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Old 19-07-15, 02:01 AM   #9
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I would argue that the B3 80/90 looked anything but boring on launch in '86/'87. The interior was the start of the Audi dominance in car interior design.
It made it's rivals the E30 3 series and Merc 190 look old hat overnight.
The ridiculous boot and mediocre driving characteristics were more of an issue, along with the high purchase price. 20k for a 90 quattro in '87 was a pisstake. The same car was 3k cheaper within 18 months of launch.
Whilst undeniably flawed, it was a ground breaking design in it's day.
The same can't be said for it's earlier configurations, or it's successors.
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