Audi friends, I have a few questions

Kent McLean kentmclean at
Sun Jan 4 15:04:39 PST 2009

Fay Kelley wrote:
> 1.)
> I am looking at Chevy Astro Vans  (will give to my hubby
> when I am done.)

If you are looking at vans, I'd give serious consideration
to (forgive me) a minivan.  Here's why: since they depreciate
as much as an Audi, you can find one cheap.  They comfortably
carry a lot of people, good for a real estate agent. And if
you get an American one (dodge, ford, or chevy), you should
be able to find parts and mechanics on every street corner.

In a year or two, when the economy settles down and (hopefully)
things get better, you can recycle the minivan to hubby or even
sell it without a huge loss.

A few years ago we rented one (a 2006/7 Dodge Caravan) for a
family trip from NH to SC, and it had a lot going for it. Not
Audi-level ride and handling, but much better than I expected.

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
'91 200 TQA #3, gray, UFOs, chipped, Euro headlights
'91 200 TQA #2 blue, up in smoke 2
'91 200 TQA #1 black, recycled
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody", sold
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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