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2004 Audi A6 Avant 1.9TDi Final Edition

Feb 2008 - Third Report (107,000 miles)

2004 Audi A6 Avant 1.9TDi Final Edition 2004 Audi A6 Avant 1.9TDi Final Edition 2004 Audi A6 Avant 1.9TDi Final Edition

Well, I’ve only gone and bought it! 107k miles on the clock and it was due to be changed by my company, but as I’ve moved jobs and I don’t get a company car I needed a motor. So after 24 years of running a car paid for by someone else I am entering the “real world” as one friend puts it.

People have already said “I bet you drive it defiantly now its yours”. Well that comment rankles with me more than just a little bit because apart from the Vauxhall Belmonts I ran (don’t go there, they were crap), I’ve always treated my company cars the same as the ones I’ve bought with my own cash. Don’t get me wrong, it's great having someone pick up the tab for the tyres, servicing etc.. but as I need a car for my job I don’t see it as being any different from other people having their office/computer paid for. Hand on heart, I drive the Swift and the Seven no different from the Audi.

Insurance is sorted - here’s a little tip for you, don’t just use the website and go for the cheapest, take your best price and contact your local broker. I did and got a better deal with more coverage. Best bit of all, I can talk to a real person and get real service! (see raves).

Talking of service, the car's had a full one; air con sanitised and topped up, a friend has plugged in his laptop which is loaded with the VAG Software (imported from the US) and given the system the once over, it was all clear (it's a great system - it monitors all the electronics and logs any issues, for instance 12 months ago the Sat Nav wouldn’t load, that was logged, cause? Low voltage to the system), I’ve had three new tyres fitted in the last two weeks so they should see me through this year. It does have a grumble on one of the bearings in the gearbox but I can live with that. The plan is to run it for another 12 months and see how the mileage works out, if its not too high I plan to swap it for something with four wheel drive but rest assured it will be more Welsh Forests Warrior than Chelsea Tractor.

Fuel Consumption this month is down to 43.1mpg better by 0.2 thanks to fellow DA member's tip on a “months free fuel” (see raves). The large nut behind the wheel needed a little bit of recalibration! Now I don’t head straight for outside line on the Motorway, throttle planted in whatever the German equivalent of Wilton is, but rest assured, it hasn’t slowed me down when the road turns twisty. You should give it a go - what have you got to loose other than a few points on your petrol loyalty card?

Nick.

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