View Full Version : Got an early Christmas Present!

11-15-2015, 12:18 PM
Yesterday HeadShrinkHer bought us an AUDI A8 L. I got to drive it home (to her house); but she says I cant have it till at least Thanksgiving, because its a Christmas Present...

I guess I finally wore her down by saying, "Oh look at that." when ever we saw an Audi. She told me more than once it wasnt cute anymore; but me being me, I couldnt stop. I finally dragged her to the dealer and got her to drive it. Now I hope I really do get it (she kept both keys) and she doesnt decide its hers. I told her Id be willing to retire and drive her to work everyday, because she needs a bodyguard. I even did the "look how much work you could do during the commute".

We had to go to "Audi School" to learn all the technology, I think I might have to go "summer school". The dealer has a "Technologist" on staff for people like me whos last computer class had punch cards.

Its a "Land Yacht" but its stupid FAST. I joked with the salesman about wanting a A8 W12 (12 cylinders); then he told me to punch it when the light turned green. AMAZZZZZZING doesnt describe it. He said the W12s are great but require the most maintenance.

So now I'll be getting fitted for black suits for my Transporter impression. I am thinking I need a fitted "drawer unit" for the truck to store my hardware and a spare suit???


11-15-2015, 12:30 PM

Las Vegan
11-15-2015, 12:59 PM
Wow, very nice!

11-15-2015, 01:02 PM
Nice car, but are you really that whipped by your wife?

11-15-2015, 01:53 PM

11-15-2015, 04:32 PM
Sweet. I have driven my cousin's 2012 a few times, and I love it. Audi has taken their game to another level since my previous early 90s experiences. The 2012 4.2 8 not only easily outhandles his dad's 10 cyclinder from a couple of years before, on brand new blacktop, we found that that it also smoked the 10 cylinder in a 0-60 or 1/4 mile type scenario. On the highway, I got up to 140-ish scary quick from 70 with a lot of gear left before I got skeered and backed off. The only thing that bothered me was something I've never complained about. The cabin is almost TOO quiet. It's more "isolating" than a new Lexus or Acura to the point you can't fully enjoy the wonderful thrum and exhaust note of the beastly powerplant.

I'm jealous, but I shouldn't have one. It's got sports car performance, and I can't be trusted with such. Too much fun.

11-15-2015, 05:15 PM
Congrats, I love people that have and spend money

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11-15-2015, 05:24 PM
If I don't see a necklace of ears around the rear view mirror the next time you post a pic I'm going to be very disappointed.

Sky Pilot
11-15-2015, 05:34 PM
If I don't see a necklace of ears around the rear view mirror the next time you post a pic I'm going to be very disappointed.
​Now where is the I-like-this-one-all-to-hell button???

11-15-2015, 08:25 PM
If I don't see a necklace of ears around the rear view mirror the next time you post a pic I'm going to be very disappointed.

Ha, or if it's really gonna be yours EDELWEISS a deer's nutsack on the shifter might be a good "close enough". I put one on my truck shifter and have to hear my wife nag about it every time she gets in; keeps her the heck out of my truck though!

11-15-2015, 08:26 PM
oh yeah, and congrats on the sweet ride!

Paper Shredder
11-15-2015, 08:56 PM
German saloons like their firearms are tight and quality. It may be elitist, but I can't think of any luxury car without going to Deutchland first. Although I fancy the Munich variety vs Ingolstadt, but hey, sure beats riding a schwinn!!


11-18-2015, 10:32 AM
If I don't see a necklace of ears around the rear view mirror the next time you post a pic I'm going to be very disappointed.

The EARS hang from the Gun Jeep. It just seems somehow more "correct", besides they were a great way to find the right girl. Between the Jeep's right hand drive and pedestal mount, and the ears, it ended a few dates early; but HeadShrinkHer "got it"...

11-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Your face, it has been hated!

Redneck Zen
11-18-2015, 05:46 PM
More impressive than the car is the relationship with your lady. For her to invest that much into you is awesome.

Retirement is good, by the way. I'm still getting my "sea legs" ... they say it takes a while to get used to it.

11-18-2015, 07:12 PM
Yeah she's GREAT. We definitely challenge each other on some views; but that's the fun of our relationship. Oh and Im thinking this will delay my retirement for a few years--unless I can go full bore "Transporter"

11-19-2015, 03:34 PM
Well done. It is amazing what a new sports sedan will do in terms of embarrassing the "muscle cars" of my youth. All with the A/C blasting and the stereo on. Excellent choice!

Shooter Ready
11-21-2015, 10:25 PM
Congratulations. Frank Martin has a good gig. Now if your woman is like Amber Valletta...

The Audis really move fast in Sport mode.

11-22-2015, 12:09 AM
Excellent car. Enjoy it.

11-22-2015, 06:59 AM
We took it out last night, just for dinner and some dreaded shopping at the Mall. It was a duel with the car winning. Im still overwhelmed by the technology (I meant to adjust the seat and got a massage instead). I cruise the parking lot like an old man because I expect idiots to back into me at any second BUT out on the road is another matter its rocket ship fast.....

It occurred to me I wasnt dressed properly for my car, so Im getting fitted for my collection of suits