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My "new" Audi! :-)

Last week I jumped the gun (as luck would have it :-( ) when I said I was
picking up my "gently used" 1994 Audi 90CS Quattro. I actaully picked it up
last night. (Last week's false start was because the dealer called me at
the eleventh hour to tell me they were going to actually fix some things I
and my private mechanic told them were wrong. Imagine that. Anyway...)

I picked it up last evening. At about 10:30pm, I wanted to go to the
supermarket -- in the next county -- but my wife wouldn't let me. :-)

Having driven VWs for the last 10 year (an '87 Jetta GL for 8 years, and a
'95 Jetta GLX for the last 2), all I can say is Fahrvergnugen,
Schmahrvergnugen! (And I realize that VW owns Audi, but its clear they
don't talk to each other).

The Audi driving experience is entirely different! The ride is quieter,
softer (but not like a Japanese car), and tighter.  And the car is a tank;
the doors close with an authoritative thump. Excellent fit and finish. This
car is everything a BMW is, and more (for less money).

My favorite feature so far is the climate control system. I just love that.

A bonus (as I did not remember this when I originally viewed the car) is
that there is a power antenna on the left rear quarter. I'm having a stereo
installed tomorrow and after all the talk about how lousy the Audi
in-windshield antenae are, I was worried. But now I'm psyched for excellent

One question for everyone. I'm sure someone has the perfect simple
solution. The previous owner (the leasor) had a car phone installed, which
I had them remove as I don't need it. On the passenger side of the center
console, in the plastic there are 6 or 8 screw holes. All of them are very
clean, and maybe an eighth of an inch in diameter. I'd like to fill them.
Would black caulk (do they make it in that color?) be enough, or is there a
better material that isn't going to shrink/fade/fall out over time?  Thanks
for any guidance.

Mark H. Granoff                                 Mark.Granoff@Software.com
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