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Re: s8 - non-importation reasons.

Bob wrote:
> Kwattro@aol.com wrote:
> >
> >
> > Well, that, and the M5 would kick it's ass.  One of the two.
> Zoinks. Are you OK?
> CAR     HP      POUNDS          0-60    Cost
> ----------------------------------------------------
> M5      400     1795kg          5.1     140,000DM
> S8      340     1730kg          5.0
> E55     354     1635kg          5.5
> How again would it kick its ass??
> References:
> http://home.netvigator.com/~europa/New_cars_pages/Audi.htm
> http://www.bmwm5.com/39text.html
> http://home.netvigator.com/~europa/New_cars_pages/Mercedes1.htm
> There were more sits.. Some of them had conflicting information though.
> 0-60 for the M5 was anywhere between 5.1 and 5.9, and for the S8 was 5.0
> to 6.0 so I took the lowest of each. Couldnt find prices on the S8 or
> the E55, but in that category whats the difference.
> > Yeah, none of them are all wheel drive, but how many people that buy 80,000
> > sedans spend significant amounts of time in the snow?
> AWD isnt just for snow...you should know that.
> Looking up M5 on search engines, for every legitimate hit, there were 5
> recall hits! Which seems to confirm what the other pages said. The M5 is
> fast but it ends there. if you're looking for fit and finish and overall
> quality, look elsewhere.
> If I had a choice of the above cars? S8 by far. AWD is a big plus for
> me...not because it would be my winter beater, but because of the
> stability you get with Audi's AWD.  One of the M5 pages showed the M5
> doing a smoke show. Yippee. I remember when I was in high school that
> was cool too... but now I pride myself on the fact that I DONT do that!!
> Any $100 mustang will smoke the rears. Not a big selling point for
> adults I would guess.
> Sit in the three cars (I have). there is no comparison... although the
> AMG is damn nice. The BMW looks like something that would come out of
> detroit.  Im not saying I wouldnt die for one, but if I had my choice,
> that wouldnt be it.
> Bob
Good on you Bob. Dont let a good story get in the way of the facts.