anybody in SF east bay wanna check out a 200q20v with me?
centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 18 17:26:44 PDT 2008
164k isn't too many miles?
--- On Wed, 6/18/08, rguzz at mindspring.com <rguzz at mindspring.com> wrote:
> From: rguzz at mindspring.com <rguzz at mindspring.com>
> Subject: Re: anybody in SF east bay wanna check out a 200q20v with me?
> To: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
> Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 5:15 PM
> Take the one that is in better shape for 3500 bucks...about
> what it's worth (4k maybe?). You will be catching up
> forever with the blue one.
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at yahoo.com>
> >Sent: Jun 18, 2008 7:24 PM
> >To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> >Cc: ba-group at audifans.com
> >Subject: Re: anybody in SF east bay wanna check out a
> 200q20v with me?
> >ha ha!
> >well, i used to drive a 92 ford taurus SHO. i used to
> replace stuff before it broke - because i could pretty much
> guess what was going to take a crap at the worst time ;-)
> >here's the deal:
> >the car in question - owned by an audifan member - lago
> blue, 17" rims from an A6, new radiators, new bomb, new
> UFOs, new timing belt. 110k original miles
> >things to fix - sunroof tilts but doesn't slide
> back, a/c busted, slow power steering leak, windows work if
> you tap them a couple times, radio has a mind of its own,
> needs struts and tires. $3,000
> >another one in SF - red (not my favorite color), 164k
> on the clock (sorta high for my tastes) but needs nothing.
> >the price difference doesn't concern me - i am
> intrigued by the lago blue and lower miles of the one that
> needs more work though.
> >i will keep the sentra for a daily driver. still it
> would be cool if someone who knows what the heck they are
> looking at would come with me. no biggie if no one can make
> it though.
> >--- On Wed, 6/18/08, Kent McLean
> <kentmclean at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> From: Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net>
> >> Subject: Re: anybody in SF east bay wanna check
> out a 200q20v with me?
> >> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> >> Cc: ba-group at audifans.com
> >> Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 4:09 PM
> >> robert weinberg wrote:
> >> > there is another one in the east bay i'm
> >> interested in taking a look at
> >> > but would like someone who really knows these
> cars to
> >> go with me.
> >> What could possibly be wrong with it? To
> paraphrase Nike,
> >> "Just buy it".
> >> Just make sure you have a truckload of money in
> >> Then we can help
> >> you through the "minor" issues to make
> it road
> >> worthy.
> >> Seriously, unlike "normal" cars, the 200
> >> subject to a lot of peculiar
> >> issues. The engine itself is pretty bulletproof,
> but the
> >> aged rubber (hoses
> >> and lines) will need to be replaced if they
> >> already. There is other
> >> rubber that is probably 20 years old -- suspension
> >> bushings. Then there are
> >> the myriad electrical gremlins -- even if
> everything worked
> >> when you looked
> >> at it, on the ride home the sunroof will open on
> its own
> >> and the windows
> >> won't go up back up. And don't forget all
> >> sensors that keep the ECU
> >> happy; they die with age, too.
> >> Other big-ticket items that will hurt you -- the
> >> core inside the
> >> dash is probably ready to go (8+ hours to replace
> it), and
> >> the blower motor
> >> is probably ready to make noise. The AC is
> probably R12 and
> >> should be
> >> converted to R134a.
> >> There are two approaches to buying an old Audi. 1)
> buy one
> >> from someone
> >> who has done all the hard work and pay a premium
> for it, or
> >> 2) buy one
> >> dirt cheap and be ready to spend the time and
> money to fix
> >> it all.
> >> Remember, even if you find a good one, the
> gremlins will
> >> still be there
> >> to bite you in the arse. And it will pick the
> worst time.
> >> Good luck.
> >> --
> >> Kent McLean
> >> '99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic, :)
> >> '91 200 TQA #1, backup car
> >> gone but not forgotten:
> >> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody", now with
> new owner
> >> '91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
> >> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke
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