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Re: Type 85 (Torsen) vs Type 44 (Torsen)

>You wanna know just how stupid the British are?

At least they purchased German saloons.

Either way, they are still smarter than your average US consumer.  I have 
been shopping for an additional ride, and I can't tell you how many ads I've 
seen that have a line in them like: 'love this Audi (or Porsche, etc.) but 
have to get a SUV!'

I can see them drooling over the mud bog tires and explode on the fly 
part-time 4WD.  (If of course they even thought to go with something other 
than 2WD.)

I saw a brand new Dorf Ranger pickup yesterday.  Guy slowed down to 2 mph to 
crawl over a little dimple in the road.  I had to chuckle.  Following his 
purchase, I'm sure he proclaimed to his drinking buddies how he could now 
conquer 'impassible' terrain, fly over fields of boulders, over felled trees 

But for this dimple, oh no, careful!

>From: quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne)
>Reply-To: quk@isham-research.freeserve.co.uk
>To: quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: Type 85 (Torsen) vs Type 44 (Torsen)
>Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 22:32:04 GMT
>Had some fun tonight - took the new Type 44 wagon down one of my
>accustomed 'rat runs' instead of the Type 85.
>It really is quite a spectacular vehicle.
>You wanna know just how stupid the British are?  Audi sold just TWO
>of these things in the 1990 model year - BMW sold over 20,000 5-series.
>Real, real fun.  Knowing how a Torsen reacts and being accustomed to
>the quattro drivetrain and (to a certain extent) the engine helped.  But
>you can hustle a Type 44 wagon along just fine.
>  Phil Payne
>  UK Audi quattro Owners Club
>  Phone: 0385 302803   Fax: 0870 0883933

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