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Re: Further 4000 questions
Andrew Buc wrote:
> First, thanks to everyone who responded to my original "Get a 4000?" post!
> This is my first experience with a listserver, and I'm really impressed! I
> received a lot of good info!
> Now that I have some basic info, the next round of questions:
> What displacements did the 4- and 5-cyl engines in the 4000 come in, and what
> years were they used? I've been quoted highway gas mileage figures in the high
> 30s for a 4-cyl stick-shift 4000--what about for a 5-cyl?
> What goodies do you get in a 4000CS that you don't in a lesser 4000? Is a
> sunroof one of them? My Peugeots have spoiled me for sunroofless cars, and one
> nice thing about calling up on a 504 sedan is not having to ask if it has a
> sunroof--you know it does!
> I probably won't spring for a 4000Q, nice as that would be. I'll settle for a
> beer car, not a champagne car (no reference to paint color here!) so I can
> have champagne-level stuff in other areas of my life! However, we're talking a
> microbrew car, not a Budweiser car (such as a [gag, retch] Hyundai).
> Thanks again!
> --Andrew Buc, Seattle, WA; Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org-
I couldn't be sure about the difference between the straight
4000 and a cs, I think that it depends solely on the year the car was
built. I have an 85 4000s quattro, notice, just "s." Anyway, you say
that you don't think that you could spring for a quattro? Well, I also
am impoverished, military, that is, not student. Two years ago I bought
that 4ksq for 2200. It had like a billion miles on it, above 200k to be
exact (the odometer is broken.) Two years later, I have replaced a fuel
pump and that is it. Sure, there are other things that I COULD do, but
being on a very limited budget, I pretty much have to wait until it
breaks. On one final note, I am not nice to that car. I change the oil
regularly, routine maintenance as required, but I tach it out on a
regular basis, fly around corners, beat BMW's off the line (when it
rains.) I absolutely love that car, 300,000+ miles and all. In
conclusion, man. BUY A QUATTRO!!!!!!! They rule.
P.S. If you buy a quattro, you better learn the rain dance.