Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 21 June 2008, 11:58   #51
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
No I am not a badge snob - i am no fan of Audi!!!

I had a few audis on hire and they did feel very solid but oh so boring to drive. i rmember getting out of an A6 estate into an alfa 156 and thought YUCH - the Alfa felt so flimsy and cheap. After 1hr of driving though I didn't want to give the Alfa back. and after 15,000 miles of very hard driving the Alfa was in better shape than the Audi.

As to Kia I have no direct experience BUT my tame Mechanic works for a large Nissan - Hyundai - Kia main dealer and he is horrified by what he sees. Yes they have very long warantees which is just as well - head gaskets and crank failiures at 25,000 miles!!!
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2008, 13:00   #52
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: cornwall
Boat name: nothing
Make: rib eye 430
Length: 4m +
Engine: tatsu 50
MMSI: 666
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,916
Well the kia sportage is on my list . I want the smallest cheapest 4x4 that will tow my boat . Suzuki jimny is too small and there isn't much else out there thats small with low range gearbox . Iam not talkin new vehicles
__________________

__________________
ian parkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2008, 14:22   #53
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Everlong
Make: Botnia Targa 27
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD44
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 475
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
No I am not a badge snob - i am no fan of Audi!!!

I had a few audis on hire and they did feel very solid but oh so boring to drive. i
have a blast in Searider's Audi S4..or any of the RS models and boring wont be on your lips

I reckon this survey is flawed somehow..cant put my finger on why, just gut feel. A lot of the owners on rs246.com get warranty direct cover just so they can claim for upgrades after a year of track days or fast road driving. RS Audi's and Porsche cars tend to be driven hard and bits inevitably go on them..warranty direct cover for an RS6 (53 plate) is around 1200 per year - drive an RS6 hard and the Dynamic Ride Control will go, and warranty direct cover the cost of 3,500 worth of replacements and not only that, they will pay for much improved aftermarket ones if you ask. It seems like the reason Porsche and Audi are so high is because of owners doing the maths with upgrades v's warranty cost - LR/Alfa and Jeep no idea..

Top performing car on that index is a Suzuki Vitara - cant believe anyone has ever thrashed one hence low claims / high reliability.
__________________
donutsina911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2008, 17:25   #54
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
I have driven an RS4 and it was good but it just didn't have the animal appeal of some other cars - also 4x4 still doesn't give you the feel or balance - too much understeer and the torsen diffs can be snatchy. They also have a nasty habit of bogging down off the line unless you slip the clutch which isn't good.

it seems to me newer cars just aren't as alive as the older ones. Drive a Ferrari 360 vs a 512 and you will know what I mean - the modern car may be faster but it lacks something - I bet it's the same with the 911...........
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.