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Should I buy an Audi?

Post by SwedishBrick242 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:26 pm

Looking at this: http://www.norcalroadsters.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1702&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

I dunno... it seems like its been well maintained, and it comes with the stock wheels so I can sell those things for some money back. Only thing is, I hear some horror stories about reliability issues. Mostly just the timing belt issue though, and I can keep on top of that pretty easily...

What do you guys think? I would have to sell the RX7 first, but it looks like he might be willing to wait. The other thing is, I think I might be just getting all the issues ironed out with this thing. I'm just worried I will be selling one basket case POS for a faster, more luxurious one...

Always have loved Audi A4s though...
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Re: Should I buy an Audi?

Post by SwedishBrick242 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:09 am

Eh, nevermind. Gonna have to let this one go. I'm not really in any position to sell the car right now, and I will wait until I get my 242 running.

Then maybe I will look into getting something even better Twisted Evil
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Re: Should I buy an Audi?

Post by ShadowofBob on Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:59 pm

Audi's are nice. Just be prepared to do the work yourself. Otherwise you will be paying out the ass in maintenance. I know this from experience on my 1990 Coupe. Not a huge fan of the A4 2.8 30v or 18.t. Both are rather gutless and somewhat overcomplicated. I'd go for a UrS4/S6 if you want something that is a fun daily.

Nice avatar btw.
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Re: Should I buy an Audi?

Post by SwedishBrick242 on Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:36 am

Thats kinda what I have gathered from what I have read. Most of the complaints though have been regarding the timing belt issue, but heck, thats a problem with Volvo white blocks too.

The thing is, I currently daily drive a rotary... Not exactly the epitome of reliability there Razz

I was looking at the 2001(ish) S4s, but they seem to have even more problems. Sure would be fun though...

I am going to sit this one out, but I will be back in the market for a replacemet for the RX7 when I get the 242 drivable again. I am thinking of possibly just taking the dive and getting a C5 'vert. I have always wanted a convertible, and I can't think of any others that I fit in that I would want.

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Re: Should I buy an Audi?

Post by 96dtm850 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:50 am

Yea, what ShadowofBob said! All modded like that, you don't know what the condition is like. I think it'll become a PITA like my R Rolling Eyes

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Re: Should I buy an Audi?

Post by dougk on Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:30 pm

ahahahahahaahahbuyanaudiahahahahahhahaahah

oh man...

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Re: Should I buy an Audi?

Post by SwedishBrick242 on Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:08 am

dougk wrote:ahahahahahaahahbuyanaudiahahahahahhahaahah

oh man...
Can I plead temporary insanity?

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Re: Should I buy an Audi?

Post by 96dtm850 on Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:30 am

kinda like your sig, did you get hit with a stupid stick???

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