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Re: S4 buying gotchas

To argue the flipside, the $10k pays for the updated body
style/improvements, better lighting, better tranny(the 200q20v
transmission shifts like hell), etc.

It's arguable whether you get what you pay for with that extra $10k.
Some people shy away from a 200q20v because they don't want something that
looks like a 5000.


On Fri, 2 Apr 1999, Greg Johnson wrote:

> Ah yes, but don't forget the "bang for the buck analysis."  According to
> Edumunds, the base price of an 1993 S4 is $20,955 and the base price of a '91
> 200q20v is $10,330.  For the $10K, differential, one could make the 200q20v go
> quite a bit faster.  For about $4K you could add chips, a transducer, and an RS2
> manifold and turbo and get about 330HP (which is about 100HP more than the S4)
> and you still have $6K more to play with.   Big Brakes?  Wheels and tires? New
> suspension?  Just my two cents....
> GregJ
> "Lewis, Gary M" wrote:
> > Brett said;
> >
> > > No, I'm not in the market...but the parental unit is.  Despite the 200q20v
> > > being faster and far cheaper, I guess he's just looking for something more
> > > refined.  The early S4's seem to fit the bill.
> > >
> > I don't believe the 200q20v is faster than a S4.  Every performance
> > comparision I've seen has the S4 outperforming the 91 200q20v.  Remember,
> > the S4 has an overboost function that adds more power.