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Road Warrior Recommendations
OK folks, Here is a fun challenge to pick the best car for the task:
I may be handed a much different role that will put me "on the road"
much, much more than I am now - all in the Pacific Northwest. The
driving limits will be southern Oregon to Bellingham, WA; the greater
Seattle area, and across the mountains to Eastern WA - mostly Western
Washington. The temptation and direction will be to "stick to the
freeways" to save transit time but I enjoy different routes so that
won't be the sole travel mode. A lot of time will be in the cities,
in and out of parking garages, ...
I'll need a cell phone, and I'll need to use it often on the road (I'm
one who dislikes this practice so common now, but it looks like I will
be one - Any hints or safety tricks?). I'd hook up the hands-free
phone in my car now. It makes lots of common sense.
Factors will be road handling, brakes, comfort, cost per total miles
driven, reliability, ...
The Audi S4 I'm driving now is the best sedan I've ever experienced so
this will not be easy if the consensus is something like a '87 Audi
4000CSq (which I also loved). I would go nuts the first time some
joker banged into the side door of my car, plus I don't want to put on
the miles that will come in this new role.
I would buy another S4/6 but they have not depreciated far enough to
buy used for this adventure, plus I'm thinking an automatic may be
better (I've never owned one for my personal car). The idea is to get
as close to what I have as possible, with the expectation I will grind
on the miles and change it's value to a "high mileage" deduction from
Looking for model, year, options recommendations, and why as an
exercise to steer me the right way. I have not started to look at
all. Have fun with my "opportunity."
'93 Audi S4, '67 Austin Cooper S