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RE: a question about quattros and turbos
> have no experience with Qs or Ts.
>Does this greatly increase my chance of getting burned?
I dont know what its like in the US, but here in the UK you can find the good,
the bad and the ugly.
1) The Good - a quattro enthusiast who knows what he's selling but has a very
good reason, like the current UK owners club ad from a poor guy whos selling a
87 Ur-q to buy a Discovery to carry kids :-(
2) The Bad - someone new to quattro ownership who has discovered that their
car is a heap of cr*p and is looking to off load it asap to some sucker at an
3) The Ugly - guy who bought the car 'cos it was fast, drove it hard,
maintained it like a Ford and now wants a price that looks like a phone number
because its a 'classic'.
It took me 18 months to find my quattro and I experienced many of 2 & 3,
including dealers. In the end I was lucky enough to find a guy who looked
after his cars who was working his way towards a Nissan 300ZX via a number of
turbo'd cars. After the rubbish that I had looked at, it took me best part of
an hour to decide that this was THE car. My car is nowhere near perfect, the
cloth upholstery is worn, some trim is broken/missing and from some angles you
can see that the front of the bonnet is slightly misshapen, not by much but
just enough to annoy me 'cos I know its there, but it was the condition of the
engine and running gear that made me choose it.
88 Ur quattro - looking for a black leather interior in the north of England