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Re: EVERYBODY SELL YOUR TORSEN QUATTRO
Let me save you the hassle! Will you take $500 for the car?
Matt Rooke wrote:
> Since it is obvious that my 91CQ POS is virtually worthless, I have come up with an option to selling it. I want to
> convert it to 2WD:
> - I'm sick of being the one who always has to drive at our ski cabin. It really interferes with my drinking schedule.
> - I try to be careful and drive 25 in snow, but what with that damm false security it too often turns into 60.
> - I really miss putting chains on everytime a couple snowflakes hit the windshield
> - driving is downright boring without FWD torque-steer and that exciting understeer at limits of traction.
> - As an engineer I can't accept driving a less than perfect machine
> - spiders give me the creeps
> I figure going to a tranverse-mount 4-cyl. from a Honda Accord would also get past the limitations of the lousy 20V
> powerplant, and solve that horrible F/R weight bias problem at the same time. I know an Audi powerplant would probably
> fit better, but if it took this long for the inferior drivetrain to become understood, why take a chance? Besides with
> an Accord powertrain, I can tape a coffee can to the end of the exhaust and fit right in cruising the strip.
> So if anyone has a line on an engine and FWD drivetrain please let me know ASAP. I'm in a hurry to get this done for
> obvious reasons, so I'm willing to spend whatever it takes. Now that I've spilled the beans, I'm sure others will want
> to follow in my footsteps, so I'll put up a webpage and post instructions and pictures as my project moves forward.
> Matt Rooke
> '91CQ POS
> >You better hurry and sell them now while you have the chance. Once the word
> >gets out resale values are going to drop. After all the quattro is a "dumb"
> >device that has no real world advantages. It is no better in the snow and
> >that extra security you feel on the road is just your imagination. They are
> >heavy ban-aids that are just compensation for a very poor chassis. Now just
> >recently I learned my locker is also a very poor design so I have decided to
> >sell it. After all it is next to worthless now. All the work and trouble for
> >nothing. Boy do I feel stupid. And talk about masochists the people who told
> >me this own them themselves. They must be really confused.
> >My only hope is to sell it before everyone finds out.
> >I think that the 91 coupe 20v is the worst offender so those of you who own
> >them you better sell them for cheap and in a hurry.