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Re: Info on the A4

> From quattro-owner@swiss.ans.net Tue Feb  7 20:54:41 1995
> Date: Tue, 7 Feb 95 14:45:37 PST
> From: dbk@magnes.com (Dave Kynor)
> To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> Subject: Info on the A4
> Reply-To: quattro@swiss.ans.net
> I'm looking for a new car and quite interested in the A4 Quattro.  The
> problem is that the local dealers (Southern California) don't have much
> information on the A4, in fact one of them thought that the car was
> available in the US market already and another hadn't ever heard of the
> model!
> Are there any European owners out there that can provide me with some
> impressions?  Have there been any reviews in the press (I've seen the
> one in last month's European Car)?  Any other info available?

My local dealer, in Cherry Hill, NJ, actually has the German-market
sales brochures for the A4, 6, and 8.  Quite a few versions have
already been tested by Auto, Motor, und Sport.  It bettered the
competition in every test, which is significant given that it is brand
new and as-yet untweaked, unlike the Mercedes and BMWs to which it was
compared.  It is a particularly quiet car, and offers more for the
money than the competiion, according to ams.  Ride and handling are
unsurpassed in this class of car.

That the A4 is an outstanding car is also reflected in the number of
orders taken: 35,000 in January for Germans alone.  Audi is planning on
producing 450,000 of them this year, its highest production ever, and a
significant increase over previous years.

When it comes here, it will be a significantly nicer car that anything
else selling here for under $30,000.

As a side note, I just got back from skiing in Northern Italy and
there, like France, the car to take skiing seems to be an Audi.  You
would not believe how many we saw on the roads between Val Gardena and
Munich.  An RS2 went by our bus so fast that it seemed to be going at
near light speed (it did look shorter as it went by!).

John Greenstreet, Senior Engineer           (jgreenst@motown.ge.com)
Martin Marietta Government Electronic Systems    Moorestown NJ 08057
WPI Class of '75, Temple Class of '94

My new car history:
  1975    1978    1982       1986        1989      1992      1995
   VW ->  Audi -> Audi  -> Mercedes -> Mercedes -> Audi -> Mercedes
Scirocco Fox GTI  4000S    190E 2.3    190E 2.6    100CS     S320

POSSLQ's* new car history:
         1978       1981       1985      1988        1990     1993
       Triumph ->  Toyota ->  Toyota  ->  VW    ->   Audi  -> Audi
       Spitfire    Tercel     Corolla   Jetta GL      80      90S

*POSSLQ = Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
Note: All Audis and Mercedes above were sold to friends or family.