[Biturbos4] New to the list

Mike Kuriger michael at isuzu-mods.com
Sun Mar 21 16:43:49 EST 2004

I prefer a stick shift too most of the time, until I drove My S4 TIP.  
the turbos never have any noticable lag, it jumps off the line at full 
boost and is hard to beat.  the turbos dont spool down during shifts 
either :-) 


Igor Kessel wrote:

> Quincy Chiang wrote:
>> Congrat!  You wife wants to drive a 6-sp?  Lucky guy ;-)  I 
>> personally don't know too many female that drives stick.
> I am no sure, Quincy. She never complained about the lack of one gear 
> in her two previous 5-speed turbo quattros. Although she was not too 
> impressed with her 4-speed car before that.
> Or let me put it another way. She won't touch an automatic car with a 
> 5m pole. I would, in a pinch, but she outright refuses.
> :)
>> Btw, Is Audi stopping production of allroad?  Makes sense I guess now 
>> that the new A6 is here.  I hope they don't replace it with a SUV.
> Yes, that's the sad reality. That's why I had to jump on the 2004 m/y, 
> although after 23 March I would be able to order the last of the breed 
> 2005.
> Alas, according to AoA the Allroad is a slow seller, and is being 
> phased out. Yes, to be replaced by yet another ugly clone of the bland 
> truckster with the famous nameplate. The short 2005 production run of 
> the automatic-only 2.7tt "S-line" joke of a car will cease on the week 
> of 17th May. After which there will be no more Audi Allroad. Bastards!
> Also as of 1 January 2004 there are no more A6 2.7 biturbo + stick 
> shifts available. The A6 2.7tt is now automatic-only "S-line".
> With the demise of the neu S4 2.7tt the so-dear-to-my-heart 
> combination of quattro+turbo+stick is no more. Will I hear voices 
> quietly whispering "Saabaru" in my ear by the time I decide to replace 
> my current the last of the breed '97 UrS6 with another car entirely 
> depends on AoA pulling or not its marketing head out of its behind. 
> Although I admit, it would be enormously difficult to leave the Audi 
> brand after staying with it for the last 12 years.

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