[A4] new / used a4
caliban at sharon.net
Fri Jul 7 15:57:02 EDT 2006
i love the allroad, but the stock suspension is just about my
favorite part! for snow/dirt road aplomb of course.
At 10:56 AM -0700 7/7/06, thejimrose wrote:
>yeah ive been looking at 6spd allroads too. paint the fenders + bumpers and
>lose the stupid lowrider suspension and you have a budget s6 clone.
>whered you find the allroad? how is it on gas?
>On 7/7/06, Brian J White <brian at bjwhite.net> wrote:
>> Yeah..he got a tiptronic. He certainly didn't know any better. <grin>
>> I paid $21000 for my 1998 BMW 540i 6-speed in March of 05. Had
>> 54000 miles on it and was beautiful, complete, and a local car
>> always. The original window sticker on the car was $57000. For
>> my purposes, it has been like a brand new $57k car for the price of a
>> new WhatDaYaCallItEconomyCar.
>> I paid $24500 for my 2001 Allroad 2.7T 6-speed (w/3rd row seat,
>> rare). Also had 54000 miles on it and was beautiful and
>> complete. Atlas grey 6-speeds with 3rd row seat is a pretty rare
>> car, so I was lucky enough to find it. But compare that to the $58k
>> sticker price. (IIRC anyway...)
>> At 09:50 2006-07-07, thejimrose wrote:
>> >i have to say i totally agree that leasing is akin to setting your cash
>> >fire. i also HATE spending $$ on cars. it's SUCH a massive disinvestment
>> >prefer booze, women, and carbon fiber motorcycle parts.. =]
>> >ive always had great luck buying cheap cars, well maintained, with around
>> >100k and dealing with the occasional hassle of repairs. im also a
>> >so that works out well. if you can afford to lose $20k over the course
>> >of 3-4 years on a car, go for it.
>> >i bought my 98 a4 for 7grand with 100k about 1.5 yrs ago. it's been
>> >fantastic. i always get the 'ooooh, fancy car' bit from people [not that
>> >care - they dont have to crawl around under it]. it broke down thje first
>> >week i had it [the common downpipe split] and has been awesome since. i
>> >a ton of miles on my cars too and i live and work in SF - either bus or
>> >moto to work.
>> >all that said the new a4 is superpimp. a good buddy of mine who doesnt
>> >any better just got a new 07 a4 3.2 tip, nav, loaded for 43 grand. OUCH.
>> >can you say "used m5" ?
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