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Re: Good News...

On Wed, 8 Oct 1997, Igor Kessel wrote:

> Lee Levitt wrote:
> > 
> > "Al Powell" <apowell@agcom.tamu.edu> wrote:
> >
> > >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
> > >two.)
> > >
> > 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? :)
> Three years ago a grandpa rearended my 200 in broad daylight, in the middle of a 
> bright-red traffic light. Not a scratch on the RR bumper, not a wrinkle on the 
> trunk floor. The grandpa was driving an '70sh Town Car, mind you.
> Two years ago a 16 y/o rearended my 200 in broad daylight, in the middle of a 
> bright-red traffic light. The 200 RR bumper got a 15x1mm spherical identation 
> from the head of the bolt, that held a *Nascar* vanity plate on the kid's 
> Chebby. The Corsica lost it's front bumper, the grille and a headlight.
> Up to this day I did not even bother to touch up the RR bumper.
> Really, what is it about 200s? :)
> -- 
> Igor Kessel
> '89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
> '98 A4TQ - already in the port of entry (Boston). Any day now.
> Philadelphia, PA
The rear bumper on my 5kt has *totaled* two minitrucks and a mailbox. The
trucks were lowered-smashed radiators into fans into batteries. Might have
made a claim on insurance had the acid sprayed the paint:) The mailbox was
the combination of newly tinted backlight, black box, black post, and no
moon at midnight. I was looking right at it and could not see. Crunch...

Total damages: two 1" scratches where the felled mailbox landed on the
trunklid. When you consider how close the motor and intercooler are to the
nose in a typ44 T- let's hope no lister ever rear ends another- that tail
is one heck on an anvil, apparently...
87 5kt 171K