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New stuff…..is rubbish

Author: Mike Clough

Date Posted: Wednesday 5th October 2022

Have you bought a new car recently?

Have you replaced your old vehicle with a shiny new version of the same car? …are you happy?

Chances are that an awful lot of people who think they’ve upgraded their vehicle are actually thinking – ‘ i wish I’d kept the old one…’

This is because of the ‘s’ factor that the suppliers are trying to keep us in the dark about. ‘S’ in this case stands for ‘shite’.

Stuff just ain’t built to the same standards that it used to be.

I’ve had three Audi RS6’s and each one has been worse than the last. Yet each time I get pulled in by the… increased horse power, ….the increased torque, …the new lights…(sorry I know… but they looked so good on the advertising video) …

Yet here I am thinking … ‘I wish I’d kept the orange one…’

This dear reader is because each version of the car has seemed a little less ‘well built’ than the one that went before.

My first Audi (an A4 Quattro) never put a foot wrong.

My current RS6;

Failed sat nav
Failed headlight washer
Failed connection to Bluetooth
Failed alternator
Failed sat nav – again
Failed connection to Bluetooth – again
Failed tyre pressure monitor
Failed SOS monitor
Failed rear automatic boot cover
Failed sat nav – again
Failed connection to Bluetooth – again

This on top of various bits of trim dropping off and being clicked back into place.

To be honest, it’s just not good enough.

The dealership haven’t quibbled about repairs …but that’s not the point. They say ‘nip in’ and we will sort the problem …but it’s not a… ‘nip’ …is it?

It’s a day, let’s be honest…by the time you’ve driven in, had a coffee, waited for the repair, had a biscuit, chatted to the receptionist …a day has passed.

…and I’m sorry – but I’ve got better things to do.

Anyway to the point of this blog.

Audi RS6 for sale – immaculate condition – never had a problem – offers?


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