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In the dark recesses of my mind, I've been somewhat
I have been driving my '94 Saturn SL2 around ever since
I wrecked my '86 Coupe GT, which was my daily driver until
While I like appreciate the stealthy, John Q. Citizen-ness
of the "American Plastic Car", and it's probably best for
my driving record/insurance rates since it doesn't encourage
racing around, I have been craving the Audi-ness that I've
been missing (of course).
I also that the car I'm driving is pretty simple as
far as the maintenance goes. I can just get in and drive
this car without having to think about my list of fixes and
improvements I need/want to make.
But I miss my Audi!
So, every morning as I drive to work, I have this little
internal struggle with myself, about wanting to get into
something with some character, namely an Audi. Perhaps
something less flashy than a Red Coupe GT with fairly loud
exhaust. Like a 5ktq or something. But then maybe a 5ktq
is too "family man" for me. But maybe not... (I still
equate cars of that size with someone older than I feel,
I mean, it's like the size of a... well, a medium size
American car I guess...)
I am making payments on the Saturn, and I think I may as
well be paying for something I like, but I don't want to
get into the nickel and dime situation _on my transpo car_.
I don't mind the repairs and tweaks and stuff (in fact I
like them, in a sick way) that 10 year old Audis require,
but only when I don't _have_ to drive the car every day.
I guess I should just use the 4ks(someday t)q project be
my outlet for my Audi obsession, and leave the commuting
to my utility appliance.
I dunno. Why can't I find that afforable '96 A4 1.8tqm?
There's so many automatics and front drivers, and 12 valve
sixes... why can't there be more used turbo quattros?!
If I trade my SL2 in for an '87 5kcstq, am I gonna feel
stupid when I have to replace the bomb and rack, and
track down vacuum leaks, and blah, blah, blah...?
I feel like these cravings are totally impractical. It's
like wanting an ur-q, if you know what I mean. It's so
much more than just a car. It's a way of life. Whether
you drive it alot or not, it sucks your pocketbook and
attention, and "fills the need" <extends arm and slaps
inside elbow with back of other hand>.
Aw, man, I'm just having withdrawals...
I need a cherry picker...
p.s. Since I'm rambling: What the heck is alancantara?!