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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