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Re: '94 Q45 / '89 200q comparison...U.S. only!

I didn't realize it was from a private post - sorry.  I also didn't realize
I was being unfriendly - I just disagree with the original post.  I
completely agree with your post below.  As I have said many a time, I
believe both marquees put out fine cars.  Depending on personal
needs/desires/tastes an intelligent person could choose any car from either
marquee. But Mike you have completely changed the playing field from
objective to subjective.  I put my .02 when a lister said "...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..."   As you pointed out.  I consider this Audi Kool-Aid :-)

Matt Pfeffer

>In a message dated 98-03-20 16:19:27 EST, you write:
><< I don't follow the logic here.  The original claim was in terms of
> performance. >>
>I attempted to keep this a friendly off line discussion to avoid wasting q-
>list BW. I'll try to keep this reply short (me? yeah right). The thing I
>we seem to disagree on is the term "performance". I base my perception of
>term mostly on real world driving conditions, not so much lap times and
>reports. Much more subjective I admit...but IMO fits the real world better
>since that is where I do 99% of my driving. FWIW, certain hot models aside
>and 540i), US Audis are pretty much on par with comparable wmb's in
>performance. Beyond that are the subjective things...
>In motorsports there are sayings like "it's a good race car" made about
>that don't qualify well but win races. That kind of comparison is kinda
>what I'm saying here. While in testing or at track events car A may be
>than car B (going away from brand names) yet maybe to some people car B
>actualy does a better overall job for their performance requirements.
>Bottom line is this...it's not all just numbers from road tests that make
>the whole picture of performance. Some of that picture comes into focus on
>personal and subjective basis. From that aspect it doesn't sound as if we
>likely to agree on what defines "performance".
>Mike Veglia
>87 5kcstq
>and very many cars gone but not fogotten form many brands, including a few