The Volvo Thread--long (some Audi content though)
j.d.larson at verizon.net
Fri Jan 27 14:37:10 EST 2006
Mike Veglia wrote: "Absolute junk. The only good thing that car did was
turned my wife off to Volvos which resulted trading it away towards a
(apparently much maligned on this list) 1995 A6q Avant in August of
1992. Well, a little over 3 years, and over 60k miles, later we still
love the A6 and there is nothing that 850 could do that the A6q can't do
so much better there isn't even a comparison, except straight line out
of the box acceleration in the dry--but we don't drive a wagon for
straight line speed thrills anyway."
My wife went from a really nice late build CGT and my 90 20v to her 95
A6QA on the whim of a friend who told her that he just saw her new car
on a car lot.
It is difficult to wrest the keys from her tightly clenched fist!
Bought it at 80K, did a tranny at 190K, and we're at 230K now. Other
than the tranny, nothing more than services and a used CC head in all
that time. Front brakes for the first time since we bought it a couple
of months ago! I drive all kinds of high end cars here at work, and the
A6 rides and drives better than a BMW 540 (same year, half the miles),
IMO. That's my feel on back-to-back 60 mile drives! John
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