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Re: M3-bashing S4 -- feedback to Audi

Last night, I posted a similar feedback letter to AoA on their Web site.

Let's see if we can swamp them with enough "get us the (Biturbo) S4"
feedback that they'll change their minds. Our Legend should be ripe for
replacement just about the time the S4 Avant would come available here

- peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, issaquah, wa -
  98 volvo v70 t5 - 5-speed
  94 acura legend gs - 6-speed...

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 05:41:11 -0700
From: John Allred <jallred@rtimeinc.com>
Subject: Re: M3-bashing S4 -- feedback to Audi

I just sent this in the feedback section of the AoA web page
(http://www.audiusa.com) -- this may be the equivalent of farting at a
hurricane, but who knows -- maybe if enough of us comment on the
a thick-headed marketeer at AoA might get a clue.

Dear Audi of America:

Once again, a car magazine has reported that a high performance Audi
not be imported into the United States.  In particular, Americans will
be able to choose the twin turbo S4.

This is a continuation of a most unfortunate policy -- US quattro
enthusiasts like myself have be denied the chance to own the S2, S6+,
the S8.  When the rare high performance Audi has made it to the US (S4,
S6), the relatively small number of cars have been overwhelmed by the
demand for these vehicles.

Various BMWs (e.g., M3) and Porches has demonstrated that high
sports cars can and do sell in the US, as has the high demand for the S4
and S6.  The current Audi policy forces me to choose between power
M3) and handling (any quattro), which I find quite annoying.

It is about time for me to replace my 1990 Coupe Quattro; I would sure
the chance to buy the twin-turbo S4.  Please consider a new policy that
would allow me this choice.

John Allred