Are there any good history books covering late model Audi cars?
I have the Gold Book series on Quattroa, but I'd really like to
read more about EVERYTHING they made from the 5000-series on up.
Classic Motorbooks doesn't list much. Other sources, anyone? And
do I need to relearn German to read them?
A question from a Newbie: Ok, Ok, what is a uR? I've figured out
most of those silly abreviations, but not that one.
RE: New A4/A6. My readings say the new NON-TURBO motor will only
make 192 HP. Argh! Too little, too late. I can't figure what Audi
is thinking about, when run of the mill Chryslers and Chevys are
offering 200+HP. Then I read that only automatics will be offered
for non-turbo cars. ARGH AGAIN! (Glad I bought my 5-speed A6.)
Audi seems to be sending the message that they don't want any
middle-class sports-minded customers. (BMW doesn't seem to mind those
customers one bit!) I couldn't swing the $45,000 they wanted for a S6,
let alone the wagon.
RE: Manual vs. Automatic. I tested an A6 with an auto-box. Yuck.
S-L-O-W. 'nuff said.
PERSONAL: I'm new to the Washington-DC area and looking for a job.
I'm an EE, 20 years experience, Ph.D., a few patents and publications,
a couple of industry awards. Done everything from RF to Windows
programming, but I'm a gem at real-time designs. Any quattro-heads
out there have leads on companies and/or jobs? We could spend lunch-hours
hot-lapping the parking lot.