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Re: Audi GT Advise needed / Maserati BiTurbo

On Mar 7, 10:42pm, Naresh H. Singh wrote:
> Subject: Audi GT  Advise needed / Maserati BiTurbo
> Hi everyone,
> I am new to the list and need some help. I am a college student in search
> of my first European Sports car. I happen to really like the Audi 5000
> Quattros but they are far from sporty though they made great family cars.
> My question is that the Audi GT is the only remotely sporty Audi. How are
> they ? How fast are they ? Are there performance upgrade for them ? Are
> they expensive to maintain ? Please pass along any and all advise on them.
> Also, how rare are the 5-speed cars, are they good?
> Most of my friends tell me to avoid Audis like the plague because they
> are a nightmare when it comes to electrical problems as well as transmission
> problems. Is there any truth to that ?
> My budget is around $5,000 so that rules out the possibility of a Quattro
> Coupe for now. BTW, the Maserati owners that are interested in selling
> their BiTurbos should contact me, I may be interested.
> Thanks in advance,
> Naresh H. Singh
> nhs1681@is2.nyu.edu
>-- End of excerpt from Naresh H. Singh

My '81 Coupe GT cost me $1k with 90k on the clock. It had been meticulously
maintained and has been a very good car. In the past 6 months I've done tires,
rear brakes, muffler, fuse block, pick-up coil, and a few minor things. This is
not a cheap car to maintain, but it is not horrible either. So far, my total
cost is very reasonable given the value I receive. It is not a fast car. My
wife's '91 626 (2 liter, non-multi-valve) will slowly pull away from it.
However, the Coupe is a heavier car than the Mazda. In my opinion, I'd take the
Audi over a Maserati if you're worried about maintenance.

-- Rob

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