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Re: quattro-digest V3 #913

In a message dated 96-08-21, Carl Cox wrote:

>Anyone commute in stop and go traffic 1 hour per day in a 5 speed.....is
>the 5 speed still worth it?

Sure, it's more work but hey the A4 has much better shifting than my 5kcstq
or my old 83 GTI.  When I lived in LA, I dealt with stop and go and developed
a technique which worked well.  Based on the traffic flow (or relative lack
thereof) I would try to pick a gear and try to manage the space in front of
me so that I could stay in that gear.  Of course true "stop-and-go" will make
this strategy moot.  It's not nearly as good as an automatic of course but it
does offer the driver more "driving" to occupy this otherwise boring time.
Just my 2 cents worth...

Ed Kellock
Lansing, IA
87 5kcstq
87 cgt 2.3