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Re: Advice on 87 4000CSQ

I forwarded your note to the list - you should consider
joining for a spell (use majordomo@swiss.ans.net)

> I am considering purchasing a 4000CSQ.  I am an avid VW/Audi fan and have 
> been coveting the quattro for some time.  I currently drive an 86 Jetta GLI 
> (not too bad).

No, not at all - I have the same car.  (BTW, there is a GLI list on
this server as well.)
> I am seeking opinions on the 4000CSQ, experiences with maintaining them and 
> any experiences improving them (i.e. aftermarket upgrades for power and 
> handling).

Rock solid, reliable cars, decent performers (5cyl).  Decent amount
of upgrades though not as much as VWs.  I'd love one myself.

> What will I find wrong in the typical 87 quattro?  Will it need an entire 
> suspension? brakes? head work? transmission work? an entire engine rebuild? 
> etc.

Similar to VW here - was it well maintained?  If so, no problem.
> I am beginning to put together my budget.  What is a reasonable price for an 
> 87 quattro?

$2k-$5k depending on year, milage and condition.  I'd get an
86 or 87, but any post 84 should be fine.

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