The feds are still determined to get my car, they added in more money, my wife is still determined to see it gone.
a200q20v at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 14:13:29 PDT 2009
On Aug 11, 2009, at 4:25 AM, <alancordeiro at att.net>
<alancordeiro at att.net> wrote:
> I need some practical advice from all of you.
> When the cash for clunkers first opened up, I toyed with the idea
> ( spurred on by a relentless persuasion by my wife) of finally
> getting a new Jetta TDI. However it appeared all of them were long
> gone, swept up by the first group of early birds. And when the Cash
> for Clunkers ran out of money, I breathed a sign of relief, my
> decision was made for me, thanks to my earlier foot dragging.
> Now that someone found out my car had been saved, they decided to
> pump in more money to make sure that my wife would continue to have
> a reason to keep reminding me. Here is the deal:
> 1) Wife wants to see the old Audi out of the driveway...even though
> its a daily driver on cooler days (no Freon).
> 2) Rust starting to appear on the tip of the hood, and over the
> wheel wells.
> 3) Rear suspension needs two upper control arms (yes it actually
> 4) It needs four new tires before winter......tread down to less
> than an eighth.
> 5) Two more brake flex hoses need swapping, a few of the rear brake
> fluid hard lines should probably be changed as well.
> 6) Timing belt has 80,000 (mostly freeway) on it, was going to do
> it before winter, may just swap the belt and WP, since I did seals
> and idler as well last time.....this time it may not need to go as
> Pending repair in the near future, since the car presently has
> 278,000 on her:
> 1) Original muffler,
> 2) Original heater core...and some coolant hoses ( right at the
> turbo for example)
> 3) Rear brake rework, new pads and rotors before winter.
> 4) original fuel pump
> 5) Drive shaft is still all original
> 6) Brake master cylinder still original
> 7) A/C control head is moody
> 8) both rear windows do not work.
> What is this car worth.....are there people still willing to buy
> these cars for the engine and transmission for a reasonable price?
> I would rather take a smaller amount and save her from being
> crushed, but the $4500 is a hard number for me to argue with my
> wife with against a much smaller number.
> And of course, I can just keep her......but it will be a continual
> fight to spend $$ on the car if something more than a hundred or
> two needs to be replaced in the near future, or she uses up a few
> days or week of warm garage space during the peak winter days. We
> live in Michigan, a snow and ice free car means a lot in January
> and February.
> Thoughts from the collective??? I know what a few will say right
> away.....but hoping to get a reasonable spread of opinions,
> Alan Cordeiro
> 200q 20v, 278,000 miles,
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