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One unbelievable factor about Colorado junkyards is which you can nonetheless uncover examples of long-forgotten four- or all-wheel-drive cars as you stroll their rows. Volkswagen bought proper into the AWD online game fairly early under, rapidly after the AMC Eagle provided higher than anticipated in addition to Audi created the Quattro system, with the Passat wagon getting a Quattro drivetrain starting in 1984.

The North American-market Passat was known as the Dasher (1974-1981) and after that the Quantum (1982-1989), earlier than getting the European identify over right here. The GL5 variation of the Quantum obtained the Audi five-cylinder engine.

Nonetheless, all US-market Quantum Syncro Wagons obtained this five-cylinder engine, so the trim-level badging appears repetitive (although it makes good sense on the sedan model, for which the 5-banger was an extra-cost alternative). This made 115 horsepower when brand-new.

Audis have continuously known as for diligent upkeep, so those that acquire mistreated and/or uncared for have a tendency to complete up disposed of earlier than their time.

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Look at that, a five-speed handbook transmission to go together with that Syncro-badged-Quattro drivetrain!

It exhibits up that Curbside Classics reached this auto previous to I did (I imagine Jim Klein and I photographed it days aside), and likewise yow will discover out way more about it proper right here.

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