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A6/100 wagon roof racks

In message <199612101803.NAA18695@Mail.IDT.NET> "A. Belzer" writes:

> Greetings and salutations of the season to all.  I have a late model wagon
> and notice that the roof rack makes a considerable contribution to wind
> noise, not to mention my belief that they are not of the highest aesthetic
> standard.  I bought a wagon so I could put more things inside.  If I wanted
> to put things on a roof rack I could have bought a sedan.  Has anyone
> attempted (succeeded in) removing them?  TIA.

A permanently affixed roof rack?  They _do_ ship some odd things to you Yanks.

The Passat Estate has a roof rail option here in Europe, and you can turn it 
into a roof rack by adding bars.  Its principle purpose in life, without the 
bars, is to stiffen the roof and stop it "drumming".

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club