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RE: That little button on the floor

The automatic has one big advantage over a manual on turbo cars: you
don't have to let up on the throttle when the slushbox is changing
gears, so the turbo lag can't rise it's ugly face. When my 5K shifts
from 1st to 2nd at the full throttle, it's like it's been hit from
behind :-) However, off-the-line acceleration s*cks :-(

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Brett Dikeman [SMTP:brett@arthur.malebolge.com]
> Sent:	Sunday, October 05, 1997 3:21 PM
> To:	vytas@erols.com
> Cc:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	Re: That little button on the floor
> I always thought an automatic in a turbo car was pretty stupid, but my
> friend's father's Saab 9000CDE turbo proved that
> very, very wrong :)  That car is a rocket...very impressive for a
> little 4 banger that sounds like a sewing machine :)
> Brett