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re: wagons/dogs

IMO, its hard conclude the 200tqw is too small and still be able to
consider the A4 avant as "possible". Unless adults #3 and 4 are smaller
than dogs #1 and 2. Tell those dogs to "Lie down!!!" :)

The A4 avant 30V 5spd I drove briefly last month sure packed some decent
low-end punch. But the rear seat legroom seemed very limited to me.

An S6 wagon would definitely be the class act of the bunch. Yeh, that's the


>Date: Sun, 8 Nov 1998 21:12:19 -0500 (EST)
>From: Dan Simoes <dans@ans.net>
>Subject: wagons/dogs
>OK, follow this train of thought...
>On Friday/Sat, I was in VT looking at ski condos/houses
>(pipe dream but you never know).
>It occurred to me that if we found a house, and we were to
>car pool with my BIL and SIL and their dog, we would need
>a vehicle capable of carrying 4 adults, some bags, 2 largish
>dogs (70/80lbs) in comfort and speed.
>Looking at the dealer lot today, here are my thoughts:
>- - 200tqw: too small, roofline is low in the back
>- - A6 avant (95): decent.  S6 wagon might be the ticket.
>- - A4 avant: looks too small, but might be possible
>- - A6 avant (99): larger, but not an option for me
>- - Passat wagon: looks possible, but no 1.8tq 5sp...

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