Allroads are hitting the showrooms
chrisdyer at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 2 19:20:00 EST 2000
For his trip to Ca, no vehicle is big enough...but I digress.
I concur on your "Grand" Cherokee eval on room. I was also cramped on a biz
trip to see a client. The 4runner is equally squished in room.
Whatever happened to VANS? You know, those things that are about the same
length as Suburbans, Expeditions, etc., but have, like, 3 times the space?
>From: Bryan Rodgers <brodgers at ofdc.on.ca>
>To: 'Chris Dyer ' <chrisdyer at hotmail.com>, "'quattro at audifans.com '"
><quattro at audifans.com>
>Subject: RE: Re: Allroads are hitting the showrooms
>Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 20:29:34 -0500
>I was kinda surprised as to amount of interior space (or lack of) the Jeep
>Cherokee had, considering it's SUV status. I was trapped in the back of one
>during a trip to Calgary... ...it was about as comfy as the backseat of my
>friends Civic Si...I ate my knees the whole trip.
>...I have another friend who wants to sell his Subaru wagon (another
>surprise about lack of interior space...for a wagon)and 'upgrade' to a
>Toyota 4Runner, he asked my opinion and although I think the 4runner is a
>nice SUV, I also think its overkill for him(he never ventures outta the
>city...) I told him to have a look at the A6... ...but then he grumbled
>about the price!
>Then he talked about taking the whole family(Mom, Dad, grandma and two kids
>in childseats) on a road trip to California... ...well sure the SUV might
>a bit roomier for the trip out there, but what about the other 50 weeks in
>Ya gotta shake yer head sometimes...
>The Allroad kicks ass.
>From: Chris Dyer
>To: quattro at audifans.com
>Sent: 01/12/00 5:42 PM
>Subject: Fwd: Re: Allroads are hitting the showrooms
>I think it could work if Audi markets it aggressively. But I think a
>chunk of SUV buyers are buying size, perceiving size/overall height =
>safety--ground clearance means nothing to them.
> >From: Douglas Frank <frank at zk3.dec.com>
> >To: quattro list <quattro at audifans.com>
> >Subject: Re: Allroads are hitting the showrooms
> >Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 16:34:49 -0500
> >Ameer Antar wrote:
> > >
> > > I wonder how well Audi will do w/ this. Most people are too dumb to
> > > understand this is better than a suv w/ fixed ride height.
> >Depressingly, I suspect you're right. It's not an SUV-- it's not
> >truck-based, and neither tall enough or massive enough. I
> >predict it will fail in the market. It's not what people want.
> >It's what people *should* want, which is not the same thing.
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