[A4] Purchase a second A4 quattro

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Tue Jul 12 12:32:33 EDT 2005

At 10:15 AM -0500 7/12/05, Doug Johnson wrote:
>Fellow A4 fans,
>I've located a 98 A4q with the V6 and Tektronixc tranny that I'm 
>interested in.
>But first, I need you thoughts, if you don't mind helping me out. 
>(I'm an old inline-5 guy, so this possible purchase is complicated 
>territory indeed!) <chuckles>

	i love 'em.  i had an URQ.

>2.) does the Tip make the car a real dog as far as acceleration's concerned?

	IMO, yes.  especially the 1.8t.  power seats do similar.

>3.) The ECU in my '90 and '91 coupe quattros allows them to run on 
>regular grade fuel by simply retarding the spark to eliminate 
>detonation, but the suggested fuel for the V6 is premium.  With 
>ever-rising gas prices, I'm curious if this car will perform 
>acceptably on regular grade gasoline.  (Note: I'm no speed-demon on 
>the public roadways.)

	i'd love to know the answer to this!  personally, i'm going to dump
my beloved A4 once good diesels arrive on the market.

  Rocky Mullin 


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