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Re:Purchasing a 200..

>	I am seriously considering purchasing a 200 Quattro - I would trade 
>in my 100Q and (probably) pay a difference... This leads me to a number of 
>questions : 
>	1. What can I get for my 1990 100Q? It has ~68k mi on it, lago blue 
>paint, cold weather package, CD player/changer/aftermarket stereo, I just had 
>a 60k mi service ( at 65k mi.. :) and had the hydraulic pump replaced, all 
>the belts done..etc. 

Depends on condition, but you'll get more money if you sell it private
sale instead of trading it in.

>	2. I am looking at an 89 200Q with 47k mi. It has all the options, it 
>looks like it is in fair condidition. The only problem is the paint-it has 
>red paint that is slightly faded. It has the Audi/Bose stereo, the cold 
>weather package, and the usual 200-power everything. They are asking $11.9k, 
>it seems a little low compared to the other cars, but that may be due to the 
>paint..? How does this price compare? I was going to offer 9.5k, and go up to 
>11k if I had to.

Bring the car to a good autobody shop and ask them.  They may be able to
give it a compund buffing, which strips off a little paint, but brings the
shine back.

>	   The other car I am looking at is a 90 200q, with 57k mi. Is has 
>all the options, and is in better condition. The paint is a black/metallic 
>graphite color that is much much better than the red. It has the Audi Bose 
>stereo with a 10-disc changer in the trunk. They are askin $15.9k for it, and 
>that seems a little high compared to the 89. I offered $13k for it, but he 
>said he wouldn't go below $14.5k...( he tried to tell me the retail was $18k, 
>and I was getting a good deal..I had the June blue-book, and it said the 
>retail was ~16k...)
>        3. If I did go ahead and get the 89, is there anything I can do to 
>make the paint look bettter? Could I use some abrasive car polish and fix it 
>up, or would I be stuck with crummy paint?
>Thanks in advance for any commments, suggestions, hints tips tricks whatever!!
>brooks                                                      bellis@ensr.com