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Re: Good News...

"Al Powell" <apowell@agcom.tamu.edu> wrote:

>Subject: GOOD News..
>Last night an inattentive lady let her car creep up into our 1990 
>200's rear bumper with a "thump".  My wife exchanged insurance info, 
>etc. then went home.  Checked it this AM - not ONE visible mark, and 
>on getting underneath, no visible evidence that either hydraulic 
>support had been compressed.
>End of incident.
>Score one for Audi's very nice rear bumper!!  (Actually, this has 
>happened before with similar results, so it should be a score of 
Um, actually, this has happened twice to my wife's 1990 200 as well, the
first time with me driving. The impact did put slight scratches in the top
of the cover as the hydraulic supports gave and pushed back. The second
time my wife was driving and neglected to exchange info, but I couldn't
find evidence of damage...

What is it about 200s? :)

Now my Range Rover is another story...I bought it used with a bent bumper
and tailgate and have been patiently waiting for someone to hit me (gently
of course). Damn piece of chrome bumper is $700, only $500 more than the
black bumper (same thing, just unchromed). The tailgate is another story, a
minor crimp, but not worth fixing ($1000). Won't somebody buy me a new
bumper? :)

In fact, the rear damage was what allowed me to buy the Rangie..."No dear,
I'm not going to baby it the way I babied my last 11 cars...look this
thing's already dented...and it's *designed* to be driven through the
woods..." She *hated* the way I babied my last few cars...not that I didn't
shower the same attentions on her... :)

...and of course I cringe every time I see how she keeps the Audi! :(  I
can only detail it so often...

Lee Levitt
wheelman @ shore.net
Director, Systems Marketing, News Internet Services -
webmaster, NeedhamOnline - http://www.NeedhamOnline.com
1990 Audi 200T, 80K
1995 Range Rover County LWB, 55K
1987 Wicked Fat Chance, 1981 Condor