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Re: Ur-Q ... buyer's market or seller's market?
Hear, hear! I think (speaking, of course, as a non-urQ Audi owner) that a car is
intrinsically a bad financial investment... the question is between maximum
enjoyment on one end of the spectrum versus minimum *expenditure* on the
other...and if you're serious about not "wasting" money on cars, buy a late-model,
used Honda Civic and be done with it. If you want to enjoy your
driving/polishing/dumbfounding of Honda racers/wowing rednecks who think a 5
cylinder is "impossible"... the four-ringed Ingolstadt ingots may be among the
most enjoyable out there.
"Conventional superlatives don't do justice to Audi's ultracar"
-Motor Trend's '82 urQ test
Really, what else out there for a four-figure price merits such hyperbolic prose?
Does the historic significance of the urQ increase relative to the price tag
attached? Remember, it once cost $36,000 to get into one of these- at a time when
a loaded 5kt (no q yet!) ran to $22K-
how do you think a really high-performance Audi sports model would sell at, say,
50% more than a '00 A6 2.7tt? We'd all drool, but how *many* could rush out to
plunk down the money?
My $.02 (gee, that's about how much I can spend on an urQ right now :)
> > at then end of the day though, emotion sets in. it is still my link to a
> > very emotive era of motorsport, to a revolution in vehicle design, and to a
> > clique with very few members around the world.
> > for those reasons alone, i would say to the usa members, "who cares about
> > the actual driving experience (good though it is), or that there are better
> > drivers cars out there, which are cheaper and more relaible?" if the above
> > factors are important to you, of course you should get an ur-quattro, the
> > best that you can afford, and never attempt to justify the costs to
> > yourself.
> For once -- okay, maybe the third or fourth time -- I agree with Dave ... if
> you have to think about whether you should own an Ur-Q -- even a lowly 10v
> U.S.-spec one -- instead of some other car, then there's really nothing to
> think about.