[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
An MB for Roger Galvin ...
Another fruitless trip at the weekend - 240 miles each way to Plymouth to look
at an 'immaculate' Pearlescent White at GBP11250.
It seems that others have a different meaning for 'immaculate':
Bonnet a different colour from the rest of the car
Front spoiler not trimmed correctly
Many paintwork blemishes and scratches
One patch and one hole in the exhaust
Both front seat squabs broken
Radio aerial broken
Handbrake adjustment broken - new calipers needed
Front and rear wheel arches rusting at edges
Different tyres front to rear
Non-VAG service history since 17k miles - now 83k and needing service
C'mon, lads - let's have some honest descriptions. It seems to me that our
North American friends are a great deal more honest and forthright when
discussing the state of cars offered for sale than we are in the UK. There is
no way on earth that this particular vehicle merits 'immaculate'.
GBP11250 (that's $18000) is a bit over the top for a 1988 car that needs
GBP2000 spending on a paint job, GBP400 for a new exhaust, GBP300 for two new
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club