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Verdegrrl
03-03-2005, 07:17 PM
"Another trophy for the multiple winner: the Audi A6 has won Europe's "Auto1" 2005 title. In winning this award, Audi's executive saloon clearly outdistanced its nine competitors remaining in the final. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, took receipt of the award while attending the Geneva Motor Show. Following numerous national trophies and victory in the "World Car of the Year" award, this is the latest stage in the success story of the new Audi A6, which was only launched in 2004. <p>The annual competition to find the winner of the "Auto1" title is held by the German trade magazine "Autobild" and its sister publications in a total of 21 European countries. In the first round, it was the readers' turn to vote in national qualifying contests: the Audi A6 was the winner in five countries, including Germany, Europe's biggest car market. The overall result for all European reader votes was also dominated by the A6, clearly ahead of its rivals. <p>In the final round, the top ten competitors faced a 35-strong jury of experts. Engineers, racing drivers and motor journalists subjected the candidates to an extensive and challenging test on a proving ground in Vizzola, Italy. The new Audi A6 impressed the jury members in equal measure with its dynamic performance, comfort, luxury equipment and excellent spaciousness."<p>

Oslo
03-13-2005, 01:42 AM
I know this will be deleted, but i'll post it anyway... Audi received an AWARD for what? the most electrical problems?

Verdegrrl
03-16-2005, 05:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oslo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I know this will be deleted, but i'll post it anyway... Audi received an AWARD for what? the most electrical problems?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Would you like to substantiate your claim, or do you prefer to look silly? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

Mindless T
03-16-2005, 07:10 PM
My next car might be an audi since the acura dropped its engine from the bottom, which model should i get?

Verdegrrl
03-16-2005, 09:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My next car might be an audi since the acura dropped its engine from the bottom, which model should i get?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's not an easy question to answer. Here are some questions for you:<p>What car do you have presently?<br>What do you like best and dislike most about it?<br>What car have you had in the past that you really liked?<br>What did you like best and hate most about it?<br>What drew you to Audi, and which Audi?<br>What will you use the car for?<br>What do you expect your car to do for you (how do you want it to make you feel)?<p>Sorry for all of the questions, but without knowing what is important to you, it's hard to know if an Audi is a good fit.

knicks125
03-17-2005, 07:09 AM
add'l questions such as the price range you are looking for, very important considering a fine line between year of the car, whether new or used

Verdegrrl
03-17-2005, 01:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">add'l questions such as the price range you are looking for, very important considering a fine line between year of the car, whether new or used </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, thank you. That is also a consideration.

Mindless T
03-17-2005, 07:05 PM
thanks for replies guys, i want something nimble and light, doesnt have to be fast, fun to drive, up to 20,000$ and something that i could drive all year and with little luxury

Oslo
03-18-2005, 01:02 AM
Sure Verdegrrl!... Go to Google and type in " Audi and Electrical Problems" and I must say'...brew a pot of coffee because you'll have plenty of reading material.

knicks125
03-18-2005, 06:50 AM
up to 20,000? a late model USED A4

Verdegrrl
03-18-2005, 12:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Oslo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sure Verdegrrl!... Go to Google and type in " Audi and Electrical Problems" and I must say'...brew a pot of coffee because you'll have plenty of reading material.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Let's see, I just typed in "Audi electrical problems" and got 157,000 hits. I did the same for BMW and 261,000, while Mercedes has 249,000. Honda gets 384,000, Toyota get 355,000. I spend a lot of time on Audi forums, and have plenty of first hand experience as well. I suggest you do so as well. There a few problems, but not as bad as some people would have you believe <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">thanks for replies guys, i want something nimble and light, doesnt have to be fast, fun to drive, up to 20,000$ and something that i could drive all year and with little luxury.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It sounds like you might be a candidate for an A4. Just remember that no European car is cheap to own. It can be quite reliable, but keeping it that way means paying attention and quickly fixing things when they sound, feel, or smell wrong. Ignore it, and the problem will mushroom in scope and cost.<p>If you answer some of my other questions, I'd be able to point you to a more specific version. Another option if you're in the US or Canada, is to visit a dealer and speak with an Audi Brand Specialist. This is a factory trained salesperson, and every dealer has at least one. They are trained to know their cars, the competition, and also how to make negotiations pain free. They can use the internal Audi intranet to look up pre-owned lease returns that are going to the internal Audi dealer only auctions. Have them help you pick the right car, and then locate it.