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Re: RE: 1993 90CS
> On Tue, 31 Jan 1995 PDQSHIP@aol.com wrote:
> > I'dd put money on the 325 then a draw on teh passat/90q, with the
> > corrado smiling the whole time.... But hey, that M3 just passed......
> audi's real rival to the M3 is the S2 or RS2 both of which are not
> imported here. i think the RS2 was tested to do 0-60 in under 5
> seconds, the S2 is probably slower than the 286bhp european M3 but
> will probably beat the american one..
Actually the 0-60 of the US Spec M3 is the same as the Euro Spec.
Above that speed it's a differant story.
> the bimmers do not have 4 driven wheels, neither do they have ned
Both BMW and Mercedes have dropped their "4 driven wheels" for traction
control soloutions (at least that is their story). But in the recent
Autoweek they review a handful of "4 driven wheels" autos to include
a Suburu, Chevy Van and best of all a 100 Quattro. Within the Quattro
article they discuss how Audi is trying to postition itself as the
sole provider of Luxury "4 driven wheels" sedans. Interesting given
that a base 100 Quattro costs the same as a loaded SUV (Trooper, Explorer,
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SUV's do not provide the same level of refinement in their
4WD / AWD systems...... Going up Interstate 89 in Vermont
on a Friday night in a winter snow can find all kinds of
SUV's off the road because the SUV philosophy gives their
owners a false sense of security. I have yet to see any
Audi (2wd or Awd) off the road. I've only had my 80Q for
a year, but my Pathfinder or my friends AWD Grand Cherokee
is no match for traction ON THE STREET. SUV's belong in some
lumber camp not on a highway.