'88 5000S Auto FS; Any Buyer Beware?

DeWitt Harrison six-rs at comcast.net
Sat Aug 5 17:12:11 EDT 2006

On Sat, 5 Aug 2006 14:38:29 -0400
        "Alex Kowalski" <hypereutectic1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Brian wrote:
> >After reading this thread, I've decided to sell my three Audis. I thought
> >they were well designed durable cars.
> C'mon guys, where's your *spirit*???  ;)  Sure, there are a lot of common
> problem areas, but many of the ones Doyt mentions are similar to the
> problems that lots of older cars encounter.  And many of them are things
> that a savvy owner takes care of with lubrication, and a little regular
> maintenance.  Ever tried maintaining a good boat?  Or an airplane?  Or an
> older house, for that matter?  Now I know why one of my favorite movies
> "The Money Pit" with Tom Hanks.
> I can say with confidence that my Audi Experience has saved my family tens
> of thousands of dollars over the years.  [ ... ]

The Audi 5000CS experience has cost my family tens of thousands of dollars
over the years. Why would I allow this? Because I feel it's such a cool car
I am willing to throw money at it to keep it in top shape. It's love. How or
I fell in love with a car that has so many glaring maintenance shortcomings,
alone that many parts are now becoming NLA, is a mystery as love usually is.

However, anyone who would seriously consider buying into a relationship
with the Type 44 without some sort of magic emotional spark or devine
inspiration would be an absolute idiot, imho. Audi itself wants to pretend
it never existed.

God bless us, everyone.

DeWitt Harrison
'88 5kcstq

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