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Re: 5000/200 as Exciting As A Ferrari?

On Sat, 4 Jan 1997, Phil Payne wrote:

> In message <32CE942F.ED2@earthlink.net> "dismiss@earthlink.net" writes:
> > Sorry, my man.  Even as a two-time Audi owner I must disagree with your
> > unadulterated excitement.  Have you ever driven a Ferrari (any one), let
> > alone seen the wheels up close?
> I followed a 328GTB across the Snake Pass from Glossop to Bamford one winter 
> night about two years ago.  I was very unimpressed.  From the way he was 
> sliding it, he was trying very hard.

Or didn't know how to get the most out of his 328...

I've driven lots of cars that are faster than many Ferraris at a fraction
of the Ferrari price, but I have to say that there still is no comparison
between any of them, and say, a 308 GTS.  I will own a 308 some day, not
because it is the fastest car in the world (its not), but becasue it is a
work of art.  I don't have that kind of desire for a Quattro - any Quattro
- sorry.  Ur-Qs are very plain-looking, almost ugly(my wife says they're
ugly.) 5000/200s are not ugly - they're handsome - but not beautiful. 
Definitely not exotic like a Ferrari.  Very few cars are. 

But, indeed, we're talking subjective desires here, so anyone is 
completely entitled to think that a 5000 is more exotic than a Ferrari - 
that's your opinion.  (its just wrong, that's all  :-)  )


Later, --------------------------------------------------------- 
Graydon D. Stuckey 	'85 Mazda RX7 GS, no toys 
graydon@apollo.gmi.edu 	'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, has toys
Flint, Michigan USA	'89 Thunderbird SC, lotsa toys