[BiturboS4] Rumor(s) Behind The New S4
matt_20v at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 26 08:52:14 EDT 2002
--- jysap at cs.com wrote:
> I think u missed a crtitcal point in your response
> to my statement. The point is QUANTITY. The 2.7TT
> was a mass produced car, and when it the NA shores,
> it did decrease the value of other Audi cars that
> seemed to be stable until the 2.7TT came along. From
> what I heard, Audi NA does NOT plan to sell V8TTs
> (RS6 sedans/avants) in significant numbers. In fact,
> there will be significantly less RS6s hitting NA
> shores than 2.7TT S4s.
My bad, I meant the V8 S4 coming in a couple years.
I tend to forget about the RS6 for a couple reasons-
totally out of my price range, and Audis stupid
decision not to equip it with a manual transmission.
So yes, in hindsight my reply did miss the mark a
little bit. I think your point was that the 2.7TT
would hold value as long as there is no new
S4 available. That I agree with. I think values will
hold pretty flat, but will drop once the new V8 S4
arrives. I also agree with you in that an NA V8 is
much less interesting than the 2.7TT, but I suspect
the masses (which think an NA M3 is the benchmark
car) will soak them up. Looks like the 00S4 will
stay in my fleet for quite some time.
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