Fwd: Re: [A4] Purchase a second A4 quattro
boconnell at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 12 13:56:19 EDT 2005
--- Brian O'Connell <boconnell at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 08:42:51 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Brian O'Connell <boconnell at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [A4] Purchase a second A4 quattro
> To: Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com>
> I have that model, and the auto does slow down the
> quite a bit - I'd stick to a stick. But if you are
> not a spead demon, then it really shouldn't make a
> difference since you can just switch over to the tip
> and control the shift points yourself. Not as quick
> as a stick, but a lot better than leaving it in
> The real issue with my car is the performance drain
> from the a/c. Then again, we run it almost all the
> time (first in Atlanta, and now in Houston).
> I run premium so I can't say anything about the fuel
> And don't think the control arms were recalled for
> this year, and if so, then they seem to have cleared
> inspection by the dealership here in Houston (I
> can't remember if they were checked, or if there
> wasn't a recall for this year). Others might have
> more info for you on this point.
> I've liked mine tremendously, even with the tip.
> --- Doug Johnson <ur-quattro at msn.com> 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>
> > 1.) Were the control arms replaced on a recall?
> > so, and if they have not
> > been replaced, is that recall still in effect?
> > 2.) does the Tip make the car a real dog as far as
> > acceleration's concerned?
> > 3.) The ECU in my '90 and '91 coupe quattros
> > 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.)
> > Please feel free to address other issues with this
> > car that I haven't
> > mentioned.
> > Thanks for your help!
> > Regards,
> > ~ Doug
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