[urq] RE : Vin and trim etc

Louis-Alain Richard laraa at sympatico.ca
Mon Sep 19 21:12:19 EDT 2005

Hi Keith,

With the Family Album, I can see what are the options on your cars, if you
provide me the 3 or 4-digits/letters code for them. In my urQuattro, these
codes were printed on a paper tag that I found on the ceiling of the trunk.
I will send you a picture of it, separately. 

On your 1.8T, there must be a similar tag somewhere: look for codes like
this :
PQ1D: Sport seats
PC4X: 16x7 ET45 alloy wheels

As for the suspension, maybe you'll have to take a peek in the wheelwell and
tell me the color stripes on the springs; 

White/brown or yellow/brown is the standard suspension
Green/violet or yellow/violet is the sport suspension.



> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : urq-bounces+laraa=sympatico.ca at audifans.com [mailto:urq-
> bounces+laraa=sympatico.ca at audifans.com] De la part de SpotatAshleys
> Envoyé : 17 septembre, 2005 16:57
> À : urq at audifans.com
> Objet : [urq] Vin and trim etc
> All I seem to be doing lately is asking questions about things that have
> appeared in past postings that I didn't take enough notice of at the time.
> Am I right in believing someone put up a posting suggesting there was a
> website where you could enter the VIN of an Audi and check the spec it
> left the factory with etc?
> The reason?
> I am looking for a new school bus for my beloved to replace her ageing 100
> Avant and went to look at a 1998 A4 1.8T Avant Sport today. It had The
> alloys, the sport seats and the sport steering wheel but did not seem to
> sit as low as I expected given that the "Sport" pack cars were supposed to
> have had a slightly lower suspension. I'm a bit suspicious and would like
> to check it out.
> Also I'd be curious the learn what extras my WR had when it left the
> Fatherland back in 1987.
> If I have been dreaming this and there has been no such posting does
> anyone know how receptive Audi dealers are to this sort of request?
> Many thanks
> Keith
> '87 WR
> p.s. Tonight in the village shop a guy asked if it was my quattro parked
> outside. I replied that it was. He said he had one years ago, an '84 WR
> and said that mine was one of the best he had seen. He also said he wished
> he'd never sold his.
> Makes you feel good driving an 18 year old design icon.

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