As you may have noticed, it was a slow news week for us here at 4RingBlog – that’s because I took a needed, week-long vacation to the Caribbean! I hit the islands of St. Thomas, St. Johns, Nassau and St. Maarten. While down there, I began to look around to see what the locals drove, thinking that the land of beautiful sunsets and Rolexs on the cheap would have a lot of luxury cars roaming the streets.
However, this was not to be. Most of the vehicles I found were older Hyundais, Hondas, Toyotas or smaller American econo-boxes with no sign Teutonic iron to restore my expectations of vehicular wealth. However, some of this was restored wandering the streets of Nassau, Bahamas as I came across a 2007 B7 A4 2.0T Avant , I unfortunately didn’t have my camera so I couldn’t document this sighting. However, on the island of St. Maarten, while laying around I noticed a small black car poking out between the many U.S. trucks and SUVs lining the parking area.
Sure enough, I found a Mark I Audi TT 1.8T cabrio, non-quattro. It was poking out, staring at the deep blue water of the beach we were on before it’s driver returned to speed off to some other spot on the island. The only other German cars to be found was a E30 325iS, E60 5 Series and E36 3 Series convertible – everything else was a typical, run of the mill car.
So what’s your experience with cars down there? Anyone else come across some wonderful 4-ringed cars down in the Caribbean?