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Don't Buy New Audis

In message <1D94A6F04B78D1119D5B0060979FBE9A01C2F0@A1> Aleksander Mierzwa writes:

> Audi has to finally realize that not only buyers of new cars create the
> opinion. The existence of many old cars in excellent condition driven by
> satisfied owners is great, free advertising. If you talk to a Mercedes
> official, he will be proud of the fact that many 20 years old MBs are
> still hitting the road. Audi seems to be ashamed by the existence of old
> Audis.

Very much the case here, too.

But oddly VW doesn't see it the same way.  They're currently running ads that 
feature customer's 'V' and 'W' cars.  These are cars with UK registrations 
ending in those letters - i.e. 'xxx nnnV' and 'xxx nnnW'.  Quite a spread.
I think V and W were 1980 and 1981 respectively - so obviously VW is alive to 
the possibilities.  Late 1970s Audis, though, were _dogs_ for corrosion.  

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club