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Re: what to buy

On Sep 16, 1996 17:15:14, 'kaye@edrd.dnd.ca (Bruce Kaye)' wrote: 
>I've been wanting to buy a turbo quattro for six years (since I 
>bought my 86 5000s Avant) now in my mid-life crisis my wife has agreed.
>found three 5000CD quattro wagons in local area and near my price range. 
>There are as follows: 
>86 brown wagon 106K km cloth interior, one owner from Montreal (back 
>east car), no service records, poor paint (looks good but lots of
>- over spray on wheels) all electrics seem to work,small signs of rust, 
>Dealer asking $12,999 (Can) + GST 7% 
>87 black wagon 106k km showing (est 140k intermitt speedo), grey 
>cloth interior, one window switch not working, ABS warning light on, noisy

>steering rack (replaced two weeks ago), poor paint (bush scratches), 
>passenger seat heater intermit., no rust, computer clock reading 00:00:00 
>most service records, A/C works questionable , private asking $10,000
>88 red wagon, 166k km, black with grey inserts leather interior, 
>very clean, new steering rack, recently replaced exhaust manifold (one 
>piece), all service records, clean , good paint, private $13,999 firm  
>I want the red one but it's just out of my price range and i think its too

>high anyways but what the list's view of which one i should go for ie. pro

>and cons of each year 
>86 5000s Avant 
>75 TR6 
>83 GPZ 1100 
>....... Cannot find REALITY.SYS. Universe halted 
--You're going to spend MORE fixing the first two than you will buying the
third, more than likely. And you're right, the price on the third IS too
high. Offer and wait. Start saving; prices go down on Quattros in late
spring through mid summer.