Opinions, please.

Aaron Rosenstein admin at donotspam.org
Mon Nov 7 23:37:29 EST 2005

I've had all the older expensive Audis including the 5000, 200tq, V8Q
and 94 S4, and the 200TQ was by far the better of those cars. Yes, the
S4/S6 models have some newer engine components and sportier interiors,
but overall I spent way more money in repairing little things in those
cars than the 5000/200/V8 models. The early S4 and 100 series cars
introduced a bunch of new and troublesome electronic systems like the
'new and more expensive to fix' climate control system, new ABS, new
radios with cd changers.... I could go on and on. 

Oh yeah, and if you though comp insurance on the 200 was expensive,
price compare and S6 for giggles. I paid more for the S4 than I did for
my porsche. People tend to steal and joyride S cars with alarming
freqency (see regular ebay auctions of trashed, but low miles S4s) but
when was the last time you heard ofa  stolen 200?

Just my .02 cents. 

BTW I'm selling my 200Q and V8 due to a sudden move across the state and
both are very nice.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Schulz [mailto:pcschulz at comcast.net] 
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 7:16 PM
To: admin
Subject: Re: Opinions, please. 


do you prefer apples or oranges ;-)

The cars are similar yet different and have their own idiosyncrasies....

the S car is more refined, heavier, probably safer ( two airbags) much
more complex, but can be as or more reliable than the 200.....

The 200 can catch fire due to Bose rear speakers, the S car can catch
fire due a known issue with the fuel hose ( that said I have had the
flex line near the fuel filter on BOTH my 200s fail.

The S car has no distributor, but has $$$ coil packs and cam position
The 200 came with a distributor with a plastic drive gear that can break
and should have a special narrow distributor rotor.

The 200 has annoying pot metal door lock linkages that can break.....

The 200 may have the expensive to replace but superior to the stock G60s
on the S car brakes ( more swept area).

it really comes down to what you really want and what you can afford to

How well have both cars been maintained, etc, and what are the expected
wear items that need to be replaced in the next 12mos?


At 06:39 PM 11/7/2005, Kerry Griffith wrote:
>Hope this isn't considered the wrong forum, nor seditious heresy, but .
>. .
>If you had a nice 91 200q and had an opportunity to buy an equally nice
>'95 S6, what would you do?
>Assume cars have same mileage, maintenance, records, etc.
>Would I have to sell the 91, thus spending quite a few (to me) thou on 
>a car that's only four years newer.
>I suspect many would say that financially it doesn't make sense, given 
>how similar the cars are. I've always liked the shape of the ur S4/S6, 
>but are there any compelling reasons in the reliability, safety, or 
>other practical areas?
>Many thanks in advance.
>Very nice '91 200q
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