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Re: compare this what?

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...

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

>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.