There are nuances to driving a DSG just like there are nuances to driving a manual. It will NEVER downshift in manual mode unless you push past full throttle and hit the kickdown switch. I have to TRY to do this; you can easily apply full throttle without hitting it. You do have a valid point; when accelerating under… » 11/08/14 8:40pm 11/08/14 8:40pm

You know what this means... PILOT SUPER SPORT TIME! On the real, though, that sucks. Look on the bright side and use it as an opportunity to get some decent performance tires. Pilot Super Sports and Bilstein coilovers have transformed my A3 TDI. » 11/08/14 10:34am 11/08/14 10:34am

A couple months ago, I was at Supercar Sunday with a couple of my buddies and we were about to go for a canyon run. The parking lot had staggered spaces (two spaces partially overlapped in the back with mine) and the parking lot exit lane in front of me was blocked. I had backed in, so I looked over my right shoulder… » 10/23/14 10:55am 10/23/14 10:55am

This past Sunday was awesome.

Good morning Oppo! Here are a couple pictures taken by a professional photographer of my A3 on this past weekend's Audi Club LA cruise up Highway 33 in Ojai, one of my favorite roads ever carved into a mountainside. Great times with great people as usual. I highly recommend the road if you're anywhere near the area. » 10/23/14 9:28am 10/23/14 9:28am

Let him pay for it. More than likely the insurance won't do anything about the diminished value anyway. I'm 17 and have had one sort-of accident (backing out of parking space through another parking space and bumped an Evo.) I waited for the guy and exchanged info even though damage was minimal, and offered to pay… » 10/17/14 10:12am 10/17/14 10:12am

When I first got my A3 TDI, I tried to play the hypermiling game occasionally on long highway trips. I found that I could drive 60, be miserable, and get 50 MPG, or drive 75 with the AC on, not give fuel economy a second thought, and get 43-44. Guess which one I do. One tip though, since it's a DSG, put it in manual… » 10/16/14 12:04am 10/16/14 12:04am

A petite, pretty girl who's a lot louder than her appearance suggests and can have a rude sense of humor. She doesn't drink much but is easygoing and always seems to have a good time. » 8/24/14 7:13pm 8/24/14 7:13pm

I know a lot of people who drive for Uber, and generally, they have positive things to say. My track coach has been driving for them on the side for about a year and pockets a grand or two a month while a friend of mine quit his job and does it full time and makes much more. I wouldn't recommend doing it full time… » 8/23/14 9:26am 8/23/14 9:26am