[A4] New car considerations

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 31 06:19:39 EDT 2005

Glenn Ackerson wrote:
> (1)   The 2006 A4 comes standard with 16-inch wheels and has 17-inch as
> options. I'm looking for a balanced ride - where comfort isn't sacrificed
> for performance. 

I'd go with 17-in wheels and high-performance tires for the
summer, and the 16-in wheels for winter snows. If you can
have only one set of wheels, go with the 16-in.

> (2)   I'm intrigued by the navigation system that is an option, but it's an
> EXPENSIVE option. 

Remember when car phones where cool.  Do you even see them
as an option now?  No. Because a cell phone is so much more
useful.  I'd go with a hand held GPS. You can swap it between
cars, take it with you if you fly and use a rental car. The
hand held is more useful than a "I wish we took my car" GPS.
Plus it easily transfers to the next new car.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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