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gonnabuildabuggy

Where do you go from a V8?

A V10 naturally.

This is lovely, these are coming down to very affordable price levels.

http://www.pistonheads.com/classi...m-new-dvd-nav-lovely-spec/2668307
Frank Bullitt

Stunning, still has the ability to bend you over but not a money pit like the RS6's are.

In the context of a big car with performance probably as good value as you can get.
Big Blue

I'll admit to having looked at the Avant of this before I bought die Schreibmaschine. I was nervous of the servicing bills but maybe I should have bitten the bullet. W2.0 would have preferred one of these I reckon.
gonnabuildabuggy

I think those are much more bullet proof than the previous models.

I was actually looking at the V8 S5 prior to that which seems a nice piece of kit.

Life with the Astra (likely to have it for a while yet as the rear panel for the E500 is out of stock worldwide supposedly) has got me thinking the E is too big for normal usage. We certainly don't need two big cars.
Blarno

The obvious answer is:

Another V8.
simonp

Used to live a 2 minute walk from Fontain and Mrs P bought her first A3 from them. They kicked off big time when I removed the tax disc from the trade in, so we never went there again.
Big Blue

simonp wrote:
Used to live a 2 minute walk from Fontain and Mrs P bought her first A3 from them. They kicked off big time when I removed the tax disc from the trade in, so we never went there again.


Did they have an immediate sale? That's the only use the tax disc is to them: a trader can't take the balance.
Martin

Yes, I didn't realise that until we traded in the Swift and was told to cash in the tax as they couldn't.

Back to the OP...that's a lot of car for the money, but I'd rather have an S8 of similar vintage as that looks much better inside and out.  Isn't that going to be a touch expensive to insure with a 17 year old on the policy?  
simonp

My local multi marque dealership used to reckon they made around 12 grand a year returning tax discs left on trade ins. How were they doing that then?
Martin

I don't think it's always been like that, but you have to be the registered keeper to get a refund now.
Alf McQueef

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:

I was actually looking at the V8 S5 prior to that which seems a nice piece of kit.


Nice car, the V10 S6, it would be great to own a V10 for a time, just to get used to the noise/smoothness, but it was not a particularly great car new and is a heavy and expensive lump to run, and no sports car.

The V8 S5 is interesting - it was well reviewed, handles well, rides a bit better than older sporty Audis, and sounds great. It's basically a 335 equivalent that is a V8 - if MPG is not a massive issue, its an interesting car.

This is nice - good value for having a lot of miles on it presumably:

http://www.pistonheads.com/classi...ro-4dr--finance-available/2583903
Chris M Wanted a V-10

simonp wrote:
My local multi marque dealership used to reckon they made around 12 grand a year returning tax discs left on trade ins. How were they doing that then?

The Law has changed; the dealers used to be able to get the refunds
Michael

Colin R had one of those and as good as the engine may be, the problem as I see it is it's still that generation of A6 which is a disappointing car. I agree the S5 with a V8 is a very interesting car.
Racing Teatray

I agree that having looked at a last gen A8 and last gen A6 Avant side-by-side for an acquaintance who was car-shopping earlier this year, the interior of the A8 felt streets ahead of the A6 in terms of perceived quality and finish. Not to say the A6 felt cheap, but just nowhere near as premium-feeling as the A8. He bought the A8.

I test-drove a V8 S5 coupe with a manual box before getting the M5 and it was nice but if you have any experience of the same generation RS4 as I do, then it just feels rather anaesthetised by comparison.

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