[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6
caliban at sharon.net
Tue Jun 20 15:32:13 EDT 2006
At 9:47 AM -0700 6/20/06, thejimrose wrote:
> the 6 is smoother, more torque / power out of the box. the 1.8 is a dog out
>of the box. if youre going to leave it stock, get the 6. i just drove a
>buddys new 3.2 a4 quat/tip and it RIPS. feels as quick as a TTS4.
i can't call the 1.8 5 a "dog". it's a fine car. the six is
better, certainly, especially if you like shifting more.
>the 1.8 is a better motor if you plan to upgrade. theres an easy 50 horse in
>there with minor mods. the 1.8 is also a cheaper motor to maintain, easier
>to work on and fewer bits to break / replace.
>as for tranny's, as cool as a 6 is, i cant imagine it makes any appreciable
>difference in anything. id be curious to compare the ratios and see if the
>1st is any lower or the 6th is higher than the 5 spd's 5th cog. i bet the
>difference is nill. the 5 would be cheaper and more available, id go with
>that from a value perspective.
also agreed. the six is sexy, and you'll work out your left foot
a bit more.
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