[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: A8s & Repairs (was V8 Quattro's)

On Thu, 7 Dec 1995 LToy@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 95-12-06 02:20:54 EST, HKravec@aol.com writes:
> >Hi, I have a 1990 V8 and would like to trade in for an A8...are there any
> >deals, rebates etc.???
> I know, I know, its all the rage (so WE think) and high tech and everything
> else.  How many of us REALLY want an A8?  Someone (an afficianado of German
> cars from Munchen) made a good point about the A8:  If, god forbid, you get
> into a collision of some kind, where do you take it for repairs?  Our
> existing collision repair infrastructure knows almost nothing about all
> aluminum autos.  Can we say EXPENSIVE?  Wait till the insurance companies
> figure out their risks on this one!  Sure, there's the NSX, but how many of
> them did Honda sell?  Supposedly, the A8 isn't doing too well in Europe,
> either.  
> just food for thought.
> --linus

Beyond expensive--how about having your $80,000 machine tied yp for 9 
months in the shop because there are no replacement part in the US, and 
the body shop cant really work in aluminum and your insurance company 
rep just had a heart attack at the size of the repair bill.

Bill Murin