[A4] Noob ?s about A4 2.8
Brian J White
brian at bjwhite.net
Fri Dec 24 17:29:30 EST 2004
At 14:41 2004-12-24, Tom Reynolds wrote:
>1) Lots of torque steer with the FWD 2.8?
Nah....front suspension and engine mount design solved that.
>2) But, because of no AWD on the 2.8 FWD, is it appreciably faster 0-60
>than the 2.8Q?
A little bit...not much.
>3) What is the real world time 0-60 of the 2.8Q? I've seen a big
>disparity when I can find anything at all on the 'net.
It's fast enough. Not E36 6 cylinder BMW fast though.
>1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX (Z32 chassis- but non turbo)
Don't bother. Outdated, too big, dated looks..not worth it.
>1992-1997 Lexus SC 300 (only the ones with 5 speeds, probably too "soft" a
>1994-1998 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra (but not the '96 unless cooling changes met)
Ahem. Nice motor, not much else.
>1997-2001 Honda Prelude type SH
Great all around car, I can't fault it. Questionable front end styling,
but a great car. And will be very reliable.
>1999 Mazda Miata (not AE version, I can only count up to 5...)
AE version rules. I have two Miatas myself....a red 1990 and a black 1997
>1995 BMW M3 (if I can afford entry/maintenance costs)
Entry yes, if you have to ask about maintenence, then probably not.
>1995+ BMW E36 coupes (but with Sport package)
>and maybe the (B5?) Audi A4 2.8 (either FWD or Quattro, depending on your
Why bother getting an A4 without Quattro is what I always say...but there
are those that like FWD.
My top choices for a daily driver? later model E36 4-door M3 or later
model B5 Audi A4...either 2.8 or 1.8T I wouldn't really care..but Quattro
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