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Re: 2WD v. AWD

In message <81F5B4420179440F@mail.co.albemarle.va.us> Mark Trank writes:

> Can anyone give me a quick and definitive response to the following:  a 
> local mechanic recently opined to me that the quattro system operates (in 
> normal mode) in front-wheel drive; only when activated (i.e., 
> differential activated) does the four wheel drive mode kick in.

I recommend you find another mechanic.
(Though there _are_ systems that work like this.  Not on Audis, though.)

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