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Re: Door handle

Your OEM (read factory installed) door handle broke, didn't it.  So have 
about 5 of my VW door handles.  So have probably at least 150 or so door 
handles on this list.  I'm not trying to be smart (believe me, there's no 
chance of that), but I sure wouldn't fork over EXTRA bucks hoping to get 
a door handle that'll last.  Buy the cheap one.  Heck, the OEM handle 
would have to last 1.65625 times as long as the aftermarket one to be 
worth it.  This is one of the very few instances that I wouldn't get my 
hopes up for a genuine Audi part.  

Jeremy R. King
'86 VW Quantum GL5
Auburn University, Alabama, USA

On Mon, 8 Apr 1996, Paul Luevano wrote:

> Warning: 	This post contains no reference to cars in movies, the legal 
> 		system, or car stereo upgrades. :)
> 	Looking for a little advice (who isn't). The drivers door handle on my '87 5k
> just broke on Saturday, just in time for the (ARRRHHHGGG) snow.  This means I'm
> having to open my door fron the passagers side.  Bummer.  Anyway, just called
> Clair Audi, they have a OEM handle for $53 and an aftermarket one for $32.  My
> question, does anyone have any experiance with aftermarket handles?  Are they
> more or less prone to breakage vs. the OEM model?  Is it worthwhile to shell
> out the additional $20 for OEM, or should I pocket the change and go AM?
> TIA.
> -- 
> _______________________________________________________________________________
> Paul Luevano							  '94 CBR 600F2
> prl@ptc.com							  '87 5KCSTQ
> Waltham, MA USA							  '86 5KCST
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