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RE: Stiffy

No creaking when cornering in my 200 Avant. However, there are a number
of other creaks and groans, mostly from the seats and dash, that I
wouldn't expect in a $48,000-when-new car. Don't get me wrong - I love
the car and it doesn't really bother me, but I don't think they should
be there, is all.
- peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, redmond, wa
  91 200qw
  94 acura legend gs
  80 mazda 626

>From: 	jefj@lightspd.wa.com[SMTP:jefj@lightspd.wa.com]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, April 10, 1996 5:13 AM
>To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject: 	Stiffy
>Just wondering if anyone read the article in the reacent C&D about what
>makes a
>car feel "solid". Talks about why a car feels like it does, vibrations,
>frequencies, rigidity, etc. Some great info, made me start to
>if my Audi is "built like a tank" (has that nice "thud" when you close
>door) etc., then why does it seem to have so much torsenal (sp) flex?
>twisting kind) When I back out of my drive way at an angle (one wheel
>at a
>time) you can hear the body flex/creek. Hard cornering does the same
>This is especailly noticable in the doors/window area. Very anoying,
>lots of
>popping/creeking noises. Anyone have any clues to why the 90 series
>coupes do
>this? (No door/window frame for reinforcement?) Do the sedans do this
>*Every* coupe I drove, while looking for mine, did this. Mine only has
>40K on
>it and is overall a very tight car. I have 17" rims w/45 series tires
>explains some of the added noise/vibration, but its *not* that much
>worse than
>90 90CQ 40K
>90 FZR1000 11K
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