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I also picked up a copy of "Audi Power" at the Frankfurt Airport last
week--it is a bit thin on content, primarily promotions for German
aftermarket styling and performance garages, and ads for custom
wheels. You are right, the four-circle Quattro exhaust tip is cool.
Audi Power is one of nine "Auto-Power" look alike mags (Merc-Power,
VW-Power, Porsche-Power, etc.) published by AMV
(Auto-Media-Verlagsgruppe). I'm not aware that they publish anything
A better use of DM 5.- is "Gute Fahrt" which is a German mag dedicated
to Audi-VW. In the June edition are articles on the A3, the S6+
(factory-mod S6 w/4.2L V8 making 326HP), the Avantgarde "RS4," an A4
Wagon with chipped 1.8T 4cyl that makes 192 horses, the 20-year
jubilee Golf GTI, TDI Audi A4 and Golf wagon(!). Lots of pics,
interesting classifieds (perfect 1974 Audi 100 Coupe S w/32K miles,
approx. $10K, 1993 V8 w/six-speed manual, 60K miles, approx. $22K, A4
TDIs, A4 Turbos, makes you weep...).
I originally intended to purchase Euro lights while in Germany, but
after checking two Audi dealers and Bosch, the best price I could find
was $310 per side, so I figured I'd buy from Peninsula and skip the
Notes: A4s absolutely everywhere on the road; I rented one (1.6 liter)
from Hertz, got it up to 190 kph on the A81 autobahn, didn't have too
much more left. German colleagues from work commented that Audi "now
produces equal quality to BMW and Mercedes." Absolutely NO 200 TQs to
be seen, nor any 200 wagons.
For the Quantum Syncro fans on the list, it appears VW made millions
of the Passat Variant '84 - '88 and they are the work vehicle of
choice in Germany. Of course not many of these are syncros.
Everywhere, five or six on every block, beaters with no wheel covers.
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