Purchase '91 200 20V?

Dan Simoes dans at audifans.com
Tue Oct 1 10:54:05 EDT 2002

Having owned both, apples to apples, the later cars are tighter and have
better build quality.  I also think the later cars look more modern.
An S6 wagon still looks like a current model, while a 200 wagon looks
like the bastard child of an old 100 and a Scirocco. :)

The problem is, compare a 91 200 wagon at $8000-9000 (current market
rates) to a 95 s6 wagon at $18000-20000, and that's a lot of money to
set aside for repairs.

I'm currently debating whether to keep mine, simply because I know that
it's going to suck up time and money with repairs.  I'm thinking of
proactively replacing anything that is likely to fail, but that's a few
grand right there (insert sound of Bernie falling to the ground with a

If you're looking at sedans, the prices are a bit lower on both ends.

Christopher Gharibo wrote:
> I am debating on whether if I should buy a '91 200 20V or an 92-95 S4/S6.
> I like the 200s body style and price, but I am concerned about parts
> availability for this rare 11 year old car. Is this a valid concern?
> The S4/S6 have better parts availability but higher prices.
> Is the performance for the 200 vs S4/S6 similar?
> Is saving money by going for the '91 200 smart or am I really getting a much
> better car by going for the S4/S6?
> Thanks for your thoughts.
> Chris
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