quattro Digest, Vol 57, Issue 23
glenahan at vfemail.net
Wed Jul 16 17:20:24 PDT 2008
pretty much only performance
On Jul 16, 2008, at 3:05 PM, Fay Kelley wrote:
> W. Bean wrote:
>> Grant Lenahan wrote:
>>> Well, the 96-97 is the C4 and 98-99 is the C5 - radically different
>>> Within the C4, the 96 is the 12v ( slow) and the 97 is the 30v ( fa,
>>> well, uh, less slow)
>> I didn't think the C4 A6 got the 30v V6 at all... Even the 98 A6
>> Avants were 12v right?
> I'll check. Is it gas mileage, performance, or something else to
> be concerned about with the different engines?
> Thank you ~
>> If you don't need a huge car (if you're selling real estate in it
>> you might be cramped in an A4),
> I have only taken a client in my car once, an 80 year old woman who
> didn't want to drive.
> I give people the privacy to discuss stuff in their car without
> me .... and I don't like driving
> people around ... my car is usually full of sporting equipment,
> files, stuff! LOL
> But, I don't need leg room. That is why a two-seat coupe would
> be otta the equation.
>> I'd look at an 00 or 01 A4, 1.8T or 2.8. Not sure what your price
>> point is,
> well, I am at about $4K or $4.5 unless I wait and I have no drive-
> able car now unless I want to keep pouring fluid in it. I borrow
> my hubby's work truck when I drive to Sedona and he is a little
> annoyed at having to empty stuff out of his truck when I use it.
> Not to mention it cramps his driving freedom to come home mid-day
> and then I drop him at the job, unload his tools, etc. But when
> we first moved here I drove him everywhere for months when he blew
> the tranny in his Audi, so he can help me out a little, LOL.
> I got a great deal on a few cars I have purchased getting them from
> private party who didn't need to rob me, nice people who kept
> records and all, so I was hoping to get lucky. Phoenix, Las
> Vegas, CO, CA have more Audis. None in the rural areas here, so
> I'll have to drive/fly somewhere.
> A $250 plane ticket to save $750 - $1000 is worth it to me. Just
> so I don't have to drive back, LOL.
>> but the 98 A6 sedan (C5) is one to avoid.
>> I probably wouldn't look at a C5 A6 before '99, possibly '00
> Great - thanks for letting me know. I was kinda wondering about
> that .... because of the recall list.... appreciate you mentioning
> it ... be that takes me closer to $6,000 or so. I think I need
> to get a car sooner unless we have a miracle here.
> Cheers, Fay
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