Shopping at Audi Roppongi
I have been thinking for a while it is time to change out my current Audi. I have to admit that I love Audis more than any other car. I think they are classic, understated and built with amazing attention to detail. The end result of actions will be my 6th Audi. I have owned a TT, A4, A6, S4*2 and now... ? My sales guy moved to Audi Roppongi so I went with him. He treats me well so I simply don't want to deal with anyone else.
Today’s Configuration: Leica M9 with a Summilux 21mm f/1.4. FujiFilm x100
Before getting practical it is important to spend a little time lusting over the Audi R8 Spyder. I was lucky enough to have one of these as a loaner car for a few days when a new Audi of mine had a problem. The car was simply amazing...
Every angle of this car is beautiful...
I am sure you will never need to go 350 kilometers per hour...but it is good to know you can if you need to.
Now time to get practical...so I took at look at the Audi A6. I really like the size for a family but not in Tokyo. It doesn't fit in most mechanical parking garages and would be tight in my drive way.
I didn't want another S4 as it is just too excessive for Tokyo. You simply don't need or can use the power that car can put out in Tokyo. I didn't want a A4 after driving an S4 so I won't really sure if Audi had an option for me then I saw the A5. I remember when it came out I didn't get it. I couldn't understand why Audi thought they need another addition to a very full line up of cars; A1, A3, A4, A6, A8, all also come in S line, S and RS versions in addition to the standard edition. Now they have a A5 and a A5 Sportback. After spending a few hours with the A5 yesterday I don't question why Audi has it but rather why they need the A4.
The A5 Sportback is sporty, quick as hell, and a great balance of performance and price. 4 doors make it a great family car. The one they had one the showroom floor was an Audi Custom Car...custom paint, custom wheels, and custom interior. A beautiful car.
I love the sportback on this. I feel my S4 trunk is very deep so it is hard to reach into the back where I think this opens everything up nicely.
I know 'objects are closer than they appear' so I am glad it isn't written in all of my mirrors.
Everything about this car is clean and streamlined.
So this is Japan...so when the Green Tea is drunk it's time to get down to business.
My worthy opponent... Yonenaga-san.
After much debate we settled upon the Audi A5 Sportback in silver with black leather.
and a smaller version for Kai.
and this being Japan...all negotiations are followed by a mind numbing amount of paperwork.
The Happy Deal Maker... seriously, if you are in Japan and need an Audi stop by Audi Roppongi and see my man Kenichi Yonenaga he always treats me right.
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