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Old 03-12-2018, 07:51 AM
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I was on a bicycle ride yesterday and came across an early '80's Audi GT parked next to a 2018 A5 Coupe. I moved to Texas in 1982 driving a very similar looking Audi 4000 sedan. The GT looked to be in a partially restored condition and it had been years since I have seen one. Interesting to see it right next to a new Audi.
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Default a Giugiaro design...

Or at least Giugiaro based. This was the first Audi I really took note of, and the last until the original S5 appeared.
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My roommate had an early 80s Audi like that and he went thru hell with it. It was so mechanically unreliabe and expensive I swore Id never own one...

what a difference 35(ish) years makes.

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Back in 1983, it was either this or a VW Golf GTI. The GTI was faster 0 to 60 according to Road & Track.
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Default Rabbit GTI in North America in 1983...

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Back in 1983, it was either this or a VW Golf GTI. The GTI was faster 0 to 60 according to Road & Track.
As I recall the GTI was considerably heavier and slower than the real Golf GTI. But still much quicker and spiffier than my 1980 Corolla SR5 liftback that just wouldn't die.
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Checkout the big clunky fog/driving lights hanging off the front bumper of the Audi, cannot believe that I used those too! If you had those on your car along with a mullet hair style, you were the "man."
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