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Gas tank location
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kwattro@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 97-04-27 03:50:30 EDT, you write:
>> It does if you remember that VW was, at the time, producing a
>> genuine hatchback on a virtually identical ploor pan - the Passat.
> By the Passat, I assume you mean our Quantum, which (correct) did have a very
> rare coupe version, early on in production.
It might have been "rare" in the USA, but I had thirty of 'em. In
Germany, they outnumbered Coupe GTs by ten to twenty to one.
> Interesting. Next question...why didn't the hatchback carry over to the
> audi? And where was the tank located, under the rear floorpan like the
> golf/rabbit? The only big difference I saw was that the rear windows seemed
> to be shaped differently.
The tank was under-floor. The main architectural feature of interest
was the rear seat, which was specially strengthened to take a centre
belt even though it folded in unequal sections - 1/3rd and 2/3rds.
Early ones used a yellow LED for high beam, instead of the usual blue,
and the vehicle's documents were endorsed with a TUV exemption.
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