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Re: dumb #ss tow truck drivers

In fact, I have a light blue All-Trac Previa. It's not bad as far as minivans
go, for what that's worth. It has come in handy, moving my brother to college
(btw- he loves that van more than his Saab turbo), and other situations
requiring cargo space. It is however, more expensive to repair than our Audis.
Whoever came up with the plan to mount the drivetrain below the cabin should be
dragged into the nearest Toyota dealer and beaten senseless. You have to lift
up the driver's seat to check the oil. And forget changing the oil yourself. If
it weren't AWD, we probably would not have gotten it. I know Chrysler makes an
AWD van, but I wouldn't be caught dead in one. The Mazda MPV is actually a
decent one,  but it does not have anywhere near the capacity.



Brett Dikeman wrote: o

> Maroon.  In fact, I can't remember seeing a non-Maroon Previa.  Ever.
> I do remember less than 5 years ago, a friend's mother drove one(we used to
> joke aobut it: "The Eggmobile!  Seats a dozen, room to spare") until one
> day when the tranny started acting up.  2 days later, it was pronounced
> "worthless" by (I think the Toyota dealer) because the "transmission could
> seize at any moment" leading to an obviously dangerous situation.  OTOH,
> maybe the dealer saw a sucker from a mile away and decided the car would do
> nicely on the used car lot(or hell, maybe they just decided the car would
> do nicely on the used car lot  and really did have a problem!)
> I would be interested to hear if anyone has hear similar things about the
> van.  Just curiosity.
> Brett
> PS:While on the subject, I noticed the S6 at Mt. Washington getting towed
> back down the mountain(apparently, shifter problems.)  They used a normal
> truck and a set of dollies.  Interesting that at such a quattro-saavy event
> and with Audi mechanics(not to mention Mitsubishi and Eagle mechs) around,
> they didn't have a flatbed available.
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