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European Car issue

Anyone seen the newest EC?  Holy cow!  They had done "best buys" the 
months before, now they're doing "ultra buys", ie, cars that are 
expensive to buy+maintain, but worth every penny

Ferrari,  Lotus, BMW's M5("sheep in wolf's clothing"),  an older MB 
500E, and waaaay in the back...a bright red S4.

They had no shortage of praise for the S4 in the intro article; this 
month was about the 500E though, and had some nice info about MB 
tuners and the history of MB's sporty sedans(inc. the 6.5L V8 sedan 
from the 60's; now that's a big engine!  I actually saw one of these 
on the way home from work yesterday.  The "6.5" badge and the deep 
noise from the exhaust pipe on acceleration, audible even with the 
windows up, gave me a clue there was something special under that 

Though they didn't outright say it in the summary, the S4 was 
probably the car they kept referring to with "some are more reliable 
than others" and similar, and it is probably the cheapest in the lot 
excepting the old M5.

Keep watching...#2(next month?) will probably be the S4.  I'm 
somewhat surprised that the M5 was called the wolf in sheep's 
clothing; it's just like an S4, and the S4 is probably a much more 
"mysterious" car(ie, less people know what an S4 is.)

Brett Dikeman
"Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell and making 
them happy to be on their way." - Mark Twain

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