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Re: Audi Kool-Aid, Pt. II (long)

Lawson, Dave decided to speak these words:

>I haven't seen anyone do any tests, but I contend that a generation I
>quattro will will outperform any later version of quattro in a similar
>series of tests you describe from the article. I think Audi made a very
>consious decision here, by going for seamless <7/10 handling knowing
>that 99% of the buyers never explore the last 2 or 3/10s of what their
>cars will do. This fact comes to the surface when you take a poll of who
>has ever turned(or pushed) a diff lock switch. People don't know what it
>does and are afraid to take the chance thinking that they will break
>their drivetrains.

this is what i believe.  It seems as though the first quattro system was 
designed soley for performance, with whatever other benefits coming in 
second.  The torsen equipped cars seem to be leaning more toward safety 
with the AWD over all out performance...i have been thinking about this 
alot lately....

Oh yeah, i lock my center diff ALL THE TIME, like whenever it is wet, or 
when i am travelling at a high rate of speed sometimes, in wet or 
dry...stuff like that, or when i am on a windy road...


Michael Sheridan Williams

My new one: 1985 4000 S Quattro
172,000+ miles, and going like a new car

1985 Coupe GT(for sale, cheap, $1000)
163,000+ miles