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Re: Saw an A8, impressions.

Kwattro@aol.com wrote:
> I saw an A8, sliver in Providence, Ri last night.  I was duly unimpressed.
>  The car looks better, in my opinion, in a book.  The front is uninspiring.
>  Audis have traditionally been conservative, but i think that the A8 is a bit
> of Amish overkill.  If I honestly had the choice between a 740i (or a 540i 6
> speed), the E420 merc, the A8 audi,  and a VW Passat Syncro VR12 (you never
> know...) I'd be hard pressed to chose the Audi, based completely on styling.
>  Hopefully the S8 will rectify the styling needs.  Blast away, A8 lovers....

Ditto here on all accounts. I, being a bordering on insanity brand loyal Audi 
fanatic, also have to admit: a 740i indeed looks classier. Especially in white.

Now, under no circumstances will I by a Bimmer, mind you. Partially because 
Audi makes better cars, partially because I don't appreciate the Narcissic 
character of WMB brand.

But still, if I, a poor Audi *fanatic* like the 740i looks better, what can one 
expect from the well heeled crowd, which does not know/care about the superb 
egeneering behind every Audi, but does know that every Bimmer comes with tons 
of *Status* regalia for about the same price.


Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order
Philadelphia, PA