Autoblog's Audi Mileage Marathon Blog Knocks One Out of the Park

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
autoblogs audi mileage marathon blog knocks one out of the park

After our last exciting episode of “How Many MPGs Can Autoblog’s Sam Abuelsamid Achieve Whilst Driving an Audi Q7 TDI Across the Country Very Very Slowly,” TTAC commentator EEGeek wondered WTF I was on about. He confessed to being “genuinely mystified as to why this topic warrants so many posts.” As my pinball machine’s genie says, “This amuses me.” I mean, c’mon, what could possibly be more boring than Sam’s auto blog? Yes, I know: it’s virtually impossible to write an exciting post about a boring subject. And I have the 320 page views to prove it. But this whole Audi Mileage Marathon thing is surreal. A deadly dull PR event to promote a technology that you can’t really buy in the States, whose future is, at best, uncertain. All while the U.S. economy goes to Hell in a hand basket. Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, this particular AB post is easily the best in the series (currently confined to Autobloggreen). Two reasons. First, it’s mind-blowingly trivial. And two, it highlights an automotive journalist named Denise McCluggage. Who are you bringing with you in the A3 TDI? McCluggage. No, I said “who” not “what.” Priceless stuff. Well, for me.

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