Audi - Plan B
d_dibiase at yahoo.com
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...
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA
From: Fay Kelley <iceisit at earthlink.net>
To: quattro at audifans.com
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?
Anyways, I'm hopelessly in love, LOL
Nite all !
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