Value of our vehicles

Chris Covington malth at
Tue May 14 12:32:37 EDT 2002


I wonder if your insurance company would agree with the state value
though?  I doubt it, but it would be great ammo to use whenever you fight
an insurance company over the value of a 200q20v / any other rare old

'91 200q20v

On Mon, 13 May 2002, dkpriebe wrote:

> Jack-
> 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
> true.
> 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
> Avant.
> 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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