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Re: re; 20V 90s

At 04:30 PM 8/7/96 EDT, you wrote:
YOu don't have a ski sack that goes through the back seat arm rest? I have
one on my '88 80 quattro. Why didn't they include on on the 90's?

>The 20V I5 90s are a mixed bag, IMO.
>Note however, that I bought and own one.  happily.
>The good:
>-quite fast, 165 hp, 7000 rpm redline
>-nice "feel" more direct than V6 90
>-fun to rev from the 3500 power on point to 6000+
>-very solid
>-nice looks, IMO (I get lots of comments)
>The not so good:
>-very small trunk
>-no rear seat pass-through or fold feature
>-no low-end torque
>-difficult to get access to most parts
>  (but I have xperienced few failures)
>-very few imported, parts are scarce
>In summary, it's a solid, comfortable car that
>fits my need for a "4-door sports car".  If you'rev it,
>it sings.  If you don't, hum a tune to pass the time.
>The storage space can be a problem.  I ski, and
>generally haul a lot of largeish items around.  Rather,
>I would like to.  For skiing, its a 3-seater, 'cuz you 
>must steal some of the back seat to pack your woolens
>and Laphroaig.
>I also curse the lack of a ski sack, but ramming the
>ole K2s through the gas tank seems unwise.
>OTOH, this is more of a quick-responding handler
>than the new A4 (though a little more crude), and way
>more fun than the V6 90s (wouldn;t you really rather have
>a Buick?).
>Note, my comments refer to a 90q20V with lowered
>suspension (can;t put a floor jack under it without
>removing the dolly), 15" wheels with 205/50 VR tires.
>Happy hunting,
>ps: who "replied" and forwarded the entire Digest
>to the list?  I couldn;t scroll back up to find this guy's
>name and address - - my capture buffer isn;t that big!