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Re: Toys for Christmas

At 12:57 PM 12/13/96 -0500, PDQSHIP@aol.com wrote:
>Drove a 540i sport 6spd last nite with all the toys....  Impressive?  Like
>wow!!!  If this is the direction BMW is taking, we all better get our hands
>on 20v turbos now!!  17X8, huge brakes, very CR 6spd, this thing just plain
>flew...  Raced against an M3, a new Z28, and the competition wasn't even
>close.......   My ex-pro rally navigator bought it (formerly owed one of the
>first 95 M3's), and is sitting pretty with his o'covetted one...  55 grand,
>but about every toy imaginable, did I say it was fast?  
>Now the folks are awaiting the Z3 6 banger, complained about the $5k up they
>were charged, assured them that the price is worth every penny (17in wheels
>too)...  Audi content?  My christmas gift arrived at the house yesterday
>morning...   Late '84 ur-q....  Thanks Santa, how did you know?....    Tweeks
>to come, for sure.....
>'87 5ktqRS2  Black
>'87 5ktqRS2  Pearl
>'84 Ur-q         Tornado
Sorry, Audi, but a 540i 6-speed was my original choice.  There was one in
Dallas with 7000 miles (no, I am not missing a "0" in that milage figure..)
that I negotiated on for about 7 weeks.  It had all the bells and whistles
including the sunroof and CD changer.  One Saturday, I decided "damnit, I
want that car!" and drove to Dallas from Oklahoma City (about 2:45 drive,
though I made it in 2:15 in my A4Q the other day....) on the spur of the
moment to get it.  Half way there, I called and left a message on the
salesguy's voice mail to get it off the showroom floor 'cause I was coming
to give it a test drive and hammer out a deal.  Got there, shook the guy's
hand, and said, "Well, I don't see it here on the floor--must be ready to
go, eh?"  He looked at me sheepishly and said "Well, umm, we sold it an hour
ago.."  ARRRGGGHHH!  Man, was I pissed.  

One thing was conspicuously missing from the above story: the price.  I had
the guy down to $37k on it.  Missed the buy of the year....

Oh well, I love my A4Q.

Achille Riviello
'83 4000s 5-speed, 200k+  miles,
'96 A4Q 5-speed, 1128 miles
HK P7M13
"In a world of compromise, some don't"--HK