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Re: Q45 vs. 200

We (wife and I) recently drove new A4 1.8ts -- one with tip and one with 5 speed.
Both were impressive, but their "feel" was not as good, subjectively at least, as
our well-worn (169k) 87 4kq.  Maybe it's just a case of old shoes feeling more
comfortable than new ones?

Phil Payne wrote:

> In message <3510532C.5D46B271@dimensional.com> Gary Bracken writes:
> > For me, and for my
> > wife, it has the best combination of seating, steering response, and "feel" of
> > any vehicle we've tried -- and that includes some other, new Audis.
> [about 4kq]
> The last point is worrying me a little.  I'v driven a couple of dozen early
> 1980s Audi 80s, a few Passats, and we owned an Audi 80CD for ten years.  It has
> now been replaced by a (not much younger) Passat.  The ur-quattro is obviously
> in a quite different league, but all of the foregoing have had a certain
> combination of power, handling and feedback that is rare in other brands.
> What specifically worries me is that I feel this combination is missing from
> Audi's newer models.  A nicely run in and cared for 4kq, IMO, is a better
> driver than an A4.
> --
>  Phil Payne
>  UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club