massive coolant leak

mike claire mike.claire at
Tue Sep 23 12:16:00 PDT 2008

My C4 S4 is lowered and has stock 16x8 wheels and tires - wider than the
200.  It corners flatter, and it can pull more G.  The 200's not as stable,
but in daily situations it gives me a lot more feedback than the S4, and I'm
actually more confident taking a hard corner with it.

Go into a hard turn with the 200, the body rolls and and the chassis digs in
when you get back on the gas.  The tires are skinnier and may slip a little,
but I kind of like that - I feel the edge coming and it's predictable.

I don't get that in the S4.  Maybe if I drove into that turn 20 mph faster
I'd get more I'm not doing that.  Lowering the S4 cost money
and hasn't paid off in every day driving - but it does look badass.

Bang for the buck, I don't know what beats a good 200 with Euros and a chip
- it's just a great car.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM, Kneale Brownson
<knealeski at>wrote:

> My stock 200q20vs both are quicker than my 2002 S8, but I think the S8 may
> be more stable in the twisties.  Haven't really had a chance to push it yet,
> just judging from in-town cornering.
> --- On Tue, 9/23/08, robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at> wrote:
> From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at>
> Subject: RE: massive coolant leak
> To: pyro_10314 at, 200q20v at, "Ben Swann" <
> benswann at>, "Schaible, David" <David.Schaible at>
> Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 11:07 AM
> agreed. it's not a matter of what the car is worth (they are undervalued
> IMHO). it's the simple fact that a good running, clean 200q20v with
> appropriate mods (chip, suspension) will not only waste a good portion of
> the
> new $50k+ sports sedan - it still has the fit and finish and amenities to
> compete with most new $50k+ sport sedans as well.
> and it's cool to get "the wave" from guys in new Audi S8s ;-)
> i say fix it and get something like a used nissan sentra for the daily
> grind.
> keep the audi for the fun stuff and road trips.
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