[A4] new / used a4

docwyte at comcast.net docwyte at comcast.net
Fri Jul 7 21:15:37 EDT 2006

I own a "classic" Jeep Cherokee as well.  I can emphatically state that no matter how much money I put into the Jeep, if you put me in a stock 1.8T A4 with the sports package, I'll be worlds faster on the track in it than the Jeep.  

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From: Ken N <image66 at yahoo.com> 

> >You can track a Jeep Cherokee, but that doesn't mean it 
> >handles well. The car has mass, not the suspension. 
> Well, a Jeep Cherokee (not the Grand, but the classic) is 
> actually remarkably lightweight. The power-weight ratio is very 
> good. Now mod the suspension, exhause and intake a bit and stick 
> some racing wheels/tires on it and it'll do quite 
> well--especially at autocrossing. It starts to float at 90 
> though. 
> My A4 is a sweet road car, and it "feels" a whole lot better at 
> cornering, but the actual performance really isn't any better 
> than my Cherokee was. The Jeep would out-accelerate, but the A4 
> out-brakes. 
> A friend of mine has the all-road and actually uses it to haul 
> hay bales out into the field for her horses. The suspension is 
> just the ticket. 
> Ken 
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