Subject: Audi friends, I have a few questions
Armanmik at earthlink.net
Sun Jan 4 14:45:35 PST 2009
> Fay Kelley <iceisit at earthlink.net>
> Subject: Audi friends, I have a few questions
> I am temporarily without an Audi ... will get another when
> I can.
> I am looking at Chevy Astro Vans (will give to my hubby
> when I am done.)
There are "quattro" Astro vans.
As was mentioned, these are basically trucks, not very refined at all, I've seen them in both
utility and people-carrier versions (seats, carpets, windows). They do get the job done, but not
One thing you might find interesting is that the V-6 Astrovan can easily have a 350" V-8 dropped in,
all you need is a pair of custom motor mounts, a V8, some time (not a lot) and some tools (not many)
- and the result is an absolute bomb - 300+ hp in a very light tin can . . . ;-) and it looks like
"Joe's Plumbing and Electric" until you drop the hammer. Cheap, easy conversion, might be worthwhile
if you needed to tow a big boat trailer and wanted a van instead of a pickup truck. Or if you're
into street drags (right - "Sonic Boom Realty - look quick, we'll show you the whole town in three
> Any years to avoid ....
> Any great years ....
> must get an automatic ... and AC of course
> Also, does anyone know about Arizona law that says if a car is totalled,
> being the repair is more than the book value ... that the DMV
> requires one to make it a salvage title or is someone tugging on my cuff?
They're tugging your cuff - this is for wrecks from collisions, "totalled" is an insurance term, it
is not used for vehicles needing mechanical repairs. I've bought (and subsequently fixed) more than
a few vehicles needing "expensive repairs, more than the vehicle is worth" and not one of them has
EVER had or needed a "salvage" title. I think they're trying to tug your checkbook, too. (But you
already know that.)
> Cheers, Fay
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