massive coolant leak
mike.claire at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 12:16:00 PDT 2008
My C4 S4 is lowered and has stock 16x8 wheels and tires - wider than the
200. It corners flatter, and it can pull more G. The 200's not as stable,
but in daily situations it gives me a lot more feedback than the S4, and I'm
actually more confident taking a hard corner with it.
Go into a hard turn with the 200, the body rolls and and the chassis digs in
when you get back on the gas. The tires are skinnier and may slip a little,
but I kind of like that - I feel the edge coming and it's predictable.
I don't get that in the S4. Maybe if I drove into that turn 20 mph faster
I'd get more feedback....no I'm not doing that. Lowering the S4 cost money
and hasn't paid off in every day driving - but it does look badass.
Bang for the buck, I don't know what beats a good 200 with Euros and a chip
- it's just a great car.
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Kneale Brownson
<knealeski at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
> My stock 200q20vs both are quicker than my 2002 S8, but I think the S8 may
> be more stable in the twisties. Haven't really had a chance to push it yet,
> just judging from in-town cornering.
> --- On Tue, 9/23/08, robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: RE: massive coolant leak
> To: pyro_10314 at yahoo.com, 200q20v at audifans.com, "Ben Swann" <
> benswann at verizon.net>, "Schaible, David" <David.Schaible at jrspharma.com>
> Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 11:07 AM
> agreed. it's not a matter of what the car is worth (they are undervalued
> IMHO). it's the simple fact that a good running, clean 200q20v with
> appropriate mods (chip, suspension) will not only waste a good portion of
> new $50k+ sports sedan - it still has the fit and finish and amenities to
> compete with most new $50k+ sport sedans as well.
> and it's cool to get "the wave" from guys in new Audi S8s ;-)
> i say fix it and get something like a used nissan sentra for the daily
> keep the audi for the fun stuff and road trips.
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