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Re: A4 1.8T test drive

> From: Chris King <cking@legend.txdirect.net>
> Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 21:55:06 -0600
> Subject: A4 1.8T test drive...

> though I know it's not.  One complaint, though, and I noticed it on the 2.8
> A4 also:  The brakes are WAY too sensitive. I don't know about y'all, but I
> like just a little more pedal travel than the A4 gives and not as much power
> assist.  Reminds me of some of those big American boats, er cars  :)

You get used to it. Beware getting into a less sensitively pedalled car

> Back to the 1.8T...has anyone seen the Jacquard satin cloth interior that is
> an option?  Is it like the cloth seats on the WMB Z3 roadster?  And also,
> what are the potential horsepower numbers on a 1.8t with a chip upgrade?

I have the Jacuard Satin interior - beautiful cloth and I am told extremely
hard wearing. Its the standard cloth on the sports seats (these are a superb

I understand the US sports package doesn't include the sports suspension - 
pity as IMHO this is the best option on my car after the MTM Motronic upgrade
to 187hp (which answers your last query). Higher hp require breathing changes
and really higher hp requires bigger turbo (expensive!!!!)
Greg Spark              '96 A4 1.8Tq
sparkg@wave.co.nz       MTM 187hp
Hamilton, New Zealand   0-60 7.3s