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Re: why can't Audi sell cabrios in CA, MA, CT & NY

Could it be that the reason is based solely on sales performance in this
particular market? The vehicle and it's basic hardware has certainly proven to
be stout enough to handle the rigors of the New England terrain and climate,
however, they don't seem to be selling here. There are a number of reasons to
explain slow sales, such as: lack of advertising, lack of real world interior
space (come on, it's a 2+2 on a good day), the climate here is not condusive to
convertibles, and the price puts it right up there with some really stiff
competition. But overall, I would have to say that the consumers just have not
been informed that the model exists. I, for one, have never seen an advert for
that model.

Sean Ford
sean@nwh.org                       '92 Audi 100CS 5spd 30K mi
Newton-Wellesley Hospital      '89 Suzuki Katana 600 14K mi
Newton, MA  02162 (USA)      http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/5528

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>The new EC mag says that Audi won't be selling any Cabrios in CA, MA, CT or
>NY.    Anyone know why this is? I can't believe it would be emmission
>related, so maybee roll over protection?
>I know the cabrio is the only Audi left using the 12V motor, but I can't
>imagine that has anything to do with it.  Not that any of us care that much
>for an Audi that has no Q option or manual traknny.