neat stuff at the local dealer

moore01 at moore01 at
Thu Aug 8 11:13:26 EDT 2002

While I agree as to the manual in the new S6, I'm not sure it is laziness.  If one thinks about it, perhaps some people that have the money and local to buy an S6, live in a City or urban environment and have to deal with traffic every day.  Moreover, the new M3 with paddle shifting betters the stick.....???

Random thoughts,

L.D. Moore
'01 BMW X5 4.4i sport w/auto and bump shifting
'00 A4q avant, sport, manual
'98 BMW M roadster, don't ask if ya don't know ;>)
> From: David Head <v8q at>
> Date: 2002/08/08 Thu AM 09:42:15 EDT
> To: DAK <dak at>,  qlist <quattro at>
> Subject: Re: neat stuff at the local dealer
> 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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