[A4] Noob ?s about A4 2.8 "MY 2 CENTS"
caliban at sharon.net
Sat Dec 25 02:16:19 EST 2004
At 4:56 PM -0500 12/24/04, Brizax at aol.com wrote:
>just my 2 cents,
>i have owned a 95 325is and it was horrible, had a lot of problems with only
>70k miles on the car, maybe it was just a rare lemon?
most certainly. in fact, i'd put money on an audi being a poorer
car at 70k than a BMW. if these problems were the rule, and not the exception
these companies would be out of business.
>if you want performance and handling go with a 1.8t quattro, and chip it,
>the car is a whole different beast chipped, the 2.8 is nose heavy and wont
>handle as good as the 1.8 and a 1.8 chipped will destroy a v6, and
>is cheaper to
yeah them 2.8s are pretty crummy for anything except just buying
and driving around as-is. that's the nature of an NA v. turbo car. though
a 1.8 tiptronic, from my experience, is a pretty sucky ride. way too heavy
with that extra tranny weight. ditto with power seats, like 300 pounds!
>Was considering the E36 BMW cars (budget price is up to about $15k or so)
>but am a bit scared off by potential subframe/shockmount/engine mount
>problems and thought I'd think about the A4 2.8. So, a few ?s if you don't
>1) Lots of torque steer with the FWD 2.8?
you gotta be crazy to buy a non-quattro audi, IMO.
want an amazing older used car? BMW 635csi.
>2) But, because of no AWD on the 2.8 FWD, is it appreciably faster 0-60
>than the 2.8Q?
i can't imagine it being much more than fractionally faster.
so with a wee, wee bit more quickness you get crap handling.
>992-1997 Lexus SC 300 (only the ones with 5 speeds, probably too "soft" a
>KIND OF A HEAVY CAR BUT HAS THE SUPRA ENGINE WHICH IS A GREAT MOTOR TO
>TURBOCHARGE ETC VERY DURABLE
i've actually heard some good things about "sterlings".
>1994-1998 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra (but not the '96 unless cooling changes met)
>AMERICAN? WHY BOTHER? :)
i don't like american cars for being american. just for being
ugly and/or weak. like any mustang after, say, 1970. except the new
one, i'd own that car. it's beautiful.
>1997-2001 Honda Prelude type SH
>GOD NO :)
unbelievably reliable, those hondas. and their sporty models are
a hoot to drive.
>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 IN ONE
>OF THESE AND ITS OVER :(
you can get roll bars for them. but you still have to deal with
everyone knowing that you're gay.
>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
a good quattro will outhandle an M3. want to piss off an M3
owner? put a chipped 20v turbo into an audi 4000 quattro and race.
>MERRY XMAS, OF COURSE YOU NEED TO DECIDE ON YOUR OWN, THESE ARE JUST MY 2
>CENTS, I MAYBE RIGHT OR WRONG ON SOME THINGS, DRIVE A COUPLE. A4S
>DO HAVE LIL
>PROBS OF THERE OWN AS WELL, BUT FOR WHAT YOU GET ITS WORTH IT IMO. YOU CAN
>PICK UP A USED 1.8T FROM 96-99 FOR AROUND 12K AVOID THE NEWER 99.5
>AND 2K THEY
>HAVE THE THROTTLED CONTROLED BY A ELETRONIC WIRE , YOULL LOOSE PERFORMANCE,
>THE 99 CARS HAVE THE ONE PIECE HEADLIGHTS, OR YOU CAN INSTALL EM WITH LITTLE
>WORK ON A OLDER, I DID,
hey, i'm going to sell mine! maybe he wants it!
2000 a4 avant 1.8t sport/winter/convenience/GPS/xenon/audio...
not to mention a separate ECU with an APR chip, optional GFB stealth
FX blowoff valve, and two sets of nokian snow tires on rims, one set
being ur-quattro rims.
"Evil kills those who perpetrate it, and the pastures of inequity are harmful"
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