[V8] the new guy

lundabo at msn.com lundabo at msn.com
Sun Aug 17 13:28:35 PDT 2008

Hi Ron, 
A8bil is my handle on AW.  Don't post there often.  
S8s do have sport suspension and they have nice, smooth power, but they are very different from the V8.  A much more isolated ride.
Unfortunately, I can't re-think the V8.  I've got a kid going to college, I've already got 4 cars, one of which is a project (Jaguar xke), and I've got no room for the V8.   Something has got to give/go and the V8 is my only choice.  Wife drives her Merc, kids can't drive the stick, I've got my A8L, which is running perfectly but will get me squat on re-sale...so the V8 has got to go.
Would love for it to go to an enthusiast.
> Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 06:17:38 -0700> From: ron_01056 at yahoo.com> Subject: RE: [V8] the new guy> To: lundabo at msn.com> CC: v8 at audifans.com> > Yes I have heard the same thing.... I know a few people on the AW D2 forum ;-)> I got to drive a local AW listers... maybe you seen him post Paul K? Not his screen name... I think it's pkrasusky (sfest fame) But,> I got to drive his & it was crazy! Instant power, the responce was incredible. Seemed like it came on @ 1,500rpm. Handled great for stock, I guess these cars have sport suspension?> & I know Tozo... didn't he put a 6sp in his? But if I was to descide to get such a beast I would aquire the rite parts for a 6sp swap & BUWAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAAA ;-)> But,> you'd have to drag me kicking & screaming from my D11 V8 5sp. I'll be barried in that car!> > But, man you've been posting up a storm! Changing your mind a bit about selling your car? :-)> & whats your AW screen name?> > Ron> > > --- On Sun, 8/17/08, lundabo at msn.com <lundabo at msn.com> wrote:> > > From: lundabo at msn.com <lundabo at msn.com>> > Subject: RE: [V8] the new guy> > To: ron_01056 at yahoo.com, "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at comcast.net>> > Cc: v8 at audifans.com> > Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 1:10 AM> > Careful, Ron, on any D2 A8/S8...I posted a couple days ago> > about the tranny problems. I know some people have avoided> > the problems, but not many. It seems to be a design defect.> > Rebuilt trannies will run you about $4,500, unless you live> > near Chicago. There's a guy there who goes by the name> > of Tozo on Audiworld who rebuilds them for about $3,200 and> > is very in tune with upgrades, etc. Everyone who has used> > him is very happy with his work.> > > > Cheers > > > > Bill> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 20:04:13 -0700> From:> > ron_01056 at yahoo.com> To: kentmclean at comcast.net> CC:> > v8 at audifans.com> Subject: Re: [V8] the new guy> >> > > > > --- On Sat, 8/16/08, Kent McLean> > <kentmclean at comcast.net> wrote:> > > From:> > Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net>> > Subject:> > Re: [V8] the new guy> > To: "V8-list"> > <v8 at audifans.com>> > Date: Saturday, August 16,> > 2008, 9:50 PM> > Ron Wainwright wrote:> > > A> > Black on Tav popped up in Syracuse on AF last week> >> > Kent.> > > & aren't 200 20v's going for> > cheap now a> > days anyway?..... LOL> > >> > > Saw it. I figure the maintenance needed on that one> > would> > easily> > eat up the difference in> > price.> > > > Everything's cheap these days.> > Have you priced S8s?> > > > -- > > Kent> > McLean> > '99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic,> > :)> > '91 200 TQA #1, backup car> > '94> > 100 S Avant, "Moody", now with a new> >> > owner> > '91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2> >> > '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke> >> > Yup, actually there is a "01" S8 that popped up on> > AF's again for $13,000'ish.> I do not like the> > interior color... but the exterior color looks a lot like> > Cyclamen.> & as far as the Black/Tav 5sp.... the guy> > says he's moving & can't bring the car. So maybe> > the price reflects his NEED to sell the car before he moves> > & not necessarily the condition of the car. & in> > that case I bet he'd even drop the price a bit more.>> > I really hate to call him & ask/grill him... cause I> > just might drive away with it.> > Ron> > >> > > _______________________________________________>> > 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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