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Re: compare this what?
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- Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 12:39:49 +1200
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scott, you seem to be getting desperate. reference the latest car magazine to
see testimonial of the advantage *in the dry* of quattro a4 to the e46 328i,
which has to have traction control, electronic brake distribution and an
oversteer-correction device to maintain good cornering discipline. this,
despite it's deliberate over-specification in the wheels and tyres department.
just because you don't agree, that doesn't change things. really.
fwiw, i'll quote from a car tester in the latest car magazine, about the
long-term a4q he's owned.
"[the quattro's strengths are] most obviously traction, of course, especially
on wet roads, and a greater feeling of security when the roads shine with
rain... in fact, it's fabulously well balanced and, i noticed the other night
when i took a new 911 along a favoured route, far batter able to maintain its
line through a greasy roundabout than the porsche, which slithers into an
all-wheel drift with surprising ease. on roads like this, the audi would have
it for breakfast." mmmm, no spider bite there either....
hunting around for the bmw-list address...
>Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 12:38:29 EDT
>From: QSHIPQ <QSHIPQ@aol.com>
>In a message dated 98-04-06 12:31:40 EDT, you write:
><< Well, that's fair, but I still prefer quattro to the best RWD traction
> car out there. I have had quattros end up in 3 ft ditches filled with snow
> pull straight back out. Try that in a BMW.
> harrison >>
>Hope the quattro had blizzacks and the bimmer didn't. The tests don't show
>the documentation of awd over traction control. Add in good tires and driver
>skill, the awd advantage is compromised. To the point where the awd car
>needs good snows to make any claims again.
>Hope BMW doesn't try awd again either. The comparos of the 325IX didn't put
>audi on top.