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RE: Re: New A6 Info

>From: Andrew Duane USG/PE <duane@zk3.dec.com>
>Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997 08:27:51 -0500 (EST)
>Subject: Re: New A6 Info


>I'm a traditionalist when it comes to car styling. I just *LOVE* the
>look of my '89 100Q. A traditional, unmistakable sedan, gentle on the
>eyes and without any surprises whatsoever.

Interesting to see someone (else) articulate that. While I am not turned off 
by the looks of the new A series (and am absolutely sure I could learn to love 
them, upon ownership - though I've yet to see an A6 in person), My wife and I 
both confessed to each other a while ago that when we park our Audi ('89 100Q) 
we nearly always glance back at it with admiration. And my wife has *never* 
been a car enthusiast. (She's the one who, upon seeing me spin the car on my 
third day at Skip Barber's, gave me the ultimatum: "I saw that...if this is 
what you want to do for a living, tell me now and we'll sell the house and 
divide the proceeds...I'll be outa' here."  So here I sit, a desk jockey. 
Though I do, when my work's got me down, say to her in my best Marlon Brando 
imitation, "But honey, I cuddah bin a contendah.")  Anyway, when I take her on 
a spin through the used-Audis lot, she lets me know that the only upgrade 
she'll consider is the same body, in the 200 configuration. The later bodies, 
to us, just seem to be....downsized or something.

>Sorry for the rambling, but I guess I'll be keeping my 100Q a while.

Ditto, I guess. (No offense intended to owners of later 100's - if that was 
our first Audi, I'm sure we would've loved it just as much.)

Frank M.
'89 100Q
'88 Mazda 323 GTX