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Re: Audi Coupe Questions: To buy?
Roadside Attraction sez:
> > BMW just sent me a promo package, and the 4WD option is listed. Also
> > rumored to be available in a new sport version next year.
> Is that on today's 3-series platform?? Is that the setup in the German
> Touring Sedan Championship (or British)?
Yes, I believe so, as that is featured in the promo package.
> When Subaru introduced SVX, there were 3 unique things running for it:
> the boxer engine, the funky Guigairo design, and full time 4WD. The price
> was competitive, but skipping on the stick and somewhat of a not so
> powerful engine left me dissapointed.
Yes, I think the marketing department had some bad influence. The SVX is
also a rolling showcase of advanced electonics.
> Peter Farell also got 4WD RX-7 for his rallye races (or so I hear). Darn
> it, THAT would be interesting. Is there a 4WD 300ZX (unlikely, since
> Nissan got Skyline)? How about 4WD Supra Turbo (I don't think GT-FOur
> would be competitive with Skyline GT-R, would it?)?
A Skyline would be nice -- have you seen the Japanese web pages on it? Way
cool, and I can't even read Kanji!
> For some reason, most of the people in U.S. don't get it. They think anti
> lock brakes and anti slip control (or whatever -- look at the latest
> gizmo from MB on some of its selected models) will make the car as
> competent as a 4WDer -- not.
At the Corvette demo I went to, I found it amazing just how bad T/C is;
my vastly underpowered and overweight (compared to a 'vette) '91 Coupe could
have handily beat the 'vettes at their own game at the slick parking lot
surface. But they weren't interested in running any comparisons...
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