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Thoughts on the Rings
Do the results suggest engineering shortcomings that (perhaps
subconsciously) reflect on the rest of the line? I doubt it. They're
probably the result of cost and marketing-driven decisions, dubious (or
>cynical) ones from an enthusiast's perspective. I have plenty of
>confidence in Audi's ability to deliver complete, class-leading products.
>The flashes of brilliance are everywhere. The cars themselves may well
>be available in Europe. I have far less respect for the company's
>judgment in U.S. marketing and a myriad of other customer-related
>matters. It's enough to make me wonder what I'm willing to risk putting
>up with to make an A4Q my next car. Listers, do similar thoughts
>underlie your grumbles?
A very good and thought provoking post. I too have confidence in Audis
ability to compete. Unfortunately, the decisions made in the last 5 years,
indicate that mediocre may well be the rule not the exception. A toast to the
Lords of the Rings in Ingolstat that this will change, and quickly. The cars
themselves aren't quite dominating in the Euro press either, btw.