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Re: 82 Coupe GT

> Earl LaFlamme (Holyoke HS 95) writes:
> > Got an 82 Coupe GT and have been told by people to check if the car was
> > recalled for sudden acceleration.   Does anybody here know if it was?
> I can't believe people still believe in that shit.  There was never
> any problem with sudden acceleration with Audis.  There was a
> "60 Minutes" TV show episode that accused Audi of this supposed "problem"
> but it was later proven to be false.  Audi was severely damaged
> in reputation and in sales from this unfortunate ordeal.  Please,
> if anyone is to tell you about sudden acceleration in your car,
> inform them of their misinformation.  We don't need any more of this
> going around.
Yes, it is truly amazing that someone would ask this question.  
Because of this supposed problem Audi's reputation was hurt and 
resale values of these cars dropped considerably.  However, this 
may not be a bad thing to some of us.  Now, some of us poorer folk
can afford a nice German engineered car w/o the German engineered
price.  And so what if the car occassionally autoaccelerates out of
garage, through the garage door, and over the neighbors kids playing
in the driveway...we all could use a little excitement :-O