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Postby webmaster » Tue Jul 01, 2003 8:59 pm

Well I just got back from vacation and saw the posts about DW having the Touareg in. I just went down there and no Touareg! Have they sold already? dickwalterauto.com says they have a couple in stock, but one is $49K!@#$? I understand it comes with the same 3.2L VR6 as the R32; I kinda wonder why they didn't drop their "award-winning" new V10TDI in there? I would like to test drive both of these engines :D

I think Porshe & VW 'jointly' developed the Touareg & Cyanne? Anyway I saw 4 Cyannes in Vancouver- nice looking rides, but I'm personally not a big SUV fan. However I'm pleased both companies are offering this type of vehicle, considering their sedan-minded production lines of the past. I think VW was/is also considering a truck, that would be neat.

Also saw two Ferarri in B.C. & visited the Seattle Ferarri & Maserati dealership- saw tires on the (F350?) 335-45-18's and a huge fat 335 skid mark coming out of the service ramp!

I was lucky enough to see all three colors (blue, black, Imodium Yellow) of the 20th AE at this car show I went to; will post the link to pics if anyone is interested.. It was also great to see JoeE there and meet some very nice fellow dubbers.

The R32 is too sweet, I can't wait till they come out!

The Phaeton? Hmm well, I'm not really into expensive luxury cars rite now cause, umm I would prolly buy a nice Bimmer or Mercedes if I had that kinda cash :roll: My friend from Austin drove his boss's Mercedes CLK convertible up to MT and we took it for a spin, very nice V8 power packed into a small sports coupe.

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Postby JoeE » Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:33 am

DW had two Touaregs, one was the base model with the 3.2 VR6, the other was the 4.2 V8 from the Audi line. I believe they are considering importing the V10TDI version. The Cayenne Pepper and the Tourareg are basically the same except for body panels, engines, suspension, and brakes. :D

335s on that little Ferrari, man thats cool. :)
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Postby rkaiser » Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:57 pm

I saw several Porsche Cayenne's while I was down in Salt Lake City. Not too bad looking but didn't make me want to convert to a SUV owner. I think the Touaregs I saw were off to the side at Dick Walters - just arrived. They still had the white plastic protection on them.

Also saw a silver WRX STI in Salt Lake - may have to get one :D
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Postby webmaster » Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:34 am

Well my wife went down there yesterday to talk to the parts folks, and while she was waiting, she checked out the 2 touareg's.

I'm thinking Dick and or salesmen drove them home that night I was there, yes I looked in the side lots- that's where my car was hiding when it came in too.

She didn't really like the touareg tho, mostly because of the shocking MPG: 14 city / 19 highway! That is rough..
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Postby rkaiser » Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:44 am

Holy Cow - that is horrible MPG! Which engine was that on?

I saw your little yellow GTI at Applebees the otherday. Boy does that yellow stick out in a parking lot! Looks good :D
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Postby webmaster » Thu Jul 03, 2003 11:13 am

Holy Cow - that is horrible MPG! Which engine was that on?


It was the 3.2VR6

Thanks, Russ! Yes, now everyone knows where I have been and I can't sneak around anymore :x I only go into Bozeman like once a week, in the evenings, yet still- I was commenting on some kid's nicely modified TDI outside Poor Richards; said I had acquired the 20AE and he said "oh the yellow one?" sheesh..
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Postby JoeE » Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:45 pm

Black 4 door TDI?

That thing is pretty cool. :)
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Postby webmaster » Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:42 pm

Yep, that one. I liked the TT wheels..
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Postby Ardi » Tue Jul 08, 2003 12:00 pm

:o

Well hello everyone...

I heard from my little brother (Rinaldi) that this Japanese kid (who own the black TDI with the nice TT wheels) actually cut the shift gear by half to make it a short throw shift system.

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Postby JoeE » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:03 pm

I've seen that done on MkII VWs also. It does make the throw shorter, but obviously your hand has to move further just to get to the shifter, so I don't know if you gain much.

Brandon's Green GTi has a cut shifter. I drove it once and it wasn't really all that bad.
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