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Re: help me buy a car (cars?)
>I don't know what to do with my cars. We've got 2, the 88 Audi 90
>now at 90k miles - ultrareliable, looks great, but not a quattro,
>and the small trunk and leather seats make it impracticle for my
>wife (she's a teacher and hauls lots of books around). The other
>is my 1986 Jetta GLI, at 147k miles, handles and drives great,
>also ultrareliable, but short on power and age is starting to show
>in the form of some minor surface rust and peeling paint.
>I'll probably end up selling the Audi and getting her a 4x4 (what
>she wants) like a 89 Trooper or 90-92 4dr Sidekick/Tracker, or
>maybe a 4runner if I can find one at a reasonable price.
>I *should* keep the Jetta, since it's such a great car, but I'm at
>the point where I'd really like to revamp the whole thing, ie
>paint it, change suspension, etc, meaning spend some $ on it.
>But I really lust for a quattro - 87 red CSQ preferred, but I wouldn't
>sneeze at an 88/89 90Q either (cloth seats!).
I'm kinda in the same boat, Dan. My wife wants a 4WD Tracker, I say no way!
We'll get a 4kSQ to replace the autobox 4kS. She says no, she wants
automatic. Well sorry for her, no Geo is going in my VW garage! But for you
I recommend getting her what she wants and either keeping your Jetta and
doing the cheap mods, or sell it and get yourself a Quattro...which I'm sure
you will want to mod also.
Just my thoughts.
86 VW GTi
87 Audi 4KS
81 Audi 2-door 5+5