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Crash Test Costs?
Mark sez, reason S8 etc., not brought over is related to crash
test costs, at least in part.
Mark I understand your frustration about us not getting the good
stuff, I have it too. But, hopefully, Audi is not using the crash test
thing as its reason not to export / import S8 to US. With the S6, it was
emissions probs in far West and far East US. While crash test costs are
high, it is not a significant expense---relative to other operating
costs. Now, IF the car must be reworked in order to PASS crash test,
yes, those remedial measures cost real $$$$$$$$. But, if Audi wanted to
sell the S8, S2, etc., in US market, it could. Prob in years past has
been sales figures [which appear to be changing].
Frankly, although I am not a proponent of "big brother", I am a
proponent of crash tests. Thankfully, the days of people being skewered
by the steering column, etc., are ending. IMHO, Audi doesn't import cars
like the S8, S2, etc., here because of marketing concerns, not crash test
costs. Those costs [testing, not remanufacturing] are insignificant IF
you can sell enough cars.
BTW, I stand corrected on the octane #'s. Had a brain problem