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Re: 97 A6 quatro value?

Hairy green toads from Mars made Frank Walian say:

>     I test drove a 97 A6 Quattro with 15k miles on it today. I have a 87
> that I just fixed and wanted to look at a newer model. I noticed that
> the v6 seemed slower than my 87 with a 5 cyl. It also was a lot slower
> that the new passat and a 97 maxima. Is there something wrong here or is
> the A6 just slower.

I can't speak for the value, VERY new cars are difficult to price.

I bought a '95 A6QW last spring with 39K, now have 52K on it.
I also have a 10 valve and a 20 valve I5 (no turbos). I think
the V6 is quicker than either, although it's close to the 90Q20V.
These engines do require some time to break in and get up to speed.
If you mean a REALLY new passat (99), it is almost the same engine.
The Passat go the 30V V6, the A6 probably only has 12V.


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