[V8] Seattle 1993 V8 For Sale
audisport44 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 13 13:35:03 EST 2007
I need to chime in on this one too...
Of the 17 cars I've had so far (I'm 25), mostly being Audis, I would say only about 20-30% (if that) had service records. While it's nice to see what parts have been replaced on a car, it doesn't mean much to me. Things can break at any point, even stuff that has been replaced rather recently. What does mean "everything" to me however, is thoroughly checking the car out. This way you get a VERY good idea of the shape the car is in, assuming you know cars, know how to work on them and know what you are looking at and what to look for.
The person below mentioned: "I will not buy a used car that has no service records", in my case I will not buy a car sight unseen. That is by FAR the most important factor, everything else like service records is just some extra icing on the cake. About 70% of the time I have gone to buy a used car I found it to be in the exact opposite shape of what the seller was describing it as! For instance, people that buy cars on Ebay without being able to see them before payment take HUGE risks.
Bottom line is, NEVER buy a car based on the seller's description! No matter how nice it sounds, how much you want it or how little they are asking for it. When it sounds too good to be true, 90% of the time it is. Go see it for yourself or have someone look at it for you if you can't or don't know how.
> From: allanvega at adelphia.net> To: dsaad at icehouse.net; v8 at audifans.com> Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 12:04:26 -0500> Subject: Re: [V8] Seattle 1993 V8 For Sale> > Same here. my 73,000 mile 4.2 ebay speacial had no paper work either. Every > time I look to do a little maitanance, I find its been done already. the > two big ones of the top of my head are th t-belt and complete tune-up > (yes...OE wires plugs cap and rotors.)> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "d saad" <dsaad at icehouse.net>> To: <v8 at audifans.com>> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:48 AM> Subject: Re: [V8] Seattle 1993 V8 For Sale> > > >> >> > Something to think about -> >> > None of my cars has any service> > records - and yet they are all well maintained .> > I might not exactly> > be "normal" (no comment please :-), but the real test is to take> > the car yourself and give it a good inspection. You can tell pretty easy> > if the owner has been kind to it.> >> > Case in point - My Dads old> > 1975 diesel Peugeot was dealer maintained for its first 100K miles - up> > until the motor self destructed due to totally incompetent service> > work.> > For the next 400K miles (on the new motor I put in) it never> > saw a dealer or garage other than for tires and brakes. Never had a> > problem with it.> >> > Same with my V8. It has not seen a dealer or> > garage since 1999, but I have gone far and above "regular> > maintenance" on it.> >> > So - never say never is my motto.> >> > Dave> >> >> William,> >>> >> I> > "checked" it to the extent that I learned it has no service> > records and> >> the seller thinks the timing belt> >> does not> > need to be changed until 90K miles. There was some list> >>> > discussion> >> that the belt may have> >> been changed.> > Everyone comes with their own set issues -- I will not buy> >> a> >> used car that has no service> >> records.> >>> >> HTH,> >>> >> Greg J> >>> >> "Bill> > Hitzler" <bhitzler at kpbsd.k12.ak.us>> >>> >>>I'm> > curious, did anyone look at that 93 V8 that Mike Del Tergo linked us> >>> to> >> on the Seattle Craigs List?> >>>> >>>Thanks, William> >>> > _______________________________________________> >> Audifans V8> > mailing list> >> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> >>> > Manage your list connection:> > http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> >> Have an Audi V8> > question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!> >>> > http://www.audifans.com/twiki/bin/view/Audi/V8> >> Have a V8 answer?> > ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all> >> contributions> > welcome!> >>> > _______________________________________________> > Audifans V8 mailing list> > Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> > Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> > Have an Audi V8 question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!> > http://www.audifans.com/twiki/bin/view/Audi/V8> > Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all > > contributions welcome!> > > > _______________________________________________> Audifans V8 mailing list> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> Have an Audi V8 question? Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!> http://www.audifans.com/twiki/bin/view/Audi/V8> Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all contributions welcome!
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