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Re: I'm a believer!

Glad to hear you are ok.......Thank the Audi Gods again....

On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Eric Renneisen wrote:

> As if I needed convincing.  Let me start by saying that I am very glad to hear 
> that your wife is O.K., Bob.  That's one reason why I'll be driving Audis for 
> a very long time.  Here is another:
> The other evening, as I was driving down a local rain-slicked highway, I had 
> an encounter with a '96 caitnoP erifnuS (what the hell does "sunfire" mean?).  
> I was traveling about 60mph when this car coming from the opposite direction 
> turned right in front of me!  Uncontrolled urination... stomp brake pedal... feel 
> ABS pulse... still WAY too late!  Well, I yanked the wheel hard over and just
> clipped their rear corner, got off the brakes and on the throttle to pull it back 
> in line.
> Man, I am sold.  The car did exactly what I told it to do, not what I expected 
> it to do, even with the crappy Firestone Firehawk LH Touring Tires (at least 
> they're M+S).  Yeah, I know, the imbecile that sold me this car put them on 
> just before I got it, and I've been trying to burn them off for eight months 
> now.  This was the first _real_ emergency maneuver I've had to do in this 
> car.  Surprisingly, I expected it to act like my old 4KS (FWD, No ABS) - 
> stomp the brakes... lock the tires... kiss the caitnoP's B-pillar.  Even if I had 
> enough time to back off the brakes and regain steering, I would have never 
> recovered from the spin.  No slight on the 4KS (may the gods be merciful) - 
> the coupe's just out of her league.
> Very little damage to either car.  I've got a broken turn sig. and headlight 
> washer jet, scratched fender and bumper cover, and cracked spoiler/bumper 
> trim.  I go to see his insurance co. (State Farm) next week.  Any suggestions 
> on how to handle the adjuster?  Also, I'm taking suggestions for the HIGHEST
> priced dealer parts dept. in the U.S.  Since there is no dealer in town, I figure I 
> take a fax from any dealer with me to prove the worth of the little bits.
> Be careful out there.
> Eric Renneisen
> '90 CQ 20V  -  my 'running-iron'  ;^)
> Chattanooga, TN