[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6
nickstock at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 16:11:58 EDT 2006
The 6-Speed is also a lot better for freeway MPG....the 6th is a lot taller
than my old 5-speed....
On 6/20/06, Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net> wrote:
> 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
> >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
> >there with minor mods. the 1.8 is also a cheaper motor to maintain,
> >to work on and fewer bits to break / replace.
> agree 100%.
> >as for tranny's, as cool as a 6 is, i cant imagine it makes any
> >difference in anything. id be curious to compare the ratios and see if
> >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.
> Rocky Mullin
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