[s-cars] Crap, I gotta sell
HaroldMcComas at comcast.net
Tue Mar 25 07:56:43 PDT 2008
I got a '96 S6 bought in 2003. Recently NH started doing OBD2 inspections
for emissions, starting with, ta-da, '96 and newer cars. So it looks like by
Nov I have to be rid of the car (inspection due by then). If I was living
back in ND this would not even be an issue.
I wrote the state asking if I could get an exemption and they in turn
contacted EPA who basically said: " I would have to PROVE that the car was
legally imported" and around inspection time I would need to produce such
documentation. Problem is, I don't think the car was ever legally imported.
Some Canadian bought it , took it to TX . I assume he worked there a couple
of years then sold or traded it, then it went to a guy in Mass and now I
have it. I contacted a Registered Importer, one who has specifically
imported a 1996 S6 and he pretty much told me I was SOL or I could spend
5-10k to try install OBD2 ( ya right).
So, the question now is what to replace it with? I want to stay in the
VW/Audi family, I still like the S6. However I really, really want a Europa
Blue sedan none has come up in the last 6 months or so. Another Cashmere one
would be OK too. Don't really care for the Black ,Pearl White and Red. My
dad had 3 green cars in a row so I don't want one of those either. I could
swap some of my parts on the new S6 depending on what it came with.
A newish A4 w/ 1.8T or 2.0T and quattro might be another possiblilty. My
friend is going to let me borrow his 2006 GTI for a week, that would let me
know if I would even be interested in the newer GTI/GLIs. I had a '85 GTI
for 16 yrs and put 240k miles on it.
I would have to buy another car first as this is my only car.
96 S6 Cashmere Gray
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