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    AD
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    Default What I want vs. what the reality could support

    Call me a pervert, but I want a V8, around 2.0 liters, AWD layout with
    rearward bias and the seats that have lateral support on one
    hand and in which you could move in the other. Lack of static
    electricity discharges is a plus. Let's see, 55 profile tires for
    summer on R15 or R16 and around 60 on R15 or R14 for winter.

    Since no such thing exist my heart whispers 325xi, but my wallet tells
    me A4 quattro with something motivating it in the 1.6 - 2.4 range.
    The former 4 banger being hard to find (also have doubts 1.6 could run
    A/C well)
    and the latter guzzling quite a lot of gas despite being 2 pots short
    of the desired
    pot count i might just have to suppress my disdain towards turbo.
    Maybe NVH of an audi four bangers is not that bad
    though i never heard any raves about their engines.

    Looks like A4 is the way to go, primary because (official) bmw
    services in this part of urop are ripoffs
    and vw services are plentiful. Sigh.

    Talk me out of this



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    R. Mark Clayton
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    "AD" <isquat@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:c10e5234-31d7-46fc-8e02-4b5e8a2aacb5@f30g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    > Call me a pervert, but I want a V8, around 2.0 liters,


    At that engine size an I6 would probably be better.



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    Jeff Strickland
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    "AD" <isquat@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:c10e5234-31d7-46fc-8e02-4b5e8a2aacb5@f30g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
    > Call me a pervert, but I want a V8, around 2.0 liters, AWD layout with
    > rearward bias and the seats that have lateral support on one
    > hand and in which you could move in the other. Lack of static
    > electricity discharges is a plus. Let's see, 55 profile tires for
    > summer on R15 or R16 and around 60 on R15 or R14 for winter.
    >
    > Since no such thing exist my heart whispers 325xi, but my wallet tells
    > me A4 quattro with something motivating it in the 1.6 - 2.4 range.
    > The former 4 banger being hard to find (also have doubts 1.6 could run
    > A/C well)
    > and the latter guzzling quite a lot of gas despite being 2 pots short
    > of the desired
    > pot count i might just have to suppress my disdain towards turbo.
    > Maybe NVH of an audi four bangers is not that bad
    > though i never heard any raves about their engines.
    >
    > Looks like A4 is the way to go, primary because (official) bmw
    > services in this part of urop are ripoffs
    > and vw services are plentiful. Sigh.
    >
    > Talk me out of this



    A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?

    Why would you think a 2.0L 4-cylinder can drive an A/C, but a 1.6L can't?









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    Dean Dark
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    On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:44:44 -0800, "Jeff Strickland"
    <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?


    Ferrari made one.

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    Jeff Strickland
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    "Dean Dark" <dmdrake@gmailNOTTHISPART.com> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:44:44 -0800, "Jeff Strickland"
    > <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?

    >
    > Ferrari made one.


    That's 250cc per cylinder. I've had lawn mowers with bigger cylinders than
    that. Seems to me that a 2L V8 would need to turn lots of RPMs.





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    Scott Dorsey
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    "Dean Dark" <dmdrake@gmailNOTTHISPART.com> wrote in message
    news:fviej65m16c5kicau8ida0mjcv6cqg1m88@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:44:44 -0800, "Jeff Strickland"
    > <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?

    >
    > Ferrari made one.


    Didn't that one explode a lot?
    --scott
    --
    "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

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    Dean Dark
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    On 19 Jan 2011 18:30:16 -0500, kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) wrote:

    >"Dean Dark" <dmdrake@gmailNOTTHISPART.com> wrote in message
    >news:fviej65m16c5kicau8ida0mjcv6cqg1m88@4ax.com.. .
    >> On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:44:44 -0800, "Jeff Strickland"
    >> <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?

    >>
    >> Ferrari made one.

    >
    >Didn't that one explode a lot?


    I don't know. It was back in the late 70s and I think it was built
    for the Italian market that at that time had some really nutty
    cc-related taxation laws.

    I had a '66 Triumph Vitesse with a 1600 cc straight six. The
    cylinders weren't *that* much bigger than 250 cc. Sweet little
    engine, it was.

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    Scott M
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    Jeff Strickland wrote:

    >>> A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?

    >> Ferrari made one.

    >
    > That's 250cc per cylinder. I've had lawn mowers with bigger cylinders than
    > that. Seems to me that a 2L V8 would need to turn lots of RPMs.


    2L I6s & V6s are generally regarded as being too small for the number of
    cylinders; smooth but thirsty is the usual comment. A 2L V8 would be
    woeful and probably worse in every way than a 2L 4-pot.

    --
    Scott

    Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Jeff Strickland
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    "Scott M" <no_one@no_where.net> wrote in message
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    > Jeff Strickland wrote:
    >
    >>>> A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?
    >>> Ferrari made one.

    >>
    >> That's 250cc per cylinder. I've had lawn mowers with bigger cylinders
    >> than that. Seems to me that a 2L V8 would need to turn lots of RPMs.

    >
    > 2L I6s & V6s are generally regarded as being too small for the number of
    > cylinders; smooth but thirsty is the usual comment. A 2L V8 would be
    > woeful and probably worse in every way than a 2L 4-pot.
    >
    > --



    That's what I was thinking when I asked if there was such a thing. I can't
    imagine why anybody would want such a thing. It would need to turn several
    thousand RPMs, which would make it very thirsty. I suppose it could go very
    fast, but as a common motor vehicle it would have to be very impractical.







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    Dean Dark
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    On Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:56:20 -0800, "Jeff Strickland"
    <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >"Scott M" <no_one@no_where.net> wrote in message
    >news:ih7tk0$37o$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Jeff Strickland wrote:
    >>
    >>>>> A 2.0L V8? Is there such a thing?


    >>>> Ferrari made one.


    >>> That's 250cc per cylinder. I've had lawn mowers with bigger cylinders
    >>> than that. Seems to me that a 2L V8 would need to turn lots of RPMs.

    >>
    >> 2L I6s & V6s are generally regarded as being too small for the number of
    >> cylinders; smooth but thirsty is the usual comment. A 2L V8 would be
    >> woeful and probably worse in every way than a 2L 4-pot.


    >That's what I was thinking when I asked if there was such a thing. I can't
    >imagine why anybody would want such a thing. It would need to turn several
    >thousand RPMs, which would make it very thirsty. I suppose it could go very
    >fast, but as a common motor vehicle it would have to be very impractical.


    I think you're getting the point. Ferrari never did build everyday
    cars for people who are concerned about mpg or maintenance costs.

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