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Re: '86 4KQ vs. "86 Honda Accord
I hate to say this but in the short time I have owned a well-taken-care-of
4KQ, I've gone through several door handles, numerous interior and exterior
trim pieces, heater control cables, electrical problems, window and mirror
switches, seatbelt retractors, and poor engineering/quality control
difficulties too numerous to mention. Neat car, fun to drive when it's not
at the shop, but a never-ending source of frustration. Something is always
broken on this car, requiring yet another trip to the local VW/Audi salvage
yard where numerous examples reside.
My boring Honda Accord (same year) has never required anything other than
routine maintenance (oil changes, timing belt, brakes, tires) after 180,000
miles. Everything still works as new! Looks good, drives good despite years
What was Audi doing during the '85-'87 period?