[ba] Bought my first audi - 200q20v!
rao at pixar.com
Sat Jul 5 06:41:45 PDT 2008
Congratulations! I sold mine only a few months ago, at 205,000
miles, and If my experience was any indicator, you won't regret it.
You will *own* the G35, next time around :)
On Jul 5, 2008, at 3:53 AM, robert weinberg wrote:
> hi all,
> i figure if I'm going to buy an Audi - lets get a real Audi - i.e.
> finicky, frustrating but sometimes very enjoyable ;-)
> i think some of you guys probably checked the car out and passed.
> maybe for good reason too ;-)
> it's the one in Castro valley (although i bought it in Hayward)
> i paid $2,800. not an awesome deal - but good enough. passed smog
> the first time. idles and runs smooth, no leaks - new bomb, UFOs,
> timing belt, both radiators. a/c doesn't work, trip computer/boost
> guage doesn't work (fuse? - never that simple, i suppose). needs
> struts and tires (might as well lower it at this point). 114,000
> original miles - Ian checked the car fax report to confirm.
> all in all, it was as i expected - except the roof is faded.
> interior is very clean though and the body is straight. i know what
> I'm in for (i think) from owning a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO for the
> last 10 years and all the fun that was to throw money at ;-)
> reasons for buying this one instead of the red one in SF is I'm
> smitten by the low-ish miles and the red one is...well, red and it
> has 166k on the clock.
> the owner was really cool. he actually moved to Hawaii, so i dealt
> with his in-laws in Hayward - who were very cool too. they were
> always honest about the car and made no pretenses about it.
> i drove it home - floaty due to the worn struts and shocks - but
> smooth and responsive when i hit the gas. i had an Infiniti G35 on
> my ass going from the 238 interchange to the 580. i was thinking
> "not yet my friend - in good time - you will get yours, Mr.
> Infiniti" ;-)
> see ya,
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