[rescue] Cisco hardware quest
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
> Patrick Giagnocavo
> patrick at zill.net
> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
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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