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New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? #1652941
16/09/2021 13:46
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I've always had a soft spot for the Audi R8 and recently found myself looking at them on various sale sites and Forums.
I came across one that has a fully documented history and a lot of the major issues and expensive replacements sorted (oil cooler, suspension, aircon pump, clutch, discs and pads all round) and was within budget.

So, tomorrow I pick this up........

R8.1

R8.2

R8.3

R8.4

Yes I know it's only the V8, but the V10s are out of my range.
I'm keeping the A45 but selling my R32. The R8 will be a weekend car when it's dry. When the Yaris arrives, that'll be my daily replacing the A45.

Exciting times smile



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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1652943
16/09/2021 14:11
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I raised a similar question a few weeks ago (not about my car alas) judging by the response I got I think it safe to say it's a supercar. Though it might a little practical and reliable for some tastes!

Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1652946
16/09/2021 16:01
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I like the phrase “ it’s only the V8 “......!


Coupe sold 7 Sept 2021. Sad day.
Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1653126
26/09/2021 10:16
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Originally Posted by bezzer
I've always had a soft spot for the Audi R8 and recently found myself looking at them on various sale sites and Forums.
I came across one that has a fully documented history and a lot of the major issues and expensive replacements sorted (oil cooler, suspension, aircon pump, clutch, discs and pads all round) and was within budget.

So, tomorrow I pick this up........

R8.1

R8.2

R8.3

R8.4

Yes I know it's only the V8, but the V10s are out of my range.
I'm keeping the A45 but selling my R32. The R8 will be a weekend car when it's dry. When the Yaris arrives, that'll be my daily replacing the A45.

Exciting times smile


How's your Coupe?

Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: Submariner] #1653151
28/09/2021 04:58
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Oh wow

That looks rather smart, good to see that you stayed away from the problematic R-tronic and went for the gated manual, definitely the best choice in the early R8's. Not too sure about the Radio change though, I know the old RNSE is a clunky old beast (The wife's TT roadster still has that system) but the replacement panels needed to fit the alternative radios have never really worked, for me.

I had long expected either an Aston Vantage or an Audi R8 would grace my garage but I chickened out and, as you know, went for the nearly new TT instead.

Not sure if you've seen the Youtube channel of Ben Rayne? But it's worth taking a look. Sadly he suffered one of the worst ownership experiences with his R8. The car caught fire after having some work undertaken to address a misfire. It appears that the quality of the work may have been less than satisfactory and shows just how important it is to ensure you find a good R8 specialist to look after the car.



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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: Barmybob] #1653152
28/09/2021 05:07
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Originally Posted by Barmybob
the replacement panels needed to fit the alternative radios have never really worked, for me.


This Pioneer install looks smart though
R8 Radio Upgrade


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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1653154
28/09/2021 10:26
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Originally Posted by bezzer


Yes I know it's only the V8,
When the Yaris arrives, that'll be my daily .
smile



Lol- now there are two lines you don't hear every day.

Enjoy it "only" being a v8! It looks great.

Not so sure about the Yaris though...

Regards

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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: Submariner] #1653267
04/10/2021 13:40
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Originally Posted by Submariner

How's your Coupe?


My last Coupe (T318UUT) went over 10 years ago.

A quick look on total carcheck and it looks like it's still on the road.

Originally Posted by Barmybob
Oh wow

That looks rather smart, good to see that you stayed away from the problematic R-tronic and went for the gated manual, definitely the best choice in the early R8's. Not too sure about the Radio change though, I know the old RNSE is a clunky old beast (The wife's TT roadster still has that system) but the replacement panels needed to fit the alternative radios have never really worked, for me.


Agreed, the replacement radio wasn't a good fit.

Anyway, this is all pretty irrelevant as the car fell through. Some issues with the oil cooler, the cooler pipes and a fluid leak were pointed out to me so I pulled out.

However, I've since viewed and driven 2 more R8s (both black and manual) and will choose one of them this week. I'll put a new thread up when I get it.



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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1653277
04/10/2021 22:26
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Sad to hear it fell through but nice to hear that you undertook some diligent checking and were prepared to walk when not totally happy. So many people fall for a car and find it hard to pass it by, often ignoring advice.

The R8 looks stunning in Black, but black is a nightmare to keep clean. At times my biggest regret with my RS is going for black, even the Panther black! shocked laugh


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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: Barmybob] #1653280
04/10/2021 22:30
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On the advice of another former Coupé owner (Ross in Sussex) I've recently bought a Raceglaze filter for undertaking a final rinse, one of the best things I've ever bought for car detailing!


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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1653283
05/10/2021 07:25
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Originally Posted by bezzer

My last Coupe (T318UUT) went over 10 years ago.

A quick look on total carcheck and it looks like it's still on the road.


Indeed it is - or was last time I saw it - alive and well with a forum member in SW Scotland smile


BumbleBee back:)
Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1653296
06/10/2021 12:26
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Your old coupe is currently enjoying life in sunny troon
South west Scotland

And took part in the 25th anniversary event this year

Think it’s on 102,000 miles soo plenty of life in her yet

I have bought another impractical family car
A fiat punto cabriolet that I’m going to get moted and use for the winter so I can take coupe off road again this winter and hopefully actually make enough room to put in garage rather than just on the drive


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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: Alan_K] #1653314
07/10/2021 12:43
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Originally Posted by Alan_K
Your old coupe is currently enjoying life in sunny troon
South west Scotland

And took part in the 25th anniversary event this year

Think it’s on 102,000 miles soo plenty of life in her yet

I have bought another impractical family car
A fiat punto cabriolet that I’m going to get moted and use for the winter so I can take coupe off road again this winter and hopefully actually make enough room to put in garage rather than just on the drive



She's looking good! Great to see she's with an enthusiast.



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Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: bezzer] #1653343
08/10/2021 21:50
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Not looked at the pics. I love a Renault 8 but I wouldn't call it a supercar...

Re: New car on the drive. Is it a Supercar? [Re: AyliCarper] #1653371
12/10/2021 08:56
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Originally Posted by AyliCarper
Not looked at the pics. I love a Renault 8 but I wouldn't call it a supercar...


jester



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