[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
Audi at DC car show
I spent all day yesterday at the opening of the Washington DC car show. Audi
had a better than average (but not great) display with a few A6 and A4 and
one convertible, but no S6. Two quattros as I recall.
Anyway, here is the amazing part. On the floor were two A4's in WILD colors.
One was in a bright cranberry/pink and the other in light yellow. Both were
metalic paints and REALLY bnght and REALLY eye-catching. Lots of people
looking at them, especially the yellow car with its white interior. (Sounds
awful, I know, but it wasn't.) After seeing three large convention halls
full of the usual beige and blah-colored cars, these were a real jolt and
delightful. So I asked the representative, "Are these factory colors?"
"Yes", she answered, "but only for Europe. They won't be sold in America."
Audi America does it again. Here was a chance to catch the eye of America
and they threw it away. Why they even put them on display is beyond me.
There is NOTHING I hate more than going to a show and seeing items that
won't be sold.
- Carl D.