[s-cars] Audi "Streets of Tomorrow Ride and Drive", or...
smarinello at entouch.net
Tue May 2 09:13:30 EDT 2006
Does that line from the marketing guys mean that the 3.2 has a different gas
tank or does it mean that they don't want to tell the truth that they only
planned to market the 2.0T quattro in the S3, the power output of which a
nice chip upgrade will do to the current FWD cars for under $600?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Frank Stadmeyer" <stadmef at ntplx.net>
To: "Steve Marinello" <smarinello at entouch.net>
Cc: <DGraber460 at aol.com>; <pkrasusky at ups.com>; <wmahoney at disk.com>;
<r0ssat0_987 at att.net>; <s-car-list at audifans.com>; <s6serge at verizon.net>;
<mplatt911 at yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 11:00 PM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] Audi "Streets of Tomorrow Ride and Drive", or...
> At the present time, the A3 2.0T is not available with quattro in the US
> due to the quattro gas tank being unsatisfactory for crash- worthiness.
> The Audi folks I spoke to said they were working on fixing that.
> On May 1, 2006, at 9:20 PM, Steve Marinello wrote:
>> Acutally, Dennis, I drove the 2.0T A3's to compare to the FWD GTI's. I
>> did not like the DSG in the A3 at all. Drive it back-to- back with a GTI
>> and maybe you'll see what I mean, or maybe not.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <DGraber460 at aol.com>
>> To: <stadmef at ntplx.net>; <pkrasusky at ups.com>
>> Cc: <wmahoney at disk.com>; <r0ssat0_987 at att.net>; <s-car-
>> list at audifans.com>; <s6serge at verizon.net>; <mplatt911 at yahoo.com>
>> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 7:22 PM
>> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Audi "Streets of Tomorrow Ride and Drive", or...
>>> In a message dated 5/1/2006 3:45:43 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
>>> stadmef at ntplx.net writes:
>>> Yep, the A3 was as disappointing as the RS4 was fun! My regular car
>>> for those of you not keeping up is an R32, so I was antsy to drive
>>> the A3 3.2 as well as try out DSG. The added incentive was that my R
>>> has been in the shop for a week to fix up some minor bodywork and the
>>> dealer gave me a 2006 Passat 2.0T with Tiptronic. I hated the
>>> Tiptronic so I was really hoping the DSG would be fun.
>>> Too bad all of you drove the 3.2 A3. The 2.0 DSG car is far more fun.
>>> pushed to the limit that might change due to front drive, but the
>>> front weight and extremely quick DSG make it really fun to toss
>>> I thought the DSG TT was disappointing by comparison. Not sure why the
>>> mating to 3.2 doesn't behave the same as the 2.0 but that combination
>>> doesn't work as well. The computer programing for the 2.0T shifts is
>>> spot on.
>>> Dennis Graber
>>> 5605 S. Helena Court
>>> Aurora, Colo. 80015
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