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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raptor wrote:
This might be worth a look:

http://forums.quattroworld.com/classifieds-vehicles/msgs/29652.phtml


Shit, man...I kinda want to buy that thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

B6 A4 1.8t 6mt - 124k - $6500
Pittsburgh



http://forums.quattroworld.com/classifieds-vehicles/msgs/29685.phtml

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty nice. Cheap enough you could throw a new clutch at it, if it hasn't had one yet.

Also, Dolphin Gray. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What better way to boost the mystique of The Man Who Owns All The Suits?

http://bringatrailer.com/2015/10/31/350-hp-per-ton-plus-audi-turbo-swapped-1971-lotus-europa/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


2003 Mercedes CL600 V12 bi-turbo. 51k miles, $24.9k
$107k discount for 12 years and 51k? Not bad.

It might be a little slow to make your list though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet those seats are all kind of comfy, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I may be in a similar boat soon. About two weeks ago, started hearing a ticking/tapping around 2500rpm. Had the car looked at and they said, there is definitely a noise happening, and it's internal to the engine, so there was no diagnosis. Their recommendation was replacing the engine for ~$5k. Unfortunately, at nearly 170k miles, my '07 Sonata is not worth that much.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aight...what's your price range and what sort of features are you looking for?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea. Just commiserating at this point. I'll probably just go out looking and pick something that looks good.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrypeaches wrote:
Looks like I may be in a similar boat soon. About two weeks ago, started hearing a ticking/tapping around 2500rpm. Had the car looked at and they said, there is definitely a noise happening, and it's internal to the engine, so there was no diagnosis. Their recommendation was replacing the engine for ~$5k. Unfortunately, at nearly 170k miles, my '07 Sonata is not worth that much.


Yep that's a noise, you should replace the engine... Sounds legit. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The actual service notes are a bit more descriptive, but basically they were telling me, the cost of them opening the engine up to diagnose the issue would be similar in cost to just putting in a different engine. I mean feel free to offer an alternative, but my mechanical ability is limited, and I certainly have no way to undertake the problem myself.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have trouble thinking about how you would spend 5k diagnosing an issue on a relatively simple engine. 500-1k sure. If there was more to it, than don't worry too much about it. I'm obviously lacking substantial data.

If you do figure out what you're looking for I'd be happy to keep an eye out for it on the other boards I frequent.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrypeaches wrote:
The actual service notes are a bit more descriptive, but basically they were telling me, the cost of them opening the engine up to diagnose the issue would be similar in cost to just putting in a different engine. I mean feel free to offer an alternative, but my mechanical ability is limited, and I certainly have no way to undertake the problem myself.


I believe it. after my engine died, i was getting the same responses from garages. for them to crack open to case (rod knock, spun bearings. this may be the sound that his car is making) minimum $5K. For pete's sake, laurel wanted $4200 just to swap the engine, not opening it up. everyone said if I was going to go the rebuilding route, I'd be better off just swapping the whole motor for the cost. Hence why I shipped a race motor from cali for $3300.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think people are just assuming they're going the whole way down the rabbit hole and quoting accordingly. It's probably a wise practice.
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