Quote of the Day: Autoblog's Sam Abuelsamid Missed It Edition

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Previously– on “Why the Hell Would Anyone Blog This?”– we pointed-out that there was little newsworthy about Audi’s transcontinental diesel… uh… hang on. I’ve forgotten the name of the [non] event. “ Audi Mileage Marathon.” What? The German automaker schleps 200-plus journalists around in oil burners to promote the DOA technology to disinterested Americans, and they didn’t even put the word “diesel” in the title? Anyway, I predicted that Autoblogger Sam Abuelsamid’s ride across America in a diesel Audi Q7 could well provide his readers with the world’s dullest autoblogging. Obviously enough, I was right. So I won’t link you there in case you’re eating soup. [ED: More importantly, why didn’t they invite Berkowitz? He’s small, packs light and drives like a grandmother. Also, he usually brings enough prescription drugs for everybody and has a list of all the good strip joints across the country.] But we did get a press release from Audi which contains this genuine gem from Audi of America chief Johan de Nysschen: “The Audi Q7 TDI makes driving a luxury SUV socially acceptable again because of its notable fuel efficiency and ultra-low emissions.” Bet that will cheer-up Detroit! [Twenty-eight mpg so far, in case you’re wondering.]

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  • Stephan Wilkinson Stephan Wilkinson on Oct 07, 2008

    Hey, they invited me...

  • Michael Karesh Michael Karesh on Oct 07, 2008

    So why aren't you there instead of hanging out here with us losers? Correct answer around 1:11 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ylgd2ef4xg

  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Oct 07, 2008
    The Audi Q7 TDI makes driving a luxury SUV socially acceptable again because of its notable fuel efficiency and ultra-low emissions That's just so... sad. I have this image of a Q7, GLK and X5 all sitting on folding chairs, puffy-eyed and teary, with a sympathetic man offering the Q7 a cup of tea and saying "It's ok, it's ok to be who you are!" If you need someone to affirm your virtue via your ride, you need counselling.

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