>> ...maybe some people want a car that will start first time every time,
>> probably never need a flatbed to get to a dealer/mechanic, and just in
>> general operate with typical dull boring Japanese reliability and de-
>> pendibility... (I speak from experience with not just dull boring in-
>> finitely-dependable Japanese and, um, at least one example of the World's
>> Most Perfect Example of Automotive Engineering (spelled "Audi")
>Being an Audi owner myself, I can appreciate the finer points in owning
>and driving one, but the farthest thing from the truth is that Audi's
>are the "most perfect example of automotive engineering". Audi's are
>solidly built and manage to maintain overall body/chassis integrity
>throughout the auto's life, but they are far from perfect. If Audi's
>were perfect, the "all you do is pay for gas" warranty would not be
>needed, further lowering the overall cost of a new Audi.
Umm, I think he was being a wee bit sarcastic. However having seen the
details of Robert's ur-rebuild here on the net, he has earned much
sarcasm leeway. I get the feeling if Robert had it all to do over again
he would have ripped every component out of the engine bay and started
fresh (with new improved wiring et al) or he could have received therapy
for former Audi owners and just bought a Honda (maybe the new
minivan! ;-) ).
Am I on the mark Robert?