The Audi Thread

RandomGeek

Expert Member
Joined
May 14, 2015
Messages
2,149
Check out this "great" deal from the Hatfield Group... A4 1.8T 125KW Multi Sport Edition for only R500K!

http://www.hatfieldgroup.co.za/a4-1.8T-sport-edition.aspx

"This offer includes;
• Metallic Paint
• Glass Sunroof
• Park Distance Control Front & Rear
• 1 Additional fitted extra to the value of R10,000 (i.e B&O, Ultimate Pack etc)
• Normal on the Road Fees
• Hatfield Extended Maintenance Plan up to 115,000km."

Now from what I've found online this edition gives you the following:
http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels4Women/CarCandy/Audis-limited-A4-New-sport-edition-plus-20150805
• A sporty, new-design front bumper
• 19" Audi Sport alloy rims and S line sport suspension
• Black styling elements for the grille, window surrounds, side-sills and side-mirrors
• Choice of RS4 colours including blue and grey and red
• Integrated boot spoiler
• S line rear bumper
• S line exterior badging
• Three-spoke multi-function sport steering wheel
• Front and rear park assist

So at the end of the day you pay R500K for:
• A model that is nearly discontinued
• Some sporty bits with no resultant increase in power

Is this a sucker's deal or not?
 

PostmanPot

Honorary Master
Joined
Jul 16, 2005
Messages
34,944
Check out this "great" deal from the Hatfield Group... A4 1.8T 125KW Multi Sport Edition for only R500K!

http://www.hatfieldgroup.co.za/a4-1.8T-sport-edition.aspx

"This offer includes;
• Metallic Paint
• Glass Sunroof
• Park Distance Control Front & Rear
• 1 Additional fitted extra to the value of R10,000 (i.e B&O, Ultimate Pack etc)
• Normal on the Road Fees
• Hatfield Extended Maintenance Plan up to 115,000km."

Now from what I've found online this edition gives you the following:
http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels4Women/CarCandy/Audis-limited-A4-New-sport-edition-plus-20150805
• A sporty, new-design front bumper
• 19" Audi Sport alloy rims and S line sport suspension
• Black styling elements for the grille, window surrounds, side-sills and side-mirrors
• Choice of RS4 colours including blue and grey and red
• Integrated boot spoiler
• S line rear bumper
• S line exterior badging
• Three-spoke multi-function sport steering wheel
• Front and rear park assist

So at the end of the day you pay R500K for:
• A model that is nearly discontinued
• Some sporty bits with no resultant increase in power

Is this a sucker's deal or not?

Helping them get rid of the last of the B8s before the B9s land.

Though a B9 to this spec will probably cost R100k more.

These will be rare too... ;)
 

RandomGeek

Expert Member
Joined
May 14, 2015
Messages
2,149
Still, bloody costly PostmanPot

From the Wheels24 article in August:
""The package is offered at only R8250 to the customer on the A4 1.8T FSI SE and 2.0 TDI 130kW SE.""

I know the Rand has gone to **** since then, but the price of R500K still smacks of profiteering, even taking into account the other additions (Freeway plan extension, sunroof etc)
 

Badprop_za

Expert Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2012
Messages
1,460
Quick question.

On my A4 B8 3.0TDi, i see that the tyre pressure is recommended as 2,8 bar front and 2,5 bar rear.
Got 235/40R18 tyres on.

Is pressure correct? Seems high.
 

StrontiumDog

Honorary Master
Joined
Sep 2, 2006
Messages
10,561
Quick question.

On my A4 B8 3.0TDi, i see that the tyre pressure is recommended as 2,8 bar front and 2,5 bar rear.
Got 235/40R18 tyres on.

Is pressure correct? Seems high.
3 door A3 2010 1.8T, 225 45 R17's, label on my door says for one person it's 2.5 bar in front, 2.1 at the back.

I finally called Palm Tyres where I bought my ZE912 Falkens to ask if that is correct. They said 2.5 is too high and to make it 2.2 all around, front and back. 2.3 if under load.

Would this difference be because my A3 came with Pirellis out of the factory (is that the norm)?
 

StrontiumDog

Honorary Master
Joined
Sep 2, 2006
Messages
10,561
^I have the same tyres (tyres and size) and have them at 2.4 bar.

So if 2.5 was too much and I've been inflating to that pressure for 5 months now, will running it at 2.2bar as Palm Tyres recommends rectify over time any excessive wear down the centre line? Not that I've looked to see if there is any, I'm assuming there is some.
 

sand_man

Honorary Master
Joined
Jun 4, 2005
Messages
33,052
Fck, it's a beaut!!! If money was no object, this would definitely be in the garage! Vehicle for all occasions!
 

FiestaST

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 9, 2009
Messages
86,402
Fck, it's a beaut!!! If money was no object, this would definitely be in the garage! Vehicle for all occasions!

And the beauty of it being a wagon is you can carry dogs; the vrou; the lighties & all the crap you need to cart with you
 
Top