Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most brilliant military leaders the world has ever seen. He was victorious in nearly every campaign he ever led and succeeded in shaping world affairs in a way that few individuals ever do. But in spite of his brilliance, after escaping from Exile on an island, even he met his end at the Battle of Waterloo.

Our man Tavarish is an amazing mechanic. He wants to buy an Audi Allroad. I fear he will face his Waterloo.

On today’s AOTD we had the story of a reader who attempted a timing belt replacement in an Allroad. It didn’t go well. Sorry, but I don’t feel bad for anyone who owns an Audi of that vintage, especially if they bought it used. By now everyone knows what a nightmare it is to own and work on. Do not buy one. If you do, you are signing your death warrant — or at least, your wallet’s.

Which brings us to our question of the day: What group of car owners do you never feel bad for?


We’re all friends here and we’re all about inclusiveness, but man, when some people gripe about their cars — whether it’s repairs or speeding tickets or everyday hassles — I just can’t feel bad for them. Sorry your V10 supercar has such a rough ride! That must be terrible.

What group of owners gets no sympathy from you, and why?

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