We here at Totally That Stupid need to start this missive with an apology. Or maybe a caveat. Your author is breaking what was likely our first rule of the … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1977 Porsche 924
Our affliction for old Audis is colored by rose-tinted glasses, and brought into high-definition clarity with 20-20 hindsight. A 5000S, Ur-S4, or Coupe Quattro? Sure, back in the day they … Continue Reading 1991 Audi 90 Quattro 20V: But The Wife Wants A 5 Series
There’s been a lot of chatter for a long time about the impending demise of the row-your-own manual transmission. I’m not talking about those automated manuals – with or without … Continue Reading Commentary: Death Of A Manual
As my colleague here at TTS has pointed out, Old Bastard Winter is inbound on a fast train. Winter for both of us is a “six of one, half-dozen of … Continue Reading 1991 Audi 200 20V Turbo Quattro: For A Few Dollars More…
Our penchant for wacky German sedans is obvious to anyone who has spent any time perusing TTS, but in truth the majority of what we consider wacky appeals to us … Continue Reading 1975 NSU Ro80: Sixties Future Tech, German Style
I will always have a soft spot for the 1982-1991 Audi C3 sedan, better known as the 100, 200 and 5000. They were attractive and comfortable, a solid but valid … Continue Reading 1986 Audi 5000CS Turbo Quattro: A Shame To Drive It?
In addition to casually looking for the next superfluous funtime car for our fleet, I’m also spelunking for the next daily driver. I love Schultz, my trusty but increasingly rusty … Continue Reading 1993 Audi 90 Sport: Rarely This Nice
We’ve all heard it: twenty grand just doesn’t go as far as it used to. Well, I beg to differ. While it may only cover about two-thirds of a fully … Continue Reading 2005 Mercedes-Benz AMG E55: Too Cheap to Ignore
Now that we are empty-nesters – it’s been two whole days since the second and last old BMW went away – I’ve been pondering the next garage denizen. I’ve been … Continue Reading Next? 1990-91 Audi Coupe Quattro
You don’t see a lot of hot-rodding once you arrive at the c-suite level of cars. Sure, over the years Alpina and Hartge have rubbed on some BMW 7-series, and … Continue Reading It’s Just a Big 5000S, Right?
A few months ago I had the pleasure of sitting next to the U.S. brand manager for Audi’s motorsports program on an overnight flight to Munich. He was off to … Continue Reading Dieseling Down: Why Can’t I buy the Diesel Car I Want in the US?
We’ve been running a lot of Audis on TTS lately (and interestingly, cars from Portland, Oregon), but this one deserves special attention. You see, Audi was somewhat out on their … Continue Reading Hard to Find: Clean, Low-mileage 1987 Audi 4000 Quattro
Inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Hammer, in the late 1980s German luxury carmakers made it part a priority to develop super-sedans in a race for power that continues to this day. … Continue Reading Ingostadt’s Ür-Super Sedan: 1993 Audi S4
This Amazon Blue 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro is one of 664 officially imported to the U.S. between 1983 and 1986. This is the car that changed the rallying world forever, and … Continue Reading Release Your Inner Mikkola: 1983 Audi Ur-Quattro
What we have here are two endangered species – in the United States, anyway. We are gathered here today to bid a fond farewell to the Station Wagon and the … Continue Reading Lamenting the Demise of Two Old Friends: Farewell to the Station Wagon and the Stick Shift
Let’s cut the chase right now, shall we? Audi’s quality control and build standards in the late-1980’s/early-1990’s were not exactly something to write home about. You wouldn’t even mention these … Continue Reading V8? Check. Quattro? Check. 5-Speed?