neat stuff at the local dealer

David Head v8q at
Thu Aug 8 10:42:15 EDT 2002

Actually, 97 A8qs are going in the $18-20K range, and 3.7 fwd models: $15-17K...

DAK wrote:

> While waiting for the LM recall to be performed (or not) on my car, I
> had some time to look at the new stuff Audi has.
> The most interesting thing was that Audi of America is apparently goiing
> to bring the zippy european models to the US including the RS4! The
> sales guy says they will import 900 of them. Since they are well out of
> my reach, I didn't ask when.
> Anyone seen the factory aero kit for the new A4? There was one there and
> it looked decent. The chrome below the bumper is gone and there is an
> air dam with big ventalated openings, side skirts and a $3500 charge on
> the invoice! Didn't get much of a look at the rear.
> So, the S6 comes with tiptronic, no manual available! Is this a slap in
> the face to the purists? I thought the S meant Sport and I thought a
> manual transmission would always be available in a "sport" model. Either
> I'm behind the times, or they're just catering to "lazy" new audi buyers....
> They had a low miles '97 A8 for $24K and change. I've seen some A8s in
> the 20s at other places, but this is the dealer which typicaly marks the
> used cars up a bit. For a car that was in the 60K range, isn't this
> depreciation pretty steep?
> I had to sit in a TT to see how my 6'2" frame would fit. That is a car
> with LOTS of headroom! I could even raise the seat a couple of inches!
> OK, back to my 12 year old car.... Yes, I like it.... mmm nice new
> audis..... shutup, not now! :-)
> David
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