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Re: 1991 V8 quattro
How much is it for a round trip ticket to The Big Easy? I've got 'til this
weekend to find the car. (kidding of course ;-)
$12,500 for a 5-speed V8Q that needs a paint job. Let me know if you're not
interested gml2. I would highly recommend taking any car that you're inter-
ested in but not familiar with to the dealer for a good once over. They work
on these cars and have nothing to gain or lose with the inspection. Have the
dealer look up the service history for you too. If there are problems that
they find it can serve as a negotiating tool that can save much more than the
cost of the inspection. Call them now to find out how much the inspection
I don't know why everybody refers to them as "inboard brakes" ... My defini-
tion of inboard brakes is brakes that are mounted at the other end of the
half-shaft to minimize unsprung weight (ala Audi 100LS and Alfa GTV6). The
V8Q came with internal calipers which are intended to increase unsprung
weight (and increase brake swept area for a given wheel size). It is very
easy to tell if the car has them ... just look at the front wheels. If you
see something that looks like a steel wheel underneath the wheel it has the
internal caliper front brakes. You would probably not be able to get them
replaced under warranty now.
I can't speak to the V8's long-term reliability or the problems that are
typical for this car, but I'm sure you'll hear from those who know.
Keep us informed!