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Re: A4 Quattro
I thought this would raise some eyebrows. I think in the majority(not
all) of cases the parts and labor of audi dealers are higher than most
of the Japanese dealers. There are some japanese parts that are
higher. A mitsu steering box costs $1200. Much more than an Audi
I did generalize a bit on what audi drivers want. The people I know
with audis and I want higher levels of performance and workmanship.
As far as Audis being better consider this. How many screws and or
caps do you see exposed inside your audi. How solid does the door
feel when you shut it. How well are wires tied. If you are in a
dangerous situation and need to avoid an accident or take the path of
least resistance, which car would you rather be in?
Don't get me wrong, I am not anti japanese. I believe in a global
economy(no political discussions please). I think they make good
autos. But the majority of them seem to be built for the masses.
No offense, but I see so many miatas with hard tops(even in warm
weather), that I wonder why people buy them. I own a convertable and
the last time I put the soft-top up was when I could not drive fast
enough in the rain to keep it from coming in the cockpit.
Tim NJ 90CQ, 77Spitfire
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Subject: Re: A4 Quattro
Author: email@example.com (Eric Thorstenson) at Internet
Date: 4/25/96 11:10 AM
3. What upsets people is the cost of repairing Audis. Definately
higher than Japanese autos.
4. People who drive Audis demand a higher level of performance and
workmanship. Obviously better than japanese autos.
Re item 3: Not necessarily true. Cost of parts for timing belt job
on my Miata was roughly double that of the cost of parts for the
same job on my 5kS (including water pump on the Audi!)
Re item 4: This is a vast, unsubstantiated generalization, both in
terms of the drivers and the cars. 'Nuff said. (don't want to get riled...)
Eric T. '86 5kS