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A4 Avant spotted in USA

This is not a big deal to non-USA listers, but....

While driving around Tysons Corner, VA on Saturday, I spotted what appeared
to be a pearl A4 Avant.  Since these are not supposed to be available here
until the fall, I gave chase to look.  It was an Avant, but it was also a
1.9TDI, an engine that we are not going to get here.  I thought it might be
a mule car, but from the double turned-down tailpipes and the smoke/smell
when it accelerated hard, it was definitely a diesel.  (By the way, it
acclerated hard because it *seemed* to try to run away from me when I gave
chase.  It obviously had not done it's horsepower math well, since I was in
the 200q uberwagon.....)

Impressions - it was smaller than I thought (it made the 200qw look huge).
Very tidy though, and it looked good in the 16" sport wheels.  Two thumbs up!

I don't know what the car was doing around here; it had normal VA
registration, just the male driver in the car.  Didn't seem interested in
stopping and talking.  I'd still sell the 200qw if I could get one in
screaming yellow, 1.8t manual mode......SLM

Steve Manning:	stephenm@ix.netcom.com (Metro D.C. area, USA)
....Mainly Mopars; also '88 90Q/'90 200tqw/'88 635csi; other stuff
......BMWCCA #93xxx, FCA, USCC, QCUSA, Wagons of Steel, etc.