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Some people don't like Audis...

Hi All,

Got the following email when I posted to 
rec.autos.makers.vw.watercooled about buying a 1981 80 5+5.  Thought 
it made interesting reading given the guy is a VW enthusiast.

> Be careful!!  I am an avid VW fan after owning one for almost 5 
years ('81
> Jetta, 165000 miles).  I found a great deal on an Audi 5000 (as we 
call them)
> turbo; then I found out why.  Every %&$*#% day something broke on 
that piece
> of junk, and repair costs (parts) are outrageously expensive.  I 
would assume
> they are expensive there too.  That was the worst car I ever owned; 
but what
> makes it interesting is that I have talked to about 10 or 11 people 
who had a
> similar experience.  I cannot find one person who had an Audi of 
any sort who
> would ever do so again (except new ones with a warranty).  They 
drive nicely,
> but they are JUNK.  Heed my warning.....

BTW:  In my continuing quest for an 80 (4000) I have just driven a 
1986 model with the K-Jet 1.8 which I quite liked.  However, it's an 
auto, and I am wanting to know, why do some autos vibrate when idling 
in gear, and some not?  Probably an elementary question, but is it 
generally engine mounts or tuning or what?


Luke Vinogradov    Driving Simulation Group
Monash University Accident Research Centre
Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC 3168  AUSTRALIA
Email: lukev@its-menz.cc.monash.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9905 5545  Fax: +61 3 9905 5446