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Posted by ulrich on September 25, 1998 at 15:44:42:

In Reply to: Audi TT thoughts posted by Jon on September 25, 1998 at 14:34:06:

:However, it's no BMW. It doesn't have the heritage, pride, personality, aftermarket part following, or 50/50 weight distribution we are all used to but sometimes take for granted. If you were to buy one or heaven for bid trade in a BMW for an Audi, you would eventually grow tired of it. Besides, have any of you seen sketches of the upcoming 2002ti/E46 318ti??

: Jon Maddux
: 97 Z3 2.8

Jon,
perhaps in the US, Audi is the red headed step child of the Euro big three, but in Germany Audi stand toe to toe with BMW and Mercedes. Maybe we can blame 60 minutes and the unintended acceleration fiasco.

History: Audi was racing 16 cylinder Auto Union racers on the Nurburgring when BMW was still known for a funny little thing called the Isetta.

Racing: In addition to the above, for a number of years (not recently) Quattro Audis have been dominant in the Europen Touring Car Championships. Audi used to absolutely rule Group B Rallying until the cars were legislated out of existence.


I love my Z3, but I would sell it in a minute if I could afford a 225 hp, quattro TT. Is it better? No, it's a completely different kind of car. BMW could learn a lot from their interior designers.

Ulrich


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