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Re: Audi vs Luxobarge

Hi folks,
   Just wanted to add my $0.02 here. I'm driving an 89 200q (with boost/chip
mod). It is my father's old car. He's currently driving (sigh) a 1995 Caddilac
Sedan deVille. I'm not exactly sure what happened to him to make him switch to
the Caddy.. but I believe he feels he's now an old fogie. 
    He didn't talk to me before he bought it, probably sensing my pleading
objections. When I asked him the most obvious question, "why...why..why?" he
looked me straight in the eye and said, "I wanted something I could slide my
ass in and out of." (Sorry for the vulgarity here..I felt it would convey the
emotion a little better than changing it)
    Personally I feel that it is a reaction to his recent heart surgery. I
mean, come on, a RV and a Caddy in one month! I will note, however, that when I
was home recently and he drove the 200q for the first time with the boost/chip
mod.. I perceived a smile on his face.. He even casually mentioned something to
the effect of.. "you know, you could leave this with me and take the Caddy back
up to school.." I don't think so Pops.
    Anyway.. I've driven the boat and have some definate impressions from it.
(1) Apples to Oranges. The Caddy is very unlike the 200q. The STS might be much
more sporty.. but the Sedan DeVille, handles like a pig. Very floaty ride, LOTS
of Body roll... blah..blah.. 
(2) I feel small in the Caddy. Mind you, I'm 6'3" ~210lbs. I literally would
bolster myself when in the back seat because even on gentle turns I would
(3) Trunk space? My god.. you could fit several bodies in the trunk of the
Caddy. I don't think you fit 39 cult member bodies in there.. but you fit
probably five or so..

I really feel funny talking about any other comparisons.. but the point is that
People buy Sporty Audis and Caddilacs for VERY different reasons.
I couldn't believe it when Pops plunked down the $20K for it.. especially since
his last car was the 200q, but people's idea of what they want in
transportation changes sometimes. I believe this is especially true when they
have a experience which brings their own mortality into question.

Take care.. and sorry to contribute to this rather moot thread.
                               -Osman Parvez
                                89 200q (156K miles)
                                Siena College
                                Albany NY

P.S. Think Audis depreciate? Two years and 17K difference in price for the
Caddy compared to new. Sheesh.