[s-cars] Crap, I gotta sell
s_douglas at telus.net
Tue Mar 25 08:14:34 PDT 2008
Sorry to hear of your predicament, that sucks. Could you not get around it
by registering it in a different state?
You sure like the rare colors, I've never seen a europa blue sedan (only an
avant) and one cashmere sedan in the last 5 years. Personally, I would never
"downgrade" to a A4 or VW. They are nice cars, but too small and too common.
When it comes time for replacement for me, it would be a D2 S8 (2001+
facelift) or maybe a C5 S6 Avant. I know both are automatic, but they both
have a touch of classic styling without being too "new".
> -----Original Message-----
> From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Harold McComas
> Sent: March 25, 2008 7:57 AM
> To: s-car-list at audifans.com
> Subject: [s-cars] Crap, I gotta sell
> 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.
> Harold M
> 96 S6 Cashmere Gray
> Manchester, NH
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