[V8] Report from the Front: no surprises

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Wed May 7 18:41:27 PDT 2008

 "Roger Woodbury" <rmwoodbury at roadrunner.com> writes:
> worth the effort.  Obvious moral to the story to begin with, is 
> NEVER, and I
> mean NEVER buy one of these cars that has lived extensively above 
> the rust
> belt...IE:  New England or upstate New York....

Not my experience at all with Audi's, and specifically the type 44. 
These cars almost NEVER go to the bone yard because of body or rust
issues.  When there is a rust issue, it's because of previous body work
most of the time.  Quattro is the 2nd compelling reason to own an older
Audi, #1 (for those like me who hate bodywork) has always been the
galvanized panels and the high quality of all fasteners.  Well, maybe
almost all, with the biggest exception being the two screws that hold on
the TPS.  

Have to remember that there's a lot of coast line out there, all of it
bordering very salty water.  Aside from a garage queen owned by the guy
next door, you can never be sure.

After sorting every little thing like you did on the wagon and driving
for a while, should you decide to sell I will make an insulting offer and
quote the above as the reason it ain't worth squat. ;-p

FWIW - I've never had ONE issue with the V8Q or any of the rest of the
fleet which was salt belt related.  If this wasn't the case, I would have
been rings decades ago.
"In my many years I have come to a conclusion
that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, 
and three or more is a congress."

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