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Re: The Postman

In a message dated 98-04-06 15:20:17 EDT, Pat writes:

<< Would you just put us out of our misery and go buy a BMW please.  It is
 >obvious that you feel BMW's are superior so why are you flooding the list
> constant audi bashing. >>
Ah, yes, waiting for that one.  Reality check.  Hey Pat, I own ONLY 3 audis,
no scoobydues or bummers.  I enjoy them, I tweek them, I drive them hard, and
few enjoy the enthusiasm for quattros at events more than I.  YOU sir, misread
my intent.  Bottom line, my objective is to advocate to this list and Audi AG,
that maybe we need to push audi into the performance market.  At a level
higher than the to date commitment.  Comparing Apples to Apples, audis have
been put in the back seat more than a few times.  YOU and others here have the
ability to pass that advocation on to the boys at Ingolstat.  Whack the

I am also somewhat surprised at the subjectivity of some of the posts here.  I
understand completely this is the q-list.  You can go back 4+ years here and
find NO ONE that has put out longer technical posts regarding the audis, from
understanding and explaining torsens, to turbos, to doing clutches.  It
appears I'm also somewhat more objective on the subject of autos.  I look at
post regarding snow prowess of quattro, and say 'hunh'?  Most of those that
say it, have never been to a steamboat event, where reality rules, or bites.
I look at awd in the dry, and say, hey, btdt to quattro club, bmw club, viper
club, and Lotus club.  My stopwatch must be off.  

I also make a habit of driving every car possible, to evaluate not only where
the competition is, but where it stands in relation to "our" marque.  That
isn't without some bones to audis.  I worked thru the Big Red conversion kit
for the 44 chassis cars, cuz I drove a stock M3 with brakes.  I have reference
material, and race car background that makes me question some of the chassis
dynamics that audi seemed to compromise on.  

So pardon me for being somewhat more worldly in my view.  Few find me at a
quattro club event bashing quattros, more teaching the hows and why's from
driving to understanding.  So Pat, cut me some slack.  Happy to talk quattros
or any other machines, objectively and subjectively.  Flag waving isn't part
of that mix.  Sorry.

Scott Justusson
'87 5ktqwRS2
'86 5ktqw
'84 Urq