[A4] New car considerations

Brian O'Connell boconnell at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 31 09:02:00 EDT 2005

Very good point on the GPS.  And I'm sure that they
have nice dash mount kits for them by now.  Cheaper
option than built in as well.

I also find that using the stereo through the NAV
screen is more complex that the basic headunit,
especially when driving.


--- Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com> wrote:

> 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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