A4's...limited 200 content

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Sat Jun 17 09:59:02 EDT 2006

Derek Pulvino wrote:
> The one question I'm still trying sort out is, on a time/money 
> basis, have people found that the amount of maintenance needed 
> on an A4 is less than, more than, or about the same as that 
> needed for a 200 of similar miles (roughly of course).

Geeze, I hope it is less.  I bought my '89 200 for $2900,
and put another $4000 into it to bring it back up to speed.
It was a checkbook job, so DIY would have saved 1/2 that.
And on mine, it had unusual things go bad -- the gas tank
had to be replaced (~$900, used tank and lots of labor),
the oil cooler was replaced twice (once with a used one,
once with an aftermarket item), cracked wheel rim, ...  

As much as I like the looks of the A4, the lack of room
in the back seat makes it a difficult choice for me.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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