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Old 03-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #331
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Found a complete 740 wagon to act as a parts donor for the current one. Should keep it going for another 600,000km.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:28 PM   #332
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:00 AM   #333
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Spotted here in OC.



Came from Arizona, on it's way somewhere.

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Old 11-20-2011, 01:35 PM   #334
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What's the opinion on a few year old Audi 2.0T AWD wagon? It's not RS6 sexy I know, but solid? Or do you just consider them a glorified VW with the same associated issues?
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:44 PM   #335
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What's the opinion on a few year old Audi 2.0T AWD wagon? It's not RS6 sexy I know, but solid? Or do you just consider them a glorified VW with the same associated issues?
If you can fit in one and can get it with a certified warranty, I'd go for it.

The 2.0T is plenty of motor for everything I need to do with a car, and gets good gas mileage all the time.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:17 PM   #336
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Spotted here in OC.



Came from Arizona, on it's way somewhere.


That was basicly the first car that I owned but it was actually a '69 Beaumont with a 350 in it. Great vehicle in that I could sleep in the back when I travelled. I always liked the lines of these GM products. 1976 was many years ago and this was the last GM that I owned.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:26 PM   #337
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If you can fit in one and can get it with a certified warranty, I'd go for it.

The 2.0T is plenty of motor for everything I need to do with a car, and gets good gas mileage all the time.
Is there not much room in there for the driver? I may go sit in it tomorrow, but the more I look at pictures, the more I'm not really into it. Probably needs premium gas with the turbo as well.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:41 AM   #338
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Is there not much room in there for the driver? I may go sit in it tomorrow, but the more I look at pictures, the more I'm not really into it. Probably needs premium gas with the turbo as well.
I have no space issue in either of our cars, but you are 6-7 inches taller than I am IIRC.

I use premium when the temps are above 60F, but regular the rest of the time. You could run regular all the time if you wanted.....the knock sensor will just roll back the timing if it pings.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:46 AM   #339
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This week I met a guy with a 90,000 mile A4 2.0t that had an oil pump failure. $ 8500 later. Sure, it's just one instance, I don't know if it's a regular thing.
There is an Audi dealer in Auto mall where I work and the Audi owners I meet who are there for service mention that they prefer to keep them while they're under warranty.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:00 AM   #340
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This week I met a guy with a 90,000 mile A4 2.0t that had an oil pump failure. $ 8500 later. Sure, it's just one instance, I don't know if it's a regular thing.

I've also read about an oil pump failure once on the Passat list. I think its actually a bolt in the chain drive system for the oil pump that fails (they had an issue with the same thing on VR6 motors), but of course that is still a ridiculous failure.
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:37 PM   #341
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:00 PM   #342
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Luv the wagon thread, got new wheels and tires on mine.

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Old 11-21-2011, 02:03 PM   #343
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"Volvo... will stop selling wagons in the U.S.... Volvo plans to soldier on with its well-regarded line of crossovers: ...XC70"


Is the XC70 not the AWD "cross country" version of the S80 wagon?

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Old 11-21-2011, 07:57 PM   #344
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Very unlikely. We don't get the cool stuff.


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Old 11-23-2011, 05:28 PM   #345
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Luv the wagon thread, got new wheels and tires on mine.
Nice XT ... what size rims and BFG AT's? Any tire clearance issues?

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