Japanese vs german, reliability

Brad Wilson bradw@pobox.com
Tue, 8 May 2001 06:12:46 -0600

Huw Powell wrote:

> What you need is a large database rather than anecdotal evidence to
> really compare.

What's humorous about this discussion is that this mailing list is more or
less a bunch of people who are willing to fix whatever it takes to keep
their Audi on the road (some to a greater degree than others). The engines
in these cars are obviously incredibly strong, because people are adding
performance items to them at 200k miles and more, with little ill-effect.

Yet, the general public would call nearly every one of the cars on this list
with more than 100k miles a junker to be replaced. It's a matter of
perception and priority. People here spend time and money on cars others
would write off as a loss because of love for the breed.

Best regards,

2000 A6 2.7 biturbo quattro   http://www.quality.nu/bradw/audi/
2 turbos, 1 driver ... no limits