[V8] The Ten Best Cars: The end of Roger's list

too many quattros thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 1 00:17:08 PST 2009

steve, if you notice, they goofed on that article and listed the base engine
as a v6.  oops.  they also neglected to indicate you could get the small v8
with a standard trans.


1972 mercedes benz 280 se 4.5
1986 audi 4000 cs quattro
1990 audi coupe quattro
1995 audi S6

> From: Steve Buchholz <urq at pacbell.net>
> Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:51:24 -0800
> To: V8 Audi Fans <v8 at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [V8] The Ten Best Cars:  The end of Roger's list
> Funny, I just received the January 2010 issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic
> Car today ... which included a list of "10 sporty drivers you could own for
> less than $20K each" ... and the Audi included in that list is the A8/S8,
> which also represented the 1997-2003 era.  The A8's claim to fame is the
> aluminum space frame ... but as I read I wondered if the people who wrote
> the article had happened to drive a manual transmission variant of the D1
> series ... 
> Steve Buchholz
> -----Original Message-----
> Finally, the last but not least in my list is the 1990-94 Audi V8 Quattro.
> I know that I am preaching to the choir here, but in truth, these cars
> really are remarkable, and all the more so because they were not a
> commercial success.  Now, nice ones are just more and more rare, and soon
> they will undoubtedly be nonexistent.  But all things considered, these are
> truly remarkable vehicles in comparison to their competitors of the time,
> and even in comparison with cars of this class today:  new cars get better
> fuel mileage, have more power, have many more air bags and other safety
> features, and so on and so forth, but the Audi V8 Quattro was designed in
> the 1980's to compete with Lexus, BMW and Mercedes, and none of those cars
> would do what the V8 can do, day in and day out.  The Mercedes and big Lexus
> was arguably more roomy, I suppose and the top end BMW was probably faster
> and might have handled a bit better.  But when the weather turns ugly, ALL
> of those other cars will be hiding in the garage.
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