Originally Posted by RSS
Have you ever been in a A8? It's not exaclty your housekeeper's Audi. I say that recalling a conversation with a Maybach driver in Hong Kong. I commented that I didn't feel the need to drive a Maybach given what Mercedes offers. He responded, "This is Hong, Kong. The gardner drive Mercedes."
Well, firstly I wasn't taking a pop at the brand, just the model. I have driven an A8 as it happens, it was a few years ago mind. It just not a car that I think fits the image of RSS. It's comfortable, refined and well buit for sure, but it is also bland like a lot of large German cars. I can not picture, in my minds eye, RSS slipping out of the front seat of an A8 wearing a Huntsman House check Tweed Jacket, now out of a Morgan-ish type car, or a Jaguar XJ in a rich jewel colour, leather seats and burr walnut dash. That I can picture.