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re: 90 Quattro Coupe

Friday, 7 April, Cindy Byers wrote:

      Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 08:49 EDT
      Subject: 90 Quattro Coupe
      I need you, the experts, opinion.  I have someone interested in 
      purchasing my1990 Quattro Coupe.  It has 63,400 miles, all the 
      options, which I think is standard, and is in fairly good shape.  
      It could use 2 new headlight brackets. (One busted when I bought 
      it, one I busted when I clipped a snow bank).  What is my car 
      worth?  I have been looking at trading it in on an Eaglon Talon 
      AWD and the local delarships (Central PA) only want to give me 
      $9000 or $10,000 for it.  Which I feel is TOTALLY ridiculous.  
      They don't "want" my car, they feel that they will not be able to 
      sell it.  If anyone knows anything about Audi's they should be 
      happy to get it.  Anyway, I was thinking of asking $14,000-
      $14,500 if I sold it.  Is this fair?  Too high?  Too low? I would 
      love to hear anyone's opinion on this.  Thanks.
      Cindy Byers
      Staff Assistant

Cindy: I also own a 1990 Coupe Quattro.  I paid about $13K for it May of 
last year.  Car has everything but the cold weather (Heated Seats, Door 
locks, and Washers).  Book value was also about $13k - so figuring that 
you intend to trade the car $9-10k probably is about ball park (nomex 

Regarding your crash damage - Headlight brackets are about $100 from 
Carlsen Audi (800) 523-2408 ask for Linda. Tell her that you're from the 
quattro internet list, and she'll give you a nice discount from the 
usual dealer gouge. Note the headlights are also over $100- I hope that 
they don't have to be replaced.

The real question is: why the compelling need to trade in the coupe - 
according to many members on the list, audis don't get broken-in until 
100k miles !  Granted the Talon is a nice coupe, but the build quality 
cannot compare, and the Coupe has alot more room!  The longer you own an 
audi, the more you appreciate  the details...

Yes, I am biased.  And experienced in headlight repair.

Peter Schulz
1990 Coupe Q 73k miles... still going