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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Audi A6 Quattro

A few weeks ago, a friend recommended I join Hertz #1 Club Gold. His reason was simple - you can walk out of the airport, read your name on a board, jump in the car and go. No talking to anyone, just get your rental car and you're on your way. It sounded like a good idea, so I signed up.

Audi A6 Last week, I went online to reserve a car for this week's trip to Mountain View. I chose the cheapest car, and was subsequently prompted to choose an Audi A6 from their "Prestige Collection" for less money. I went for it.

This morning I hopped in the car at SFO and was immediately impressed. It's probably one of the nicest cars I've ever driven. It's not as fast as the Cayenne Turbo I drove for a week in Florida a couple years ago, but it's certainly a slick car. You can even talk to it to get it to change radio stations and such.

It's too bad I only have the car for one more day. I'm heading to TSSJS tomorrow night in Vegas. I wish there was a way to cancel my flight and drive instead.

Posted in General at Mar 24 2008, 11:43:23 PM MDT 7 Comments
Comments:

If you want an Audi that is as fast as (or faster, especially in the twistys) than the Cayenne Turbo you need to take one of their 'S' models, S4, RS4, S6, etc. out for a spin. :)

Posted by Ryan on March 25, 2008 at 07:20 AM MDT #

Don't forget to pimp that AppFuse Primer book that yahoo wrote ...

Posted by David Whitehurst on March 25, 2008 at 09:10 AM MDT #

You'll appreciate this. A few months my boss and I had a customer meeting in Fort Lauderdale, and we finished early. We had the choice of sitting at the airport for 4 hours or driving back home to Tampa. We rented an Audi A6, and drove home via Alligator Alley on I-75. Very fun drive....very fast car.

Posted by Niel Eyde on March 25, 2008 at 10:48 AM MDT #

I live in Germany and by chance have an Audi A6 quattro 3.0 TDI (230hp). However I wonder from all the quotes like "very fast car" and "not as fast as Cayenne Turbo" how fast you guys _really_ drive. I remember the legal speed limit never being more than 75miles/h on my last stay in Florida. An Audi with a decent engine should easily go 150mph - 160mph; not even to mention the Porsche :-)

Once a cop caught me by radar going 87mph instead of 75mph and he was _really_ pissed. I was lucky still he still was a nice guy and let me get away with it *phew* :-)

What would he do if you pass his shitty little cop car with 160mph?

So, hey, how fast do you really go?

Posted by Peter on March 25, 2008 at 02:52 PM MDT #

I usually drive on the freeway at 150+ mph, but when I go past a school or park where kids play I slow down to maybe 120.

Posted by Alonso on March 27, 2008 at 02:14 PM MDT #

Actually it is much safer to drive as fast as you can past kindergartens or schools...

  Less time in dangerous area -> lower probability of having an accidents

:-)

Posted by Peter on March 31, 2008 at 04:30 AM MDT #

I agree w/ Ryan, I drive an S4 so I'm a little biased, but these Audi's are beautiful cars! The handling, ergonomics, and general styling are easy to fall in love with. Take an S4 / S6 for a test drive, you won't be disappointed!

Posted by Mark Janveaux on May 26, 2008 at 07:46 PM MDT #

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