[A4] Midlife crisis has struck

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Wed Sep 28 20:30:54 EDT 2005

In a message dated 9/28/05 3:22:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
image66 at yahoo.com writes:

<< Greetings, a new Audi victim in your midst.  A few weeks ago I
 bought an immaculate 1997 A4 (Quattro, 2.8L).  My wife says that
 this will have to do for my midlife crisis.  She says that I can
 have either a 4WD or a sportscar, but not both.  (we both drive
 Jeeps).  Well, with the Quattro, I'm kinda getting both, I
 guess.  <smile>  I'll have to use her Grand Cherokee for the
 offroad stuff, though.
 Anyway, I've wanted a Quattro since they came stateside around
 1983.  Finally got mine.  I personaly put about fifty to sixty
 miles a day on my vehicles (almost entirely highway miles), wife
 averages 30 per day, so the car will probably stay as is without
 too many expensive mods.  Although, a headlight upgrade just
 might be in the works.
 Returning to lurk mode now, but just wanted to introduce myself
 and say "hi".
 Oh, one question.  What's the recommended paint protection (wax,
 polish, glaze) methodology for Europa Blue paint.  The surface
 appears to oxidize a little quicker than what I'm used to.
 Ken >>
Welcome  Ken,
Good choice, The car is well build should hold up well. First thing is the 
TB/water pump must be replaced. Do a nice tune up. Also change the trans axle 
and rear diff fluids. (you have a jeep, u should know what happens)
BTW....I too have an 2004 CG V8, (the best combination when owing 2 vehicles) 
however, its sitting in the garage waiting for the foot of snow storm to hit. 
Gas prices don't help either.
Also, you need to hook up over at Audiworld.com. 


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