Strange test drive

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
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?
>'86 5000cstq
>'02 WRX

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