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Re: quattro-digest V3 #1553

This is the best one I've heard of;

If you go flying into a corner and you see the car go straight into the
guard rail - that's understeer.

if you go flying into a corner and you don't see the rail when the car hits
it - that's oversteer.

(My appreciation to the Brit who announced the Grand Prix races on ESPN 
for years for coming up with this definition - wish I could remember his

Ray calvo (porsray@aol.com)
1990 Coupe Quattro

In a message dated 96-12-17 20:35:04 EST, you write:

 From: human <human@nh.ultranet.com>
 Date: Tue, 17 Dec 96 17:11:34 -0500
 Subject: Re:oversteer/understeer
 - -- [ From: human * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
 >> I do enjoy oversteer and feel more safe feeling the rear end slide 
 >> slightly rather than front end going wide.  
 >... one of my favorite sayings is:
 >"Oversteer scares the passengers, where understeer scares the driver."  :)
 OK, I'm sick of trying to remember what someone told me once.  What is the
 definition of oversteer and understeer please?  I keep trying to figure it
 out from context....
 - --
 Huw Powell
 HUMAN Speakers