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Re: camaradarie?

quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (a.k.a. Phil Payne) wrote:

	In message <35AB4990.5415@mhv.net> "James M. Dean" writes:

		> I've followed this thread loosely for a while now. And
being a "new"
		> Audi V8 owner, I am sad to hear that there is little
enthusiam for the
		> marque out there. For practically all the members of this
list to chime
		> in with the same tune does not do the Audi marque any

	Long may it continue.  The longer Audis go unappreciated, the better
	my chances of a nice clean and affordable A8Q one day.

Since I joined the Quattrolist, this point has been intermittently asserted
several times by various contributors .  However, I am not sure it is so
obviously true.  If Audi had sold as many cars in 1990, say, as it did in
1985, we would have 60,000 more of them to buy.  I suspect, given these
cars' need for TLC at significant expense, that they would be a glut on the
market because only a limited number of used car buyers would be willing to
bother.  In other words, I conjecture that the present used car prices would
not be any higher if Audis were more appreciated in the past.

Because A8s, whether appreciated or not, will still have gigantic potential
collision repair costs (and therefore insurance fees), and repair and
maintenance costs likely to overshadow those of the V8, to pick on an
example recently discussed, I further conjecture that Phil's cost of A8
ownership would be approximately independent of Audi's popularity.  Besides
Phil, wouldn't you rather have an S8?

                .... Kirby   (Kirby A. Smith)
                              2 x 1988 90q
                          New Hampshire USA