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In message <email@example.com> Steinbru@VNET.IBM.COM writes:
> And why, pray tell, will the Coupe not see another?
Because it's scrap.
We have two cars - "my" 1988 ur-quattro and "her" 1983 Coupe GT. The ur-quattro
is my hobby and interest as well as my daily driver and executive transport (no
giggling at the back). The Coupe GT is her commuting car (to a school in a
fairly deprived area).
Now our son has reached driving age. The ur-quattro is Insurance Group 20 and
no company on earth will quote for an under-25 to drive it. The Coupe GT is
Group 12 and we have insurance quotes for GBP2640 ($4500) a year to add our
So we have to get something in Group < 3.
I'm changing my job - I don't yet know what the new company will offer as a
"company car" package. Such things have become less economic in recent years
in the UK, so we will see. The outline plan is to keep the ur-quattro for fun
and for visits to customers with car parks; use the Coupe GT as my wife's
commuter and steal it from her when I have to make a trip involving "exposed"
parking; and get a lowly slow diesel rattletrap as backup for this latter
situation and also for the offspring to drive.
In theory the Coupe GT (JS engine) is non-interference. Personally, I don't
believe there _is_ such an animal in the Audi range - the engine now has around
260k on it, and is frequently revved pretty hard. Anyway - at present, the
economics suggest a GBP500 (book value of Coupe GT) would not be too great a
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club
(Anyone got a use for a 19mm Allen driver?)