Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
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Think you are taking too much of your own merchandise doctor snow......
Agree the deal then sod the bimble round the UK, South of France is lovely in September. Watford to monaco is 913.8 miles (approximately ).
Reckon if it's nearly not your car any more you should be aiming for less than 11 hours.
No chance of finding a more interesting car Ms E would drive? TTS, S3? Then you have something to play with when you have chance?
How about a A3 saloon? I think they look fantastic!
I will have a chance to try out Central London commuter trains during my 1 week visit this fall. I have been in very busy trains here in Vancouver during rush hour so experiencing it in London would probably be something totally different since London is much larger than Vancouver. Not to mention much busier.
If only your wife's Mini were the JCW version! That would be a good compromise to losing your S5. LOL!
I do not know all of the circumstances behind your decision so I can only go by what you wrote and by reading between the lines. If I were in your shoes, I would keep the S5 which is a very comfy GT car to take on long drives/trips. It is my assumption that your wife probably wants a new car to drive to work instead of using here Mini. I know that she does not want to drive your beast so that gives me an impression that she likes something small, practical, and compact. Maybe, I would consider a VW Golf or Polo instead. But, I do understand that maybe she wants to drive around with more style thus the choice of the A3.
You did not mention it or maybe you did in some other thread but if one of your reasons in deciding to ditch the S5 is to reduce your monthly obligations to allow for the new A3 then your decision is quite understandable.
Again, if I were in your shoes, I would hate to get rid of the S5 simply because driving the Mini or the Audi A3 1.4 TFSI won't give me the same level of pleasure if I want to have a bit of fun.
Just my thoughts on this matter. You and your wife's decision is probably the most prudent choice since you guys know the circumstances of your life and lifestyle better than any of us in this forum.
Good luck on the trains in London...you will need it!
Quite honestly my GF couldn't care less about what she drives. Happy with her Mini and the only car she has ever shown any remote interest in is an A1....
Cost isn't an issue (although saving money is never a bad idea), but it really boils down to having a brand new S5 sitting on the roads not doing very much....maybe I'm being too sensible, but paying as much as I do for an S5 to sit on the road that gets driven 20/30 odd miles a week, while I constantly worry about it for damage, being stolen, getting ruined (when I can't even see it from my window most of the time) seems daft...If the GF did want to drive it, then obviously I dont mind paying for it for her to mostly enjoy, and for me to enjoy occasionally, but unfortunately that won't be the case.
It was never going to be a long-term car, as I only got it on a 24month deal, so really I am just doing the inevitable, albeit a year or so earlier than I wanted!
I am actually going to ask about a TT when I go see the A3 tomorrow, so maybe thats a good option...use the Mini when we need to chuck stuff in the boot (not much smaller than an A3 anyway...) and the TT is for me and the GF to enjoy driving on a weekly basis
Its not as if I dont like the A3 either. Decent car full of tech and since I'll be getting the train anyway, I'll miss driving whatever I have sat on the drive...
I need a new job I can drive to really...thats the solution!!
Oh whitta........decisions made with the heart (OR body parts slightly lower) are bloody dangerous
Jesus, look at the arse on that.......35 years on my beloved has cost me a frigging fortune ........
Mind you, not saying it was the wrong decision coz it wasn't. Just expensive.
Now go and ask the Mrs for her cheque book and if she refuses take away her sexual privileges....see how she likes it!