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Nunez's ride this week...

We Autobloggers chat on AIM all the time. Imagine a text-only version of the podcast, only 100 times more scatterbrained (who knew this was even possible?) and you'll get the general idea. So anyway, here's an exchange between The Neff and myself from earlier this afternoon, in which he hits me with a solid uppercut using his Brass Knuckles of Perspective. I think they may have bits of dead Alero cast into them.

Neff: Chris Grant from Joystiq got Sony to send us a review copy of GT5 Prologue
Arriving Tuesday

Nunez: You are such a d**k
Neff: Okay Mr. RS4
Neff: At least the car in your driveway right now is real
Nunez: I want to drive a PRETEND RS4, too!

Let the online play begin. What Neff doesn't tell you is that he -- at this very moment -- is writing up something that makes the (undeniably, ridiculously badass) RS4 press car parked out in my driveway seem like a Kia Optima. But you'll have to wait until Monday to read about that. Oh, and as it happens, I can't drive a pretend RS4 in GT5 Prologue when it arrives this week, anyway. I'll have to make do with the real thing.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Kia? Kia implicitly implies cheap, so I'd wager a Brooklands, as the aforementioned new M3 and chintzy IS-F don't make the RS4 feel anything like a Kia.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you writing up a review of the RS4? I just bought one two months ago, and it's my dream come true...except for its unbelievable thirst. I sometimes think I actually can hear it gulping gas when I drive.

      My final car choices were:
      1. The new M3 coupe (nice but every single 30ish yo dude with a subscription to C&D will own this car, and there's already too many 335's on the road)

      2. AM V8 vantage. Costs $30,000 more and is cramped, and I was shocked with it's lack of power (no pulling power in top gear). But god is it beautiful.

      3. Lexus IS-F. I went to see one in person, and it was so garish I just walked out.

      4. Merc C-63, essentially unavailable when I was looking, and I don't really dig any merc except the S class.

      I've never been so happy with a purchase. The RS4 has goo-gobs of power, the engine becomes a superhero around 4500rpm. It's beautiful (in my opinion), and yet understated at the same time. The interior can't be beat, there is no argument, Audi does this right.

      I'm anxious to see what car will reduce this to the status of KIA Optima.

        • 7 Years Ago
        • 7 Years Ago
        Doc, I will write it up, and it is everything you say it is. That engine, while in operation, is like an ongoing series of miracles.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, I shoulda thought of Godzilla. I guess that would do it. I wouldn't put it all the way down to a kia optima...maybe an Accord Coupe.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Unless he's reviewing a Veyron, I can't think of anything that is both bigger than Godzilla, and makes the RS4 look like an Optima.

      There are lots of more expensive cars to be sure, but nothing that fits the "significantly badasser" bill.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Porsche GT2...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Livin' the rough life, eh, fellas?

      I jest, (out of jealousy), and hope you keep up the good work! I have to wonder though, what in the world can make an RS4 seem like a Kia Optima, aside from an F-22 Raptor testdrive or a weekend stint with Milla Jovovich's naughty bits?
      • 7 Years Ago
      ... or perhaps it could be a track toy like an ariel atom, the x-bow, or a caterham? nothing in the caddy line-up i think could possibly make the RS4 seem anything less than, say, a well-tuned S4, except that sick concept from a few years back.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mercedes SLR?



      599 GTB?

      Really can't think of too many other cars that could come close to making an RS4 feel like an Optima, even if I do think the Optima is alright.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love the RS4 and enjoyed a long test drive this past summer. Here is to owning one in the future!

      My guess is a revised Lambo Gallardo as the mystery car... seeing as how Lambo and Audi have the same parent company maybe they shipped you guys two rides at the same time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, can someone tell me how I can get in contact with John Neff. Or at least tell him to email me. I used to work with him back at Speed Style Sound in Troy Michigan.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Talisman, I forwarded him your email.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gotta love autoblog's employee's interactions. If autoblog were a "real corporation" they would all get fired for having to much fun.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm gonna go SSC Aero.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh! Did he get an exclusive test of the as-yet-unannounced Taurus SHO? We know how John loves his SHO.
      • 7 Years Ago
      it's gotta be an enzo ferrari or that v12 chrysler...
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