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

Matt & Jenai decided to speak these words:

>It seems to me that Audi really had the edge in the 80s on most marquees.  I
>honestly believe BMW has that edge in the 90s.  Are there exceptions (318
>for instance), sure.  BUT, the 323, 328i,the Z3s, M3,528i,540i, and 740i are
>all very impressive vehicles.  I hear rumors that an M5 is coming with close
>to 400hp!  So when someone says that Audi is a close second to Porsche in
>performance I say NOT.  I think it is only fair when comparing marquees to
>ask which cars you would buy if you chose to buy new not 10 years old used.
>My answer, and I know this is heresy, to that question is BMW at every price
>point.  The only Audi I would consider is the 1.8t.  That doesn't mean Audi
>doesn't make a great car.  It does.  I believe the total BMW package to be

My point was that it seems to me that audis have the greatest ultimate 
potential for performance over the other german marquees, other than 
porsche of course.  I concede to porsche, as they are simply the best, no 
exceptions.  But from what i have read is available from tuners and such, 
especially it seems with older audis, there just seems to be such an 
incredible amount of potential in these cars....i realize that stock, 
audi is inferior in terms of objective performance, however, due to the 
design of the cars, it seems that the ultimate, ultimate potential is 

Again, i admit i may be wrong, i just base it off of what i have heard, 
and read, and from people on this list.  What can be done with some audis 
from the 80's is quite amazing...


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(