Audi - Plan B

Dan DiBiase d_dibiase at
Tue Jul 12 04:53:35 PDT 2011

Yes, I specifically meant the Audi CPO warranty, not a private one. I haven't 
heard a lot of good things about aftermarket warranties. They
seem to have a lot of loopholes.

Mercedes isn't owned by a Chinese company, it is still German (with some Saudi 
Arabia thrown in, I think...). Volvo is owned by a Chinese
company. Don't know what that means for them in the long-term, although I guess 
if you don't make your sales quota, you could be shot... ;-)
I do like the new S40.

I used to like the Acura TSX and TL (my second choice to my A4 was the 2004 TSX, 
which I really liked; sometimes I wonder if I made the right
choice, usually when paying for a repair ;) but they have really destroyed the 
styling of their entire line. M-B I was never crazy about, and I do
like BMW's but ever since the 'flame surfacing' restyling of the early 2000's, I 
find them ugly (except for the 1-Series).

I was looking at new cars recently and the only thing I really seem to love is 
the new A4! Too bad it's out of my price range for the moment, with
2 kids in college...

 Dan D
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA

From: Fay Kelley <iceisit at>
To: quattro at
Sent: Mon, July 11, 2011 11:31:52 PM
Subject: Re: Audi - Plan B

> Fay, this seems like the best solution for you. Personally, I don't think I 
>would buy a used (newer) Audi unless it was a CPO car.

Thanks Dan ~

I talked to a woman in our office who
lived in the Southeast,
Atlanta, I think she said, and she bought a Lexus
fairly newish with a warranty ... but it
wasn't a Lexus warranty.

When she got to the Lexus dealership in
N. Scottsdale they would not honor
it even tho she told them that they
would immediately give her a valid credit
card over the phone !

So that was yet another lesson not to purchase
one that is not provided by Audi.

And with the Certified P O Audis I don't need
to purchase a warranty as it is included in the

Now I know how a lot of guys on our list feel
about the dealerships ... but we don't have
any 5-star German import shops around here
in this little rural community.  I have given this
a lot of thought and I really want an Audi.

I considered Infinity, Lexus, Acura, but they
just don't hold the appeal.   I don't like the
grill design on the BMW, and Mercedes is
owned by China I think, or is that Volvo?
Neva mind

Anyways, I'm hopelessly in love, LOL

Nite all !

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