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Not an owner yet, plus some questions...


          I had a 200T checked out yesterday. Mechanic found about
          $500 or so in stuff that needed doing - rear pads, tranny
          service, leaks, etc. Car also needs some body work and new
          tires. Stated that it looked like the car had'nt been
          serviced very often (ever?) Armed with this info I made an
          offer. Was rejected :( Made another offer. Was rejected :(

          Decided I didn't want the car that much anyway :)

          unsubscri.. no just kidding

          Anyway, my wife and I are looking at the car *I* liked more
          anyway <g>. The first car was pear/gray leather, the second
          one is lago blue/black leather (with sport seats). This
          second car is a one owner car, owner has kept it (mostly)
          immaculate. I believe he's done all regular services.
          Cripes, if he took the time to line the ashtray with felt so
          the coins wouldn't rattle, he prolly changed the oil once in
          a while right?  Wonder where he got the felt, btw, I've
          always used terry cloth!

          So the pricing is higher, but we both know what it is...so
          unless my wife hates the color and/or the sports seats
          <FC>...or the mechanic finds a tree growing under the valve
          cover...we hope to proceed next week with an actual purchase
          and I can be more than just a lowly Volvo owner :)

          Which BTW, is faster than this 200T...so put that in your
          FWD pipe and smoke it :)

          Oh, today I stopped by BrookTree Auto in Holbrook (based on
          somebody's recommendation). Lots of sweet cars there. I took
          a pearl V8 for a test spin just to make sure that it
          wasn't an alternative to the pearl 200T...

          What an ANIMAL! Of course my *second* response was that my
          wife *wouldn't* want to drive such a car...

          Oh well, looks like it might be Lago Blue for the wife...

          Bear with me, we'll own an Audi yet...

          BTW, does anybody have any recommendations on bike racks for
          the 200 series. I have Thule stuff for my other car, the
          aforementioned swedishbrick, and would like to put a Thule
          setup on the Audi. Is the stuff the dealer sells the same as
          what an aftermarket shop would offer? Anybody have a used
          setup for sale?

          Lee Levitt