[Biturbos4] Rear-ended S4 (sorry if this double po sted)

Russell Romano Russell_Romano at pmc-sierra.com
Mon Jan 5 21:36:30 EST 2004

Check for proper body panel alignment and be very critical of the color (and texture) matching of the paint under various light sources.  A good job should match the rest of your car regardless of the light source.  I've seen paint jobs that match in sunlight and are two COMPLETELY different colors under the mercury lights in a parking lot at night.

I'd also be very critical of the car with respect to water leakage into the trunk area and the way the doors seal, etc.  Also, don't forget to critically listen for rattles, squeaks and creaks that were not there before the accident.

Good Luck...


-----Original Message-----
From: Power, Sean Austin (UMKC-Student) [mailto:sap187 at umkc.edu]
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 8:35 PM
To: biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: [Biturbos4] Rear-ended S4 (sorry if this double posted)

Today I made the dreaded drive that no Audi owner (or any other car owner) cherishes . . . to the body shop.  This drive was the result of a chain reaction rear-ending whereby the 2002 Tahoe behind me (complete with brush guard) was smashed from behind and subsequently launched into the rear of my 2001 S4 (that I have owned for two weeks), which in turn pushed me into the car in front me.  The rear bumper has been punched in, taillights smashed, trunk dented and front bumper pushed in and cracked.


Does anyone out there know of any particular problem areas I should watch out for when inspecting the car after the fix?  I am taking it to a body shop the local dealer (Jay Wolfe Audi) recommended. 


Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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