Hi everyone. I’m new here, Ive had my RS now 3 weeks. Prior to this car I had an ST3, but because of circumstances it had to go back :(.
When I got my RS it was a very bitter sweet thing. You see in April 2014 I lost my husband in a motorcycle accident, a car driver turned across his path and he was killed instantly. So at the age of 45, with a 12yr old son I became a widow. Since then there has been a very lengthy court case and civil claim going on, which has now thankfully come to an end. When the ST had to go back, my husband said “we will have another car like that one day”….so when the civil claim was sorted and I saw the new RS, I knew I just had to get it, I fell in love with it straight away, and I’d like to think that my husband would be happy with my choice.
I ordered my RS last August, I ordered it in Nitrous Blue, with the blue Brembo’s and black alloys. Also had the Luxury & Winter packs added. Ive done just over 1,000 miles in it so far and I’m loving it. Had it detailed earlier this week and it looked amazing. So far Ive been using Super Unleaded in it, but some people say you don’t have too so not sure about this…..also my son is itching for me to try launch control, but again Ive been advised to do a few thousand miles before trying that, is this right or not?
Hi Tracy, welcome to the forum and to the NB gang. Your story is a reminder of how life can change in an instant. I’m sure your husband would very pleased with your choice of car and colour, as for the fuel I only use shell v-power or tesco momentum.
iv just passed the 1000 miles and had an oil & filter change yesterday, so now I will start to open her up a bit and see how it feels using the full rev range.
Iv not tried LC yet, I’m sure I will at some point but it’s not something I’m that bothered about.
Enjoy the smiles the car brings, your son must love it.
Hope you and your son have great times in the RS…..I’m sure you will. Also a keen biker myself, I’m only too aware of the dangers but still make a conscious choice to do it, as I love the freedom that 2 wheels brings, as I’m sure your hubby did too. Bet he’s grinning down with delight at your new car ? Enjoy.