[ba] My trusty old '91 200Q

Arun Rao rao at pixar.com
Mon Apr 2 18:59:14 EDT 2007


What with gas prices the way they are, and my own new-found 
environmental consciousness, I'm contemplating replacing my 200Q (now 
with just a tad over 200K on the clock) with one of them new-fangled 
hybrids. Too bad there isn't an Audi, or even VW, that fills the bill ...

Needless to say, I'm not exactly cock-a-hoop with joy about driving a 
dish-cloth around (although I have to confess that a mid-sized popular 
sedan made by a large Japanese company is actually quite nice).  
Besides, my 15-year-old son is quite bummed: he's quite looking forward 
to driving that car starting next month.

Anyone care to offer arguments to dissuade me?  The 200Q looks great, 
and runs essentially perfectly, but I can't get more than about 21 mpg 
if I drive .. ahem .. normally.  Besides, I suspect I'll have to fight 
emissions battles again next year, and I find that replacement parts are 
already getting hard to get.



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