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RE: {TCar} Audi at the Tourist Trophy meeting]

In message <UPMAIL13.199710022229290221@classic.msn.com> "Ian J Haseltine" writes:

> From: 	owner-quattro@coimbra.ans.net on behalf of Phil Payne
> >_AUDI_ asking the _UK_QUATTRO_OWNERS_CLUB_ for a 
> >substantial financial contribution.
> As if we don't every time we shell out for 'Original Teile'.

It's an open question.  It is thought that most of the ur-quattros that are 
stolen within the UK are deliberately taken for breaking - the underlying 
reason being the ridiculous prices that Audi (UK) charges for parts.

If Audi (especially ur-quattro) parts were available in the UK at the same 
prices charged in Germany (or even in the USA) the incentive for this kind of 
theft would not exist.

Audi (UK) has to bear a significant part of the responsibility for the ur-
quattro theft rate in the UK.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club