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Re: Audi Customer Relations-Misleading Customers
- To: email@example.com
- Subject: Re: Audi Customer Relations-Misleading Customers
- From: Nivi@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 16 Oct 1994 12:44:38 -0400
- Reply-To: quattro
- Sender: quattro-owner
firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert W. Cohn) replies:
>A Caprice / Quattro comparison, please.
What's wrong with that? They are both automobiles, and for that matter, in
the snow, the Caprice with Positraction (smaller engine V-6 4.3L with help
from GT+4's) and driven correctly can handle *almost* (I stress almost, as I
don't want to get into tangential thread on this subject) as well as a
all-wheel drive vehicle. Never got stuck in the heavy New Jersey snowfall
last winter, and I logged almost 9,500 miles during that period. The car went
up iced, inclined highways when other front-wheel drives couldn't!
As far as handling in turns, points go to the Caprice until I get the Coupe's
suspension upgraded. (Scary body-roll).
>Advice? Sure Sell what appears to simply be a status >symbol of yours, and
buy another Caprice. Heck, splurge, buy >an Impala SS.
Audi? A status symbol? Only to Americans! In Europe they are only looked upon
as a notch up on VW, and nowhere in the league of BMW and Mercedes. I will
start rambling in German, but that might offend people, so I won't even
ramble in English!
The Impala SS is a mutant...maybe if you want to appear as gaudy as possible,
you would drive that car...I prefer to remain low-key - no chrome wheelwell
trim on my Audi, no chromium-plated alloy wheels, just stock.
>If you haven't driven a quattro sideways down a snowy street, >or driven the
unplowed right lane on an otherwise bumper to >bumper road, you haven't
driven it REALLY.
I have been impressed by the car on snowy roads...one night I was able to do
just above 55 while Lexus SC 300's were spinning around in front of me and
ending up in the median ditch - it was a RUSH...
>PS. Never trust a dealership exclusively. <snip>
Don't even trust Audi (U.S.A.; in Germany it's totally different) - that's
what I've learned!
Robert, thanks for your opinion, and I do enjoy the car, but it needs a lot
of work put into it, and I intend to have it done once I garner the $$.