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Re: I'm upset.
On Fri, 2 Feb 1996, Jeremy R King wrote:
> Just got my Car and Driver (I like eliot's version better) and boy am I
> pissed. Once again, they've managed to show just how stupid they really
> are. But before I write my letter to them, I'd like to make sure I'm not
> way off base.
> The comparo is between the tame wagons - BMW 525i Touring, Ovlov 850
> Turbo, and Audi A6 Wagon. Dismissed was the 530i Touring for it's over
> $50k tag, the 850 T-5R because the regular 850 Turbo matched up better,
> but NO S6! Is this because the S6 is not offered as a '97 model?
> Prolly. Isn't the sticker on the S6 around $47k ish? These wusses
> didn't even mention the S6. Anywhere. Of course they're automatics.
> Seems like everything C&D compares lately is slush. The A6 finished
> second with really good reviews. The verdict was "Nothing another 50 HP
> couldn't fix". Sounds like an S6 to me. So why did they not even
> mention the S6. The Ovlov won because of it's power. So now goobers who
> don't have the priviledge of knowing the truth think that Audi is
> out-pulled by Ovlov (which is close to the case with the T-5R vs. S6,
> though the auto Ovlov can't outpull the manual Audi). Of course, we only
> lost by one point, and kicked the Bimmer's butt!
The S6 was not mentioned because of the price tag. They only
added the BMW because they needed a third car.
> It just irks me that C&D won't tell the whole story. Like doing a 3 page
> article on the Subaru WRX rally wagon, but only a half-page teaser on the
> RS2. Talking about how awesome the WRX is. The RS2 would have it for lunch.
> Climbing down off the proverbial soapbox.
- I'm upset.
- From: Jeremy R King <email@example.com>