One of the worst parts about going to a dealership is sitting around waiting for the courtesy shuttle to show up and transport a group of strangers to their places of work or homes. Well, Audi of Canada found a nice way to surprise customers who brought their out-of-warranty vehicles in for a scheduled Health Check by replacing dealer's normal shuttle with a 2014 Audi R8 V10.

The R8, painted to resemble a safety car or police car, gave the customers a ride home – even stopping at a coffee shop along the way. Needless to say, the stunt got plenty of attention from passers-by and was quite a hit with the Audi customers, too. Scroll down to watch video of the customers getting the ride of a lifetime, which we're sure left some of the in-warranty customers at least a little jealous as they drove off in dealer loaner cars.


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      karman876
      • 1 Year Ago
      The license plate in the middle of the grill: my condolences to those that live in states (providences) that require a front plate. The view of the front of the car should not be ruined by the license.
        Roscoe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @karman876
        It's "provinces" but yeah, it sucks having to slap a license plate on such a pretty face. Kind of like Cindy Crawford's mole. (unlike some guys, I don't for a second believe that an ugly mole enhances a woman's beauty)
          Snaisa
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Roscoe
          It's a target for some guys
      erzhik
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wouldn't driving with a siren and a light bar get you in trouble for police impersonation?
      cowsqueezer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Notarzt means emergency doctor btw. So they're going for the emergency vehicle look more than the police look fyi
      • 1 Year Ago
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      xersn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny how people seek pleasure from attention.. Audi in Canada, you figured it out eh'.. congratulations, run them back home, make them feel special. So stupid.. heck my mother had a basic car, all she cared about was getting the job done. Today's society of tweeting pics of themselves... how pathetic, debit or credit for my ego, I love you Audi, I forgive you.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, considering what they're about to pay for their out-of-warranty repairs, I think that's the least Audi of Canada could do to ease their impending pain. Haha!
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      The dealers have a penchant for overcharging on parts and ordering unnecessary repairs. Either way, the customers will be paying for the ride in spades. Spoken from experience.
      LW
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks like the old hag and geezer didn't care whether they were picked up by the R8 or access-a-ride.
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought maybe that was the loaner for some high-profile promotion, but sadly... none of these regular people got to actually drive the car. So basically, Audi used a R8 to give a ride to back to the office for a few people, all within the speed limit, during morning rush-hour traffic. Whoopdidoo.
      Aaron
      • 1 Year Ago
      That was pretty cleaver.
      acej12
      • 1 Year Ago
      Notarzt is german for emergency doctor so safety or police car? Not even close. At least make the effort guys
      Willie
      • 1 Year Ago
      i love audi's but i can never own one off warranty they just aren't made to last 200k cheaply. ill rather just buy a new vw before i go that route.
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