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Re: Dander up!

Dave Head wrote:
> At 02:15 PM 9/10/97 -0400, you wrote:
> >Really, though...the 5000 is/was not a beautiful
> >car, but it sure does drive nicely.  That's where the real magic is!
> Whoa! Most people I know, including 'non car' people believe the styling on
> 5K/100/200 is downright elegant.

Amen to that. Back in 1983 I picked up a copy of *Gutten Tug* in downtown Moscow, with a 
huge article about the manufacturing process of a new Audi 100 with lots of great photos of 
a stunningly elegant silver car undergoing construction from the floor panel sheet metal up. 
I felt like I was hit by a lightning. I remember saying to myself: one day I'm gonna get 
one. Even if it will require leaving the country. Took me 9 years to buy one (used).

The 44 chassis 100 (5000 in the States) has one of those timeless beautifull shapes, about 
which they say in the old country: one couldn't add anything to it, couldn't subtract 
Four doors, three volumes, elegant, classy. Perfect!  

> I see plenty of lines copied
> from it in Hondas, Toyotas, Nissan etc...

Yep. The older Accord as well as the Stanza are definetely *Audi wanna-bees*. That's why I 
wanted to buy each of them at one time.

The older (less ugly) Taurus was yet another one. Or a 929, for that matter.
Or how about that obscure Eagle (I think a Renault knock-off)? Almost an exact copy of a 100 
down to the signature hollow head rests. Up to this day I sometimes confuse it with an Audi.

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