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Which would you guys rather buy?

  • Audi A4, or A6 turbos, or norm.

    Votes: 12 32.4%
  • BMW's : 745 Li's, or other sedans.

    Votes: 18 48.6%
  • Screw 'em both get a Porsche 928

    Votes: 7 18.9%
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Okay. I have been searching for a new car under $8,000, and I have found many great Audis, and BMW's, which are the only good cars, that are very reliable that I could find. Would you not buy either, if they were in good condition? Any way, I cannot deside which one I want to get. I am stuck between the Audi A4, and A6 turbos, and the 745 Li Bimmers, and others with V-8, and Flat sixes. Help!
 

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When you buy any German car you've only made a down payment. Parts, even including windshield wiper blades, are ridiculously expensive. An $8,000
Audi or Bummer (excuse me, Beamer) is often a disaster waiting to happen. Turbo? Now you're talking national defense budget level of spending to keep it running.
 

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No way the car in that picture is under $8,000. :shock: As a matter of fact, none of the cars you mentioned are anywhere near that price range, except maybe an older A4. Did you mean under $80,000?
 

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I owned a 1978 BMW 530i that I bought for $2000 with 48k miles on it in 1998. I sold the car in 2003 with over 150k miles on it and little to no repairs. My father's 1995 325is has over 150k miles on it and has just started to have a few minor problems. The 1982 Audi 5000 he owned before that had is still alive and well with another owner and has over 200k miles on it. I liebe deutscher autos, sie sind fantastische machinen. In the current market, considering price I would take the A-4 or a Volkswagen Passat/VR6 Jetta over a similarly priced BMW since the Audi or VW will be newer/fewer miles for the same price. Yes, parts can be expensive if you have a problem, however my experience with German cars has been so good that I would buy one again in a heartbeat.

I see that the car in the photo has OH plates on it. There are many good, reasonable german repair specialists in OH that I can recommend. Bavarian Motors in Cincinnati, Wade's Auto in Canton, and Layland Motors in Canton are all very good repair shops for classic or older german cars.
 

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8000 bucks?! That's only about 5600 Euros. BMW? Audi? If we're lucky, here's what we can get for that "much" money:



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Those cars for that kind of money,,
Have you been shopping in the salvage yards?
You'd be better off buying American.
 

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gary said:
8000 bucks?! That's only about 5600 Euros. BMW? Audi? If we're lucky, here's what we can get for that "much" money:



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Gary, I just left Germany in June 06' after three years of living there, and I know you can get more car than that for $8k! I doubt that the German inspectors would even let that on the road :) Where are you located? I lived in Kaiserslautern from 2003 through 2006.
 

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Gary, I just left Germany in June 06' after three years of living there, and I know you can get more car than that for $8k! I doubt that the German inspectors would even let that on the road :) Where are you located? I lived in Kaiserslautern from 2003 through 2006.
Otterberg.
 

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Near Kaiserlautern? That's not far at all, I used to drive through Otterberg every weekend on my way to the soaring club in Essweiler. Don't they have a good restaurant called the Blaues Haus in Otterberg?
 

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ChuBerry47 said:
Okay. I have been searching for a new car under $8,000, and I have found many great Audis, and BMW's, which are the only good cars, that are very reliable that I could find. Would you not buy either, if they were in good condition? Any way, I cannot deside which one I want to get. I am stuck between the Audi A4, and A6 turbos, and the 745 Li Bimmers, and others with V-8, and Flat sixes. Help!
Unfortunately, that bolded part is not true whatsoever. Best of luck in your search anyways... :?
 

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No way the car in that picture is under $8,000. :shock: As a matter of fact, none of the cars you mentioned are anywhere near that price range, except maybe an older A4. Did you mean under $80,000?

My cousin Just bought an A8 for 60K. If you look on autotrader, there are actually quite a few that you can find for that price, a half an hour away from where you live. Oh and that one in the picture is $9500, to be exact, and I could probably talk him down, but there are a few nicer Audis on there only ten minutes away from my house.
 

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stevesklar said:
928 dude.
i shoulda bought that 968 convertible in 1994

ok .. maintenance might be kinda high

Actually, it is not that expensive.

Oil Change every thirty thousand Miles, and new belt, which in all is about $200. Not bad at all.
 

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ChuBerry47 said:
Actually, it is not that expensive.

Oil Change every thirty thousand Miles, and new belt, which in all is about $200. Not bad at all.
Yeah right! Maybe when the cars were only a year old! Now you can pay for all the "unscheduled" maintenance!
 
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