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Old 05-09-2014, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the info. I will have to go without the Audi Connect and Navigation while in Europe. Who targets Audis in France and what do I have to watch out for?
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:06 AM
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Sorry, should have clarified - the French police use motorcycles to provide overwatch on their secondary routes. Got hit with a 90 euro ticket for doing the equivalent of 80 in a 70 zone. For other countries you may visit, here is a simple guide to avoid fines. Germany and France rely on cameras mounted on overpasses and poles on the Autobahn and Autoroute respectively. Austria uses patrols and word to the wise - set your cruise at or below the posted speed limit because Austria doesn't play. Fines are expected to be paid on the spot and if you don't have the euro, they will escort you to an ATM. In Italy, well, do what you want because they really don't care on the Autostrada. Enjoy your travels in Europe and become familiar with the signs on the Autobahn that mark the 'unlimited' speed limit zones - that's where you'll be able to enjoy the Audi as she was meant to be.
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Originally Posted by bigdaddyp61 View Post
Sorry, should have clarified - the French police use motorcycles to provide overwatch on their secondary routes. Got hit with a 90 euro ticket for doing the equivalent of 80 in a 70 zone. For other countries you may visit, here is a simple guide to avoid fines. Germany and France rely on cameras mounted on overpasses and poles on the Autobahn and Autoroute respectively. Austria uses patrols and word to the wise - set your cruise at or below the posted speed limit because Austria doesn't play. Fines are expected to be paid on the spot and if you don't have the euro, they will escort you to an ATM. In Italy, well, do what you want because they really don't care on the Autostrada. Enjoy your travels in Europe and become familiar with the signs on the Autobahn that mark the 'unlimited' speed limit zones - that's where you'll be able to enjoy the Audi as she was meant to be.
Thanks bigdaddyp,
I can live with that. I was afraid that you would say that Audi's were targeted to be stolen. We have driven in France, Spain, Austria and oh yes Italy in past trips. Drove Peugeot's and Seat's and stayed out of the left lane where the Audi's fly, excepts for occasional passing of slow vehicles. We love driving in Italy. I never saw anyone getting a speeding ticket. September won't come fast enough for me. Do you think i will need to purchase locking lug nuts in Ingolstadt? The car will be in Hotel and Public parking for 2 weeks.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:16 AM
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dalek,

I use the French because they had a choice of whom to pull over, me or the Bimmer I was passing (we were both over the limit). I lost. I'm not gonna say don't buy the lug nuts but if you're worried, it would be cheaper than replacing the wheels and tires! As you know, most hotels here have private parking in their courtyard or a parking building nearby. I would say to avoid the public parking unless they have a watchman posted.

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Old 05-18-2014, 12:52 PM
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Tmobil has the 250m free per month can I get a SIM card from them and just plug it in to get google earth at least?
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Tmobil has the 250m free per month can I get a SIM card from them and just plug it in to get google earth at least?
Others have tried and it works for a short period of time until T-Mobile determines it's not being used in a tablet, the purpose of the promotion.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:48 AM
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Good info thanks. Not going that way
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Originally Posted by Gadgeeets View Post
Good info but this pricing news is over a year old.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:17 AM
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It looks like Truphone is reducing their rates from $0.15/MB to $0.09/MB on July 1, 2014 for the US. Other reductions also in other parts of the world. http://www.truphone.com/us/LP/hello-world/
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