[Es2] S2 opportunity

Miller, Chris chris.miller at infofoundry.com
Wed Mar 8 10:11:32 EST 2006

Took me about two trips to the transfer station with a utility trailer
when I parted a 16v scirocco. Remember to make the parts small enough to
lift over your head so you can throw them into the metal bin. Oh, and
you'll go through some sawzall blades (it's better with an angle
grinder).  Bet it's about a half day project if you're ambitious.
Plastic bits go in the regular trash a bit at a time.

You'd probably sell the seats, hatch, doors, fenders, and windshield
anyways, right?

-----Original Message-----
From: es2-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:es2-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Jimmy Pribble
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 9:16 AM
To: 'Richard Tanimura'; quattro + 5 or 8 = fun
Cc: es2 at audifans.com; djdawson2 at aol.com
Subject: Re: [Es2] S2 opportunity

> ...and getting their cars registered.

The cars are ALREADY registered.

So, am I to understand that US Customs will let you import a non-US-spec
car on your promise that you won't drive it? Cross your heart and hope
to die?
That seems unlikely, but let's run with it. So now you have an S2 in
your driveway, but it's not titled and you can't get it inspected and
you definitely can't get insurance for it...so, you cut your VIN off of
your CQ and weld it to the S2. This ruins your CQ, but heck, it wasn't
worth but maybe $1500 in the first place. So you go to have the CQ taken
to the salvage yard, but whoops, they won't take the car without a
title. So, now you have a car you can't even give away, much less sell,
so now you spend your spare weekends cutting apart the car and throwing
it away piece-by-piece, which is a drag because you only have the
regular-sized trash can and the one time you got greedy and tried to use
the dumpster at the industrial park down the street, you got caught and
had to pay a $200 fine. But that's okay because now you have an S2 with
a title, plates, inspection sticker, and even insurance. Life is grand!
You're so excited you go for a spirited drive, but forget that the car
doesn't handle as well as your friend's Evo and you promptly plow
yourself into a tree. Whoops. So, the insurance adjuster comes calling.
"Nice car," he says. "I like what you have done to it. The Euro gauges
in kph are a nice touch. Anyway, that was a pretty good hit, so I'm
going to total the car. Let's see...1990 Coupe Quattro...uh, well your
car is kind of strange because there is no A/C and you have cloth seats,
which isn't even shown in the book. Whatever, I can give you $1100. If
you can get me some receipts for your aftermarket stuff, I might be able
to help a little, but probably not much." Dejected that your insurance
settlement didn't even cover the cost of your real CQ, much less the S2,
you go and tell your tale on AudiWorld, where you receive so much
humiliation that you go off and kill yourself. But all is not wrong in
the world - the AudiWorlders show some heart and everyone ads a little
black "arm band" to their sig with your initials and RIP.

That's the good version of the story.

The bad version of the story goes - you are busted with a fake VIN, you
lose the car and go to jail. :-(

Still waiting for the final word...

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