With Ronnie Stevens from Audi Centre 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.