Strange test drive
knotnook at traverse.com
Thu Jul 12 23:49:14 EDT 2001
The avant may make a bit of difference, but as owner of both a 5ktq and a
200q20vt, I can tell you that in stock mode, the '91 is noticeably quicker
than the '87, at least within legal US speeds. Your description is of a
200 that's ailing.
At 06:06 PM 07/12/2001 -0400, Noelle Beaudin wrote:
>I don't know how best to explain this but here goes....
>I currently have a 5000cstq which I love. By accident I found a
>'91 20020v avant for sale, so I figured, what the heck, I'll
>have a look.
>Now the guy selling it tells me that he has the Stage II chip
>in it, but the boost gauge (standard Audi boost gauge) only
>goes up to 1.7 and you need to do special wiring for it to register
>beyond that. I don't know any better until I do more research,
>so I say "Ok" and take this thing for a spin.
>Slugish. That is all I can say. So, I think something is very
>very wrong here. From everything that I have read the 200 20v
>should be much much faster than my unmodified 5000cstq, but
>it wasn't! And the boost gauge never read past 1.5.
>So my question is: If this does really have the Stage II chip
>in it, is that correct what was stated about the boost gauge?
>And even then, why the hell did it feel like I was driving an
>old Nissan 4 cyl. truck instead of a wonderful Audi?
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