Off 200-topic (again)...A4 V6 vs 1.8

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri May 4 17:47:02 EDT 2007

Hey Derek,

If you’re doing your own wrenching, want to borrow a turbo for trial?  
If it solves your problem I could take yours after rebuilding.

Nothing shabby with the turbo V6 in the C5 A6.


On May 4, 2007, at 1:40 PM, Derek Pulvino wrote:

> At the risk of being the boy who cries wolf, again looking at the  
> next car
> option which remains a B5 A4.  My ideal was to find one with a 1.8  
> rather
> than the V6 as the smaller engine would give better gas mileage and  
> I've
> heard the V6 is not only an uninspiring power plant, but the  
> chassis dynamic
> is better with the smaller engine (ie more even weight distribution  
> with
> less weight in front of front axle).
> I also know that some people here have A4's, but does anyone have  
> experience
> with either/or on these chassis layouts?
> As to the 200, well I don't think my curiosity will let me sell  
> that one
> without first seeing if the turbo issues impacts my observed oil  
> usage, as
> other than that it's a generally solid vehicle...for a car with  
> 240k on the
> clock.  Would be nice though to do the experiment and not be  
> stranded while
> the wrenching is in progress.
> Derek P
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