Chris_Doane

So that TT-S I had last week..

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This guy:

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(Senor Wolfenstein @ the wheel)

...has now had its lower left fascia mangled by a raccoon strike at 70mph by the people who got it after I did.

I know how he feels...the exact same thing happened to me with an R32 last year. Damn near happened with the CC. Apparently I have a thing with VW's and raccoons.

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Raccoons released by a Super Duty driving Ford engineer no doubt.

Am I the only one who doesn't like the whole chrome mirror thing?

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Am I the only one who doesn't like the whole chrome mirror thing?

All the "S" models have that. I was so-so on it before I actually put eyes on it. Once I saw it in person, it's actually a pretty good look.

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I've only seen them on an S8 and I found it slightly gaudy.

So does Audi just repair the damage and hand it back out for more press tests?

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So does Audi just repair the damage and hand it back out for more press tests?

Basically. They budget for this kind of thing and have excellent insurance.

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Another question. What the hell are they feeding raccoons in your neck of the woods. I dont think I've ever seen one much larger than an average house cat, and I've never seen significant damage from a car hitting a cat.

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The one I hit last year was so big I had to go back to make sure I hadn't hit someone's dog.

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Another question. What the hell are they feeding raccoons in your neck of the woods. I dont think I've ever seen one much larger than an average house cat, and I've never seen significant damage from a car hitting a cat.

When I was in high school, a friends parents had one of those rear wheel drive V-8 Cutlasses. We hit a coon big enough to damage THAT car. They can get...quite large, thank you.

Chris

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Before I put my cat in the house, I used to put food out for her on my deck out back, off the second floor. One evening after dark I heard a rustling out there. It didn't sound like my little cat, and I thought it was one of the rogue Toms in the 'hood stealing her food. I turned on the light, preparing to chase it, and holy $h! it was a huge ass raccoon. Turning the light on, and then standing watching it up close through the sliding door didn't phase it one bit, I don't think it even knew I was there, one foot away. I let it eat, but then I brought the dish in and washed it thoroughly.
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Last night I had a dream that I saw a raccoon that stood six feet tall.

Thanks, Chris, for reminding me of that dream with this post. :fryingpan:

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Raccoons released by a Super Duty driving Ford engineer no doubt.

Am I the only one who doesn't like the whole chrome mirror thing?

I think it's supposed to be brushed aluminum. I liked them on the old S4 with matching window trim.

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Those raccoons are pesky. Hitting one with the Millenia resulted in a cracked bumper and smashed foglight.

I think it's supposed to be brushed aluminum.

I think it is, as well.

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When I was in high school, a friends parents had one of those rear wheel drive V-8 Cutlasses. We hit a coon big enough to damage THAT car. They can get...quite large, thank you.

Chris

:mind-blowing:

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Back in High School in PA we had some kids hurt/killed when the car they were in struck a coon and it actually caused the car to roll over and it struck a tree off the road upside down. It was a rather large raccoon - it also died. So yeah, unchecked, they can get pretty damned big.

That TT-S is a great looking car. Those LED running lamps are so hot-sexy! Love the new Audi's.

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