable behaviour from very defined groups.

hedgecreep wrote: What we

1 year 38 weeks ago

hedgecreep wrote:

What we are talking about is behaviour, and the study above and all those preceeding it show that a given situation can elicit very predictable behaviour from very defined groups. 

You've taken the original spam post and created a whole argument that goes way beyond what was being said.

Even if you accept the study's findings, and based on some of their other conclusions (eg: "There is a significant correlation between the price of a car and the social class of its driver" - a real brainwave, if ever there was one), I'm not sure it was a brilliant piece of work, it simply does not follow that all Audis are poorly-behaved tailgaters.  

You would also have to include every Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Corvette, Ferrari, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, McLaren, Mercedes, Mini, Morgan, Pagani, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, TVR and Volvo driver as well, so you're now tarring a large percentage of the motoring population, and anyone who drives an relatively expensive car, as being a d*ck.

The original post was presumably a troll trying to stir up the Audi-haters, and has somehow ended up being a class argument.  Maybe we should just ban expensive cars and all drive Ladas, comrade?

disco.stu wrote: I'm not sure

1 year 38 weeks ago

disco.stu wrote:

I'm not sure it was a brilliant piece of work, it simply does not follow that all Audis are poorly-behaved tailgaters.

First, that's a peer reviewed study by the University of California you're dismissing out of hand, and second, nobody said all Audi drivers are poorly behaved tailgaters, much like nobody said you can determine someone's ability from the car they drive either. Those are straw man arguments and I do wish you wouldn't introduce them. Regardless of whether you consider the original message spam or not the subject matter is still interesting.

[/quote] It turned out that

1 year 38 weeks ago

[/quote]

It turned out that people behind the wheels of the priciest cars were four times as likely as drivers of the least expensive cars to enter the intersection when they didn't have the right of way. The discrepancy was even greater when it came to a pedestrian trying to exercise a right of way.``

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/feb/27/science/la-sci-0228-greed-20120228

[/quote]

Well, it looks like that's that arguement settled!  One of these funny exercises, where you knew dang well what the result would be before they even started!

disco.stu wrote: I have

1 year 39 weeks ago

disco.stu wrote:

I have found plenty of tw*ts driving every brand of car...

Dont you find that some cars have a higher proportion of 'pushy' drivers, some brands appear to have very unrelaible indicators, some brands appear to have the car that is always at the front of a queue?

Of course not everyone drives the way their car is stereotyped, i was even overtaken by a Honda jazz recently! that has never happened before.

I always find it comforting

1 year 39 weeks ago

I always find it comforting to think that thse pushy aggressive drivers are invariably the sort who, no matter what they drive, are likely to have heart attacks and therefore be unable to enjoy the few seconds that they save by their greed, arrogance and pig-ignorance Smile

Audi Users (not drivers are

1 year 39 weeks ago

Audi Users (not drivers are they)?

I tend to find they all have some sort of inadequacy inbuilt, whether they are driving a weedy 140bhp ? TDi A3, A4 or A6.

Then again if Sportwagen is not in a hurry good luck to him.

 

 

 

 

From Minis to Mercedes,there

1 year 40 weeks ago

From Minis to Mercedes,there are always press on drivers who hang on your bumper,not the cars fault, it's the Biological interface gurning at you over their steering wheel.

Peter Cavellini.

  I generally don’t believe

1 year 40 weeks ago

 

I generally don’t believe in stereotypes and I think that the best way to deal with tailgaters is don’t get upset by their behavior.

 

But the last time I really lost self control reacting to tailgating more than a year ago the car was a Q7. On the Torino-Aosta last slightly climbing and twisty stretch of Autostrada this Q7 driver was so aggressive and insistent frightening all the other cars that I had to give him a lesson but I am not proud of it because I ended doing 240kph where the limit is 110kph exposing myself and my license to stupid risks. With the road open I made him eat dust, when slow traffic approached I put myself in the overtake lane but sticking to the limit making him go mad. Then I made him pass only to brutally overtaking him it in a large bend. Driving a 911 it wasn’t a difficult task.

 

matsoc wrote:   I generally

1 year 40 weeks ago

matsoc wrote:

 

I generally don’t believe in stereotypes and I think that the best way to deal with tailgaters is don’t get upset by their behavior.

 

But the last time I really lost self control reacting to tailgating more than a year ago the car was a Q7. On the Torino-Aosta last slightly climbing and twisty stretch of Autostrada this Q7 driver was so aggressive and insistent frightening all the other cars that I had to give him a lesson but I am not proud of it because I ended doing 240kph where the limit is 110kph exposing myself and my license to stupid risks. With the road open I made him eat dust, when slow traffic approached I put myself in the overtake lane but sticking to the limit making him go mad. Then I made him pass only to brutally overtaking him it in a large bend. Driving a 911 it wasn’t a difficult task.

 

 

LOVE THAT ROAD.. it takes 100% concentration to traverse it at a decent lick, anyone being foolish is going to come to grief.. what happened at 240?? you ran out of steam?? booohoooo  :-)  I also used to go to a little town called Kuonio (I think thats correct spelling) where there can be found up some steps as you go down an arcade - the worlds most amazing food. The wine cellar .. OMG - they bring you a book as big as a bible.. well over 1000 wines on the premises!! and the food, partaken on a table which sits on a sawdust wooden floor was nothing short of brilliant!! - If you happen to be there - find it - sorry I cant remember the name - but the locals will advise you!! - make sure you have rather a thick wallet!!

what's life without imagination

Funny but though we have a

1 year 40 weeks ago

Funny but though we have a few Q7s around here, there are virtually no Q5s to be seen. Does anyone have figures on how many have been registered?

Yes, I would concede - the

1 year 40 weeks ago

Yes, I would concede - the undesirable sorts that used to drive BMW X5s mostly migrated to Range Rover Sports, but a few remainded loyal for some time - a significant proportion eventually bought big Audi Q Series cars with really bright LED lights.

As I've mentioned previously, I find the most satisfying appraoach is to wait until you 'catch' one someplace they can't overtake, then gradually slow down and drive really carefully.  If you look closely in your rear view mirror, you may see a small volcanic eruption - flames, steam, smoke etc.  going on inside the Audi.

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