DOUBLDz at aol.com
DOUBLDz at aol.com
Fri Sep 10 13:18:24 EDT 2004
I've decided to donate Baby to charity or trade her in for a new car. The problems just keep building up and she is becoming increasingly unreliable.
The air conditioning issues were possible to overcome but now I realize that the entire climate control is in question. It automatically comes on when I start the car and if I don't click it off immediately, the car stalls. If I have it off and drive around a bit, then click it on again, the car stalls. Originally I was told the air conditioning condenser or compressor (I forgot which) exploded (my mechanics word). The part (which can't be found at any discount parts place) is supposedly $1600.00 (from Audi) plus labor. I am basically worn out. I've put so much money into this car, I probably could have had a brand new Audi for all the repair costs I've paid. Water under the bridge now though.
I could deal with a lot, even lack of AC but I believe now that the climate control won't be able to create heat w/o stalling the car this winter. Plus, now that its started to stall, I have lost confidence in it. I drive around waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Anyway, I have set of winter wheels with snow tires to sell and before I put them on eBay, I thought I'd mention it here. They are OE 15" wheels with Hakkapellittas. Can't check the wear at the moment because I'm at work, but will later. I'll need to look into the whole shipping issue, certainly it would be better if someone could pick them up in the New Jersey area. If any is interested, let me know.
I just wanted to say thank you once again for all the help and advice I've received here over the years. You guys have really been so generous with your time. I've appreciated it, more than you know.
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