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RE: My '92 Quattro is a piece of #$$%^#@!!

Just in case anyone is thinking that paying $$$$ for cars means you get
superior, long wearing parts, including transmissions, think again.  My
brother's recently sold his '94 WMB 750i to the marketing sales mgr for our
company.  He had the car in frequently for tranny problems and a month
after he sold the car, the tranny failed completely.  This in car that cost
about $65K new.  Fortunately, the car had a extended warranty and the
transmission was replaced.  What did my brother replace his old 750i with?
Another 750i on which the right side headlight failed-you know the
headlight which costs $1000 to replace (also under warranty).  The litany
of catastrophic failures/expensive failures is long, just IME: 735i-faulty
light on instrument cluster causes replacement of entire instrument cluster
($650). 528e (bought from dealer)-cracked engine block ($4k). 535i-worn out
valve train (only 3 yrs old).  Another 750i-bought new-finally running well
after 3 years of repair problems.  It pays to get the best warranty you can
with these kinda of cars.


Tony Lum
Fremont, California, USA

Audi Owner/Operator/Mechanic by Necessity ;-)

1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro
1985 4000CS Quattro
1980 5000S Sedan