[ba] Re: sticker shock
sf5ktq at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 28 04:43:15 EDT 2001
ooh. i have the original sticker for my 88 5kcstq, which has a big number of
37 or 8 grand on it. it gives ME sticker shock 13 years down the line.
although, it still runs like a CHAMP and i love it dearly, and it does have
240k on it. i guess it doesn't really owe anyone anyhing : )
i marvel at how far ahead of its time it was. i might go SO far out on a
limb as to make a case for the older cars being a better relative value
(this is THIN here, so watch out...) just because there was soo little else
like it at the time. i good friend has an 88 535is, and it is a beautiful
car, but seems 10 years older than my audi when you side by side them (okay,
maybe 5 years...). right down to the ergonomics and ride quality. audi
really seems to have been trying to build the space shuttle with volkswagen
parts, and i have to give them a lot of credit for being so gutsy. same
with the new cars really. who the hell else would be nuts enuff to throw
twin turbo's in a WAGON!?!?! (i DO wish bmw would build M wagons)
i also think that IF audi hadnt goten so far ahead of themselves, there cars
may have been a lot more reliable, and as such, we'd all have a WHOLE lot
less to talk about.
and that would be no fun at all.
> > How is that a bad side? I paid 40K for a car, it better hold SOME value
>... for better or worse there are a lot of folks who paid that same
>to buy Audi 5000/200 turbo quattros ... even the urquattro was $35K in the
>early '80s. Those folks took quite a bath ...
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