To celebrate GoGet getting the Audi A3 Convertible, we asked members to take one for a spin and report back! GoGet member Amy lives in Sydney and, being such a hard worker, said she rarely gets out to enjoy her city. With a weekend in an Audi A3 Convertible, Amy was able to catch up on some of the fun things to do and see from her “bucket list”. Here’s her review!
Amy’s Weekend with an Audi A3 Convertible
I’ve always wondered why people driving convertibles always look pretty happy with themselves. I recently discovered why.
I’ve also found a new way to have a blast with your friends with your top down in public, but not in a sleazy, “I’m going to be arrested” kind of way
The answer: an Audi A3 Convertible! Luckily, GoGet makes it possible for everyone to try it for a day or an hour. I’ve been in Sydney for five years, and work pretty hard, so don’t get out and about much. I recently entered the GoGet comp so that I’d have an excuse to knock things off my bucket list. Amazingly, I won.
I picked up Victor, the black Audi A3 convertible – he’s a handsome chap! I popped his top, and already had people stopping to ask about him.
I left the house with an umbrella, and Victor and I went over to Kings Cross to pick up a girlfriend, and we went to Manly for breakfast at The Pantry overlooking the beach. After, the girls and I walked along the path down to Shelly Beach and got popsicles. Shelly Beach was full of snorkelers and was really pretty. The water was coolish, but the sun came out and it was hot!
Heading back, traffic was slow down Military Road, and I got burnt to a crisp. I may have been delusional from joy and sun, but I swear I discovered the convertible code – the convertibles were noticeably courteous to each other, letting other convertibles in front of them, and giving the secret code smile.
Victor had grunt, class, and the fun factor. Tip for convertible newbies: I discovered three important convertible rules.
- Take the bridge and not the tunnel;
- Don’t stop at traffic lights next to a garbage truck; and
- Wear sunscreen, even it you think it wont get hot
Next stop – picking up the fiancé and lathering myself with sunscreen! We packed for hot / cold / swim / mozzies / rain / picnic and drove around the eastern suburbs hugging the coast line and checking out the mansions.
We stopped off at Watsons Bay for fish and chips in the park. So many people, and a really old area of Sydney. Old sandstone buildings and churches. It was great.
Then… the weather turned.
We put the top up and drove to Bondi. Papas Pasticceria – undoubtedly the best cheese cake in Sydney. It began in Haberfield, and had the locals lined up for miles on a Saturday morning.
Sunday was another day. We picked up our friends and hadthe boys in the front, and the ladies in the back. Driving is great, but with a convertible, its amazing!! A whole new experience and a great day for all.
Victor’s Bluetooth connected to our phones, so we had good beats all the way to Wollongong. We stopped off at various Shire beaches. Australia is truly a beautiful country.
The Audi A3 Convertible was powerful enough for four adults on the highway, and roomy enough to sit two in the back very comfortably. It was so fun, and laughs all the way.
Wollongong delivered fresh beachside fish & chips, a great coast line, and pretty lighthouses. After, we jumped in Victor, and took off to country Berry.
Lesson number 4 – if you travel in the country, you will smell the cows! I come from the farm, so cow poo is nostalgic for me, but I’m not sure the feeling was shared across all passengers.
Berry is stunning. Bright green fields, old farm houses, and cute little cafes. We stopped off at the famous donut cart for some freshly made donuts. Next, scones jam and cream.
We were pretty full, and had a long day, but spirits were still high and Victor was still keen for more!
Final stop was a little hidden gem in Engadine called Old Liberty Diner, an American style burger joint. The burgers were great, and a good way to end the day.
A huge thanks to GoGet and Victor for a great weekend. It was memorable, and we cant wait to do it again!!