[rescue] Cisco hardware quest

Erie Patsellis erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Fri Feb 15 23:45:10 CST 2008

Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2008, at 9:16 PM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
>> On Feb 15, 2008, at 9:11 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
>>> It's like what happened on my 1999 Audi A8.  Audi said there was no 
>>> reason to replace the trans fluid, ever, that it was a "lifetime 
>>> fluid" good for the transmission's lifetime.
>>> Which was true, in that when the fluid degraded the transmission 
>>> would reach the end of its lifetime shortly thereafter and would be 
>>> no good.    All the cars that are having problems are past thei Audi 
>>> warranty period.
>> You had a D2 A8, too? We had one for 3 or 4 years and drove it until 
>> it blew up (head gasket.) God love Audi depreciation, providing 
>> badass cars at cheap prices to the masses.
> We recently had some snow here in PA - I drove the A8 and was 
> impressed by the quattro grip in spite of having crappy Goodyear 
> Eagles on it.
> Once I buy the wife an SUV, negating her ability to override my choice 
> of vehicle, I will be looking for a 2003-ish TT quattro, I think - the 
> A8 is just a huge vehicle and most of the time I drive alone or with 1 
> passenger.  Then again I may fix the transmission and keep the car for 
> a few years - dropping into 3rd and rocketing to 80mph is quite a 
> feeling!
> Cordially
> Patrick Giagnocavo
> patrick at zill.net
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Glad I'm not alone, I've been driving Audis for the last 15 years, first 
4000Q/5000TQ now a 200TQ. I can only imagine how nice one with less than 
100K on would be. You know you're hooked when you get up at 4 in the 
morning to get to the virgin snow!


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