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It just got too much bold, too hem'd for me.
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Audi is too expensive for what it is... and even the jack is an option...
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... and even the jack is an option...


Ummm...it looks like they bred an S2000 with an R171? And then shoed it with stock R170 wheels.

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I've always been a Audi TT fan. I liked the look of the coupe better than the vert. I seriously considered a new vert last year. Once I compared it with the SLK, I was willing to spend 30% more for the SLK. I DON'T like the redesign. Dislike the grill. Would not consider one now.
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I've always been a Audi TT fan. I liked the look of the coupe better than the vert. I seriously considered a new vert last year. Once I compared it with the SLK, I was willing to spend 30% more for the SLK. I DON'T like the redesign. Dislike the grill. Would not consider one now.
Ive also been an audi/TT fan, and again, the coupe looks way better then the vert, and again, i like the old model better then this. And ya, once you get the stuff that is standard on other vehicles, your price becomes ridiculous for the car your getting.

(Still wanting An A4)
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It just got too much bold, too hem'd for me.

easty... pardon my ignorance, but what is, "hem'd"?
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Ive also been an audi/TT fan, and again, the coupe looks way better then the vert, and again, i like the old model better then this. And ya, once you get the stuff that is standard on other vehicles, your price becomes ridiculous for the car your getting.

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i also considered a TT quattro sport. but once i drove the slk was like night and day. well worht the extra money. However i like the new TT's and i think my sister is going to get one.I do like the new BMW z4 coupes they are a design peak.
@ baron my friend honestly has the most beautiful A4 ever in the world.....

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That's a RS... not the same ballgame... like it better in wagon
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no it ain't an RS4, just a 2.0 TDI. looks beautiful still!
i do love the RS4's tho, and yes i agree they def look better in estate version.
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I like the A4 but hate the TT i think its boring

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easty... pardon my ignorance, but what is, "hem'd"?
Sorry it's probably not a good analagy. to hem is when you fold over the bottom of a garment (dress or trousers) and stitch it. Im a designer and kind of think of geometry as plyable within my own little CAD world. so I see with this car all the characteristic edges have been tooked away and hidden.. hem'd

like they didn't want to make any statements or take any risks, totally opposite to the mk1.
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Any one saw the Audi S8 what a nice car, I saw the silverish green colour it looked great for a sporty executive saloon and it has the Lamborghini Gallardo V10 de-tuend engine in it , It has 450hp which is more than enough; But you know its a full size saloon so it sprints to 60mph in 5.2 second's not as quick as its baby brother the RS4 which has a v8 and 420hp.

I really like Audi's New design, They look nice and subtle without being too flashy

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It's more like the Gallardo has the Audi engine...
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or Gallardo is an Audi which is a volkswagon. hehe.. Dam it's pretty bad when you try to sum up how many car companies we have left in the world. I bet you can nearlly count them with your fingers.

theres a challange. name the all the head companies, not subsidiary companies
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Volkswagen, which means "Car of the People" has now Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley and Lamborghini... I don't think I've forgotten one or an other brand, but you never know at my age...

All not very "for the people" but for the Seat and Skoda which are reasonably priced

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That's research

and I knew that I had forgotten one... Bugatti
but in the list, caracterizing Smart as luxury... OK, they're expensive (very very expensive for the "Blade" model) for what they are and they have a Brabus version... but luxury is something else in my mind...
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