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Re: '94 Q45 / '89 200q comparison...

I love the RX-7. I do go and say that it was one of the best sports car
chassis's made. Now, I have driven an R-1. It was interesting, but not
enough to make me want to get it over a German. More than it's
performance, the feel is the most critical thing to me and most. 0-60
doesn't matter to me. I just kept cranking up the boost until I got a
satisfactory seat of the pants. I believe most of us on the list are like
that. There is also the German feel of everything from interior, exterior,
turn signal stalks, etc. German cars are truly made with pride as opposed
to Jap cars that are stamped on an assembly line like Jello shapes. I've
done brake jobs on a few Jap cars including my dad's 626. In the time it
takes me to do one front, I could have done at least 3 on my car or a
Porsche. Quality. You can't deny that quality of workmanship especially in
the interior materials is up to a German. Look at a Lexus. Even though the
build quality is excellent, the interior doesn't look or feel all too
different from a Camry. BTW: a Porsche can outhandle an R-1 without all
the harshness. It's more how a car feels than a Car and Driver
handling,acceleration,etc rating. They don't reflect real life and what
the driver feels. You seem to be defending the Japanese cars a little more
than you should for a person on an Audi list that's supposed to love their

*Steve                                       Sachelle Babbar
*'84  5ksT 1.6-2.0 bar                    <SBABBAR@IRIS.NYIT.EDU>
*Cockpit adjustable wastegate, AudiSport badge
*Disclaimer:"Any information contained herein is based purely on my own
*personal experience and may not necessarily reflect yours. Use caution as
*your results may vary from mine."

On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Chris Maresca wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Sachelle Babbar wrote:
> > I was referring to luxury/passenger cars. Now you wouldn't compare a 5000t
> > to a 300? Would you?. Granted, the sports cars are different, but while
> > we're on the thread, what would you rather have, a 300zx or a Porsche 911?
> > I'll bet on the German on that road.
> Not to start a flame war, but:
> I'll take a 3rd generation RX7 with the R-1 package, please.  And trounce
> everything coming out of Germany except a 911 Turbo... 
> However, if the road is slick or has snow and/or I have to carry
> passengers, I'll take an S2 or an RS2, thank you very much... 
> Chris.
> '90 CQ (wishing it were an S2 & still looking for a dark '91 w/ low miles)
> '87 RX7 Tii (2nd. gen, for sale)