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Gas tank location

In message <970427150949_1555589768@emout10.mail.aol.com> 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.

 Phil Payne

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