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Re: I thought I wanted a coupe ...
I have a Coupe Doug and I agree the headroom in the front is not very
good(I am 6ft). But I think the rear seat has plenty of head and leg
room. Certainly more than most Coupes. Don't give up yet. Make sure
the seat is adjusted properly(it will go down). Also, there is a
cushion you can get from the audi dealer that is lower by an inch or
two. I have the part Number if you need it. The Coupe Quattro is a
great car if you love to drive. It is also very unique. I think
there are only about 1500 in the U.S.
The price is deffinately too high. I live in New Jersey where the
price of autos is about as high as they can get. Still, I bought my
CQ last April for 12k. It had 85k mi., tornedo red, winter package
and 8 way adjustable leather seats(driver and passenger!). It had
been meticulously maintained and there was all the documentation to
prove it. The book value of this auto is around 12,750 for show
condition. The pearl paint was an option for that year that cost $$$
but it is a beautiful rare color. Only down side is that it is
impossible to match.
I am surprised they did not take your offer. They must have paid too
much for it themselves or think you will come up.
My advise: Take it out on the highway and crank it up to about
80-90mph(it loves this speed), then decide if you don't want it.
Tim 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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Subject: I thought I wanted a coupe ...
Author: Doug Rudoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> at Internet
Date: 3/22/96 9:48 AM
The past few months I've been interested in getting a a '90 or '91
Quattro Coupe to replace my '85 VW GTi.
Last week I got a call from a local dealer (University Audi, in Seattle)
that they just got one in the night before. I had never actually seen one
before, only have read about them. It was a '90 with 57,000 miles, one
owner, just had the 60K service, pearl white in pristine condition. They
wanted $17,900 (which I know is too much).
This was my dream car, until I saw and drove it. The coupe is just too
small inside. I had just enough headroom in the front seat, there's not
enough headroom in the rear, and even with the hatchback the luggage space
is tiny. Since I have only one car (and it would be really inconvenient to
have two cars in my neighborhood), I need something that could comfortably
hold four people and haul stuff on occasion, which the GTi does well.
Since I wasn't that interested, a made I low offer of $14,500 and my GTi
to see if they'd bite. They didn't.
I think I'll have to keep my eye out for a wagon now (anyone know of one
in the Seattle area?).
(I don't know if the dealer still has the Coupe. I haven't seen them
advertise it in the paper, so my guess is that it's gone. I would have
mentioned in earlier in the Quattro list, but I just joined a few days
Doug Rudoff Seattle, WA email@example.com