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kbattpo at verizon.net
Sun Mar 21 15:02:05 EST 2004
Quincy Chiang wrote:
> Congrat! You wife wants to drive a 6-sp? Lucky guy ;-) I personally don't know too many female that drives stick.
I am no sure, Quincy. She never complained about the lack of one gear in
her two previous 5-speed turbo quattros. Although she was not too
impressed with her 4-speed car before that.
Or let me put it another way. She won't touch an automatic car with a 5m
pole. I would, in a pinch, but she outright refuses.
> Btw, Is Audi stopping production of allroad? Makes sense I guess now that the new A6 is here. I hope they don't replace it with a SUV.
Yes, that's the sad reality. That's why I had to jump on the 2004 m/y,
although after 23 March I would be able to order the last of the breed 2005.
Alas, according to AoA the Allroad is a slow seller, and is being phased
out. Yes, to be replaced by yet another ugly clone of the bland
truckster with the famous nameplate. The short 2005 production run of
the automatic-only 2.7tt "S-line" joke of a car will cease on the week
of 17th May. After which there will be no more Audi Allroad. Bastards!
Also as of 1 January 2004 there are no more A6 2.7 biturbo + stick
shifts available. The A6 2.7tt is now automatic-only "S-line".
With the demise of the neu S4 2.7tt the so-dear-to-my-heart combination
of quattro+turbo+stick is no more. Will I hear voices quietly whispering
"Saabaru" in my ear by the time I decide to replace my current the last
of the breed '97 UrS6 with another car entirely depends on AoA pulling
or not its marketing head out of its behind. Although I admit, it would
be enormously difficult to leave the Audi brand after staying with it
for the last 12 years.
two turbo quattros in the stable,
the third one is in the works
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