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Laid down 40k on this Audi RS3 Roadster killer...

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by dpeilow, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. dpeilow

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    #1 dpeilow, Apr 1, 2012
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    So after the disappointment of having a go of the Fluence on the motorway (the range gauge was dropping like a stone, not with a 3kW charger thanks), the news that the real Zoe will have 0-60 of 13.5 seconds and my wavering about the Ampera, I had a bunch of cash burning a hole in my pocket.

    So I saw one of these for sale and decided to go for it: Pistonheads - Driven: Audi RS3 Sportback

    I love this blue colour.

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    Wow, this thing is rapid. But that's not all. For another £999 I'm going to remap it for 410bhp and 0-60 in 3.7 seconds!

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    Check out the noise! Sounds just like the original UR Quattro rally cars.




    Sorry guys, I had one of those "wtf are you doing Dave?" moments. Still, it gets 31MPG - almost as much as the Ampera on charge sustain mode.


    Total Roadster killer for under £40k :biggrin::cool::biggrin:
     
  2. PV4EV

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    You posted that at 10.49am.

    You were almost out of time ... :wink:
     
  3. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Nice one, Nice colour, nice wheels, nice day for buying one :)
     
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    Sure is... the weather today is absolutely gorgeous. Bring on the global warming.
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Man, you guys get all the good ones. We're still waiting for the RS5 :(

    Hope they took some money off the price for the wheel being on the wrong side :)
     
  6. YoungStranger

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    David,

    I'm calling you out for an April Fool!
     
  7. AndrewBissell

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    And now I think about it, thanks to the latest UK government advice to keep Jerry cans of petrol in the garage, you'll find it jut as convenient to fuel as an electric.
     
  8. doug

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    Come come now. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. And this is a very good car to drive on this fine Spring day!
     
  9. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Only if you're a fool.
     
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    Sorry Dpeilow, not all of us on this side of the pond are neanderthals.
     
  11. doug

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    We seem to have at least one of those.
     
  12. dpeilow

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    OK...afternoon over there, time to come clean. Some of you weren't being fooled for long anyway :)


    So there is a serious point to all this - and it's this:

    There are people who will drone on about an EV (or an ER-EV) being expensive but think nothing about putting £40k down on (or lusting after) a souped up shopping cart.

    I could be wrong, but I bet you they have sold more of these than Amperas. There were 500 of these coming to the UK and they've all sold out. In this economic climate.


    Some people will spend £40k on a car that gets you to 60mph a few seconds quicker than everyone else.

    Some people will spend £40k on a car that runs on sunlight.


    As for me: my Ampera is still en route.


    P.S. congratulations if you spotted the joke. (Your posts got temporarily hidden so everyone else could enjoy the thread.) Anyone notice the very cryptic clue?
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I was kind of thinking that those that bought a fast ICE were the fool.
     
  14. Norbert

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    #14 Norbert, Apr 1, 2012
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    Yeah, missing 3-phase support gave it away. ;)
     
  15. doug

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    Totally expected and transparent, but great gag. =)
     
  16. Tommy

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    All very true, unfortunately we have "fools" dissuading buyers from purchasing an EV due to their constant FUD drumbeat in the media. And that's sad because that buyer who instead purchases an ICE most likely won't be in a position to purchase an EV for many many years.
     
  17. jerry33

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    The silver lining is that it didn't take too many years for the Prius to become popular and the same "fools" beat the same FUD drums. Radial tires had a similar reception. Once enough real EVs get out there, I expect the same public reaction when they actually see the cars and hear from their acquaintances how happy they are with them (always assuming they "are" happy with them).
     
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    He still has a car on order with a gas engine.
    Or maybe you could be generous and say an EV with a 40mile range.

    How fast will it charge on 3-phase?
     
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    Pure BEV Dogma
     

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