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

Erata: the RX-7's chassis was great, but very sensitiveas was the engine,
electronics, etc. I will go out on a limb and say that when the Germans
build a car, they'll build it right (generally) the first time. MB diesels
excluded (except for newer ones).

*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, Harry R Glesner III wrote:

> Chris:
>    The 3rd gen Rx-7 is a wonderful car...when it runs. 
> Take a little time out and lurk on the rx-7 list, oh boy 
> is that an under engineered car. A good freind of mine in 
> a adjuster for GE warrenty underwriters and he can tell 
> you some really hair rasing stories about turbo charger 
> failure, apex seal failure. Now it seams that the body 
> are flexing and streching so badly that the door handles 
> are not working right. Great idea poorly executed. I've 
> at this very moment have a '83 Rx-7 Limited Edition that 
> I'm turning into a spec racer for SCCA and a '82 911 SC. 
> I'll take Porsches engineering enviroment over Japans any 
> day. The only thing the Rx has over the 911 is to race it 
> its cheap cheap cheap, and I will not cry when some ITC 
> Honda decides to Schmacher me.
> Rick Glesner