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Ordering a 1.8TQ Update Part III

>From: "Ricardo David" <ricardo.david@worldnet.att.net>
>Being home for the holidays on the south side of Chicago I finally got to
>the Audi dealer that is two blocks from home.  Turns out they had two 1.8t
>Quattros with automatic transmission and the PSP sport package.

> Very smooth, no, it is not a silky smooth 6 cyl, but I also have $4000 more in
>my pocket.  The difference was not worth $4000 to me.  The car is not fast,
>but it's not a dog either. I have never really had a fast car but I felt it
>showed plenty of potential, especially when the manuals arrive.  And of
>course, in the future a chip, exhaust, and cone filter should take care of
>my need for speed problems. 

I saw a 1.8T today at the Bellevue (Seattle) dealer.  I have a '97 2.8L A4Q,
but bought it in a different city and wanted to find the local dealer before
I actually need them.  You know, you give up a LOT on the 1.8T.  I was
amazed.  It doesn't look or feel (inside) like the A4 - more like a
Passat/Acura mix.  

You also have uglier (and smaller) wheels, and, on brief examination, some
of the features I'm used to are missing.  (They may just be somewhere else.)  

So I don't think the engine is where that $4000 is.  Maybe $1500 of it, but
not $4k.

        '97 A4Q 2.8L blck/blck leather