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Re: pre purchase advice on 90 V8

	Wonderful cars, but not for the squeamish. If the part in question is
different from a 100/200 part, you can usually figure double as a starting
point. Most labor operations are more as well (R&I transmission is
something like 10 hours, and you don't want to know what a factory rebuilt

	88 80Q

> From: jimbo <q45@i2k.com>
> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: pre purchase advice on 90 V8
> Date: Tuesday, July 01, 1997 8:02 PM
> I will soon be looking at a 90 V8 quattro.  It has 110k on the speedo
> and per Autosport in Zeeland, MI, has a replacement engine with only 35K
> on it. I know they deal in wrecks and this would otherwise scare me, but
> checking with some people locally, including my neighbor who owns a
> frame straightening shop, they can be trusted.  My own recent experience
> with them also yields a pretty good up and up place.  SOmeone esle must
> like them, because they are on the good guys list.
> Other than all the stuff about electrical which is common to most 5000
> and up Audis and trans/final drive swapping spits, what should I look
> for? I know nothing about the quattro drive train.  Anything real common
> that is easily noticed?   A post in the archives indicated I should look
> for something with complete service records.  This has none. Is it a
> good idea to walk away?  They are asking $11,000, but indicated room to
> move.  I don't know if this is common to the V8, but it has all the
> toys, including little windshield wipers on the headlights.