'88 5000S Auto FS; Any Buyer Beware?

Alex Kowalski hypereutectic1 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 5 17:54:05 EDT 2006

Well, I won't split hairs over the costs.  We've owned 7 (or was it 8?)
Audis of various types and vintages and we've saved money because we've been
fortunate enough to pick some good ones along the way.  In the right place
at the right time with our eyes open, and all that.  On a dollars/mile basis
we've managed to come out in pretty fair shape versus buying other new/used
cars.  I guesstimate that we've driven over a half a million miles over the
years, and the total cost of ownership has been less than $35,000 (not
including gas, insurance, etc.)  That was mainly due to the depressed value
of the cars after The Fiasco, so in the words of mutual-fund managers, past
performance is no guarantee of future results.

But yes indeed, love goes a long way when you try to explain to someone why
you are sitting in your driveway when you could be kayaking, replacing the
rear brakes on an 18 year old car.

On 8/5/06, DeWitt Harrison <six-rs at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> that

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