Coming out of a long, but trouble free winter, the Q7 received some overdue TLC.
Admitting that I drive a very large SUV feels like making a confession at times.
So much for subtlety...
I employed every trick in the book to convince my wife that we could afford to own one of the more practical cars from my dream garage. Here's an account of my introduction to RS6 ownership.
[photos by David Yu]
Yes, hard as it is to believe, married as I am to a self-indulgent car nut who has taken delivery of countless new cars, I've never actually had one myself.
The Audi TT has become something of an icon since its introduction in the '90s; for design fetishists, Art-Deco enthusiasts and estate agents, it represents the strikingly beautiful apogee of modern car design.
3,000 miles, 650 litres of fuel and 80 hours behind the wheel. The Audi had initially stolen my heart from a life-long love of BMWs but would the varied demands of my Continental holiday make me doubt my switch of loyalty?
1986 was a significant year for me: I started secondary school; I was given my first car, an MOT failure 1972 Mini 1000 (the advantage of living on a farm); and most significantly, I drove my first BMW, a three week old 320iSE.