[A4] new / used a4

Brian J White brian at bjwhite.net
Fri Jul 7 18:50:55 EDT 2006

At 15:40 2006-07-07, docwyte at comcast.net wrote:
>You can track a Jeep Cherokee, but that doesn't mean it handles 
>well.  The car has mass, not the suspension.  Line that lightly 
>modded allroad up against another car that weighs 3000 lbs and watch 
>the allroad get lapped, then lapped again...

No one is arguing that.   (unless that 3000 lbs car has a poor 
suspension or a lack of power.)      But we're not talking about 3000 
lb cars here.

And, you might reconsider your Jeep Cherokee argument.    An SRT8 
Grand Cherokee won the SUV category of the One Lap of 
America.   Obviously didn't handle as well as a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 
car (hah...) but still, it got the job done.   I think the correct 
way to think about it would be, for an SUV is handles great.

Along those lines, for a 4000 lb station wagon, both the S6 and 
Allroad handle great.

Heavy cars can be made to handle pretty well.   Now brakes on the 
other hand, that's usually the challenge.  <grin>

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