Family Hauler - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8 Long Term Road Test

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2008 Audi R8: Family Hauler

September 08, 2008

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Abomination against a supercar or coolest daycare pickup ever?

I guess this was inevitable, given that I drive our long-term cars and pick up my 2-year-old daughter from day care most days. As I cinched the Recaro Como child safety seat into the orangey-red buckets and triple-checked that the airbag was disabled before leaving the office for day care, I couldn't help but giggle out loud and wonder how often similar vehicles are put to this task. It felt half ridiculous and half cool.

After I strapped my daughter in and explained in toddler-friendly terms as much as I could about the car we were driving (which surprisingly was a lot), the trek home felt 100 percent ridiculous and 100 percent cool, as I slogged through stop-and-go surface street traffic while she squealed "Faster, mommy! Faster!" every couple of blocks. I couldn't grant her wish (and wouldn't have even if traffic had been light) for many, many reasons, but I loved her enthusiasm.

What with her already documented love for her Recaro and the zeal with which she is a passenger in high-horsepower cars, I appear to be raising a car girl.

Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 19112 miles

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