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Old 01-03-2003, 07:01 PM
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Been over in the Audi forum, and a fella got a thread going about Audi diesels.(a real love/hate thing) I mentioned I have a Benz diesel, and that got a couple guys saying they were looking for a Benz diesel. I referred them over here, and bragged about what a great bunch we have here!
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Old 01-03-2003, 08:23 PM
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Old 01-03-2003, 08:56 PM
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Delete all the 'Audis suck' threads!

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Old 01-03-2003, 09:01 PM
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LOL - An Audi is the only car I have ever thrown a rod in. Mid 70's 100 series something. It was my dad's - pulled it into the garage and told him that it was making alot of noise. He has not owned anything foreign made since and trades every 3 years . I've been real tempted to pick him up a really nice early 80's 300SD.
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Old 01-03-2003, 10:46 PM
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LOL - An Audi is the only car I have ever thrown a rod in. Mid 70's 100 series something.
Those Audi 100LS's were awful cars. Can't believe they stayed in buisness with those things. When I worked in a wrecking yard (about 1983 or '84) we were one of the few yards around with lot's of german cars, and soon as we got in another 100LS, it was picked clean it seems. The automatic trannies went first if they still worked. I think they learned from Fiat how to (not) build cars!
My early '80's Audi have been great cars on the other hand. The early 5-cylinder engines are bullet proof, and the trannies last forever. You just need to like to fix electrical gremlins
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Old 01-03-2003, 11:13 PM
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My early '80's Audi have been great cars on the other hand. The early 5-cylinder engines are bullet proof, and the trannies last forever. You just need to like to fix electrical gremlins
I hear you on that one, the 3 5000s's I had never had engine or transmission problems. They always had electrical problems, or problems with sensors. One of them had problems with radiators.

I have been so tempted to buy another Audi, but keep reminding myself about all those problems I had.
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Old 01-03-2003, 11:26 PM
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I hear you on that one, the 3 5000s's I had never had engine or transmission problems. They always had electrical problems, or problems with sensors. One of them had problems with radiators.
I have been so tempted to buy another Audi, but keep reminding myself about all those problems I had.
I remember you had a few on your signature list. I had always heard that after '84 they really went downhill, but picked up a '86 5000. Bad mistake. Had it about 3 months and dumped a couple thou into it before dumping it for another POS, my wifes Chrysler Cirrus.
I've got a couple Coupe Gt's now, and have no idea how many miles they have. Odometers died years ago. The '82 I've had for about 7 years now, and have run the snot out of it. It's seen redline on the tach alot. It still burns no oil and has great oil pressure. Trannie is still very solid.
Had a '83 5000, and last I heard the kid I sold it to 3 or 4 years ago with over 200k on it is still driving it.
If you get another, look for a well cared for 5cyl model from before '84, and should be a fairly dependable car(except for electricals of course )
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Old 01-03-2003, 11:37 PM
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I had always heard that after '84 they really went downhill
From 1984 to 1986ish they had a lot of major problems, mostly electrical. Many of the other sytems had a few problems, but it was mostly electrical stuff. The 1984s that I had are probally the worst for these problems.
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Old 01-05-2003, 10:01 AM
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Had a 79 5000, what a POS.

But, it sure was a comfy car, and drove great!

But it was made of poorly constructed VW parts, door handles broke, heads warped, dash cheesy, switches crummy, etc.

After 1986, the cars were much improved, as were Jaguars...!
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Old 01-05-2003, 02:25 PM
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My first car

My first car was a '74 100LS automatic. I got it for $650 and should have known better. I thought it was cool back then to own a german car. Although it took me through high school, I was forever working on that POS. It had also a blown headgasket that leaked coolant onto the engine. I used to remember when I lived in New Mexico and got ready to go to school every morning, it would leave a trail of steam before the thermostat opened up, this was especially true during the winter time. It even had an 8-track tape player!

It had those inboard disc brakes, as Bill mentioned. Why on earth did they do that?

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Inboard discs (rotors) are certainly not unique to the Audi.
All the Jaguars had them of course, but also my Alfa GTV6, Citroen DS, and probably some Italian exotics. Not to mention many racing cars.

It was done to reduce unsprung weight, simple as that.
When you combine this with light alloy wheels, you get a wonderful combination of dampening control and plush ride.

Compare the ride of a 108 and a 123 and you can understand the benefits too. The 108 has a very heavy axle going up and down with heavy steel wheels and wheel covers.
Compare that with the light weight of the 123 open shaft axle, and alloy wheels.

Or watch an american brand pick-up go over a bunch of stutter bumps and then watch a Citroen or an Audi go over it. On the pick-up you will probably see the rear end actually move off line!
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