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Old 07-19-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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Donuts and an A8 for a snack

My son and wife wanted me to pick up some Timbits on the way home from a late work evening tonight. So I'm on Hwy 7 at Markham E/B and I approach the light....Hmmm this is interesting.... A8 - 4.2 on the right, E500 on the left. I think E500 is faster only because I know the E55 is super quick, so I roll up behind it. The light turns green and the E500 jumps off the line. I hit it too, but the A8 is not going. I change lanes to have a go at the Mercedes, but the driver didn't see me and he has shut down already.

After I get the Timbits, I see the A8 in the parking lot. He starts moving...what's this? Is he waiting for me to try and gain back some dignity? Hmmmm.. I follow him out, turning right onto Hwy 7 ...I hear him tromping on it through my open sunroof...Damn..I'm not ready... I put down the Timbits, downshift back into first...floor it...the stupid Yellow Triangle/Circle is flashing in my face!! Damn!!.. I hit the ASC button while the throttle is wide open...car breaks loose instantly, tires howling!! I hit the rev limiter...tires chirp as I grab second gear...we are approaching a red light at 9th line, but nobody is giving up! My 5 reels the big Audi in and spits it out before we have to start braking, fairly hard. I look over to wave at the A8 driver, but he is too digusted in the lackluster perfromance of his tank to acknowledge!!! ha ha ha - sucka!!!

When I get home, I head straight to the bathroom, I mean Library to check Road and Track road test summary for A8 specs. What??? 0-60 in 6.7 sec? A snail? . ..geeez!
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Old 07-19-2004, 11:08 PM   #2
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even with it's spaceage aluminum frame, the A8 is still a heavy beast, and besides it only has 300hp, that isn't much over the 540, the A8 only comes in autotranny

funny thing, I almost bought a A8, but ended up with the 540
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Old 07-19-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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Lucky for you... Or else I would be smoking your butt too!! ha ha

BTW...where do you get your oil changed? I called T&C today to ask...they charge $89.95 ....it costs me about $80.00 if I do it myself! I think I'm going to return some Mobil 1 back to Walmart.
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Old 07-19-2004, 11:39 PM   #4
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I'm a tech at MB so I do my oil changes myself, I use either Mobile 1 0W-40 or Lubro-Moly 5W-40
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:44 AM   #5
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good kill

an S8 would be a fine car to own tho. hell, all 3 mentioned would be.
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:24 AM   #6
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doesn't the 540 come with steptronic??? or is that just the e60's???

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Old 07-20-2004, 01:32 AM   #7
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The e39 has a version. I think it's called tiptronic??? Essentially an autobox with up/down buttons. Mine's a 6speed manual. I think the E60 may come with SMG.


I think this, i think that ..... i think I'm going to get flamed for posting all this kNOwledge
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Old 07-20-2004, 11:32 PM   #8
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99 & on E39 comes with steptronic, I got a 98 which got shit
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Old 07-23-2004, 03:00 AM   #9
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The e39 has a version. I think it's called tiptronic??? Essentially an autobox with up/down buttons. Mine's a 6speed manual. I think the E60 may come with SMG.


I think this, i think that ..... i think I'm going to get flamed for posting all this kNOwledge
yeah you are, you can get a 545i 6spd in the new style
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:45 AM   #10
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yeah you are, you can get a 545i 6spd in the new style
He said you "can" get SMG, not that it's the only transmission available. In fact there are 3, all 6-speed. Manual, Step, SMG.
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:50 AM   #11
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In my mind...there is only ONE transmission available!!!

However, I've never tried SMG... maybe I should check it out.
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:07 AM   #12
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windwagon great kill story i enjoyed it.
lucky you didnt have coffee in the car, i would never floor it if i have coffee or any drinks for the matter in my car.

'heading straight to the bathroom/library....'
so funny, so true.

quack, you know ingrid by any chance?
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Ingrid? I don't think so, name does ring a bell though
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Old 07-27-2004, 05:56 PM   #14
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i came across a mb tech guy who has a beautiful g/f named ingrid. thought might be you.
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:24 PM   #15
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M/B??? I thought the chicks went for Bimmers! I'm going to trade it in!!
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