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Hi, my name is Sydney, and I am a "Quatrohollic." Let me start that I
have been told by no more than 4 car guys never to buy a used Audi. I
think this may be because they have seen a few crappy ones not taken care
of by a few idiots. I think that you can make any car reliable. I am
afraid of electrical problems however, and terrified of being stranded
because I travel long distances to and from school. On top of this, I
autocross, and street race (shh!) and drag race. I really want a 5000 Turbo.
Did someone say sleeper? But here are my problems. I don't have alot of
money to patch and patch and patch, I really like to go fast....really
fast, I like my space in a car, and if anything were to break on the
car, my father would just smile laugh and say, "I told you so! Damn
Audi!" with his southern draw.
My mom and dad have not been the same since that "60 Minutes" episode
in the eighties that showed Audi's sommersaulting off of cliffs, running
over little girls walking thier dogs, barreling through houses, and killing
peoples grandmothers...etc. You know the whole "Sudden Acceleration"
Scam I haven't been the same since the movie "E.T." where an old school
5000 Turbo was used for a getaway vehicle. I was about 5 years
old at the time and asked my mom what kind of car that was. She said
"Audi", so I have been trying to get one ever since. Besides the fact
that now I sound like a ranting and raving lunatic (crazy enough for an
Audi ;), can anyone tell me what to look for with a 5000 Turbo, and what
mods I can do? Are there any particular years to avoid. I have been
told that '85 is the slow year. Thanks in advance for listening to my
lunacy, and any help that I am sure to receive.
Seeking Audi help (no I don't need mental help...really!),
Sydney Witt (second year mechanical engineering student)
1994 Subaru SVX (Devil With The Blue Dress On!)
1985 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo (usual question, "What the f@ck is in that thing!?"
I answer, as clouds build overhead, wind starts
blowing and lightning touches down behind me,
"Stock...HAA HA HA HA HA HA! (read demonic laugh)"