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Reply to information on my search for urQ-Coupe

In message <9706088684.AA868402280@genchip.uunet.ca> "Mike Hopton" writes:

>      There are a few differences between the ur-qs imported to the US and 
>      Canada between '81 and'86. The '85 and '86 model years are generally 
>      considered better buys (note '86's are quite rare :^). As Phil will 
>      confirm the cars were hand built and I doubt any two were identical 
>      off the production line.

Absolutely true.  The "quattro build team" was 48 people, and they built around 
three cars a day.

>      6) Some late model '85s and '86s may have plastic trunk (boot) lid.

This isn't, as many say, a "permanent" change.  From late 1985 onwards, they 
used what appears to have been a random mixture of plastic and steel.

>      10) Canadian models have 240kmph speedo, early US ones have 85mph 
>          speedo, not sure if this was changed?

Hahahahaha!!! 85???

>      Maintenance is extremely expensive, I honestly think it's more 
>      expensive running an ur-q than a Porsche. If your not prepared to work 
>      on the car yourself and shop around for parts then you better have 
>      lots of $$$$.

Erm - yes.  GBP38 today, for a new throttle switch.  GBP110 yesterday, for a 
new system and control pressure regulator.  GBP9 the day before, for a new 
headlight adjuster arm and clip.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club