[V8] Why you stick a V8....

Roger M. Woodbury rmwoodbury at adelphia.net
Sun Feb 19 07:51:08 EST 2006

I really think that in three decades or so we will have had to come to grips
with the inevitability that fossil fuels are not in infinite supply.  I
think also that this country will likely have found a real leader who has
decided to tell all the truth, and this country will have weaned itself away
from foreign oil as a means of doing much of anything that is important,
like generation of electricity and providing mobility for the populace.
There will be examples of internal combustion engines that reside in museums
around the country, but the cars that we drive now will be truly antique in
terms of engineering and propulsion.

This then may be yet another reason to buy old cars now.  EVERY facet of
automobile ownership is far less expensive when a used car is purchased
carefully.  As I was driving home yesterday evening I stopped for fuel for
my wife's 100CS.  The last time I had filled the car was in Augusta on
Thursday morning.  We drove to South Portland, and did our business there,
returning on Thursday evening before seven, having put around 300 miles on
the car since that morning.  Yesterday we put nearly 80 more and when I got
to the gas station, the car had just 405 miles on the odometer, and took
around 17 gallons of fuel.  This car will be in service here for another
100,000 miles before we consider doing anything else, because regardless of
the price of premium fuel, it gets cheaper an cheaper to drive the car per
mile than anything else would be.

Early in March the car goes into the shop for a routine service.  It needs
an oil change, and I am having all the fluids changed at this point as well.
It will also need to have a strange squeaking sound from the left front axel
investigated...not a clicking, so it is not likely to be a universal joint,
but an odd metallic squeaking sound when the wheel is turned hard to the
right.  It will also have plugs and wires as it stumbles on starting when
cold in heavy rain and high humidity, but other than routine stuff, the car
is running wonderfully and my wife loves it.  Since it is her car primarily,
that is what counts.


From: Kent McLean [mailto:kentmclean at mindspring.com] 
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 9:10 AM
To: Roger M. Woodbury
Cc: 'V8 Audi Fans'
Subject: Re: [V8] Why you stick a V8....

Roger M. Woodbury wrote:
 > My father is still driving in his nineties, so I plan on
 > needing a daily driver for three decades....I doubt that
 > the 20 Valve will last that long.

Unless Audi changes its tune and comes up with a heritage
program, I doubt a 2006 Audi will last that long.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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