A4 questions.....1.8T vs V6...which is better? and what are their hp numbers?

Jim Green jeg1976 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 2 17:41:05 EST 2003

--- JordanVw at aol.com wrote:
> which is better?  1.8T or V6?  
> here is my understanding...
> in '98 the 1.8T was 150hp, then sometime around 2000
> (?) it was bumped up to 
> 170hp (the current 1.8T is 170hp? )..  is this
> correct?????  and what is the 
> exact date VW/Audi tweeked the engine to get 20 more
> hp out of it?? also what 
> is the hp of the 2.8L V6??  190 or 200?  
> ive talked w/ a bunch of people that tell me to stay
> away from the 1.8T as 
> they are underpowered (sluggish off the line) and
> blow turbos...  is this true?? 
>  local dealer service guy says "we do turbos on
> those passats/A4's all the 
> time"
> my GF is looking (the car is for her)  at cars in
> the 75k-120k mile range as 
> they are more affordable and her budget is really $7
> grand or less. .. needs 
> to be Automatic also.  Dont need quattro.   
> i recently saw a '96 A4 1.8T w/ 115k mi that was
> affordable...asking price 
> was $6500 obo.   could i get another 75-100k mi out
> of it? 

I'm also really interested in this thread, I'm trying
to convert my buddy that's driving a Snaab right now. 
My main question is on the 1.8T cars, what year did
they fixt the TB tensioner problem?


Jim Green
'89 80q slow
'89 90tq fast, really fast

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