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Colours and such
Sargent Schutt wrote:
> Tornado Red is a PITA on Audis (I have it on my 91 200q) b/c it has no
> clear coat and oxidizes/stains relatively quickly<...>
Definetely. I am contributing a_lot_to Meguires' and Zymol's bottom line.
Just like Sargent, I never wanted a red car, aquired it by accident (this car was a one owner, low
mileage gem and cost $10k in 1994. I was 3rd in line to grab it. I offered $10400 and got the car.
Still don't believe it).
But, unlike Sargent, I gradually got to like it. It is definetely a very rare colour for a 44 chassis
Audi in my neck of the woods. Also, after 3 years of *my* care and an intensive Zymol diet the car
looks like someone poured a bucketfull of red paint on it. No one ever belives it's age.
Yes, I got my share of out-of-state tix (where else I can afford to play on the interstates?)
primerily coz it's red.
Bronze window tint and 16" MOMO Ferraris with red incerts accent it quite nicely.
It attracts a_lot_of second takes, but, like somebody else had justfully stated, alas, mainly from
the male audience. Quite suprisingly, sometimes even from Mustang/Camaro crowd.
Also Al Powell wrote:
> The dark cars are not only a PITA to keep clean, they are murder in
> the summer. This was a moderate pain in Washington State when I
> lived there - but in Texas, there ain't enough money to SELL me a
> black car. They also show every dent and ding. Best color for
> Tejas is good old white.
Ditto here. Under no circumstances would I buy a black car precisely for those reasons.
Today in Philly was 104°F with humidity factored in.
Also, quite subjectively, I always felt that black belongs on a limo or at least on an S-class.
My 200 originally had black leather interior. That was atrocious. In summer time I felt like a
Kentucky Fried Chicken, in winter time - like a pinguin, who got his gas disconnected for not paying
Finally I said enough is enough, tinted the windows and reupholstered the interior in a light beige
velour. What a difference!
Needless to say, my new A4 will have a Pearl white paint, cloth interior and a light bronze window
'89 200TQ Tornado Red
'97 A4TQ Pearl White -on order
- Re: black
- From: Sargent Schutt <firstname.lastname@example.org>