Power Hungry Americans

Huw Powell audi at mediaone.net
Sun Feb 4 03:45:32 EST 2001

> I wouldn't necessarily say that we're power-hungry, but with the
> large amount of stop-and-go traffic and such, it's nice to have
> a powerful car that accelerates well to get through traffic.

my 100 hp coupe never had any trouble keeping up with stop and go
traffic - actually it is about double overpowered for that sort of

[a little snippage]

> The other thing is, with Toyota Camrys, Honda Accords and Ford
> Tauruses all available with 200hp, you need more power to justify
> the higher cost of European imports like the Audis. Heck, I have
> to get my 200q chipped in order to keep the performance level above
> those "family sedans." I'm tired of having Nissan Maximas able to
> keep up with me on the highway.

and there's your answer.  It's called "keeping up with the Joneses," or
keeping ahead of them, as the case may be.  

Trouble is, if you're always lookin' over your shoulder, it's a lot
harder to see where you're goin'...

Huw Powell



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