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RE: Should I Buy a 1999 Audi A4 Quattro?
When it comes to dealer participation, remember the cust. satisfaction
survey....it does wonders as a bargaining tool, sometimes a downright
baseball bat of persuasion!!! Audi dealers are p-----s, just like all
the rest, its just that they can flaunt the fact that they sell a
superior vehicle, but they need to back it up with absolute perfection
when it comes to service. This is one point that AudiUSA needs to
work on ( according to the 98 survey ).
...So, R.Bomberg, there's some grey showing through the silver lining,
nobody's perfect, but we're pretty close.
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Subject: Re: Should I Buy a 1999 Audi A4 Quattro?
Author: "email@example.com" [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] at INTERNET-MAIL
Date: 1/25/99 2:16 PM
Neil Bomberg wrote:
> However, I am concerned about the overall cost of maintenance of the
Quattro vehicle. The dealer
> indicated that tires must be rotated more regularly on the Quattro
version then on the FrontTrak
> version and that it is important to replace all four tires rather than
two, if one tire goes bad. I
> am also concerned about the durability of the system.
Phil Payne responds:
>Ludicrous. Tyres need to be rotated _LESS_ often than when one axle
>is doing all the driving. The quattro system automatically spreads
>the wear. Yes, you wind up replacing all four at once - but that's
>because they all wear out at once.
Similarly Ti Kan responds:
>The dealer is not being honest here. If anything, the tires need *less*
>frequent rotation on a quattro because the rear wheels do part of the
>I think the factory recommended tire rotation schedule is the same on both
>FWD and quattro.
Interesting thing is that here in the sunny US where the Audi warranty
covers 3yrs service, I asked for the tyres to be rotated on my '97 A4Q
at the 30K jobbie about 6 mos ago (Rockville Porsche-Audi, Maryland).
The service (!) manager's response was that Audi doesn't cover tyre
rotations past an initial one at 1750 miles (I think he meant 7500 miles).
I didn't push it (or even check into it) since I had made the decision
to change the OEM 205/55's for 225/50's anyway. But it is certainly yet
another dissenting opinion from Neil's dealer - and from another Audi
dealer at that (not, of course, that that makes ANYTHING 'gospel').