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Driving a highly maneuverable, high performance car can make driving a lot more exciting. The excitement that comes from driving an Audi has its origin inthe Audi philosophy. Simply stated, it's: "to challenge conformity'.' At Audi, we see ourselves not just as engineers, but rather as a group of creative thinkers who happen to be engineers. That iswhy our cars are what they are. The intelli gent alternatives to Mercedes and BMW. Boastful? We think not. One look at an Audi tells you something about the shape of cars to come. Itisa shape so aerodynamically advanced, it not only runs with the wind, itoutsmarts the wind. Couple that shape with front-wheel drive (which we pioneered over a half century ago) or with permanent all-wheel drive* and you have a car that owns its environment. Whether the road isa crowded freeway or an open highway. Whether the weather isperfect or perfectly dreadful, the Audi is designed to help you get where you're going insafety and comfort. The car that propels you safely also has the ability to further excite you. By adding turbocharging, you not only increase performance, you heighten the driving experience. The experience iscomplete with brakes that are firm and responsive. And the option of adding com puterized Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) only helps increase their performance. Traction insnow or rain isunequalled by conventional rear-wheel drive cars. Both the Audi with front-wheel drive and the Audi Quattro maintain a grip on the road that has to be felt to be appreciated. All inall, we believe our philosophy of challenging conformity has produced a line of automobiles that stands among the world's finest. Additionally, it's also produced some other remark able benefits for an owner. The body of the Audi 5000 series isfully galvanized steel. And all Audis have a 6-year limited warranty against rust perforation. Plus a 3-year/ 50,000 mile limited warranty on virtually everything else* * Audis not only perform and excite. They're designed to endure. Ifour philosophy, our cars, and our dealer organiza tion that stands ready to serve and service have you thinking there's more to an Audi than meets the eye, then you're ready for an Audi. *All-wheel drive as defined by Audi differs from the traditional American concept of four-wheel drive. The Quattro is not an off-road vehicle. Rather, it is a vehicle thatdelivers power to all four wheels equally and not just in rain or snow. But invirtually all road conditions. * *See your dealerfor details. F44 ou'r rea yfo an udi You're ready for an Audi.