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Hello New (old) Porsche Truck

Back into the wonderful world of grin inducing Porsche driving

After being carless for a week and trying to decide what to buy – I bought this 2006 Porsche Cayenne S of an old friend… well, actually an ex-girlfriend who had bought this car because she loved my old silver one so much.

Luckily for me, she has a new job with a company car so the Porker is surplus to her requirements. I helped her choose this one, so I know its a solid reliable car and hopefully it will be solid and reliable for me while I lick my wounds and gradually payoff my backlog of Audi repair debt.

Affectionately title “Bertha” the only problem with this old girl is that she lives in South Carolina and I live in Nevada.

This sounds like a quick cross country roadtest :

  • New battery (flat after sitting idle for 4 months)
  • New tires (they were bald as a coot)
  • Oil change (sludgy sludgy)
  • Repair stereo head-unit (which had expired when her teenage had tried installing it)
  • Investigate the occasionally-functioning AIRCON (this could be a big deal but I think I’ve fixed by replacing the switch ๐Ÿ™‚ )
New part-worn tires from Bernies of Charleston – don’t judge! Four *asnew* tires for $100 a corner. When buying new cost was $265 a corner. #winner

After flying out to South Carolina I realized I hadn’t bought my webcam so was unable to video the 3 day, 2700 mile cross country spring. Probably just as well #officer.


Hello Audi A5 2.0T Cabriolet

So, I bought a 2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet

The robotic roof is incredible, the power delivery is adequate (it’s not porker fast but its quick enough to get me in trouble) and the open air driving is an absolute joy!

Goodbye Porsche Truck

Swapping my trusty old Porsche Cayenne for an Audi Cabriolet (with added Sunshine)

Blimey! It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged anything in the motoring world. I’ve been far too busy with that distracting thing called the real world: I’ve moved house, working hard on an exciting new Online Will project, video streaming for Projex Academy Training site and the occasional waffley technical blog… all makes Mr MotoLimey a very busy chap. But I digress…

My trusty old Porsche Cayenne S 2008 finally clocked into the 180k miles territory. Still without any major problems (apart from the drive shaft thingie and a regular patches like a new battery, brakes, oil changes etc). But it developed a dripping little leaking from the front steering rack, the last service told me it was due a major service which was going to touch the $3k margin plus it needed new brake rotors all round. So, facing a garage bill in the realms of $4,000+ I came to a painful decision.

Goodbye Mr Cayenne!

I’m seriously hesitant about trading the Cayenne in. But, lifes too short and it’s time for a new driving adventure.

So, living the sunshine of Nevada – what do I look for?

Hello Mr Audi Cabriolet

I stumbled across this rather lovely 2013 Audi A5 Premium Cabriolet. It’s a 2.0 Turbo engine, drives like a sleek shark wiggling through virgin olive oil, pulls like a bull running down a Pamplona side street wearing comfy shoes and when the roof is down – makes my hair ruffle like a sea anemone in heat.

Currently in day 2 of ownership – Big thumbs up so far:

cruising around southern Nevada

Of course I took some video of trading in the Porker and will upload that later this week.

And get back into doing some more regular blogs.

And finally get my bloody American Motorcycle license and start riding the old Yellow Peril around the desert.

After moving to California – it’s time to try and get the old boy running

I originally bought this bike in Virginia, when I first moved to the good ole USA back in 2010. I got it from a guy in Ohio who had not ridden it for nearly 6 years (or so he said). But, the bike was clean and it started after a little persuasion, ran for about 15 minutes and then died… I trailored it back to my then home in VA, parked it in my office and promptly went off to work in Georgia for nearly a year. The triumph slept once more.

Then I relocated to South Carolina, Tiberius moved with me into a fresh new storage locker. I did some investigation and found the fuel line had come off the input port in the fuel pump in side the tank. Refitted the line and he started up (with a little reluctance) and I even managed to ride him around my local community for 20 minutes before it died again.

Hashtag “back in storage”.

Then I took a 3 month job in Vegas (who wouldn’t?) and that then stretched to a year and then lead me to here — Southern California. I’m here for a few while, so it’s time to try and fire the old geezer up and get him on the roads…