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2009 Audi S5: Even Bums Like It

January 26, 2010

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So I'm driving to work through the bohemian village of Venice Beach. Windows are down. Sun is shining. And here he comes. I'm the third car in line at a red light and the homeless gentleman that calls this paticular intersection his place of residence is making a beeline for the rich guy in the fancy red car. My open window might as well be a formal invitation for free grub and a bottle of Thunderbird.

We lock eyes. He holds up his sign for my reading pleasure. It says something about being hungry.

Light is still red.

"Nice car," he says to me. "Love the color."

"Thanks," I say. "When will this freakin' light change," I think.

"Hey," he says taking a step closer. "It really is beautiful, but an M3 will still eat its lunch. It'll be a real shame if they don't bring in the RS5."

Stunned, I reply something lame like, "I agree" as I fish in my pants for a few bucks.

True story.

Even the bums are car guys in So Cal.

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 15,524

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