[V8] Whats the Next "V8"
gene.ghc at verizon.net
Sat Jun 4 01:17:54 EDT 2005
That's a tough question. As has been mentioned by others, I had thought
an A8 would be the answer. But after looking through some of the online
A8 discussion forums I am getting the impression that many used A8s have
lurking transmission problems. I get the impression that Audi's
"lifetime" transmission fluid policy is a major contributor.
Closer to home, a coworker recently bought a '98 A8 with about 70K
miles. Now, about 6 weeks later, he is experiencing a transmission
issue. The estimates to fix it are a little daunting, to say the
least. They range from $2K-$5K. The coworker loves the car, but wants
me to buy it from him.
The A6 4.2 is still a little rich for my budget.
Now I am reconsidering rebushing my V8 suspension and a couple other
improvements. And yet another transmission fluid change.
Jason Carey wrote:
>What is another (slightly newer) vehicle that has similar
>performance and price qualities to the V8 models?
>I have loved my 90 V8 for the past 4 years and 60K miles.
>Safe and stable on the snowy highways of Colorado and luxury
>I could not otherwise afford. However, it is my only vehicle
>and I fear at 150K it needs more and more attention and I
>have less and less time to shower on it.
>What is the next "find" as good as the V8?
>PO Box 0981
>Grand Junction, CO
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