Rocky Mullin caliban at
Thu Sep 9 20:04:40 EDT 2004

	heya folks!  been a while since i have been on this list.

	i listed my A4 for sale and kind of joined to either wish
y'all goodbye, or to get convinced to keep it :)  part of our
motivations to sell the car - a car i truly and absolutely adore! -
is that we need to be able to tow now and then.  a trailer to the
dump, or with motorcycles on it, a generator to a rave, or our
little camper that we keep in reno and use pretty much exclusively
for burning man.

	my main reason for selling is that the service plan is up
on it, so now maintenance comes out of pocket.  i figure i already
paid that when i bought the car and it immediately depreciated.  it
is a hard choice though because i still have a 7/85k warranty that
i also paid for.  hmmmmm.

	anyway, we damned near walked out of a dealer with a lease
on an allroad (tip, loaded) two nights ago but thought we should do
some research and spreadsheets.  i can meet all my "must do" needs
with, say, a toyota tacoma, but it falls short on some of my "want
to do" needs - style, sexiness, comfort, luxury, emissions, status,
sportiness, brand loyalty.

	hmmmmmm i dunno what to do!  the tacoma is hellof cheaper,
which is a good thing right now.  but with $10k down we can totally
manage the lease, and the $10k will easily come from the A4.  it's
probably the only 1.8t avant with GPS nav and xenon lights that
you'll hear of, though i am sure someone on list might correct me :)

  Rocky Mullin

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon 
the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those 
conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and 
refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by 
convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the 
better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self- 
deception."  -  Mark Twain  -  1916

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