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Re: looking at an '86 5KTQ - advice?

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Dana Reed wrote:

> I'm looking for a reasonably-priced awd sedan and saw this car
> advertised for $4900.  180K miles, second owner (put 15K on it), claims

Just for reference, the real market outside of us Quattro crazies is very 
small.  Blue book (or black book) is about 1500 bux typically, so if you 
are going to spend that much on a 5KCSTQ, make sure you know what you are 
getting, and that it is worth it.  That doesn't mean that 4900 isn't 
necessarily reasonable, but it has to be a very special car to justify it.

> particular model.  Also, what sort of "ownership experience" might I
> expect, regarding maintenance?  I've done all my own maintenance for
> years, to the extent of rebuilding engines, transmissions, etc., so I
> can handle much of it myself.  Thanks for any and all replies.

You can expect this to be your next full time hobby.

Graydon D. Stuckey
No Audis!  :-(
Yet!  :-)