20V tq as first car?

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 28 17:15:17 EST 2003

Back in 1996 we had 195k mi on our 740 turbo manual, we went to the
Volvo dealer and found that anything with some zip was a automatic ( we
were looking at used cars still $27-30K ) we then checked out the BMW
dealer and found a 525i with a stick. I must admit Audi was not in the
picture at the time. I probably could have bought a 20v for $20-25k.
We people that must drive properly shifted cars are becoming a much
smaller piece of the pie.
I made a point of my daughters learning to drive a stick.

91 20v avant still getting sorted out
95 525i 5spd
98 Acura 5 spd
86 325e 5spd
2 2002 both 4 spds
96 Ford van  auto ( only choice with V8 )

ferd154 at aol.com wrote:

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> I'm with Taka on this one. During the 90's here in Montclair, NJ it seemed
>every other car in town was what we call a "white engine" Volvo, post 240,
>740 cars. We have been repairing Volvos and other Euro marques here for 27
>years. About 3 months ago I nearly damaged a customer's 850 Volvo. Jumped in,
>turned the key, almost hit the shop wall. The customer had left the car in
>gear. Was I not thinking? No. this was the ONLY "white engine" Volvo we had
>ever seen that did not have a slushbox.
>              Bill Ferdon
>              EuroTech Services LLC
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>200q20v at audifans.com

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