[ba] My trusty old '91 200Q
quattro + 5 or 8 = fun
thequattroking at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 2 20:39:10 EDT 2007
start by reading this:
PARTING: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING: 1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro
> From: Arun Rao <rao at pixar.com>
> Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 15:59:14 -0700
> To: <ba-group at audifans.com>
> Subject: [ba] My trusty old '91 200Q
> 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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