Value of our vehicles

dkpriebe dkpriebe at
Mon May 13 22:05:20 EDT 2002


I'm surprised that they gave you such a low number. Up here in Washington,
when I registered my Avant with 134K miles just over a year ago, they wanted
to charge me a use tax (what used to be a sales tax) based on a vehicle
value of  $12,000. Apparently the state of Washington uses an 'Automated
Valuing System' for determining vehicle values
( You could probably call
one of the Vancouver area licensing offices to get the current valuation. If
you are in Portland, I seems to reason that this same value should hold

Good luck,
Dave Priebe
Kenmore, WA
91 200tqa 155k his
95.5 S6 99k hers

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Walker" <jwalker at>
To: "200q20v" <200q20v at>
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 2:09 PM
Subject: Value of our vehicles

Dear fellow listers,
Well there goes another one, I recently crashed my Avant into another
vehicle and am having huge troubles getting the insurance company to cough
up anything close to replacment value.
We started off at $4500 and have been advancing slowly up to $6500. We
started off with them finding a 100 sedan and thought that was the same.

My insurance company has requested I contact a dealer to determine the value
of my avant, the local dealer here (Sunset Porsche Audi) doesn't want any
part of trying to establish the value of a car they wouldn't even want to
put on their lot. Anybody got any advice???

While mine was not pristine, I loved it. It did everything I wanted. I ski a
ton during the winter and it worked perfectly for the 65 ski days we had
here in the Pacific Northwest this last winter. 4 studded snow tires and you
can climb trees. I want another Avant! It is the best car I could ever
imagine for all the things I do in my life. I'm also looking for maybe a S6

I anticipate buying the car back to have spares for my next one, or perhaps
put the 20V into my URQ. Let me know if you need anything. The car was hit
in the right front corner trashing the hood, fender, bumber support,
valance, headlight and all the stuff underneath. Still runs and drives, the
tires rub on the inner fenderwell.

Jack Walker
jwalker at

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