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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-06-2008, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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What did I do for my holiday?

I went to Europe! I'll post a few of the car photos I took...

S5:


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I'll post more photos when I am back on California time....

And here was the highlight of the car experience in England/France:
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My friend who I am staying with, decided to take me to his local Mazda dealership here in town....we pull up in his WB Sedan (Sport) and walk in. First thing we notice is the brand new 6 sitting in the showroom. WOW!!! Looks completely different from the current model, and I am very happy with what I saw. (I took photos)

We encountered a very nice dealer who let us take an MPS out for a spin! My friend gets in the driver seat and I buckle up, knowing his lead foot is about to go from 10 pounds to 150 pounds. Smile

We are on the motorway zooming in and out of roundabouts and he decides to pull over and let me take the wheel for a bit! I am hoping the dealer in the back seat does not realize that I have NEVER driven in the UK, let alone a RHD car!

I get in the driver seat and whimper a bit. My friend is thankfully sitting next to me and I do a quick gear change to familiarize myself with the gear box. I put the car into 1st, and off we go! I slowly edge my way out of the parking lot and to the main road (which happened to open to a roundabout!). I wait for traffic to clear and set the car into motion...

I change gears from 1st to 4th (didn't mean to skip gears!) and the car held up just as well as if I had not skipped gears. I slowly wind my way thru the roads of England and quickly become more comfortable with the gearbox and shifting with my left hand. I tell the guys to hold on, and punch the gas pedal down to feel some of the power.

I then pull into a car park and my friend takes over for the duration of the test drive.

We pulled back into the dealer's lot and as we get back into his regular car, I enter a europhoric state, which I am still high on!

My high lasted just long enough to look at a lovely S5 at the local Audi Dealership directly after. Smile

I'm sure we did other things today, but right now I cannot seem to remember.
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Re: What did I do for my holiday?

Oh wow very nice !

Whats the differnce between the S5 and S8?

The 6 looks nice.


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Re: What did I do for my holiday?

Forgot about this thread!

Some more photos...

The rear of the S5:






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Re: What did I do for my holiday?

And just because...taken from the Eiffel Tower looking down:

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lol I think the 2 is so cute.

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Re: What did I do for my holiday?

And here is Neeldub's car, complete with engine shot!



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