2009 Audi A4 Avant - Avant Junkie
May 03, 2010
The first step is to admit you have a problem, right? Ok, I admit it. I'm an Avant Junkie. Recently I got a tour behind the wheel. When I was presented with the chance to drive it again, I greedily grabbed the keys. I'm hooked.
My lady rode around in it as we did the standard couple weekend stuff. She loved the car. "Scott," she said to me as we drove to buy lottery tickets, "you should have just bought this instead of your (Mazda) 3." Slightly deflated from the confirmation, I replied "I know."
Currently the California lottery is over $260 million. We pondered what we'd do with that kind of money of we won. In all honestly, the Avant would probably be the most car I'd want (with perhaps the exception of an S6 Avant, or a nice Mercedes-Benz E63 Wagon). I feel, for me, this car is just that nice.
There are three things I love about this car: the versatility, the interior, and the engine. I drooled over the first two things the last time I drove this. This time I really enjoyed the engine and how growled when entering the freeway. The Avant's 2.0 Turbo has got plenty of power for my every day needs. It cranks out 211hp from it's smallish displacement with plenty of help from that turbo, making my Mazda's 2.3 I4 feel pretty anemic.
You might think I'm crazy for thinking this is my "it" car. I enjoy the Avant that much. If I hit the lottery, I would trade my 3 in for one of these in a heart beat. Then buy a truck, too.
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