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Tue Sep 7 21:47:19 EDT 2004
> My '87 4000 CSQ is in need of quite a few repairs (power steering
> pump, master brake cylinder, front and rear breaks, broken bolt on
> exhaust manifold, etc.). I do not have the time to repair it myself
> and don't think it is worth putting that much money into the car.
> So, as I look for a replacement (not a daily driver) I'm wondering
> what are the most reliable Audi models? I would like to spend less
> than $10,000 and not have something that I have to take to the shop
> frequently and cost me in frequent repairs.
These two paragraphs seem to me to be very different approaches. For
$10k you should be able to maintain your 4kq in *perfect* condition for
5-10 years. That includes decent but not super-expensive tires.
For $10k you could also buy a nice 90Q/CQ, make it perfect, and maintain
it for years.
I think, these days, you could even get a "ur" S car (20v turbo), buy
some tires and register and insure it for $10k...
The only tough thing to fix on your 4kq is that exhaust manifold stud,
and even that could be taken care of well by a competent mechanic.
Any used car you buy is likely to be "hiding" *something*, or require
some work soon enough to mess up that "reliability" issue for you.
As far most reliable Audi? I'd say, '83 5000 or '87 4000/Coupe.
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