[200q20v] RUST!?!?!

Chris Covington malth at umich.edu
Mon Jul 2 09:00:02 EDT 2001

My CQ also had the same problem though my 200 right now is OK.  I think
the "10 year rust warranty" is just a really good selling point, but
doesn't hold much water.  In 1991, how could they have even known that
the warranty would be good for 10 years, when they had only started that
in 86 or so?

'91 200q20v

On Mon, 2 Jul 2001 Tomsaudi200 at aol.com wrote:

> I must be legally blind, stupid, or both. At home I have a narrow driveway,
> so I rarely get a really good side profile look at my 20V.
> This past week I was in Cape Cod, staying at a house with a very wide
> driveway. Since I was able to, I gave my car a good look, admiring her fine
> lines, when my eyes cast down just aft the the driver's side front fender,
> when I noticed the black paint on the undersill was flaking off. As you know,
> on the front fender this is maybe 3 or 4" long before it meets the driver's
> door. It is restricted only to this area.
> What the hell is this all about? I know my Porsche had a 10 year rust
> warranty, so I assume my Audi does as well. Well, the 200 20V is officially
> 10 years old, and given my experience with Audi dealers, it isn't even worth
> my time and inevitable frustration.
> Is this something other owners have encountered? Granted, I live in New
> England, and we get our share of salt on the roads, but I am shocked
> nonetheless. I do have a vehicle history on the car. Bought at the Audi
> dealer in Manhatten, she spent some time in Houston, before eventually
> returning to Connecticut.
> Tom
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