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> ..>It was once described as having the aerodynamics of a housebrick.
> the [lack of] aerodynamics are the most obvious detractions of the ur-quattro when
> compared to the s2/s4/s6 etc.
... but then Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ... I prefer the urQ's looks.
> the ur-q was (and still is) one of the 2 cars audi have made which are classics. the
> basic shape didn't change significantly from the 1980 geneva motor show until people
> stopped buying them in 1991.
I'd be interested in hearing what car you think the other classic would be ...
> basic configuration, awd (quattro), turbo in-line 5 cylinder putting out 200-220hp. flared
> wheel arches, adjustable suspension, lower suspension, and wider track and digital dash.
> the other dead give-away with ur-quattro's are the drivers. usually driven by a hoon with
> a maniacal grin and a contempt for what others perceive to be normal road behaviour...
... wish I had the adjustable suspension and 20v motor, but I still get the
grin! ;-) AAMOF, the other day I had an opportunity to drive the urQ on an
unpaved stretch in a construction zone ... the car got REAL dusty, but I had
the biggest grin I've had in a while!
As Michelle Mouton says in one of the Audi videos, one of the things that she
misses most is the "noise" ... the sound of that 5-cyl motor doing what is was
meant to do. I never miss it :-)
... I think it's time to go out for a drive!
San Jose, CA (USA)