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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:04 pm

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I gritted my teeth through "It's LITERALLY like a giant bank vault" but bailed when he said "It's LITERALLY like driving a giant piece of solid metal around the track." I'm afraid that Millenials LITERALLY make me nauseous. That and why exactly did he turn off the stability control?
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SOP for pushing closer to the limits, esp. on a track. See https://practicalmotoring.com.au/voices ... ntrol-off/

People turn off traction control for similar reasons, when doing a fast launch or to allow you to control under/oversteer on corners, i.e.get the tail out: https://flowracers.com/blog/turn-off-tr ... the%20car.

When testing performance cars, auto enthusiast magazines routinely turn off one or both to allow them to enjoy full control and push the car closer to its limits. The average driver, for whom terms like "trailing throttle oversteer" might as well be Greek, and who never pushes a car near its limits, will have no need to turn either off, bar a few situations in snow, sand or mud.
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:20 pm

The way he was driving the car, I think he would have gotten a better lap with the SC on.
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:05 am

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LITERALLY make me nauseous.
That literally reminded me of this...
https://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc?t=164
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:41 pm

Has "literally" replaced "you know" among repetitive speaking tics? Or is is just on par with "basically" and "actually"?
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm

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Has "literally" replaced "you know" among repetitive speaking tics? Or is is just on par with "basically" and "actually"?
As best I can tell, Millenials speak in an endless loop of repetitive speaking tics. Wait, I'll translate:

So, uh, it seems to me, that? Millenials, like, sort of, speak in a LITERALLY endless loop of sort of, you know, ticks. That's MY takeaway, at least. I guess...
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:10 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm
GRA wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Has "literally" replaced "you know" among repetitive speaking tics? Or is is just on par with "basically" and "actually"?
As best I can tell, Millenials speak in an endless loop of repetitive speaking tics. Wait, I'll translate:

So, uh, it seems to me, that? Millenials, like, sort of, speak in a LITERALLY endless loop of sort of, you know, ticks. That's MY takeaway, at least. I guess...

Then we must flea!
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:20 pm

Just to be clear, that homonym was intentional. From car breaks to mute points, millennials are big believers in "close enough."
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:01 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Here I was, expecting you to refer me to the Dept. of Redundancy Dept. for specifying "repetitive" speaking tics. :oops: ;)
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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:59 pm

I've been seeing ads on TV again (specifically on https://www.kron4.com/) during ad breaks of local news for the e-Tron. They listed some lease prices at the end and I recall they were pitching the sportback version.

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Re: 2018 launch Audi E-tron BESUV. Official thread?

Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:49 am

I learned of these 8 hour loans of e-Trons at https://www.audiusa.com/us/web/en/innov ... -tour.html from a Slickdeals thread. Seems like in some metro areas, it's already over. It's not over the SF Bay Area but it's all "sold out" already. I put myself on the waitlist. Too bad I didn't know about this when I was taking time off from work. :( I'd have had a lot more flexibility in terms of when.

Was weird that they had a selection for "service" in the signup page for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner but the say the car is being dropped of. I chose brunch. (shrug)

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