type 44 syndrome, but no Audi content

Aleksander Mierzwa alexaudi at kki.net.pl
Mon Apr 15 18:23:20 EDT 2002

At 09:13 2002-04-15, Mike Arman wrote:

>Here's why - parts and service are very expensive (by retail standards),
>the car has a reputation for being finicky and needing quite a bit of
>fairly exotic (hence skilled and expensive) maintenance, and these cars are
>NOT supported in any meaningful way by the dealer network or the
>manufacturer. They are also getting OLD - mine are almost old enough to
>vote, and cars that old are downright un-American!

However, this point of view is valid for American market only.
Here in East Europe, type 44 cars are considered long lasting, reliable,
and easy to repair. Dealer service is not needed, because most independent
mechanics know them well.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland

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