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Frank Bullitt

Audi A4 2.0TDI 163 'Ultra' Technik

Just over 14 feet of car.

I'd like to tell you more, but I've forgotten what it looks like and anything else about it, frankly.
PhilD

Re: Audi A4 2.0TDI 163 'Ultra' Technik

Frank Bullitt wrote:
Just over 14 feet of name


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Stuntman

JohnC

If this is a review for an Audi what chance is there for a more lowly breed?

High standards required on here just to get a few words!
Chris M Wanted a V-10

More lowly breeds may not be so bland and unchanged from what went before
Frank Bullitt

JohnC wrote:
If this is a review for an Audi what chance is there for a more lowly breed?

High standards required on here just to get a few words!


Chris is right really, the Mitsubishi Minge I get probably beats it on the shit-scale, but only on a small percentage.

It did nothing 'well' and lots poorly. The Ultra models are lower than standard I believe, but without the dampers recalibrated - the ride was awful, way worse than the facelifted S-Line I've driven previously (which was generally 'good' despite being a firmer set-up than standard), it's the first time I've been in an Audi with a squeaky dash which only having 6k on the clock is telling, the ride was awful (I may have mentioned that).

The infotainment lacks any consistency around the functionality, it had lots of things fitted (sat nav, phone, voice activation etc) and it was simply clear the MMI was overburdened, I nearly lost it trying to find Radio 4 on FM.

As is usual, my back hurt from the crap driving position.

The stop start was oddly intrusive to the point of distraction and I foxed it (unintentionally) when pulling away from a junction and ended up being stranded for a moment; I think it's overly aggressive to support the 'Ultra' Eco stuff. The thing in the dash to tell you to go up a gear was the most painful I'd experienced trying to get you into too higher gear prematurely warranting continuous down changes if you took it to its word.

It felt like a boat.

Did I mention the ride was a disgrace?

Good things? Heated bum warmers, epic.

As for 'lesser cars' I can't think of any - I'm in no doubt the DS4 is a better car, for example. Glad to give it back and get my 111k 11 year old A2 back.  I will miss the heated bum warmers though.

I've no doubt there are plenty of people driving these who hopefully buy into the image and brand because of they wanted 'A Good Car', they have three years of company driving misery to put up with.

At least the Mitsubishi Minge is 10k's worth of crap, these things retail for 30k (24k with the end of life discounts Audi are throwing at them), pounds per shit they are well put in front.

Oh, and the ride was shit.
Racing Teatray

Was this the old version?
Frank Bullitt

It's the one still on sale (B8) rather than the new one that has been peddled in the press more recently (B9 at a guess!)
PG

Frank Bullitt wrote:
I've no doubt there are plenty of people driving these who hopefully buy into the image and brand because of they wanted 'A Good Car', they have three years of company driving misery to put up with.

At least the Mitsubishi Minge is 10k's worth of crap, these things retail for 30k (24k with the end of life discounts Audi are throwing at them), pounds per shit they are well put in front.




I think we have a new Forum measure then? Each car must be assessed on its merits and demerits, but also on the "shittiness per " scale.
Roadsterstu

I was going to consider buying. But now I won't.  

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