[A4] Sticker Shock!
caliban at sharon.net
Tue Sep 27 18:51:18 EDT 2005
congrats on getting hooked! i think you hit the nail on the
head when you talk about the superior driving experience. that and
the combo of features led me to audi and has kept me there. i considered
other cars when i decided i needed something that could tow, but in
the end i got a mercedes sprinter for my business and will just tow
stuff with that when necessary.
one thing though, after having nav, i'll never buy a car without
it again. audi's version is particularly good.
At 7:05 PM +0000 9/27/05, gsackerson at comcast.net wrote:
> Well, I took the plunge and went ahead and ordered my 2006 A4 from
>the factory. I'm still recovering from sticker shock, however! My
>goodness - I didn't even include the navigation system (kaching -
>$1,950) or the S-line sport package (kaching - $3000.) Without those
>toys, the car still came in at $38,000! Yikes! As I was returning to
>dealer, I felt a bit better when I saw the sticker in the window of
>this beautiful A8 that was right next to the showroom - $75,000! For
>a minute, I thought I was at a Mercedes dealership!
> Well, all this said, I will tell you the 2.0 engine is a sweet
>performer - I have a 2002 1.8T and the newer engine most definitely
>has a peppier response and a slightly reduced turbo lag - two things
>I look forward to. As I've been auto shopping with my girlfriend,
>looking at cars like Volvo's and Acura's, I realize there are luxury
>cars, and then there are Audi's. I REALLY enjoy the way Audi's are
>engineered to appeal to the driving enthusiast and not just to those
>looking for a status symbol. Yep - I'm hooked!
>Sincerely (but slightly poorer) yours,
>A4 mailing list
>A4 at audifans.com
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