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Re: Bob's Demise...
On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:
> Fire and Brimstone from heaven is falling....
I was afraid of that! :)
> > Power?? No. Handling?
> Come on Bob, Any Audi turbo can be persuaded to make decent amounts of
> power. Now, I agree, it is never enough (I'm a firm believer in the "Not
Granted... but (no insult intended here to anyone) a turbo only came on
the big body, and the 5000 is like driving a waterbed. I just cant
imagine that you can get a 5k or 200 to be and feel light an nible...if
so, then it must cost SERIOUS coin, and now you just made the car even
further off course than say a WRX, SVX or something to the effect
(Granted, the SVX handling is a joke too) I like the 'smallness' of a 90
series, with a tight body, great suspension and really really tossable
attitude. Besides, add lots of power to a 5k turbo that is fwd (that is
what we are talking here...) and that doesnt seem like a good balance either!
Remember, this is just my opinion, based on lots of seat time in 4k's,
90's and various and sundry 5k's.
> > no. Styling?? Maybe.
> That's subjective, but I think they are handsome even if they are not
> exciting to look at. At least they aren't offensive like the
> Aurora/Riviera and the new Taurus!
Agreed. Nothing to look twice at, but nothing that will make people point
and laugh either...
> > Safety?? YES. One out of 4 aint great.
> > Now add the cost of maintenance, poor electricals, High insurances, taxes
> That's the price of admission.
Put a roll cage in an escort, and in the dry will outdrag all but the
turbo audi's and its safe too! (Im really pushing it, arent I)
> > Im going to get burned, arent I.
> I'll pray for you Bob. You _know_ that the Audigods are going to get you
> don't you? :-)
Thanks bud, Ill need it!
Bob D'Amato SNET 300 George St. New Haven, CT 06510 203-771-7081
Drive Safe, Drive Fast, Drive a Quattro