Audis have corrupted me (long)

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at
Wed Jul 27 11:39:57 EDT 2005

--- Keith Lawyer <LawyerKG at> wrote:

> The gf's '90 200 is getting to the point where it needs replacement. 
> She needs to take frequent road trips and we simply don't trust it any
> longer, plus we're getting tired of the typical Type $$ maintenance you
> all know and bomb, new steering rack, etc etc.  Of course
> that said we'll still keep the car and I'll use it for a *local*
> commuter.
> Anyhow, the problem becomes that anything new/newish that we drive (that
> we can afford) simply pales in comparison to the Audis we're used to.

Of course, you're comparing apples and oranges - the top-of-the-line Audi
product (at the time) with current cars that are not their company's
flagship models....

The Mazda3 and 6 have both gotten very good write-ups, and I think it is
generally accepted that Mazda is the sportiest of the Japanese basic
brands (Toyota, Honda). Personally, I love the looks of the Mazda6 s -
especially the 5-door and wagon models. While I'm not crazy about the
add-on spoilers, I like the basic lines of the car a lot.

You did not mention your price range other than saying that the Murano was
too expensive. You may want to consider the Acura TSX. I drove that and
was very favorable impressed with the quality and features for the price.
I also like the Alfa-esque styling. 

Good luck....

Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

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