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My '92 Quattro is a piece of #$$%^#@!!
In message <85256529.00417D34.firstname.lastname@example.org> Paul_Royal@idx.com writes:
> I was also told...."no user serviceable parts inside." As much as I hate
> to say it, Audi's parts pricing structure is out of control and this may
> very well be my last Audi. I don't mind spending money, but I sure hate to
> waste it. Here are some regular retail cost examples:
> Outside Mirror: $82 P/S Pump: $825 Brake Rotor (one): $132
> A/C Condenser: $725 Oil Plug:$11
> Crankcase Vent Hose: $90+ Spark Plug Wires: $300+....... Muffler: $625
> Muffler Bearing w/ aux. Fetzer Valve: $4100
Audi's spares prices are indeed _WAY_ out of line. I'm currently looking at a
new hydraulic pressure accumulator for the MB - Audi price $433, original
manufacturer's price (physically identical to Audi part, complete with Audi
part numbers printed on it) less than $150.
Same with Bosch parts - control pressure regulator for MB engine is $291 from
Audi and $150 (LIST!) from Bosch. I can also get 25% off Bosch prices and only
7% off Audi prices.
Audi's price for a new manual transmission for the ur-quattro (MB) is over
GBP6000 - around $10000. Is it any wonder there's a lively market for used
parts, and that stolen cars are never seen again?
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club