Kudos to Audi

Kudos to Audi

For those who know my hubby … he loves Audi’s ¬†ūüôā

For those who don’t know hubby … he is a huge fan of the Audi motor car ūüėȬ†¬†¬† He has had five consecutively¬†since 1998¬†and has recently purchased his sixth !!

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A little background here – when we were first married hubby had a bubble car .. his first car, a Renault Dauphine.¬† It was old!!¬† It had ‘air conditioning’ ie holes in the floor which was fine when it didn’t rain!!¬† Our second car was a disaster .. a second hand or even third/fourth hand¬†VW station wagon which engine seized after about a week!!¬† We had several second-hand cars after that some with problems, some not so much.¬† We could at last afford a new car .. brand new, out of the box!!¬† For many years we only had one car ..¬†there was no back-up!!¬†¬†We needed one that was reliable!¬†¬† When Elaine was born, I needed my own car.¬† We were finally the proud owners of two cars, 26 years ago!!¬† We made a few mistakes with makes and models until the Audi’s !!

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In between the five and six Audi’s,¬†he purchased a Mercedes .. a beautiful vehicle with a smooth and comfortable ride, quiet on the open road,¬† lovely large boot/trunk for all our stuff when going on trips .. but we both¬†had a few gripes.¬†¬†Although the seats were very comfy we felt cramped and hubby’s head nearly touched the roof on the driver’s side.¬† The seats hugged your hips, the door felt too close, there was no space for my map book down the slit between seat and console !!!!!!¬† Shocking I hear you say .. who uses a map book when travelling .. I DO !!¬†¬† .. and my water bottle didn’t fit in the door ‘thingie’ !!!¬† I had to fiddle to slide it into the little net at ankle level!!!!!

No .. I’m not the reason for going back to Audi!!¬†¬† The problem was that we had had a Q5 .. the most comfy and¬†spacious vehicle we have ever had.¬† We LOVED it.¬† It had one disadvantage .. it was heavy on fuel ūüôĀ¬† .. and with the price of fuel always on the increase hubby felt it best to go a more economical route and go for the Mercedes instead .. still sticking the German engineering …¬†¬† ‘cos we have our autumn/golden years to consider !!¬† … and we can’t keep changing¬†vehicles!!!!

But once you’ve had an SUV it’s not easy going backwards changing to a sedan.¬† ¬† So … goodbye Mercedes¬†.. hello Audi Q3!!¬†¬† A baby¬†!!¬†¬† Cute as a button this¬†vehicle!!¬† Just like the Q5 but on a smaller scale, and yet spacious inside.¬† It’s a fabulous car.¬† Back to the comfy space around me¬† … to the slit between¬†my seat and console for my map book, space in the door for my water bottle, room for feet, plus handbag and camera bag !!!!¬†¬† The boot/trunk is much smaller tho’ than the Q5 so we will have to downsize on¬†‘stuff’ !!¬† Our trip down to the Cape recently¬†was¬†driving the¬†Q3, our¬†new baby!!¬†¬†¬† Perfect for the two of us !

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But ….¬† our new baby Q3 had a few¬†mechanical problems and was sent back to Audi Centre, Northcliff on several occasions.¬†¬†¬† We have never had any problems with new Audi’s .. ever!!¬† This was the first time ūüôĀ¬†¬†¬†Hubby was very disappointed.

Audi Centre, Northcliff’s New Car Sales Manager was a star!!!¬†¬† Negotiations followed and our¬†car was exchanged for another Q3 .. same colour etc than the last.¬† Our neighbours don’t even know !!!!¬† (only if they look at the registration!)

 

Hubby …¬†and I … ¬†are most impressed with the fantastic¬†and friendly service given by Audi Centre, Northcliff exchanging the car instead of trying to fix it under warranty.¬† They have always gone out of their way to help.

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Thank you to Audi, New Car Sales Manager and staff ūüôā¬†

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