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Re: Making Audi a player

At 08:28 AM 1/15/97 -0800, you wrote:

>At the risk of alienating all the horsepower heads on the list, AoA
>seems to be playing the high-horsepower game in the U.S. fairly
>shrewdly.  The A4QT is not the S8, but it fulfills a need and has gotten
>boffo reviews from the automotive press and owners alike. 

The way all Asian manufacturers have worked: introduce the low cost product,
build a market share and they will move up-market. Although we love our
Audi's quirks and foibles - this reputation along with the "UA" game
(followed by AoA's utter PR failure) destroyed their market share. They have
to rebuild from the ground up here. At least they haven't gone the way of
Lancia, Fiat, Puegot, etc, etc...
********************************AUDI FAN***********************************
                                       EMCM(SW) Dave Head  
87 5KCStq 183K miles and counting... 1.8 bar boost - Whee!
                                              Maitland, Florida