Originally Posted by Prana25
Between the 180 hp and 220 hp, I'm looking more towards the 180 hp engine. ........I just want to make sure it has sufficient passing power in the mountains. I'm too scared to take mine up to S. Tahoe in the winter and the Quattro would be perfect for snowboarding season..
Man!!!! You wonder about 180 HP in light car?
During this winter on skiing trips I drove 134 HP E300D and saved lot of money keeping my 4-Matic in the garage.
170 miles trip from Walnut Creek (where I meet friends) to Sierra At Tahoe was 2 HR 15 minutes average. Nobody was passing me on long run, regardless couple guys that succeeded to pass me on steep grades.
You know the old question "Is it the man, or is it the machine"?
It's the man!