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Re: '94 Q45 / '89 200q comparison...

Sachelle Babbar decided to speak these words:

>Second, going through all you wrote, I think you figured out
>that it is as much as the car feels as it is the numbers it puts down. I
>think in luxury cars, there may be a lot more room to make a distinct
>personality at the sacrifice of say, handling. Sports cars are very close,
>but they all have certain quirks that may make them good in one situation,
>while bad in another. At high speeds or hard cornering, the quirks can be
>magnified, good or bad, making them more critical.

Well, funny that this should come up.  My friend Chris and I have 
determined that objectively, Porsche is the best performer in the world.  
We also determined last night, that audi has the potential to outpace and 
outperform Ferraris, so therefore, it is the 2nd best performer in the 
world.  While stock it may not be all that great in terms of numbers 
only, the potential is there to beat anything, except Porsche.  this is 
overall performance btw...not just acceleration.  

Also, we have come up with a good analogy for what cars like the M3 and 
cars like that are. (the Audis dont fall into this category due to the 
performance potential).  anyway, the analogy is that a sports sedan (even 
an M3 coupe which is a sedan platform), is like a Playboy magazine.  You 
want the porno, but at the same time you want the intelligent articles.  
but you dont have enough money to buy Hustler, and also buy Newsweek(or 
some other scholastic magazine), so you have to compromise both the 
quality of the porn ad the quality of the intelligence present in the 
articles, and buy only the one magazine, Playboy.

But, audi wo9uld be a playboy car, but since the potential is so high, 
there really is no compromise in the car.  It just cant beat porsche 



Michael Sheridan Williams

My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
175,000+ miles, and going like a new car
Well, went like a new car.....right into a guard rail :o(