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Re: A8's are in Northern Virginia!!
>we brought the 4.2 quattro back 'cuz it was out of gas. Man, what a
>ride. First time I'd played with the 4 speed Tiptonic (sp?) Loved being
>able to shift an automatic! Unbelieveably smooth, accelerated like a bat
>out of hell. Handled like a dream, HUGE _255_ tires wrapped around
>17" wheels. Egad. They'll only be there three more dayz, so head over
>& ask for Jack Carpenter. I can't brag enough about that car.
Drove the same car @ HBL about 3:00 pm yesterday. This car is
smoking! I don't know about Jack, but I went out with my sales dude &
he said 'Let it rip" when we got on the toll road. As the needle zipped
past 220Kmh (German spec car) he appeared to turn just a slight shade
After the speed test (oh yes, it passed) we hit a curvy little road in Great
Falls, VA. This Car is huge, BTW, but it was very tight and predictable,
even as I was driving like a ding-dong. Lots of fun little gadgets, and
excellent acceleration for a car this size. But this car was made for high
speed cruising. As we slid past 100Mph (in 3rd gear) the car felt like it
was going +/- 50.
Tiptronic was neat, but really lacked the fun involved with a true
standard. A six speed 4.2L Q A8 would be the car! Of course, the price
tag is a bit hefty for those of us still waiting to win the lottery.
If this car hits your area, definately take it for a spin, you'll be smiling all