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Old 10-17-2007, 07:52 AM   #11
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On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:05:58 +0100, "BIC" <[email protected]>
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>its a pity when they show these cars on the TV being evaluated, they are
>shown at their full potential but when we drive them on the roads its 30,
>40, 50, 60 and 70 otherwise there goes the old licence............and then
>100k sits on the drive or goes on ebay.


That's what tracks are for. I have no problem exercising my RS6.
But, it is true that unless you live in Germany, the full potential of
the vehicle is never met.

Dave


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Old 10-17-2007, 07:52 AM   #12
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On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:05:58 +0100, "BIC" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>its a pity when they show these cars on the TV being evaluated, they are
>shown at their full potential but when we drive them on the roads its 30,
>40, 50, 60 and 70 otherwise there goes the old licence............and then
>100k sits on the drive or goes on ebay.


That's what tracks are for. I have no problem exercising my RS6.
But, it is true that unless you live in Germany, the full potential of
the vehicle is never met.

Dave


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Old 10-17-2007, 07:52 AM   #13
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On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 06:05:58 +0100, "BIC" <[email protected]>
wrote:

>its a pity when they show these cars on the TV being evaluated, they are
>shown at their full potential but when we drive them on the roads its 30,
>40, 50, 60 and 70 otherwise there goes the old licence............and then
>100k sits on the drive or goes on ebay.


That's what tracks are for. I have no problem exercising my RS6.
But, it is true that unless you live in Germany, the full potential of
the vehicle is never met.

Dave


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Old 10-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #14
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"Dave LaCourse" wrote
> My R8 should arrive in about a year.


In the last episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson took the R8 for a spin,
and he loved it. Considering how picky he is about cars, that is in
fact a huge complement for the Audi. Something about smearing honey on
Keira Knightley... gotta watch the episode.

Pete

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #15
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"Dave LaCourse" wrote
> My R8 should arrive in about a year.


In the last episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson took the R8 for a spin,
and he loved it. Considering how picky he is about cars, that is in
fact a huge complement for the Audi. Something about smearing honey on
Keira Knightley... gotta watch the episode.

Pete

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #16
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"Dave LaCourse" wrote
> My R8 should arrive in about a year.


In the last episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson took the R8 for a spin,
and he loved it. Considering how picky he is about cars, that is in
fact a huge complement for the Audi. Something about smearing honey on
Keira Knightley... gotta watch the episode.

Pete

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Old 10-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #17
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"Dave LaCourse" wrote
> My R8 should arrive in about a year.


In the last episode of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson took the R8 for a spin,
and he loved it. Considering how picky he is about cars, that is in
fact a huge complement for the Audi. Something about smearing honey on
Keira Knightley... gotta watch the episode.

Pete

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Old 10-18-2007, 03:51 AM   #18
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> That's what tracks are for. I have no problem exercising my RS6.
> But, it is true that unless you live in Germany, the full potential of
> the vehicle is never met.


Though I can understand why people would think otherwise - driving in
Germany is no more fun than in the UK - it can actually be less fun. At
least where I live (around Cologne) the motorways are always clogged up and
even if they are not they tend to have a speed limit. Ok - now and again you
get lucky and you can go fast in a straight line - but that just means I
know how fast my car can go flat out - not particularly clever or exciting
though.

However - really nice driving usually happens on bendy roads anyway and for
that the UK is soooo much better. In germany nearly everywhere off the
motorway has speed limits of 30 or 50 kph - unless its completely straight
in which case you might be allowed to go 70 or 100 (thats max 62mph).
Whereas in the UK if you drive around in Sussex for example you will find no
end of VERY bendy roads which can be pretty challenging at times and you are
allowed to go 50mph on nearly all of them! It feels alot faster than
anything you would be allowed to do in Germany on the same type of road (in
Germany there would be warning signs all along the road and (30)
everywhere)!

On the whole driving within the leagal limit in the UK feels alot quicker
than it does in Germany.

JT

P.S. Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.



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Old 10-18-2007, 03:51 AM   #19
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> That's what tracks are for. I have no problem exercising my RS6.
> But, it is true that unless you live in Germany, the full potential of
> the vehicle is never met.


Though I can understand why people would think otherwise - driving in
Germany is no more fun than in the UK - it can actually be less fun. At
least where I live (around Cologne) the motorways are always clogged up and
even if they are not they tend to have a speed limit. Ok - now and again you
get lucky and you can go fast in a straight line - but that just means I
know how fast my car can go flat out - not particularly clever or exciting
though.

However - really nice driving usually happens on bendy roads anyway and for
that the UK is soooo much better. In germany nearly everywhere off the
motorway has speed limits of 30 or 50 kph - unless its completely straight
in which case you might be allowed to go 70 or 100 (thats max 62mph).
Whereas in the UK if you drive around in Sussex for example you will find no
end of VERY bendy roads which can be pretty challenging at times and you are
allowed to go 50mph on nearly all of them! It feels alot faster than
anything you would be allowed to do in Germany on the same type of road (in
Germany there would be warning signs all along the road and (30)
everywhere)!

On the whole driving within the leagal limit in the UK feels alot quicker
than it does in Germany.

JT

P.S. Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.



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Old 10-18-2007, 03:51 AM   #20
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> That's what tracks are for. I have no problem exercising my RS6.
> But, it is true that unless you live in Germany, the full potential of
> the vehicle is never met.


Though I can understand why people would think otherwise - driving in
Germany is no more fun than in the UK - it can actually be less fun. At
least where I live (around Cologne) the motorways are always clogged up and
even if they are not they tend to have a speed limit. Ok - now and again you
get lucky and you can go fast in a straight line - but that just means I
know how fast my car can go flat out - not particularly clever or exciting
though.

However - really nice driving usually happens on bendy roads anyway and for
that the UK is soooo much better. In germany nearly everywhere off the
motorway has speed limits of 30 or 50 kph - unless its completely straight
in which case you might be allowed to go 70 or 100 (thats max 62mph).
Whereas in the UK if you drive around in Sussex for example you will find no
end of VERY bendy roads which can be pretty challenging at times and you are
allowed to go 50mph on nearly all of them! It feels alot faster than
anything you would be allowed to do in Germany on the same type of road (in
Germany there would be warning signs all along the road and (30)
everywhere)!

On the whole driving within the leagal limit in the UK feels alot quicker
than it does in Germany.

JT

P.S. Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.



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