[V8] the new guy

lundabo at msn.com lundabo at msn.com
Thu Aug 14 22:34:51 PDT 2008

Hard to comment on value.  Some people fall in love with a car and spend way over what it is prudent to keep it going.  Not saying that is what you are doing, but value is very personal.  The amounts you're talking about are not a trifle, but less than one you'ld pay on a down payment for the cheapest econobox out there now.  If you can get a good running car with that investment, it certainly can be worth it.
As for your comment, "Plus it probably needs far less work than the one I already have."  I can assure you my 5spd has none of the problems you're facing outside of the droopy headliner.  I'ld use it as a daily driver if I didn't have an A8L and I didn't have to commute in San Francisco traffic each day.  It's as reliable as my A8L, without the lingering fear that my auto trans is going to crap out on me sometime in the near future.  ;)
Good luck, 
> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:12:39 -0700> From: cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com> To: v8 at audifans.com> Subject: Re: [V8] the new guy> > Yeah, I figured I'd probably do the timing belt just to be safe since i have> no way of knowing if it's ever been done (often shops will write the mileage> on the timing cover somewhere). And I remember reading somewhere that the> original estimate was 90k, but was revised to 60k. Trust me, after owning a> Corrado for 8 years, I'm definitely used to researching.> > II haven't had a chance yet to see all where it's leaking from, but I agree> that someone probably put in regular "red" power steering fluid at some> point.> > From what I've ready so far, I've already gotten pretty excited about owning> this car, even with all the problems. However, I like the grey (Titanium)> color so much more and the 5spd just makes it that much better. Plus it> probably needs far less work than the one I already have.> > From what I've described so far, does it sound like the $850 price tag on> mine worth it? I'm about $1400 into it so far ($850 to purchase, $350 in> parts, $100 for a shop to look at it, $100 title transfer). Should I keep> fixing it, or should I just part it and start over with a better one?> > On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Kneale Brownson <knealeski at sbcglobal.net>wrote:> > > Right. I meant to say that while Audi originally listed 90K miles for belt> > change, the concensus is it should be 60K.> >> > *lundabo at msn.com* wrote:> >> > Hi Kneale and Seamus....> >> > Read this thread after work today.> >> > Kneale, I think your 90k estimate for the belt is generous. Ours snapped> > at 77k, which ultimately led to the replacement of the engine. I agree on> > your braking advice.> >> >> >> _______________________________________________> Audifans V8 mailing list> Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com> Manage your list connection: http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/v8> > You can help keep the audifans site running by shopping at http://audifans.com/shop/> 

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