[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Boating with an S4

Yes, but the S4 is a different chassis, no?  I'll argue (amicably) that the 
200 is a different type, significantly different.

But, mail a quote from an S4 manual re: towing and I'll stand corrected.

The issue is that if a car is not designed for such a purpose, it probably 
should not be stretched to do it.  If it's in the manual for the 200, then 
it is obviously within its design parameters.  I am always seeing Porsches 
and Miatas around here (Pacific NW) with 2x4s (lumber) hanging out their 
windows, on their way home from the hardware store.  And $25K Preludes 
pulling jetskis.  This seems silly to me.

But it's agreed, the pickup is not a common continental sight. I guess you 
do what you have to.

>From: Orin Eman <orin@wolfenet.com>
>To: the_stevens@hotmail.com (The Stevens)
>CC: quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: Re: Boating with an S4
>Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 12:31:32 -0700 (PDT)
> > In fact, it probably states in the manual that you shouldn't attempt to 
> > with the vehicle.
>Well for the 90 200, there are _two_ pages on towing.
>There isn't that much difference with the S4.
> > One can easily find several small pickups for sale in any given area of 
> > country all the time.  I could probably go out and buy a dozen right 
> > all for under $1000 each.  It also very easy to find used F150s of late 
> > vintage for under $500--at least here in the NW.
>My Chevy S-10 has a 2000 lb limit.  The 200 manual states a 2000 lb limit
>for a braked trailer.
> > Please don't try to tow with a sports car!  Would choose an MGB over a 
> > U-Haul van when you moved?
>In Europe, where there used to be (still is?) a significant lack of 
>guess what gets used for towing.  The family sedan of whatever type.
>There are some that would say the 200s at least make great tow cars...

Get Free Email and Do More On The Web. Visit http://www.msn.com