Few random thoughts:
1- On newer cars, I don't think there is a notice-able performance
difference for equal cars between Germany and US. Most newer
German cars in Germany have the smog equipment required by US.
2- In most place in Germany or for that matter Europe, you will
not need a car. Public transportation is the norm.
3- Gas prices are about 3 times higher than here. Not sure about
the insurance rate.
4- Cars rust pretty quickly.
5- Parking is somewhat of hassle and it could be expensive.
6- Most german cars in US are better equipped as their counter part
7- Last time in Germany (~2 weeks ago) I did notice lots of audis
(80, 90, 100...) and a greater variety of them within each model.
Some had wider wheels and some how looked more aggressive than their
counter parts in US.
8- Cars are more expensive in Germany if you have to pay all of their
> From Thomas_Jobs@Novell.COM Mon Apr 26 16:39:00 1993
> Precedence: special-delivery
> To: quattro@aries.East.Sun.COM
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> Date: Mon, 26 Apr 93 16:45:10 MDT
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> I will be moving from Utah to Germany and I need to ship my car (90
> quattro), my motorcycle, furniture and some other stuff. Does anybody
> know a good, cheap company that could ship my stuff over there? Does
> anybody know if I have to modify my cars and my motorcycle? (88 Audi 90
> Quattro, Honda CRX Si, Honda Nighthawk)
> Should I sell my cars and buy a German Audi? What is the difference
> between a German and an American Audi? I heard VW's are a lot better in
> Germany, what about the modified Audi's? Are they tuned down (USA)?