My F80 M3 arrived in Savannah on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. It was to be parked at PCD for a month and a half. I was patiently waiting for my epic M Driving School/PCD/Mountain Trip, and I was starting to get a little antsy about getting rid of my S4.
I’m sure many of you are like me. As soon as I set my mind to something, I can’t focus on anything else. Sometimes things happen too quickly. For example, one time I told my wife we should sell our house and move closer to my office. I also told her it would take months. Well…it sold in 6 days, and we were moved 20 days later. I tend to get things done.
So that previous Friday, I decided I needed to work toward selling my S4 since I only had about a month before I get my M3. I did not want to be messing around selling my old car when I’m playing with my new one. I don’t do well having multiple projects happening at once. Again, it’s the laser focus neurosis of which I’m inflicted. I also knew I had to take the parts off and sell those, so it was going to take some time.
Well…on Sunday I took all the parts off, returned the car to stock, got the car washed and shined up, interior cleaned, photos taken, parts boxed, and parts listed on Audizine. Monday rolled around and I got half of the parts sold and THE CAR SOLD! Wednesday I finished selling the remaining parts. So much for taking a month and a half to get everything done.
The only problem with this gift of personal efficiency is I am now driving my 911 every day. I even have to drive it in the rain! Can you believe that? What a terrible idea. I should have waited.
Oh well, bye, bye S4. I won’t miss you. I think I’ve got Audi completely out of my system. Audi’s are much like Android vs. iOS. The bells and whistles look attractive, but in the end it’s just a hack-job. Steering is awful, the car was fast but no fun, rather than improve they make band-aids like the Sport Differential, etc., etc.
Looks and promise won’t lure me again over pure function and engineering. Lesson learned. Someone got a well maintained car. I hope they did not die of boredom.