Q&a

With Ron­nie Stevens from Audi Cen­tre Gee­long

Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - GEELONG -

Po­si­tion: Sales ex­ec­u­tive.

How long in the in­dus­try? Since 1989.

First job: Dog’s body in my fa­ther’s clas­sic car busi­ness back in Eng­land (the mother­land).

First car: A bright yel­low 1978 Mini, which would start with my house keys.

What are you driv­ing now: A 1974 Jag called Quee­nie.

Favourite car and why: Audi A7 (looks like the Bat­mo­bile).

Best car you’ve driven: Re­cently, the new Audi RS3. It will make a Porsche 911 driver feel in­ad­e­quate.

Dream car: Audi R8 — a true supercar.

What is your No. 1 piece of ad­vice for buy­ing a car? Come and see me first!

What has been the best in­no­va­tion you have seen in cars over past five years? I still say quat­tro. It’s been around since 1980 but no other man­u­fac­turer has caught up yet.

What would you rec­om­mend as a suit­able car for a fam­ily with young chil­dren? The all-new Audi Q7 — seven seats, mas­sive cabin space, su­pe­rior tech­nol­ogy.

What would you rec­om­mend as a suit­able car for a young fe­male? Audi A1 or A3 range.

What would you rec­om­mend as a suit­able car for a young male? Audi A1 or A3 range. What would you rec­om­mend as a suit­able car for a re­tiree? Audi Q3 — packed with fea­tures, easy ac­cess.

What car main­tains best re­sale value? All Audis have great re­sale.

Tips on trad­ing your car in? It’s al­ways nice to value a clean car. Ser­vice books are es­sen­tial.

Petrol or diesel and why? That de­pends on how many kilo­me­tres you do.

Man­ual or au­to­matic and why? Back in the UK, where I’m from, it’s man­ual. But here land of milk and honey, auto is the go.

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