Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

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Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by Leonard Stanley » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:51 pm

Think it looks pretty smart, to be honest.

88 k though for an 'A5 coupe' :audibash:
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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by RS5 Owner » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:36 pm

It has been there for a while. There is something I don't understand going on, they don't seem interested in selling it. What was your impression?

I went there in March. When I told them I would not pay list because I knew RS5s were not selling well, the salesman told me it was sold.
Curious it's still there 3 months later.


My theory :idea: is that Audi insist they have a display car and for some reason, the one they have is not costing them anything, so they are not concerned if it sells or not.
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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by Leonard Stanley » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:50 pm

RS4 Owner wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:36 pm
It has been there for a while. There is something I don't understand going on, they don't seem interested in selling it. What was your impression?

I went there in March. When I told them I would not pay list because I knew RS5s were not selling well, the salesman told me it was sold.
Curious it's still there 3 months later.


My theory :idea: is that Audi insist they have a display car and for some reason, the one they have is not costing them anything, so they are not concerned if it sells or not.
I was only browsing waiting to pick my car up after being serviced, so no conversations with sales.

I didn't look too closely at the spec, other than to notice the absence of ceramics and the addition of B&0. For me, a coupe with a plastic dash is not an 80k car. Ever.

I've used Basingstoke for years and they go through phases - alternating between oddness and quality in my experience. They were great with our SQ5 purchase and were excellent with a warranty claim around a broken seat which may have been a borderline claim elsewhere

As you know, they've only recently finished a showroom re-furb. To my eyes, they've just moved some internal walls around down stairs. Yet it was completely gutted.

They could alternatively be balls deep into the RS5 and have no leeway in it - margins also being protected with the refurb too. It will be dropping like a stone though. You'd have to really want that shade of blue to go for it.

It's possible is an HQ mandated stock car, but being un-sold for that long is embarrassing.

Very agreeable reception staff, indeed.
Current 2015 RS5 Cab (Panther, most of the toys - except straigtheners), 2012 Discovery 4 family wagon.
Gone 2014 Golf R (Loaded, total sh!te), 2015 Cayman GTS, PDK and stuff, 2014 RS4, Sepang with most of the toys, SQ5, S4 lots of other cars - nothing of interest to be honest.

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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by RS5 Owner » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:14 pm

Leonard Stanley wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:50 pm
I've used Basingstoke for years and they go through phases - alternating between oddness and quality in my experience.
I have been a customer since 2007. Got to know everyone, manager was someone I knew outside of dealership, had integrity and sorted out the branch.

I had a brief BMW phase and so have been away for a year.
Now I go back (March) and all the staff have been changed by the new owners (or maybe they all quit). I took that as a bad sign.

I might go back for servicing if they keep the same receptionist :bigblink:
Current : 2018 F5 RS5
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Gone : 2007 B7 RS4 (loved this car :kissmyrings: )

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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by Leonard Stanley » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 am

RS4 Owner wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Leonard Stanley wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:50 pm
I've used Basingstoke for years and they go through phases - alternating between oddness and quality in my experience.
I have been a customer since 2007. Got to know everyone, manager was someone I knew outside of dealership, had integrity and sorted out the branch.

I had a brief BMW phase and so have been away for a year.
Now I go back (March) and all the staff have been changed by the new owners (or maybe they all quit). I took that as a bad sign.

I might go back for servicing if they keep the same receptionist :bigblink:
Reception busted me though, made sure I actually made an attempt at eye contact when I finished talking to her.
Current 2015 RS5 Cab (Panther, most of the toys - except straigtheners), 2012 Discovery 4 family wagon.
Gone 2014 Golf R (Loaded, total sh!te), 2015 Cayman GTS, PDK and stuff, 2014 RS4, Sepang with most of the toys, SQ5, S4 lots of other cars - nothing of interest to be honest.

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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by chunky79 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:16 am

Leonard Stanley wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 am
RS4 Owner wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Leonard Stanley wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:50 pm
I've used Basingstoke for years and they go through phases - alternating between oddness and quality in my experience.
I have been a customer since 2007. Got to know everyone, manager was someone I knew outside of dealership, had integrity and sorted out the branch.

I had a brief BMW phase and so have been away for a year.
Now I go back (March) and all the staff have been changed by the new owners (or maybe they all quit). I took that as a bad sign.

I might go back for servicing if they keep the same receptionist :bigblink:
Reception busted me though, made sure I actually made an attempt at eye contact when I finished talking to her.
Guys, you know the rules on here by now, Rule 1 the receptionist or shut up :thumbs:
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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by Eddie555 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:28 am

I reckon they’re on about these.
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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by Leonard Stanley » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:03 pm

Eddie555 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:28 am
I reckon they’re on about these.
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Current 2015 RS5 Cab (Panther, most of the toys - except straigtheners), 2012 Discovery 4 family wagon.
Gone 2014 Golf R (Loaded, total sh!te), 2015 Cayman GTS, PDK and stuff, 2014 RS4, Sepang with most of the toys, SQ5, S4 lots of other cars - nothing of interest to be honest.

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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by chunky79 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:04 pm

Eddie555 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:28 am
I reckon they’re on about these.
They've gotta be better than those though, they're only 100watt.
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by Eddie555 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:11 pm

chunky79 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Eddie555 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:28 am
I reckon they’re on about these.
They've gotta be better than those though, they're only 100watt.
It’s not about the watts. It’s all about the hands. 🤪
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Renault Clio 172 Cup. (Babe the track pig)

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SQ5 Glacier white( 2016 65reg)
RS6 avant C7 Daytona Grey 2015 facelift. The one I waved goodbye to!!
2013: Q7 3.0 tdi s/line plus ibis white (13reg)
2012: S5 cabriolet glacier white (62 reg)
2011: RS4 saloon B7. Avus (57 reg)

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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by RS5 Owner » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:01 am

Went by there today and the Blue RS5 is gone, from the showroom at least. Did you buy it Leonard?
Current : 2018 F5 RS5
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Re: Nice Racing Mica Blue at Amazingstoke

Post by Leonard Stanley » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:02 am

RS4 Owner wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:01 am
Went by there today and the Blue RS5 is gone, from the showroom at least. Did you buy it Leonard?
Ha - no, not me. I won't be buying anything tasty at the moment. I'm considering dropping the cars for now because I think we're in for a bumpy ride come April 2019!
Current 2015 RS5 Cab (Panther, most of the toys - except straigtheners), 2012 Discovery 4 family wagon.
Gone 2014 Golf R (Loaded, total sh!te), 2015 Cayman GTS, PDK and stuff, 2014 RS4, Sepang with most of the toys, SQ5, S4 lots of other cars - nothing of interest to be honest.

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