Amazingly Large repair estimate...

CL Wong montesawong at
Wed Apr 30 18:30:02 EDT 2003

Yes Adam,
that is indeed a very expensive repair estimate (not
surprising) but you have to remember that
exists because mechanics charge what they do.

I have a local mechanic that I've been forced to use
on occasion who charges a remarkably high price for
parts.  If those parts come from the local Audi dealer
you need to add his mark-up to the ridiculous price
that the dealership charges and before you know it,
selling the old 200 starts looking more and more

The previous owner of my car (who I just discovered is
the CFO of took my car to an audi
specialist in MA and I have a nice stack of receipts
where every bill is atleast $1,000.  As audi fans and
Audifan listers, we pick and choose what we can and
cannot fix in a never ending effort to reduce
ownership costs.

Looking at a $400 fuel pump bill and eyeing a BMW
lease thru the wife's employee lease program.  The 200
won out again, but for how much longer?

Chi (Rockland County, NY)
91 200Q 20v (Hoppen stage 1, Bilsteins, Eibachs, RKE)
2002 Mazda MPV LX
97 A4 2.8Q 12v (Shaumberg T/B, K&N panel) (Traded)

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