Audi.....

..... I tooled up to Knoxville yesterday to drop Blanche off for her 5,000 mile spa treatment at Harper Audi, and ended up chatting with one of their salesmen for a few minutes...... I'd been over checking out the new A5 two-door coupe (along with a few of the new Porsche models that they had on display), and I happened to tell the guy how much I was looking forward to going inside the showroom and gazing upon their Audi R-8....

... yo, Denny?.... Yabu?.... have you two nuts seen this on TV yet?...

... anyway, the salesman went on to tell me that I was out of luck in regards to the R-8 viewing..... it seems that they had a fellow order one pre-production two years ago, and after driving it for a month or two he realized just how "in demand" they were... so he took the 145K Audi back to the dealership and had them try to sell it for him..... and they did....... with him making a cook 40K over what he had paid for the car in comfy profit......

.... evidently Audi doesn't produce that many of the R-8s... and only 250 of them were imported into the US last year.......

.... but wow, can you imagine buying a car, and then turning around immediately and selling it for forty grand more than you paid for it?.... evidently the waiting list for the R-8 was so long back then, that people were more willing to pay an extra 40K over dealer markup rather than sit around for 18 months waiting for theirs to be delivered....

.... amazing......

.... as for me, I think I'll stick with my little A4 Cabriolet, Blanche, thank you very much...... at least for the meantime, I mean...... that A5 looked pretty nifty yesterday...... we shall see...

by Eric on March 12, 2010 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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I'm downtown with just about anything German engineered, including my dog. I've always had a fondness for 911 Turbos, Messerschmitt ME-109s, and Walther PPKs but that's just me. I'd also like to have a V-2 rocket to launch at your crib in October.

Bullshitted by Yabu on March 13, 2010 08:08 AM

Speaking of Walther http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CustomContentDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10002&catalogId=13102&content=755504

Bullshitted by Rey B on March 13, 2010 03:45 PM

While I have no problem with German engineering, simplicity is not exactly their
game.
Ever field stripped a Luger?

Bullshitted by Tbird on March 13, 2010 09:01 PM

.... no, Tbird, but I have raised the hood on the Audi.... and it is quite, quite scary.....

... and hey, nice one, Rey........

.... and Yabu?.... bring a V-2 if you can find one...... god knows that the neighbors would love that.....

Bullshitted by Eric on March 13, 2010 09:51 PM

Great ad. Love the part where the trophy wife leaves the little guy in the BMW.

Bullshitted by Jerry in Indiana on March 14, 2010 10:45 AM

I love that commercial - it makes me laugh whenever I see it.

My husband saw an R8 at our local Audi dealer - it was already sold of course.

We were just talking about the A5 which we both think looks absolutely fabulous. However, I have already stated I will be perfectly happy to drive my current A4 until it hits 200K miles if possible. (I'm at 107K right now and it's a 2002) That car just works for me. I hope it doesn't develop any huge mechanical issues because I'd hate to break in a new one. LOL.

Bullshitted by Teresa on March 17, 2010 11:18 PM