[urq] The revolt is on!
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Mon May 19 09:30:42 PDT 2008
As I read these threads after a weekend dash to NYC for Pizzo's wedding, a
marvelous coupe GT ride, CIS and all, thumbs up from a few new audi
drivers.... To come back to all this is same old.... Mike, I wasn't the only one
(even on this list) that knew about the blow out sale at Audi Ag. I venture it
wasn't broadcast here, because some folks in the know might be selfish? The
very words below, supports my thinking that it's possible this list might have
lost touch with more than reality.
I am at total disbelief at the attitude here, sorry to be the messenger?
It's not Audi's job to inform you of the parts blowout, it's your passion that
dictates that knowlege. Don't expect any help from Audi here, any help from
ACNA, or any help by your registered ownership. I've had q's since 91,
several urq's in my name over the last 15, and don't think for a minute it means a
darn thing in regard to passion.
What I've been advocating in my posts (maybe better worded by M Dawson) is
that the reality of what Audi did is a given. The 5 minutes to bitch and
lament is gone, and I see no words here in the last year posted that would
motivate Audi to even consider a reversal to our good fortune. I feel I'm an urq
enthusiast with an extensive resume in all aspects of that enthusiasm. I
could care less what Audi chooses to do with parts support. I have been actively
rooting outside the dealership NLA crap for years. The fact the last year
it's recently been an epiphany here on this list doesn't surprise me anymore.
Audi is out of urq parts support? So what? If that's something new to
anyone here, you must not have needed many parts. The reality is, this is going
to get a lot more expensive as time moves forward. And the reality is, Audi
owns every right to the trademark and the heritage. I love seeing the rally
footage and the homage to the urq in new ads. As I've presented prose that
Audi has ventured far from their roots in the latest generations of quattros,
these visions remind me that not all has been lost in the last 25.
The days of convenient urq parts are gone. We can bitch about it... or
start to advocate, plan and face many of the realities that this is a challenge
that has been met by hundreds of other collectors before us.
In a message dated 5/16/2008 7:26:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
mdeltergo at hotmail.com writes:
your applause sounds a lot like just one hand clapping to me. Not sure how
their 'chance" for parts was allocated. Sure seemed like a secret to me. I
have had at least one fully registered/insured UrQ for the last 17 years,
sometimes more, and in that time have never had less than 2 other registered
Audis, usually 3, and have been a member of ACNA the whole time and I never got
the call about parts being available or last call. I must have been sleeping
next to Mike H.
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