[ba] Bought my first audi - 200q20v!

Matt twentyV matt_20v at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 5 09:29:05 PDT 2008

Congratulations Robby, I'm sure your patience and focus on details was well-spent.  You have indeed chosen a good vehicle for sliding down the slippery slope!

--- On Sat, 7/5/08, robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: robert weinberg <centaurus3200 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [ba] Bought my first audi - 200q20v!
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Cc: ba-group at audifans.com
> Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 3:53 AM
> 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)
> http://audifans.com/marketplace/show.php?table=pm_audifans_Cars&id=3362
> 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,
> Robby
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