I think it is time to part with her. New S6 in the garage now , so if interested, 191K, Mint inside and Excellant outside, AC/Tuneup,all oil changes, due for timing belt , Front CV boots need replacing soon, Runs great, Not the fastest beast on the road , but respectable, awesome in the snow. e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org $$ whatever is fair?
10-22-2003, 06:48 PM
ok you have a brand new s6...VERY nice car (congrats by the way). why not keep the coupe as a winter car, and keep the s6 garaged so the sand doesnt get kicked all over it? this is assuming you can afford it and dont have a beater. just my 2 cents.
10-22-2003, 10:17 PM
The beater car is just as expensive to maintain as the "nice car"
I wish I could but it steve:-/
10-26-2003, 05:40 AM
I agree with both of you, but after putting 300K on my first Audi 90 5cyl, and now 50K on this Coupe 20V,I have suddenly become bored with it. Timing belt, rear shocks, CV boots need to be done. Mileage is only 22 MPG. My Coupe has been awesome but I have reached the point of moving on to keep the costs of maintenance down and insurance on the 2 cars. I prefer the S6 Avant on the highway, still dont crave it in the city so hope I am happy with the S for everything. If not, I am going to buy a new A4 Avant and keep the S6 AVant as my second car. Some of you might cringe on the thought of buying a new car but I have not done it in 15 years. It would be an insult to my S6 to drive it as a backup car to my new one, so might at that point try to find a new happy owner as the S is in mint condition. Steve
10-26-2003, 08:47 AM
There is a grey coupe running around that I see quite often - have exchanged waves on occation - I'm in the red coupe. But, it looks like a kid driving it.
10-27-2003, 09:48 AM
NO. My coupe is in mint condition exterior and Inside, but over the years seems either slower or I am getting used to it. Does yours kick off hard after 4,000 RPM's? Mine does not speed up much over 4K at all and I seem to remember it used to zoom harder? Up Vail and loveland pass on I 70 it seems to only do 70-75MPH on the highway on the hills at most. Can you do over that? on the flat highway 90 seems to be max.
10-27-2003, 05:06 PM
My coupe has had it's issues over the past few months, and maybe ever since I owned it (2 years now).
It's always had a hesitation between 3-4k, then really take off after 4k, almost like a turbo kicking in. Then, after the hesitation got worse, I replaced one knock sensor and the O2 sensor this summer, it got a little better. Then replaced the 2nd knock sensor a little over a month ago, still better but not perfect.
About a week after the 2nd knock sensor was replaced, I developed a random misfire. Sometimes would run "fine" others like total ****. Finally diagnosed a faulty injector, which I replaced this past Friday.
Now, my car is running pretty smooth all the way through the RPMs. No "kick" after 4k like before, which, now I'm thinking wasn't normal after all. It obviously still runs stronger above 4k, but its now a smooth delivery. I have'nt had this car in the mountains all year, so I can't comment on its performance going up the passes.
I think I need to replace the other 4 injectors as well, but I can't afford them at the moment. It still has a problem starting when warm - I think one or more of the other injectors are leaking.
The previous owner of my car was very anal and kept the car in immaculate condition. I'm not nearly as anal as he was, but I'm positive that my CQ is still probably one of the best looking ones around. Mechanically it's showing its age. In addition to the injectors, I'm buring oil in #3 through the valves, it has an alignment issue since I've owned it - two alignments and two sets of tires haven't cured it. It's either in the drivetrain or, I know its been in a wreck, it could be frame damage, possibly a dragging caliper, but I don't think so.
I've been very happy with my CQ, and up until I recently reviewed a new S4, haven't even thought of getting rid of it. If I could afford a new S4, I think the CQ would be gone tomorrow. :-)