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Reply to information on my search for urQ-Coupe
In message <9706088684.AA868402280@genchip.uunet.ca> "Mike Hopton" writes:
> There are a few differences between the ur-qs imported to the US and
> Canada between '81 and'86. The '85 and '86 model years are generally
> considered better buys (note '86's are quite rare :^). As Phil will
> confirm the cars were hand built and I doubt any two were identical
> off the production line.
Absolutely true. The "quattro build team" was 48 people, and they built around
three cars a day.
> 6) Some late model '85s and '86s may have plastic trunk (boot) lid.
This isn't, as many say, a "permanent" change. From late 1985 onwards, they
used what appears to have been a random mixture of plastic and steel.
> 10) Canadian models have 240kmph speedo, early US ones have 85mph
> speedo, not sure if this was changed?
> Maintenance is extremely expensive, I honestly think it's more
> expensive running an ur-q than a Porsche. If your not prepared to work
> on the car yourself and shop around for parts then you better have
> lots of $$$$.
Erm - yes. GBP38 today, for a new throttle switch. GBP110 yesterday, for a
new system and control pressure regulator. GBP9 the day before, for a new
headlight adjuster arm and clip.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club