A good many of you know that for some time I have been looking to get back into a 5 cylinder Audi with a TTRS.
I almost ordered a new Coupé back in 2017 but despite a great price didn't place the order. I then went off looking for a roadster version. My wife bought a TT roadster and it really grew on me. Fast forward two years and still no TTRS so I decided the Coupé in the garage was holding me back so it had to go. I sold the Coupé, after 15+ years together
and the RS search was on.
I've road tested so many used TTRS's but could never really find one that ticked all the boxes, I even thought about buying new again and a few weeks ago seriously explored that option
I was a bit miffed at how prices have now shot up! My spec was coming in at over £66K, a mere £62 if I really held back on the spec
I then discovered that the new TTRS has been civilised. The new exhaust emission rules have tamed the car down. I was also not a fan of the new look either, fake rear bumper vents indeed! So there was no way that NEW was going to happen!
So it had to be second hand car and I also started to drift back towards the Coupé too. This week I saw a Daytona Grey in Aylesbury but the car was so unloved. It was a 2017 with 15K miles but I just couldn't even begin to like it. I was so angry that the sales girl had said it was immaculate, someone's pride and joy - my arse
On the way home I said to Trish that I was getting fed up and might just give up and look again at the end of the year.
Then late yesterday another popped up. It was a Coupé in the really special Crystal Panther Black (From some angles it looks purple in the sun) and it was stacked with options (LED Matrix front and rear lamps, dynamic suspension, Carbon Inlays and much more. It was a July 2018 car with just 3200 miles but priced at £2k more than the car I saw yesterday. When I arrived at the car I discovered more options fitted than had been listed in the sale - BONUS
The car was absolutely stunning, needs some slight swirl correction, but still stunning. The road test around Essex was epic and I really fell for the car, and bought it