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Mark R speedracer.mark at
Tue Feb 3 09:44:33 PST 2009

> Especially if you have something like 19 inch summer tires.....! But the TT
> doesn't have 'real' quattro
> anyways, right? ;-)
> Dan D
> '04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
> Central NJ USA

Dan hit the nail on the head!  I just got back from instructing at yet
another winter driving school (NAAC) and good tires are of course the number
one thing to have for the conditions.  But "real" Quattro (with a torsen
center diff) is head and shoulders above anything else, ESPECIALLY Haldex
based systems.

Subaru and BMW get is mostly right, but there's something about real Quattro
that is absoluitely tops.  And the control/fun of the Torsen systems go from
understeer to subtle oversteer at just the right moment (when the fronts
hook up)....  gotta love it!

Mark Rosenkrantz (who would take Haldex over FWD or RWD, but any other AWD
system over Haldex).

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