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Re: more on v8 vs. 200

"Paul C. Waterloo" <74543.407@compuserve.com> wrote:

> Not too many 200 owners on this disucussion. The 200 is a very quiet, 
> all out nice sports sedan. If you don't know how to drive a stick, it 
> doesn't go fast.

Had an early '89 w/ 1.8 bar-- does that count?  Wonderful car!  Didn't
have the low-end, track, or tires of the '91, of course.

> my opinion is that the 200 outperforms the v8 in one
> or two key areas (which may very well be all that one cares
> about), but the v8 is a far more complete car than the 200.

Besides low-end, the V8 is a little undersprung out of the box (IMVHO). 
The headlight washers, high-intensity windshield washer, sunshade, and
custom trim colors wouldn't justify the extra $ when new, but the
smoothness, body stiffness, and extra insulation...  And the sound of
the V8 is intoxicating.

BTW-- how many listers bought their V8's new?!?

> Maybe I need a 91 V8 with a 5 speed.....

I'd buy another in a heartbeat.  There's a waiting list for this one. 
:) Late '92 S4 or '91 200Q would be my second choice.

Dave Weiss
V8 5-spd
'93 90 CS UnQ