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Test drives (was:Re: Syncro = 4000Q?)
Dan (THE listmeister) Simoes wrote:
> Mechanically, it's definitely an Audi. The car pulls surprisingly
> well, and seems to handle OK though I couldn't do any 'typical'
> driving of course :).
Why not Dan?
I was trying to convince a co-worker that the Audi 5kTQ/200Q wagon is an
excellent choice for a practical and fun to drive car. I had seen an
ad for an '89 200 at a local BMW dealership. We went over there one day
and happened to get a salesman that once worked at the Audi dealer down the
street. We went with him for a test drive, first with my co-worker driv-
ing. During this time we talked about how well the car handles and such.
When they first asked me if I wanted to take it I said that I already knew
what it could do, but I decided to drive it to give a little demo ;-) We
were very close to freeway on-ramp that I know fairly well, a cloverleaf
style ramp. I warned them about what was about to happen, and I think
that even the sales guy was a bit surprised. In the end the co-worker
opted for a baaS 900 turbo with a slushbox (which I also drove and found
incredibly unimpressive). Maybe he was thinking that he wouldn't be able
to get the seats on the 200Q clean!
Not that I have anything against baaS's, I was surprised once on my old
motorcycle (adnoH 400) by someone in a 900 turbo. I think my primary
issue is with slushboxes ....