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On Sat, 23 May 1998, Brooks Ellis wrote:
> The situation I'm in now, is that I am going to buy a car, and it is either
> going to be a Mitsu Galant VR-4, or a 200TQ.
That would be a tough one but I think I'd lean towards the '91 200TQ
> My main concern is the engine blowing, or slowly loosening tolerances and
> having oil slide by, turbo blowing, etc.
I wouldn't worry about it in either car. Head gaskets maybe but not the
> ferarri beater, just a moderate jump... Dunno if _either_ tranny can take
> it. I think the DSM might need a better clutch, and it seemed that the OOOO
> _manual_ tranny was actually fairly decent.
Oh yes, the Audi 5-sp is very strong it seems. Actually in one respect
it seems like Audi simply put some dump truck parts in their cars to _MAKE
SURE_ they don't break, but in the final outcome, the cars are remarkably
light for their market segment and content. This is perhaps the most
amazing engineering aspect of Audi - they have excellent chassis
structure design which is light weight and spacious while offering
terrific crashworthiness and maintaining decent handling. Then they
sacrifice _some_ of that weight to build a bulletproof drivetrain. I
just wish they had sacrificed even a few more pounds to finish the details.
Graydon D. Stuckey
"There's alot more to Jazz than just wrong notes"