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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,
> just food for thought.
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.