[audi20v] Re: Should I sell out? (Update)
Doyt W. Echelberger
Doyt at buckeye-express.com
Thu Sep 20 11:37:52 EDT 2001
Hello Hank.........I helped a gearhead Audi fan friend of mine here in Ohio
find and buy a 1995 S6 about 4 months ago. We found half a dozen and he
bought one in New England, brought it home to Ohio, and started sorting it
out. Several injectors went wacky and hydrolocked the engine, and a few
other issues kept it in the shop for about a month. But it works now, just
like it was designed to work, and it is an AWSOME car. I have a 1987 5ktq,
and it's sweet spot is about 100 mph. This S6 might have a sweet spot, but
at 120 it was still climbing and didn't even hint at wanting to settle down
The guy now has the car of his dreams and is a very happy person every day.
He will maintain it, and will deal with anything that changes. This
satisfaction will last for at least a few years, and who knows how long we
will have a world where such satisfaction is ever again possible?
I know that I am spoiled rotten by my ownership of this 1987 5ktq since
1998. At 203,000 miles it makes my soul happy every time I take it on a
trip, or even around the block. And after a period of sorting out, it is
very reliable. And it costs me about $1,200 a year to maintain it in top
shape. And the car looks almost like new......after 13 years.
I just hope it stays together until my gearhead friend decides to sell me
Get what you want.
87 5ktq in Ohio
At 08:21 PM 9/19/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>still waiting to hear from the owner but as far as the dealership can tell me
>it has exhaust (3" stainless), Exhaust manifold, turbo, chips, and think
>intake but not sure.
>The dealership is not selling this car, in fact they aren't an Audi
>dealership anyway.. just a well trusted Audi garage (they have a fantastic
>rep with selling used cars, my friend's S4 came from there). A customer of
>theirs is selling it but they have let him place it on their lot. Guess they
>might be getting a percentage of the sale but who knows (not that it matters,
>wouldn't think it would be that much).
>The local AoA dealer mechanic that I went up to while he was working on a car
>has no interest in my decision at all since he doesn't even know the local
>shop, guy selling the car, or me. His opinion is that the platform that the
>S4 is built on is more trouble free than the 90 platform. Kinda had to
>believe him since the parts guys told me that he is the most experienced
>wrench in the shop.
>I may have an attack of the crazies and buy this thing after all. Sure I
>will be doing it with my fingers crossed though if I do.
>As far as Subaru goes have never been a fan.... Can't say why but get a bad
>feeling when looking at them. Guess that makes me a marquee-ist.
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