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Re: Audi Price Cuts

[Previous wisdom ruthlessly excised] 

> While I wouldn't consciously choose a car based on this, I am certainly
> interested in it.  I have this morbid habit of REALLY checking out wrecks 
> that involve the same model car as mine.  Of my past cars, I've seen the 
> aftermath of 2 head on collisions involving the same model as I currently 
> owned.  Both faired well.

Hmmmmm.  I think that this is *the* classic case where YMMV.  My own (rather
*HIGH*) milage has convinced me that there is no rhyme or reason concerning
survival when serious collisions are involved... IMIO, far too many folks
ride around in Audis, M-Bs, Volvos, etc., with the *Badly* mistaken idea
that they are in indestructable cocoons.

Well, the world that I've seen up close and personal seems to be more like
the lottery; your number comes up or it doesn't.  When It does, Adios
Muchacho.  When it doesn't, you might have to go through some sh*t, but
you'll get through it.

Some folks get dead in low speed crashes in their indestructible whatevers,
some go Banzi in little plastic cars and live to bore you with the details.
 ...Go figure...
Oh yeah, that "Inestimable" <wink>

> I think the scariest cars are the boy-racer camaros, firebirds, trans-ams,
> etc....all cars built to go fast, but can't handle the speed that well.  
> Very unforgiving cars and don't survive wrecks very well either. (YMMV)

Well, perhaps I ought to give this a pass...Nah, I've got to note that this
bad rap hasn't been true for many years.  Now if you want to say that they
are not well-built, who could argue (he asked, rhetorically, knowling full
will that the question will soon be answered)?


Bart Chambers
'77 Feline Varmint Felix, Gray Tabby
'86 Carrera Cabriolet, Guards Red
'87 Syncro (Stealth Quattro)