[V6-12v] Any thoughts on this...
thecyberpoet at cyberpoet.net
Sun Oct 31 06:33:54 EST 2004
=-= Marc Glasgow
On Sunday, October 31, 2004, at 06:11 AM, James Whitehouse wrote:
> Hi All --
> Just wondered if anyone has any thoughts on this situation.
> My cousin is selling his V6 2.6 Coupe (1996). I’ve driven it. Seems to
> well and be pretty well maintained all round (full Audi SH and all
> It’s done 180,000 miles.
> Here’s the rub, mine’s a V6 2.8 Saloon (1992). Mine drives nicely too.
> engine bay is cleaner (less corrosion on some of the components despite
> being older). Mine has FASH until 2 years before I bought it (and it’s
> well looked after since then). It’s done 120,000 miles.
> So mine’s done less miles, but it four years older. How does that work
> in terms of car wear and so on?! Does the age add as much as the
> miles, or
> what? I’m wondering why I’m even tempted... Well I know a few reasons.
> like the Coupe shape better, and it seems to handle a little firmer
> rear end and slightly shorter wheel base). The interior is nicer, newer
> style trim, sports seats (leather), driver’s airbag, etc. It has one
> catalytic converter, not two like mine, which makes that a lot less of
> worry in terms of finance to replace when it/they go. His has the later
> engine management, which in theory should be more efficient. Although
> should be more powerful, in driving, the difference seems minimal (I
> tell a difference, but it’s not chalk and cheese, you know?).
> Thing is, I’m not flush with cash right now, and I’d probably have to
> add a
> bit to the price mine would fetch – I’d always said if I traded in
> it’d be
> for a Quattro... But...
> Am I nuts here, or what?
> Any thoughts appreciated,
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