[A4] Rear Wing Brake Light

Stock, Nicholas nicholas_stock at merck.com
Wed Jun 16 20:09:43 EDT 2004

People, I know that some Audi Dealerships out there have a bad rap, and I
know that a few of you have had bad experiences with refusals of warranty
coverage etc etc. I just wanted to say that as an owner of a used Audi that
I bought 1 year old from the 'stealership' I am amazed at how much the
dealer has gone out of his way to repair stuff without fuss or hassle,
despite the fact that the car is mildly modified somewhat (APR Stage 1, Snub
mount, different front brakes etc etc). I got a new clutch at 48K, a new air
bag assembly at 60K, a new power steering rack and cam adjuster seal at 67K,
new MAF sensor and other things all under Audi Assured which lasts me until
the end of this year or 100,000 miles. I can honestly say that this
dealership had hooked me for my next Audi in a few years...

Just wanted to let people know that they're some nice guys out there too.

Happy driving,


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From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
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Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 1:56 PM
To: Dan DiBiase; a4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [A4] Rear Wing Brake Light


Worry A LOT. Just kidding, actually. The truth is don't worry at all if you
plan on trading it in after 2 years. As the buyer or leaser of a NEW Audi,
you probably fit their primary demographic, and that demographic is almost
always happy because they usually acquire new vehicles every 2 years. Audi
engineering almost always stays perfect for that long.

Being somewhat more frugal, but desirous of an AWD car (not SUV, etc.), I
bought the Audi when it was 2 years old. I'm paying the emotional price, but
I don't mind TOO much. Audi doesn't plan for or care about the likes of me.

BTW, only the door trim was rotten. The door itself is just fine. This is
just one of a long list of known issues regarding Audi longevity, including:
bearings, control arms, cruise control switches, trip computer displays, oil
leaks, various other leaks, timing belts, air bag connectors and sunroof

If I had to do it all over again I would have had done a frame-up
restoration of my old 94 Talon AWD including a 400HP motor. I miss that car.


P.S. Still looking for a rear wing brake light assembly...

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