[A4] Noob ?s about A4 2.8 "MY 2 CENTS"
Brian J White
brian at bjwhite.net
Fri Dec 24 17:32:50 EST 2004
>1999 Mazda Miata (not AE version, I can only count up to 5...)
>DRIVE ONE, THEY ARE WAY UNDERPOWER'D AND THERE IS NOT MUCH LEG ROOM UNLESS
>YOUR SHORT. I DROVE A 97? DUNNO WHICH YOUR LOOKING AT, GET IN A WRECK
>OF THESE AND ITS OVER :(
Not true. They're very strong cars. You should see some of the wrecks
people have gotten in with Miatas and came out with nary a scratch.
>1995 BMW M3 (if I can afford entry/maintenance costs)
>ONE OF THE BEST HANDELING CARS FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD, STILL E36 PLATFORM, BE
>CAREFULL OF MAINTENANCE
I'd agree with you there...
> YOU CAN
>PICK UP A USED 1.8T FROM 96-99 FOR AROUND 12K AVOID THE NEWER 99.5 AND 2K
>HAVE THE THROTTLED CONTROLED BY A ELETRONIC WIRE , YOULL LOOSE PERFORMANCE,
A total myth. Losing performance on the DBW Audis. In fact, the fastest
chipped only 1.8T is the 2001 which has DBW.
DBW doesn't cause problems for light modding, it's when you are going with
complete custom fuel systems and other things that cause problems. For 95%
of us out there, DBW is fine. Don't believe the whiners on that subject.
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