>?And the '83 TQC has got to have one of the smallest trunks ever made, (
>12 cu ft I think). I guess I would hate to loose even more of an already
>tiny trunk to a battery...
My Miata only has 3.6 cu ft of trunk space and there is a 'tiny' $130 battery
in there. Also, there is a donut tire taking up space. My wife, my dog and
I will be taking the 4000Q to the beach next week because its lagrer. Don't
forget about back seat space, too. We consider the Audi our "BIG" car.
I don`t deny there are smaller trunks (Your Miata for instance, and my old
Lotus Europa). And Audis are definitely *big* cars (anything that weighs
twice what my Lotus did is *big*). And certainly the Ur Quattro was the
nadir of Audis, trunk wise - although part of that is because of the mon-
ster 24-gallon gas tank(*). But I still have to remove the mini-spare tire in
order to fit my rifle case in the trunk. (But the Lotus would never be able
to handle the rifle case short of an outside "ski-rack" type mount...). The
back seat is indeed spacious (and comfortable as long as the weather doesn't
require A/C opertion -- when I drove around the country the back seat was
the primary storage facility, and the trunk was for little odds'n'ends...
(*) = a trade-off of which I wholeheartedly approve!