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RE: Coupe GT the bastard child of Audi??
Just to add my own observation of non-enthusiast's opinions about coupe. I
have a friend in CA and she buys cars for herself from mid-range
size/class. She had a coupe GT which she traded in for Accord
some 6-8 years ago. Although she is not an enthusiast like we, she is not
a dumb "passenger" either. She had never and will never buy an
automatic, she doesn't block the fast lane, she blinks on turns/lane
changes, she enjoys fast driving, etc. She doesn't adore her Accord but
her words about it were never as bitter as about her former Coupe.
When we talked about cars, she told me about her Accord and mentioned a
Coupe she used to have. Of course I started to ask her and her memories
were very negative. Permanent electrical problems, huge mechanic bills,
well, we all heard these stories. Her conclusive remark was: "Finally it
found it's way home... To the junk-yard". Needless to say how unpleasant
was that to hear. Of course frequent incompetence and dishonesty of regular
mechanics in local Joe's Garage is in part responsible for that but
certainly this reputation of Audi has some foundation, as we all know.
Despite it's technical and engineering superiorities Audis were often
incomplete and non-rewarding for people who valued other things except of
handling and power. I agree to live with that. Many people don't...
> > Is it just me, or are the Coupe GT's seen as pretty undesirable in the
> > Audi world? I've got an '85 that I've been trying to sell, and it seems
> > people just aren't interested. I myself think it's a very nice car, I
> > just have too many of them (cars that is!).
> ... don't feel too bad ... ALL Audis are more or less undesirable ... ;-)
> Really, I don't know if I would say they are undesirable ... perhaps
> under-appreciated is a better term. Many people don't know how well the car
> handles ... the GT Coupe was one of the top performers in the slalom in its