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Re: I'm upset.
On 2 Feb 96 at 11:13, Eric Schumacher wrote:
> I get kind of irked when people want 200, 300, 400 bhp in a mass
> production car, then only use a small fraction of the power, but still get
> poorer gas mileage than the 130 bhp engined car they really need. For
> instance, the europeans get the 125 bhp 4cyl, 150 turbo 4cyl or 150 cyl v6
> on their A4's (most of them). My father drove the 125 bhp A4 to 120 a few
> months ago in Germany. Said it was not underpowered and felt "anchored."
> Now the US mags say the 172 bhp V6 doesn't cut it. What a crock!!!!
Hmm... My second car was a little '76 Chevy Monza with a 400ci V8.
Aside from the engine, the car was a piece of crap (and I don't know
how much HP it actually produced), but I can't help but miss that.
The Audi is the most solid-feeling and technologically advanced car
I've owned, and it's very satisfying, but I'd still like the brute
force power of that Monza. I may have never run it at top speed, or
taken it to the drag strip, but breaking the tires loose whenever I
wanted (adolescent, I know) or effortlessly passing anyone on the
highway was immensely fun. I don't, however, miss unbolting the
engine mounts so I could change spark plugs...
'85 Audi 5ks '72 Suzuki GT380
'85 El Camino '73 Suzuki GT550 in pieces
in beautiful Bay City, Michigan